Tour Description

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 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.



What's Included:

  • Grand Canyon West Rim
  • Helicopter descent to canyon floor
  • Pontoon boat cruise on the Colorado River

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.
  • Wear sensible shoes. The ground at the Grand Canyon is rough, rocky and uneven. It is important to wear sturdy, toe-covering shoes that can handle rough terrain. Sneakers or hiking boots are highly recommended.

Important Information

Flight Duration

Approximately 5-7 minutes each way

Pontoon Boat Duration

Approximately 15-20 minutes


Arrive at Grand Canyon West and check in for the helicopter flight to the bottom of the canyon.

Helicopter Transfer

Fly 4,000 feet down to the canyon floor.

Colorado River Cruise

Cruise up the Colorado River on a pontoon boat and float back.

Rim Return

Helicopter flight back to the terminal with photos and memories to last a lifetime.

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