5 of the best destinations to see by superyacht helicopter

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

When you can't see the best of a destination from the water, take to the skies in your superyacht helicopter to discover incredible natural wonders and landscapes in some of the most extraordinary places on Earth.

1. Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Escape the crowds of the most visited city in South America and take to the air to see the sprawling metropolis of Rio de Janeiro. From the sky you will have a clear view of the granite peaks that surround the city, including Sugar loaf Mountain.

Hover over the city’s botanical gardens and the Tujica National Park and then soar past the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. End your trip flying around the iconic outstretched arms of Christ the Redeemer before landing back on your superyacht.

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Alaska, USA

Make sure you wrap up warm when taking a helicopter tour over Alaska’s spectacular landscape, it is going to be a chilly ride. But once you look down onto the otherworldly ice formations, you will see that it is worth the slightly numb feet. Head to the Juneau Icefield just north of the capital. Here you will fly over breathtaking blue ice spires and deep crevasses. The Icefield has over 40 large glaciers, including the famous Mendenhall and Taku Glacier.

Touchdown on a glacier, and enjoy lunch atop of one of these magnificent rivers of ice before heading back to your yacht to watch the sunset bathe the mountains and sea in a rosy glow.

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Hawaii, USA

The best way to see the volcanic landscape of Hawaii is definitely by air. From the safety of your seat in the sky, you can watch the smoke plume and lava flow from Kiluea, the most active volcano on earth.

Soar over lush rainforests, meandering valleys and cascading waterfalls towards the Hamakua Coast. Situated on the northeast side of the island, this stretch of coastline is made up of towering sea cliffs and vast canyons. This area is also home the most famous waterfall in Hawaii – Akaka Falls. From your helicopter, you will have a clear view of the white water tumbling into the dark pool beneath.

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Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The world’s largest coral reef expands over 23,000 kilometres and is host to some of the world’s best diving sites. But if diving isn’t your thing then the best way to see the unforgettable beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is from the air. Look down onto opal blue lagoons, and ribbons of coral spanning out across the crystal clear water. If you are worried about missing out on the marine life then don’t fear, rays, sharks and turtles can still be seen if they are swimming around in waters below.

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The Amalfi Coast, Italy

Whilst it may be tempting to spend all your time drinking limoncello in the amazing Mediterranean beach bars that the Amalfi Coast has to offer, you won't regret a helicopter ride around this beautiful part of Italy.

The lush green mountains slope down to the dark blue waters that sparkle below, and brightly coloured towns nestle into the cliffs. Alongside the natural beauty that the Amalfi has to offer you can also fly over the man-made wonder of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Finish your flight with panoramic views of Mount Vesuvius before flying back to the yacht for an evening spent sipping on the best cocktails for the med season.

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