Salt Lick Helicopter Charter
Experience the beautiful landmarks and landscapes of Central and South Texas on an exclusive charter flight with Alamo Helicopter Tours!
Enjoy breathtaking scenery as we take you on a roundtrip visual expedition from San Antonio to Austin aboard one of our new, air conditioned Robinson R44 Helicopters. During the tour we’ll touch down for a little down home BBQ at one of Texas’ pride and joys, The Salt Lick Restaurant.
We’ll begin with the sites of something old and something new in San Antonio as we fly over downtown and the San Antonio Riverwalk; we then head north over the Quarry Market, a popular shopping center and Texas landmark that kept much of the character and structures of the cement factory that once operated there. Next, wave to the animals as we soar above the world-renowned San Antonio zoo; salute the military as we flyover Fort Sam Houston. Then it’s off to the AT&T Center, home to the world-champion San Antonio Spurs.
As our sightseeing continues North, you’ll see the beautiful rolling hills surrounding the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, and get the lay of the land as we fly over TPC San Antonio, the newest addition to the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network of premier golf clubs, designed by World Golf Hall of Fame members Pete Dye and Greg Norman.
A tour of South Texas wouldn’t be complete with soaring over the beautiful oak-filled hill country on our way to the “Water Recreation Capital of Texas”- Canyon Lake.Sunset Texas aerial Technically a reservoir on the Guadalupe River, this man-made lake is one of the deepest in Texas; its pristine waters are fronted by nearly 80 miles of shoreline. It’s a favorite habitat for native animals – so keep your eyes open for white tailed deer, foxes, roadrunners, and other Texas wildlife.
We hope by now you’ve worked up quite an appetite, so next we’ll touch down for lunch or dinner at one of our favorite stops around- The famous Salt Lick Restaurant just outside of Austin. We guarantee you’ll love the food, the folks and the views.
Next, we’ll get back on board and take off for the capital of Texas, Austin! Our sightseeing tour includes a birds-eye view of Texas State Capital at night downtown Austin, the Capitol building, and then on over the impressive campus of the University of Texas. And we’ll drive home the fact that everything IS bigger in Texas when we give you a sky high view of the University’s Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. With a seating capacity of more than 100-thousand fans, this state of the art stadium is the 6th largest collegiate stadium in the U.S.
We’ll then wind it down as we take a delightful trip over the Guadalupe River in San Marcos and the historic town of New Braunfels, before we head back to our starting point at Stinson Airport.
We promise it’s a trip you’ll love and always remember.
How long is the flight?
Option 1 Long Flight: Your sightseeing adventure will be about 3 hours or so, which includes about 1.5 – 1.75 hours of flight and lunch at the Salt Lick Restaurant in Driftwood, TX.
Option 2 Short Flight: Your sightseeing adventure will be about 2 hours or so, which includes about 1.2 hours of flight and lunch at the Salt Lick Restaurant in Driftwood, TX. (saltlickbbq.com)
At what times are the charter flights available?
We offer two choices on flight times: 11:00 a.m. departure for the lunch tour; Sunset dinner flight times will vary based on the time of the year.
The night trip will depart the restaurant just before sunset. On the long flight we’ll head to Austin just in time to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the skyline; the beauty continues as we head back south at twilight and return to San Antonio when the City is all lit up. On the short flight we’ll head back south at twilight and return to San Antonio.
How many people can fly?
We can accommodate up to 3 passengers. It is a very romantic flight for two!
How much does this Scenic Charter tour cost?
Option 1 Long Flight: $1700.00 for Full Tour + meal for up to 3 passengers
Option 2 Short Flight: $1350.00 for Short Tour + meal for up to 3 passengers
For more information, please call us @ 210-287-5797