You will see the entire San Diego County coastline on this helicopter tour! Waverider Helicopter Tours is Veteran-owned and we provide an exciting and unforgettable experience for all who are looking to view the beautiful beaches and captivating backcountry of San Diego County, coastal Orange County, and Temecula Wine Country from a unique perspective. Your experience will be sure to last a lifetime as you take an amazing ride in a helicopter! Our tours range from 10 minutes to over one hour! The helicopter has four leather seats (three passengers and your pilot), heat, and air conditioning to have you riding in comfort and luxury! Each passenger will have their own seat, seat belt, and Bose noise-canceling headset to listen and talk as we cruise along on your pilot-guided tour. Climb in, buckle-up, and enjoy your flight! Max weight limit per seat is 280 pounds and max weight limit between all passengers is 500 pounds.* Route may be altered due to possible FAA airspace restrictions.*
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: San Luis Rey River Trail, Oceanside, CaliforniaWithin a minute after lift off we will be flying over the San Luis Rey River.Pass By: Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CaliforniaYou will see the Oceanside Harbor, downtown Oceanside, the Oceanside Pier, and the Buena Vista Lagoon.Pass By: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad RanchR, Carlsbad, CaliforniaThe flowers are in bloom March-May.Pass By: Oceanside Harbor Village, Oceanside, CaliforniaWithin a minute after lift off, we will cruise over the San Luis Rey River, come up quickly on the Oceanside Harbor and the pretty beach of Oceanside! Camp Pendleton Marine Base will be off to the right.Pass By: Moonlight Beach State Park, Encinitas, CaliforniaYou will see the private homes on the beach cliffs of Encinitas and Moonlight Beach which is Encinitas public beach.Pass By: Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CaliforniaYou will see Carlsbad, Army Navy Academy, Carlsbad Village, Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Seafood Hatchery, Desalination Plant, Encina Powerplant, The Flower Fields, Carlsbad State Park Campgrounds, and the Batiquitos Lagoon.Pass By: San Elijo State Beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CaliforniaYou will see San Elijo State Park and Campgrounds, as well as the little beach town of Cardiff By The Sea.Pass By: San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CaliforniaSan Elijo Lagoon separates Cardiff By The Sea and Solana Beach.Pass By: Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CaliforniaSeparates Carlsbad and Encinitas. Rumored to have been a stopping grounds for pirates!Pass By: Swami's Beach, Encinitas, CaliforniaSwamis is one of the most popular surf spots in San Diego County and Southern California. You will also see Swami's Reef.Pass By: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego, CaliforniaYou will see the beautiful Torrey Pine's cliffs and hiking trails.Pass By: Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, San Diego, CaliforniaThe Torrey Pine's Golf Course is home to the Farmer's Open PGA tournament and one of the nicest golf courses to play in the world!Pass By: Torrey Pines Gliderport, La Jolla, San Diego, CaliforniaOn most days you will see the para-gliders and hang-gliders soaring above the 350 foot cliffs of Torrey Pines.Pass By: Fletcher Cove Park, Solana Beach, CaliforniaFletcher's Cove is the public beach of Solana Beach and was also used as a look out for Japanese invaders in World War II.Pass By: La Jolla Shores Park, La Jolla, San Diego, CaliforniaView the pretty beach of La Jolla.Pass By: La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, San Diego, CaliforniaLa Jolla Cove is known for its caves, coves, and the seals that hang out there! On most days you will see many kayakers, swimmers, and surfers!Pass By: Pacific Beach, San Diego, CaliforniaPacific Beach has a big public beach as well as a pier with houses on it, which is really unique!Pass By: Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, San Diego, CaliforniaScripps Pier is a non-public pier where they launch boats over the side to scuba dive and conduct ocean research.Pass By: Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar, CaliforniaDel Mar Racetrack was founded in 1936 by Bing Crosby. It is also the home to the San Diego County Fair which you will see in the month of June. Throughout the summer and fall there are many horse race events and big name concerts here. The dog beach is located in front of the racetrack and you will see them running around below!Pass By: Ocean Beach, San Diego, CaliforniaOcean Beach is a laid back California beach town with a long pier.Pass By: Ocean Beach Municipal Pier, San Diego, CaliforniaYou will see this on flight options 65 minutes or longer.Pass By: Point Loma, San Diego, CaliforniaPoint Loma is a long narrow strip of coastline, mostly occupied by the Navy, has popular tide pools, and where one of the scenes of Top Gun was filmed!Pass By: Mission Beach, San Diego, CaliforniaMission Beach is typically known for its beach, young life activities, Belmont Park, and boardwalk!Pass By: Belmont Park, San Diego, CaliforniaTiny amusement park in Mission Beach that has one of the oldest wooden rollercoasters in the world!Pass By: Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego, CaliforniaLighthouse at the point of Point Loma and open for tourism. Pass By: Coronado Island, Coronado, CaliforniaHalf civilian and half Navy, view this beautiful island connected by the Coronado Bridge and check out the big Navy air station, military aircraft, and Hotel del Coronado from the air! You will also see San Diego International Airport.Pass By: Cabrillo Tide Pools, San Diego, CaliforniaPopular on extreme low tides with a big reef visible from the air.Pass By: Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CaliforniaMonument built for tourism to signify the landing of Juan Cabrillo who is credited with founding San Diego.Pass By: Coronado Bridge, San Diego, CaliforniaWe will fly directly over the Coronado Bridge with downtown San Diego on one side and Coronado on the other! Look off in the distance and you can see Tijuana and Imperial Beach on clear daysPass By: USS Midway Museum, San Diego, CaliforniaUSS Midway Navy aircraft carrier museum.Pass By: San Diego Bay Walk, San Diego, CaliforniaSee beautiful downtown San Diego as we transition over the San Diego Bay. Look down and see all of the boats cruising the bay below!