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Montserrat Volcano Helicopter Tour

  • Enjoy this 50 minute helicopter tour
  • See stunning views of this sleeping giant
  • Fly over the exclusion zone of Montserrat Volcano
  • The best way to view Montserrat and its abandoned capital city

Experience the most popular helicopter tour on Antigua and fly to the volcano island of Montserrat, to see this grumbling giant first hand, on this 50 minute tour!

From Antigua, you’ll fly directly to the East Coast of Montserrat - the entirety of this tour is over the “exclusion zone”, which is off-limits to habitation or ground transportation - so the best way to see this amazing volcano is by helicopter!

At the center of the exclusion zone is the Soufriere Hills Volcano, rising to 3000 feet above sea level, still active and frequently emitting a combination of ash, smoke and steam. One thousand feet below is the massive Tar River Gorge and Delta, which has formed over the last six years as a result of avalanches of hot gas, rock and ash known as pyroclastic flows.

The helicopter will then allow a view of Plymouth, the former capital of Montserrat, which in some places, is buried under 40ft of ash. You’ll also see villages trapped in the exclusion zone and on the seaside, you’ll find the W.H. Bramble Airport, which is closed after being hit by a pyroclastic flow in 1997. You will fly low, down the abandoned runway, at 100mph to give you a feeling of what it is like to be on the ground in the vicinity of this famous volcano but from the safety and comfort of your helicopter.

After travelling along the East Coast, you will leave the island of Montserrat behind, taking vivid memories with you back to Antigua.

Duration

50 mins

Height Restriction

No minimum height

Maximum Height: 193 cm

Wheelchair Friendly

No

Maximum Weight

104 kg

Weather Dependent

Outdoor - No

Customer Guarantee

This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee and Cancellation Policy

Spectators

This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

No Animals Allowed

Toilet facilities

No

Minimum Age

No minimum age

Important Information

Please note: tour route over the exclusion zone of Montserrat, may vary depending on weather and volcanic conditions. Please bring our passport with you.

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About the provider

Caribbean Helicopters Ltd, VC Bird International Airport, St. John’s

VC Bird International Airport,
Runway 10,
St. John’s,
Antigua,
P.O. Box 2008,
Antigua and Barbuda

Established in Antigua in 1995, Caribbean Helicopters Ltd provide many services to Antigua and Barbuda and the Eastern Caribbean region, operating as far South as Guyana and as far North as Anguilla. Flight operations include; tours, charters, aerial photography/film work, medical evacuation, construction, mining exploration and search & rescue. Caribbean Helicopter Ltd also support the scientific staff at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), flying crews to remote monitoring sites and landing inside the exclusion zone of the Soufriere Hills Volcano.
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