Take an exhilarating helicopter ride over some of the most beautiful parts of Newport, including the lavish oceanfront mansions, sprawling Fort Adams and the harbor.
After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the heliport and after receiving a safety briefing, prepare to board a helicopter for a flight over Newport and other parts of Aquidneck Island. Only three guests at a time will be on each flight, which adds to the intimacy of the experience.
When it’s time for your group, you will hop aboard and take off on a breathtaking flight that offers a birds-eye view of Newport’s most spectacular sights. As you fly above the harbor, your pilot will provide commentary. During your flight you will see the Newport Bridge, the suspension bridge that connects Newport and Jamestown on neighboring Conanicut Island. You can also easily spot Fort Adams, America’s largest coastal fortification and a National Historic Landmark.
Being in a helicopter offers the rare opportunity to soar above Newport’s famed summer “cottages” built by America’s leading industrialists in the late 19th century. The opulent homes include The Breakers for the Vanderbilt family and Rosecliff, which renowned architect Stanford White designed for a Nevada silver heiress. You can also expect to see Hammersmith Farm, the childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier and the site of the reception for her 1953 wedding to John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Before returning to the heliport, you will also fly past Cliffwalk, the gorgeous walking path that follows the shoreline, and you will see sections of the coastal road - Ten Mile Drive.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes limited walking but guest will need to negotiate a high step to get on and off the helicopter with limited assistance. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. This tour operates weather permitting and may be cancelled at the last minute due to Air Traffic restrictions. The total weight of all passengers (3 guests) cannot exceed 600 lbs. Persons traveling together may not be able to be accommodated on the same flight.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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