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Chelsea LittletonChelsea Littleton
02:14 19 Apr 22
Bobby was a great pilot and really made the flight that much more enjoyable! Definitely would recommend
Catrine GieryCatrine Giery
14:15 05 Dec 21
We had a very enjoyable lighthouse sightseeing airplane tour! The online booking was easy, and the small airport and the airplane were clean and comfortable. Easy parking. It was our first flight in such an airplane, and we felt in safe hands. The views were magnificent. Definitely recommend for a unique experience. The price was very reasonable too.
Dean GDean G
13:11 25 Sep 21
Absolutely a fantastic experience. Jessica was a terrific pilot and guide. We have been here almost 20 years and it was nice seeing this beautiful area from the air. I would HIGHLY recommend the helicopter tour. Thank you Jessica for making this a wonderful anniversary for us.
Doniesha PurnellDoniesha Purnell
16:45 15 Jul 21
My husband said it was the best birthday he ever had on his first time riding the helicopter
Destiny NewellDestiny Newell
18:46 22 Mar 20
If I could rate 10 stars I would 🙌🏼 First time ever riding in an helicopter.Willis thank you so much for the experience it was unbelievable!
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  • star rating  Justin was great, we’ll educated and made the flight fun, well worth the money!

    Would definitely fly again

    madisoncameron
    June 18, 2022

    star rating  Best tour I’ve ever been on! The pilot was very informative and friendly. I would recommend this to anyone that loves flying or want a change of scenery

    Steelshotzer0
    June 17, 2022

    star rating  Wonderful flight over St Simon and Jekyll Islands. Our pilot Nic gave us a great tour with commentary about what we saw.

    Q8449HTterryf
    April 24, 2022
  • star rating  We did the custom tour and Nov treated us well. We saw all of St Simons along with Little St Simons, Sea Island and Cumberland Island. He had... read more

    sandrasY625CF
    March 24, 2022

Bobby was a great pilot and really made the flight that much more enjoyable! Definitely would recommend.

-Chelsea L.

I took my daughter on a helicopter Discovery Flight. We both loved it. She flew the helicopter using all 3 controls. If we lived nearby, she would definitely take helicopter flight training from High Tide Aviation. Willis was a great instructor and encouragement to her! Now, I want to do it!

-David R.

Great flight school. Keith Blackmon MEI really knows what he is doing and will train you to be a very skilled and confident multi-engine pilot. Excellent time with High Tide Aviation!

-Towns S.

The pilot was so patient and made me feel at ease at all times. Was very attentive to give the experience that was important to me! Thank you!

-Kathi G.

Life is too short to fly commercial and be treated like dirt. Fly High Tide Aviation and set your own schedule. Be treated like an appreciated customer flown by folks who love what they do. When it works, it works.

-George B.

I have flown with Jessica for professional aerial photography and for pleasure. Thankful to have them here at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport.

-Zeb S.

Booked the Golden Isles tour. Had an awesome time flying with Will. Unforgettable experience!!! I am definitely going back, so I can take my 9 year old. Remember – tip your pilot!

-Dave O.

From start to finish, this was such an incredible experience. Our pilot, Richard, was AWESOME!!! Very personable & nice. The flight was amazing, & Richard was very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!!

-Jennifer S.

We flew from the Frying Pan Tower to base with Jessica. Very nice and friendly staff. Thanks everyone with High Tide Aviation!

-Joel W.

I had a great experience at High Tide Aviation! Did the $99 intro flight for a 30th birthday treat, and loved every second. It also gave me a greater appreciation for helicopter pilots because it’s not as easy as I imagined! I’m guessing I was in the air for about 30 minutes, which was about what I expected. It’s a tiny, two-seater helicopter, so room for you and the instructor. You get an intro to flying before getting in the helicopter, run through all the safety/preparatory checks before/after the flight and have a chance to steer the helicopter. I was given the option to spend more time manning the helicopter or enjoying more scenery over the ocean (with less hands-on time); I opted for more steering practice which was great, but my friend who went right after me opted for the “scenic route” and loved her choice as well. We both had a great experience.

-A K.

I highly recommend High Tide Aviation! I had a wonderful experience taking a sunset tour! Jessica is a knowledgeable guide and excellent pilot!

-Big I.

If I could rate 10 stars, I would. It was my first time ever riding in an helicopter. Willis, thank you so much for the experience. It was unbelievable!
-Destiny H.

We had a very enjoyable lighthouse sightseeing airplane tour! The online booking was easy, and the small airport and the airplane were clean and comfortable. Easy parking. It was our first flight in such an airplane, and we felt in safe hands. The views were magnificent. Definitely recommend for a unique experience. The price was very reasonable, too.

-Catrine G.

My son and I did a road trip to the Wilmington, NC area for the first time, and I had no idea what to do. We chose an aerial tour with High Tide Aviation, and it was the right decision! Willis in the office took great care of us, and our pilot, Brandon, was excellent. This was my son’s first time in a plane, and they both helped us create a special memory. Thanks for everything, and if we get back, we’ll stop again for another tour – maybe the helicopter.

-Mark C.

Outstanding people. Cannot thank all of you enough for a great day. Thank you, Juan, for everything. Cannot wait to fly again.

-Ed B.

Had an amazing experience!! First time me and wife had been out together as a couple for years. Thank you, guys, for giving us some great memories!!

-Brandon C.

Wonderful flight with Richard yesterday – even got to “help” on the way home, which was fabulous! Informative and fun; this will be something I’ll be doing again! Yes, I want to take flying lessons, but first, going to give the helicopter a try, too!

-Leslie Ann J.

We had an amazing flight today with Richard! Something we will be doing again!

-Tiffany P.

Flew with Jessica. Took my granddaughters up for a flight. Had her provide aerial video support for my charter business advertising. A very skilled and safety-oriented pilot. Very knowledgeable about points of interest around her operating area.

-Tom H.

You know when I started reading the reviews on High Tide Aviation of South Port, I realized they were all written by people sightseeing. I started to look elsewhere for my flying lessons. Then, I reasoned if they could put up with a bunch of gawking tourists, surely they could handle one little old lady with the itch to fly. OMG, what an experience! Matt introduced me to a wonderful Cessna (I left it in the condition I found it), which I got to fly. Everything was explained while we were flying, but he also emphasized that I should look around, take it all in, and enjoy the experience. I can’t explain the sensation I felt with my hands on the controls, but it sure has been difficult to wipe the grin off my face. Promise, if learning to fly is on your bucket list, I know the perfect place. Heck, I may even learn to fly a helicopter. I give this 2 thumbs up.

-Phyllis P.

My husband said it was the best birthday he ever had on his first time riding in the helicopter.

-Doniesha P.

We totally enjoyed the experience. We were surprised how much we could see during 30 minutes. It was cool to fly over our house in Kure Beach as well as around Bald Head Island, etc. Very knowledgeable pilot, who used to fly marine helicopters, made us feel very safe and further enlightened about what we saw.

-Hans S.

High Tide Aviation is very professional, knowledgeable and gives amazing tours!
-Gail M.

Absolutely a fantastic experience. Jessica was a terrific pilot and guide. We have been here almost 20 years, and it was nice seeing this beautiful area from the air. I would HIGHLY recommend the helicopter tour. Thank you, Jessica, for making this a wonderful anniversary for us.

-Dean G.

Brandon and High Tide Aviation provided my mom and I the best experience! The hour-long tour was excellent, hitting every highlight along the coast. From lighthouses to the Battleship North Carolina, we saw it all. Their service and communication was awesome, and booking the tour was simple and easy. Thank you for helping us create great memories!

-Mary B.

We had an amazing tour over one of our favorite places – Saint Simons Island. Thank you so much for the awesome experience and a lifelong memory!

-Carrie B.

Our extended family came down to Ocean Isle Beach to celebrate my in-laws’ 50th anniversary. I called High Tide Aviation to see if they could accommodate us, and they organized an incredible tour for everyone on two Cessna 172s and one Robinson R44 helicopter! As a commercial pilot myself, I got to fly my kids and in-laws on their first flights over beautiful Cape Fear and Bald Head Island. Dan, Richard, Brandon, and Jessica were the ultimate professionals and tour guides. Thank you for the memorable experience, High Tide Aviation!

-Tom P.

I, my son, and his friend planned to fly, and we came a day early by mistake, but it was certainly not a mistake. More than willing to arrange and accommodate my miscommunication. Met with the pilot by the name of Richard; he could not have been a nicer gentleman there. Howie, who flew Airforce One for presidents Carter and Bush, runs the show – very considerate and mannerly. What a great learning experience for our teenage children. Southern hospitality at its best. The experience is worth it. Thank you, Richard, for an amazing day. 

-Christy W.

Will was a great pilot. Friendly and told of sites we were flying over. Clean, safe, knowledgeable. I highly recommend flying with them.

-Lois M.

Two great rides with them over the past couple of years. Awesome to see the island from a different viewpoint.

-Ali Z.

My three sons and I took a helicopter tour this past weekend with High Tide Aviation. The three boys went with Daniel, and I went with Shelby. I cannot express in words how much fun it was, and how professional of a business this is. We took the short beach tour, which at $50 a person was an incredible deal. They were super flexible with our arrival time. We were scheduled for 4 pm, but because of our other activities in the afternoon, they allowed us to call them as we left our previous destination, so we could arrive a little bit late and on our own schedule. The staff were all very pleasant and cheerful. They even gave my husband’s service dog a bowl of water! 🙂 We all highly recommend High Tide Aviation!

-Ami C.

Had an absolutely wonderful ride! Michela, our pilot, was terrific. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and professional (as we would have wanted). The weather was perfect, and Michela shared her enthusiasm for flying with us. Couldn’t have asked for a better day!

-Mike G.

Amazing tours and friendly, knowledgeable staff!
-Sean C.