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
Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke Island

When it comes to gorgeous beaches and laid-back charm, Ocracoke Island is often considered the gem of the Outer Banks. Accessible only by boat, this small island has been separated from the rest of the world for centuries, and as a result, has one of the most unique beach atmospheres found anywhere along the coastline.