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Admire the Sierra Nevada from above on one of three Lake Tahoe helicopter tours. Choose a 30- or 45-minute flight that will dazzle you with aerial views of sights like Horsetail Falls, Emerald Bay, King’s Beach, Meeks Bay, Desolation Wilderness, Lover’s Leap and more. Every passenger gets a window seat so you can enjoy the best possible views and photo ops.


  • Capture stunning views of Lake Tahoe on a thrilling helicopter tour
  • Choose your route and see highlights such as Emerald Bay, King's Beach, Incline Village and Horsetail Falls
  • Admire the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains from a unique vantage point
  • Ride aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter, complete with leather seats and noise-reduction headsets

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What You Can Expect

Lake Tahoe Helicopter Tour

Lake Tahoe

Your helicopter tour begins at the airport in South Lake Tahoe, where you’ll board a state-of-the-art, 3- to 5-passenger helicopter with leather seats and provided noise-reducing headphones. Then take off on your chosen route, selected when booking. You have the choice of a 45-minute standard tour or one of two 30-minute tours that take in Sand Harbor on the lake’s east shore or waterfalls near the Desolation Wilderness.

Standard tour (45 minutes):
Fly north to the shore of Lake Tahoe, and then turn west to soar past Camp Richardson and beautiful Emerald Bay, one of the lake’s most beautiful and best-known natural sights. Head up the west shore of the lake past Meeks Bay and the town of Tahoe City, where you’ll veer east to pass over King’s Beach, Incline Village and the Cal-Neva Resort. Then head south to enjoy views of Cave Rock, Zephyr Cove and Stateline, where you can see the Nevada casinos.

Sand Harbor tour (30 minutes):
From South Lake Tahoe, zoom over to Stateline, crossing into Nevada and flying along the lake’s eastern shore, which is typically less developed and less visited. See Glenbrook Bay, Secret Harbor, Skunk Harbor and Chimney Beach, and then be wowed by Sand Harbor, the lake’s loveliest beach.

Waterfall tour (30 minutes):
From South Lake Tahoe, head over to Emerald Bay and Eagle Falls. Then soar over the rocky, dramatic landscape of the Desolation Wilderness, passing by Cascade Falls, Fallen Leaf Falls and Echo Lake. Enjoy a close-up view of Horsetail Falls’ 800-foot (244-meter) drop, and be wowed by the steep granite face of Lover’s Leap, a mini version of the granite peaks in Yosemite National Park.

Customer Reviews

Stephanie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Took the waterfall tour and had a WONDERFUL time. Scenery was beautiful, and we're so grateful we got to see so much of Tahoe from up above. Clint, the pilot, was AWESOME, and we highly recommend this tour to everyone!

Vikram Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

ELIZABETH S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We did the waterfall tour. It was a beautiful day and the pilot was awesome. Very funny and informative. Would do it again.

John K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The helicopter tour was excellent! The pilot did an great job of explaining the sites we were flying over, as well as making my wife's first time in a helicopter first class. Well done!

Gerardo R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was amazing and they were very informative.

Vikram Singapore

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Bentley W

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

John M USA

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

The scenery was stunning and the ride was great fun! The only drawback was that the pilot was late and we had to wait about 30-45 minutes beyond the arranged meeting time. We called the previous day and asked about adding a guest, and they were quite willing to work with us, which was appreciated.

eamonnshanahan Ireland

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

The pilot was very experienced and gave me great confidence. The ride was excellent, and the tour was enhanced by his knowledge of the area.

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