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Soar above Lake Tahoe’s south shore on a 20-minute helicopter tour. You’ll see thick forests, snowcapped mountains and boats floating on the sparkling lake. Fly past Zephyr Cove, Stateline and Camp Richardson, and see one of Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful features, Emerald Bay. Each passenger has a window seat so you’ll enjoy the best possible views and photo ops.


  • 20-minute Lake Tahoe helicopter tour
  • Fly over the southern shore of the lake
  • See natural sights like Zephyr Cove and Emerald Bay
  • Snap photos of mountain peaks and dense forest
  • Every passenger has a window seat

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What You Can Expect

Zephyr Cove Helicopter Tour

South Shore Helicopter Tour

Your aerial adventure starts at the airport in South Lake Tahoe, where you’ll board your Robinson R44 Raven II or a Bell 206 LongRanger helicopter. The maximum number of passengers is three plus your pilot. Settle into your leather seat, and put on the provided noise-reducing headset.

As you take off, look out your window to admire the alpine landscape of the Lake Tahoe region. Fly north to the lake shore, and soar over to Zephyr Cove. Then head south and follow the shore to Stateline and Edgewood Golf Course. Fly over the Nevada casinos and along the Tahoe Keys before zooming over to Camp Richardson.

Next, head over to Lake Tahoe’s crown jewel, Emerald Bay, known for its small island in the center. After this photo op, you’ll return to the airport, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We truly enjoyed it. Everyone must see Taho from the sky!

John W H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The helicopter tour was absolutely amazing. Worth every cent!!

Cheryl F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful trip perfect blue sky we flew over Crystal Cove and Emerald Bay just beautiful recommend this tour to everyone.

anna b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

absolutely fantastic to see everything from above, and the pilot made the flight a joy...loved it.

Melissa K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Worth every penny.

Tejas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The views were amazing and the pilot was extremely friendly. They took good care of my parents who were flying like that in a helicopter for the first time. They had a wonderful time and they loved the experience. The views were amazing too and like any other person, I'd definitely like a bit more time. But, can't complain about the experience at all. Totally recommended.

Kevin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

No better way to view Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay, the shores and even wildlife. Highly recommended!

Bader A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was awesome :D

Scott H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour was brief but magnificent. I rode in front with the pilot, Clint, who was relaxed and conversational. My husband sat in back of us snapping as many pictures as possible. The colors of the bay were even more spectacular than imagined.

It was a thrill and a great ride! We look forward to going again but for a longer tour next time.


Darren W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Wonderful experience, Would recommend to all, I have been to Lake Tahoe twice before but never seen it from the sky. Pilot and ground staff were extremely helpful. Due to the nature of the weather around Tahoe our first scheduled flight was cancelled. On the day we arrived I do believe we were given a few extra minutes in the air to compensate.

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