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Helicopter Ride – 10 You Must Do

I seem to have become quite fond of taking a helicopter ride and had many opportunities over the past few years. In today’s post I am sharing my favorites from all my recent travels and at home in British Columbia.

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New York City with FlyNYON

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares 10 best helicopter rides that you must do around the world.

It is always a good day for a helicopter ride in NYC! I have been two times…both with FlyNYON. The first time (above) was in late spring and it was a doors off flight…which are always extra exciting. The second time was at New Years and it was supposed to be doors off, but because of the extremely cold weather they had to keep the doors on. Loved both flights and New York City is definitely a great location to see from the sky.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares 10 best helicopter rides that you must do around the world.

Los Angeles with Celebrity Helicopters

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares 10 best helicopter rides that you must do around the world.

This was my first ever doors off helicopter ride and it was pretty epic to get a photo with the Hollywood sign in the background. I definitely want to fly again with Celebrity Helicopters.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares 10 best helicopter rides that you must do around the world.

Las Vegas with FlyNYON

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares 10 best helicopter rides that you must do around the world.

In Las Vegas you can do a doors off helicopter ride with FlyNYON.  It is the same company that I flew with in NYC. You can do a day or night ride and I chose a sunset ride to capture the Vegas lights. It was EPIC!! 

Whistler, Canada with Blackcomb Helicopters

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Whistler is one of my favourite places. Seeing it on a doors off helicopter ride with Blackcomb Helicopters was totally unforgettable. It was May and while it was warm down on the ground…the ride was a really chilly one.

Backcountry British Columbia with Compass Heli Tours

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To be honest I have lost count on the number of times I have flown with Compass Heli Tours. They are my favourite! Once I even took Beau with me. These rides are doors on but go to breathtaking locations in the British Columbia backcountry outside of Vancouver. If you are visiting I totally recommend you splurge on this experience.

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I bought baby sized ear protection for Beau to wear on the flight. It was cold but he wasn’t scared at all! It was a day I will never forget.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her back country winter helicopter flight with her Brittany Spaniel Beau with Compass Helicopters.

In June each year you can go glacier kayaking. It is totally UNREAL!!!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her spring glacier kayaking.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her back country winter helicopter flight with her Brittany Spaniel Beau with Compass Helicopters.

Ice caves are another option for tours and so beautiful!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares an ice caving adventure with Compass Helicopter Tours.

In August I went on a helicopter ride to kayak in a glacier lake. We even had picnic lunches provided. It was spring like conditions even thought it was the middle of summer. Look at that view!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a glacier kayaking and caving adventure with Compass Helicopter Tours.

BC Coast Mountains with Sky Helicopters

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares 10 best helicopter rides that you must do around the world.

This flight was early June and we landed on the top of the mountain. Sky Helicopters has great doors off flights in the Vancouver area.

Kauai, Hawaii with Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours

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In January I spent some time in Kauai and went on a doors off flight with Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours. We saw so many waterfalls during that one hour flight. So many great photo opportunities! 

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Kauai which included a trip over the Napali coast.

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15 Comments

  1. Anne Wright wrote:

    this is just too much fun

    Posted 11.24.18 Reply
  2. Sania Ahmed wrote:

    I have never thought of getting into a helicopter with doors off and sitting on the edge Agh, you are courageous… it is not for softhearted people:(

    Posted 11.25.18 Reply
  3. Kara wrote:

    I love flying in a helicopter but there are no tours like this in the UK – would love to try it one day

    Posted 11.25.18 Reply
  4. Renata wrote:

    I am not a big fan of flying, but I would enjoy the views though 🙂

    Posted 11.25.18 Reply
  5. redheadmomblog wrote:

    I’ve never been on a helicopter before, but would love to do it someday. Sounds like a great company to go with.

    Posted 11.25.18 Reply
  6. Ash Car wrote:

    Wow, totally enjoyed looking at each one of your photos, its so stunning and you are really lucky to have experienced it

    Posted 11.25.18 Reply
  7. you are incredibly lucky to have taken so many flights before. A helicopter ride is an amazing experience!

    Posted 11.25.18 Reply
  8. Liz Siemers wrote:

    What amazing adventures you have had!!! Those photos are absolutely incredible. I honestly never thought about helicopter rides but I am putting these on my bucket list for sure!

    Posted 11.25.18 Reply
  9. Shar Mower wrote:

    Wow can I just say these pictures are gorgeous… I seriously couldn’t stop looking at them! And girl you are so brave to dangle off the edge like that!

    Posted 11.25.18 Reply
  10. Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps wrote:

    You’re so brave! I’m afraid of heights so I have yet to do this. Definitely on my bucket list here in NYC 🙂

    Posted 11.25.18 Reply
  11. Jackline A wrote:

    Your photos are breathtaking and I must say you are a brave soul because I don’t know if I have the guts to do one helicopter ride

    Posted 11.26.18 Reply
  12. Daphne Adams wrote:

    It looks like you having the time of your life. However there is no way I would have my legs hanging out.

    Posted 11.26.18 Reply
  13. Claire Lee wrote:

    Omgosh that looks SO fun. I’ve never rode before but the only thing I’m scared of is what if I get dizzy or lightheaded. I need to checkout that website!

    Posted 11.26.18 Reply
  14. Surekha Busa wrote:

    I have never tried to ride in a helicopter. It looks really scary but at the same time it looks like a lot of fun!

    Posted 11.27.18 Reply
  15. Emily wrote:

    Agh, helicopter rides really scare me but you seriously make it all look worth the fear!

    Posted 12.15.18 Reply
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