There’s the SkyWheel, that slow-spinning ring of joy, and there are many high-rise hotels along the Grand Strand from which to look out at the ocean and its surroundings, but for the high-flying explorers among us, Helicopter Adventures is the only way to go faster, farther, and higher above the Grand Strand. Taking off from a serene location across Bypass 17 from Broadway at the Beach, your tour in a Robinson R-44 can take you anywhere from 2 – 42 miles, depending on what you’re in the mood for. The $20 introductory Fly4Fun Ride is a two-mile tour that will get you a great view of the surrounding area and also flies over Myrtle Waves Waterpark. The six other tours are incrementally-longer, ranging from the 7-8 mile Boardwalk Adventure that heads down to the ocean, rides out over the water, and hooks back inland at the SkyWheel; to the 40-42 mile Grand Strand Adventure that goes all the way to the Cherry Grove and Little River area with highlights of the Intracoastal Waterway, Pine Lakes Country Club and everything else in between. With five landing pads and ten choppers, the highly-professional pilots at Helicopter Adventures are able to handle hundreds of flights every day, and the company is proud of its 100% safety rate and FAA certifications. It’s also worth keeping in mind that tours are offered by reservation or on a walk-in basis, and each helicopter can take up to three passengers with a minimum of two per flight. Wait times average around 17 minutes, which is just enough time to get pumped up before the trip.
1860 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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