The hubby and I recently went to Savannah, to celebrate our one year anniversary. Since we have never been on a helicopter before, we thought it would be a great opportunity to go on a helicopter tour. Savannah being a popular touristic place, offers many different tours. There are also different companies that offer helicopter tours, but what drew us to Old City Helicopters was the different tours they offer and the affordable prices.
When we first arrived at the location, we were greeted by one of the pilots. He checked us in and after we were done, we made our way to the helicopter.
Out of all the tours they offer, we decided to go with the Discovery Tour, which is a 10 minute tour of the rail yards, Talmadge Bridge, the port and downtown Savannah. At first we thought this tour would be a bit short for us, but being that it was our first time, we thought we would give it a try.
As I sat in the helicopter, the pilot informed us of a few things – safety procedures and such before we took off. We put on our headsets and off we went!
Initially the hubby and I thought 10 minutes would be too short, but after flying, the tour was just perfect. Long or short, the view from the sky was gorgeous and the cost is very affordable. Some of the packages Old City Helicopter offers are:
1. Discovery Tour – You will depart to the southeast to get views of the rail yards, Talmadge Bridge, the port and downtown Savannah, from a distance, before returning back to the airport.
Only $39 Per Person
2. Downtown Tour – Once we reach downtown Savannah, you will get amazing views of Forsyth Park, Rail Museum, City Hall, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and much more.
Only $90 Per Person
3. Fort Pulaski and Downtown Tour – As you soar over downtown and along the Savannah River, with views of Hutchinson Island, you will head further out east to enjoy views of Fort Pulaski, the Cockspur Lighthouse, Tybee Island,and the Tybee Lighthouse from a distance.
Only $205 Per Person
4. Tybee Island and Downtown Tour – Extend the Fort Pulaski and Downtown Tour and head all the way out to Tybee Island. You will fly to the southern end of Tybee Island and fly low level all the way along the beach to the Tybee Lighthouse.
Only $325 Per Person
Riding a helicopter was on my bucket list and now that I have finally been able to ride one, I’ve been able to cross it off my list. This is definitely a memorable experience and if ever in Savannah, give it a try because the view is just amazing! I had such a wonderful time and the pilot at the Old City Helicopters was great. I enjoyed the wonderful view and the overall experience.
Disclosure: I did receive a free ride from Old City Helicopters to write my blog post. However, all opinions are my own and will always be my own.