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Specialized Helicopters

150 Aviation Way, Santa Cruz County Airport., Watsonville, CA 95076-2015
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Great experience for the Kids

A wonderful and amazing experience so close to Monterey. I wanted to give a touch of heli ride to... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
FaisalOkapi
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Monterey, California
Great experience for all friends and family.

This was a great way to celebrate my daughters 50 th birthday. A great experience for all who... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
Judy M
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Royal Oaks ,CA
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Helicopter Tours, Charter and adventures for the Santa Cruz side of the Monterey Bay. We offer extreme value for the price and our service is as good as it gets. You can choose one of our many select tours from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Our tourists give us 5 star reviews and so will you.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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150 Aviation Way, Santa Cruz County Airport., Watsonville, CA 95076-2015
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

A wonderful and amazing experience so close to Monterey. I wanted to give a touch of heli ride to my 6 & 9 year old daughters and they loved it. It was a short ride but cost us only 99 bucks for three persons. A...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This was a great way to celebrate my daughters 50 th birthday. A great experience for all who attended. It is an activity most wouldn't think of for a birthday party ,however was enjoyed by all. The owners of the company were very helpful in...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

We had a perfect day for our flight in your Cessna 182. Our pilot, Mike, gave us a wonderful tour of the bay and did a great job of explaining the flight process to my grandson. It was a real thrill and the best birthday...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

So I was surprising my fiancé with this helicopter tour and the only regret I have is we didn't do one of the longer tours! The 20 min Santa Cruz tour was still amazing, beautiful views that you just don't see normally. The other tours...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We had booked a Whale Watching experience that was cancelled (afternoon your) due to wind. My husband opted to schedule a flight to see the area by air. Eric (front desk) was professional, helpful & courteous. Mike (the pilot) was excellent and knowledgeable of the...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2016

I booked a private tour for my husband and me to see the whales. I specifically asked and was assured that both my husband and me would be seated at the same side to maximize the sightings. When we arrived to the airport (two hours...More

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kit2500, Owner at Specialized Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Thank you for the review but it is not a justified review. The flight you took was to see Blue whales and you did get to see them. It was also 1/3 of the normal price on a promotional deal that does not offer private...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We went on a tour with Brock Boulter and it was AMAZING! He is a very talented pilot with an awesome personality. He made it so fun for us. We felt so safe and could ask tons of questions. It was our favorite thing we...More

Thank Sierra P
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

I gave my son a helicopter flying lesson for his birthday. We choose Specialized because they were super friendly and helpful before the flight. He had a GREAT lesson with Carson!! Everyone there was friendly and professional. My son can't wait to start helicopter flight...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2015

Big Sur & Sharks, Silicon Valley tour or a wine tasting visit? Golf, go to the City or Sierras quickly.

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Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband has always wanted to go up in a helicopter, so for his birthday I arranged a helicopter tour with Specialized Helicopters. It was everything he hoped it would be. Our pilot Danny was awesome, explaining everything, asking questions and just a great guy!...More

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Billi R
May 21, 2015|
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Response from kit2500 | Property representative |
Our rates are posted on our website, and anyone over 13 can ride without a parent or guardian on board. Our big sur tour is $299 per person currently and it is a 1 hour tour.
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