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Cherokee Helicopter Tours

Short Valley Tour

Welcome to the Smoky Mountains! Enjoy this breathtaking scenery. Whether you are viewing the bright green pastures between the Smoky Mountain National Park and the Cowee Mountain Chain in summer, or the beautiful foliage and Nantahala National Forest in autumn, this tour will start your vacation off right!

  • Cost: $40/pp
  • Duration:  6 miles

Long Valley Tour

This tour offers a spectacular view of the surrounding Cherokee lands, Smoky Mountain National Park, and a close up of the Sequoyah National Golf Course, nestled among the oak, fir, and flowered valleys of Cherokee, North Carolina. It is a must see!

  • Cost: $60/pp
  • Duration:  10 mile

Foothills Tour

Soar through the mountains and valleys of the Nantahala National Forest. Discover everything from a birds eye perspective, including the snow-capped peaks in winter, or the brilliant and dazzling color changes in autumn. This tour is as diversified as it gets, and the memories will last a lifetime.

  • Cost: $60/pp
  • Duration:  10 minutes

Bryson City Tour

Head west, kick your feet up, and enjoy this action-packed tour steeped in local history. View the Oconaluftee and Tuckasegee river confluence, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Mountains, Nantahala National Forest, and the local Darnell Farms. This tour brings its guests right over the heart of Bryson City. On the return trip, view the highest peaks on the Tennessee and North Carolina state border.

  • Cost: $90/pp
  • Duration:  15 mile

Fontana Lake Tour

The Fontana Lake Tour, by far one of our most popular tours, includes some of North Carolina’s most breathtaking scenery. Take away photos and memories that you can share with your loved ones forever! This guided tour encompasses mountains, valleys, and the Fontana Lake watershed right in the heart of the mountains. The history of Fontana Lake runs as deep as its waters. As the fourth deepest reservoir in the country, with over 250 miles of coastline, this tour will tug at your heartstrings forever.

  • Cost: $120/pp
  • Duration:  20 mile

Fontana Special

This peaceful tour offers something unique that no other flight tour in the country can offer. An in-depth, historical account on how the Smoky Mountain National Park came into existence, an up-close view between the Tennessee and North Carolina state borders, Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet, and a history tutorial on how the Tennessee Valley Authority came into existence, all the while witnessing the surreal blue and smokey tinged landscape of the most heavily visited national park in the country. As a sunset tour must, the only problem is talking the customers out of the helicopter after the ride is over!

  • Cost: $180/pp
  • Duration:  30 mile

Ultimate Tour

The sky is definitely not the limit on this tour. As we roll out the red carpet on this magnificent tour, be prepared to encounter just about everything the Smoky Mountain National Park has to offer. Whether you want to custom design your own tour, or let the vast scenery unfold beneath you and take you where it may, the only thing we can promise our guests is a lack of disappointment!

  • Cost: $240/pp
  • Duration:  45 mile