Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

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28 reviews

Activity provider: Scenic Helicopter Tours

Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Scenic Helicopter Tours

From US$ 41.34 per person

See stunning views of the French Broad River on this helicopter tour. By selecting the Lake View or Extended Lake options, you can upgrade your experience and see even more including Douglas Lake and the Smoky Mountains in the distance.

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Duration 6 - 8 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Take in stunning views of the French Broad River
  • Feel secure with qualified pilots and a full safety briefing
  • Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountains from above
Full description
Two options allow you to choose the perfect flight: The Lake View flight extends past the French Broad River and takes you out to Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is a 33,000 acre man-made lake with over 450 miles of shoreline. This flight will get you up to 1,500 feet in altitude, allowing you a superb view of the Great Smoky Mountains towards the south. Along the route, you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pastures. As you get closer to Douglas Lake you will fly next to Douglas Dam. Lake view is a 6-minute flight covering 12 miles. The most popular option, Extended Lake flight, takes you even further. You will fly directly over Douglas Dam, and then proceed over the lake. In the summer take in astonishing sun-glistening views of the water and the people enjoying their time on the lake. In the winter the water level is lowered, so expect majestic views of exposed islands and coves. As well as the beautiful lake, you will see the Great Smoky Mountains towards the southwest. On this option, you climb to a slightly higher altitude than on the Lake View flight, allowing for better visibility of the National Park. Extended Lake is an 8-minute flight over 16 miles.
  • Professional guide/pilot
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)

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Meeting point

Scenic Helicopter Tours: 1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  To foster and preserve a peaceful environment for area hikers, this tour does not fly over waterfalls.
  •  Weight limit per seat: 300 lbs.
  •  This ride is very smooth, similar to the experience of riding in a car, and is not known to cause motion sickness.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 28 reviews

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The view was beautiful. I could not get over how smooth the ride was. I have never been in a Helicopter before and did not know what to expect. The pilot was very nice and pointed out things about the lake we flew over. Next time we will do the next package up from the one we did.

June 21, 2021

It was the best time ever

October 19, 2022

September 21, 2022

Product ID: 237007