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Panhandle Helicopter

Panama City Beach, FL, USA
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About Panhandle Helicopter
Since 2008, Panhandle Helicopter has offered scenic helicopter tours over the "world's most beautiful beaches" in Panama City Beach, FL. We are proud to provide a bird's eye view of our beautiful emerald coast and local marine life. Safety is our #1 priority, but our goal is to provide you with an experience of a lifetime. We look forward to flying with you!
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sc40sumthin wrote a review Nov 2021
Greenville, South Carolina772 contributions173 helpful votes
This was a fun experience and wow at the spectacular view of the emerald coast! We could also see stingrays and sharks from our birds eye view. The staff was great. Sit up front! :)
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Date of experience: November 2021
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JKK123 wrote a review Aug 2021
Sugar Land, Texas240 contributions88 helpful votes
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First time doing a helicopter tour! Is definitely worth seeing PCB by air! Did Shell Island run & even though weather moving in kept us from going all the way pilot did a little coast run so we got full flight time regardless. No reservations accepted & for 3 persons was 3.5 hour wait (you can leave & come back) but as weather was coming in I opted to pay for 4 seats and we were in the air within 30 minutes on the 4 person chopper. Not cheap but worth it for a very memorable flight! Very cool experience!!!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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fdlfan wrote a review May 2021
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin236 contributions70 helpful votes
On our trip to Panama City Beach we kept seeing the helicopters go over our rental home but thought rides would be crazy expensive. I saw a billboard that showed the low starting price of $40 so I checked their website. My husband and daughter went first and their pilot (who was from Philadelphia) was great! Gave my husband a lot of good information about PCB and what to look for. They saw sharks, turtles and dolphins. My son and I went later and our pilot was Grace. She was fantastic! I’m a bigger girl and was worried about meeting the weight requirement but they treated me with respect and dignity which I greatly appreciated. The scale is on the floor but only the person checking you in sees your weight. They have a few items for purchase including a souvenir photograph of you in front of the airplane with your pilot.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Brittany C wrote a review May 2021
Lexington, Kentucky36 contributions6 helpful votes
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My husband and I both love flying but have never been in a helicopter. We chose the shell island tour. Checking in was easy with no reservations required. Had a few groups in front but not a long wait. Loved the view from the sky. Was able to see many different animals including turtles, manta rays, sting rays, dolphins feeding, and even sharks. The sky was even clear enough you could see all the way to Destin. Worth a ride while you’re in town!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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SarahJean850 wrote a review Apr 2021
Fort Walton Beach, Florida28 contributions30 helpful votes
I really love how detailed the website was before I booked this. Once booked, the place was easy to find and had free parking (just read your voucher). I really appreciated that there wasn't a set appt time and it's first come, first serve. Traffic has not been great while we have been here and we've almost missed a few tours, so this was AWESOME and the wait time was only about 20 mins when we got there at 10:15am. The guy at the desk, Will, was super friendly and easy to talk to about the tours and everything about PCB. You WILL be weighed when you check in, that's not a joke. Once we got walked out to the helio pad, we were able to take pics and our pilot, Wes was a doll. On our flight we saw a HUGE pod of dolphins (like 15 dolphins), some cow nosed rays, a shipwreck that had washed up, schools of fish, sea turtles and more! It was seriously the best tour I've ever been on and our pilot answered all our questions, even the dumb ones, with a smile! Do this tour! Don't even hesitate! And be flexible because the wind and weather play a huge factor. We actually rescheduled our trip a few different days because of the wind but it was worth the wait for sure! Thanks guys!!!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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