If you’re looking for thrilling views of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, plus a personalized VIP helicopter tour experience, then Maverick Helicopters is the tour company for you! Helicopters depart directly from Maverick’s Las Vegas Boulevard terminal, right on the Vegas strip—no long bus rides to distant terminals required. (You can also take helicopter tours departing from their Grand Canyon terminal or from Phoenix or Scottsdale, AZ, depending on your location and preference.) The perfect setting for families, groups of friends, company retreats, or even couples looking for an unusual getaway: choose from a wide variety of predesigned tours with optional add-ons; even create your own group tour, private chartered tour, or Grand Canyon wedding experience.
Maverick Helicopters is one of the newer tour companies in the business, launching in 1995—and they’re dedicated to maintaining a fleet of the newest, top-of-the-line helicopters available. Their current fleet of helicopters are the quietest and most eco-friendly available, specially designed to offer more room for sightseeing and luxury seating. In addition, the Maverick team is committed to individualized customer service. Tours are meant to be interactive: the pilot provides personalized narration through individual headsets, and guests are encouraged to ask questions and participate.
In addition to personal service, Maverick Helicopters is committed to safety while flying upwards of 225,000 passengers every year, their commitment seems to be paying off! The company holds the top safety record of any aviation tourism company in the world. Maverick was also granted the prestigious FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Diamond Award for excellence in aircraft maintenance and training. To fly and be accommodated, you will need to have a collapsible wheelchair with removable wheels. You must also be accompanied by someone who can assist you with boarding and disembarking the aircraft. All you have to do sit back and relax, comfortable and secure, while enjoying some of the most spectacular views the country has to offer.
Maverick Helicopter Tours Features & Amenities (in most tours):
- Departure from Maverick’s convenient Las Vegas terminal, including complimentary pickup and drop-off at hotels within a 5-mile radius
- Luxury champagne toast before takeoff or during a Grand Canyon landing
- ECO-star helicopters offering a 23% larger cabin than standard models, luxury theater-style seats, unparalleled wraparound windows, and noise reduction
- Maverick’s helicopters are able to fly 1 mile farther into the Canyon than other operators and descend 3,500 ft on landing tours to a private landing bluff.
- Optional DVD recordings of your flight (including video from multiple exterior-mounted cameras and audio from your pilot’s custom tour) are available for purchase
- Customized tour narration delivered by your pilot with individual headsets
- Maverick tours are operational year round, 365 days per year!
Maverick Helicopter Tours Notes and Things to Improve:
- Maverick is extremely busy, so it’s best to book your tour ahead of time: if you wait until your arrival in Las Vegas, it’s very likely that all tours will be sold out
- Since helicopters have a strict weight limit, passengers and their carry-ons (i.e camera bag, purses and backpacks) are weighed before departure; guests over the weight limit (300lbs) will be charged for an additional seat. To avoid hassle, know your weight beforehand.
- Maverick Helicopters has a 48-hour cancellation policy. You have up until 48 hours before your flight departure to make any changes or cancellations. Changes or cancellations are not permitted within 48 hours of your flight departure. No-shows will be charged in full with no refunds—so be sure to confirm the date and time of your tour with all party members and show up early, just in case!
- Please note that all passengers must carry government ID. Children younger than 2 years old will need to show a birth certificate.
Sample of Popular Maverick Helicopter Tours
Maverick Wind Dancer Tour:
After departing from Maverick’s Las Vegas terminal, enjoy a spectacular 90-minute (round-trip) flight over some of the Canyon’s most magnificent offerings, including Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and Fortification Hill (an extinct volcano). Descend 3,500 feet below the Canyon’s West Rim into native Hualapai lands, and enjoy a light snack and champagne toast with views directly above the Colorado River! Your return journey soars past more natural beauty (including the incredible Bowl of Fire red rock formation), plus the manmade beauty of the Vegas strip.
For a short yet exhilarating and absolutely one-of-a-kind way to experience Vegas, this tour is a must! Choose between an dusk or evening version of the tour. You’ll receive a glass of champagne before flying over fantastic skylines, fountains, resorts, and more all set alight for a truly unforgettable flight at a very reasonable price.
Grand Canyon Explorer Tour:
This package airplane tour gives you the chance to experience an unforgettable flight to the Grand Canyon and to spend some time at the Canyon’s South Rim, inside the Grand Canyon National Park itself. You can wander, explore, and enjoy the view while eating your (included) gourmet boxed lunch! For the adventurer who prefers quality time in the Canyon over narrated schedules, this tour allows hours of individual sightseeing time at Bright Angel Lodge and Mather Point.
Skywalk Odyssey Tour:
Combine an exhilarating 90-minute (round-trip) flight across the Grand Canyon and many of its most famous vistas with a one-of-a-kind walking journey across the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The glass-bottomed Skywalk sits suspended 70 feet out from the West Rim and over 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. And you don’t have to worry about crowds: premium admission to the Skywalk (plus a souvenir photo) are included in the tour. Note: this tour is not for the sightseer afraid of heights!Find Maverick Helicopter Tours best priced tours now.
Gary Tutte says
Does the silver cloud tour provide much of a look at the Grand Canyon?
There are 5 of us. The dates we are looking at are April 24, 25,
2 Adults and 3 adult children(21,22,22 yrs)
We are staying at the Mirage. Any info you can provide is apprfeciated.
Hi Gary. The Silver Cloud does not go that far into the canyon. It’s really designed for the person who does not have a lot of time on their hands. You get some great views of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead on the way and get to the western edge of the Grand Canyon before heading back for a Vegas Strip flyover.
Tony Vasishta says
I’m staying at Caesars Palace on 27&28 July with my two sons (16&17) we’d like to see the south rim, the strip, Hoover dam and maybe touch down in the GC?
Do you have a trip that does all that? We should have about 8 hours if we leave our hotel around 8am on July 28th, ideally no more than about $500ea
Hi Tony, The south rim is pretty far away from Vegas. Most of the tours go to the West Rim. If you want to go to the South Rim, I would suggest Maverick Airlines Grand Canyon Combo Tour. It’s an airplane ride to the South Rim Airport, a helicopter tour of the South Rim are then spend the rest of the day at the South Rim before getting back on the place to Vegas. If you are content going to the West Rim, I would suggest the Indian Territory Tour. It does not go as far as the South Rim but it lands at the bottom of the West Rim. You also go there via helicopter so you get better views of the Hoover Dam and a flyover the Vegas Strip.
Sorry Tony, I just noticed your budget. The Indian Territory Tour is a bit more than that. Another west rim tour to think about is the Mustang Helicopters Free Spirit Tour. If you
Are ther restrooms in the canyon where we have brunch? We are on Winddancer
Hi Candy, the place where you land for about half an hour has no facilities. There is a clean bathroom at the terminal right next to the departure door. Have a great trip. The Wind Dancer is one of my favorites!
Ron C says
Does the DVD Video offered include views of us passengers walking on the Canyon floor during our stop there? We have a special family event that I would like to video.
The camera is fixed to the outside of the helicopter so it only records your flight. I’d suggest bringing your own video camera. Most cameras have a pretty good video function. I’d also suggest a pocket sized tripod like a Gorilla Pod.
is there restrooms on the skywalk odyssey tour
The only place there is no bathroom is on the helicopter itself. There are bathrooms at the Skywalk and in the terminal right next to the departure gate.
Elayna Carpenter says
Hello, is there a weight limit per person?
On Maverick Helicopter tours, the weight limit is 300lbs. If you are over that, you will likely have to buy more than one seat.