Discover the beauty of the Smoky Mountains on these exciting helicopter rides & tours.
Flight Length: 30 miles (approx )
Price: $139 per person
Tour Name: Winterfest Night Flight
Dates: Available through February 15, 2021
Experience the magic of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with our Winterfest Night Flight. This flight takes you over the cities of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge for a one-of-a-kind view of the spectacular Winterfest lights. Along your way, you'll see the twinkling lights of The Island and its Great Smoky Mountain Wheel below. This is the PERFECT view of Winterfest without sitting the traffic!
Price: $29 Per Person
Tour Name: River Ride
Flight Length: 8 miles (approx)
Flight Area: French Broad River
Our River Ride takes you over the French Broad River, where you will see Douglas Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance. From 1,200 feet above the ground you have a great bird’s eye view of the surrounding area that includes farmland and lakefront property. Be sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities.
LAKE VIEW TOUR
Price: $39 Per Person
Tour Name: Lake View Tour
Flight Length: 12 miles (approx)
Flight Area: Sevier County and Douglas Lake Area
Fly past the French Broad River and out to beautiful Douglas Lake, a 28,000-acre manmade lake with over 500 miles of shoreline. This flight takes you to an altitude of about 1,500 feet, providing a superb view of the Smoky Mountains to the South. Along the way you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pasture land. As you approach the lake you’ll fly next to Douglas Dam, a hydroelectric facility constructed in 1942-1943 at the height of World War II.
EXTENDED LAKE TOUR
Price: $59 Per Person
Tour Name: Extended Lake Tour
Flight Length: 16 miles (approx)
Flight Area: Douglas Lake Area of Sevier County
The Extended Lake Tour includes and extends beyond the Lake View flight. You will fly directly over Douglas Dam and proceed across Douglas Lake, nationally renowned for both largemouth bass and crappie fishing. In the summer, you’ll see astonishing sun-glistening views of the water and people enjoying their time on the lake. During the winter, TVA lowers the water level generating electricity, so you’ll have majestic views of exposed islands and coves.
As your flight heads southwest, you will see the Great Smoky Mountains in the distance. On this flight, the helicopter climbs to a slightly higher altitude than on the Lake View flight, allowing for greater visibility of the national park.
MT. VALLEY TOUR
Price: $89 Per Person
Tour Name: MT. Valley Tour
Flight Length: 24 miles (approx)
Flight Area: Sevierville and Bluff mountain
Our first dedicated mountain flight. This tour is very popular with groups wanting to see more of the area’s natural beauty. This flight offers great views of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and of course Bluff Mountain. As you take off on your flight out to Bluff Mountain and begin soaring over the Tennessee Valley, you are greeted with stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance. The highlight of this trip is getting up close and personal with Bluff Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain, both of which were formed by a glacier at the end of the last ice age.
Price: $119 Per Person
Tour Name: Ridge Runner Tour
Flight Length: 30 miles (approx)
Flight Area: Chilhowee Mountain Range
A definite crowd pleaser! Our Ridge Runner tour is an exciting flyover of the Chilhowee Mountain Range and Bluff Mountain. This scenic helicopter tour starts with a bird’s eye view of downtown Sevierville and the Tennessee Valley. As the flight proceeds, you’ll travel over the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and the outskirts of Pigeon Forge and Waldens Creek with excellent views of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Your journey continues as you round the back side of Bluff Mountain, featuring over 6,000 acres of undeveloped land.
While flying low over the treetops, you’ll cross the top of Bluff Mountain where the ridgeline drops away and views go from 100 feet to 80 miles in the blink of an eye. It truly is a sight to see! Heading back in, you’ll follow the sheer, glacier-carved rock cliff side of Bluff Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain before soaring across the beautiful rolling foothills as you return to the heliport!
Price: $149 Per Person
Tour Name: Wears Valley Tour
Flight Length: 36 miles (approx)
Flight Area: Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Wears Valley
Our Wears Valley Tour is a one-of-a-kind experience! This flight is dominated by spectacular mountain views from the very start! Upon departure you will travel over historic downtown Sevierville with the Smoky Mountain National Park in the distance. After Sevierville, we continue over the rolling foothills of the Smoky Mountains and the Pigeon Forge Parkway before getting away from civilization over Pine Mountain.
As you climb in altitude, you’ll follow the terrain up to the crest of Cove Mountain at the National Park boundary line where you’ll be met with spectacular views of the Wears Valley area. Continuing along Wears Valley, your tour travels northbound over the east end of Waldens Creek and the foothills of Bluff Mountain before returning over the Tennessee Valley to Scenic Helicopter Tours Heliport.
Price: $149 Per Person
Tour Name: Gatlinburg Tour
Flight Length: 36 miles (approx )
Flight Area: Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Climb aboard one of our helicopters and explore Gatlinburg from a new vantage point! Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of downtown Sevierville, the Pigeon Forge Parkway, and downtown Gatlinburg on your way towards Mount LeConte, one of Tennessee’s highest mountains.
As you fly over action-packed Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, your pilot will point out iconic landmarks and some of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg such as Dollywood, the Gatlinburg Space Needle, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Be sure to bring your camera!
NATIONAL PARK TOUR
Price: $199 Per Person
Tour Name: National Park Tour
Flight Length: 50 miles (approx)
Flight Area: Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg
and the National Park
Our National Park Tour is the granddaddy of them all! With over 40 years flying in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Scenic Helicopter Tours knows how to make it an experience to remember! The best part, this tour encompasses ALL of our other tours in addition to the national park. Taking off over historic downtown Sevierville you are instantly greeted with stunning views of the Smokies. The flight continues over the Pigeon Forge Parkway while taking in all the sights of the surrounding areas as you move southward to Gatlinburg.
Once over Gatlinburg, you’ll head west far and away from civilization and into the national park boundary! Get your camera ready as this is a very popular area for wildlife viewing with an unrestricted bird’s eye view! Fly over the stunning Sugarland Valley, Fighting Creek Gap, and into the park’s Elkmont community. Rounding out of the Elkmont area you’ll be presented with views of Mount LeConte, Clingmans Dome and Cove Mountain. Then, follow along the Little River to Metcalf Bottoms and the sparsely developed areas of Wears Valley and Walden's Creek. Your flight route then falls in line with that of the exciting Ridge Runner tour, crossing over Bluff Mountain and into the Tennessee Valley. As you extend across Bluff Mountain, you will fly over Sevier County’s rolling foothills returning to the Scenic Helicopter Tours Heliport.
Flight Length: 60 - 70 miles (approx )
Price: 1-2 people $600 3-4 people $950 5-6 people $1250
Tour Name: Scenic Special Tour
Want to see more of the heart of the Smokies? Then this is the aerial adventure for you. This 65-mile tour offers spectacular views of areas seldom seen or traveled except by helicopter. You’ll begin your tour by flying over the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg on your way towards Mount LeConte. This flight features expansive views of the national park’s higher elevations including Mount LeConte and Clingman’s Dome, while also showcasing the Sugarlands Valley, Elkmont and Tremont and their rich logging history. Your knowledgeable adventure pilot will share a vast array of information about the history of the Great Smoky National Park. Your return trip offers views of Townsend, Round Top, Walland Gap, Chilhowee Mountain and the front side of Bluff Mountain.
THE GRAND TOUR
Price: 1-2 people $800 3-4 people $1250 5-6 people $1550
Tour Name: The Grand Tour
Flight Length: 90 miles (approx )
This truly is a Grand Tour of Great Smoky Mountains! When time is limited and you need to fit as much into our vacation as possible, this helicopter adventure is for you. It begins over downtown Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before entering the national park boundary. Once inside the park, you will fly from the Sugarlands area all the way to Cades Cove.
Views along the route include Elkmont, Blanket Mountain, Meigs Mountain, Tremont and Thunderhead. Depending on the time of day, there is a good possibility you’ll see wildlife. Whitetail deer, turkeys, black bear and even wild hogs have been seen on this tour. Even if there isn’t any wildlife stirring during your flyover of the Cove, the views are still breathtaking. This 90-mile flight is a once in a lifetime experience that cannot be missed! Be sure to bring your camera!
Price: 1-2 People $1000 1-4 people $1500 5-6 people $1880
Tour Name: Smoky Mtn. Spectacular
Flight Length: 100 miles (approx )
This deluxe tour is nothing short of spectacular! Offering awe-inspiring views of both the Tennessee and North Carolina sides of the Great Smoky National Park, this helicopter adventure covers almost the entire Tennessee side of the national park. It features approximately 100 miles of breathtaking views featuring some of the oldest landscapes on the planet, and soars over Greenbriar Valley, Newfound Gap, Clingman’s Dome, Cades Cove, Townsend and Wears Valley.
Narration by your helicopter adventure guide includes the history of the people who have lived in the mountains, and the ecological threats to the park, both past and present. This tour can also be customized to highlight a specific area of the park you wish to see more of. Due to the unpredictable weather patterns in the higher elevations, your flight route may vary.