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Tampa Bay Aviation

29 reviews
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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About Tampa Bay Aviation
Tampa Bay Aviation offers scenic helicopter tours out of Albert Whitted Airport! We have multiple tours available, even an option to customize your own personal experience! Give us a call today at 727-461-5229
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Magnificent Helicopter Tour -Tampa Bay, Skyway Bridge, Beaches of Pinellas Co.
Take off waterside from picturesque Albert Whitted airport in downtown St. Pete over the St. Pete Pier and soar to the northwest west towards Clearwater Beach and the famous Pier 60. But as you head northwest be sure to catch views of the Tropicana Field, Downtown St. Petersburg, the marinas, Dali Museum and Tampa Bay. From Clearwater Beach you will zoom southbound along mile after mile of some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches. Continue south down St. Pete’s stretch of white, sandy beaches past the famous Pink Palace, Don CeSar hotel, all the way to incredible Shell Island. Experience Fort De Soto’s natural habitat and finger islands and wildlife from a bird’s eye view before flying towards the enormous Sunshine Skyway Bridge and back to downtown St. Petersburg.
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$199.00 per adult
Amazing Helicopter Tour of Treasure Island, John's Pass, Don CeSar Resort & Bay
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Take off waterside from picturesque Albert Whitted airport in downtown St. Pete over the St. Pete Pier and soar to the west towards Treasure Island. Experience John’s Pass from a whole new angle before approaching the famous beachfront Don CeSar Resort. This tour will give you a birds-eye view of one of the top-ten most popular beaches in the world. The sand is a beautiful white, the marine life is plentiful, the barrier islands are pristine and the thrill of flying over it all is something you will never forget. You will return over the Pinellas Bayway. Don't forget your camera.
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$109.00 per adult
Amazing views of Pier 60 and Clearwater beach by helicopter!
Departing from Clearwater Airpark just minutes from the beach, what a view from above! Iconic Pier 60 features a boardwalk, fisherman and boats galore, a marina with yachts, a park, and beautiful beaches. The sand is a beautiful white, the marine life is plentiful and you cannot beat the thrill of flying over it all.
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$69.00 per adult
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Just finished a helicopter tour with Jordan at the controls of the R44. He is a great pilot and very knowledgeable of the area. He made the flight interesting and fun! The equipment at Tampa Bay Aviation is in great condition. Can’t say enough good...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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TAMPABAYAVIATION, General Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you for the recommendation. We strive to be the best so we can provide you with the best experience possible.

Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Very fun and unique experience for me and my parents. The pilot was very professional and informative. I believe the rates are reasonable as well. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Meander55808918048, General Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

We are very happy you enjoyed your flight and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

This was the first helicopter ride for either of us (me and my husband). We thought it was pure magic! Ryan, our pilot, was wonderful: We felt super safe and he was a fantastic tour guide. We can't safe enough about him! We did the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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StellaL1527, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon to fly again with us!

Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip. Ronnie, our pilot was a pleasure to fly with and was very knowlagable of the area. I highly recommend this company for experience, price, and ease!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Meander55808918048, General Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Thank you it makes our day to make your day!

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic!!! Ryan, thank you for an experience of my lifetime! This has been a bucket list item of mine for 40 years. Your professionalism and friendly manner was a key input in making me forget about my fear of heights. I can’t thank you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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StellaL1527, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Hello Thomas, we are so glad you had an awesome experience flying with us. We must agree that Ryan is a great pilot! Now that you have conquered your fear of heights, we hope you will return to fly with us again soon!

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

My son who is eight years old had expressed interest in flying in a helicopter, but was apprehensive. Our first visit to Tampa Bay Aviation the pilot Ronnie allowed us to walk out to the helicopter, look and sit inside, talked about what to expect,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Meander55808918048, General Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

You cannot imagine how many times we take younger children for helicopter flights and watch their faces light up. It almost seems unfair that we get to enjoy watching them enjoy it so much to, but we do. Sharing the joy of flying is really...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018

We had an excellent tour with Ronnie today out of Albert Whitted Airport! Thanks for showing us our hometown from a new perspective. Unbeatable views and smooth ride! I would highly recommend this tour to locals and tourists.

Date of experience: October 2018
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StellaL1527, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

So glad you had a great time. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, and we sincerely hope you will return to see more of the area from the sky!

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We took the Tampa Bay tour and really loved it! I thought it would be scary but after a few seconds I was hooked! Ryan was our pilot and he was wonderful! It was a very breezy day but he made it seem effortless and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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StellaL1527, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. We definitely would love to see you again flying the skies with us.

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Our pilot Ryan was great! We took our 11 year old boy and he loved it. Would highly recommend as a family experience. The sights were beautiful and we felt safe the entire time. Must do adventure when visiting St. Pete!! The food at The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

I took my dad for this helicopter ride for his birthday-we both had a great time! Our pilot was Ronnie who I highly recommend. He was patient, polite, and informative. My dad has Parkinson's and he was really good with him. We did the trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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StellaL1527, Marketing Manager at Tampa Bay Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you for your comments and we are so glad that you and your dad enjoyed the trip. We hope you will fly with us again and perhaps take the Clearwater Beaches and Tarpon Springs tour next to see more of what this area has...More

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