Crystal Coast Air Tours

Crystal Coast Aviation Air Tours is your aerial host for a bird’s eye view of the Crystal Coast. You’ll venture out over Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks to see the famous wild horses running along the beach, spot schools of dolphin, and large sharks. See the location where the infamous pirate Blackbeard sank his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and fly over the historic Fort Macon site all within an hour’s time.

Air tour options include a 30-minute Cape Lookout Tour, a 45-minute Beaches and Banks Tour, or a 60-minute Crystal Coast Tour.

Extended tours are available upon request to Ocracoke and the Outer Banks.

Air tours are flown in Cessna 172s, which are a 4-seat high-wing aircraft.

Images provided by Crystal Coast Air Tours.


10 min.

Drive Time

3.5 miles

Distance from Hotel
View out the window of an airplane looking at beach
Locals Recommend

“Just returned from a 45 minute flight over this area and what a great way to get an idea of how these islands, bays, sound, and the ocean come together. No better way to see it up close than from the air.”


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Situated on ten acres, the Beaufort Hotel offers the privacy of a boutique hotel within minutes to some of the best experiences you’ll enjoy on the Southern Outer Banks.

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