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Nanco Helicopters

629-H Norman Firestone Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
+1 805-705-4429
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Ranked #36 of 133 Activities in Santa Barbara
Type: Adventure
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Adventure
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Marina del Rey, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We took the 45 minute flight today and it was fantastic. My wife had purchased the Groupon for Christmas. Taylor was great, professional, very polite. Answered all of our questions and pointed out local landmarks. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to see Santa Barbara from the air (far more beautiful than I had anticipated) or anyone wanting to do something... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Yes to everything everyone else said.... the tour was a Christmas gift. We had taken a helicopter tour in Hawaii a few years back, and although the scenery was outstanding, the helicopter was big, older, noisy, a a rough ride. So I really wasn't too excited about a helicopter ride over Santa Barbara. But we decided to go though with... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Taylor Nancarrow's friendly and professional demeanor made this ride an experience I will never forget. Not only was he extremely professional, but he also knew so much about our surroundings. Theres no better way to see all of Santa Barbara in a controlled safe environment. This brand new helicopter outfitted with huge windows will allow you to see the surrounding... More 

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Summerland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I surprised my husband with a sunset helicopter flight with Nanco Helicopters. I have lived in Santa Barbara most of my life and have not experienced the beauty of Santa Barbara from a helicopter. The views were spectacular and it was fun to fly over our home and the homes of our friends. Taylor was not only professional but knowledgeable... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A couple weeks ago my girlfriend and I had the opportunity to fly with Nanco Helicopters and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. I've never felt more safe in the hands of founder and pilot, Taylor Nancarrow. Being from Santa Barbara, we were excited to see our town in a way that we never had before and we couldn't be... More 

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NancoHelicopters, Owner at Nanco Helicopters, responded to this review

Jon it was such a pleasure getting the opportunity to take you up for a tour of Santa Barbara. When I first founded Nanco Helicopters my intent was to be able to create a memorable moment in our customers life. So happy to hear we were able create this positive memory in your life. I hope you visit us again... More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I was in Santa Barbara for a few days this week on vacation and took a late afternoon helicopter ride with Nanco. Having only been on a helicopter a few times I was very excited to ride in this brand new, sparkling helicopter with tons of windows. Taylor Nancarrow, the founder and pilot, was very professional and gave me a... More 

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NancoHelicopters, Owner at Nanco Helicopters, responded to this review

Orea it was such a pleasure having you onboard for our 45 minute tour. Your pure excitement for the natural beauty surrounding Santa Barbara was truly refreshing. I wish you best on your future endeavors and know you are always welcome here at Nanco Helicopters. I look forward to seeing you again. More 

Summerland, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

As a photographer it is always important to open yourself up to new experiences to get the perfect shot. I have been on various flights with Nanco Helicopters and each and every time I have had an unbelievable experience. All the photos I took were effortless and perfect. As a third generation Santa Barbarian and photo student I had taken... More 

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NancoHelicopters, Owner at Nanco Helicopters, responded to this review

Andria it was a pleasure flying you! I cant wait to see how your photos turned out. Please feel free to contact us if there is anything else we can do for you. Thank you. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Last week my wife and I took a 30 minute breathtaking sunset tour of Santa Barbara in a very comfortable, 4 seater Robinson R-44 helicopter owned by Nanco Helicopters, a new company based at the Santa Barbara Airport. The founder and pilot, Taylor Nancarrow, a very personable, third generation Santa Barbarian, was a fountain of knowledge about the Central Coast... More 

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NancoHelicopters, Owner at Nanco Helicopters, responded to this review

Syd and Judy it was such a pleasure to be able to show you Santa Barbara via helicopter. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour and we look forward to meeting you again. Thank you! More 

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