$99 Per Person

Private Tour

1 Hour Experience

See Wildlife & Nature

Unique Experience

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Sky River Rush

Experience the thrill of this “Air to Water Combo” as Scenic Helicopter Tours partners with Smoky Mountain Jet Boat to bring you an extraordinary package that combines the beauty of the skies with the excitement of the water. Start your adventure with a private helicopter ride provided by Scenic Helicopter Tours, where you’ll take off for a breathtaking 12-mile flight. Glide over the French Broad River, Douglas Lake, and the impressive Douglas Dam, all while enjoying the stunning views of East Tennessee’s rolling hills and picturesque mountain landscapes from 1500 feet above ground.

After your aerial tour, the adventure continues on the ground as you drive to meet the enthusiastic crew of Smoky Mountain Jet Boat. Here, prepare for a 25-minute private jet boat excursion that promises both adrenaline and serenity. You’ll be equipped with all the necessary safety gear before embarking on this family-friendly journey down the French Broad River. The guided tour is not only thrilling but also educational, offering insights into the local wildlife and ecosystem. Keep an eye out for the majestic Bald Eagles and other wildlife that thrive in this vibrant habitat.

This unique combination of helicopter and jet boat tours is perfect for anyone looking to add a splash of adventure to their visit to Sevier County, Tennessee. Whether you are a history enthusiast eager to learn more about the area’s past or a nature lover seeking to immerse yourself in the scenic beauty, the “Air to Water Combo” offers an unforgettable perspective of Douglas Dam and the French Broad River. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to explore one of Tennessee’s most historic and scenic spots from both air and water.

Minimum 2 and maximum 7 per trip.

Boats accommodate parties of 3 and 4
Helicopter accommodates up to 6 per flight, groups larger than 6 will be split.

Trip Details

The Specifics


$99 Per Person (Minimum age for Jet Boat 3yrs)

Time & availability

From 10am -5pm

Meeting point

All of our tours depart from our heliport, located at 1949 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee.

For your convenience, we also have an information/reservations office located at 1965 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

What to bring

  • You don’t need to bring anything apart from your camera/cell phone for taking videos and photos.
  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and dark-colored clothing for taking better photos.
  • Light-colored clothing reflects on the transparent windows and can cause undesirable flares in your photos. This is why it is recommended to wear dark clothing when riding in a helicopter.

Our staff

  • A welcome receptionist to greet you and get you started
  • A safety & boarding attendant
  • A professional photographer
  • One passionate, informative, FAA certified pilot

Additional points of interest

  • French Broad River
  • Douglas Dam
  • Bald Eagles
  • Horseback riding

What to Look Forward to

Stunning scenery with beautiful photo opportunities

See the Great Smoky Mountains in the distance

Live narration from your captain and pilot

Good to Know

  • This tour can accommodate up to 6 passengers
  • For parties of 1 to 3 passengers, there is a maximum per seat weight limit of 300lbs (total combined weight not to exceed 600 lbs.) If any one guest weighs more than 300 lbs an additional charge will be due at check-in. Please call for prices.
  • For parties of 3 to 4 passengers, the maximum total combined weight should not exceed 850 lbs. For parties of up to 6 passengers, the maximum total combined weight should not exceed 1,100 lbs.
  • Note: FAA regulations require that all passengers be weighed at check-in. Only the flight crew will have access to passenger weights, and all information will be kept confidential.
  • Customers will receive a full refund within 24 hours of notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone (865-453-6342) to cancel or inquire about a cancellation(opens in a new tab). No-shows will be charged the full price.
  • Tour team gratuities are not included.

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