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.
Starting at South Tahoe Airport, this 30 minute tour first embarks to Emerald Bay, then south past Mount Tallac, and over the shoreline of Fallen Leaf lake. Head west over Glen Alpine Falls below, climbing towards Pyramid Peak. The area is scattered with myriad lakes and waterfalls. Fly over Lake Aloha and past Horsetail Falls, dropping nearly 500 feet.
Helicopter tour of Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Horsetail Falls, and Echo Lakes
Noise reducing headsets
Live commentary on board
Meeting And Pickup
1901 Airport Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA
Suite 106, in main lobby
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Total weight per passenger: 299 lbs
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
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 500 pounds (227kg)
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Sharon_N, Feb 2023
Beautiful, wish it was a little longer. Our pilot was very informative and weather was great. Highly recommend. Checked off one of our bucket list. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Very much worth it!!
Bonnie_S, Oct 2022
Staff and pilot were extremely accomodating. Good narration. Beautiful views. Good photo ops. No waterfalls - dry conditions. But with all of the other scenry it really didn't matter. Smooth ride.
Isabella_H, Oct 2022
I took my boyfriend on this helicopter ride for our anniversary and both of us absolutely loved it! Levi was so much fun to talk to and he provided a bunch of information on what we were seeing but also the process of being a helicopter pilot since my boyfriend was interested in being one. So awesome! Would highly recommend.
Great Helicopter Ride!
Brenda_K, Oct 2022
Great Helicopter ride- the pilot was very good and the ride scenery was phenomenal. We were able to see so much more from the air than just driving around. It gave us a lot of perspective.
No waterfalls but great ride
WILLIAM_S, Oct 2022
There were no waterfalls, this should clearly stated that during the summer/winter there may not be waterfalls. It’s the reason I went. The tour guide was great, stunning views and awesome lakes
Ashley_V, Oct 2022
Amazing experience! Definitely a beautiful and exciting way to enjoy the lakes and mountains! Our pilot Levi was great as well! Definitely made our honeymoon perfect!
They Cancelled our trip last minute
Jennifer_S, Sep 2022
This was a bit of a disappointment as our much anticipated 30min Helicopter 🚁 Tour was cancelled due to mechanical repairs…we totally understood that was a necessary adjustment however they didn’t offer to place us on a different tour that day (I believe there were 3 diff tours offered by this company) and they were super casual about the cancellation…wish we could have been placed on any other helicopter tour.
This was an amazing...
BRENDA_R, Aug 2022
This was an amazing experience. I surprised my partner with this trip and he was more than excited too! Definitely worth it!
It’s was amazing trip....
Faramarz_N, Aug 2022
It’s was amazing trip. Very beautiful view to the Lake and mountains . Pilot was very friendly . Can’t wait to do it again.
Loved seeing Tahoe from...
Katherine_C, Jul 2022
Loved seeing Tahoe from above. Great experience. Brice was a wonderful guide. Unforgettable adventure.
Chadd_C, Jul 2022
Amazing views of the entire lake and waterfalls. Blake our pilot was super friendly and knowledgeable. We are going to come back in the winter and take another tour. We highly recommend booking your tour asap!
This was a surprise for...
Ronald_W, Jun 2022
This was a surprise for our 15 year old grandson. He loved it! Grandpa went with him and they both enjoyed the ride, views and the pilot.
Ashley_R, Jun 2022
So fun! Great ride! Would definitely recommend! A trip for everyone to enjoy and have so much fun on!
Wonderful experience and...
Jeremy_S, Jun 2022
Wonderful experience and the pilot was great!! Very informative and quite the comedian! It was a wonderful time!!
Joseph_P, Jun 2022
Matt and Bryce were both an excellent guide and pilot. Gave us a beautiful view of Tahoe better than I even excepted.
TarunKumar_K, May 2022
The ride was amazing, highly recommend.
The views are so worth it and our pilot was so helpful and informative!
Jessica_A, May 2022
The views are amazing, The pilot amazing, very nice and helpful.
We loved it. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience.
Anastasia_F, Apr 2022
The tour was great. I'd say the price is slightly steep but they also make it a private tour for you only so it is definitely worth it. I think playing music while flying will make the experience more enjoyable.
Jamen_M, Mar 2022
The best experience I've ever had. It's worth every dollar for this experience. Get a different perspective on the surrounding areas
Matt was an awesome...
Bond_A, Feb 2022
Matt was an awesome pilot. The tour was beautiful; a must take tour when in Tahoe. We will be taking this tour again in the summer when we return!