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Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours

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Address: Signature Flight Support, 515 Marxmiller Pl, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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+1 805-845-4500
This attraction is at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

A helicopter tour is one of the best activities in Santa Barbara! We invite...

A helicopter tour is one of the best activities in Santa Barbara! We invite you to take to skies above Santa Barbara with an adventurous helicopter tour or luxurious helicopter charter. Explore the “American Riviera” by air, experience the breathtaking scenery and landmarks surrounding Santa Barbara County, including: Stern’s Wharf, Santa Barbara Mission, Clark Mansion, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, the Ronald Reagan Ranch, and Oprah Winfrey’s estate. We also offer ecotourism helicopter flights. These adventurous flights include: helicopter tours the City of Santa Barbara, Coastal and Beach Tours, helicopter Wine Country Tours of the world renowned vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley.The entire Santa Barbara Helicopters staff is committed to do its best to make your helicopter flight a safe and enjoyable experience. We guarantee lasting memories that will be the highlight of your Santa Barbara vacation. We hope you will fly with us soon; together we will create adventures and experiences that will last a lifetime.Enjoy your flight,Daniel Casey Chief Pilot of Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours - Santa Barbara Coastal Helicopter Tour - Get a perspective of Santa Barbara from inside a helicopter. In our Santa Barbara Coastal Helicopter Tour your pilot will fly the helicopter from the Santa Barbara Airport along the coast and beaches into the historical Downtown Santa Barbara area where you will have to opportunity to see Stearns Wharf, the waterfront, beaches and surrounding attractions like the Santa Barbara Mission. Approximate Route: 20 min $150 per person - Wine Country and Neverland Ranch Helicopter Tour-See the Famous Santa Barbara Wine Country and Neverland Ranch; home to the King of Pop. In addition to the Downtown Santa Barbara attractions, the pilot will fly you over the Los Padres Mountains for an aerial view of the Santa Ynez Valley Vineyards, Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, former President Ronald Reagan’s Ranch and the impressive downtown of Solvang. Our helicopter is very well equipped for in-flight wine tasting if you would like to bring your own bottle aboard this phenomenal helicopter tour.Approximate Route: 50 min $300 per person - -Luxury Helicopter Tour- Finding it difficult to choose? See it all.Join us and take advantage of our best tour; guaranteed to give you the experience of a lifetime. Combining the routes and attractions from all our flights, this helicopter tour has something for everyone to see: Santa Barbara coastline, Santa Barbara Wine Country, and Neverland Ranch. This tour is offered on a limited basis, and must be booked two weeks in advance.Approximate Route: 130miles $400 per person.

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An experience you will remember forever!

My boyfriend and I's first time in a helicopter we were a little nervous. Mike made us feel very comfortable and the helicopter ride itself was awesome but Mike made the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kaitlyn A

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I's first time in a helicopter we were a little nervous. Mike made us feel very comfortable and the helicopter ride itself was awesome but Mike made the experience above and beyond. If you are at all interested in flying in a helicopter, I would definitely suggest this company. Thank you again Mike!

Thank Kaitlyn A
Goleta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Whole experience was enjoyable. Mike and Eric were wonderful pilots and offered a memorable experience with witty commentary and a few maneuvors for those thrill seekers. Came into the experience with a bit of nerves about the tour. Afterwards, I felt quite comfortable with doing it again in the near future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Mike made this trip so magical. He made all my friends and I feel so comfortable up in the air and was very knowledgable about the whole area! You will not be disappointed I PROMISE YOU. It is worth every penny, and I would suggest going with Mike compared to any company out there. So, over all, JUST DO IT:)!!!

Thank Sarah B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Got a Groupon a few months ago and they had to cancel reservation because the helicopter was due for service. Not only did they promise to honor the Groupon, but they upgraded the tour to the coastal tour. It was fantastic!! Mike was very personable and knowledgeable about points of interest. He also has a great sense of humor and... More 

Thank Nicole R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I gave this helicopter ride to my husband for his birthday and we both had a great time. Our pilot and tour guide, Mike, was knowledgeable, professional, personable, as well as a very competent pilot. Santa Barbara from above was amazing! The helicopter felt stable and secure. We want to do it again!

Thank Judith J
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was a surprise excursion on our last day in SB. Mike with SB Helicopter Tours did not disappoint! He greeted us at the door and presented us with champagne. He was very personable and made all of us first time flyers feel welcome and at ease. He was super knowledgeable about the area and didn't hesitate to circle back... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband surprised us with a helicopter tour. At first I was not sure I would like it. But the pilot was so calm and relaxed, he made us feel the same. Lift off was so simple and the ride was so smooth. It was fascinating to hear the stories about the city, see the coastline and beautiful homes as... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Excellent way to see the Santa Barbara area including the coastline and downtown. We live here and I took my husband on a tour for his birthday. We got to do the tour in a small heli, so it was just us and the pilot. Great way to see the local landmarks such as the harbor, downtown, Mission, the coast,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We live here locally and I have to say, that has been the best experience I have had in Santa Barbara by far! I highly recommend it. Worth every penny!

Thank Ashley P
Heli-Pilot1, Owner at Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Ashley. It was great flight. Mike More 

Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

First time ever up in a helicopter. Pilot/owner is a stand up guy and knows the area really well. Definitely a must do for people visiting the area and locals. Thanks Mike !!

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