Answers to your questions about summer, fall, and winter helicopter tours with Yellowstone Helicopters.

We fly three passenger R44, the most modern helicopter flown in Yellowstone and offering the best value and viewing opportunities for Yellowstone’s outback. All our aircraft are maintained at our own facilities.


Must ride with adult if under the age of 8. Age 2 and up require a ticket/seat.

Max combined weight per three passengers must not exceed 560 lbs per FAA. Max single passenger weight must not exceed 300 lbs per FAA.

Guests over 18 must bring valid photo identification for check-in. Cameras and video cameras are recommended on your Yellowstone scenic flight, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen based on the flight type and the time of year. Most of our flights enjoy cell service so feel free to post and tweet your flight. Comfortable clothing and shoes are highly recommended. Remember, Yellowstone is a multi season destination so always come prepared when you fly.

Yes it is. Yellowstone Helicopter flights are semi private if you book just two of the three spaces on each flight, solo flyers have the opportunity of flying with a couple if space is available. Flights are considered private if you book all three spaces. We want your flight and your Yellowstone helicopter adventures to be memorable and unique. When you book your flight in any of our aircraft you choose who flies up to the aircraft max guest number and weight limit. This is your helicopter and pilot, enjoy!

Yellowstone Helicopters operational partner is TJ Aviation based in Idaho Falls. TJ Aviation provides a wide range of services including airplane and helicopter flight training, avionics installation and servicing, aircraft maintenance, and tours.

Yellowstone Helicopters has adopted Safety Management Systems as a way to ensure the well being of our employees and guests while guaranteeing the longevity of their business. Yellowstone Helicopters is a diverse locally owned and operated company, operating under Part 91 FAA requirements. Yellowstone Helicopters maintains an impeccable flight and employee safety record.

Yellowstone Helicopters prides itself in being the only local helicopter excursion company in West Yellowstone. Our guests are treated to a locals eye view of the stunning Madison Mountain, lakes, rivers and secret locations here in West Yellowstone that can only be seen by helicopter. Your seating arrangement is determined by the pilot based on the passengers’ weights. Yellowstone Helicopters is located at the Yellowstone Airport, just 10 minutes from the city. This is your flight, please ask us in advance if there’s anything special we can do for you, or if your pilot can help you in any way.

Yellowstone Helicopters suggests you bring your smartphones and cameras to record your flight. You can always ask your pilot to circle back (as safety allows) to capture all that Yellowstone’s outback has to offer. Let us know what you need in advance and we’ll make it happen.

The Federal Department of Transportation has banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from all aircraft. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device is considered a forbidden hazardous material and individuals may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, or as air cargo on flights to, from, or within the United States. If passengers attempt to evade the ban, the phones may be confiscated and passengers may face criminal prosecution and fines. These phones are potentially lethal to aircraft operation, do not have them in your possession please.

Never! Yellowstone Helicopters offers a generous 48 hour cancellation policy with full refund. Thirty and sixty minute flights cancelled after 48 hrs will be converted to a one year gift certificate sent to you via email. Yellowstone Helicopters and TJ Aviation reserve the right to cancel tours at any time. All canceled tours will be refunded, we will do our best to reschedule your tour first as soon as weather, or operational delays have been cleared.

Hotmail,, Yahoo! and Google email addresses are very popular and as a result receive a large amount of spam, or junk email. For this reason they have junk mail filters that in some cases only allow those email addresses that are in your address book to arrive in your inbox. It is important that is added to your address book so that you receive any booking information or other important emails from us that relate to any tour you have booked online with us. If you should not receive an email within 24 hours we suggest contacting our reservation department at 855-660-6063 we are open from 8am to 9pm every day of the week.

We sure do! Our company is founded on private flight, this is your helicopter and your adventure what can we do to make it better for you? Need champagne delivered to the Yellowstone Airport for a proposal flight? We got it! Want to doors taken off for professional photography at sunset? No problem. Just let us know in advance we’re here to help call us at 855-660-6063.

Prices and schedules are subject to change without notice. A 48-hour cancellation notice is required; no-shows at the time of departure will be charged in full and will not receive a refund. All times are approximate. Group and corporate/bespoke terms may vary depending on booking time and the number of guests. The maximum weight limit per person is 300 lbs.

Yes. To fly and be accommodated, you must be accompanied by someone who can assist you with boarding and disembarking the aircraft. Yellowstone Helicopters and TJ Aviation are ADA compliant.

Yes, pregnant women fly with Yellowstone Helicopters often. We always recommend checking with your doctor first before you book your flight with us, when in doubt, came another time.

All day when the weather is above 9000 feet. First flights depart in winter at 9am and 8am in summer. Our sunset tours are very popular in summer so book well in advance. Booking a helicopter adventure in Yellowstone depends on what else you have planned for your day that’s why we have lots of flight dates and times

Yes, Yellowstone Helicopters is open 365 days a year.

Yes we do. Our operations staff from our CEO to your pilot are Montana and Yellowstone residents first and foremost. This is our home and when we’re not showcasing our backyard to our guests we’re playing in it. Yellowstone Helicopters is in partnerships with local NGO’s who protect the local Yellowstone environment.

We suggest making your reservation at least two weeks ahead of time so you can ensure the date and time you want is available as we typically sell out in the busy summer and winter months.


Travelling through Yellowstone on our camper adventure across the USA. I can’t begin to explain how incredible it is to see the wild and scenic Yellowstone area from a helicopter at 10,000 feet. We did a last minute helicopter tour booking online and flew over a snow capped mountain peak and into a lake below. Best money we have spent on our travels so far, this is a MUST DO tour in Yellowstone!

Grant and Jacob

This was one of the most amazing adventures my partner and I have ever been on. The staff at Yellowstone Helicopters from booking to meeting our pilot was great to work with from. We did the $69 helicopter ride and it was well worth it. What a special addition to our Yellowstone Park experience – we will remember this spectacular flight together.

Debbie and Elise

We had searched online for quite some time during our Yellowstone vacation planning for a reasonably priced helicopter tour we could do while on our trip out west and I am so glad we found this company. Marc was able to arrange an hour-long flight for us like I wanted for a very fair price and was so easy to work with. His response to my inquiries while planning was much more prompt, thorough, and courteous than other companies I had checked into. When we arrived for our flight, everyone on the team was very professional and welcoming and we ended up having a fabulous tour with our pilot, Justin. It was our first time in a helicopter and he made us feel totally comfortable, explained all the sights, and answered all our questions. He even back-tracked so I could get pictures of the elk we spotted. We saw a herd of bison crossing the river, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime kind of view. I highly recommend this company and if I am ever back in West Yellowstone we will be looking forward to flying with them again. Thank you Yellowstone Helicopters for the outstanding experience!! Loved it!

Carson Lammers & Family

As a tour leader for China Tours this was my first time experiencing a Yellowstone helicopter ride and the pilot and helicopter experience was first rate, knowledgeable and friendly staff make flying in a helicopter near Yellowstone a must do experience. There are a lot of tour options to see Yellowstone National Park, this was recommended by another tour leader and I can’t recommend it enough to others!

Julia Song

Wow! We flew over Bald Mountain, lakes and wild rivers all from a bird’s eye view. A visit to Yellowstone National Park takes on a different view from up here. We took the early morning flight when the sun was just coming up. The experience of a helicopter ride is worth the ticket price. Very professional company, will fly again!

Jin Yong

A wonderful Yellowstone experience. We booked our tour from Australia and love the tour from start to finish. The ride over Bald Mountain itself was spectacular. Our pilot Marc and his ground crew were very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. This was a tour we will not forget, it added to our Yellowstone experience from a very professional company!

Gordon and Maureen
New Zealand

Our trip to Yellowstone National Park this year didn’t initially include a helicopter tour for our entire family but we are SO glad we did! This tour was fantastic and inexpensive, possibly the best ‘tourist experience’ we’ve had! We had a fantastic pilot, Marc, who took the tour to the next level. Would recommend this tour to anyone!

The Jones Family
North Dakota

This was a last minute surprise helicopter tour for my wife and family. Our bus tour through Yellowstone National Park was amazing but the family was totally thrilled to do a surprise sunset mountain helicopter flight on the same day. Incredible helicopter tour staff helped us every step of the way, from booking online to the actual flight. This will be a memory of our visit to Yellowstone we keep forever. Thanks!

Mark and Family
New York

I did the Grizzly 20 minute tour today and had an amazing flight with Kameron! He was knowledgeable about the area and history and was an excellent pilot! It was an amazing experience to see West Yellowstone from the air and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Definitely would recommend family and friends!

Nathan Nelson

Our Yellowstone helicopter tour was easy to book online. Our helicopter pilot made sure everyone was catered to and went the extra mile for our elderly grandmother. Helicopter pilots have an excellent knowledge of the surroundings and talked us through everything and made sure we had a smooth flight. The mountain views are breathtaking – plenty of opportunities for great photos/videos. Would definitely go again, good value for the money!

Zhang Wei