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Helicopter tours in Los Angeles – prices, schedule, upgrades


A holiday in Los Angeles can’t be complete without a helicopter tour.

There is so much to see in LA – the walk of fame, the Universal Studios, the Hollywood Boulevard, the Sunset Strip, the Hollywood Sign, etc.

But there is a bigger thrill in seeing all of this from high up in the air.

There are very few experiences compared to a flight over a major city such as in Los Angeles.

This article explains everything you need to know before you book your helicopter tour in LA.

Best Los Angeles helicopter tours

We hand-picked the five best helicopter tours in LA and have presented them below.

All of them have different durations, itineraries, and objectives.

But all of these tours have three things in common. They –

a) Fly over the glamorous Hollywood strip

b) Explore Los Angeles’ beautiful coastal region from the top

c) Pass the numerous celeb homes of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air

Heli Tour with Romantic Mountaintop Landing

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This heli tour is perfect for romantic couples looking for a memorable experience.

You and your partner go on a private helicopter ride enjoying Los Angeles sights such as Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Hollywood sign, etc.

You then fly over the city’s coastline before landing on top of a secluded mountain in Malibu.

You spend 30 minutes on the mountain with Champagne toast and dessert even as you enjoy the views.

Departure: Burbank Airport 

Duration: 45 minutes 

Tour Operator: Orbic Air

Cost: US$564 / person

Group 3 Aviation offers the above tour with slight modifications to the menu offered during the landing. Besides Champagne and desserts, they also offer gourmet cheese, fruits, and wine. Find out more

Private Los Angeles Helicopter Ride with Rooftop Landing

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This private tour is for your group of up to four passengers that flies you over the stunning Los Angeles skyline.

Get sweeping views of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Venice Beach, and the Sunset Strip. 

Toast your aerial adventure with complimentary Champagne and have this experience etched in your brain forever!

Departure: Burbank Airport 

Duration: 50 minutes

Tour Operator: Orbic Air

Cost: US$564 / person

Private Helicopter Tour of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, and Long Beach

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Witness the landmark site of the L.A. coast from an aerial view on this private, narrated flight.

Fly past the breaks at Redondo, Hermosa, and Manhattan beaches, moving on to the exclusive and awe-inspiring harbor in Marina del Rey.

Soar above Santa Monica Pier, Hawthorne, Torrance, and the Galaxy Stadium and take in the jaw-dropping prowess and views of the western Pacific Ocean. 

From the vantage point of the sky, look over Long Beach and L.A.’s scenic seaside communities.

Departure: 3250 Airflite Way

Duration: 30 minutes

Tour Operator: Anthelion Helicopters

Cost: US$249 / person

Private Helicopter Tour over Long Beach

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On this private tour, passengers are treated to a panoramic view of the L.A. coast that unfolds before their eyes. 

Watch the iconic Queen Mary ocean liner, downtown Long Beach and the Battleship Iowa become miniature marvels beneath the helicopter’s flight path. 

Prepare yourself to be greeted by breathtaking vistas of Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean’s azure waters stretching out to the horizon. 

Departure: 3250 Airflite Way

Duration: 15 minutes

Tour Operator: Anthelion Helicopters

Cost: US$180 / person

Private Helicopter Tour of Beaches & Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach

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This private helicopter tour over LA presents an extraordinary opportunity to see the city in all its glory. 

See the skyscrapers, palm-lined boulevards, and world-renowned landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign against the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains up-close before getting a bird’s eye view of Venice Beach, University of California, Beverly Hills, Capitol Records Building, to name a few.

Soar over the L.A. harbor and the iconic Queen Mary, and look out towards Catalina Island from the Palos Verdes Peninsula. 

Departure: 3250 Airflite Way

Duration: 45 minutes

Tour Operator: Anthelion Helicopters

Cost: US$360 / person

50 Minute Hollywood & Beaches Helicopter Tour

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Swoop above the City of Angels on this thrilling helicopter tour. 

Gaze down upon the towering skyscrapers of Downtown, the sprawling urban landscape of Santa Monica’s Hollywood, and the glittering lights of the city’s renowned entertainment venues like the Staples Center and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Choose from a range of departure times to suit your schedule.

Departure: 16425 Hart St #211

Duration: 50 minutes


Cost: US$485 / person

California Coast and Canyons Helicopter Tour 35 Minutes

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On this tour, treat yourself to a mesmerizing panoramic view showcasing the splendor of Los Angeles.

The aerial view of the California Coast, Topanga Canyon, the Pacific Coast Highway, and Hollywood Hills is sure to take your breath away.

Beach communities like Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Pacific Palisades display the laid-back beach culture for which LA is known.

Departure: 16425 Hart St

Duration: 35 minutes


Cost: US$395 / person

LA Helicopter Tour with Malibu Landing

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On this helicopter tour, catch sight of renowned landmarks, like the Beverly Hills, the iconic Hollywood sign, Venice Beach, The Getty Center, the Santa Monica Pier before a landing in Malibu. 

Make the most of your stop at scenic Malibu with complimentary sparkling wine.

If you’re looking for an adventure for a date, friendly bonding, or any other special occasion, this tour is perfect for you.

Departure: 16425 Hart St #211

Duration: 45 minutes


Cost: US$795 / person

Hooray for Hollywood Helicopter Tour 35 Minutes

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On this celebrity-themed helicopter ride, you get to see Tinseltown in all its glory.

Fly above landmarks like the mansions of Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills, the world-renowned Hollywood Sign, Dolby Theatre, and TCL Chinese Theatre (Grauman’s).

This tour is a blessing in disguise for Hollywood junkies who also happen to be thrill seekers.

Departure: 16425 Hart St #211

Duration: 45 minutes


Cost: US$790 / person

Experience Helicopter Attractions of Los Angeles

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Embarking on this helicopter tour over LA provides a unique perspective that unveils the city’s architectural wonders and iconic landmarks in all their grandeur. 

Witness everything from the towering skyscrapers, exclusive celebrity homes, and landmark hills to the palm-lined boulevards, entertainment industry sites, and vibrant beach culture of the City of Dreams.

If you are short on time but want to see everything, this tour is a boon for you.

Departure: 10750 Sherman Way

Duration: 45 minutes

Tour Operator: Worldwide Tourism Inc

Cost: US$499 / person

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Where do helicopters take off from

Romantic Mountaintop Landing Tour, LA Helicopter Ride with Rooftop Landing, and Experience Los Angeles tour take off from Burbank Heliport.

Address: 10750 Sherman Way, Burbank, CA 91505, USA. Get Directions.

Private Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, and Long Beach Heli Tour, Private Long Beach tour, Private Beaches and Downtown LA Tour from Long Beach take off from 3250 Airflite Way.

Address: 3200 Airflite Way 3200 3210, Long Beach, CA 90806, USA. Get Directions.

When you arrive at the location, reach the last hangar on the row, enter and wait in the lobby where the staff will be with you shortly.

If you are arrive outside the operator’s reception hours, we advise calling them to let them know of your arrival.

Hooray for Hollywood Tour, LA Helicopter Tour with Malibu Landing, California Coast and Canyons Helicopter Tour, and Hollywood and Beaches Helicopter Tour take off from 16425 Hart St #211.

Address: 16425 Hart St, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA. Get Directions.

The heliports are near public transportation.

Book early to get your preferred day and time slot.

The tours end back at the meeting points.

Helicopters tour timings

The LA helicopter tours are operational on all days of the week.

The Romantic Mountaintop Landing air tour departs from 11 am to 4 pm.

The Private Los Angeles aerial tour with Rooftop Landing takes off from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Private air Tour of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, and Long Beach and Private air Tour of Beaches and Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach, take off every thirty minutes from 9 am to 5 pm.

The aircraft for the Private air Tour over Long Beach takes off from 9 am to 6 pm.

The Hollywood and Beaches air Tour takes off every thirty minutes from 11 am to 7 pm.

California Coast and Canyons heli tour takes off from 10 am to 7 pm.

LA Helicopter Tour with Malibu Landing has two take-off slots- 3 pm and 6.30 pm.

Hooray for Hollywood aerial Tour is takes off from 11 am to 8 pm.

Take-off timings for the Experience Los Angeles aerial tour is divided in four slots- 9am, 3pm, 4pm, and 6 pm

Most tour operators prefer their participants reach the meeting point 45 minutes before the aircraft’s departure.

Restrictions strictly followed

Weight and height limits apply for safe and comfortable Air tours of Los Angeles.

It is strongly advised to confirm the weight/height limits with the staff of your preferred tour. 

A minimum of two passengers are required on these tours, failing which, they will be canceled.

An advisory regarding the minimum drinking age (21 years) is in place for the tours with champagne.

Infants and children are allowed onboard, but infants must sit on the caregiver’s lap throughout the flight.

All passengers and bags must go through an inspection, and lockers are available at no extra cost to hold belongings while flying.

A valid photo ID is required. Some operators may also demand to verify the credit card used to book a tour.

No pets are allowed onboard except service animals.

The tours are not wheelchair accessible.

Since sunset times vary throughout the year, it is recommend to communicate your sunset tour preferences to the tour operators at the time of booking.

The airspace is closed with a warning issued 24 to 48 hr. in advance (or in some cases, no warnings) when VIPs such as the president are in town or when is restricted away from flying over sports stadiums when Dodgers or Rams are playing.

It is recommended that pregnant women or guests with heart problems or other serious medical conditions get in touch with the tour authorities in advance.

Flight times are approximate based on winds, weights, and conditions.

Seating arrangements may often be in the hands of the tour organizers for a safe and stable flight.

Exclusions of the air tour

The helicopter tours of LA does not include personal expenses.

Photos for souvenirs are excluded from your ticket.

It is very normal to tip the pilot and other ground staff, but unfortunately, gratuities are not part of the helicopter tour price.

A pick up from your hotel and drop back isn’t included in the cost, but this shouldn’t worry you because all the departure points are very close to the city center.

Cancellation Policy

All these tour tickets have a tourist-friendly cancellation policy.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before your tour date. 

If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, a 100% percent cancellation fee is applicable.

No changes are allowed within 24 hours of the experience’s start time.

Helicopter tours require good weather. 

If the tour is canceled due to poor weather or non-fulfillment of the minimum number of passengers, you may be offered a different date or a full refund.

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