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“Rather rushed and very cramped with four seats in the rear.”

Sundance Helicopters
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Owner description: Founded in 1985, Sundance Helicopters operates the largest and most experienced helicopter company in Las Vegas. Sundance offers two types of aircraft. Choose the the newer EC-130 Ecostar if you desire more legroom and comfort. Sundance also offers the still classy A-Star for the more economy minded. Featuring daily fully narrated (foreign languages available) Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours, many with landings on the canyon floor! We carry more than 160,000 customers safely each year creating memories to last a lifetime. All of our tours originate from Las Vegas so no long transfers to non Las Vegas airports and true limousine transfers help make the Sundance experience extra special for you, your family, friends or special guest.
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We booked for the deluxe helicopter / land in the canyon / picnic / Colorado boat ride. Unfortunately, some aspects of the tour were disappointing. The helicopter was very cramped (3 in front, four in the rear) making it rather uncomfortable. The trip itself was rushed once we reached the canyon. There was only a short time in the canyon - the picnic and boat ride were really alternatives - there is not time for both. Much of the boat ride was taken up with the captain taking photographs of the tourists - OK for a minute or two but this was the major part of the boat ride. On returning to the landing site we were hurried back into the helicopter with our lunch still in hand. The 'Champagne' is not the real thing - OK as a sparkling wine but the name is misleading. The packed lunch was also disappointing croissant, granola bar and jelly (jam to the Brits).
The Grand Canyon is amazing but this is not the best way to see it - four seats in the rear of the helicopter was too cramped - those in the middle seats can only see straight ahead. If you are taking a helicopter trip check on the seating layout first! There is very little time to look around in the canyon - but you are restricted anyway due to the helicopters landing. If going on the boat ride you need to be agile and wear good footwear as the path to the river is steep and rocky.
The only good point was the stretch limo which collected us from the hotel. Pleasant driver, very good vehicle.

1  Thank ltexile
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MARK S, Manager at Sundance Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

We are sorry to read that some aspects of your experience were unsatisfactory, our customer service department will attempt to contact you directly to discuss further.

Your comments have been shared with upper management and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

Kind Regards

Mark Stanway

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Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Great flight over Hoover Dam in to the canyon. Professional operators and the pilot was informative and courteous.

They need to revisit their transfer service though. The limo was late both ends and drove like a madman...

Would recommend it but get in and out yourself if you can.

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Booked an early morning helicopter ride out to the Grand Canyon on the morning of my birthday for a champagne breakfast.. was the most amazing experience and sitting in the front on the way back see the vast Canyon and riding over the strip... there are not enough superlatives to describe it.. well worth the money.. one tip I believe the later you go in the day the more turbulent the flight can be due to the heat. I went very early morning and back by 10am and had a lovely smooth flight.

2  Thank Jane P
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Awesome awesome awesome. The late afternoon trip is the best. The canyon has a great late arvo glow and the sunset on the way back was amazing. The grand finale was the flyover across the Vegas strip. It's not cheap but sure worth it. Had a few hiccups with the booking as our scheduled flight was changed due to weight problems even though we booked 2 months ago. Still loved it though

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

One of most expensive attrations in Vegas, I believe a tour to Grand Cannyon is the best of Vegas! However we had some booking problems on the scheduled day and almost had to decline on this tour. Booking as done 2 months in advance, from Brazil, in order to avoid problems with no availability but due to an error from Sundance, they booked us (4Pax) in a wrong month. To be honest, several calls were done by me and/or my agency in Brazil in order to solve it and find available seats in next days. Once this big problem was solved, Sundance services were pretty good (limo, helicopter, and all details are amazing)! Grand Cannyon is Fanastic!

1  Thank wmrodriguesjr
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