Explore the Cardiff and South Wales area from the air as you enjoy this unforgettable and thrilling aerial adventure! Soar for 34 exhilarating miles and leave absolutely buzzing.
- Newport (Gwent)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
There can be no better way to explore the spectacular
countryside and coastline of Cardiff and South Wales than with an
awesome Helicopter Sightseeing Tour! During this exhilarating and
unforgettable activity, you can enjoy an incredible aerial thrill
as you witness the astounding abilities of chopper flight and
experience a level of freedom like no other form of travel. Prepare
to be amazed by the adrenaline-pumping vertical ascent, before
kicking back and admiring the breath-taking views.
You will enjoy a low-level scenic tour around some of the highlights of South Wales, such as Lavernock Point, Barry Island and the historic buildings of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay. This fantastic experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view one of the UK’s most beautiful areas from such a unique vantage point; it is an ideal way to celebrate a special occasion, surprise a loved one or just treat yourself to day out that you will remember forever! Great fun for all the family.Once you arrive at the departure point, you will check-in with the ground crew and receive a full safety briefing. You’ll then board a helicopter flown by an experienced commercial pilot, where you’ll experience the amazing power of a chopper as you fly over the 34 mile circuit. You’ll be able to admire bird's eye views of many beautiful and important locations as you enjoy a stunning low-level scenic tour around the highlights of Cardiff and the South Wales coastline; soaring along the coast, you'll fly over Barry Island, Lavernock Point and the innovative architecture and historic buildings of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay ... including the imposing Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Docks. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos from the helicopter while you’re in the air, so don’t forget your camera!
The Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours take place on
one Saturday or Sunday, every month between February and
These are extremely popular helicopter experiences which do tend to book quickly, especially during peak season. We recommend booking at least a month in advance, where possible.
Current 2018 Dates:
Sunday 10th March 2019
Sunday 14th April 2019
Saturday 11th May 2019
*Dates are updated regularly but availability is subject to change - if you'd like to check a date prior to redemption, please contact our customer service team.
Minimum Age: N/A
Maximum Weight: 18 stone*, 14 stone for the front seat which will be an additional charge.
There are no health or age restrictions for the Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours, except children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult, on site.
Responsible children can fly in the helicopter unaccompanied. It is not possible for children to sit on a lap; everyone must have and pay for a seats. There is a step up into the helicopter, and anyone less than able-bodied must have someone available to assist them getting in and out of the helicopter.
*Helicopter tour tickets are priced on the weight added to the vehicle, so if participants are 18 stone or over - two seats may need to be purchased. Please enquire if you are unsure about this.
If any person requires special care, they must be accompanied on the flight, by a fare paying passenger.
Experience Duration: 00:20
Time at Venue: 01:00
The Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tour is 20 minutes of flying time and is approximately 34 miles. Check-in is normally 20 minutes before the departure time, so please arrive early and give yourself plenty of time as there is a safety briefing and introduction before you board the helicopter.
Participants: The Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tour is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 5
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are welcome to watch your Cardiff Helicopter
Sightseeing Tour, but will not be allowed airside. At most
locations there is a cafe and viewing area.
There are five passenger seats available on each flight.
You should wear sensible and comfortable clothes for your Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tour.
There is heating inside the helicopter and so outer clothing should be kept to a minimum.
There is very limited space inside the helicopter so please avoid taking any handheld luggage or handbags.
Ear defenders / headsets are provided.
The Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours are weather dependent. If the flights are cancelled due to bad weather, the centre will contact you to reschedule your flight for another day.
Please call the centre after 8 am on the day of your flight for updated flight information.
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5
What a wonderful trip for my elderly mum of 88 years, your team were lovely, helping my mum in and out of the helicopter and pilot kept pointing out places of interest. We had a lovely time thanks
Excellent trip out for the wifes birthday, easy booking and well organised at the site
I was so nervous but i thoroughly enjoyed it!! Absolutely amazing views!! Also my partner of 8 years proposed to me whilst we were 5000ft in the air!!! Also afterwards there is a cafe just behind the light house and we had the best cup of tea and cream scone there!!!!
Loved every minute, ground crew and pilot were great everything went smoothly.
Excellent flight over Cardiff Bay and beyond first time I've seen the city I grew up in from the air, and the weather was superb. Great value Trip.
Of course, the glorious weather helped, but a really enjoyable experience. Ground crew were efficient and friendly, pilot was very personable and reassuring. Very smooth take-off and landing.
Excellent, really well organised ground crew professional pilot very helpful and funny, only drawback wish it lasted longer.
Awesome! Best day of the year weather wise...so great opportunity for photographs. Actually flew over my own house!!! Couldn't have been better. Thank you for an amazing experience.
I enjoyed every second of my flight. The weather was perfect on the morning of my flight so the flight was very smooth indeed. Steve, the pilot was excellent giving regular updates pointing out the many points of interest as we flew over them. I would love to repeat the experience.
I enjoyed every aspect of my Helicopter Tour. The flight was very smooth and Steve the pilot pointed out the interesting sites as we flew over them. I would to have another flight with
Fantastic can't wait for another flight would recommend
It was fantastic would have liked it to be longer as it was brilliant thank you
Enjoyed it immensely.
thank you for a lovely experience.
Well organised and great customer service. Had an amazing trip over Cardiff. Pilot was knowledgeable and reassuring explaining in detail what would happen. I'd recommend as a fabulous treat for any special occasion.
Would recommend this tour, great experience.
Excellent and thrilling experience. I would highly recommend these flights to others.
Fantastic , fabulous great experience. Also a big thank you and pat on the back for your staff at experience days. Made my reservation over the phone. Excellent customer service. Will highly recommend your company to family and friends. Excellent service and value for money. Thank you so so very much.
The whole experience was amazing and well organised from start to finish. Would definitely do again and definitely recommend.
Thanks for a great experience. Would definitely recommend it.
I was given this Cardiff helicopter sightseeing tour by my daughters for my 65th birthday. I relly enjoyed the experience the pilot was very informative reassuring and very helpful as were the ground staff. will recommend to everybody
Absolutely loved it and what an experience to enjoy, the pilot was absolutely friendly etc
It was for my dads surprise birthday present he loved every minute of it would deffanietly recommend it to anybody who wants to do it
A thoroughly enjoyable experience,the ground crew were polite and helpful the pilot was informative and gave a very good commentary and was immensely reassuring in what was for most of us an alien situation.All in all as my Grandson said 'Awesome@ as soon as I can think of a good reason I'll be back for another trip only one small complaint - it wasn't long enough ''
Excellent! Great experience! Pilot very helpful and informative, as was the Ground Staff. Wife`s Xmas Present as I booked Co-Pilot seat she was Ecstatic!! Many Thanks.
This was a gift for my husband's 50th birthday who enjoyed the experience greatly and would highly recommend. Will definitely be booking again.
Ground staff dampened the experience due to lack of warm welcome or engagement. Nice flight and great pilot however took the experience from OK to good.
We have always had a close relationship with Heli Adventures, and this week we had the privilege of interviewing Gemma Heynes on all things airborne. For a first-hand insight into the world of helicopter flying, read on…
Q1. Hi Gemma! So to kick things off, how was HeliAdventures founded?
HeliAdventures provides helicopter tours from a plethora of locations and is part of a long established Helicopter Company based at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire. Further services from this multifaceted company include helicopter charters and professional helicopter training.
HeliAdventures was started out of the passion of two pilots who wanted to be able to share their passion and make available to others the experience of helicopter flights. The cost of helicopters make it prohibitively expensive to many, but by setting up HeliAdventures and selling sightseeing tours by the seat we hoped to open up the opportunity to many others to enjoy.
Q2. How do you think HeliAdventures stands out from other helicopter companies?
Not only do we operate all our own events, we always use our own pilots, our own helicopters and operate under our own Air Operators Certificate (AOC), allowing us to provide seamless customer service throughout the booking process and the experience itself. Unlike a majority of UK sightseeing flight operators, we use immaculately presented Airbus Helicopters AS350 aircraft which provides great visibility for all passengers in a much more modern and spacious cabin compared with the Jet Ranger used by most others. Our pilots are very familiar with the specific areas within which our range of helicopter flights and tours are conducted, and they have worked to put together routes that will give you the very best in excitement and spectacle.
Q3. What is your favourite part of running HeliAdventures?
Seeing the joy on customers faces after their flight when, in many cases, they have just realised a life long dream.
Q4. Tell us more about your story and HeliAdventures’ success..
HeliAdventures has grown over the years to become one of the largest UK pleasure flight operators to cover multiple locations throughout the South West and Midlands. Keep an eye out …more of the UK to be added soon! As well as this our training division has been able to satisfy the dreams of many people of becoming a pilot whose initial introduction to helicopters was a pleasure flight with HeliAdventures.
We flew 450 sightseeing tour in 2015, which equates to more than 2,000 passengers and of those 2,000 passengers over 90% rate us 4-5 out of 5 and say they would recommend us to others. We are aiming for 100% in 2016!
Q5. If you could tell every customer one thing, what would you share with them?
“ YOLO ” …. so make the most of it. Come and have fun with us!
Q6. Is there anything else you’d like to add/ mention?
If there is anything you want to know about helicopters do ask – we love talking helicopters!
Huge thanks to Gemma for chatting with us, we hope you’ve enjoyed a little insight into Heli and it’s team! Helicopter rides are great ways to see the ground beneath you from great heights, and there are plenty of locations across the country so everyone can have the perfect experience. Enjoy!
Yes, children of all ages are welcome, however they must each have a seat, sitting on laps is not permitted. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on site, but if they are responsible they may fly unaccompanied.
Yes, you can upgrade to the front seat for an additional charge. This can be arranged directly with the tour operators once the booking has been confirmed and is subject to availability.
The Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tour runs one Saturday or Sunday per month with various time slots throughout the day. Please contact us for specific dates.
There are no health or age restrictions, except that children under 18 years, must be accompanied by an adult, on site. Responsible children can fly in the Cardiff helicopter unaccompanied.
For this particular experience there is an additional charge of £30 to sit in the front seat, paid at the time of booking.
In order to check the remaining spaces for any given date, you will need to contact our customer service team.
Yes, the layout of the helicopter is two seats by two, so everyone gets to sit next to a window during the sightseeing tour!
The Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tour is a shared flight where you could be joined by up to four other passengers.