Have you ever wondered what Myrtle Beach looks like from above? You can see miles of sandy beaches, lined with resorts, homes, golf courses, and several attractions. As a guest at The Strand Resort, you are centrally located to many options to see things from a new perspective. There’s only one way to discover these hidden gems: take to the skies! There’s no need to grow wings—Myrtle Beach’s skyline can be reached in a few ways.
Helicopters: Nothing is like an experience in a helicopter, and there are a few different locations that offer you a classic way to take in the sights. Helicopter Adventures, the largest helicopter tour company in Myrtle Beach, is the perfect place to find that one-of-a-kind perspective. A 2-mile introductory flight is available for those who want a taste of the experience. If 2 miles in a Robinson R44 isn’t enough, don’t worry. Helicopter Adventure’s tours include up to 40 to 42 miles of aerial exploration that extends all the way to Cherry Grove. Don’t worry about reservations, either. Helicopter Adventures operates on a walk-in basis seven days a week.
Biplane: If the typical aircraft fails to satisfy your adventurous spirit, Myrtle Beach Air Tours has the ticket for you. Their vintage, WWII era Waco biplane takes flying to new heights. Picture yourself soaring through the sky, the sun on your skin and the sparkling ocean stretched before you, at 1200 feet above sea level. Think that might scratch your itch for adventure? Myrtle Beach Air Tours has several packages to choose from, ranging from a 10-minute introductory flight to a 60-minute tour of the best Myrtle Beach has to offer. The Introductory flight is the perfect way to get first-timers accustomed to flying in an open cockpit airplane. The Barnstormer, Flying Ace, and Ultimate Warbird Experience tours venture beyond the beach to explore views of the Sky Wheel, the Golden Mile, Apache Pier, and more. Reservations are accepted, but walk-ins are welcome.
Parasailing: Hop on a ski-boat and head onto the Atlantic Ocean where your adventure will begin. This is an exhilarating way to get an aerial view of Grand Strand and beaches from the water. With nothing between you and the water but air and a harness, this is the closest you can get to growing wings! Take in the gorgeous shoreline, watch dolphins and fish glide through the water, and do some epic people-watching. The experience is so enjoyable that Myrtle Beach has several parasail companies to choose from. A list of top-notch professionals can be found at VisitMyrtleBeach.com. They’re all focused on providing a safe, memorable experience for friends and family alike. If parts of your group would rather watch, they can ride in the boat for a fee. Parasailing schedules change based on conditions, so be sure to consult the weatherman before reserving a spot.
As you can see, there is a whole new part of the Grand Strand to explore from above whether you choose an open cockpit, a helicopter or wish to be above the water, you will have a new perspective on your favorite vacation spot.