Sightseeing Helicopter Tour of Newport

Enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Tour Together of Newport's Famous Sights

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Sightseeing Helicopter Tour of Newport

Enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Tour Together of Newport's Famous Sights

5 stars rating 57 Reviews
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Explore the coastline of Newport, Rhode Island via Helicopter during this scenic airborne adventure! You and your guest will enjoy Bird’s Eye views of New England and share in this memorable experience gift!

The fun begins at the Newport Airport. Here you and your guest will meet your friendly Pilot after you check-in for this sightseeing flight. Once you have been briefed on the safety aspects of riding in a helicopter, you will hop into the Robinson R44, strap yourself in, and put your headsets on. Next, it’s time for take-off! Your Pilot will fly you over the Island and throughout this 10 to 12 minute helicopter ride you will enjoy views of the breathtaking mansions that dot the shoreline including: Rosecliff, Marble House, The Elms, plus Hammersmith Farm and The Breakers!

As you fly above the shore, the Pilot will fill you in on the views below and provide a bit of background and history about this famous summer retreat. So whether you are looking for fun things to do in Newport or a unique New England gift, this Newport Helicopter Tour is the ticket!

Who Who
The Sightseeing Helicopter Tour of Newport for Two Xperience Certificate® is for two participants.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for additional guests.

LocationLocation
Rhode Island, Middletown

When When
The Newport Helicopter Tours are offered Monday through Sunday, year-round, subject to availability. Flights take place between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

duration Duration
The New England Helicopter Rides have a flight time of 10 to 12 minutes and a total duration of 45 minutes, unless an Extended Flight Option is selected.

Weather Weather
The Helicopter Flights may be rescheduled by the pilot due to inclement weather conditions.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, layers and flat rubber-soled athletic shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
The Flights take place in a Robinson R44. Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 300lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation. All flights are subject to weight and balance limitations, as well as weather.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-806-006

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Sightseeing Helicopter Tour of Newport Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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We had a lucky opportunity to talk to Birds Eye View Helicopters. This awesome company offer helicopter tours around Newport, Rhode Island. Birds Eye also specialize in aerial photography, giving tourists a chance to capture the beautiful and idyllic scenery through an expert lens. Read on for more information about the history of the company and all the exciting details of the experience.

Please can you tell us a little bit about the history of how Birds Eye View Helicopters began?

I earned my commercial helicopter license in 1988 and began to develop my aerial photography business photographing real estate, construction progress, and boats. In 1994 I earned my Flight Instructors license and began teaching 3 to 4 students a year with a leased Robinson R-22 Helicopter.

In 2000, I bought an existing helicopter business, based in Westport, MA with several contracts including “Deer Count” flights and many helicopter ride venues, air shows, festivals and fairs.  Over the next several years we have continued to expand Newport helicopter tours, showing both tourists and locals alike, the beautiful shorelines, the mansions of Newport and much more.
The other core part of our business is aerial photography. In addition to doing our own photography, we regularly fly other professionals and amateurs alike, covering everything from Breaking News to boat races and real estate activity. We are currently in our 15th season doing our scenic tours and have over 25 years specializing in aerial photography.

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Have you always had a passion for helicopters? Where did that passion stem from?

I took my first helicopter flight with my father at the age of 8 at the BIG E Fair, Springfield MA in a Bell – 47 (The “MASH” helicopter). I began flying regularly at the age of 14, with my Dad, and developed a tremendous love of flight. I received my private airplane license at age 17. My first helicopter lesson was in 1987. I immediately became obsessed with helicopter flight and all the exciting aspects of it; the unlimited freedoms of movement, exceptional visibility, slow and low flight all were intoxicating to me.

Helicopter flights look like an incredible experience! What is it about flying in helicopters that you enjoy the most?

Flying in helicopters allows me to fly lower and have greater visibility.  My favorite photo mission is capturing boats and regattas. The key to photographing a sail boat race is to get as close as possible so that you can get the right angle but to stay far enough away to not disturb the air going into the sails. Most of the time on these shoots we are flying only 100 feet over the water.

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That sounds so exciting! What makes your Helicopter flight experiences different for your customers?

We offer a variety of tours flying over one of the most beautiful coastlines in the country!  People visit Newport from around the world and our tours offer them the best view in a short amount of time.  We have a small helicopter, seating three passengers, which allows everyone to get a perfect view on their private tour. On our tours, everyone gets a window seat!

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Would you say your experiences are suitable for everyone? (EG. Do you often get people who have never flown in a helicopter before? Or is it mainly experienced fliers?)

Most of our passengers have never flown in a helicopter before and some have never been up in the air at all!  We have passengers of all ages fly with us and they all enjoy the adventure.  Everyone gets a headset and can talk to each other and the pilot.  After an easy take-off, the helicopter levels out and it’s a very smooth and relaxing experience. It’s similar to being in a car, just up a little higher.

Price Price: $162


Who Who:
The Sightseeing Helicopter Tour of Newport for Two Xperience Certificate® is for two participants.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for additional guests.


When When:
The Newport Helicopter Tours are offered Monday through Sunday, year-round, subject to availability. Flights take place between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The New England Helicopter Rides have a flight time of 10 to 12 minutes and a total duration of 45 minutes, unless an Extended Flight Option is selected.


Weather Weather:
The Helicopter Flights may be rescheduled by the pilot due to inclement weather conditions.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, layers and flat rubber-soled athletic shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

The Flights take place in a Robinson R44. Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 300lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation. All flights are subject to weight and balance limitations, as well as weather.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-806-006


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Sightseeing Helicopter Tour of Newport Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Review 

5 stars

 Fantastic. Everything was wonderful and I would recommend to anyone. 

- - New York

Helicopter & Wine Tasting 

3 stars

 I would of given a 5 if not for the helicopter operator he had no personality but, the views were very nice. The wine tasting was very interesting and fun, we enjoyed that very much. 

- - Rhode Island

Winery and Mansion Tour Newport 

5 stars

 It was a beautiful day in Newport so the helicoptor tour was great and the wine tasting and tour was very good too. A great day overall. 

- - Newbury, MA

Helicopter & Winery Tour Newport 

5 stars

 The Helicopter and Winery tour was outstanding. I would recommend it to anyone that would like to see the area from a different perspective. Great way to spend an afternoon. 

- - Southborough MA

Newport Mansion Helicopter & Winery Tour 

5 stars

 Fabulous experience! It was the best 60th birthday present! Would highly recommend it to anyone! 

- - Plymouth, MA

Winery and Helicopter Tour 

4 stars

 Helicopter ride was AMAZING!!! A little short but still a great ride! Newport Vineyards was nice. We were able to sample 5 wines and we received glasses. The samples were very small. The tour was not great. Overall a pretty fun trip! 

- - Danielson, CT

Winery & Mansion Tour 

5 stars

 Awesome best describes it was a really enjoyable day the helicopter flight was excellent!!! 

- - Milford Ct

Helicopter Ride & Winery Tour 

4 stars

 This experience couldn't have been more fun. The folks that run the helicopter rides couldn't have been more pleasant, helpful and efficient and the ride over Newport was breathtaking! The only small issue we had was that there was extensive renovation going on at the winery so we had a bit of an abbreviated tour, but the wine tasting was very nice. 

- - Westfield, MA

Newport Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 Helicopter ride was amazing! The ride was really smooth and gorgeous to see the mansions from the air. The winery tour was a nice addition too, only a couple minutes drive from the airstrip. I'd highly recommend this tour! 

- - North Andover, MA

Mansion and Wine Tour 

5 stars

 It was a great experience! Wish The helicopter ride was longer!! 

- - Chelmsford MA

Helicopter Tour Review 

5 stars

 My friend, Rita Slom, had a wonderful experience on a beautiful day. We both loved it. Many thanks. 

- - Middletown, R. I.

Mansion Tour and Winery 

5 stars

 The helicoptor ride was absolutely amazing! Great pilot! Beautiful views!! The winery afterward was wonderful! Definitely worth the money!!! 

- - Pepperell, MA

Helicopter/Winery Tour 

4 stars

 Had a great time on this tour. Weather was great! Helicopter ride was amazing, and wished it was longer. The pilot, Jeff was very nice, and informative. First time in a copter for my wife and I. Wine tour was very nice. Informative and intriguing. Great gift that I gave to me and my wife! 

- - North Attleboro, Ma.

Winery and Mansion Tour 

5 stars

 Awesome trip and beautiful views. Our pilot was wonderful pointing out sight along the way. We loved the tour of the Winery and the tasting was perfect 

- - Ashford

Helicopter Ride & Wine Tasting 

5 stars

 Great way to see Newport. 

- - Newport

Helicopter Mansion Tour & Winery Tour 

5 stars

 We were given the xperience gift card as a gift, which is the only reason we even knew about this. Glad we did. We had an incredible time, everyone we delt with was fabulous, and we can check 'helicopter ride' off the bucket list. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. The wine tasting was like the bonus at the end, they were generous with the selections included and we enjoyed many of the selections. What a great afternoon. 

- - Warwick, RI

Newport Winery & Mansion Tour 

5 stars

 I received this tour as a 30th birthday gift from my husband. I must say it did not disappoint! I wasn't sure at first, as I had never heard of Experiencedays.com. FANTASTIC is the only word to describe both Experiencedays.com and the tour itself. The 12 minute helicopter ride was more than enough time and both the sights and pilot were amazing. The wine tour was only 5 mins down the road from the helicopter tour. At first glance it doesn't seem like the vineyard setting. However, once you step through the doors, you are embraced by wine, grape vines, and lots of tasters! Not only were my husband and I able to try 5 wines each, but the tour of the vineyard was fun as well. Great experience! 

- - Boston, MA

Newport Winery and Mansion Tour Review 

5 stars

 Absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend this to anyone. 

- - Florida

Newport Tour 

5 stars

 We enjoyed our helicopter tour. The pilot was very informative and the views were amazing. We also enjoyed the winery tour. Great day. We have already started recommending this tour to friends. Thank you. 

- - Bradford, RI

Helo Tour 

5 stars

 We had a great time the staff was friendly and helpful. I will be telling my friends and family how much fun we had. Thanks again. 

- - East Taunton, MA

Winery and Mansion Tour in Newport for Two 

3 stars

 The helicopter tour was nice but very short we barely saw the mansions. The winery was nice, but very crowded. The winery tour really did not feel 'special' at all. 

- - Newport

Newport Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 Was great. 

- - Groton

Newport Winery and Mansion Tour 

4 stars

 This Experience was incredible. We just wish our pilot was a better tour-guide and a little more talkative. 

- - Middletown RI

Rhode Island trip 

5 stars

 We really enjoyed our experience in Newport. The people were all very friendly and helpful which was also appreciated. 

- - New Hampshire

Winery Tour and Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 Awesomeness 

- - Newport Vineyards

Helicopter Tour of Newport's Famous Mansions, Followed By a Winery Tour 

5 stars

 Enjoy a Helicopter Tour of Newport and wish it were a little longer. The woman at the desk was extremely helpful and the pilot answered all our questions and gave a great tour. GREAT JOB! Winery Tour & Wine Tasting was also good and the wines are great and enjoyed the tasting session which was helpful in making a decision about the wines to buy. 

- - Franklin, NH

Helicopter Tour 

4 stars

 Very nice helicopter tour. The views were great. Would like to have spent more time in the sky. 

- - Mansfield, MA

Helicopter and Winery Tour & Tasting 

5 stars

 My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our gift from our children. The weather couldn't have been better for the helicopter ride and the pilot was friendly and skilled. The winery tour and tasting was informative and delicious. This was a very nice package. 

- - Newport, RI

Helicopter Ride 

4 stars

 The ride was excellent. Our first time in a helicopter. Would do it again. The only thing we would suggest is to narrate a little more about what we were looking at. Thanks, Gary & Joanne Smith 

- - Braintree, Ma

Winery & Heli Tour Newport 

5 stars

 This was a great experience. The helicopter tour was awesome. It was very cool seeing the mansions from the air and then going to walk through them. The Newport Winery tour was fun too. Learned a lot about the process of making wine. Everyone at both the helicopter tour and winery were very nice. Remember to bring a camera!! 

- - Newport

Helicopter Feedback 

5 stars

 We enjoyed the flight and the tour. It was a beautiful day. Thank You 

- - Lincoln, RI

Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 Received the package as a Christmas gift from our daughter, my wife & I had an great time - the views above Newport were awesome and the winery tour & tasting was excellent. 

- - Wallingford, CT

Tour Review 

3 stars

 Something different with the helicopter ride.. would have liked the ride longer, explain and talk about what you were seeing. Could have talked a little more before the ride as well.. Very impersonal. As for the winery tour/tasting.. nothing different. 

- - Newport

Short But Sweet 

4 stars

 The tour was wonderful, but everything seemed too short. I was enjoying the helicopter ride and in the blink of an eye it was over. The tour of the winery was lovely but it was also quite short and i would have loved to have walked through more of the vineyard and perhaps had a private tour rather than being in a group of a dozen or more people. All in all though it was a great experience I just wished that it hadn't ended so soon. 

- - Boston, MA

Helicopter Ride & Winery Tour 

5 stars

 Had a great time on both the helicopter ride and winery tour. The people at both locations were friendly and happy to serve us. Looking forward to our next 'xperience day'!! 

- - Massachusetts

AWESOME!!! 

5 stars

 I got my boyfriend the winery and mansion tour for Christmas and we just went this weekend on the 3rd of Sept! What an incredible team, set up, location and view! We really appreciated our pilot Jeff''s knowledge of the area and the staff's ability to reassure my nerves! he wine tasting was outstanding and just 5 minutes from the arial tour! We loved this so much we plan on purchasing these as Christmas gifts this year for our grown children! What an AWESOME experience! 

- - Ayer, MA

Helicopter & Winery tour 

5 stars

 Enjoyed both tours however Hurricane Irene interferred. We did the Helicopter tour at the beginning of the week and the winery tour at the end of the week due to loss of power. It was however a good tour. 

- - Ma

Awesome 

5 stars

 This was an awesome experience. I would definitly recomend the two together because it was a great day, and great wine at the Newport Winery. 

- - Newport

Wow!!! 

5 stars

 We had a blast on our Mansion and Winery tour. The helicopter ride was amazing and our pilot was fabulous. He was very informative and had a great personality...we wished the ride was longer. We also had fun learning about the wine making process and tasting the wines. I thought it was a nice touch that they gave us our own wine glass to keep! 

- - Middletown RI

FANTASTIC 

5 stars

 We had the time of our life!! The people were so pleasant and made our day so enjoyable. 

- - Vermont

Helicopter Tour Review 

5 stars

 We had a great time on the winery and mansion tour, everything was well coordinated and the beautiful weather made it all that better. 

- - New York

Had a great time! 

4 stars

 This was truly the best way to see Newport! The helicopter ride was fantastic - it was a smooth ride, the pilot was great, and he took us close enough to see the city, the ocean, and the mansions. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The group winery tour was very interesting and a unique opportunity, although their wines weren't anything amazing. Still had a good time getting to see some of the best Newport has to offer. 

- - Boston

AMAZING!! 

5 stars

 This experience gift was absoutly amazing! I gave the gift to my boyfriend for our anniversary and neither one of us had ever been on a helicopter or a wine tasting before. It was truely a wonderful experience and would recommend it for anyone that's thinking about booking this trip. Words can't even express the thrill it was to see the beautiful mansions and being in the air to see it all. We also got to see seals on the rocks in the ocean. Please try it and you won't be disappointed at all. Our pilot was very informative and very nice. I believe his name was Jeff. He will make it very comfortable and will show u Newport in a whole new way! 

- - New Haven, CT

Newport Winery & Mansion Tour 

5 stars

 My wife and I really enjoyed the helicopter ride and winery tour/tasting. The pilot was extreemly competent, knowlegable, and informative. The flight was on time and the ride was smooth. The winery had some excellent wines and the tour was informative. 

- - North Reading MA

Newport Winery & Mansion Tour 

5 stars

 Fantastic! The experience was memorable, and the staff and helicopter pilot were helpful and professional. I will recommend them to my friends and family! 

- - Newport, RI

Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 The Helicopter Tour was a highly memorable experience with terrific views of Newport. The staff was great! 

- - Lakeville, Ma.

Helicopter Ride 

5 stars

 The flight was fantastic. Very smooth. I was very surprised. The pilot was well experienced and very knowlegable. This was a great experience. 

- - Newport, RI

Newport Helicopter and Winery Tour 

5 stars

 The helicopter tour was fantastic and the next time I'd take a longer ride! The winery was good but a little crowded, I'd recommend not going on a Saturday. 

- - Newport

Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 It was fun. I want a helicopter. The staff was great. A good way to see Newport. The wine tour was interesting and it was nice to see the grapes on the vine. Good time. 

- - Connecticut

Sightseeing and Winery tour 

5 stars

 The Helicopter ride was Awesome!!! I would recommend this to all. The Winery Tour was also fun. All in all a terrific Day. Thank You for the experience. 

- - Providence, R.I.

Newport Winery 

5 stars

 This was an incredible experience. The Pilot was so good you didn't even feel yourself take off and he was so informative. He answered all of our questions. The wine tour was so good. The variety of wines were perfect and the staff was so nice. My only complaint would be that xperience tells you to dress business casual and you don't have to. We felt a little uncomfortable and definitely overdressed for so if you could take that out of your description it would be perfect. This was an amazing experience and if you are on the fence about doing it I would say just do it you will enjoy every minute of it. 

- - Newport, RI

Great experience!! 

5 stars

 This was great!!! It was a present for our anniversary and my boyfriend was very happy and excited! Perfect getaway for 2:))) 

- - Boston

Newport Winery and Mansion Tour 

5 stars

 This was even better than we anticipated. The helicoptour tour was incredible. The staff was enthusiastic and welcoming and the flight had breathtaking views of the Mansions as well as the bay and boats. The winery tour was informative and everyone was very friendly, and of course the wines were delicious! 

- - Boston, MA

Fantastic Day! 

5 stars

 We had an absolutely fantastic day! The helicopter tour was incredible! And the winery tour was great - definitely tasted some great wines! 

- - Shelton, CT

Newport Winery and Mansion Tour 

5 stars

 RI Aerials is awesome. We had a perfect view of the Newport RI area including the harbor, Naval Base, and mansions. Our pilot Jeff was very smooth and knowledgable making our flight wonderful. Their 3 year old Robinson helicopter is imaculate and obviously maintained to the highest standards. The wine tour that followed was fantastic. Everyone was helpful, friendly and made our experience one of the best we've had. We highly recommend this experience! 

- - Hampton, VA

Newport Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 This tour was amazing! We received it as a wedding present and flew in November and the views were spectacular. The pilot was great and made it a really nice experience. 

- - Rhode Island

Newport Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 My wife and I really enjoyed our helicopter flight yesterday. We flew over our home and the homes of some relatives and got great pictures to share. The pilot/owner Jeff was a real pro and made our experience one to remember. Thanks to your team for putting it together! 

- - Rhode Island

Question: I'm interesting in purchasing a tour in Rhode Island for a birthday present. My girlfriend gets airsick sometimes in small aircraft but we've never been in a helicopter before. Will she be okay?

Answer: The ride is actually much smoother than a small airplane. The rotor blades on a helicopter act like a gyro and tend to stabilize and smooth out any turbulence.

Question: Can we customize the flight routes over Newport on our tour?

Answer: No, while the tour routes are sometimes subject to change the flight routes for the tours are specific. There are few option for tour routes to choose from: The Newport Mansion tour, Vineyard tour, Lighthouse tour and Bay tour. You may view these options from the drop down menu above the 'Add to Cart' button.