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Chicago Helicopter Tour provided by Chicago Helicopter Experience

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Overview
See Chicago in a way that few visitors do: from aboard a helicopter. On this small-group tour from downtown Chicago, your pilot flies you over famous sights including Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan, and Lincoln Park, providing commentary and points out attractions along the way.
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1339 S Wood St
1339 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60608, USADeparture Point: Chicago Helicopter Experience Downtown Heliport Free on-site parking Downtown Chicago Minutes from the "Loop"
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    Chicago Helicopter Experience
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Your helicopter departs and returns from Chicago's only private downtown heliport. Enjoy games, refreshments and relax before taking-off in our lounge
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    Pass by Chicago Skyline
    Pass by Lake Michigan
    Pass by Soldier Field
    Pass by Shedd Aquarium
    Pass by Grant Park
    Pass by Buckingham Fountain
    Pass by Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
    Pass by Chicago River
    Pass by Navy Pier
    Pass by Centennial Wheel
    Pass by 360 Chicago Observation Deck
    Pass by Lincoln Park Zoo
    Pass by Millennium Park
    Pass by The Magnificent Mile
    Pass by Wrigley Field
You'll end at
1339 S Wood St
1339 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60608, USADeparture Point: Chicago Helicopter Experience Downtown Heliport Free on-site parking Downtown Chicago Minutes from the "Loop"
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Highlights
  • Fly over Chicago in a helicopter with a small group
  • Depart from downtown for added convenience
  • Free parking at the heliport is included
  • Noise canceling headphones are provided
Important Information
Departure Point
1339 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
Duration
12–15 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes and fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • Noise cancelling headsets
  • Free Parking
  • Access to customer experience center and helicopter lounge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago Helicopter Experience
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Photo in front of the helicopter (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
  • Subject to weather conditions: If canceled due to weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • All passengers over 18 years of age must have a valid photo ID. At least one passenger 18 years or older must be on the tour.
  • Recommended for ages 5 years and above.
  • Weight limit maximum of 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger.
  • Seating assignments will be based on a weight and load balance for maximum safety. No seat may be reserved.
  • Helicopters are climate controlled.
  • Large bags, scarves, hats, and selfie sticks are not allowed in the helicopters. Free lockers are available for storage.
  • Free parking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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BasingstokeDaddy wrote a review Feb 2020
Basingstoke, United Kingdom89 contributions16 helpful votes
Whilst I will admit this was booked as a once in a lifetime adventure due to budget constraints I urge anyone who is on the "should I, shouldn't I" fence to go for it! The staff, booking process, welcome and pilots were all friendly and professional and if you have only seen
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Director of Sales at Chicago Helicopter Tour
Responded 26 Mar 2020
We're glad you hopped the fence and went for it! Chicago has the perfect skyline and the best way to really capture all of it is from above. Thank you so much for including us in your once in a lifetime adventure.
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Sudha K wrote a review Dec 2019
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The helicopter tour was amazing. The pilot was very friendly and gave description of the area over which the helicopter flew. Although my flight was rescheduled due to bad weather, I ended up taking the ride when it was dark which was disappointing. My preference was to take the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
Responded 18 Dec 2019
Thank you for the honest feedback. We're sorry that weather played a factor in your initial booking. We'd love to make it up to you the next time you're in town so that we can give you a great daytime experience!
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alwaysmatthew wrote a review Dec 2019
Doha, Qatar187 contributions71 helpful votes
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Very professional from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyable. The flight time was around 20 minutes.
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Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
Responded 12 Dec 2019
Thanks so much for the kind words, we're glad you enjoyed it!
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John wrote a review Oct 2019
17 contributions1 helpful vote
I was in town for a couple days visiting my wife who was working in Chicago for four months. We were trying to decide on what to do and she suggested a helicopter tour of the city. I was skeptical as the price to time ratio seemed high. We decided, 'what the hell, we probably
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
Responded 1 Nov 2019
We agree that video doesn't compare to actually experiencing the views firsthand! Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and you're right, takeoff is just a little different from the ones you experience in a plane!
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AimeeNoelle wrote a review Oct 2019
Burkburnett, Texas11 contributions1 helpful vote
I could not have asked for a more personable pilot than Jake. Without prompting, he graciously offered to take our photo in front of the helicopter before takeoff. He kept us safe in the air and pointed out all of the usual points of interest. He made passes in both
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Date of experience: October 2019
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By: Chicago Helicopter Experience
thordiskaren
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Highly recommend!
The staff and pilot were super welcoming and friendly! The tour itself was amazing. The pilot was informing us abou
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eoe877
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Awesome birthday tour
My girlfriend surprised me with this tour. Had a blast. Welcoming staff and overall everything went perfectly. Higl
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Brandon_gald
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Great views
Loved being able to see Chicago from above. Once you do the helicopter tour, just drive to Chicago 360 on your own
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MamaBear07082019
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Amazing Experience
We did a night time helicopter ride for our anniversary. We had an amazing time. Ben was a great pilot.
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John P
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Best part of our trip
My daughters were in Chicago celebrating the holidays and decided to add this to our trip. So glad we did it. My te
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907-work-traveler
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Excellent flying tour
The heli tour was a great way to get a birds eye view of downtown Chicago. Amazing to see the city layout, the hund
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OG_Jay
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A+
No complaints, everything as expected. everything as described. excellent customer srvc, professional, smooth ride!
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NDKHK
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Fiasco
Very frustrating experience. We did not get the service we paid for. The flight was hence very disappointing. No on
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chetan19871
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Right place for Helicopter Ride
I am from India and wanted to experience the helicopter ride and the main problem for me was to choose between CHE
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r0bertkeiths
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10 Days in the States
My wife booked this trip via the internet when we were in Chicago. We took a taxi down to the helipad from the Hyat
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mattiac997
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Stunning helicopter sightseen tour with professional & friendly folks!
This was a once in a lifetime experience for us to celebrate our anniversary. We couldn't be more delighted and stu
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Michael W
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Disappointed
We purchased tickets online the day of. We arrived early got on the boat and were told we would have to sit below
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994kazima
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Nice experience,
Nice experience, profissinal team, they have bus to pick you up and drop you off from many locations in Chicago.
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T3595RMchrisg
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Fantastic helicopter tour of the Chicago skyline.
We just had a great Chicago skyline tour with Chicago Helicopter Experience. They are very professional. The pilo
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Dan W
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Outstanding and Accommodating Staff!!
I brought my girlfriend here as a "birthday surprise" when it was actually where I planned to propose. The staff w
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12–15 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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