Maverick Helicopter Tours offer one of the most comfortable ways to get a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon. Their ECO-Star helicopters are designed with theater-like seating so that everyone has a great view through the wrap-around window. Depending on time and budget, you can enjoy a quick zip over the canyon, or make a day of it by departing from Las Vegas for a tour that includes a landing and hiking or sightseeing.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off service are highlights and Maverick seems to offer a comfortable and punctual ride. There are opportunities for souvenir photos and DVDs of your flight that you can purchase afterward, but most customers felt that there was no pressure to buy. The only complaints seem to be from people who had a hard time with motion sickness or miscommunication with their hotel concierge, so contact Maverick directly with any questions to be sure you know what to expect.
Some popular tours
Wind Dancer Tour: Fly over Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano, along with many other breathtaking views before landing inside the Canyon!
Indian Territory Tour: Fly time over and in the canyon, and an optional walk on the Skywalk glass bridge.
Grand Canyon Adventure Tour: Take in early morning views of the canyon with this tour that passes over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead before landing at the canyon in Hualapai Indian Territory. (this tour has been discontinued)