Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West Rim by Plane with Optional Helicopter & Skywalk

Las Vegas, USA
Best of the West Rim Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission
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From $424.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Flight time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Flight time: 10 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

What’s the ultimate way to have a Grand Canyon experience from Las Vegas? Try this exciting air tour, with an optional helicopter ride and boat float along the Colorado River. Enjoy a scenic flight from Boulder City to the Grand Canyon. Then land at Eagle Point for a West Rim tour. Additionally, if you've upgraded, swoop down to the canyon floor in a helicopter and enjoy a pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River. As an added bonus, visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk (own expense).
  • Grand Canyon West Rim tour by airplane from Las Vegas
  • Admire the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River from above
  • Upgrade for a helicopter ride to the canyon floor and pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River
  • Capture amazing photos from the Guano Point and Eagle Point overlooks
  • Opt to add on admission to the glass-bottomed Skywalk jutting out over the canyon
  • Pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas hotels included

What's Included

  • 35-minute (approx.) flight each way by fixed-wing airplane to Grand Canyon's West Rim
  • Helicopter flight to floor of Grand Canyon (if option selected)
  • Hotel transfers are available from select Las Vegas hotels. Call the local supplier to schedule.
  • Gratuities
  • Helicopter flight to floor of Grand Canyon (if option not selected)
  • Skywalk ticket (if option not selected)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1265 Airport Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA

    • Tour departs from the Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Terminal located in Boulder City, Nevada, approximately 30 minutes from Las Vegas Must Check in 45 minutes prior • Hotel transfers are available from most Las Vegas Strip and Downtown hotels. To schedule hotel transfers, call the local supplier.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This sightseeing tour to the Grand Canyon begins with a hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Then enjoy the trek east before arriving at the Boulder City Municipal Airport to begin the flight.

Start with a pilot meet and greet, then climb aboard and buckle up in the fixed-wing Vistaliner plane, featuring panoramic windows for the ultimate sightseeing adventure.

Begin by flying over the aqua waters and sandstone shorelines of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, and its place of origin, the famous Hoover Dam, a modern marvel of engineering on the border between Nevada and Arizona. Fly high above the Grand Canyon and Colorado River, passing over West Rim attractions like Guano Point, Eagle Point, and the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass walkway nearly 4,000 feet above the canyon floor.

Upon landing, take the West Rim Shuttle to Guano Point. Enjoy a light meal along the West Rim while admiring the panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. Additionally, visit Eagle Point at leisure for more incredible scenery.

Upgrade your tour to take a helicopter ride to the canyon floor and float along the Colorado River. Climb aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter and swoop down before landing on the canyon floor. Walk around, get an up-close look at the many layers of the interior of the canyon and gain an even greater appreciation of the immensity of this natural wonder. Then enjoy a pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River, looking up at the canyon’s many beautiful colors and stunning rock formations. 

Experience the breathtaking view from the Grand Canyon Skywalk (own expense), a glass walkway nearly 4,000 feet above the floor of the canyon.

The tour ends with a return flight to Boulder City and a hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas (Pass By)

Hoover Dam (Pass By)

Lake Mead (Pass By)

Colorado River (Pass By)

Grand Canyon West

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon Skywalk

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Individual passenger weights, including infants, MUST be advised at time of booking
  • For comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant children are considered a lap child if they are under the age of two and have proof of age, such as a passport or a copy of their birth certificate
  • Please note: seat assignments are determined on the day of the tour and are based on the total weight and balance of the aircraft.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is there a minimum age to fly on the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour with Optional Heli, Boat & Skywalk?

A:No, children under the age of two with valid paperwork are considered lap children and fly at no cost with proof of age, such as a passport or a copy of their birth certificate.

Jun 2021

Q:Can my child sit on my lap during the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour with Optional Heli, Boat & Skywalk?

A:Yes, children under the age of 2 years old are considered lap children by the FAA.

Jun 2021

Q:Do you accommodate seating requests on the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour with Optional Heli, Boat & Skywalk?

A:A window seat request is offered for a fee-only payable if granted at check-in. Passengers can request a window, however, no request is guaranteed prior to flight time as all seats are determined by the weight and balance of the aircraft.

Jul 2021

Q:What do I need to bring with me for the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour with Optional Heli, Boat & Skywalk?

A:Guests must bring valid photo identification for check-in. Cameras are highly recommended, as well as sunglasses.

Jun 2021

Q:Do I need a photo ID for the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour with Optional Heli, Boat & Skywalk?

A:Yes, a Government-issued ID is required at check-in.

Jun 2021

Q:How should I dress for the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour with Optional Heli, Boat & Skywalk?

A:Layered clothing is recommended from March to September as the area regularly experiences temperature changes. Winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March. Sturdy, toe-covering shoes are highly recommended (sneakers or hiking boots.)

Jun 2021

Q:Can I bring my camera with me on the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour with Optional Heli, Boat & Skywalk?

A:Cameras and phones are welcome and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of selfie sticks and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft. Such items must be stored until after disembarking at your destination.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there any special considerations for pregnant women on the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour?

A:No, but consult a doctor if you are in your last trimester.

Jun 2021

Q:How long before the scheduled flight time will I be picked up from my hotel for the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour?

A:It will depend on which hotel you are being picked up from but can range between 40 min – 2 hours prior to flight time.

Jun 2021

Q:Is there parking near the terminal for self-driving customers on the Grand Canyon West Rim Flightseeing Tour?

A:Yes, there is parking at no cost for self-drive customers. Guests can also arrange to park at the nearest major hotel in Las Vegas and be picked up from there.

Jun 2021

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steven_t
Amazing plane, amazing pilots. The whole experience was awesome. Vistor is great with setting everything up and making the experience hassle free. We also use them for our car service toand from the airport, and we have used them several times, never have had a bad experience with thim.

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Absolutely an awesome experience!!!
Jason_M, Mar 2024
Great experience, friendly staff that were knowledgeable and engaging!!! Would do this again!!! Loved the entire experience!
The Great GRAND CANYON
AJ_H, Mar 2024
There were so many, as expected, it was a day of firsts - small plane, helicopter & Colorado River pontoon rides, the skywalk over & of course the Great GRAND CANYON!!!
Great facility and customer service
Bahareh_K, Feb 2024
Amazing service and experience. We had a wonderful time and everything went smoothly. Definitely coming back and will try again with kids.
A great day out.
Harry_C, Dec 2023
An easy pick up and drive to boulder city aerodrome. Lovely flight to eagle point. Prebook Skywalk or even better get a VIP pass and skip the long queues. Moved on to Guano point and then back to base for a lovely flight back and drive to hotel. A great day out.
Best tour in Vegas by far!
Yanet_G, Dec 2023
This was an excellent tour! From the small plane flying to the grand canyon, to the helicopter ride down to the bottom of the canyon to the boat ride down the river...spectacular views, the pilots as well as the boat tour guide were excellent, knowledgeable and made the experience all the more memorable. I highly recommend this tour; you will not be disappointed! :)
Wow
steven_t, Dec 2023
Amazing plane, amazing pilots. The whole experience was awesome. Vistor is great with setting everything up and making the experience hassle free. We also use them for our car service toand from the airport, and we have used them several times, never have had a bad experience with thim.
Great Grand Canyon trip
Vivien_H, Nov 2023
Most of the trip was fabulous. The plane over the Grand Canyon, the Helicopter down to the bottom and the river trip. Lots of waiting around so trips to Eagle and Guano Points were rushed at the end . Also transport to Boulder was in coach with dreadful suspension and fuel smells.
Has potential. Prepare to be rushed.
Michelle_M, Oct 2023
The flight and helicopter and river boat were amazing. But the trip was 9 hours for me from pickup to drop off and I only had 10m at Guano Point and 5 minutes at Hualapai Point. The gate agent said I would have three hours. There was NO VIP ACCESS for the skywalk and I waited 10m in line. For $650 bucks it was a rushed and disappointing ending to what could have been an awesome experience. If I had stopped in the gift shop for a few minutes to shop I would have ended up too far back in the shuttle line to even make my flight back.
Fantastic trip to the Canton!
Michael_C, Oct 2023
Had a great flight over that was very informative from the inflight audio and the crew adding comments along the way. Helicopter flight down into the canyon was awesome. River ride was nice. Beautiful scenery.
Good value option for the Grand Canyon
Ian_B, Oct 2023
Good value tour for the trip to see the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. The trip was by small plane as opposed to a helicopter, and was a saving of over £600 for our party of 4. The driver collected us from our hotel (which we changed due to the MGM Resorts cyber attack issues), and there was no issue with changing the collection point. Then drove out approx 30 minutes to Boulder City Airport for the flight. The flight was great, the pilots both helpful and knowledgeable. The only slight issue if anything, is that our flight out was around 9.30am, and our flight back was 2.29pm, which was a little too long in our opinion. 2 hours would have been well enough time to see the sights.
Disappointing
Tammy_W, Oct 2023
They had 2 helicopters to go to bottom and boat ride. Since one was down for maintenance they would not take the other one down to the bottom so missed 1/2 of our tour.
Magical experience of a lifetime
Emma_G, Oct 2023
Fantastic experience that must be done in your lifetime! Experienced and personable pilots provided a wonderful flight each way. The sunset on the flight home was magical. Only downfall was the extraordinary wait times for the skywalk and buses between sites. It would be great if your groups could get some kind of advantage in that respect. This is the only reason I gave 4 stars otherwise it would be 5 stars.
Rushed. Better time management by company
Joseph_L, Oct 2023
Enjoyed Guano Point, pontoon boat ride the most. Skywalk was a lot of hype and took time away from spending more @ Guano Point. Time management could be better. Lost 1/2 hour due to tour starting late for no reason as tourists were all checked in. A lot of wait time for buses, skywalk and trip home plane was 1/2 hour later going back than time we were told to be back
Really enjoy that skywalk
Robert_B, Sep 2023
Just seeing the Grand Canyon and going to the skywalk. I gave this a three because we did not get to experience the helicopter ride into the canyon and boat ride.They were having mechanical problems with the helicopters. I know it wasn’t the companies fault but we were disappointed and not be able to go into the canyon, came a long way for that experience.
Amazing trip
Cheryl_W, Sep 2023
Professional company from start to finish... We got picked up from our hotel early morning to travel to boulder city airport where we checked in for our 30min flight to the grand canyon, a shuttle bus picks you up and takes you to the grand canyon and sky walk,all I'll say is Wow!!! We got to spend about 4 to 5 hours at eagle point and guano point (another shuttle bus takes you there and back) flight back a bit bumpy but still felt safe... Highly recommended this trip to the canyon.... Our only regret is we didn't book to go on the helicopter to actually go in the canyon...
Skywalk wait was a bit long but...
artgolden, Aug 2023
My only complaint was that I was rescheduled on a morning tour after booking an afternoon tour. Other than that it was well worth it.
Trip of a lifetime
Angharad_B, Aug 2023
Flying over the Hoover Dam and then to the incredible Grand Canyon was a trip of a lifetime and fantastic staff were so helpful!
The plane ride was...
Frank_M, Jul 2023
The plane ride was beautiful, the views were incredible. We also enjoyed lunch and the view from the Skywalk restaurant.
Grand canyon at the bottom
Connie_C, Jul 2023
Very fun trip. They should sell dramimine at the gift store before getting on the plane. Should of had more helicopter ride because boat was canceled due constuction. Pilote was fun and friendly. Even small lizard was in the canyon to say hello. They called him zack
Beautiful. Flying was much better than driving.
MaryCothran, Jun 2023
Checked going to the Grand Canyon off my bucket list. Absolutely gorgeous. Saw Hoover Dam on the flights, too. Worth the money.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for sharing, we're excited to hear you enjoyed the flight. We are so grateful to provide amazing experiences for customers like you! We hope to see you again in the future.
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