Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour and Colorado River Boat Ride - Reviews

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Clare J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Well worth the early start. Great limo driver, great pilot and great guide on the boat too. Beautiful views and a wonderful experience!!!

Debbie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

It was everything we imagined at would be. Breathtaking scenery, wonderful helicopter flight, and fun river cruise. We would definitely recommend this tour.

David J M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Excellent, well organised from hotel pick-up, activity and return to the hotel.
We did have a hip-cup at the Colorado river, to me had no consequences, allowed me more time to view the wonderful scenery and talk to other people from around the world.
Brilliant, would do again if we return to Las Vegas

Richard N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Just sit back relax and enjoy!!

Douglas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Unfortunately, our boat ride was canceled due to mechanical issues which really stunk. However, the experience of the helicopter ride alone is not to be missed. Our pilot was amazing: friendly, knowledgable, and a lot of fun. He noticed my husband's Star Wars shirt, so he played a song from Star Wars as we landed. Amazing staff -- from the limo driver, to the people who check you in -- you feel welcome, and appreciated (which is always nice when you part with some money to do something). Over all, highly recommend and we plan on going back during our next trip to Vegas. Nothing beats leaving your hotel at 7 and being back at 10:30 after seeing the Grand Canyon. Most bus tours are 15+ hours and you need a whole day. For this, we barely needed a morning. AAA+++

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

Picked up in stretch limo which was a bit of overkill. Asked by operator on arrival if w could change to afternoon tour because of mechanical problems with one of the helicopters but flatly refused. However, helicopter pilot was brilliant and provided very informative tour out and back from canyon.

Jacqueline R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Fantastic - I booked this trip for my partner's birthday and we both loved it - well worth it!

The Family

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2011

One of the best tours we have ever been on. A great day was had by all. The experience will be with us for a long time to come.

Tanya Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

Most amazing day of my life, great host/tour and the most amazing views from above and on the ground. Even got proposed to which topped the tour off!

Carlene M New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

Our pilot was professional, friendly and well informed. I would highly recommend Viator's services to everyone.

Alick J United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2008

The helicopter flight was an amazing experience. Booking through Viator in advance meant I didn't have to get stressed about booking trips out there. Once you are in Vegas it is difficult to see the wood from the tress for all the people trying to sell you trips. I don't like big tour groups and this was ideal, a small party of six including myself and my partner were in the helicopter ensuring spectacular and unobstructed views. I was disappointed with the boat part though and would not recommend this as an extra. It is very short, 10-15 minutes and you don't travel any further into the canyon than the people who just paid for the flight and sat on the picnic table watching. In fact I was a little embarrassed when we walked back as the others in the tour could see it had been a waste of time. Overall though the experience left us with big grins on our faces!

Anthony C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Fantastic trip, only slight criticism was that there is not a lot of room in one of the seats in the rear of the helicopter. If you get the chance, sit in the front. Other than that it is great. Being on the water makes all the difference as you get a perspective on the sheer magnitude of the place. Just do it, you will not regret it.

Wendy T United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Really memorable experience.


4 star rating: Recommended
August 2016

The helicopter part is amazing. But the boat tour is very disappointing. Don't waste extra money for it, you will just have to hurry to be squeezed on a boat that will stay very close to the landing area, so no extra sightseeing and no time to enjoy lunch and bubbles.


4 star rating: Recommended
January 2015

Thanks to US President Obama - my tour was bit screwed due to flying restrictions in Vegas as he was in town. However Viator helped me salvage fair bit and offered an alternate tour. The ride in the stretch limo and then the Helicopter was fabulous. The marvel of Grand Canyon was out of the world.

Lynda W

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

This tour was amazing!


4 star rating: Recommended
August 2013

It was spectular

Karly P

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2013

Loved it, the scenic views were breath taking and our pilot was great! Would have liked new time to enjoy our breaky and champagne however, it felt a little rushed.

Denise Lunardi

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2011

Passeio muito legal. Piloto atencioso. Só não vale a pena o passeio de barco! Paguei mais caro achando que faria um passeio pelo rio, mas na verdade eles andam uns 100 metros e depois desligam o motor deixando o barco voltar na correnteza. Me senti lesada! Contratem apenas o vôo com descida no canyon.

Maggie W

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

This trip was worth the price of admission. Was disappointed that the river float was so short.


4 star rating: Recommended
June 2011

Professional Set Up
Flight to and from the Canyon were great and out Pilot was funny!
Would have preferred more time to explore, whilst at the Canyon - as we only had about 30 minutes there (incl the Boat Ride)

All in all - good fun though

Brian C

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2011

Great trip, excellent friendly informative pilot only reason I didn''t give it 5 stars was because the 15 minute boat trip, lunch and champagne were really rushed.

Elisa S

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2010

Unfortunately my husband and I were not able to take part to this tour, since there was a misunderstanding about the pick up time at our hotel. We missed our lift to the airport since the driver did not call us to say he was in the lobby waiting for us. We, on the other side, were waiting at a different location, therefore we didn't make in time for the tour. We managed to get to the company office to complain about the service and to ask for a refund, but we were offer instead a different tour: the Skywalk experience. The tour on helicopter was fun with a nice pilot entertaining us along the way. However the walk itself was a bit disappointing. I wouldn't recommend this tour as such. Make sure you get the right indication from Sundance about the time and location of limo pick up. Even better: drive there: it's only 10 minutes from the Strip!

John E

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
February 2014

A bit rushed and rather squashed! A trip to the Grand Canyon was one of the main reasons for visiting Las Vegas. As a geologist I was very interested in seeing the rocks as well as the general scenery. However, we found that the major focus on the tour was keeping to the timetable. Time in the canyon was limited and although we had booked both a picnic and the boat ride there was not time for both - we had to carry our food back to Vegas. Those who just had the picnic were restricted to a small area due to the movement of the helicopters. Pick-up from the hotel was fun - in the stretch limo. The helicopter was cramped though - 3 in the front including the pilot was a bit tight but four in the back was very uncomfortable. The people in the middle obviously have a restricted view.
Personally, I think that better scheduling is needed - perhaps some time at the top of the canyon plus real time in the canyon. The boat trip was also a bit disappointing and focussed on the captain taking photos of the tourists in the canyon - I would have preferred to travel a lot more on the Colorado river to see more of the scenery.
Overall it was a bit disappointing - not enough time to take in what should be the highlight of our anniversary trip and not really worth the money.

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