New Orleans: Daytime City Helicopter Tour

4.9 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: Heli Co New Orleans

New Orleans: Daytime City Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Heli Co New Orleans

From US$ 135.74 per person

Experience New Orleans from a helicopter as your pilot shares interesting facts about the city. Fly over iconic landmarks like the French Quarter and New Orleans City Park.

About this activity

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Duration 7 - 20 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 3 participants


  • Soar above the mighty Mississippi River, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • Choose between the 15-mile city tour or the 30-mile city and swamp tour
  • Enjoy amazing views of New Orleans with every seat being a window seat
  • Listen to interesting facts about the city from your professional, experienced pilot
Full description

Hop aboard the helicopter at New Orleans Lakefront Airport, just 15 minutes from the French Quarter, and get ready to experience New Orleans from a new perspective. Choose between two different flight options. Choose the 15-mile option to fly over the city for approximately 12-15 minutes. Experience sites from above such as Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, and Bourbon Street. In addition to getting a close-up aerial view of the French Quarter, you will pass by the Central Business District, Canal Street, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and fly over City Park. This park is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana’s Children’s Museum, and the Bayou Oaks golf course. Next door is the Fair Grounds, home to the Louisiana Derby as well the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Choose the 30-mile option and get the opportunity to fly over both the city and the swamps for a total flight time of approximately 24 minutes. Fly over an abandoned theme park, see a NASA rocket building facility, and soar over the swamps along Lake Borgne.

Flying back towards the city you will pass by the Chalmette Battlefield and follow the mighty Mississippi River back to the French Quarter and Central Business District to see all of the sights on the 15-mile tour as well. At the end of the tour the helicopter will land back at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

  • Noise-cancelling headsets
  • Tour narration from your pilot
  • Window seat for each passenger
  • On-site parking
  • Taxes and fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Digital photo package (available for $20)
Not suitable for
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  •  Strict individual passenger weight limit of 300 pounds
  •  Maximum combined weight of the entire group of 2-3 people is 575 pounds
  •  All passengers will be weighed at check-in for the weight and balance of the helicopter
  •  If your flight is cancelled due to weather or safety of flight reasons, you are eligible to reschedule or receive a full refund
  •  Valid photo ID or passport is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Everything was fantastic. We went up for our anniversary. They had chilled champagne with HeliCo champagne glass we got to keep as souvenirs. Matt (our pilot) we super professional as well as knowledge. My only recommendation is to do the longer flight! So well worth it! We will be back! David Phillips May 2022

May 23, 2022

I have taken quite a few helicopter flights offshore for work in drill ships and have flown during my time as a Marine but I must say the pilot and staff made me and my fiancée experience nothing but comfort, pleasure and safety during our time in the air. I have already begun telling my family and friends about them and I highly suggest people try their company. Two thumbs up Helicoptors !!!

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