What could be more uplifting than seeing a city skyline from the sky? Watching a sunset or sunrise while airborne? Or getting a bird’s eye view of, well, what birds in flight see when soaring over Baltimore or Annapolis?

Founded by pilots nearly three years ago, Charm City Helicopters offers incomparable, first-class flight excursions aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter. Every element, from the equipment used for excursions to the centrally located, over-water heliport departure and arrival site at Pier 7, provide passengers with the utmost comfort and convenience and the knowledge that reliability and safety are first and foremost.

The commitment to quality begins with the turbine-powered Bell 206 aircraft that features expansive leather seats luxuriously accommodating a pilot and up to four passengers. Large windows allow guests to enjoy wide angle views of the surroundings and turbine engines ensure a smooth going flight.

Passengers are provided with Bose noise-cancelling headsets that enable pilots to narrate throughout the flight and engage in Q &As about each tour and every experience.

Interested in a keepsake video of the flight, adding fresh roses, champagne and, of course, glasses to let you imbibe in the bubbly or want your perfect flight to coincide with a spectacular sunset? These are just a few of the extras available to make this experience even more memorable.

Depending on the time of year you wish to tour, the types of sights you want to see and the time individuals are available to be airborne, Charm City Helicopters offers a selection of tours available all year as well as limited time tours that showcase the area after dark, highlight the colorful foliage of fall or celebrate the festive, light-filled Chri

stmas holidays. 

Looking for a special way to mark a very special occasion? Can’t decide whether your next adventure will transport you above ground or underwater? Package tours provide an ideal way to pop that important question to a significant others or mark an important anniversary in your relationship. Select from being whisked away aboard a helicopter to a romantic, wine-and-dine destination or combine a love of flying with a deep water dive at the National Aquarium.

“Our most popular tour features an all-inclusive, multi-course dinner plus wine pairings and, of course, the helicopter tour. The most popular package is the VIP package which includes dinner at either Fogo de Chão or Phillips Seafood. The new up-and-coming addition to our tour options is the Platinum Package which includes a multi-course dinner at either Ruth’s Chris or Capital Grille,” said Caitlyn Shipley, owner of Charm City Helicopters.

Typically fights range from 15 minutes to more than a half hour, depending on the tour booked, and rates are based accordingly. 

Tours can focus on some only-in-Charm-City experiences like the fly over of Sagamore Farm, home of “Fast Horses, Slow Whiskey, that includes a stop at the Sagamore Distillery and a chance to sip those fine spirits while dining at the Rye Street Tavern, an eating and drinking establishment that overlooks Sagamore Spirit’s rye distillery.

Of course there is also the opportunity to create a customized tour orgs well as to select from the following aerial options available daily throughout the year:

Destination Baltimore Tour of the Baltimore skyline, Inner Harbor, historic hip and happening Fell’s Point, professional sports venues and iconic monuments. The tour begins and ends with a flourish, by featuring spectacular views of Fort McHenry, the landmark that inspired the national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner.
Charm City Tour ranks as the most requested option and features the Destination Baltimore Tour sights plus the Baltimore Zoo, Pimlico Race Course (home to the Preakness, one of three keys to the U.S. Triple Crown of horse racing), the colorful and trendy Hampden neighborhood  and Johns Hopkins University.
Baltimore - Annapolis Skyway Tour is a more leisurely sightseeing excursion that highlights Chesapeake Bay as well as the scenery, architecture and defining features of both Baltimore and Annapolis. Among the points-of-interest included are Key Bridge, the United States Naval Academy & Stadium, Annapolis Marina and the Maryland State House.

Call 410-707-1013,  email info@flycharmcity.com for information or fill out the contact form to schedule a tour.

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