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Sundance Helicopters wins Readers' Choice award

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Top helicopter tour company takes flight over Vegas and the Grand Canyon

Whether it’s the magisterial rock formations of the Grand Canyon, flashing neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip, churning waters of Niagara Falls or stern rock faces of Mt. Rushmore, North America’s top destinations often look even better from the air.

  • Sundance Helicopters

    Sundance Helicopters take scenic flights above Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. Passengers can combine their flight with a Pink Jeep tour, boat trip through the Grand Canyon, ATV ride through Lake Mead National Park or a wine tasting and dinner at one of Nevada’s top restaurants.
    Photo courtesy of Sundance Helicopters

  • Alaska Ultimate Safaris

    Alaska Ultimate Safaris unlocks the natural beauty of the Kenai Peninsula, with helicopter tours to active volcanoes, bear viewing areas and the spectacular glaciers of Alaska’s Harding Ice Field.
    Photo courtesy of Carol Drake / Alaska Ultimate Safaris

  • Guidance Air

    Among the most popular outdoor activities in Sedona is a helicopter flight above the magnificent red rock formations. Guidance Air offers scenic flights to natural landmarks like Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, as well as special tours to the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.
    Photo courtesy of Guidance Air

  • Serenity Helicopter Tours

    Serenity Helicopters takes visitors on daily flights to the Grand Canyon. Take a romantic sunset flight over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam in route to the main attraction, before landing some 4,000 feet below the canyon’s rim at a private landing site for a champagne picnic.
    Photo courtesy of Wade Vandervort / Serenity Helicopter Tours

  • Maverick Helicopters

    Maverick Helicopters operates in both Las Vegas and Hawaii, offering a wide range of experiences. See the sparkling lights of the Strip or Mother Nature’s masterpiece at the Grand Canyon, or hover above the Hana Rainforest of Maui or the lush cliffs of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast.
    Photo courtesy of Maverick Helicopters

  • Black Hills Helicopters

    Passengers aboard a Black Hills Helicopters flight get to see two of the world’s largest sculptures – Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse – from a new perspective. These flights also show off the unique geology of South Dakota’s Black Hills.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / photosbyjim

  • Seward Helicopter Tours

    Climbing aboard a Seward Helicopter Tours flight means soaring above Kenai Fjords National Park and Chugach National Forest in search of glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife, or landing on a glacier for a spectacular photo op or day of dog sledding.
    Photo courtesy of Joel Krahn / Seward Helicopter Tours

  • Alpine Air Alaska

    Alpine Air Alaska offers a range of “heli-adventures” – everything from heli-hiking, ice climbing and glacier camping to more novel activities like glacier golfing. Helicopter flightseeing tours from Girdwood and Seward show off Alaska’s majesty.
    Photo courtesy of Ralph Kristopher / Alpine Air AlaskaRalph Kristopher/Alpine Air Alaska

  • Blackcomb Helicopters

    Blackcomb Helicopters’ fleet of choppers unlocks numerous adventures in the Pacific Northwest, including heli sightseeing, glacier landings, fly-in picnics and heli-hiking in the mountains of British Columbia.
    Photo courtesy of Randy Lincks / Blackcomb Helicopter

  • Pacific Helicopter Tours

    Pacific Helicopter Tours takes the doors off their tours for a more sensory experience soaring above Maui and Molokai. Everyone gets a window seat, and there’s no glare or reflection to ruin photos of the flight.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / thinkreaction

The top 10 winners in the category Best Helicopter Tour are as follows:

  1. Sundance Helicopters
  2. Alaska Ultimate Safaris
  3. Guidance Air
  4. Serenity Helicopter Tours
  5. Maverick Helicopters
  6. Black Hills Helicopters
  7. Seward Helicopter Tours
  8. Alpine Air Alaska
  9. Blackcomb Helicopters
  10. Pacific Helicopter Tours

A panel of experts (listed below) partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning helicopter companies!

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Jeremy Clement

Jeremy Clement is a Co-Founder at Project...  Read More

Jeremy Clement is a Co-Founder at Project Expedition, a website where travelers can discover and book tours and activities in destinations around the world. Based in New York City, Jeremy leads the Customer Experience team at Project Expedition, which provides clients with premium support and curated travel experiences. Prior to Project Expedition, Jeremy spent seven years at Bloomberg, with long-term assignments in their New York, London, and Tokyo offices. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute.

Jeremy Clement

Jeremy Clement
Jeremy Clement is a Co-Founder at Project Expedition, a website where travelers can discover and book tours and activities in destinations around the world. Based in New York City, Jeremy leads the Customer Experience team at Project Expedition, which provides clients with premium support and curated travel experiences. Prior to Project Expedition, Jeremy spent seven years at Bloomberg, with long-term assignments in their New York, London, and Tokyo offices. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute.

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