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Asked and Answered: Helicopter Tour FAQs

Helicopter sightseeing tours are the perfect way to combine city sightseeing, nature-watching, adrenaline adventuring and travel photo opportunities into one big, exciting experience. These tours allow you to feel the wind in your hair and watch the world dwindle beneath you as you soar.

A pilot flying a helicopter beach tour in Florida.

Of course, as with any aerial adventure, people are justifiably concerned about how to handle this escapade. Questions about safety, rules and customized rides are frequently asked, which is why we’re here to help you out.

Here are some of your most asked aerial tour questions answered.

1. Can My Children Come Along?

Yes, your kids can definitely come along! It is, however, important to note that there’s a limit to how many people can sit in a helicopter, so plan accordingly. You should also make sure that your child is able to understand the safety rules and can follow these instructions.

Even with children in the chopper, our pilots cannot relax any of the safety rules, which is why you’re welcome to have tiny humans on board as long as proper protocol is followed.

The view from the passenger seat during a Naples helicopter tour

2. How Should I Dress?

This is a question people ask hesitantly, but it’s definitely an important one. There’s no dress code that we impose, but safety is a priority which is why we have some important advice.

Don’t wear anything that can fly or slip off. As you’re up in the air, the wind can get really intense and anything loose is bound to fly off. Stick to jeans, shorts or pants, paired with any kind of top and footwear with straps or laces. Refrain from wearing scarves or valuable jewelry.

3. Can I Request A Specific Time or Route?

We offer multiple types of tours that follow certain themes. For example, our city tours are targeted at people who want to take an aerial sightseeing tour, whereas our wildlife tours are for nature enthusiasts.

We also offer certain timings, such as sunset tours, for our clients. You can request a custom package as well and our team will try their best to help you out.

4. Is Having Doors On Safer?

Many people ask us which option is better, but there’s no clear answer. For us, these customizations are about personal preference. We follow international aircraft safety standards for all our flights, so it boils down to what you like better.

The doors off option is definitely more exhilarating, but it comes with its fair share of noise and wind. On the other hand, the doors on option doesn’t stimulate the same kind of rush, but you get to talk and look around more comfortably.

As always, if you have any more questions about our helicopter tours in Tampa, Naples or Sarasota, you can call us at (844) 359-8368 any time. We offer beach tours, wildlife tours, sightseeing tours and more for all our clients!