This is a unique tour of the Florida Wetlands that surround West Bay. Keep an eye out for Alligators, Deer, Manatees, and all the unique sea birds!
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- Florida’s wetlands are the heart of our balanced ecosystem. On this experience, we invite you to fly along and see how important this unique natural phenomenon is to Florida.
- You will see how small waterways weave in and out of grassy marshes to feed our environment with nutrients.
- Keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that lives amongst the Heart of Florida.
- Alligators, snapping turtles, deer, and manatees are just a few of the creatures that inhabit the wetlands that you’ll fly over along your tour.
- This is a unique, low-altitude helicopter experience!
- Helicopter ride
- Transportation between Pier Park and the Northwest Beaches International Airport.
- 1 hour experience, 15 mins flight time
- Please arrive at Pier Park 45 minutes before your scheduled flight time for check in. Have your e-mail confirmation ready.
Cancellations made 24 hours prior to the flight will be offered a full refund. Cancellations made on the same day of activity will be assessed a 25% cancellation fee. Please see our website for full cancellation policy.
Jun 5, 2021
The entire staff made this experience so amazing from making our flight Reservation, to flying over the heart of Florida with detailed instructions and details about the area and what to watch out for, was just amazing. Very friendly, compassionate, kind, family oriented staff was want sold us on flying with Emerald. We will always fly with them every time.
May 27, 2021
We were very satisfied with the van chauffeur and the helicopter pilot, but we were not satisfied with our election of The Heart of Florida Experience because we were expecting to see the beach and the city from up high, but instead we saw salt marshes and wetlands. The representative that sold us the tour showed us the details of the tour, but we were way too excited that we did not take the time to read the details. We assumed that we would be flying over the beach and city since the Emerald Executive Helicopters booth were we purchased our tour is located in Pier Park which is in Panama City Beach. It would help tremendously if the representative that sells the tour brings to the attention of the purchaser that The Heart of Florida Experience is not a tour of the beaches nor city. That way in case someone else is way too excited to read the details, then they will know what they are in for before selecting The Heart of Florida Experience tour.
May 9, 2021
Excellent staff, wonderful flight, extremely accommodating for families with small children.
Meeting location:  S Pier Park Dr
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