A helicopter provides transportation from the rim at Grand Canyon West down to the riverside boat dock.

Over the Edge Helicopter & Boat with Park Entry

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour at the West Rim lands between the canyon walls at the bank of the Colorado River, where a pontoon boat ride awaits.
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The West Rim offers some of the most exciting options for exploring the Grand Canyon, including helicopter landings on the canyon floor! In fact, this is the only area of the canyon where this can be done. We fly thousands of passengers to our own private landing spot on the canyon floor, where passengers will have time to explore the surrounding nature. You'll then enjoy a short and scenic walk to the bank of the Colorado River for a pontoon boat ride down the Colorado River. This peaceful cruise offers sights of the canyon walls rising on either side of you. Afterwards, you'll return to the rim's surface by helicopter. Upon arrival to the West Rim entrance at the surface of the canyon, passengers will have their choice of several entrance passes available for purchase to enter and explore the sights within.


  • Helicopter
  • Land at the Bottom
  • Water
  • Adventure Tour


  • Grand Canyon West Rim
  • Helicopter descent to canyon floor
  • Pontoon boat cruise on the Colorado River
  • Park Entry included
  • Hop-on hop-off shuttle to view points


  • Flight Duration: 5-7 minutes each way

What to Bring

  • Bring your I.D. - All passengers booked on a tour must have government-issued forms of identification.
  • Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible.
  • Water: You may bring a bottle of water, however the bottle is not allowed to be opened in the aircraft.
  • Don’t forget your camera! Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of “Selfie Sticks” and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.
  • Not sure what to wear? Layered clothing is recommended through the months of March to September, and winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March.

Health and Safety Protocols

  • A face mask is required for guests and employees
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available in public areas
  • High contact surfaces are regularly sanitized
  • Aircraft and transportation vehicles are sanitized regularly
  • Social distancing is recommended

Plan Your Adventure : Over the Edge Helicopter & Boat with Park Entry