See Panama City Beach From Above During a Helicopter Tour

Nothing beats the view you get as you are flying into your next vacation destination. There is just something about flying over the emerald waters of the Gulf, see the white sandy beaches, and seeing the amazing views from the clouds that really make you think, “I’m here, and I’m ready to relax.” But what if we told you that you can have that feeling over and over again while staying in a Panama City Beach condo rental

Helicopter tours have been around for years and yet very few people ever think about them when they are on vacation. The truth is, you can see so much more from the air then you can while on land, and some of those views are absolutely breathtaking. 

the shores of panama city beach


Whether you are looking for a short ride overlooking the water, or something a little lengthier that can take you to various places not accessible otherwise, helicopter tours are the perfect way to enjoy the Panama City Beach weather and truly capture the beauty of the area. The tours are not overly expensive, and there are plenty of companies to choose from.

Some companies focus on the beach and surrounding city areas, while other venture out to sea to give you a breathtaking view of the ocean life below. 


There are a few different companies that you can choose from, but we’ve found the most tour options coming from Panhandle Helicopter. On the lower-priced end of things, running around $55 per person, you have the Miracle Strip Tour, flying over the city and county piers. This tour will also offer you some shipwreck waterpark sightings and an aerial view of the hotels and beaches in the direct area. For something a little more adventurous, we suggest the Shark Run Tour. This $80 tour heads out in hopes of showing off the hammerhead and bull sharks in the reefs and shipwreck nearby. You can’t find views like that anywhere else!

helicopter flying in the air

The Shell Island Tour is a lengthy tour, traveling up to 28 miles and showing off a multitude of marine creatures, shipwrecks, and man-made reefs. This tour will generally run about $125 per person, mainly because of the distance and viewing opportunities. The Seaside Tour will be great for those staying in condos near the seaside and 30A area. You will see the districts of Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach, Alys Beach, Seagrove Beach and Seaside near the rolling dunes. This tour is especially great for those who are fans of architecture. 

The Run to the Pass Tour ends up being a 22-mile trip all the way to the jetties. You will be able to see plenty of marine life on the way and will see the entire coastline from Pier Park to St. Andrews State Park. Finally, a crowd favorite is the Shell Island and Breakfast Point Tour. This tour runs around $150 per person and is a 36-mile trip that grants you the views of many of the areas mentioned above. You will see the Miracle Strip, Run to Pass, Shells Island, and even the Grand Lagoon. 

The best part is the knowledge of the pilots and staff. If you aren’t sure which tour you should be taking, you simply have to ask and they will point you in the direction of a tour that would be perfect for your group.

Plan Your Visit

Book your next vacation in Panama City Beach and discover a world of beauty and tons of adventure! Find your dream Panama City Beach condo now.

Panama City Beach Condo Rentals

The only thing left to do is to find an amazing place that you can call your home-away-from-home for the next little while. Pelican Walk has you covered here. With varying sizes of condos, complete with full amenities, we guarantee a relaxing experience. Whether you’re coming with a significant other, enjoying a getaway with your pet, or taking a huge family vacation, we have condos that will suit every need. You can choose to have a poolside rental, one closer to the beach, or even some gorgeous Panama City Beach pet-friendly condo rentals with a bayside view. All you have to do is pick up the phone, call 850.234.8090 and let our customer service representatives book your next Panama City Beach vacation!


Pelican Walk Rentals
6905 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 234-8090