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Enjoy the Arcachon Helicopter Tour, where you'll get a bird's eye view of the famous Dune du Pilat, the highest dune in Europe - a unique experience!

Enjoy the Arcachon Helicopter Tour, where you'll get a bird's eye view of the famous Dune du Pilat, the highest dune in Europe - a unique experience!

Arcachon Helicopter Tour

At the time of your choice, we'll take off from Arcachon-La Teste airfield to enjoy the best views of this area of New Aquitaine.

We'll start the helicopter ride flying over the sandbanks located south of the city of Arcachon. Our first view will be of the Arguin Natural Reserve. You'll be surprised to see from the air the intense golden colour of this gigantic sand bank.

In front of the yellowish mounds of Arguin, we'll contemplate the dune du Pilat, the highest dune in Europe, reaching no less than 110 metres! This large hill is part of the Landes de Gascogne Natural Park, one of the most beautiful areas in western France.

We'll continue the helicopter ride over the côte d'Argent or silver coast, also called the Landes coast. We'll also fly over Cape Ferret Pyla and the coast of the town of Audenge. From there, the flight will continue along the bay that bathes the coasts of picturesque villages such as Gujan-Mestras and Le Teich.

After a flight of approximately 12 minutes, we'll conclude the helicopter ride by landing at the departure aerodrome.

What are the helicopters like?

The tour will take place on board a single-engine Airbus H125 Ecureuil helicopter, which has a maximum capacity of 5 passengers. This type of aircraft reaches a cruising speed of up to 220 kilometres per hour, making it one of the fastest in its class.

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Price

Adults Children under 2
Helicopter ride
US$ 94
not permitted

Helicopter ride

  • Adults

    US$ 94
  • Children under 2

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is compulsory to display a complete Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 6% of their maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

12 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a pilot that speaks in English and French.

The activity takes place with a pilot that speaks in English and French.

Included

Helicopter ride.

English speaking pilot.

Not included

Boarding fees: 24.50 (US$ 25.80) per passenger

When to book?

You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What happens in adverse weather conditions?

    A - In case of adverse weather conditions, the tour will be suspended and we'll offer you the possibility of carrying out the activity on an alternative date.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 21 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 94

Meeting point

Arcachón-La Teste airfield.