Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

(based on 28 reviews)

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
£ 119 £135

Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

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.

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!

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The Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours take place on one Saturday or Sunday, every month between February and December.

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 2019 Dates:

Sunday 3rd November 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 seat. 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 Spent 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.

Group Size & Spectators

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.

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What to wear

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

Ma in flight

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

- South wales
Brill birthday surprise

Excellent trip out for the wifes birthday, easy booking and well organised at the site

- Cardiff

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!!!!

- Newport

Loved every minute, ground crew and pilot were great everything went smoothly.

- cardiff-usk lighthouse
Great Day

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.

- Cardiff

Was great

- newport
Cardiff Helicopter experience

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.

- Vale of Glamorgan
Cardiff Bay Helicopter Tour

Excellent, really well organised ground crew professional pilot very helpful and funny, only drawback wish it lasted longer.

- cardiff
Helicopter Flight

Awesome! Best day of the year weather great opportunity for photographs. Actually flew over my own house!!! Couldn't have been better. Thank you for an amazing experience.

Helicopter Flight

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.

Helicopter Flight over Cardiff

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

Cardiff helicopter ride

Fantastic can't wait for another flight would recommend

Helicopter ride

It was fantastic would have liked it to be longer as it was brilliant thank you

helicopter ride

Enjoyed it immensely.


thank you for a lovely experience.

Fantastic 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.

Cardiff Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Would recommend this tour, great experience.

19 September 2015

Excellent and thrilling experience. I would highly recommend these flights to others.

- Cardiff
Helicopter flight

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.

- Cardiff
Cardiff Helicopter Tour Review

The whole experience was amazing and well organised from start to finish. Would definitely do again and definitely recommend.

Helicopter flight.

Thanks for a great experience. Would definitely recommend it.

- Cardiff

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

- Aberdare
Helicopter ride

Absolutely loved it and what an experience to enjoy, the pilot was absolutely friendly etc

- Abertillery
Birthday surprise

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

- Cardiff
Sightseeing tour

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 ''

- Blackwood
Cardiff Helicopter Tour

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.

- United Kingdom

This was a gift for my husband's 50th birthday who enjoyed the experience greatly and would highly recommend. Will definitely be booking again.

Nice Flight and Great Pilot

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.

£ 119 £135