St Lucia Helicopter Transfers, Excursions & Shuttle Service
St Lucia Helicopter Tours and Transfers to Many of the Major Resorts - Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain, Rodney Bay & More...
If you are looking for a fabulous way to start off your vacation in St Lucia, why not consider St Lucia helicopter tours? Servicing many of the island's biggest resorts, we can make sure that even the most jet-lagged passengers have an invigorating and exciting transfer experience.
When you book your trip with St Lucia Helicopters, you know that you are getting safety and comfort as well as great transit to your destination. We fly only during daylight hours in order to ensure safety, however, so if your flight is delayed beyond 5PM, we will send one of our friendly and courteous taxi drivers to pick you up.
It is important to note that St Lucia Helicopters offers more than just airport transfers and shuttle service. We also offer St Lucia helicopter tours. There is no better way to capture the picturesque beauty of the island than while soaring above it in one of our helicopters. If you are looking for the best way to see St Lucia in all of her majesty and splendor, book one of our helicopter tours today!
The fees and rates at St Lucia Helicopters vary depending on the size of the group. At least four passengers are needed to make the trip worthwhile in terms of fuel and maintenance costs, so it would be quite expensive for only one or two passengers. It is also important to note that there may be a wait time for larger groups, with those who booked in advance travelling first.
The staff and crew here at St Lucia Helicopters hope to see you soon here in St Lucia, where the only thing warmer than the weather is our people. If you are looking to learn more about our service or have only heard about it from a previous guest, please keep reading to see some of our frequently asked questions. If you have a question not answered here, do not hesitate to contact us!
Here you can find a list of our most frequently asked questions.
Are there any safety concerns I should know about?
Safety is our number one priority, and we will always do everything we can to keep you safe, including providing regular maintenance and service on all of our helicopters. It can help to read up on helicopter safety, however, to learn more about how to stay safe as a passenger on a helicopter tour or transfer.
What happens if inclement weather prevents my flight? Will I be refunded for the price of the tour or transfer?
The weather here in St Lucia is typically ideal for flying, so weather groundings are incredibly rare. If, however, the weather should ground your flight, we will have made the determination in advance so that ground transport will be waiting for you when you arrive. If St. Lucia Helicopters cancels the helicopter ride, your money will be refunded.
What about mechanical problems? What will happen if something happens to the helicopter at the last minute?
After more than 15 years in the business, we have a considerable redundancy in our equipment. Our flights are scheduled in a way that allows last minute changes to be made, as well as to make up for delays. We have developed, over the course of our time in the industry, procedures that help ensure nearly perfect performance records.
Airplanes cause me to become airsick. Will this happen during helicopter rides as well?
Unlikely. While there are air sickness bags aboard the helicopter, the way the blades spin give the helicopter a much different feel when flying and a much smoother ride. This is what makes helicopters so ideal for photography shoots and aerial filming.
I know that if an airplane loses power, it will glide to the ground. I am scared of helicopters, though. Won't they just fall like a rock if they lose power?
Absolutely not. Think of a winged seed falling from a tree and how it rotates. This is what would happen if, for any reason, a helicopter were to lose power. Equally importantly, all helicopter pilots must regularly practice this autorotation in order to ensure the safety of passengers in the event of a power failure. Helicopters are actually much safer than planes in the event of engine failure.
How do I know that your helicopters are properly maintained and that your pilots know what they are doing? After all, St. Lucia does not have a large administrative body like the FAA, does it?
St Lucia Helicopters is actually under the authority of the Directorate of Civil Aviation, which is an umbrella organization that covers most of the Eastern Caribbean. Their offices are located in Antigua. Furthermore, the DCA is supported by Britian's CAA, or Civil Aviation Authority. The team and crew here at St Lucia Helicopters all hold DCA qualifications, which are recognized by the CAA. Having flown under both the Canadian and FAA systems, we can safely attest that the DCA and CAA are the most stringent, exacting, and demanding aviation authorities in the world today.
Are helicopters really as expensive to operate as they say?
Yes. It takes a great deal to fuel and maintain a helicopter.
If helicopters are so safe, why do I hear of so many more helicopter crashes than airplane crashes?
There are two reasons for this. First, a helicopter is much more likely to have a celebrity or VIP on board, which will make the story much more newsworthy. Secondly, and more commonly, helicopters are typically deployed to perform inherently dangerous tasks that airplanes could not, such as providing rescues in bad weather, flying near electrical towers and lines, providing lift work in remote and mountainous areas with high winds, and more. These types of missions are far beyond the capabilities of an airplane and are very dangerous even for helicopters. For you, however, as a St Lucia Helicopters passenger, there are none of these situations or dangers. Our shuttle flying and scenic helicopter tours are as safe as it can get. Believe it or not, you are statistically safer in one of our helicopters than you are riding in a car or walking down the sidewalk.
Is it true that helicopters are much harder to fly than airplanes?
While everything is relative, a helicopter pilot would be quick to answer yes to this question and then start explaining from there. For student pilots, there is a very steep learning curve when trying to pilot a helicopter. The pilot must have excellent hand-eye coordination compared to an airplane pilot, and learning to hover can be incredibly difficult. Think of it like balancing a broom on your hand. Given enough time and practice, you can do it, but it is no easy feat!
Are there medical issues I should be aware of before I fly?
First, if you are in the latter stages of pregnancy, you should consult with a physician before taking a helicopter tour or transfer. Your helicopter will reach a maximum pressure altitude of no more than 3,000 feet. If you have been SCUBA diving in the last 24 hours, you should not ride in a helicopter.
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