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Bend, Oregon Cascades Ring of Fire Helicopter Tour

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US$ 799.00
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What to Expect
Fly Bend Oregon’s Cascade Range

Our Cascades helicopter tours showcase the unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. In fact all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes. You’ll be front and center in your own private helicopter to see the after effects of our last “big one” at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet.

While Broken Top Mt is our local volcanic star on this helicopter tour, two well known stratovolcanoes are Krakatoa, best known for its catastrophic eruption in 1883 and Vesuvius, famous for its destruction of the towns Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 CE.

You’ll also fly in your own private helicopter over our local lakes and streams that feed into the mighty Columbia River flowing to the Pacific 300 miles away. The Cascade Range is still active to this day. Mt St Helens to our North remains hot after a devastating and well known eruption in 1980.

The Helicopter Tour

Our Ring of Fire Helicopter Tours depart from our private heliport in Bend, Oregon the tour includes aerial views of the City of Bend, The Old Mill and the Deschutes River as well as soaring volcanic peaks. The tour is hosted aboard one of our comfortable and air-conditioned green R44 helicopters with wraparound windows. These aircraft have been designed for sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, clear passenger to pilot communications.

Wine Tasting & Bottle of Wine Included

We know you’re in Bend for a few days, so please enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine on us and a wine tasting at Va Piano Vineyard tasting room in The Old Mill. Walla Walla Washington (we love saying that) Va Piano Vineyards set up shop here in Bend at a lovely tasting room overlooking the Deschutes River. The perfect location to sample regional wines in Bend after a day of play. Our way of saying…welcome to Bend!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bend municipal airport
Departure Time
  • Bottled water
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 August 2019

It was incredible to see Bend from the air. The majesty of the mountains up close, the winding Deschutes river, the lava fields & cinder cones, Benham falls & Smith Rock were stupendous!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Colleen O
Reviewed 14 April 2019

The entire experience was top notch from beginning to end. Patrick provided great customer service and helped coordinate a tour with very little notice. Levi, the pilot, was awesome and very accommodating. The sunset views were spectacular and i would highly recommend this tour to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jay L
axon, General Manager at Big Mountain Heli Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

Thanks for flying with us, come again in the winter and let's do it again!

Reviewed 7 February 2019

Big Mountain Heli provided an amazing helicopter experience from my fiance and I. They were flexible with timing, highly responsive, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend booking this experience for your next trip to Bend! The entire experience was unforgettable.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LauntzM1
axon, General Manager at Big Mountain Heli Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

Thanks guys, loved having you join us!

Reviewed 23 January 2019

I can not tell you enough how wonderful our experience was on this view of Bend from up above. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and even shared some secret areas to visit in the Summer. I would truly recommend this tour to everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Danielle F
Reviewed 1 January 2019

The entire experience with Big Mountain Heli Tours was incredible! Patric coordinated everything with me for a proposal in the air over the Cascades. A weather front came in last minute so Patric and his team moved the time up so we could still get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marc C
axon, General Manager at Big Mountain Heli Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

Congratulations guys, so glad you could propose at the summit of Brokentop!

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