Grand Canyon National Park

45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona

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From $319.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 45 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Take an exhilarating helicopter flight that whisks you from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the North Rim. Through the ECO-Star helicopter’s panoramic windows, see the world's largest ponderosa pines in Kaibab National Forest and the mighty Colorado River. Snap photos of the Painted Desert, Desert View Watchtower, Marble Canyon, and Point Imperial before your return flight takes you through the dramatic backdrop of the Dragon Corridor. Choose from a wide selection of departure times to suit your schedule.
  • Exhilarating flight out of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Tusayan, Arizona
  • State-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter with luxurious comfort and wraparound windows
  • Travel through the Dragon Corridor - the widest and deepest section of the Grand Canyon
  • Inclusive of all local taxes and fees

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A helicopter tour gets you away from the crowds for unbeatable views of the canyon.

What's Included

  • 45-minute helicopter flight
  • All taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Maverick Helicopters
    107 Corsair Dr, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 299 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300lbs. will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • Individual passenger weights, including infants, MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Pilots are unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is there a minimum age to fly on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:No, children under the age of two with valid paperwork are considered a lap child and fly at no cost.

Feb 2021

Q:Can a child fly without an accompanying adult on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Children 16 years and under require an adult to accompany them.

Feb 2021

Q:Can my child sit on my lap during the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Children under the age of 2 years old are considered a lap child by the FAA.

Feb 2021

Q:Do you accommodate seating requests on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:We can take the request but cannot guarantee specific seating as all seats are determined by the weight and balance of the helicopter.

Feb 2021

Q:What type of aircraft do you use for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Our flights use EC130 helicopters by Airbus Helicopters.

Feb 2021

Q:What is the helicopter capacity on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Our helicopter can accommodate up to 6-7 passengers.

Feb 2021

Q:Can I arrange a private helicopter for just my party on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Yes, you would just need to purchase all of the seats in the helicopter.

Feb 2021

Q:What do I need to bring with me for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Guests over 18 must bring valid photo identification for check-in. Cameras are highly recommended, as well as sunglasses.

Feb 2021

Q:Do I need a photo ID for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Yes, a Government-issued ID is required at check-in.

Feb 2021

Q:What time of day do you recommend to fly on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:The sunset flight is the most popular departure time of the day, while midday flights offer detailed views of canyon walls. Early morning flights are popular in the summer as the temperature in the canyon is cooler.

Feb 2021

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This was definitely a bucket list item fulfilled for us! Red Rock did a great job. Our pilot, Casey, was very knowledgeable and told us all about the area around us and how ballooning worked. Really enjoyed the champagne toast afterwards while hearing about the history of ballooning. Super cool experience!
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Bucket List!
Stephen_W, Mar 2023
Spectacular! Knowledgeable and competent pilot. A total bucket list experience, highly recommend! Take the longer tour option. Great views of the south and north rims!
Fun! Exhilarating! Awesome!
Floyd_G, Mar 2023
I felt safe and secure with Toby and my son and I had a fabulous time! The scenery is breathtaking and 45 minutes flew by quickly. I highly recommend this trip.
Exciting way to see the Grand Canyon
Angela_N, Mar 2023
Our pilot provided a smooth ride. He pointed out interesting features in the canyon. This is an exiting way to experience the canyon.
I liked the music it...
Leah_S, Mar 2023
I liked the music it sounded like Jurassic park and it felt like a dinosaur could come out at any moment The views were amazing. Seeing the Grand Canyon from a birds eye view is incomparable to driving through the park.
Fun experience
Emily_S, Mar 2023
Profession staff, wonderful trip. This was a birthday treat for me, and I loved it. We felt safe and had so much fun!
Best way to see the Grand Canyon
Chad_I, Mar 2023
This was by far the best money and time that we sent visiting the Grand Canyon. There is no way that we had the time or energy to hike or take the mules down to the canyon floor so if you want to see more than just the few viewing locations on the rim, do this trip....
Bucket list adventure.
Laura_W, Mar 2023
This was an amazing way to view the Grand Canyon in a limited time. Our pilot was great. Highly recommend this to anyone thinking about it.
Grand Canyon by Helicopter
sean_c, Mar 2023
Incredible experience, highly recommended! Great views and interesting commentary from the pilot. Thanks
Watch out for clouds
Ann_B, Mar 2023
Even though our flight time was much later, the tour operator decided no flights all day. The day was a beautiful day! Such a waste.
GC helicopter ride
Daniel_M, Feb 2023
Sharing this amazing beautiful moment with my mom ♥️ it was truly a blessing. And I will be recommending it to everyone!
Just awesome!!! Views of...
Steve_C, Feb 2023
Just awesome!!! Views of the Grand Canyon were incredible and the pilot was very informative! Perfect weather. Would definitely recommend!
Best experience ever !
Gabby_M, Feb 2023
Best experience ever . Pilot was really friendly. Super attentive . Ride was amazing with the best views ever .
Had a great time. Pilot...
May_D, Feb 2023
Had a great time. Pilot was friendly and professional. First helicopter ride so very excited. Awesome
We had a great time. The...
Kevin_B, Feb 2023
We had a great time. The pilot was very good and hilarious. This was our first time in a helicopter. I would love to fly again.
Views that could not be beat!
Nicole_G, Jan 2023
This was our first view of the Grand Canyon, and wow was it special! Our pilot Jeff made the experience even better by pointing out great picture spots ahead of time and giving us the history of the area. The views were absolutely breathtaking and could not be beat from the ground. We did this tour in January which allowed us to see the north rim as well. The 45 minute tour was ideal to be able to see all of the park and not feel rushed. If you get the opportunity to do this tour, take it!
Will definitely do it again
Gio_A, Dec 2022
When the treetops we were flying over opened to the biggest hole on Earth!!! That was a breathtaking perspective of the Canyon you just can’t experience on the ground
Best 60th Birthday!
Mark_C, Dec 2022
The Maverick Helicopter Tour was definitely the highlight of our trip to the Grand Canyon. After viewing the Canyon from the South Rim, you realize you can't really absorb the grandeur of it all without an aerial view. Indeed, it was spectacular! The team at Maverick took great care of my daughters and me with their convenient location, easy check in, a nice smooth ride and an easy going, entertaining and knowledgeable pilot. Overall, an excellent experience I highly recommend.
Amazing Views of Grand Canyon
MaryU_H, Dec 2022
Wonderful views and breathtaking atmosphere! Really amazing. You never, ever will be able to see the Grand Canyon this way! Wow!!
Grand Canyon at it’s best.
James_F, Dec 2022
The spectacular views that were gently moving by all the while moving at 120 miles per hour. Good descriptive feedback from pilot as our tour guide. Just amazing.
First time to visit Grand...
Roger_B, Dec 2022
First time to visit Grand Canyon and would recommend it to anyone planning a trip there in the future.