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Address: 410 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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+1 252-475-4354
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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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Whirlygirls first flight

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
beachbum5151
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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 

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My son and I have been coming to the OBX for many, many years and are grateful to live here now. I didn't expect to be surprised, but saw things from the air that we didn't know existed, like the longest pier in the OBX at the military research facility that was used in WWII for target practice. Dolphins, Carolla... More 

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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

So glad you joined us for the flight up to Corolla and back, and glad you appreciated Larry's commentary along the way. Pretty cool to see your house from 500 feet, too! Looking forward to seeing you for the next trip down to check out the Hatteras Lighthouse... many thanks for the review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was the most wonderful experience we had. Not to mention the attention from Larry and Steph. They made all the difference! We took the tour to with a toddler and Larry was very gracious and kept on checking up on her making sure she was fine. And let me tell you that she loved it. Larry was an amazing... More 

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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Well thanks for the review - Larry is great about checking with everyone during the flight, especially the younger ones. And fall is such a beautiful time of year to fly, and at the same time, not as hectic as the summer so we really enjoy chatting with folks before, during and after the flight. Many thanks for taking the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you are looking for an adventure....you have found it here with Coastal Helicopters. Larry and Stephanie are exciting and warm, you can tell they love flying and they want to share that love of flying with their customers. We will be back for another adventure next year...can't wait!!!

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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the trip! We love flying with fellow North Carolinians and it was fun to discover we all had a few things in common. We do love what we do, and are glad it shows - looking forward to that biplane adventure next time you're in the area! More 

Walstonburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Larry and Steph were so friendly and professional. Larry was a great pilot and tour guide. The weather was perfect and the views of the ocean were breathtaking! We will be back next year, for sure.

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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, so glad the weather was nice for your trip - we had just started seeing sealife again after our stormy fall. Looking forward to seeing you back at MQI for another flight next year. More 

Moore, Oklahoma
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

In two trips to the OBX, today's helicopter tour has been my best experience. Forget Highway 12 or 156 and the construction and traffic. Let Larry take you away for a bird's eye view of the glories only the Outer Banks can provide. Thank you all so much for the "royal treatmenr" as well. We will never forget this day.

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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review - it's not every day we get to take up someone celebrating a birthday, and we can't think of a better idea than a flight over the Outer Banks for a birthday treat! It was a pleasure to spend some time with you both, and look forward to seeing you again next time on the... More 

Parma, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The trip was the Northern Outer Banks. The ride was very smooth. Larry the pilot was very knowledgeable about the whole area. When we were flying over Corova he spotted the wild horses long before we did. What we covered in that hour would have taken several hours by car.

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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, and for pointing out what we try to tell people every day - you can see more from the air on one of our tours than you can on the ground in what would take several days, plus you get to fly in a helicopter! Hope we see you again for a southern lighthouse tour next... More 

Outer Banks, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We couldn't have picked a better pilot or a more perfect clear day to fly from Manteo to Carova Beach. Larry was awesome, and his knowledge about the history of this region made our trip even more interesting. A Coastal Helicopter tour is a "must-do" for every native North Carolinian or tourist. Thank you Steph and Larry for making our... More 

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FlyOBX, Owner at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

So glad you looked us up for the flight! It's a real treat to fly up to Carova and back, along the ocean most of the way and a great opportunity to see the Corolla Lighthouse and horses from the air, especially on a 'severe clear' day! Glad you liked Larry's commentary, he's a fountain of knowledge on the area... More 

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