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.
- Cardiff (South Glamorgan)
- Price 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 centre at Cardiff Airport, 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 throughout the year (subject to
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.
Saturday 15th April *sold out*
Sunday 21st May *sold out*
Sunday 11th June *sold out*
Saturday 22nd July *sold out*
Sunday 23rd July *sold out*
Sunday 27th August *sold out*
Saturday 23rd September *sold out*
Saturday 21st October *sold out*
Saturday 18th November
Sunday 10th December
*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.
This was a gift for my husband's 50th birthday who enjoyed the experience greatly and would highly recommend. Will definitely be booking again.
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!