This 42-mile helicopter tour around St. Augustine’s Old Downtown region and the Fort Matanzas National Monument begins at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, four miles north of the city.
Take off to the east over the Intracoastal Waterway to North Beach and enjoy a breathtaking view of the coastline, flying low and fast to Porpoise Point. Cross the St. Augustine Inlet to Anastasia Island and catch a bird’s-eye view of the St. Augustine Light Station at the north end. Then pass St. Augustine Beach on the way to the historic Fort Matanzas National Monument. On the return trip, see the Bridge of Lions, a double-leaf bascule bridge spanning the Intracoastal Waterway; the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the United States; Flagler College, a private, four-year liberal arts school and the Nombre de Dios Mission, a Spanish-Catholic mission. Then capture spectacular views of Old Downtown St. Augustine on the way back to the airport.