Coastal Helicopters offers charter flights and scenic air tours of the spectacular Outer Banks coastline.
With a reputation for high performance and reliability, Coastal’s Robinson 44 Raven II helicopter can accommodate three passengers with a smooth, safe and air-conditioned ride.

Soaring over the ocean, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of its divergent sea life, often spotting schools of  dolphins, sea turtles and even whales. You’ll also be able to spot ruins of a few of the many historic shipwrecks that occurred along these once hard-to-navigate barrier islands.

In addition to tours, Coastal Helicopters will take you anywhere in the mid Atlantic region and has the capability to land at all airports, as well at heliports and remote locations -even  in your own back yard.

With its ability to hover, slow down or circle a subject, the Raven also provides a perfect platform for photographers and videographers - with glare-free access also available.

Long-time Outer Banker and FAA-certified pilot Larry Ihle says he “truly enjoys” sharing the beauty of the Outer Banks by air.

For a preview of what Coastal Helicopters offers, you can view a virtual tour on the company’s website. They are located at Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo and welcome walk-ins, but strongly encourage reservations. Though there are no set hours, flights are usually between 9 a.m. and  6 p.m.

  • Monday9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday9:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday9:00am-6:00pm
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

Corolla, North Carolina is a must see nautical village scented with the spray of the salty sea. It's located on NC Highway 12 along a thin strip of land bordered on the east by the tempestuous Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by the inland waterway of Currituck Sound. Corolla is home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, whose beacon first beckoned to sailors at sea in 1875, and to art noveau Whalehead in Historic Corolla, a turn of the century hunt club for sportsmen. The quaint village is also home to one of North Carolina's natural history gems called the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. The center, which opened in 2006, is an impressive and marvelous 22,000 square foot interpretive center for young and old alike to explore the history and vast diversity of North Carolina's wildlife.