Lake Tahoe

Zephyr Cove Helicopter Tour

Badge of ExcellenceSouth Lake Tahoe, United States

From $180.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 20 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This tour encompasses the entire south shore of Lake Tahoe, starting with a trip up the east shore into Nevada. Witness the beautiful indigo blue waters and teal shorelines as you fly to Zephyr Cove. After circling Zephyr Cove, the tour heads west along the south shoreline past Fallen Leaf Lake and Cascade Lake to Emerald Bay.

    What's Included

    • Helicopter tour of Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, and Zephyr Cove
    • Noise reducing headsets
    • Live commentary on board
    • Gratuities

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

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

      Suite 106, in the main lobby.

    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
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Maximum weight per person of 250 pounds (113kg) is strictly enforced
    • 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 of 500lbs is 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
    Friendly and knowledgeable pilot. First but for sure not our last time! Would recommend this to all our friends and family.
    33 reviews
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    Great experience
    Sundi_M, Aug 2022
    Friendly and knowledgeable pilot. First but for sure not our last time! Would recommend this to all our friends and family.
    Tara_A, Aug 2022
    Beautiful day for a helicopter ride around Tahoe! Pilot was great and the ride was awesome! Learned some new Tahoe history as well
    Our pilot Bryce was...
    Christopher_H, Jul 2022
    Our pilot Bryce was awesome, upbeat, and knowledgeable about the area. Had a absolute blast! Would highly recommend
    Loved it!!
    Kaden_F, Jul 2022
    Our tour guide was very nice and funny! The scenery was beautiful will be returning again. There was little to no wait time and they got us up early.
    Carlos_G, Jun 2022
    Extremely memorable experience. Highly recommend to anyone visiting lake tahoe. The operators were great
    Best part of our two day visit to Lake Tahoe! We’ll definitely be back.
    Pamela_D, May 2022
    Our helicopter ride was most memorable and exciting. Matt and Bryce were very professional and accommodating and showed us a phenomenal time. I told us very interesting facts about Lake Tahoe, showed us a home that was worth $100 million, most expensive house in America. Made us laugh tipped us sideways so we could get a better view of the little coves and waterfalls. Gave us probably 10 minutes longer than we paid for a trip and it was thrilling to say the least. When we went back to the office we bought sweatshirts to remember the event and they’re wonderful beautiful! I can’t say enough about this trip and Matt and Bryce we tipped them well 😎
    Amazing Views!
    Mary_d, Mar 2022
    I’ve been to Lake Tahoe multiple times during different seasons, so I thought I’d seen all it had to offer. But this helicopter ride was absolutely breathtaking and I was amazed at the aerial views that I’ve been missing! I highly recommend to any visitors in the area! Our pilot Davis was also very kind and knowledgeable, overall great experience!
    Muhammad_N, Feb 2022
    This was great & memorable.. the view was excellent and the tour guide was very informative. I highly recommend this as it was worth the money.
    Beautiful Morning
    David_G, Feb 2022
    Had a great time flying with our pilot Matt. Lake Tahoe is beautiful and we highly recommend the tour.
    Amazing customer service
    Jeff_T, Nov 2021
    Amazing customer service - We arrived early and asked if we could have more time and they accommodated
    Ryan_D, Aug 2021
    This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I highly recommend the pilot was great. The aerial view of Tahoe was unforgettable. 😎
    Eduard_H, Jul 2021
    Riding the helicopter with an awesome pilot: Marius Wheather was’t on our side but he made it work. We will fly again with Viatours.
    Amazing experience!
    Nicholas_H, Jun 2021
    Very cool to see Tahoe from a different point of view! Our pilot explained what everything was! Very fun experience!
    Flying high in Tahoe
    Brenda_M, Jun 2021
    So much fun! The lake is spectacular from that view! Would definitely do it again! Our pilot was very informative and super friendly, great with my four year old grandson.
    Trip cancelled
    Greg_B, Feb 2021
    They called to cancel our trip a few hours prior to scheduled time, was told because of unscheduled maintenance. Disappointing.
    Response from Host, Feb 2021
    We apologize for the inconvenience. Unscheduled maintenance is very disappointing to us as well. When mechanical issues arise, we always place the safety of our passengers before profit and take the less desirable route of cancelling or rescheduling until mechanical issues can be resolved.
    I love it
    Nabila_M, Jan 2021
    I love the experience was about 25 minutes but I really enjoyed it. Thanks to my pilot regards Nabila Martin
    Loved it!
    Debra_S, Jan 2021
    My 5-year-old was so excited for his first helicopter ride ever and helicopter tours was wonderful in providing an exceptional experience and playing into his excitement! It's a great alternative for someone who is unable to ski while others are enjoying the slopes. Only constructive feedback would be for more transparency on the waterfall tour description since it is not possible to see waterfalls year-round. Otherwise, great company and would definitely use again!
    Great to Do item!!
    Michael_T, Oct 2020
    What a great experience. We enjoyed the great views of the lake and the surrounding area from the air.
    First timers
    Paradise695195, Nov 2018
    Me and my girlfriend booked this tour last minute and were so glad we did! Beautiful sites and the pilot josh was very kind and professional.