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Great Blue Hole & Barrier Reef (Placencia Area) provided by Astrum Helicopters

Great Blue Hole & Barrier Reef (Placencia Area)

Great Blue Hole & Barrier Reef (Placencia Area)
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About
Enjoy magnificent aerial views of the Great Blue Hole of Belize on a private helicopter tour. Your 90-120 minute scenic flight departs from Placencia, you'll then wind across views of the spectacular Belize Barrier Reef System as well as the Turneffe Atoll island cluster and other natural wonders of the Caribbean. Followed by hovering above the world's largest ocean sinkhole, which boasts UNESCO World Heritage status.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Your adventure will begin once you board your private helicopter in Placencia. This unique flight-seeing ride takes you to see Placencia from the air as few people have seen it.  Then you'll be ready for your 90-120 minute scenic helicopter tour over the Great Hole Hole and Belize Barrier Reef, which will begin with a bird's-eye view ofBelize Barrier Reef System and soon after the magnificent views of pristine drowned cays followed by the kaleidoscope of colors that make up the second-largest Barrier Reef in the world. Watch waves crest over the astounding coral reef and be on the lookout for the many marine creatures that live among it. Dolphins, sharks, stingrays, manatees, and crocodiles all have been spotted in the reef waters. Next up, you'll spot the spectacular Turneffe Atoll. This cluster of about 200 different cays, or islands, is roughly 30 miles (48 km) long by 10 miles (16 km) wide and features a brilliant Central Lagoon.  As you fly further over the open sea, Lighthouse Reef will come into view. Imbedded in this atoll is the famous Blue Hole a spectacular dark blue circle formed by a collapsed cavern in the sea floor. At 1,000 feet (300 meters) across and 460 feet (140 meters) deep, it is the largest of its kind in the world. Both a Belize National Monument and a listed -UNESCO World Heritage site, the Blue Hole is an eye-popping natural wonder. You'll hover over it for an unbeatable aerial view of its extraordinary span and color. After touching down at the heliport, you can take amazing pictures of your helicopter.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3954P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
90–120 minutes
Departure details
Location Name: Placencia Area (Placencia Airport, Turtle In Heliport, The Placencia Hotel Heliport) Location Address: Depends on departure point.
Placencia, Placencia, Stann Creek
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Location Name: Placencia Area (Placencia Airport, Turtle In Heliport, The Placencia Hotel Heliport) Location Address: Depends on departure point.
Placencia, Placencia, Stann Creek
Duration
90–120 minutes
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
ALL flights depart from Placencia
Children must be accompanied by an adult
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
A minimum of 1 passenger per booking is required
A maximum of 4 passengers per booking
Due to weight / balance of the aircraft, total maximum weight for all 4 passengers is 550 lbs.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Frank J
Allen, TX70 contributions
Georgeous Great Blue Hole
Jul 2017
There are few places on earth where you can explore the wonders of the Blue Hole in Belize. You drive directly thru the cave from a portion of the collapsed ceiling. Instantly you become part of the environment of Stalagmites and walls of the cave. You’ll see manta rays swimming with sea turtles and an occasional hammerhead shark or two. It’s easy to loose track of the Depth and Dive time due to the beauty. If that’s not enough.the reefs surrounding the Hole contain thousand of smaller species of fish and coral. I first visited the Blue Hole 50 years ago and lastly a year ago. Steps definitely need to be taken to preserve the area
Written June 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Astrum Helicopters
xsalesliep
xsalesliep
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Blue Hole
The Pilot was very reassuring and the journey calm. We had a lot of time to take photos and to see the entire area
smilelysusieq
smilelysusieq
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Excellent Adventure
Such professional service. Expensive but worth every penny. What an amazing experience. The views of the Blue Hole
Traveler679514
Traveler679514
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Must do. Bucket list!!! #betterbelizeit
We decided to go with Astrum helicopters via transfer. We figured it was the best way to travel from Belize city t
camerlosandrine
camerlosandrine
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
A must to do in San Pedro with Astrum Helicopters It is expensive but it's worth it believe me, if you can afford i
waynecwebb
waynecwebb
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Blue Hole Tour
The ride and views were absolutely amazing. The only reason for not giving 5 stars was I thought there would be mo
Lisa A
Lisa A
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Amazing tour of the Blue Hole in Belize!!!
We had an amazing tour of the Blue Hole and adjacent features! Our tour guide was pleasant and also supplied champa
Nightline
Nightline
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Excellent serivce and flight
Second time taking Astrum Helicopters to Turneffe Island. Very professional and delightful experience. Highy recomm
palslee99
palslee99
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expensive but worth it
go when your kids are older. our kids were 5 and 7 did not understand how amazing this trip was. very unique experi
Sarahelizabethfox
Sarahelizabethfox
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The Great Blue Hole Heli Tour
Seriously amazing experience! A bucket list item that I’m so happy to have achieved and a memory I will never forge
mattmtsnoopy
mattmtsnoopy
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FreeRangeDixieChick
FreeRangeDixieChick
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Great trip!!
We loved our flight! Service was prompt and professional and the Blue Hole was beautiful from the air. This was my
Navigator19257006617
Navigator19257006617
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Royal Belize to BZE
Professional, smooth ride and great way to top off our time at Royal Belize! Got us to the Airport quickly and che
dmlee2015
dmlee2015
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Superior Service
My family has used Astrum for years and they always deliver safe, reliable, and professional air transportation ser
kevinf939
kevinf939
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Blue Hole Experience
My kids and I recently took the Great Blue Hole flight from the Grande Caribe Heliport. We were nervous as it was
PTB99
PTB99
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Blue Hole and 100' Waterfalls by Helicopter was OUTSTANDING!
From start to finish, Astrum Helicopters is a first-class operation with a clear focus on customer satisfaction. I