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Chicago Helicopter Experience - Day Tour

The glistening Chicago skyline is best seen from above and a helicopter daytime tour with Chicago Helicopter Experience will change your view of Chicago, whether you’re visiting for a few days or have been a local for life.

Chicago Helicopter Experience has been giving Windy City locals and visitors a bird’s eye view of the city and its favourite landmarks for years, and we’re eager to take you along for the ride. Our helicopter tours are guaranteed to change what tourism in Chicago means to you.

A helicopter daytime tour with Chicago Helicopter Experience will change your view of Chicago, whether you’re visiting for a few days or have been a local for life. While everyone else is roaming the city streets on foot, you’ll be flying high above in the comfort of a state-of-the-art helicopter with an expert pilot.

Our twilight tours and night time tours showcase the city’s beauty during the golden hour around sunset.

Chicago Helicopter Experience tours can be enjoyed in all seasons, and the views are just as impressive whether the lake is sprinkled with sailboats or glazed with a layer of thin ice. Ideal for first-time visitors or locals renewing their love for the city they call home, these tours show the grandeur of the Chicago skyline set against the blue expanse of Lake Michigan. There’s no better way to fall in love or rekindle an old flame with the Windy City.

You’ll see the city’s most iconic landmarks, like Navy Pier, the Willis Tower, Wrigley Field and countless others, with unobstructed views that travellers on the ground never get a chance to see. Throughout the tour, your pilot will provide interesting facts about major Chicago landmarks and the city’s centuries of history that even the locals in your group probably don’t know. Whether you want to make a memory with your special someone or are just looking for something to do in Chicago, our daytime tours won’t disappoint.

Having the ultimate day tour Chicago experience is as easy as making a reservation online and heading to our private downtown heliport located just eight minutes from The Loop. It’s important to check into the heliport at least 30 minutes before your scheduled flight time, but you may want additional time to explore our 6,000-square-foot Customer Experience Center, which includes information about the city’s history that will make your flight even more interesting.

Chicago Helicopter Experience daytime tours operate Wednesday through Sunday. Each tour is a 45 minute experience with 15 minutes of flight time. The last day tour departs one hour before sunset, leaving you plenty of time to catch the sunset from your favourite spot in the city.

Experience Includes

  • 15 minute helicopter tour of the Windy City

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off


Wed-Sun 05 Nov-11 Mar, Daily 12 Mar-04 Nov (No flights on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day)

Departure location

Chicago Helicopter Experience, 2420 S Halstead

Start times

Tours run from 13.30-19.30 depending on season


45 minute from check-in , 15 minute flights

Terms & Conditions

  • Maximum weight per passenger is 250lbs. Please ensure weight given is correct at time of booking and let us know if weight changes by a stone before flight
  • Children must be at least 5 years old at time of tour
  • Passengers younger than 15 must being accompanied by an adult
  • Photo ID is required for all passengers
  • Passengers must not be under the influence of drugs or aclcohol
  • Departure times are approximate and can change without notice
  • CHE holds the right to delay or cancel tour due to unforseen circumstances such as weather
  • Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 24 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 24 hours of tour date.