Grand Canyon West Rim Adventure and Skywalk - Reviews

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Cees d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Fantastic experience - highly recommended.

Catherine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

I came to Phoenix to visit my son for his Birthday. I wanted to do something special and we both had never been to the Grand Canyon.The
Westwind Air Service went out of their way to make this special for us. Thank you Karla. Great flight to Grand Canyon. Lots to see to and from. Helicopter ride into the Canyon thrilling. The boat ride on Colorado River really puts all in prospective. The Skywalk was thrilling. Lunch was good and great opportunity to walk around after lunch. Having the pilot guide us through all of this was very important because signage is not always clear to understand where to go. I would recommend this trip. Also does not take all day like other bus /van trips. My son and I now have a lovely memory to cherish with great photos too.

Joao K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Excellent. In a short period of time we went to Grand Canyon by plane, then by helicopter down to the colorado river and after all by boat. We take lunch and visit the skywalk. Then back to Phoenix. Overall it took 7 hours. Very good for those one that do not have much time. Everything perfect and everyone from the staff was very kind. Recomend.

Chris H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Fantastic tour - worth every penny. Flight was neat in 9-seat plane to Grand Canyon via Sedona. Amazing scenery from the air. Helicopter tour into canyon and boat ride gave much different perspective from viewing canyon at rim. Skywalk was scary when looking down almost 2000 feet, but has to be experienced. Pilot was very pleasant and helpful and coordinated the entire day. Would highly recommend this tour.

Chkharrelson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

Perfect overviews of the Grand Canyon. A great day!

Mike B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

We had an awesome adventure tour with Viator and Westwinds Air Charter. Our pilot Brett was fantastic and gave us all some personal tours and information about the area and history. Well organized and great idea to fly up early as the crowds start to pick up in the afternoon. Would highly recommend and do again!

cgallance

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2016

This tour was wonderful! Our only complaint was that the helicopter pilot did not acknowledge our presence. He appeared to be very angry. It was concerning because our lives were in his hands. Everyone and everything else was wonderful! I would certainly recommend this tour and the company. Thank you very much for a wonderful adventure.

pat.mahaney.ea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Absolutely breathtaking. The most exciting and wonderful tour EVER! Loved it all! Special thanks to our pilot....she was informative, patient, and delightful!

Pamela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

We all had a great time! Eric, our plot, is a delightful young man and we thoroughly enjoyed the flight and his company!
One suggestion, on the brochure, tell people where they need to go once they have arrived at the airport!

Herbert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This activity is an excellent way to visit a beautiful and inspiring part of Grand Canyon. The participants see the Grand Canyon from both the rim of the Canyon, and from the river at the bottom of the Canyon. The views from the bottom of the Canyon, from the Skywalk, and from Guano Point are magnificent.

Edward N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This was a great tour! Great way to see much of the Grand Canyon in one day. We had a great pilot!

Paul P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

A terrific day. The itinerary, the flights and the guide were superb, and it was a surprisingly relaxing day. There were six of us on the day's tour.

Tressa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

We had the best day. Well organized and we accomplished so much. We would do it again in a heart beat!
Thank you for such a great experience, and memories to last a lifetime!!!!!

Diane T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fabulous trip!! We have recommended it to all our friends and family when they visit Arizona. Everyone was so kind and accommodating. THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU

Kara Lynne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

What an excellent adventure and we especially loved the personal tour that we received from Bill, our pilot. He was amazing. We have wanted to take this trip for many years so we are glad that we took this special one that included so much excitement. A great day - well worth the extra money. We would recommend this tour to everyone. Westwind Air Service was absolutely terrific!

jan n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Outstanding tour, outstanding pilot, outstanding staff!

Evan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Absolutely the friendliest folks in Arizona....trip was amazing and made doubly so by our pilot.

David A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Brilliant tour. Get to see and experience a lot in a day. I managed several items on my "bucket list" in a single day. Service could not be faulted, it all worked like clockwork with little waiting anywhere. Our pilot, Bill, stayed with us as our guide virtually all day (apart from actually coming on the helicopter or skywalk). He was very friendly and helpful.
Small tip, if you are prone to travel sickness our flight back over the hot desert was very bumpy ..so be warned!!
Highly recommended.

Glenn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

A real once in a lifetime experience. Our pilot and host Brian was fantastic! We would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to experience the Grand Canyon in a unique, adventuresome, and unique way. (You can tell from our enthusiasm that we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.)

Michael d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

An awesome day and back in good time for a quick snooze before dinner!

Victoria A A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

From the first moment to the last, this adventure tour was the best I 've ever done and I 've done many. One exciting event after another. Plenty and timely bathroom breaks. Pilot was also our tour guide for much of the entire day and he was friendly, knowledgable, skilled, helpful, intelligent, and pretty good to look at as well. Although the south rim/Grand Canyon State Park was closed because of the government shutdown, the west rim where we were was not impacted as we were 80 miles from there. Snacks, lunch, and water was offered to us regularly - we were wanting for nothing. The Skywalk was smaller than it looked from pix we'd seen and was not as scary as my sister and I were sure it would be. It was more awe-inspiring and strange to be walking 4000 feet above the Grand Canyon floor while looking through the clear surface we were walking on. You are required to keep everything except your clothing and shoes to walk onto the Skywalk with the booty covers you are required to wear. We arrived fairly early in the day on our Friday tour of the Skyway so there weren't large crowds or even a line to wait in. Later in the day we noticed there were a greater number of people. The barbecue lunch we were served cafeteria style was run very efficiently so there wasn't a wait for that either. Food was delicious to us - we had worked up a hunger from all the walking. The walk from the helicopter down to the pontoon on the Colorado River was steep and the final ramp down was somewhat slippery. The hike back up the slippery ramp on our way back up to the helicopter was tricky - the remaining steep rocky rest of the treck back up was exhausting and I use a treadmill most days. You need to be in decent shape to make it back up to the helicopter. My legs were like jelly by the last step up but I made it. Views were great from the plane, helicopter, and walking trails. Was cool in the morning in mid -October when we went then was warm enough to shed light jackets later. FUN

Geetha B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this trip to like minded people who do not have the luxury of time. You can return to Phoenix by afternoon. Meanwhile one can enjoy a ride on the Cessna, Chopper and boat on river Colorado and of course the Skywalk. Highly recommended.

elleg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Since time of pick up, this adventure was absolutely breath taking. Everyone was so friendly and the views are amazing!

Nancy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

I simply wished that it could never end. My first time to Gran Canyon, first time on a touristic plane, first time on a chopper. Just great !

Steve Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

This tour was so good we did another flight with Westwind two days later(and it was excellent too)!

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