Rising demand for scenic helicopter tours has prompted Helijet to start offering $99 flights over Vancouver departing from its launch pad next to the Waterfront SeaBus terminal.
The flight is short — only 10 minutes for that price — but it takes you on a breathtaking panoramic journey over Stanley Park and False Creek: Just enough time to make someone’s day or pop the question.
“We’ve done a lot of proposals, or they’ll do birthdays,” said Jay Minter, Helijet’s director of marketing.
He said chartered flights to remote fishing lodges and nearby islands are the company’s bread and butter, but recently requests have picked up for leisure rides on the company’s eight commercial choppers.
“It was a little more logistically difficult before because it couldn’t be reserved. It was just on a walk-in basis previously,” Minter explained of the scenic service, which launched Friday.
If 10 minutes isn’t enough, reservations can be made for a 20-minute flight along the West Vancouver coastline to Horseshoe Bay for $149, or take 30-minutes and go all the way to Squamish to see the Stawamus Chief for $199.
Prices are based on a minimum of three people per flight.
For more info visit helijet.com.