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First Class Private Charters for Business, Leisure

We offer flights to and from destinations all over the Eastern United States, so you can avoid security lines, crowded terminals and lost luggage.


We strive for excellence in providing the premier private charter solution for our clients in our comfortable and spacious King Air plane. Your flight is our passion, which we use to fuel our unmatched service and we take on your whole journey with the utmost care to ensure a stress-free trip. We leverage advanced technology, extensive aircraft knowledge, and tireless work ethic to ensure our clients receive the highest level of service and satisfaction possible.

With an experienced and courteous team, High Tide offers FAA Part 135 private charter services for special events, business trips and vacations. We take pride in providing an exceptional travel experience for each of our charter clients, including complete concierge services. From finding your favorite wine to arranging roses on board, we are dedicated to serving your needs and your preferences.

Popular Destinations to Book a Private Charter


Skip the traffic and fly to Charlotte from Oak Island in under an hour.

162 miles

45 minutes

Outer Banks

By plane, you can fly to the North Carolina Outer Banks in a straight line in under one hour.

144 miles

40 minutes


Need to get to Charleston? A quick 30 minutes in the air will get you there.

117 miles

30 minutes

Why High Tide?

With High Tide Aviation, you & your associates have the entire aircraft to yourselves. Our aircraft can be your mobile office, allowing you to maximize your work production. Conduct a business meeting en route to your destination, prepare for a meeting or relax and recharge. We offer you benefits that commercial airlines could only dream of!


You won't find this level of personal attention with any commercial airline. There is no lengthy check-in process. No security lines. You pull right up to the aircraft and your luggage is loaded directly from your car to the plane. The plane leaves when you arrive. 


We believe that every trip is a journey and we are by your side from the time you book the flight until your trip is completed, taking every necessary measure to make your journey a complete success. Interested in concierge services or ground transporation? We have got you covered. 

Traveling to or from Bald Head Island?

Save time with HTA by flying into the closest airport to Bald Head Island. Commercial flights travel into ILM which is still an hour's drive to the BHI ferry.

HTA flies into the Cape Fear Regional Jetport - a public, non-commercial airport located just five miles from the Bald Head Island Ferry. Shuttle services are available. 

About the King Air C90B

The King Air C90B is an eight place, pressurized, all-metal, low-wing, twin-engine, turboprop airplane with retractable landing gear. It offers the perfect balance of payload, range and speed. This versatile workhorse is equipped for an ideal traveling experience. The C90B features a square-oval design which provides more headroom and shoulder space for every passenger. The versatile and roomy 227-cubic-foot interior is sophisticated and convenient in design. The cabin is equipped with 26 tuned vibration absorbers to keep the area quiet and comfortable.

Roomy and reliable, the King Air charter airplane has space for up to 7 passengers. With a cruise speed of 270 mph and a generous range of 1,000 nautical miles, King Air charters offer comfort, safety and efficiency. We are based out of Oak Island, North Carolina and are available for one way, round trip and pick up flights from most airports across the eastern United States. Get closer to your destination by avoiding the large airports! Call us directly to discuss your trip at  (888) 538-0273.


With a service ceiling of 30,000 feet, the King Air charter can avoid most types of severe weather conditions, allowing you and your travel guests to spend your air time productively and without disturbances. Rather than spending your flight in a cramped commercial airline plane, take advantage of the benefits offered by High Tide Aviation.

  • Maximum Range:  1,000 nm

  • Maximum Cruise Speed:  272 mph

  • Maximum Occupants:  8

  • Useful Load:  3,300 lb

Looking for the best way to fly with your pets? Pet-friendly charter flights are the way to go!
Pet friendly charter planes are the most secure, comfortable, and convenient way to travel with your dog, cat, bird, and other pets! Our experience in the private aviation industry affords us the ability to make accommodations for a wide variety of pets and breeds of different animals.
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Cape Fear Regional Jetport (KSUT)

4345 Airport Rd. SE,

Southport, NC 28461

 (910) 477-1926

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