Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
— Leonardo da Vinci

Reviews of Waverider Helicopter Tours

Heather A - "The beauty of San Diego exceeded our expectations! Breathtaking views, and a wonderful, knowledgeable tour-guide and pilot. We took the Waverider's Quiver Tour, which was reasonably priced and money well spent. Highly recommended for family and friends!"

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 Helicopter Charter Excursions to Temecula Wine Country:

All Day Temecula Wine Tasting Excursion


  • $789 for two

  • $859 for three

Itinerary and what is included:

  • Arrive at Oceanside Airport at 10am

  • Lift off at 10:30am

  • Land at Thornton Winery at 11am for a glass of champagne

  • Get picked up at Thornton Winery at 12pm by your private chauffeur in your choice of a Lincoln Navigator or BMW

  • Your private chauffeur will take you to three wineries for six tastings at each winery between 12-4pm (wine tastings are included)

  • At 4pm, sit back and enjoy your private luxury car ride back to the Oceanside Airport

*Helicopter charter operated by Waverider Helicopter Tours. Ground transportation operated by Tour del Vino.

Call (760) 691-9144 or contact us for questions and reservations for this amazing excursion!

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Landing at Thornton Winery - Lunch and Wine Tasting

Three hour excursion:

Only $499 total for two!

20 minute flight from Oceanside (includes a 5 minute scenic beach flight along the Oceanside coastline) - 2 hours at Thornton Winery - 15 minute flight back to Oceanside

First round of champagne on us!

*Lunch and wine tasting sold separately


Exotic Polaris Slingshot Car Rental and Helicopter Charter to Off-Roading Excursion:


 Helicopter Charter and RZR Desert Off-Roading Adventure

$1,200 round trip for up to three passengers

We will land directly at Ironwoods Off-Road Rental in Ocotillo Wells where your Polaris RZR will be waiting for you to shred the desert!

(RZR rental sold separately through Ironwoods Off-Road Rental)


For an all day rental at $249, rent a convertible Polaris Slingshot from SoCal Slingshot Adventures at Oceanside Airport and enjoy the scenic drive on the curvy and fun roads out to Ironwoods in Ocotillo Wells!

Give us a call or send us an email to learn more about this helicopter charter adventure.

(760) 691-9144 or waveriderhelicopters@gmail.com


Helicopter Rides

San Diego County, Orange County, and Temecula Wine Country

San Diego County Helicopter Tours
San Diego County Helicopter Rides
San Diego Helicopter Tours

Waverider Helicopter Tours is Veteran-owned and Oceanside's first helicopter air tour attraction! We provide an exciting and unforgettable experience for all who are looking to view the beautiful beaches and captivating backcountry of San Diego County, coastal Orange County, and Temecula Wine Country from a unique perspective. Your experience will be sure to last a lifetime as you take an amazing ride in a helicopter!

San Diego County Helicopter Tours and Rides

Waverider Helicopter Tours offers several exciting tours, ranging from 10 minutes to over one hour! You can choose one of our tours that will keep you along the coastline the entire time, or you can mix it up and choose one of our tours that offers picturesque views of not only the beach, but also the backcountry! The helicopter has four leather seats (three passengers and your pilot), heat, and air conditioning to have you riding in comfort and luxury! Each passenger will have their own seat, seat belt, and Bose noise-canceling headset to listen and talk as we cruise along on your pilot-guided tour. Climb in, buckle-up, and enjoy your flight!


Helicopter Charters

Fly to all of the fun Southern California destinations!

 Catalina Island, Temecula Wine Country, Palm Springs, San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and many more!

Catalina Island Helicopter Charters

Catalina Island Helicopter Charters

Comfort of air conditiong, leather seats, and noise-canceling headsets awaits!

Comfort of air conditiong, leather seats, and noise-canceling headsets awaits!

Charter to Ocotillo Wells for fun desert off-roading adventures!

Charter to Ocotillo Wells for fun desert off-roading adventures!

Temecula Wine Country Helicopter Charters

Temecula Wine Country Helicopter Charters

Waverider Helicopter Tours is proud to announce that we are now offering helicopter charters! Tired of commuting on the busy Southern California Interstates, or rough seas to Catalina? Need to get somewhere quick, or in style? We are authorized to charter you anywhere in the contiguous United States! Give us a call or email us with your requested destination, date, and time and we will let you know our availability and provide you with a quote.

FAA Charter Certificate Number: 9WRA048Q

(760) 691-9144

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