Looking to book a private helicopter ride in Cape Town? Sport Helicopters offer both private and shared helicopter flights for tourists and locals to experience the beauty of Cape Town from above. Here are the main differences between a private and shared helicopter flight.
All scenic flight bookings are shared flights unless the client opts in to pay for the whole helicopter. Doing so the flight is not shared with other clients. This is charged at the cost of half a seat.
The advantages of booking a private flight
In a private helicopter flight, you will have the entire helicopter to yourself or your group. This means that you can enjoy the flight without any other passengers around you. On the other hand, in a shared helicopter flight, there will be other passengers on board who have also booked the same flight.
Private helicopter flights tend to be more expensive than shared ones because you are paying for exclusive use of the aircraft. The cost of a private flight is usually determined by factors such as duration, distance, and additional services requested. Shared flights are generally cheaper as the cost is divided among multiple passengers.
Private helicopter flights offer greater flexibility in terms of departure times and routes. You can choose when and where you want to fly, allowing for a personalized experience tailored to your preferences. Shared flights typically follow set schedules and routes determined by the operator.
You have more control over customizing your experience. You can request specific scenic routes or landmarks to be included in your itinerary. Additionally, special occasion arrangements can be arranged upon request. In a shared flight, customization options are limited due to accommodating multiple passengers’ preferences.
A private helicopter flight provides an intimate setting where you can share the experience with only your chosen companions or loved ones. It allows for personal conversations and bonding moments during the journey. In contrast, a shared helicopter flight involves sharing space with strangers, potentially limiting privacy and intimacy.
Shared helicopter flights provide an opportunity to meet new people and interact with fellow travelers who share similar interests in exploring Cape Town’s aerial beauty. It can be a social experience where you can exchange stories and enjoy the flight with others.
Booking a helicopter flight as a Private flight
- Select one of our many flight routes you wish to fly.
- Put in the amount of passengers you wish to book
- Select a data you wish to fly
- Select a time you wish to fly.
- Be sure to select the “Optional Extra: Make my flight private”
- You will be charged at 50% of a seat to book the whole helicopter
- Checkout and Pay
Ultimately, choosing between a private and shared helicopter flight depends on your preferences, budget, and desired level of privacy or customization. Whether you opt for a private flight to have an exclusive experience or a shared one to meet new people, both options offer the chance to witness Cape Town’s stunning landscapes from a unique perspective.