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Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights

Address: 1 Sopers Arcade | Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: +263 13 44471
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The 13 min ride is perfect. You get a unique perspective on the Falls and the Zambezi River. Beware the middle seat. If you can avoid that, you will live the view.

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are going to Vic Falls, you must do it all and the helicopter flight is a must! The pilot cleverly flies a figure of 8 so that each person in the helicopter gets a great view of the falls! Short, but sweet and felt as though it was a half hour flight. Well done Shearwater for arranging this... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights, responded to this review

Very gracious of you to share your wonderful experience. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was skeptical about the helicopter ride but my husband persuaded me to go and i will forever be grateful to him. It was an amazing experience having an aerial view of the majestic falls. I was fortunate enough to have a window seat and so i took many shots for memories. The price is quite a bit but for... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights, responded to this review

Hi Cathy - wonderful review - so thank you very much More 

Berwick, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was to be the highlight of our holiday and it drew very short indeed. The Helicopter ride was ok but there was no commentary and it lacked any excitement to it. The insult was when we paid for a DVD of our flight to only find when we looked at it that it was dubbed over with another flight... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights, responded to this review

Hi Rhonda thanks for the observations and duly noted - we are working on a commentary system. Many thanks More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Of all the activities in Vic Falls - I was most excited about taking a helicopter 'flight of the angels' ride over the falls - but it seriously failed to deliver any level of excitement. This is a tourist factory with a clear intent to pump as many tourists as possible through. There was no information or commentary from the... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights, responded to this review

Ouch! Hi Nicole, sorry it wasn't up to your expectations and that you felt it all a little impersonal. In some mitigation some like to see the falls in full spate (April-August), others just love it any time - a few can feel underwhelmed if there is not a big plume of ''smoke'' and torrents of fall - we always... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Several people told me to do this helicopter tour, but I was not really happy with it. You are picked up at your hotel but share the car with other people, then they go from hotel to hotel to pick up other people – not what I expected when I pay 265 USD for a 25 minutes helicopter ride! And... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights, responded to this review

Hi - sorry and surprised it didn't match your expectations. The transfers are always collective pick ups and advertised as such - many like to meet fellow travellers about to share an experience - but understand that is not for everyone. If it was a 4 seater there should have been no middle seat. Many thanks. More 

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If finance allows you then please do not miss out on the opportunity of doing this flight. Most amazing way to see the terrain from a most different angle. As a previous reviewer mentioned, watch out for the middle seat. We had a pushy lady who ensured her son sat in the front seat and then wanted her husband to... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights, responded to this review

Much obliged Stephen for the pat on the back, many thanks. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were originally not going to do the helicopter flight, but after touring the falls, we decided we needed to do it. I am so glad we did! I think it's the only way you can truly take in all of Victoria Falls. The views were incredible, and it was a fun experience. I was fortunate enough to sit next... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights, responded to this review

Hi Megan, most gratifying review, so many thanks. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Be aware their helicopters have 7 seats (including the pilot and 6 of which are window seats), thus it's very possible one person will get screwed and not get a window seat for optimal viewing (but I remind you each and every person paid the same amount). I am a single traveler and the way they loaded the helicopter for... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights, responded to this review

Hi Russ, sorry you were disappointed as a result of the middle seat, More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We booked our Flight of Angels with Shearwater Tours. Fortunately the helipad was just outside our hotel so we didn't need to be shuttled to and fro. They were very organized in the process of weighing us and instructing us for the helicopter flight. The flight lasted about 20 minutes. It was one of the best ways to view the... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights, responded to this review

Very gracious of you to share such a wonderful review More 

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