Beachside Helicopters
Beachside Helicopters
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Beachside Helicopters is the number one helicopter tour company on the Space Coast of Florida. Our Robinson R44 Clipper II aircraft is the only amphibious helicopter in the area. This means you get the opportunity to fly over rivers and the ocean in safety, giving you unique views of the amazing marine wildlife. Our AIR CONDITIONED helicopter seats up to four people (pilot plus three passengers) in comfort, and our safety rating in number one. We operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and recommend you call or email to make a reservation, although we do welcome "walk in's".
Merritt Island, Florida

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Ashrrin
Florida6 contributions
Jun 2022
What an incredible experience! We flew over the Indian River, NASA, and the St. John's River stjohnsriverkeeperdotorg The views were incredible! The pilot did a great job creating a unique once in a life time adventure that we will always treasure. It was worth the investment. I am generally afraid of heights but had such a great time that when the tour ended I thought, "I have to do this again". Being in a helicopter is truly incredible. The pilot has extensive experience so it felt very safe, at the same time he turned the helicopter at different angles and flew at different heights keeping the trip very interesting and engaging. He was very polite and respectful and cracked a few good jokes.
Written June 19, 2022
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Ethan T
2 contributions
May 2021
My favorite part about the helicopter ride was obviously being up in the air on the helicopter. On another note from the moment we showed up we felt welcomed and the captain was an outstanding guy. He was very on top with our safety alongside having fun.
Written May 18, 2021
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Kit
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Martin was a lovely tour guide, and the views were beautiful. Now that the kids are older, we do a sort of choose your own adventure style birthday gift. This is what our brand new teenager's chose. He's said "that was cool" at least 5 times since landing. High praise from 13 year old!
Written February 26, 2022
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Jenna B
6 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
A really great tour, (with the doors off, even!). One of our friends is scared of heights and flying, and Garry was very patient and reassuring during the flight for her. I’ve been on a few helicopter tours in the past, and Garry is my favorite pilot so far! Seeing the beach from above is a great experience, where you can see manatees, dolphins, and even sharks! The prices were very affordable, and everyone is so glad we decided to go!
Written April 24, 2021
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Penny G
Castor, Canada26 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
Every time we pass through the mountains near our home my husband comments on how much he'd like to do a helicopter tour, but for a $379.p/p average for a 20 minute tour, it's a little much for a family of four! So while planning our family's Christmas vacation to Cocoa Beach, I was excited when I came across reviews for Beachside Helicopter Tours on tripadvisor. I immediately went to their website to check things out, and was thoroughly impressed by what I saw! For $170. p/p, we could experience a 30 minute VIP tour over Cocoa Beach and surrounding area! I watched several of their tour video clips, and without hesitation, made the call. I am SO glad I did, and so is my family!! Although the "bumblebee" only seats three passengers, I was quite ok with staying on the ground while my husband and two teenage daughters took the tour .I found myself a lawn chair and quite enjoyed watching the various aircraft fly in and out of the Merritt Island Airport. And my family had a blast! Pilot Gary was quite the tour guide; flying them over the Merritt Island/ Cocoa Beach/Port Canaveral areas. He held a wealth of knowledge, and answered the many questions my family had for him. He was also extremely personable and had quite a sense of humor. He was even so generous as to offer us a ride back to our hotel, since we were his last flight of the day, and he was going right by there anyway, rather than have us pay another cab fare back! Well above and beyond I'd say!! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with pilot Gary, and would most definitely recommend booking a flight with Beachside Helicopter Tours! You certainly won't be disappointed!
Written January 18, 2015
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MichiganFrqtravler
Saline, MI53 contributions
Gary was great to us. We really enjoyed our helicopter tour. Very informative. Good price. And a great way to see Cocoa Beach!
Written December 17, 2014
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ELIZABETH D
HUNTINGTON2 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
we had an awesome experience! the pilot was not only professional but very informative and entertaining. i cant even explain how phenomenal the view is....the only way to understand is to spend time with these pilots and experience it for yourself. if you are even thinking about taking a helicopter ride, you should absolutely book through beachside helicoptors.
Written December 12, 2014
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Bodaisyd
2 contributions
Jan 2015
My husband surprised me with the VIP Helicopter tour for my birthday, today. We live here, but wow, everything looks amazing from the aerial view, we loved it! I was very nervous for my first hellicopter trip, the pilot was great. He made it easy to relax and enjoy the ride!
Written January 21, 2015
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KenSandro
7 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
My wife got me a helicopter ride as a Christmas present to take before our cruise out of Port Canaveral. She said booking over the phone was the easiest experience ever. Gerry was great and very laid back to deal with. We're from PA but have rental property in Cape Canaveral so I am down there several times per year. We were going on a cruise on Friday afternoon so I booked for Friday morning. I highly recommend booking this before or after a cruise and Gerry will fly right over the cruise ships.

We started out from the Merritt Island Airport and went along to Cocoa Beach, flew over the pier and north along the beach. I mentioned that we have rental properties and we were able to fly right over them and take photos then over to the port and exploration tower.

The ride was comfortable and the windows are spotless so any camera can take excellent photos without glare.

We will definitely be back for some of the other tours offered. Thank you Gerry!
Written February 17, 2015
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HavingFunAt50Plus
Davenport, FL251 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
Checked out trip advisor for things to do near Coco. I am so glad for this website. The grandkids and I had a wonderful time yesterday at Beachside Helicopters!! They were ready to start upon our arrival, the cost was appropriate for the experience, and the grandkids are still talking about it today. Our pilot made every effort to show them wildlife. We were able to see a lot manatees. Our pilot also answered every question patiently. I definitely recommend them!

I would recommend calling to book your flight and make sure you have the correct address before you get in the car. We didn't have a hard time finding the place but that was due to having the correct address for our GPS.
Written March 10, 2015
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