Soar over Portsmouth and the coastlines of Maine and New Hampshire!
Duration: Approximately 45 minutes
Group tour details: Up to four people in a larger turbine helicopter
Check-in details: Arrive 15 minutes prior to flight time
Take-off location: Pease International Tradeport, 44 Durham St, Portsmouth, NH
Take a breathtaking flight with unforgettable lighthouse views!
Our lighthouse tour departs from Portsmouth Airport toward the Piscataqua River, which we follow from Dover Point all the way to the ocean. Along the way, see historic Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, including the old naval prison. You also get to see the I-95 High Rise bridge, the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge (“The Middle Bridge”), and the Memorial Bridge, as well as the famous Portsmouth tugboats.
As we approach the ocean and head south along the NH coastline, enjoy a fantastic view of two lighthouses: Portsmouth Light and Whaleback Light. You also see five military forts that used to guard Portsmouth Harbor. As we continue south, the flight follows the entire NH coastline, all the way to the Massachusetts border. Sights include all the popular beaches in the area, including Hampton, Pulpit Rock Tower, Rye Harbor, and expansive salt marshes.
We reverse course over the Seabrook Beach just before catching a glimpse of the Boston skyline and Gloucester, MA. After enjoying an oceanside view of the coast, the tour heads north for a closer look at downtown Portsmouth, passing back over Rye, NH, with a great view of the historic Wentworth Hotel on New Castle Island.
Next, we turn northeast and pass over to the rocky Maine coastline. Enjoy great views of Gerrish Island, York Harbor, Stage Neck Beach, Long Sands Beach, other great sights. We briefly turn out to sea, where you get a clear view of Boon Island Lighthouse off the coast of Maine.
Then it’s on to the most iconic and most photographed American lighthouse: the Nubble Light! Don’t miss your chance to get amazing shots of this picturesque lighthouse from both land and sea where very few people have the ability to take such photos.
We then head inland for a view of Mount Agamenticus and the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve before returning to Portsmouth.
But we’re still not done! We fly over Pierce Island and make a turn around the city, taking in Prescott Park, Strawberry Bank, the North Church, Market Square, and more! Finally, we turn back toward the old Pease Air Force Base and enjoy fantastic views of Great Bay Estuary and the USS Albacore Submarine Museum as we head in for our landing.