Taking off frequently from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport located at the Grand Canyon's South Rim, this tour ... More
Grand Canyon Airlines - Grand Discovery Air Tour
Taking off frequently from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport located at the Grand Canyon's South Rim, this tour heads for the eastern part of the Canyon. This 40 minute airplane tour takes you into deepest part of the Canyon, crossing Zuni Point, heading through the Zuni Corridor, where you'll see the Desert View Watchtower, the Painted Desert, and the Navajo Indian Reservation, just to the east along the Colorado River. The aircraft then turns, crossing Temple Butte and heads for the North Rim to show off areas of the Kaibab Plateau and Kaibab National Forest. You can clearly see Imperial Point, the highest point in the Canyon as the tour flies directly west towards the Dragon Corridor, the widest and most open part of the Canyon. You then return back to the airport.
After searching the net for the best Grand Canyon air tour service, and finding horror stories of smaller groups being bumped by larger groups (read MORE PROFITABLE), and having their itinerary and once of a lifetime experience ruined, or being herded through the entire flight process and experience like cattle, I was almost scared off of taking ANYbody's air tour. Then I called Becky at WestWind Air Service. She promptly replied to all of my questions and concerns, saying that WestWind has a sincere desire to be THE BEST air tour service who goes the extra mile to make sure the customer will have an extremely pleasurable experience flying with them. We signed up for the new 2.5hr air tour (out of Grand Canyon Airport)of the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley area, and based on the professional conversations with their representative, Becky, we feel we have definitely made the best choice. These flights, all carriers included, are not inexpensive, and it is imperative that we are provided accurate answers to make these large financial and family activity decisions.