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Boston Area’s Best Helicopter Tours

September 14, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: Boston Executive Helicopters)

(Photo Credit: Boston Executive Helicopters)

From the North Shore to the South Shore or Boston to Cape Cod, some of the best views can be seen from the sky. Fly over Boston’s most well-known spots or choose a special destination. Try one of Boston’s best helicopter tours to experience an aerial adventure.
(Photo Credit: East Coast Aero Club)

(Photo Credit: East Coast Aero Club)

East Coast Aero Club
200 Hanscom Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 274-6322
www.eastcoastaeroclub.com

A helicopter tour with East Coast Aero Club begins in Hanscom Field located in Minuteman National Historical Park, which is just a quick drive from Boston. These experienced flight specialists have logged thousands of flight hours and are ready to help you get a new view of the city you love. Tours offered include Walden Pond and Concord Mass.; Paul Revere’s ride, the Zakim Bridge and the waterfront; and downtown Boston with your choice of the North Shore or South Shore beaches and towns. There is a minimum of two passengers per ride.

(Photo Credit: Now City Tours)

(Photo Credit: Now City Tours)

Now City Tours
735 North Shore Road
Revere, MA 02151
(855) 759-8687
www.nowcitytours.com

Now City Tours provides a crisp, clear view of the city from a comfortable seat for up to three passengers. It offers aerial photography and tours, but does not run a flight school with its helicopters. Choose the Skyline Tour to see Fenway Park, Newbury Street and the Financial District’s historic buildings. The North Shore Coastal Tour takes you up the coast to Cape Ann where you can see the rocky cliffs and ocean homes. Try the Combo Tour, which combines both tours, for the full New England aerial adventure. Customized tours are also available.

(Photo Credit: Blue Hill Helicopters)

(Photo Credit: Blue Hill Helicopters)

Blue Hill Helicopters
125 Access Road
Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 688-1585
www.bluehillhelicopters.com

The tours at Blue Hill Helicopters feature Robinson R44 helicopters, which are the most popular helicopters worldwide. Flights leave from Norwood Airport and offer five different tour options. The Boston Tour takes you over Harvard, MIT, Fenway Park and the Charles River. The Boston and South Shore Tour adds Duxbury and Cape Cod to the Boston Tour. Try the Boston Twilight Tour for a view of the city at sunset. Build your own tour to see your own interest points, or consider the helicopter experience where you get to be the pilot.

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(Photo Credit: Boston Executive Helicopters)

(Photo Credit: Boston Executive Helicopters)

Boston Executive Helicopters
125 Access Road
Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 603-6186
www.bostonexecutivehelicopters.com

The tours at Boston Executive Helicopters are perfect for larger groups, as they fit up to five passengers. The experienced pilots fly you in a turbine-powered, luxury helicopter and take you on your dream tour. Pre-planned tours include Cape Cod and the Islands, the North Shore, the South Shore and the Boston area. Clients can also choose to fly from any place in New England to a location of choice. Charter flights are also available.

(Photo Credit: North Andover Flight Academy)

(Photo Credit: North Andover Flight Academy)

North Andover Flight Academy
492 Sutton St.
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 689-7600
www.northandoverflightacademy.com

North Andover Flight Academy provides sightseeing rides and helicopter tours for up to three people. Schedule your tour for any time, day or night, during any season, as the helicopters fly all year. Packaged destinations are available as well as custom tours. Packages include the Boston Skyline Tour, which covers Route 93 to the Charles River, and the New Hampshire Seacoast Tour, which includes the seacoast and beaches of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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Kim Vareika is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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