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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

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South Lake Tahoe, United States
Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

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2 Adults3 Adults0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants
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icon10 to 12 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Weight limits apply: Maximum per-passenger weight is 250lbs. Maximum weight of all passengers combined must not exceed 500lbs. Passenger weights must be accurately provided at time of booking. Groups reaching a combined weight of 500 lbs will be subject to a weight check upon arrival for their flight. Any individual weighing 300 lbs or more will not be permitted to fly per the limitations of the aircraft. Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price. Showcasing beautiful Fallen Leaf lake, Cascade Lake, Taylor Creek, and Pope Beach, this tour heads to breathtaking Emerald Bay. Surrounded by granite cathedrals and fed by Eagle falls, the lake's only true bay is named for its emerald green waters.
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Helicopter tour of Emerald Bay
Noise reducing headsets
Live commentary on board
Gratuities
Tahoe Helicopters , 1901 Airport Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

Inside the main lobby of the Lake Tahoe Airport

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum weight per person is 250 pounds (113kg)
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required. Please call tour operator prior to flight to arrange this. A full refund will be given if disability cannot be accommodated.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Maximum combined passenger weight is 500lbs per flight and strictly enforced
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tahoe Helicopters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe.

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  • "We did the Emerald Bay tour and although it’s short, it’s completely worth it and the views are incredible!" See review
  • "Absolutely the best part of our Tahoe stay!What a great time and awesome pilot.Would recommend this to anyone and any age group." See review

Reviews

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77 Reviews

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star-5
Great experience!
Joshua_R
, Nov 2021
We had never ridden in a helicopter before and the pilot was very smooth and made us feel comfortable. Views were breathtaking!
star-5
Great trip!
Angela_F
, Nov 2021
This was a surprise trip for my husbands 40th birthday. We both had an amazing time! Our guide Matt was friendly and professional. We learned about all the lakes and spots we went over. This was definitely money well spent! We can’t wait to take our kids on a ride!!
star-5
Bird in the sky
Amanda_L
, Oct 2021
Beautiful area and getting to have a new experience with family! The lake is beautiful and the small island in the bay is magical.
star-5
Fun fun fun
Pablo_D
, Sep 2021
It was an excellent experience! Loved every second of it!! It was fun the whole ride. Would totally do it again!
star-5
Best
YunSung_C
, Aug 2021
Riding the helcopter itself was a new experience and it was amazing for all my family. But the time is so short.
star-5
Great helicopter ride experience!!
DAN_L
, Aug 2021
Very polite, professional pilot who made us feel welcome. This was my first time in a helicopter and I had a great time. I would definitely recommend this company and we will be back next time we are in Lake Tahoe.
star-5
Spectacular!
Kaytre_P
, Aug 2021
I am afraid of heights. The flight was amazing and I felt very comfortable. I’ll do it again given the chance
star-5
Amazing!!
David_C
, Jul 2021
Fantastic trip.. my 2 sons were in absolute awe of the views, vistas and scenery! Highly recommend will be coming back for another trip!
star-5
Lake Helicopter Trip
John_T
, Jul 2021
With only a 10 minute ride , we seen as much of the lake as possible. It was fantastic. The views over Emerald were awesome.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must try
Vikram_A
, Jul 2021
Amazing ride! This is definitely the best way to view emerald bay. Neatly organized. Small helicopter so everyone gets the best view!

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