We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices


Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Helicoptere Altiport de l'Eperon - CS81018 Saint-Gilles les Hauts, Saint-Paul 97434, Reunion Island
Phone Number: +262 262 55 55 55
06:00 - 19:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 297 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 5
Amazing experience

Picked up on time from hotel, was notified at the reception at Heilagon that due to cloud over the volcano we couldn't do that for safety reasons (and we wouldn't see anything... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

297 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 30: English reviews
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Picked up on time from hotel, was notified at the reception at Heilagon that due to cloud over the volcano we couldn't do that for safety reasons (and we wouldn't see anything anyway) so ended up having a shorter 35min flight over the cirques and the lagoon - which we were happy with as safety comes first. As a first... More 

1 Thank Anna644364
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

25 min flight (booked 55 min but on arrival told weather too cloudy so had refund). Coped with my nerves, smooth flight and good views. Amazing experience.

Thank Sarah_Paul_Ed
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We took "The Must", almost 55 minutes. A complete view of the Island, with specacular rides through canyons and over the volcano. The helicopter has 6 seats, but all have a nice view. (For video, the best seat is in front or rear left).

Thank regemorw
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
177 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Loved every second of our exhilarating 45 minutes in the air. The flight through the cirques is amazing. We had no problems at all with our booking ( handled via our tour operator in the UK). The flights are weather dependent and safety has to come first. We were lucky as we had a clear still day. Yes it is... More 

Thank murray_towers
Level Contributor
167 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is an unrivalled way to view La Reunion and worth the price. The service was efficient and the flight an incredible visual experience. There is no other way to grasp the scale of the island and its beauty.

Thank adeno_34
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

well, this is the lazy way to see the island: no trecking, no long drive and those guys know they have a good business, so they milk it for what it's worth. True, we see the volcano and waterfall in a way that's impossible to match, but we felt it could have been made with a bit more fun /... More 

Thank philippe D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
184 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

We were very wary of booking with Helilagon due to the posts on TripAdvisor and a video on YouTube. It is easy to see why you might have issues, but not in our case. We had no difficulties with weather and were able to sit together by the window (note - the left hand side is a bigger one) for... More 

1 Thank Martin P
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Two days previously we had travelled the island and viewed the volcano via the 4 x 4 trip which we thought was a fantastic day but was surpassed by the helicopter trip. Our pilot was Pierre who was friendly, welcoming and made the ride both interesting and fun. The views of the valleys, the volcano, the coast and the tropical... More 

Thank GTontour
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

We were in La Reunion for part of our honeymoon and had picked this out as a 'must do' trip in order to see the island. We only had 3 full days on La Reunion, so on arrival booked immediately for the first slot the following morning. We got up at 6am to get Helilagon's mini-bus to their base for... More 

Thank dunro2015
Beverley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Great flight - safe and comfortable - and the pilot was most considerate in giving us the views we wanted. We had one postponement because of the weather and our trip was also curtailed in part because of cloud but the price was adjusted accordingly. Very highly recommended and there is a shrine to St Expedit near the heliport so... More 

Thank PhilipH2201

Travellers who viewed Helilagon also viewed

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Arrondissement of Saint-Paul
Saint-Pierre, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre
Saint-Pierre, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre
Saint-Pierre, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre

Been to Helilagon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Helilagon and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Helilagon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?