Punta Gorda, FL, is perfectly situated between some of the state’s most beautiful beaches and its family-friendly amusement parks. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a visitor seeking tropical vibes, adventure awaits.
At Sarasota Helicopter Tours, our experienced pilot Mark takes thrill-seekers on a bird’s-eye tour of the area. See everything Punta Gorda has to offer from an entirely new perspective – including the stunning coastline, Charlotte Harbor, or the Peace River. You tell us what you want to see, and we’ll customize the flight path for you.
The best way to see everything from Manasota Key and Boca Grande to the Peace River? Opt for a doors-off flight and fully immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Helicopter Rides
It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting for a short time or if you’re a resident – the best way to plan your in-flight experience is to make a reservation. This allows us to meet requests and truly customize the helicopter ride for you and your friends or family.
We’re happy to accept reservations for special occasions, including anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, and more. Contact us to see how we can make the experience perfect for you.
Although there’s really no bad time to take a helicopter tour, many people tend to prefer early morning or evening rides to catch the gorgeous lighting – especially if they are photographers. We also offer nighttime helicopter rides, which can be truly magical. In truth, any time of day is great – it just depends on your preferences and interests.
To learn more about booking your Punta Gorda helicopter tour or deciding on the best flight time, contact us directly. We’re happy to make recommendations and help you select the right time for your helicopter ride.
Helicopter tours are somewhat dependent on weather conditions and can be impacted by rain and/or wind. However, most tours are able to operate in light rain, as long as they adhere to FAA regulations.
If our pilot determines that the weather conditions pose a risk, we will help you reschedule your flight for another day or provide you with a full refund.
Before boarding your aircraft, make sure to use the restroom. We also recommend tying back long hair, removing dangling jewelry, and using a wrist-strap for any cameras or electronics you may want to bring. You should also remove items that may fly away, such as hats, loose sunglasses, or flip-flops.
Before your Punta Gorda helicopter tour, our team will educate you on proper safety procedures and how to fully enjoy your flight. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our team.
Helicopter rides provide an unforgettable experience, but you’ll need to properly prepare to get the most out of your tour. Be sure to visit the restroom before you board the aircraft and tie back long hair or remove loose jewelry. It’s best not to wear hats or any other loose clothing for safety reasons. You’ll want to properly stow any loose items under your seat if you’re taking one of our doors-off helicopter tours. Be sure to bring your camera or cell phone to capture moments from the ride!
Yes in most cases. However, we may be able to fly on short notice. Just call!
Like any aircraft, it depends mostly on the wind conditions. Strong gusty winds are no fun unless a bumpy ride does not bother you. Trust the pilot to make a good decision on the conditions, and whether or not you'll be comfortable. If in doubt - talk to the pilot beforehand.