Enjoy magnificent aerial views of the Great Blue Hole of Belize on a private helicopter tour. Your 80-minute scenic flight departs from our base in Belize City, you'll then wind across views of the spectacular Belize Barrier Reef System as well as the Turneffe Atoll island cluster and other natural wonders of the Caribbean. Followed by hovering above the world's largest ocean sinkhole, which boasts UNESCO World Heritage status.Once back on solid ground, enjoy a driving tour of Belize City attractions. Round-trip pickup included to your hotel or cruise ship terminal on board our air-conditioned Astrum Helicopters van.
Enjoy a complimentary hotel or cruise ship terminal pickup ground transfer, inclusive of a brief driving tour of Belize City attractions en-route to our Astrum Helicopters base. Before taking off on board your private helicopter tour, take part in a short safety briefing.
Then you'll be ready for your 80-minute scenic helicopter tour over the Great Hole Hole and Belize Barrier Reef, which will begin with a bird's-eye view of Belize City and soon after the magnificent views of pristine drowned cays followed by the kaleidoscope of colors that make up the second-largest Barrier Reef in the world.
Watch waves crest over the astounding coral reef and be on the lookout for the many marine creatures that live among it. Dolphins, sharks, stingrays, manatees, and crocodiles all have been spotted in the reef waters. Next up, you'll spot the spectacular Turneffe Atoll. This cluster of about 200 different cays, or islands, is roughly 30 miles (48 km) long by 10 miles (16 km) wide and features a brilliant Central Lagoon.
As you fly further over the open sea, Lighthouse Reef will come into view. Imbedded in this atoll is the famous Blue Hole a spectacular dark blue circle formed by a collapsed cavern in the sea floor. At 1,000 feet (300 meters) across and 460 feet (140 meters) deep, it is the largest of its kind in the world. Both a Belize National Monument and a listed -UNESCO World Heritage site, the Blue Hole is an eye-popping natural wonder. You'll hover over it for an unbeatable aerial view of its extraordinary span and color.
Your flight will continue above Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, which spans 10,000 acres (4,045 hectares) of nationally protected marine reserve. Heading back into Belize City, you'll see impressive views of the coastline.
After touching down at the heliport, our staff will direct you to our van once again which will take you back to your hotel or cruise ship terminal, providing a scenic driving tour of Belize City highlights.