Southport, NC
Custom Tour

Departs from

Departs from Cape Fear Regional Jetport (KSUT)
4345 Airport Road SE – Southport, NC

  • Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

Our custom tours in Southport, NC, are only available to be scheduled over the phone given the range of services available. Please note our Southport tours are available via both helicopter and airplane.

Please Note: Helicopter tours are only available at our Southport, NC location.

Airplane | Helicopter

Southport Custom Tour

Our custom tour offering is the perfect opportunity to see North Carolina’s coast from the sky above. Whether it be date night, a real estate showcasing session, or a gender reveal, High Tide Aviation looks forward to making your event even more special.


Tour Ideas

  • Date Night
  • Birthday Gifts
  • Wedding Proposals
  • Gender Reveals
  • Scattering Ashes
  • Real Estate Showcasing
  • Event Photography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Aerial Photography Sessions
  • Promotional Videos
  • Construction Progress Filming
  • Documentary Videography
  • Aerial Videography Sessions
  • … and more!

Please call the Southport office phone to schedule your tour today!


Come Fly Over

Southport, NC

Our Southport location is conveniently located at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Southport, North Carolina. Here, you’ll find our tour operations and our flight school training pilots across the southeast coast. Come visit us today!

Select from the tours below


Southport, NC

Cape Fear Passport

Comprehensive aerial tour of Southport's landmarks.

  • 35 minutes of flight
  • 50 miles of coastline
  • Airplane or helicopter
starting at:
$ 180
per person

Southport, NC

Beach Lover

Extensive tour of over 50 miles of beautiful beaches.

  • 60 minutes of flight
  • 85 miles of coastline
  • Airplane or helicopter
starting at:
$ 300
per person

Southport, NC

Bald Head Island

Tour the serene Bald Head Island from above.

  • 20 minutes of flight
  • 30 miles of coastline
  • Helicopter or airplane
starting at:
$ 120
per person

Southport, NC

Lighthouses Tour

Discover the historic lighthouses of Oak Island and Bald Head Island.

  • 12 minutes of flight
  • 15 miles of coastline
  • Helicopter or airplane
starting at:
$ 80
per person

Southport, NC

Oak Island

Aerial views of Oak Island’s lighthouses and shipwrecks.

  • 20 minutes of flight
  • 30 miles of coastline
  • Helicopter or airplane
starting at:
$ 120
per person

Southport, NC

Custom Tour

Create your own adventure over Southport’s diverse landscapes

  • Custom flight time
  • Custom mileage
  • Helicopter or airplane
Based on custom tour details


Frequently asked questions


Where can I take a helicopter tour?

Helicopter tours are available in Southport. It's a beautiful location offering stunning views and an unforgettable experience.


How many passengers are needed for a tour?

The number of passengers required for a tour depends on the type of aircraft:

  • Helicopter tours require 2 to 3 passengers.
  • Cessna tours can accommodate between 1 and 3 passengers.

Is there a weight limit for the tour?

Yes, the combined weight limit for all passengers is 550 pounds. This ensures a safe and comfortable experience for everyone on board.


What is the minimum age requirement for a tour?

Children aged 3 years and older are required to have their own ticket for the tour.


Are headsets included in the tour?

Yes, headsets are included in the tour. They allow you to communicate with the pilot and other passengers, ensuring you don't miss any of the commentary or exciting details during the tour.