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Bird's Eye View Helicopters

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Address: 211 Airport Access Rd, The Newport State Airport (Colonel Wood Airpark), Middletown, RI 02840
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+1 401-843-8687
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The only way to experience Newport, Rhode Island. Private helicopter tours...

The only way to experience Newport, Rhode Island. Private helicopter tours since 2000. Open year round. Great for all ages. See all of the Newport Mansions from above and more. Visit our website for all our exciting tour options.

IMPORTANT - You will fly out of our launch pad at 211 Airport Access Road, Middletown, Rhode island. It's 10 minutes away from Newport Wharf.

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Up, up and away!

It was a gorgeous morning...perfect for a helicopter tour of the area. Our pilot was really great, and seeing the mansions from the air was spectacular, as well as flying fairly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Susan R
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West Sand Lake, New York
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West Sand Lake, New York
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a gorgeous morning...perfect for a helicopter tour of the area. Our pilot was really great, and seeing the mansions from the air was spectacular, as well as flying fairly close to the top of the Newport Bridge!

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Thank Susan R
Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I called Bird's Eye View on a lark while in Newport; it had been foggy all morning and the fog was burning off. After a long week, we were looking for something fun to do. Bird's Eye was able to accommodate me on the same day. The staff were amazing, the pilot was knowledgable, and the flight was incredible. Highly... More 

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Thank Fotopug
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us planned this ride as a way to celebrate our birthdays. We were over the moon with this experience ! One friend was somewhat anxious about this as the day approached. She was so pleased and excited after our tour, she immediately posted our pictures on Facebook. I hope the price remains reasonable for my plans to give... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We have been to Newport a few times. Love the mansions and the food. But made time to do this helicopter tour. Our daughter was with us this time and suggested it would be fun.Driving to the airport and ride took all of an hour. But the experience will last a life time. They were friendly and professional. Great way... More 

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Bird's Eye View... 1, Passenger Experience at Bird's Eye View Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate it! -Angel More 

Sims, North Carolina
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We took one of the mansion tour helicopter rides and this was the highlight of our newport trip. The ride was so nice and it was neat to get that unique aerial view of the mansions. We didn't reserve ahead of time but called in the morning and they were able to fit us in that day. Would highly recommend... More 

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Thank reindroped
Bird's Eye View... 1, Manager at Bird's Eye View Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure flying with you! More 

Caribbean
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was my first helicopter trip and I truly enjoyed it! We went to the airfield about 1 1/2 to 2 hours drive from Boston. The heliport is part of a private airport in Middletown, Rhode Island. The helicopter tour office is in a modern building and the lobby area was quite spacious and comfortable - reminded me more of... More 

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Thank goinallover_10
Bird's Eye View... 1, Owner at Bird's Eye View Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review. Thank you for flying with us! :) More 

Westchester County, New York
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

All was as described in web site. We were picked up at cruise ship port (we opted for the round trip van ride they provide). The friendliest people you can deal with. This is THE way to see Newport. We took the mansion tour. If you really want to see the "cottages" in all their glory, the chopper is the... More 

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Thank MISC2014
Bird's Eye View... 1, Office Assistant at Bird's Eye View Helicopters, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that! Thanks so much for flying with us and for sharing your experience with everyone! =) More 

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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Smooth ride, was with someone who does not love to fly and he loved it. Pick up service available at your hotel. Friendly staff many flights to choose from

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Thank Alexandra B
Bird's Eye View... 1, Owner at Bird's Eye View Helicopters, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your flight. Thank you for your positive review! More 

Northborough, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was a surprise from my husband (I thought we were going on a boat cruise) and it was amazing. We sat on a bench and watched people sky dive while we waited. We watched a quick safety video and went right up.Patrick our pilot was friendly and informative. He had plenty to say about Newport and the attractions. This... More 

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Thank cvencile
Bird's Eye View... 1, Bird's Eye View Associate at Bird's Eye View Helicopters, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that! Thanks so much for flying with us and for sharing your experience. We appreciate it very much! More 

West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We went for the bay tour and had the absolute best time! All the staff were friendly and professional. Our pilot was fantastic and also pointed out all the landmarks as we went. The views were just breathtaking! They offer a dvd of your trip which we did order. If I could give them more stars I would!

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Thank TnSmoothie
Bird's Eye View... 1, Public Relations Manager at Bird's Eye View Helicopters, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that! Thanks so much for flying with us and for sharing your experience. We appreciate the extra stars :) More 

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