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Maverick Helicopters
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Owner description: Maverick Helicopters offers VIP-level service from our Las Vegas terminal. Experience a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in the Western United States-whether it is a journey to the Grand Canyon, a flight above the Las Vegas Strip Maverick Helicopters offers the highest level of safety and service in the industry and has over 21 years of making dreams come true!
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We booked this helicopter tour following a recommendation from the local tourist office.They claimed that they were the best helicopter tour company in Vegas so we went for it,We booked the tour which flies in the very early morning to the Canyon via Lake Mead, Hoover Dam etc....and lands in the Canyon for a Champagne packed lunch (approx 1/2 hr landing duration). When you take off again they copter flies to a re-fueling depot before returning back to Vegas, During the flight, the pilot offers both information and entertainment by way of facts and anecdotes and these are all recorded on a hard drive along with the complete trip on video for later purchase (should you so wish) as a memento of the day on a DVD. This interaction was one of the highlights of the trip as the pilot was able to answer many good technical questions but also enter into banter.Each helicopter can hold 7 people, but these copters are the best in Vegas as they are specifically designed to have 7 people in the and to allow for decent views for everyone. The occupants will and do receive a swap around during the landing so everyone gets a chance of the front seats.
All in all this is a professionally run company with what I believe to be a genuine interest in running the best tours of their type in the Vegas area. Spot on!
Thanks Mike our pilot!

Thank neilgt4
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We did a 45 minutes helicopter ride from the South Rim and it was well worth the money. It was a lot cheaper than going from Las Vegas which isn't as painful to the hip pocket. You obviously don't get to see Hoover Dam and the Las Vegas strip but I personally don't think I could have been in the helicopter longer than the flight we were on. One tip is not to wear white as it reflects off the windows and is annoying when trying to take photos. However, we still got great photos of the canyon which is gorgeous but the scenery is pretty much the same throughout the whole trip. Note that they use everyone's weight to determine where people sit so unfortunately they tend to put the "heavier" people in the back row. This is unavoidable so keep this in mind as you may not be sitting next to your travel partner. You also have to allow 30 minutes prior to your nominated flight and I recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. It was my first helicopter trip and I felt very safe with Maverick. I would recommend them for a Grand Canyon experience.

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MaverickHelicopter, Guest Relations Manager at Maverick Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

We love hearing from our customers and enjoy reading their comments about our sightseeing services from the South Rim.


Thank you for choosing to fly Maverick and we are glad that you enjoyed your tour with us!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

These people are not to bet trusted. So there scam goes like this we purchased our trip in advance useing a credit card. As instructed we called when we got into town and got instructions on where they would pick us up we wrote down the verry spicific instructions and even called back a few hours befor to confurm. We waited for the lomo at the prescribed spot No one came to get us or even called. When we callled them they told us to go to another spot in the casino (A LONG WAY FROM THE FIRST SPOT). NO LIMO when we called them they said "we had to leave" when we asked them to come back they said take a cab. Then they refused to refund our money saying they never told us to go to the first place. Remember we had called twice and even read back to them what they told us.
So there scam is obvious they tell you to meet them somewhere (they never intend to be there) then dont show up and blame you. Then refuse to refund your money. They seem to do this a lot as they were rude and accusatory as soon as we called the second time the car was not where they said it would be. (It was verry well rehurst)

Dont Get Scammed these guys will just waist your valuable vacation time and steal your money

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We booked Grand Canyon Dream Tour for family of four. Great service throughout from aeroplane, helicopter pilots and bus driver. Outstanding views of canyon and amazing helicopter ride through the canyon - awesome. Thoroughly recommended.

Downsides: We were with some people not doing helicopter tour so we went to Grand Canyon NP first and had (too) early lunch and then helicopter tour at 11.15. Would be better if helicopter tour was before the tour to Grand Canyon NP but a small niggle. Another small niggle - the "gourmet" lunch really isn't (turkey sandwich, crisps and water!)

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We were staying at the Venetian but we were at Monte Carlo for the Blue Man Group show. A stretch limo picked us up at Monte Carlo and took us to the airport. Upon arriving and checking in at the lobby of the Maverick Helicopters they gave us champagne. After drinking that they led us to the helicopter and gave us our safety briefing. They helped us get into the helicopter and strap us in. The flight was very smooth. We wore headsets listening to a recording of the sights we were seeing below but also was able to talk to each other and the pilot through the headset. The flight was way too short but was a lot of fun! Then they led us to the stretch limo and took us to our hotel. The staff from limo driver to reception and pilot were all great and fun to be with! Thank you to all!!!

Thank firedawg57
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MaverickHelicopter, Guest Relations Manager at Maverick Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

Thank you for sharing your comments about your Maverick tour and how the process from pick up to drop off was a pleasure.

Thank you for FLYING MAVERICK!
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