Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Tour by Plane from Las Vegas

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Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Add an air-only tour of the Grand Canyon to any Las Vegas vacation. Experience one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World from the air on this guided adventure from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Fly from Boulder City, Nevada over Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US, and the famous Hoover Dam en route to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim on a short flight. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River.
  • Fabulous views of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the Grand Canyon
  • Large oversized windows for panoramic views and photos
  • Aerial sightseeing flight from Boulder City to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • 1-hour aerial sightseeing tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)To schedule hotel transfers, call the local supplier
  • Gratuities

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 drive east before arriving at the Boulder City Municipal Airport to begin your sightseeing flight. This economical Grand Canyon aerial tour packs a lot into a short amount of time.

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 aerial 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.

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

Las Vegas (Pass By)

Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Pass By)

Hoover Dam (Pass By)

Grand Canyon West (Pass By)

Colorado River (Pass By)

Eagle Point (Pass By)

Las Vegas Strip (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please Note: Passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) may be subject to additional fees at check-in.
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is not handicap accessible but can accommodate people who use wheelchairs if they are able to get in and out of both the bus and the aircraft on their own. We are unable to store wheelchairs on the buses or at our check-in facility.
  • Your itinerary may be modified for safety and/or operational considerations
  • Planes can hold up to 17-passegners depending on total weight of the plane
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note: This is an air-only tour. The aircraft will not be landing at any of the destinations
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 Airplane Air Tour?

A:No, children under the age of two with valid paperwork are considered lap children and fly at no cost.

Jun 2021

Q:Can my child sit on my lap during the Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Air Tour?

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 Airplane Air Tour?

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 type of aircraft do you use for the Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Air Tour?

A:This tour is conducted on a Vistaliner aircraft.

Jun 2021

Q:What is the aircraft capacity on the Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Air Tour?

A:Planes can hold up to 17-passengers depending on the total weight of the plane.

Jun 2021

Q:What do I need to bring with me for the Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Air Tour?

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 Airplane Air Tour?

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

Jun 2021

Q:Can I bring my camera with me on the Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Air Tour?

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 Airplane Air 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 Airplane Air 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

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Lucie_G
Very professional company. The view amazing and the pilot very nice. Highly recommend it. Very nice experience for me and my husband.

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Awesome views!
Kamilla_J, Apr 2024
Awesome views!!! I loved everything about it. Safe and great ride on the small plane! I'd love to do this again.
Outstanding and Highly Recommended!
Sara_L, Mar 2024
From pick-up to drop-off we had the best afternoon. Very professional, accommodating and worth every single penny! Highly recommend.
Don't miss the experience
Lisa_M, Feb 2024
An amazing & easy way to see the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon. The view & landscape was astounding. The pick up and drop off from local hotels-casinos is easy.
Exceptional tour, with some caveats (bumpy drive to airport, poor quality photo souvenir)
Rory_M, Feb 2024
The grand canyon tour itself was exceptional and highly worthwhile. Jay (our pilot) put us at ease and the scenery + trip was breath-taking. The drive to the tour was very bumpy and unpleasant. The driver who took us to the airport was 'feathering' the gas-pedal the entire way, which makes the bus jerk continuously. I'd brought this issue up with the tour company, though haven't heard back as of yet. The only other recommendation, would be to not opt for the digital photo that you can pay for at the end. If you do, you'll receive a file that's approx 500kb and very low-resolution (not suitable for uploading to any social media or even to use as a profile picture). I'd asked for a higher-quality copy, though also didn't hear anything back regarding this.
The Grand Canyon is bigger than life
Richard_G, Jan 2024
I always saw the Grand Canyon on television, or in the newspaper, or even in books, but when you see it from the air in real life, it’s astounding. It is beyond belief in size and beauty it’s a truly remarkable place we have here in America
What a fabulous trip
Sara_B, Dec 2023
Was a great trip really enjoyed it. Highly recommend this trip. Pilot was great and perfect take off and landing.
Good Flight
richard_s, Nov 2023
The scenery and view of the Canyon, the crew were very nice and informative, would recommend and do again
Absolutely recommend!
Daniel_N, Oct 2023
Absolutely fantastic, transfer very prompt and on time. Pilot and first officer very friendly and the flight was brilliant for a small plane. The first officer added great extra commentary to the prerecorded guide. Would highly recommend.
Amazing trip, great value for money
Sonia_G, Sep 2023
Great experience. I was picked up from my hotel, Check in at airport was quick. The crew explained everything. We had bad turbulence on the afternoon we went, but the crew were very reassuring. There is headphone information of points of interest on the flight throughout the hour flight. We were picked up and returned to hotel. Great value for money, highly recommend 👍🏾
Phenomenal views and well-organized experience
Jessie_D, Sep 2023
Super well organized from pick-up to drop-off. Bus drivers, pilots, check-in employees are all very friendly and you learn a lot of fun facts. You can sense they love their jobs. The views are phenomenal, nothing compares and it gives you chills.
Well organised and memorable.
Stephen_W, Sep 2023
From booking , to paying, and from pick up to flight and return Grand Canyon Airlines were well organised, helpful and polite. Unfortunately the weather at the Canyon was against us but the pilots still gave us an experience to remember. Thank you.
Grand Canyon
Curtis_L, Sep 2023
Seeing the Grand Canyon for above was great. The tour was easy to get to and everyone was very welcoming.
Not great
Ann_P, Aug 2023
For the price, it was not at all what I expected. The pilot did very little talking, the headphones were poor quality and it was very little information about the tour. Mostly music. May need to do smaller tours with smaller plane. No air inside plane initially and when it did blow it was hot!
Grand Canyon Air tour
Owen_D, Aug 2023
A fantastic experience, getting to see parts of the Grand Canyon other people don't get to see. Very friendly and helpful staff. Pick up and drop off from vegas hotel included!!
Great value, awesome experience
Nick_B, Jul 2023
Great pickup and drop off, terminal was nice. Flight was amazing. Great value for money too. Highly recommended
I did not receive the...
Rossina_K, Jul 2023
I did not receive the service that I had paid for. The company called me but I was in a meeting and could be possi Le to answer. Nobody sent me a message that the flight was canceled. I called them 3 times to find a decision and also sent them a message. At the moment, I had not received back the prepaid money for the flight to Grand Canyon. I'm really disappointed with the service. I hope the company will reimburse me for the cancelled flight.
Great experience
Bijal_T, Jul 2023
Would highly recommend. The whole experience was well organised with plenty of time in the air to see some amazing sights. All the staff were incredibly courteous and friendly.
Seamless top marks
susan_c, Jun 2023
Picked up and returned to hotel 8 people on board headset each and enjoyed by us all thank you Don't hesitate they are great xx
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.
None. The end getting out...
Anacelia_P, Jun 2023
None. The end getting out was most memorable. To much air turbulence too hot. Out if 9 of us us on board 3 had a good time us other sin hated it.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for taking the time to alert us to your experience, and we sincerely apologize that you left the tour disappointed.
Nice experience!
Lucie_G, May 2023
Very professional company. The view amazing and the pilot very nice. Highly recommend it. Very nice experience for me and my husband.
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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