St. Augustine lays claim to being the oldest city in the US, but that is only part of its appeal. Awash with charming Spanish colonial architecture and beautiful beaches overlooking the Atlantic ocean, it’s little wonder that so many choose this idyllic Florida city for vacations each year.
Its scenic coastal setting also makes it ideal for observing from up high, and a number of helicopter tours offer visitors a unique perspective on the city and its surroundings. We’ve picked out three of the best.
From $158.99 per person
Soak up the majesty of a St. Augustine sunset from way up high on this 32-mile guided helicopter tour around the city. The tour starts at Northeast Florida Regional Airport in the early evening where you’ll embark your helicopter before ascending to the east over Castle Itttis, built a thousand years ago in the form of an Irish castle Flying south over 12 miles of beach you’ll return just in time to witness the jaw-dropping vistas of the sun setting over St. Augustine’s downtown district before making your way back down onto terra firma.
From $154.99 per person
The oldest masonry fort in the United States, a scenic headland, and an ancient Irish-influenced castle are just some of the notable landmarks you’ll get to see from up high during this 32-mile tour, starting at Northeast Florida Regional Airport . You’ll also soar above the Intracoastal Waterway, Anastasia State Park and the St. Augustine Light Station as you’re propelled across the skies towards St. Augustine Beach. At regular intervals the helicopter will swoop down to give you clear views down below. The tour ends with a drop off back at your airport departure point, leaving you with plenty of memories to take away.
From $69.99 per person
This 12-mile tour invites guests to experience a remarkable bird’s-eye view of historic St. Augustine and the beautiful headland of Porpoise Point. Beginning at Northeast Florida Regional Airport, located just north of St. Augustine, you’ll take off to the east, passing over the ancient Castle Otttis and the picturesque village of Vilano. Traversing the skies, you’ll also get to take in the LoIntracoastal Waterway and enjoy stunning views of the coastline and North Beach as you move towards Porpoise Point. From there, it’s a fast turn-around back to the airport.