Whether you're in town for the weekend or a New England native, a helicopter tour will give you a view of the Boston area like you've never seen before.

No helicopter tour operators are based at Logan airport but you do have a few choices close by.

The closest one to Boston is Now City Tours, the only helicopter tour operation with a helipad located directly in Metro Boston. Its Revere Beach helipad is only minutes from downtown, allowing for immediate access to the heart of the Boston. In the Boston Skyline Tour you will see the USS Constitution, North End, Financial District, Newbury Street, Fenway Park, Charles River, Longfellow Bridge, Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, and Bunker Hill Monument. Now City Tours also provides a North Shore tour and a South Shore tour if you want to extend your experience. The pilots are some of the most experienced in the industry, and contain a wealth of knowledge about this fabulous city and encourage questions along the way.

Another option is flying with Boston Executive helicopters out of Norwood Airport. They offer certified pilots to conduct tours and charter flights. Boston Executive Offers 5 passenger Turbine powered aircraft for safety and convenience.  Boston Executive Helicopters also offers charter service from Boston Logan to Cape Cod and the Islands as well as service to New York and the surrounding States.

Boston Helicopter Tours begin at Hanscom Field in Bedford. Once airborne you'll see sights such as the battlefields of Lexington, the Charles River, Harvard, MIT, Beacon Hill, the State House, Boston Common, Fenway Park, the Hancock building, the Prudential Center, Quincy Market, the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Zakim Bridge. Those however are just a few examples and you can request a custom route as well.

If you are looking for helicopter tours of the city and the seacoast areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Boston Air Tours also offers tours 7 days a week from the Lawrence Airport, North Andover, Mass. Boston Air Tours is the largest helicopter tour provider in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire area.