Scenic view of the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Fl.

First City Helicopters

Helicopter tours over the city of St. Augustine and surrounding areas including beaches, state parks, and more.

5 miles from Downtown
4900 US Highway 1, North, Suite 400, St. Augustine, FL, 32095
  • (904) 824-5506

Hours of Operation

Come In, We're Open!
Sun - Sat:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Open 7 days a week

  • First City Helicopters offers visitors a scenic aerial view of St. Augustine, Florida and her spectacular coast.

    Lifting off from St. Augustine Airport in a bright yellow helicopter called, Bee, guests may choose from a number of tours and may arrange custom tours with prior notice.

    The shortest tour, the North Beach Tour, is perfect for the uninitiated. This 8-mile tour flies guests over the Intracoastal Waterway, around Castle Otttis, and along the coast of North Beach, before returning to the airport. This tour offers beautiful osprey-like-views of the St. Augustine coastline as the pilot flies fast and low along the beach.

    The most popular tour is the 17-mile Porpoise Point and Old Downtown Tour. This tour also takes off and heads east toward North Beach, and continues down the beach to Porpoise Point at the end of Vilano, before crossing the St. Augustine Inlet, flying past the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and then over historic St. Augustine.

    Those who love to fly and want to see all of St. Augustine by air opt for the Fort Matanzas and Old Downtown Tour.  This trip also first heads east to North Beach, and then turns south to fly over 17 miles of beaches from Vilano to Fort Matanzas, before turning north and flying over the Intracoastal Waterway to the City of St. Augustine. There, guests will enjoy viewing St. Augustine's iconic structures from the air, including the Castillo de San Marcos, the Bridge of Lions, and Flagler College.

    These bird's eye tours of St. Augustine range from 8 miles to over 40, and individual tickets start at $49.00. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.

    Walk-ins and reservations are welcome on Thursday through Monday. First City Helicopters is open 7 days a week. 



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    We took our 12 year old grandson on this ride and it was a wonderful experience. Our pilot was Mike and his humor added to the experience. He also gave great descriptions on what we were seeing and called our attention to the dolphins. We loved it and absolutely would recommend it.

    My son Ryan planned his proposal to his girlfriend around a helicopter ride. From the first meeting until THE day Melody was incredible! She took notes on every detail and it went off without a hitch except for the rain! She stayed late to make sure this event took place. She kept us all informed of the weather conditions via text so the surprise would not be given away. She text the parents when they were getting ready to lift off so we could be ready for our part of the surprise! I would recommend them to anyone for any occasion! We had a fabulous experience and we just can't say enough about this wonderful experience with Old City Helicopers!! By the way - she said YES!!!!

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Restaurants Near First City Helicopters

Lunch or brunch to eat in or take home, from Hangar One Bistro at the airport in St. Augustine.
Hangar One Bistro
within 1 block
The entrance to the Hong Kong Cafe on Route 1 north of St. Augustine.
Hong Kong Cafe
0.5 miles away
Southern breakfast at The Spot in St. Augustine, FL.
The Spot Cafe
0.9 miles away
Enjoy the sunset over the Matazas River while dining on some delicious Old Florida cuisine at St. Augustine's Cap's on the Water.
Cap's on the Water
1.8 miles away

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