Portland helicopter tours

Epic Mt. Saint Helens Tour

epic mt. saint Helens views

Look into the mouth of the active volcanic crater

Witness up close the grand scope of the Mt. St. Helens eruption and get great views of Pacific NW mountainous landscapes on this epic trip. For extra variety add a leg through the Gorge and stop for a private picnic on a hilltop overlooking the Columbia River.


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Discounts for 3 or more

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Mt. Saint Helens is one of America’s most famous volcanoes and a guaranteed highlight of any trip in the Pacific Northwest. The volcano’s eruption in 1980 made international news for its large pyroclastic blast that instantly removed almost 2000 feet from its top, leaving a gaping crater in the north side of the mountain. This premier tourist attraction is easily and comfortably accessible from Downtown Portland by helicopter.
An amazing natural wonder, fly by the crater of Mt. Saint Helens!
You’ll be awed by the otherworldly volcanic landscape that surrounds the blast zone. Miles of ash flows and flattened forests demonstrate the strength of this still active volcano. Relax on this private tour as the helicopter skims you along gorgeous green countryside and over rivers and lakes on your way to the Mt. Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. Enjoy a perspective like no other as you hover around the rim of the volcano to look down into the crater.
If you want even more after the volcano scenery, opt to zoom through the Columbia River Gorge to check out its famous cliffs and waterfalls including Multnomah Falls. As a final treat, land for an optional picnic stop with light fare and a bottle of your favorite beverage and take a break to chat on a secluded hilltop in the heart of the Gorge.

What you can expect

Planning Details

The helicopter time on this flight is about one hour and fifteen minutes. Arrive about 15 minutes early and plan for about one hour and forty five minutes on site in total.

You’ll depart from 33 NW Davis St., Portland OR 97209 – a rooftop heliport in Downtown Portland.. The heliport is on the roof of a public parking garage named SmartPark. You can park in the garage. Once at the location call or text us to be let on to the roof.

Flight is private. The helicopter can take up to 4 people. Discounts for 3 or more people.

The route is an approximately 125 mile loop which departs Portland and circumnavigates Mt. Saint Helens. Highlights include Downtown Portland, the Columbia River, the Lewis River valley, the crater of Mt. Saint Helens, and Spirit Lake. For even more amazing views, add a leg into the Columbia River Gorge to see Multnomah Falls (option available during checkout).

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an outing to remember


WOW! Is the only way to try and relate the experience. It is a must do!!!!

Peter C.


33 NW dAVIS St., PORTLAND OR 97209

Portland Rooftop Heliport

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Add a leg into the Columbia River Gorge to see Multnomah Falls.

The tour is private for just you and your guests. This is the longest tour route we fly in the Portland area. Looking for a place to land in the mountains? Consider our Mt. Hood Picnic – a two hour long excursion which includes landing on a ridge line for a lunch with views of Mt. Hood.

There are no age restrictions. All ages may fly. Infants under 2 years old may be carried in an adult’s lap and do not require a ticket.

300 pounds is the maximum weight per person.

You may cancel for a full refund or reschedule without fee or penalty by notifying us more than 24 hours prior to your tour time. Cancellations, no-shows, or reschedule requests with fewer than 24 hours prior to the tour time will result in 100% forfeiture of funds. Please contact us immediately if your tour needs to be changed or cancelled.

Oregon Helicopters will only fly tours in weather conditions that are well within safety limits and which allow for a comfortable and pleasurable tour. Weather decisions are generally made on the same day as the tour. Every attempt is made to provide a minimum of 2 hours notice if weather becomes a reason to delay or cancel tours. In the event of a weather cancellation you will be given the option to reschedule to a new date and time of your preference or of receiving a full refund.

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