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Overview
See Chicago in a way that few visitors do: from aboard your own private helicopter. With this tour from downtown Chicago, your pilot will fly you over famous sights including Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan, and Lincoln Park, providing commentary and points out attractions along the way.
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You'll start at
2420 S Halsted St
2420 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USADeparture Point: Chicago Helicopter Experience Downtown Heliport Free on-site parking Downtown Chicago Minutes from the "Loop" Next to the Orange Line "L", Halsted Station
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    Chicago Helicopter Experience
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Your helicopter departs and returns from Chicago's only private downtown heliport. Enjoy games, refreshments and relax before taking-off in our lounge
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2420 S Halsted St
2420 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USADeparture Point: Chicago Helicopter Experience Downtown Heliport Free on-site parking Downtown Chicago Minutes from the "Loop" Next to the Orange Line "L", Halsted Station
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Highlights
  • Fly over Chicago in a helicopter just for your party
  • Depart from downtown for added convenience
  • Free parking at the heliport is included
  • Noise canceling headphones are provided
Important Information
Departure Point
2420 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
Duration
12–15 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes and fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • Noise cancelling headsets
  • Free Parking
  • Access to 6,000 sq ft customer experience center, featuring a history exhibit and interactive games
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago Helicopter Experience
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Photo in front of the helicopter (available for purchase)
  • Go-Pro video (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
  • Subject to weather conditions: If canceled due to weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • All passengers over 18 years of age must have a valid photo ID. At least one passenger 18 years or older must be on the tour.
  • Recommended for ages 3 years and above.
  • Weight limit maximum of 250 lbs (113 kg) per passenger.
  • Seating assignments will be based on a weight and load balance for maximum safety. No seat may be reserved.
  • Helicopters are climate controlled.
  • Large bags, scarves, hats, and selfie sticks are not allowed in the helicopters. Free lockers are available for storage.
  • Free parking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
50Reviews
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Sudha K wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions
The helicopter tour was amazing. The pilot was very friendly and gave description of the area over which the helicopter flew. Although my flight was rescheduled due to bad weather, I ended up taking the ride when it was dark which was disappointing. My preference was to take the
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
Responded 17 Dec 2019
Thank you for the honest feedback. We're sorry that weather played a factor in your initial booking. We'd love to make it up to you the next time you're in town so that we can give you a great daytime experience!
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alwaysmatthew wrote a review Dec 2019
180 contributions67 helpful votes
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Very professional from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyable. The flight time was around 20 minutes.
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Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thanks so much for the kind words, we're glad you enjoyed it!
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John wrote a review Oct 2019
17 contributions1 helpful vote
I was in town for a couple days visiting my wife who was working in Chicago for four months. We were trying to decide on what to do and she suggested a helicopter tour of the city. I was skeptical as the price to time ratio seemed high. We decided, 'what the hell, we probably
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
Responded 31 Oct 2019
We agree that video doesn't compare to actually experiencing the views firsthand! Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and you're right, takeoff is just a little different from the ones you experience in a plane!
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AimeeNoelle wrote a review Oct 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
I could not have asked for a more personable pilot than Jake. Without prompting, he graciously offered to take our photo in front of the helicopter before takeoff. He kept us safe in the air and pointed out all of the usual points of interest. He made passes in both
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Date of experience: October 2019
BLtrvl wrote a review Oct 2019
1 343 contribution95 helpful votes
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Highly recommended - we were blessed with a clear fall day for our ride, and it was fantastic. Very professional operation - we had reservations for a week earlier, but took a rain check when weather grounded our scheduled flight; called while a couple of hours away on returning
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Chicago Helicop... E, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Helicopter Tour
Responded 28 Oct 2019
We're so happy that we were able to get something set up for you! Thank you for flying with us!
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About the operator
By: Chicago Helicopter Experience
Ashley
10
Amazing Experience
We did a night time helicopter ride for our anniversary. We had an amazing time. Ben was a great pilot.
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John P
25
Best part of our trip
My daughters were in Chicago celebrating the holidays and decided to add this to our trip. So glad we did it. My
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Sudha K
30
Worth an experience
The helicopter tour was amazing. The pilot was very friendly and gave description of the area over which the
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alwaysmatthew
Doha, Qatar
5267
Excellent
Very professional from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyable. The flight time was around 20 minutes.
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907-work-traveler
Fairbanks, Alaska
267
Excellent flying tour
The heli tour was a great way to get a birds eye view of downtown Chicago. Amazing to see the city layout, the
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OG_Jay
Los Angeles, California
20
A+
No complaints, everything as expected. everything as described. excellent customer srvc, professional, smooth
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NDK
Hong Kong, China
10
Fiasco
Very frustrating experience. We did not get the service we paid for. The flight was hence very disappointing. No
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John
91
I was skeptical but this was AWESOME!
I was in town for a couple days visiting my wife who was working in Chicago for four months. We were trying to
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AimeeNoelle
Burkburnett, Texas
111
Highlight of my trip!
I could not have asked for a more personable pilot than Jake. Without prompting, he graciously offered to take
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BLtrvl
Glenview, Illinois
56995
A truly unique way to experience the city
Highly recommended - we were blessed with a clear fall day for our ride, and it was fantastic. Very professional
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12–15 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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