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Myrtle Beach Helicopter Rides Guide

With its easy access to the stunning Atlantic Ocean and diverse landscapes, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to embark on an extraordinary helicopter ride adventure.

This popular South Carolina city is one of the most well-known and loved beach towns along the East Coast, luring visitors with its coastline, beaches, and laid-back atmosphere. During the summer, vacationers flock to Myrtle Beach to catch a few rays and enjoy time in their family-friendly condo rentals.

However, the Myrtle Beach area is so much more than that- it also offers the opportunity to catch a bird’s-eye view and experience a heart-pounding helicopter ride.

Let’s explore why Myrtle Beach is the ultimate place to take an aerial adventure!


Why Take a Myrtle Beach Helicopter Tour?

Views of the Coast

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Nothing can compare to the jaw-dropping views you'll witness from the sky around the Myrtle Beach area. Imagine gazing down at the blue Atlantic Ocean, with waves crashing against the sandy shores below. This view alone is worth the adventure!

As if that weren’t enough, you’ll soar over the marshlands, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the stunning golf courses South Carolina is well-known for. You'll also spot iconic landmarks like the SkyWheel, a towering observation wheel that, a piece of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you can’t miss!


Thrill-Seekers & Adrenaline Junkies

If you're after a unique experience and adrenaline rush, a helicopter ride in Myrtle Beach is an absolute must. Feel the excitement build as the helicopter ascends into the sky, the wind rushing through your hair, and the world below growing smaller by the second.


The Best Myrtle Beach Helicopter Tours

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Helicopter Adventures

  • Address: 1860 21st Ave. N, Myrtle Beach SC

  • Tours: Seven packages ranging from $20 - $180 per person at the time of publication.

As the largest operating aerial tour company in Myrtle Beach, Helicopter Adventures is the ‘Big Kahuna’ when it comes to viewing the local coastline from above.

You can fly over this beautiful town area for as little as $20.00. That’s right, a quick 2-mile helicopter ride; the Fly4Fun Package will get you up and down for less than the price of your seafood dinner. Or, you can choose something more extensive like the Boardwalk Adventure, where you’ll fly right over Broadway at the Beach before heading over the beaches for some spectacular ocean views.

Their top journey, the Grand Adventure, is perfect for special occasions. Fly more than 40 miles as you explore the towns of Cherry Grove, Little River, and North Myrtle Beach before flying over the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re lucky, you might spot game fish and dolphins before returning to land at Broadway at the Beach.

With five simultaneous landing pads, spacious waiting areas, and multiple flight options, this is the VIP helicopter tour experience.

Take note, flights have a minimum double occupancy only, so you cannot fly alone. Up to 3 people can fly on each ‘copter! They take reservations and walk-ins with an average wait time of 17 minutes.


Oceanfront Helicopters

  • Address: 3000 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Tours: Nine tours ranging from $20 - $180 per person at the time of publication.

With an impressive 40 years of accident-free experience, OceanFront Helicopters has become the go-to provider for safe and stylish adventures for vacationers and locals alike.

OceanFront Helicopters offers a variety of flight options to suit different preferences.

This company has everything from the quick and exhilarating $20 Intro Trip (the only one that flies over the beach!) to longer flights like the Garden City Tour, which will blow you away with views of local wildlife and native marshlands.

Try the Grand Tour, which extends almost to the North Carolina-South Carolina border for a top-tier adventure to rival all others. You'll have the opportunity to pass by all of the popular Myrtle Beach landmarks, including the towering SkyWheel, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and the golf courses that line the coast. Plus, you’ll explore the “Golden Mile,” home to million-dollar beachfront properties of the wealthy, North Myrtle Beach, and the Cherry Grove Area.

Remember that each flight requires a minimum of two passengers, and reservations are accepted and encouraged for convenience.


Other Ways to See Myrtle Beach From Above

If you’re not up for a helicopter ride, you can still catch some of these awe-inspiring views from these alternative vantage points.


Photo Credit: Emily Berkel

Perhaps feeling the air on your face is more your speed! Strap into a harness and dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean as you prepare for a parasailing adventure! Fly 400 feet above the water and see for miles with Downwind Sails. Up to 6 people can be on the boat at once, so this may be a better group choice!

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

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Ah, the nostalgia-inducing Ferris wheel. Except better! This is your best bet if you want to see the skies without flying. Climb into an air-conditioned gondola and enjoy the peaceful rotation as you take in the views of the Grand Strand.

The SkyWheel is located right on the Ocean-front Boardwalk area and even has sunrise and sunset rides, so you don’t have to miss a thing! This is still an amazing experience you won’t soon forget in Myrtle Beach.


A Bird’s-Eye View of Myrtle Beach

Undoubtedly, experiencing Myrtle Beach from the sky is a can’t-miss opportunity during your trip to South Carolina. Taking in unparalleled views during your helicopter ride is a bucket list adventure you won’t forget.

The Caravelle Resort vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach are the perfect place to enjoy a cozy getaway and make lasting memories.

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