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This trip was far beyond anything I could have imagined! We flew with Maverick and landed at the base of the canyon for about half an hour then had a few hours to explore on our own at the Hualapai Reservation.the good at Guano Point was delish and filling. I would take this tour again for sure!!
Tour was great. Very professional crew and our pilot was amazing.
Hotel pick up was on time. Process at airport was smooth. Helicopter pilot was friendly and professional and provided great information about the Grand Canyon, this history of the skywalk and the region. View of Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead were great from the air. The below rim landing provided another view of the river and canyon....worth it. There are several venues to use the food voucher, so ask about that. Great day!!
My husband and I booked this tour once we learned that our plans for our first visit to the Grand Canyon was being derailed by the government shutdown. As a result, we are probably some of the few people to benefit from the congressional malfunction. What a terific experience! What a stunning view and a remarkable opportunity! Our pilot, Ben, made the trip even more enjoyable.
Fantastic it could not of been better we loved it! Our pilot was informative and the lunch was great overlooking the Canyon! Experience of a life time!
The trip was a dream come true. From the moment we were picked up by Maverick's Mini-Bus everything was great. The reception area at the heliport was very welcoming, as was the pilot. We were taken with two other couples on what I can only describe as a mind blowing experience. Ben, our pilot made us all so welcome and his knowledge was fabulous. The trip into the canyon was awesome. Great value for money with a great company.
Went in July 2013, The helicopter Pilot Matt was very good gave tips on where to spend more time. Would do it again. Absolutely loved it. I would however not bother with the Skywalk upgrade where you cannot take your own camera and they want to charge you quite a bit for pictures you can take outside it. The only thing I would say is that you can look through the see through floor.
Overall very good but don't bother with skywalk upgrade in my opinion.
Fantastic - loved every minute. Our helicopter pilot could not do enough for us. 45 minute helicopter ride from Las Vages to the Grand Canyon beat a 4 hour drive on a bus by far. Our descent into the Canyon was a great thrill, it was so peaceful at the bottom of the Canyon could have camped out down there for days. Could do it all again, worth every penny. Our first time in a helicopter so It was probably the best part of our 14 days holiday at Las Vages, Los Angelas and San Francisco.
5 STAR. Absolutely fantastic. Wife and I never been in a helicopter before but from the moment of the on time hotel pick up, the 15 min ride to Henderson airstrip, the excitement of meeting the pilot and the pre flight routine, at fever pitch. Then the take off, quickly becoming used to the 'shudder' as the machine takes off ; the 3 helicopter convoy over the desert to the Hoover Dam just amazing. Confident now, photos non stop. 6 passengers, we were in front on way out then swopped with the others later. The huge river snakes below ; then the canyon. Words do not do justice as the helicopter skips over the rim and into the canyon. Just magnificent. Then land on a flat piece of rock. The silence is extraordinary as the canyon rises thousands of feet either side and the river flows below. Then the flight up and over to the airstrip. What a pilot, total confidence. We went to the Skywalk which is worthwhile and memorable. The edge is always close but scenery draws you close.
Flight back exciting. We actually had some rain and the pilot hovered a while as the dark clouds and rain passed by, all part of a wonderful experience.
Originally we had booked the plane to the canyon and a helicopter to the bottom, but luckily that was unavailable a long time before as the helicopter flight was just perfect and we were so pleased we did the trip. It is a very costly but a once in a lifetime experience which will be with us forever so worth every penny.
John and Rose Regan, Cardiff UK. July 2013,
Highly recommend this tour. Matt was excellent and most helpful. It is a bucket list experience. Do ot you will be glad you did.
Amazing trip worth every penny!
Private helicopter ride is a must
Our pilot was friendly and talkative
Such a good day!
Recommend to everyone
The Maverick Team we OUTSTANDING!! Special thanks to our Pilot Nathan, that guy is awesome!
The tour was totally AWESOME. I so enjoyed the views, weather, staff, private tour landing, skywalk and everything else involved. The only issue I had which really was not an issues was when I booked the tour the comptuer stated it was 7 hours giving you more time to tour the scenery. The tour was actually only 5 hours ,8am takeoff from maverick headquarters and landing at 1 pm. The other issues, again not an issue to me personally, was that the tour was suppose to include a champagne toast which did not happen. The reason I mention this is because some people may complain about this saying the trip/tour was not as asvertised. Overall the trip was great. Our pilot Seth was very friendly and informative. I would recommed this trip to everyone. Walking in the bottom of the canyon was a once in a lifetime event and definetly should be on eveyone's bucket list. Again thanks for a great trip. Tom and Lisa