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“Worst experience of my life” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters
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US$89.99*
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Las Vegas Strip Night Flight by Helicopter with Transport
Ranked #4 of 228 Tours in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Maverick Helicopters offers VIP-level service from our Las Vegas terminal. Experience a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in the Western United States-whether it is a journey to the Grand Canyon, a flight above the Las Vegas Strip Maverick Helicopters offers the highest level of safety and service in the industry and has over 20 years of making dreams come true!
Canton, Ohio
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“Worst experience of my life”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

I booked this Grand Canyon helicopter tour as a gift to my husband and it was the worst trip ever. The air conditioning in the helicopter did not work so you were in a literal glass dome where the sun pounded on you. We were supposed to have a champagne toast once we landed in the canyon and we got nothing but a bottle of water. Pilot was very rude and when I asked if we were returning anytime soon he turned off my microphone so I could no longer speak. Horrible experience and a waste of $600 that I could have lost in the casino!!

Visited September 2011
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“Expensive.. ? Yes. Worth it..? Absolutely!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

We booked via our concierge in Tusayan. He said that they were the best and he wasn't wrong. From the moment we arrived at the Maverick offices at the Grand Canyon Airport until we left we knew we were in good hands.

They run a slick operation from the cosy waiting area (complete with roaring log fire) through to the helpful and friendly gift shop staff.

Our party of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids) joined another party of 2 for a 50 minute trip of a lifetime. Bryce our pilot put us all at ease - he was informative, funny and great with the kids.

The flight itself was totally amazing and something we'll always remember. Sure its expensive but there really is no other way to take in the sheer enormity of the canyon If you only do one thing when you visit do a helicopter flight - you'll regret it if you don't.

Don't forget to pick up the photo and DVD pack on your way out - its the perfect way to relive the trip of a lifetime!!!

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MaverickHelicopter, Manager at Maverick Helicopters, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed the Maverick adventure to the Grand Canyon and took the time to share your comments.

Thank you for flying Maverick!
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

We booked this by recommendation. We thought we were booking a final strip by sunset view but due to clever marketing this wasn't the case Everyone else on our trip were under the same expectation and everyone complained but the company couldn't have cared less. They had the money move on.!! There are too many similar named flights ( clever) so look to the finer detail

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MaverickHelicopter, Manager at Maverick Helicopters, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
We are certainly sorry that you were not happy and that the tour experience was not what you had expected. Our goal is to make each flight with Maverick a memory and it disappoints us when we do not deliver. We will send your comment to our management team for review.

Kind Regards
A Maverick Team Member
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“Don't miss the Grand Canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

We live on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef so were keen to see one of the other 7 natural wonders of the world. The Maverick helicoper trip to the canyon is not cheap but well worth the expense. Our visit was an experience we would not have wanted to miss.

Visited February 2012
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MaverickHelicopter, Manager at Maverick Helicopters, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
We are so happy to hear that your trip to the Grand canyon was great.

Thank you for flying Maverick.
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“A bit scary, expensive, but amazing experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Took the south rim tour with my wife, and 2 kids of 11 and 14. One of my kids got a little bit sick, but besides that the tour was awesome.

Visited February 2012
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MaverickHelicopter, Manager at Maverick Helicopters, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
We are glad that the tour at the South Rim was amazing even with your little one feeling a bit sick from the flight.

Thank you for flying Maverick.
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