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)!



Excellent Adventure!
My wife and I were looking for something different to do in the Outer Banks. We chose to do the helicopter tour. Larry and his wife could not have been more friendly upon our arrival. It was our first helicopter ride and Larry was a great pilot and guide commenting on many points of interest on the Islands. The view was amazing and gave us a perspective of the Islands we had never experienced. I would highly recommend this tour and will look forward to to doing this again in the future.
Mike T.


By far the most scenic way to travel the Outer Banks...

First and foremost, pilot Larry Ihle is extremely safe and very capable up in the air. You'll feel confident that after he does all of his pre-flight checks that you'll have a good ride.
Second, the views are marvelous. You can either be at ground level with the other family trucksters, or you can see the extraordinary view from above in a very comfortable whirlybird that seats 3 plus pilot. On our trip we saw several light houses, a huge sea turtle, the Wright Bro's Memorial, the famous Rodanthe house, and miles of ocean and sand. Just beautiful and such a unique experience to share with my wife!  Thanks again to Coastal Helicopters for an excellent ride and a terrific view of all that the Outer Banks has to offer!

Elvis O. Washington DC

This was the best experience ever!! In all the trips I have made to the Outer Banks, going up with Larry is something everyone needs to do. I have already booked flight for our next vacation as well. So much to see from up there, nothing can compare to flying in the helicopter. The wildlife, shipwrecks, landscape,& sea life is wonderful. Keep up the great job Larry - we will be back for sure!
Jill F.
Incredibly beautiful and everything I imagined.....
We have been going to the Outer Banks for years and it has aways been my place of peace. I had always wanted to the Outer Banks from the air and this was the year. I made the trip into a two day adventure. First day with two of my sons from Manteo to the Virginia state line traveling the beach north and the return trip by sound. Day two was with one son and my husband traveling south by the beach side of Hatteras to Ocracoke and Portsmouth islands and back by the sound. I had wanted to see mostly the lay of the land and of course the wild horses of Corolla. Larry made it so much more by pointing out the dolphins, shipwreck, sharks(yes sharks)and all the while giving us the history and other tidbits of the Outer Banks. It was truly wonderful and everything I imagined, Larry and Steph could not have been any nicer and professional with the service. This was a big check off my bucket list. I will return for a ride in the bi-plane, while this is not on my bucket list who can resist!
Brenda B.

Thank you so much for the flight around the Outer Banks last Saturday. As a retired military helicopter pilot, this special birthday present from my wife was made even more special because we felt like we were not just your customers, but that we were flying with good friends. We had a lot of fun laughing and sharing stories with both of you, and we appreciated you going the extra mile by making sure we had good views of the lighthouses and the wild horses. It had been almost 20 years to the day since I had been in a helicopter, and the flight with you brought back lots of enjoyable memories.   My wife and I wish both of you the very best in all you do, and for the rest of our lives we will both fondly remember the day we flew with our friends at Coastal Helicopters.  

God bless.  CW3 Rodney Hartman (retired)

I've never been in a helicopter, and when we lifted off it was the most amazing feeling. It was so powerful to move in space in this different way, and to see my beloved Outer Banks from above. My whole family (aged 4-45) found the trip to be exciting and unforgettable.
Valerie (Michael, Ben, Madeline, Henry and Isaac), Burlington, VT

Hi Larry,
I found your card today and realized that I had never written to thank you for that wonderful birthday helicopter ride. I am the Methodist minister whose daughter Holly surprised me with the flight. I had never been in a helicopter before and had always wanted to fly in one. What a dream come true. We talk and relive that experience often. I have told many people about your wonderful service and I hope your business continues to grow and thrive. I pray God's greatest blessings as you take people closer to him in your beautiful helicopter.
Karen and Holly Howell
Hampstead, NC

Coastal Helicopters is a must!!

Such a great experience from start to finish! We took the ride on our last day of vacation before leaving town, and couldn't have asked for a better ending to a fantastic vacation. We'll be back for another ride next year.

Renee, Boone NC

This was my first helicopter ride and it was a great experience! Larry was our pilot who showed us a lot of cool stuff. We flew over the area of Roanoke, Nags Head and Kitty Hawk. We got a great view of the Wrights Brothers monument and park. We also flew over the ocean and got to see dolphin, skates and schools of fish. This was an amazing experience for me and my family. We felt welcome with the staff, who were knowledgeable and friendly. I loved my helicopter adventure and I highly recommend this to anyone who would enjoy an unforgettable view of the Outer Banks!

Thank you to Pilot Larry, his wife and Coastal Helicopters for the trip/flight of a lifetime for my 15 year old triplets. Larry was beyond kind and informative during their flight and the loved every second of their flight and the fact they got to "take off" twice :) 
The location of Coastal Helicopters in spectacular in itself to watch the bi-planes and helicopters take off and land and the see the ear to ear smiles. 
Thank you again for the incredible memory and God Bless.

Just wanted to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed our ride. The views were spectacular-especially the hundreds and hundreds of rays! Everyone should see the Outer Banks from the air.
Thank you for a great experience!
Jennifer and Steve
Southern Maryland


The helicopter tour was unforgettable and so much fun. The pilot Larry and his wife Steph
are super people and Larry is a professional, excellent pilot with 30 years of experience.
The doors were removed from the helicopter so we could take pictures without the glare of windows! It was fantastic. We can't wait to do a different tour with them on our next visit to Outer Banks.
  Leslie, San Diego, CA

Please see our sister company, OBX Biplanes for the adventure of open cockpit biplane flights!