Coastal Helicopters, Inc.
Offering exciting air tours along the coast of the Outer Banks of North Carolina as well as on demand charter service, photography and videography flights and more!
Call today for your adventure...
252-475-HELI (4354)!
Frequently Asked Questions
• Is there an age limit?  No!  We've taken everyone from age 8 months to age 98. Please call to discuss if there is a passenger under two years old.

• Is there a weight limit?  Yes.  We can take three passengers, totaling approx. 600 lbs depending on fuel load.  We can go over this limit occasionally depending upon quantity of fuel on board.  We also have a per seat weight limit of 285 lbs.  We do a weight and balance in the office before each trip - we weigh every passenger when they arrive for the trip so please don't be shy on the phone, it is extremely important to get accurate weights!

• Is it bumpy, scary, or will I get motion sickness?  No.  We often tell people when they ask it's like riding on a magic carpet, or sitting on a porch swing and gently lifting off.  Helicopters are much smoother than airplanes; since we don't have wings, we slip right through the air for an ultra smooth ride. 

• Do we need reservations?  Reservations are not required, but we do encourage them so that you won't have a wait once you get to the airport.  We do welcome walk ins, but on busy days you run the risk of having to wait a while for a flight.

• Where are you located?  We are based at Dare County Airport, 410 Airport Rd. in Manteo (if you are using GPS, please use 374 Airport Rd.) on Roanoke Island: our office is in the main terminal building.  We are approx. 25 minutes from Nags Head.  Manteo is a great place to visit, offering the NC Aquarium, a downtown harbor front area with lots of shops and restaurants, the Elizabethan Gardens, and much more.

• Is it a good view, and can I bring my camera?  Yes and yes!  Every seat is a window seat, and the visibility is unparalelled.  Cameras are encouraged, and we also offer custom flight videos of your trip using a high definition GoPro camera.

• Can people with disabilities fly?  You bet they can.  We take pride in trying to acomodate all passengers.  Depending upon the specifics, we can usually make it happen.  Please call to discuss, as it is a case by case basis.

• Can we customize our tour?  Sure.  We'd be happy to take you anywhere you'd like to go - for any tours over 30 minutes, we switch to our cheaper hourly rate of $549/hr and pro-rate the trip to the tenth of an hour. 

For more flying adventures, please visit our sister company,OBX Biplanes!