If you’re visiting Bend, Oregon this year there’s never a shortage of fun things to do. You’ll have a wide variety of festivals, shows and other special events to choose from during your stay in our little mountain town. In fact, your biggest problem won’t be finding something to do; it will be narrowing down what events to enjoy. Let’s fly!
Exciting and Fun Summer Helicopter Tours
Bigfoot and Sasquatch Helicopter Tours – Fly in your own private helicopter in Bend today and explore a local legend. The Pacific Northwest, Deschutes National Forest, and Mt Jefferson Wilderness are the number one places in the world when it comes to Bigfoot sightings. The Cascade Mountains outside of Bend, Oregon to Alaska, Bigfoot sightings have long fired up the imagination of Bigfoot hunters from all over the world. The Deschutes National Forest near Bend, Oregon has been the location of numerous Bigfoot sightings since 1963. This is your opportunity to search for this legendary creature by helicopter on your next visit to Bend.
Our Bigfoot and Sasquatch Helicopter Tour is the only Bigfoot Helicopter Tour in the world offering a remarkable 80 mile scenic helicopter adventure for Bend visitors who want to uncover the mysteries of one of the West’s most enduring mysteries. On this spectacular mountain and forest helicopter tour you’ll soon be flying with us through prime Bigfoot habitat where few humans travel and up and above the snow-capped Cascade Mountains stretching from north to south, including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, South Sister, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor.
See The Ring Of Fire Mountains – Our Cascades helicopter tours showcase the unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. In fact all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes. You’ll be front and center in your own private helicopter to see the after effects of our last “big one” at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet.
While Broken Top Mt is our local volcanic star on this helicopter tour, two well known stratovolcanoes are Krakatoa, best known for its catastrophic eruption in 1883 and Vesuvius, famous for its destruction of the towns Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 CE.
You’ll also fly in your own private helicopter over our local lakes and streams that feed into the mighty Columbia River flowing to the Pacific 300 miles away. The Cascade Range is still active to this day. Mt St Helens to our North remains hot after a devastating and well known eruption in 1980.
Wine Tasting by Helicopter – Experience Central Oregon’s stunning snow-capped high mountain scenery with scenic helicopter flight from any of Bend’s top resorts directly to Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, born from the visionaries, Roger and Cindy Grossmann. They have carefully created the beginnings of a 315-acre development, vineyard and guest ranch, in Terrebonne, Oregon nestled in a private 1,800 acre valley. A helicopter flight to their beautiful 15 acre vineyard offers locally made wines available for tasting in their newly remodeled tasting room and a wedding or event site that features master gardener landscaping. The views of Smith Rock and the Three Sisters Mountains are breathtaking both on the helicopter flight in and out.