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Maverick Helicopters

Tusayan, AZ, USA
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About Maverick Helicopters
The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. With its incredible scenery and inspirational beauty, the vast number of visitors keeps growing. With a number of ways to see the canyon, some may choose to drive, hike, bike or ride a mule. One adventure that awaits is the sky—a Maverick Helicopters®' tour from the Grand Canyon's South Rim or the Grand Canyon West Rim.
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45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona

Take in the Grand Canyon from the air on this helicopter flight, and see sections you can’t access on a bus or walking tour. Travel through one of the widest and deepest sections of the Grand Canyon, Dragon Corridor, and pass over two other areas, the North and South Rims. Aboard your helicopter with wraparound windows, view Kaibab National Forest, the Colorado River, and Painted Desert.
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from $279.99
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SusanRVer wrote a review Jun 21
Venice, Florida583 contributions65 helpful votes
We decided to take a helicopter tour over the grand canyon and decided to go with Maverick tours. We arrived at 1 for our 1:45 tour. We were weighed and checked in immediately. They have a nice little gift shop there to poke around in while you wait for your tour. Our pilot Matt came in and greeted us and another couple. So there were 4 plus of course the pilot. He was so nice. We were given a life "jacket" just went around your waist, and headphones. Instructed with the seat belt and we were on our way. Views are just spectacular and jaw dropping. It was worth every penny for that experience. Not for a minute was I scared or nervous. Just taken aback by the beauty. It was a 45 minute tour. Highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from MaverickHelicopter, Guest Relations Manager at Maverick Helicopters
Responded yesterday
We appreciate your review and recommendation, and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for choosing Maverick Helicopters!
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Taylor wrote a review Jun 19
Hydro, Oklahoma11 contributions2 helpful votes
The pilots are excellent, friendly, knowledgeable, and skilled. But, don’t get your weight estimate wrong or Keith at the front desk will talk down to you as if you lied on purpose. I have family in aviation, so I understand the importance of weight distribution on an aircraft. But, when my wife’s weight came in above the number I had sent in, Keith had little to no sensitivity about it. So, in the end my wife and I were not able to be on the same helicopter. I was upset about that, but I understand. They want to keep us safe, and flying in high heat can be dangerous. But, what I don’t appreciate is the way Keith handled the situation. Repeating statements like “This number is WAY over the estimate given to us.” is nothing short of an emotional punch in the face to anyone who has ever struggled with weight issues. So, in the end, the stars I give are for the pilots. They are truly the 5 star champs of this company. But, my experience with Keith’s lack of sensitivity at the front desk quite literally ruined the experience for both of us. So, I would recommend that management coordinate some much needed sensitivity training for Keith. It would be a great improvement for your customer service.
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Response from MaverickHelicopter, Guest Relations Manager at Maverick Helicopters
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your feedback. As you mentioned, weight distribution is very important in keeping everyone safe, and it is very important that the weights provided are accurate in order to accommodate all of our guests. That said, we also understand how discussions like this can be uncomfortable and ask that our team members engage in these discussions in a tasteful manner. Your review has been forwarded to the appropriate managers and will be addressed accordingly. Again, we thank you for your feedback, and for flying with Maverick Helicopters.
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Kent wrote a review Jun 8
Austin, Texas1 contribution
I don’t care for helicopters and my wife is afraid of heights but we wanted our kids to have an amazing experience. This blew us away…I will go back anytime…it was amazing. Highly recommend.
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Response from MaverickHelicopter, Manager at Maverick Helicopters
Responded 1 week ago
We are thrilled that you conquered your fear of heights and came aboard to enjoy the experience. Thank you for choosing Maverick, and we hope to see you all again soon.
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Moe214 wrote a review Jun 4
McKinney, Texas332 contributions39 helpful votes
This was a great experience from beginning to end! The people that checked us in were very professional. Once our pilot arrived, he called the names for the people on our flight and we headed out to the helo. While the helo could accommodate 7 people, our flight was limited to 5 which I appreciated. Matt did an outstanding job flying, providing information about what we see outside the helo and keeping us overall entertained. Matt was a great tour guide. Also, the helo was air conditioned which was highly appreciated on a hot AZ day. The flight over the Grand Canyon was awe inspiring and this tour is highly recommended!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from MaverickHelicopter, Front Office Manager at Maverick Helicopters
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for flying with Maverick Helicopters. We will pass on your kind words to Matt.
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Biahop wrote a review Jun 3
Watkinsville, Georgia7 contributions
So glad we did this tour. If you have never seen the Grand Canyon from the air, this is a must do! The flight was smooth and comfortable and our pilot was very knowledgeable about the area. The views are spectacular and you get a sense of the grandeur of the canyon unlike anywhere else! Our teens loved it!
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Response from MaverickHelicopter, General Manager at Maverick Helicopters
Responded 1 week ago
We agree the view of the canyon from above is a different and fantastic perspective to witness. We are thrilled you flew with us and that your teenagers loved it.
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