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Arcachon Helicopter Scenic Tour

La Teste-de-Buch, France
  • 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 20 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Dune du Pilat is Europe’s highest sand dune and the natural wonder is even more impressive from above. This helicopter flight soars over the Arcachon basin and affords spectacular views of the dune, as well as Cap Ferret, the Banc d'Arguin national park, and Bird Island.
  • Helicopter ride over the Arcachon basin
  • Soar over Arcachon’s beaches, dunes, and islands
  • Enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Dune du Pilat, Cap Ferret, and Banc d'Arguin
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Airport tax
  • Flight certificate
  • Bag of treats
  • Professional pilot
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Aero Club of Arcachon
    Av. de l'Aérodrome, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch, France

Start time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to Arcachon Airport in time for your flight departure. After meeting your pilot and listening to the safety briefing, jump aboard the helicopter and take off over Arcachon.

Soar over Arcachon town, then set out along the coast, flying over the beaches, dunes, and islands of the Arcachon Basin. Along the way, listen as your pilot points out natural wonders and sights of interest, including the towering Dune du Pilat, the jutting cape of Cap Ferrat, and the national reserve of the Banc d'Arguin.

Finally, swoop low over Bird Island, then gaze out along the Leyre River as you come back in to land at Arcachon airport.

La Grande Dune du Pilat (Pass By)

La Pointe du Cap Ferret (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 100 kg
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Weight limit per passenger is 100kg/ 220lbs
  • In the case of bad weather, the flight may need to be rescheduled for an alternative date.
  • Check-in time is 30 minutes before departure with an ID for each passenger.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Product code: 6391P5