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“Seeing Santa Barbara from a different perspective”

Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours
Ranked #29 of 89 Tours in Santa Barbara
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Owner description: A helicopter tour is one of the best activities in Santa Barbara! We invite you to take to skies above Santa Barbara with an adventurous helicopter tour or luxurious helicopter charter. Explore the “American Riviera” by air, experience the breathtaking scenery and landmarks surrounding Santa Barbara County, including: Stern’s Wharf, Santa Barbara Mission, Clark Mansion, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, the Ronald Reagan Ranch, and Oprah Winfrey’s estate. We also offer ecotourism helicopter flights. These adventurous flights include: helicopter tours the City of Santa Barbara, Coastal and Beach Tours, helicopter Wine Country Tours of the world renowned vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley.The entire Santa Barbara Helicopters staff is committed to do its best to make your helicopter flight a safe and enjoyable experience. We guarantee lasting memories that will be the highlight of your Santa Barbara vacation. We hope you will fly with us soon; together we will create adventures and experiences that will last a lifetime.Enjoy your flight,Daniel Casey Chief Pilot of Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours - Santa Barbara Coastal Helicopter Tour - Get a perspective of Santa Barbara from inside a helicopter. In our Santa Barbara Coastal Helicopter Tour your pilot will fly the helicopter from the Santa Barbara Airport along the coast and beaches into the historical Downtown Santa Barbara area where you will have to opportunity to see Stearns Wharf, the waterfront, beaches and surrounding attractions like the Santa Barbara Mission. Approximate Route: 20 min $150 per person - Wine Country and Neverland Ranch Helicopter Tour-See the Famous Santa Barbara Wine Country and Neverland Ranch; home to the King of Pop. In addition to the Downtown Santa Barbara attractions, the pilot will fly you over the Los Padres Mountains for an aerial view of the Santa Ynez Valley Vineyards, Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, former President Ronald Reagan’s Ranch and the impressive downtown of Solvang. Our helicopter is very well equipped for in-flight wine tasting if you would like to bring your own bottle aboard this phenomenal helicopter tour.Approximate Route: 50 min $300 per person - -Luxury Helicopter Tour- Finding it difficult to choose? See it all.Join us and take advantage of our best tour; guaranteed to give you the experience of a lifetime. Combining the routes and attractions from all our flights, this helicopter tour has something for everyone to see: Santa Barbara coastline, Santa Barbara Wine Country, and Neverland Ranch. This tour is offered on a limited basis, and must be booked two weeks in advance.Approximate Route: 130miles $400 per person.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

On a beautiful sunny afternoon I took a SB Helicopter tour and it was spectacular. It was one of the shorter tours but I felt I got to see a Santa Barbara that not many people can experience...until now. We departed from the private Atlantic terminal and headed offshore to see a super pod of dolphins (maybe 1000). From there we headed back to the coast along the shoreline of Hope Ranch and Hendry's Beach. Next up was the Harbor and a straight on look at State Street that goes on for miles. We saw the Clark estate, which can only be viewed from the air and numerous Montecito mansions before heading for the County Bowl and the Mission. Seeing the Mission grounds from the air, you realize how really big it is. It was back to the airport along the foothills all to soon but a very worthwhile trip. Dan was a great guide and the helicopter itself was very smooth.
If you are looking for something special or just different to do, this is the activity for you!

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Dan C, Chief Pilot at Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

What a pleasure to have you aboard our helicopter! We take pride as being one of the best activities in Santa Barbara. A helicopter tour is the perfect thing to do for any visiting SB or this region of California. Our pilot also take pride in their ability to spot dolphins and whales all year long!

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

After a stroll on the boardwalk in downtown Santa Barbara, we stopped at the visitor center looking for our next adventure- boy did we find it! After purchasing tickets for our family of four we were picked up by the shuttle service (Extra) and were delivered to the nearby airport for a 45 minute tour- we did the Channel Islands and Whale Watching tour.

Our pilot dan was incredible and we felt completely safe as he quickly spotted a blue whale from miles away and whisked us there in minutes. We have done whale watching by boat before- but this was a completely different experience all together! You get to see the entire whale (all 100 feet). It is amazing to see how they move in the water from above and the warm cabin of the helicopter is WAY better than a cold and rolling boat!

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Dan C, Chief Pilot at Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Thanks Home Hound, Your children were a delight to have aboard, and i hope we inspired them to stay in school and do their homework! What an incredible marine biology experience with the Blue Whale sighting...and don't forget the 2000 dolphin we saw, they count too. Next time you are in Santa Barbara, CA please stop in for another helicopter flight. Because of excellent customers like you we are quickly gaining the reputation as one of the best activities in SB.

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