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Address: 150 Aviation Way, Santa Cruz County Airport., Watsonville, CA 95076-2015
Phone Number:
+1 831-763-2244
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Helicopter Tours, Charter and adventures for the Santa Cruz side of the...

Helicopter Tours, Charter and adventures for the Santa Cruz side of the Monterey Bay. We offer extreme value for the price and our service is as good as it gets. You can choose one of our many select tours from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Our tourists give us 5 star reviews and so will you.

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So I was surprising my fiancé with this helicopter tour and the only regret I have is we didn't do one of the longer tours! The 20 min Santa Cruz tour was still amazing, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Nikki C
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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159 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

So I was surprising my fiancé with this helicopter tour and the only regret I have is we didn't do one of the longer tours! The 20 min Santa Cruz tour was still amazing, beautiful views that you just don't see normally. The other tours I saw offered looked incredible and I plan on doing their "wine date" tour soon!... More 

Thank Nikki C
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We had booked a Whale Watching experience that was cancelled (afternoon your) due to wind. My husband opted to schedule a flight to see the area by air. Eric (front desk) was professional, helpful & courteous. Mike (the pilot) was excellent and knowledgeable of the area, plane, and made it a FANTASTIC experience. They also offer helicopter tours. My family... More 

Thank sfamily1996
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I booked a private tour for my husband and me to see the whales. I specifically asked and was assured that both my husband and me would be seated at the same side to maximize the sightings. When we arrived to the airport (two hours one way drive from our home) we were told the third (free) passenger was added... More 

1 Thank Mila Z
kit2500, Owner at Specialized Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for the review but it is not a justified review. The flight you took was to see Blue whales and you did get to see them. It was also 1/3 of the normal price on a promotional deal that does not offer private flights at that rate. All passengers had the doors off for a perfect view and... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We went on a tour with Brock Boulter and it was AMAZING! He is a very talented pilot with an awesome personality. He made it so fun for us. We felt so safe and could ask tons of questions. It was our favorite thing we did in all of our Northern California visit! Thanks Brock! Hope to see you again... More 

Thank Sierra P
Los Gatos, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I gave my son a helicopter flying lesson for his birthday. We choose Specialized because they were super friendly and helpful before the flight. He had a GREAT lesson with Carson!! Everyone there was friendly and professional. My son can't wait to start helicopter flight lessons!!!

Thank Satin62
Watsonville, California
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Big Sur & Sharks, Silicon Valley tour or a wine tasting visit? Golf, go to the City or Sierras quickly.

Thank lowell159
San Jose, California
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64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

My husband has always wanted to go up in a helicopter, so for his birthday I arranged a helicopter tour with Specialized Helicopters. It was everything he hoped it would be. Our pilot Danny was awesome, explaining everything, asking questions and just a great guy! The views were incredible!! This is a pricy adventure but SO worth it!

1 Thank MySonsARckStar
Monterey County, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 November 2014

There is a person who works here that is one of the most sweetest, kindest people you could ever meet. I see by other posts that she has touched other people's lives like she did ours. She made this trip possiple for my husband who really needs it. She went out of her way to make it happen for us.... More 

Thank shari w
Scotts Valley
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39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My Granddaughter and I had a wonderful 1 hour tour of the Monterey Bay. I will be doing it again soon with my son.

2 Thank Ferd B
Modesto, California
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014

My husband and I took the Santa Cruz tour. I'll start off with customer service. I was corresponding back and forth with Jessica through email and she was beyond wonderful!! When I called to make the reservation again she was so helpful and answered all my questions. When I got there sadly she wasn't in however the guys there were... More 

1 Thank Tikalysh518

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