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Address: 410 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9110
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09:00 - 19:00
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Coastal Helicopters offers air tours and scenic flights over the beautiful...

Coastal Helicopters offers air tours and scenic flights over the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina...we can take up to three passengers on an exciting trip along the oceanside past lighthouses, marine life and wild ponies. From Corolla to Ocracoke and beyond, creates memories that last a lifetime!

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The most incredible thirty minutes of our lives!

I'm having a difficult time describing what a wonderful experience this was for my wife and I. Stephanie and Larry (the pilot) were just great. Scheduling and payment was easy and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Harry M
Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm having a difficult time describing what a wonderful experience this was for my wife and I. Stephanie and Larry (the pilot) were just great. Scheduling and payment was easy and straight forward. What a wonderful couple! Larry is a rock solid pilot and made our first experience in a helicopter a most exciting adventure. We saw two sea turtles... More 

Thank Harry M
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I recently took a 30 minute helicopter tour. It was so amazing! The pilot was nice and knowledgeable of local information and history. Once we were over the ocean, we saw dolphins, a stingray and a sea turtle. I can't wait to take another tour on our next vacation!

Thank Beth B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sent our teenage daughter and her friend on a helicopter ride with Coastal Helicopters and they really had a good time. Making a reservation was easy and everything went as scheduled. Stephanie & Larry were great hosts and we would highly recommend their services.

Thank Meve15
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost 40 year old with a 5 year old and a 13 year old! Had an amazing flight! Stephanie and Larry were awesome! Will definitely fly with them again. We did the 10 minute flight and will do a longer flight next time!

Thank Emily G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I took my son to the Outer Banks for his Spring Break from school. We wanted to do something different​ from the traditional Myrtle Beach. We also wanted my son to have something exciting to tell his friends about his break. We decided that we would take him on a helicopter tour. It would be a first... More 

Thank Bee L
Lorton, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My son and husband went over the weekend and they are both still raving about it! My son is 5 and we were a bit apprehensive at first but after speaking to them and realizing how knowledgeable they are we decided to go ahead and do it. They were GREAT with my son and would definitely recommend to anyone! They... More 

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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for looking us up for the flight! Your son did great, hopped right in like he had done it a million times. Kids normally do fine on the rides, we've never had anyone come back early from a tour. Larry has a great way of putting people at ease, and there's so much to look at, you're... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The people are wonderful to deal with, made us feel very comfortable, and we had an amazing ride! Would definitely recommend it - even in the winter!

Thank tjoemartin81
FlyOBX, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Glad you liked it! Winter can be the best time of year to fly, in many ways - the visibility is normally very clear, and we occasionally see whales from December to March or so. Come back anytime! More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting the outer Banks for years and were looking for something new to do in the off season. Larry got back with us quickly and we arranged the 20 minute southern helicopter tour for a Sunday morning. I'm terrified or heights and have never even flown in a plane before much less a helicopter, but the experience... More 

Thank beachbum5151
FlyOBX, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your first flight - what better place to experience it than the birthplace of aviation, the Outer Banks! We have a lot of people who have never flown in a helicopter before and without exception, they agree that it is a smooth, comfortable ride. And Larry is an excellent host and loves to point out not... More 

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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We flew with Coastal Helicopters this past fall and it was a WONDERFUL experience in every way. The trip itself was breathtaking and delivered as advertised. Larry and Stephanie are professionals in every way and deliver a quality experience with phenomenal views in as safe a manner as possible. Due to our ages, we may never get to do this... More 

Thank John P
FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words - we're so glad the flight made such an impression on you! Fall is a beautiful time of year to fly the Outer Banks, and you certainly can't beat the views from the helicopter. Our oldest passenger was 95, so don't count yourselves out. We try hard to share the joy of flight with everyone,... More 

Lexington, Virginia
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Five Stars all the way through. We met with Larry during the pre-flight and took the 30 minute option with my wife and daughter. My wife and I were paratroopers a long time ago, and we had been in many helicopters. This was my daughter's first experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire time. Larry is a top-notch tour guide with... More 

Thank Diego C
FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the thoughtful review. Larry really enjoyed the trip with your family, and enjoyed talking not only about the Outer Banks sights, but some aviation related topics too! It is pretty special to fly over the birthplace of aviation, and we never take it for granted, giving the Wright brothers a well deserved salute each time... More 

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