Big Easy Helicopters Sunset Tour View of New Orleans Downtown with Steamboat Natchez

New Orleans Sightseeing Tours with the best view ever!

Choose from one of our Popular helicopter tours, or let us customize your helicopter tour for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Most helicopter tours range from 15 minutes to 60 minutes. The longer the flight, the more you will see!

New Orleans sightseeing at it’s finest! We can take you on a shorter sightseeing tour of the city, or longer tours that include more of the city, plus the surrounding swamps and bayous. A helicopter tour is truly the best way to see it all – we know you’ll be glad you made this one of your New Orleans “things to do”!

Ask about our special Group Rates – we want to make your get-together the best ever!

Click on any tour to get a complete description, including rates and length of tour!

**Rates are based on 2 person minimum.

New Orleans Riverwalk as see from helicopter

15 minute helicopter tour $99/person
20 minute helicopter tour $129/person

All tours are minimum 2 person

Downtown City Tours are 15 and 20 minute tours.15 minute tour includes Lake Pontchartrain, City Park,  the downtown area including the Superdome, French Quarter and Mississippi River, and the lower Ninth Ward, which is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
The 20 minute tour also includes heading east to Bayou Bienvenue and the Chalmette Battlefields, the site of the Battle of New Orleans.

You’ll be amazed at how much you can see from a helicopter!  To see even more, check out our All Around Town and Lagniappe tours!

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Tour Name: Downtown City Tour All Around Town Lagniappe Wetlands Wildlife Sunset Tour Photo Tour Custom Tour
Tour Length:  15 min 20 min 30 min 45 min 60 min custom

Big Easy Helicopters New Orleans City Tour

Approx 30 min tour  $179/person
Approx 45 min tour  $259/person

All tours are minimum 2 person

This helicopter tour takes you from Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans East, including MRGO, NASA, Six Flags, the Chalmette Battlefields and the wetlands of Bayou Bienvenue and Bayou Savauge, then to the urban area of the French Quarter, Downtown, Mississippi Riverfront, and the Uptown and Garden Districts, then over to City Park and the racetrack Fairgrounds, UNO and the Marina. The 45 minute tour continues further into the uptown area, including the Audubon Zoo and the Riverbend area.

This sightseeing tour will give you a whole new understanding of just how unique New Orleans is!  If you want to venture a bit further and see more of the wetlands surrounding New Orleans, check out the Lagniappe tour!

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Big Easy Helicopters Tour Huey P Long Bridge

Approx 1 hour    $369/person  *rates based on 2 person minimum

Lagniappe means “a little something extra” — but this tour packs a lot!  See the sights from Lake Pontchartrain, travel East to Six Flags, NASA Michoud, the MRGO, Chalmette Battlefields, Battery Bienvenue, the Lower 9th Ward, then to downtown and the French Quarter, continue along the Mississippi River to Mardi Gras World, the Uptown and Garden District areas, Audubon Zoo and the Riverbend, then head west to see the marsh and swamplands! Discover the wonder of a great city surrounded by water, all in one great tour!

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Big Easy Helicopters Wetlands Wildlife Tour

45 min tour: $289/person
60 min tour: $349/person
2 person minimum

You’ll start with a short tour of the city, then fly west to check out the rustic beauty of the marsh and swamplands.  This tour will take you deep into authentic cypress swamps teeming with wildlife including alligators and bald eagles. Breathtaking views you won’t find anywhere else.

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Tour Name: Downtown City Tour All Around Town Lagniappe Wetlands Wildlife Sunset Tour Photo Tour Custom Tour
Tour Length:  15 min 20 min 30 min 45 min 60 min custom

Big Easy Helicopters Sunset Tour

Sunsets over Lake Pontchartrain and the surrounding marshes and bayous are absolutely breathtaking.  You’ll start with a tour of the city and surrounding areas, then head to spots that display the sunset the best. Sunset Tours include the Video Package CD and a bottle of champagne to help you kick back, relax and enjoy the view! Only 1 Sunset Tour offered daily – get it before it’s gone!  Tours leave approximately 1 hour before sunset.

Sunset Tours include Video Package and Champagne at no extra charge. Add a little more romance with flowers and edible treats for just $35.

45 min tour: $329/person
60 min tour $399/person

New Orleans Skyline Sunset Helicopter Tour

We offer Packages to customize your tour for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Romance Package – add some romance to any of our Tours. Package includes champagne, flowers, and your choice of edible treats.  $75

Video Package – we have 3 cameras taking videos of the entire flight. We can save the unedited videos to a CD for you, allowing you to share the most awesome “vacation movies” ever.  $40

If you have a special tour you’d like to take that we haven’t already thought of, let us know. We can customize your Tour for special events, or just to have a unique experience!  Helicopter tours make a lasting impression and memories to keep for a lifetime!  Pricing will depend on tour length and customization.

Big Easy Helicopters Wetlands Wildlife Tour

Get photos like never before! Choose your subject matter and destination and we’ll help you get those once-in-a-lifetime photos!

Photo flight rates are determined by total flight time. Call us and give us details of what you are wanting to photograph, and we will help you plan the tour and work up the best rate for you that we can!

Information for All Tours

To book your helicopter tour, first review the tour descriptions to see which tour you’d like to take.  Click on the “I’m Ready! Book My Tour!” button to go to the booking page. Please indicate the date and time you would like to take your tour, the name of the tour, and the number in your party.

All tours are weather permitting. For your safety, our pilots reserved the right to postpone any tour due to inclement weather. In the event the tour is postponed due to weather, we will make every effort to reschedule to a time convenient for you. If we are unable to agree upon a reschedule time, we will refund your booking fee.

We offer tours for 2 to 3 people. Tour rates are based on the duration of tour and the number of passengers.

In order to ensure the safety of all passengers during the operation of the helicopter, there is a weight limit of 280 lbs per seat.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Unless otherwise planned, all tours depart from and return to Lakefront Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many passengers can you take on a tour?

All of our tours have a 2 person minimum, 3 person maximum at a time. If you have a larger group, call us so we can coordinate tours to accommodate your schedule.  Ask us about our Group Super Saver rates!

What can I expect from a City Tour/Wildlife Tour?

No matter which tour package you choose, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the city and surrounding areas, all from the unique perspective that you can only get from a helicopter!  You will typically be flying at elevations between 500 and 1000 feet, depending on the location during the tour.  Our pilots provide a narrative during your tour, including historical background and pointing out things to see and do once you are back on the ground!

What time of day are the tours?

Tours are generally available between 10 am and 6 pm, later in the summer. We may be able to accommodate special requests outside of those hours, just mention your preference at time of booking and we will contact you.  Tours can be booked any time of year, but for safety purposes, all flights are weather permitting.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself and your sense of adventure! You may also want to bring your camera – there will be stunning photo opportunities!

What kind of helicopters do you have?

We operate the Robinson R44 Raven II (IFR equipped).  These helicopters are rated tops in safety for their class!

Can we fly with the doors off?

Yes! If you really want to take your experience to the next level, you can request that your pilot remove the doors on the helicopter to allow you an unobstructed view of the sights.

What about safety?

The safety of our passengers and our pilots is our top priority. All of our pilots and equipment are inspected and certified based on FAA standards. All passengers are briefed on safety protocols prior to each flight after the pilot has completed the pre-flight safety check of the helicopter. At all times during fights, passengers must remain in their seats with safety belts fastened.  We only fly during “Visual Flight Rules” weather conditions, meaning we don’t fly if it is raining or if it is too windy.

How loud is it?

The noise level is moderate, but all passengers are provided with noise-cancelling headsets so that you can communicate with the pilot and other passengers for the duration of the flight.

Can I take pictures?

Yes! No matter when your flight is, we guarantee you will experience some pretty awesome sights that you will want to capture. (For safety reasons, we do not allow flash photography, as it can be distracting and interfere with the pilot’s vision. You won’t be needing a flash anyway!)

Can the tour depart/return from an alternative location?

There are options for alternative rendezvous locations for flights, including the downtown heliport located at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
For any alternative departure locations, fuel and landing fee surcharges will apply.

Please contact us directly about booking a tour for an alternative departure location.