Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

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From $110.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 to 12 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 10 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Weight limits apply: Maximum per-passenger weight is 250lbs. Maximum weight of all passengers combined must not exceed 500lbs. Passenger weights must be accurately provided at time of booking. Groups reaching a combined weight of 500 lbs will be subject to a weight check upon arrival for their flight. Any individual weighing 300 lbs or more will not be permitted to fly per the limitations of the aircraft. Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price. Showcasing beautiful Fallen Leaf lake, Cascade Lake, Taylor Creek, and Pope Beach, this tour heads to breathtaking Emerald Bay. Surrounded by granite cathedrals and fed by Eagle falls, the lake's only true bay is named for its emerald green waters.

    What's Included

    • Helicopter tour of Emerald Bay
    • Noise reducing headsets
    • Live commentary on board
    • Gratuities

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Tahoe Helicopters
      1901 Airport Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

      Inside the main lobby of the Lake Tahoe Airport

    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 within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Maximum weight per person is 250 pounds (113kg)
    • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required. Please call tour operator prior to flight to arrange this. A full refund will be given if disability cannot be accommodated.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Maximum combined passenger weight is 500lbs per flight and strictly enforced
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    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.

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    Featured review
    It’s a must to add onto your bucket list ! Get a full view of the beautiful city of Lake Tahoe. Well worth it !!!!
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    Amazing views, pilot was...
    Animesh_M, Mar 2023
    Amazing views, pilot was very friendly, 10/10 experience. Especially liked the view of emerald bay from the sky
    10000/10 Experience. Just book it.
    Danielle_M, Feb 2023
    This was an AMAZING experience. I wanted to show my boyfriend emerald bay, but the road was closed - I found this helicopter ride and booked immediately. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. Our pilot was so knowledgeable and awesome to fly with. If you're even thinking about doing this, just book it. You will not regret. The views were immaculate.
    Alaska to Tahoe…left speechless
    Julie_F, Jan 2023
    The pilot was super accommodating and reassuring. I was nervous and a bit afraid. The ride was smooth, informative and the sights were gorgeous. The weather was clear so we got to experience the best tour ever! I am from Alaska so I’m surrounded by beautiful mountains and snow. The sights here were beautiful in its own way. We checked off one more thing on our bucket list. Thank you so much. Our pilot was the best!!!
    Ken_M, Jan 2023
    My family had a wonderful time and i truly appreciate the pilot bryce for giving the girls a great experience!!! This is a real bucket list experience that i never had on my list thats now added so can do it again lol
    Amazing trip!
    Francesca_W, Jan 2023
    Incredible trip! Was very nervous at first but was a smooth ride. Would 1000% do it again! Our pilot was very knowledgeable of the area, friendly!
    Sadly we did not go up in...
    Rajiv_R, Jan 2023
    Sadly we did not go up in the air because of the weather but I appreciate Matt’s communication before the trip. He let us know days in advance we may not fly. Hopefully we can go in the future
    Beautiful from the air
    Irma_M, Dec 2022
    The most beautiful experience was to see Lake Tahoe from the air. The pilot was very friendly. We felt very comfortable during the helicopter tour.
    Breathe taking experience with wonderful scenic aerial beauty of the Great Lake Tahoe
    Rohin_A, Dec 2022
    We had a great experience flying , so far this is our best experience and best helicopter ride … one of the must to do in such a wonderful place - Lake Tahoe
    Elizbeth_R, Dec 2022
    Amazing experience, worth every penny, personal was super friendly, uplifting and outgoing. The pilot tells you about historical places and names of lakes, mountains and trail hikes throughout the ride.
    Excellent experience! The...
    Pedro_J, Dec 2022
    Excellent experience! The view is spectacular. I will definitely do it again!!! Thank you so much for everything!!!
    First ride
    Daniel_S, Nov 2022
    First helicopter flight ever. It was awesome. The pilot was very knowledgeable of the area as well. We got married the day before and the pilot took us back over the spot where we got married.
    Awesome Bee-hopper Ride
    Jeanette_T, Nov 2022
    Pilot (Matt) very friendly, told all about area. Wonderful experience!! Great! Took us to Emerald Bay and flew over sight we'll be getting married at.
    Do it!
    pgxx7rz28g, Nov 2022
    Such a fun adventure! Bryce was our guide and he was so chill and confident it made the flight less scary! 100% percent would do this again, a beautiful for to view the lake
    Awesome Experience
    Tina_W, Oct 2022
    Bryce (sp?). Was the most gracious host and very passionate about sharing his knowledge and love of the area
    Memorable Helicopter ride
    Jose_T, Oct 2022
    This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had was on my bucket list to do I’m glad I was able to do this especially in such a beautiful place like Lake Tahoe thank you so much it was awesome
    Badass! 🤘
    Brandon_R, Oct 2022
    The take off, going over the lake and the landing. Over all awesome and would love to go again. Highly recommended.
    Worth the impulse buy!
    Noah_D, Sep 2022
    The aerial view of the lake was astounding. It was our first time in a helicopter and was a great experience. Our pilot was personable and a great addition to an already rich experience. We highly recommend booking! Compared to the other helicopter tours, this one looks short on paper. However, it was more than enough time to see Emerald Bay and the southwest side of the lake.
    Marlenne_M, Sep 2022
    Everything okay I’m so happy for live this experience so good, I celebrated anniversary and he love it
    An experience of a life time!!
    Hannah_F, Jul 2022
    Being able to see Lake Tahoe from above was amazing!! The day was perfect, our pilot was informative, the ride was smooth and the view was breathtaking!! A must!! Definitely going to recommend this tour to other friends and with family!
    Lake Tahoe's most wonderful experience. we had
    ROSIBEL_G, Jul 2022
    First time for my husband and I. We were kind of nervous but all of the staff was very nice and professional. We did only the 15 minute tour since it was our first time but we will definitely do the 1 hour next time. Great experience.