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  1. United States
  2. Illinois
  3. Chicago
  4. Navy Pier

Chicago: Daytime Helicopter Tour

Product ID: 80037
Experience the Chicago skyline from a helicopter as your pilot narrates interesting facts about the city's history while flying over iconic landmarks.

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About this activity
Duration: 15 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Check off your bucket list with this incredible experience
  • Capture picturesque panoramas of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park and Lincoln Park
  • View Chicago's most iconic landmarks like Navy Pier, Willis Tower, Wrigley Field and countless others
  • Listen to interesting facts about Chicago from your professional, experienced pilot
Full description
Conveniently located minutes from the Chicago Loop, check in for your flight and browse the Chicago history exhibit highlighting the people, places and events that make Chicago so unique. 

After all appropriate safety and security checks, board the climate-controlled helicopter and meet your experienced pilots before beginning the tour at Chicago's South Shore over McCormick Place and along Lake Shore Drive.

Take in the unobstructed 180-degree views of the city's architecture, including the Willis Tower and John Hancock Building, while your pilot talks about pre-modern history of the Chicago River, Navy Pier and Streeterville. Fly along the picturesque beaches that line the shore before heading back to view the Magnificent Mile and Grant Park.
  • Guided tour
  • On-site parking
  • On-site lockers for storage
  • Taxes and fees
  • Noise canceling headsets
  • Access to 6,000 square feet customer experience center
What’s Not Included
  • Printed 8x10 photo, available for $25 USD
  • Snacks and drinks, available to purchase

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

1339 S. Wood St., Chicago, IL 60608

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Bags, purses, scarves, hats and Galaxy Note 7 are prohibited in the helicopter
• There is a strict 250 pound (about 113 kilogram) weight limit per passenger
• While helicopters are climate controlled, please wear seasonal clothes
• Weather cancellations will be rescheduled at your convenience and for your safety
• A valid photo ID is required at check-in for riders 16 years and older
• This tour is recommended for children 5 years and older
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From US$ 189.99 US$ 155.79 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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From walking in the door to leaving an absolutely fantastic experience. Your front of house staff are excellent, the instruction from the guys who get you ready for the flight were superb just enough authority to make you listen up and take note but not too officious. A well oiled machine from start to finish with the photo opportunity and the flight itself was excellent even more so because the weather was kind and bright. The pilot Warren made us all feel welcome and involved and gave us a very smooth ride with plenty of information well delivered. Overall, I say again a very well run organisation great friendly staff and an experience I’d recommend any time to any one. Tanks

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November 2, 2019

Absolutely wonderful!

I was only in Chicago for one full day, and I have to say that this was the best way to see Chicago by helicopter. It was a beautiful clear day. The staff was very wonderful greeted by ladies at the counter and then instructed by a gentleman about a safeguard video. Was help out by two guys to board the helicopter, and greet by our pilot. I apologized for not remembering all your names, but I thank the 5 of you for such a wonderful experience.

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June 29, 2019

Eric is a great pilot

September 9, 2019

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Chicago Helicopter Experience

Product ID: 80037