Scenic Air Tours

Tour the Cape Fear Region by Helicopter or Airplane

The Cape Fear region is beautiful to visit by land and sea, but nothing compares to a bird’s eye view! Narrated by our pilots, learn about the history of the Cape Fear region while taking in the beautiful sights from the air. All of our tours include Dolphin, Sea Turtle, and Shark spotting opportunities.


Experiencing our stunning vistas from the air will change your perspective forever. There are many tours to choose from, and we are always happy to create a custom tour on request. Located just 30 minutes from Downtown Wilmington, NC.


Each passenger must be less than 275lbs and able to be secured with a seat belt.


Any tour can become a SUNSET TOUR for an additional $50.


Note: Due to our tour reservation volume, requests for cancellations or refunds must be submitted 24 hours prior to your tour reservation time. Refunds cannot be issued for “no shows” or cancellations within 24 hours of your tour reservation time. Tours that cannot be flown due to weather will be rescheduled. Thank you for understanding.



Helicopter $50 per person (pp) • Airplane n/a

Love the beaches? You can fly down the beautiful Oak Island coastline to the Oak Island Lighthouse and back.


Points of Interest: Oak Island, Intracoastal Waterway – 8 miles


Helicopter $80 pp • Airplane $40 pp

Do you love lighthouses? You can fly over the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina – Old Baldy, then visit Fort Caswell on the way to the Oak Island Lighthouse, which is still active full time. Enjoy beautiful coastline vistas on this tour featuring 2 historic lighthouses.


Points of Interest: Oak Island Lighthouse, Fort Caswell, Old Baldy Lighthouse, Cape Fear River& Southport Waterfront – 15 miles


Helicopter $100 pp • Airplane $50 pp

Come see the beautiful township of St. James plantation from the air. You will see the 4 legendary golf courses, the full service marina, the beach club, and not to mention the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. This tour goes around St James to the Lockwood Folly river and down to the Atlantic ocean on the west end of Oak Island where the USS Iron Age rests after its shipwreck during the Civil War.St.


Points of Interest: James Plantation, Lockwood Folly River, Ocean Crest Pier,USS Iron Age (civil war shipwreck) – 20 miles


Helicopter $150 pp • Airplane $75 pp

Our most popular tour!


This tour starts with both lighthouses before taking you all the way around Bald Head Island and out to the magnificent point of Cape Fear itself! Spot sea turtles and sharks swimming off Frying Pan Shoals as you enjoy a breathtaking view of the NC coast looking north and west from the cape.

Points of Interest: Oak Island Lighthouse, Fort Caswell, Old Baldy Lighthouse, All of Bald Head Island, Cape Fear, Frying Pan Shoals (shark spotting), Cape Fear River & Southport Waterfront – 30 miles


Helicopter $150 pp • Airplane $75 pp

Take a tour of the beautiful Town of Oak Island. Get a chance to fly along the Intracoastal Waterway. See the historic shipwreck of the USS Iron Age while you make your way up Oak Island towards the Oak Island Lighthouse and Old Baldy Lighthouse while finally getting a scenic view of Fort Caswell.

Points of Interest: Oak Island Lighthouse, Fort Caswell, Oak Island Pier, Ocean Crest Pier,USS Iron Age (civil war shipwreck) – 30 miles


Helicopter $200 pp • Airplane $100 pp

Our most popular tour encompasses both the Lighthouse Tour and Bald Head Island Tour – the Cape Fear Passport takes you even farther beyond to the untouched East Beach of Bald Head Island, then north to Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, & Carolina Beach. You can even see a Civil War shipwreck – the General Beauregard – just off Carolina Beach.

You will capture many stunning photos on this flight and most likely spot sharks in the ocean! - 50 miles


Helicopter $350 pp • Airplane $175 pp

This tour truly covers it all!


This tour will show you everything the Cape Fear region has to offer! Start off venturing up the Cape Fear River to visit the USS North Carolina Battleship. Check out the diverse historic architecture of Downtown Wilmington as you make your way over to Wrightsville Beach. From then on it’s miles of beaches and historic sites, as you fly over unscathed Masonboro Island, then Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Fort Fisher, the NC Aquarium, Bald Head Island, Fort Caswell, & Oak Island, capturing stunning photos of the lighthouses and more.

85 miles (encompasses all other tours listed & includes over 50 miles of beaches).

Tour Details
All tours fly over the beaches and include headsets


Guided Tours
• Narrated by pilot
• Historic landmarks
• Wildlife sightings

• Hablamos Español


Aircraft  (Comfortable, air-conditioned cabins!)


Robinson R44 helicopter (up to 3 passengers)
Enjoy large windows for prime visability and fly low...Great for photos!


We fly the Robinson R44 Raven I helicopter, manufactured by the Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance, California. The R44 is known for excellent safety and reliability, smooth handling, and superior comfort. The spacious cockpit is air conditioned and contains two rows of seats.


The 2-by-2 seat configuration allows one passenger to sit up front next to the pilot, with two passengers in the rear of the helicopter. All seats are window seats and the open cabin design allows for unobstructed viewing. Headsets with two-way intercom permit open communication with your pilot. In every aspect, the R44 is ideally suited to providing you with a comfortable, enjoyable and safe air tour.


Passenger capacity is 3.

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Cessna 172 airplane (up to 3 passengers)
Same amazing views, but  a more afforadable option
to get in the air!

• Weight restrictions apply
    3 seats R44 - 275 lb limit per seat (600 lb total)
• Children must be 3 yrs or older and sit in own seat

Discovery Flight

Do you think you are interested in flight training? Do you want to enjoy a scenic flight of Bald Head Island? You can sit in the pilot’s seat and fly a helicopter or Cessna for the first time while under the supervision of a professional flight instructor. You can also sit back and take in the beautiful vistas if you prefer. If you take the controls, your instructor will explain the helicopter or Cessna’s operational systems and you will receive official safety training in our aircraft.

Helicopter Flights – $149

Cessna Flights – $99

Special Events by Helicopter

• In-air proposals
• Event and wedding transportation
• Aerial photography
• Aerial surveying

• Aerial Film Production

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Cape Fear Regional Jetport (KSUT)

4345 Airport Rd. SE,

Southport, NC 28461

 (910) 477-1926

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