Mount Rainier

Helicopter Flight & Hiking Tour

Exclusive Full Day Adventure

 
 
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HElicopter Flight & Hiking Tour

35-Minute Helicopter Flight, 4-Hour Ground Tour, Gourmet Lunch

USD $599/Seat | USD $1497/Groups of 3 | Private Tours Available

Length 7.5 Hours

Morning Tour: 7:45am-3:15pm | Afternoon Tour: 1:00pm-8:30pm

Max Group: 6 Passengers

 
 
 

With 369 square miles of rugged mountainous terrain and Washington's highest peak at its core, there's only one way to see the most of Mt. Rainier in a single day: a combination helicopter and hiking experience.  This tour includes a 35-minute flight between Seattle's Boeing Field and Mt. Rainier National Park as well as a flyby of Snoqualmie Falls and the Cascade Foothills.

Once on the ground at a secluded location in the midst of the forest, surrounded by plunging valleys, your guide will take you to experience the best of the National Park that you won't get to see from the helicopter: walk through a towering old growth forest, gaze across wildflower fields that burst with color in the summer sun, and feel the cool spray of mist from crashing waterfalls. 

 
 

"...No other tour comes close!"

 
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Tour Experience

 

Exclusive Combo Tour

This combination helicopter and hiking experience is not available anywhere else.  On any given day, you'll be among just a handful of people to experience Mt. Rainier's


Boutique Tour

Each tour is exclusively limited to no more than 6 guests per departure, with one tour beginning in the morning and one beginning in the early afternoon.  There is no more boutique Mt. Rainier tour experience available. 


35+ Minute Flight

Every tour includes a minimum of a 35-minute of flight time between Boeing Field and Mt. Rainier.  Flights are routed to include a close flyby of Snoqualmie Falls, the Cascade foothills, and Mt. Rainier’s surrounding wilderness area.


Unparalleled Photography

Incredible photography opportunities await with with bird's eye views of Mt. Rainier, Snoqualmie Falls, and the Cascades.  Continue the photography journey on the ground during the 4-hour naturalist tour.  grandeur in this unforgettable way.


Gourmet Food Included

Guests joining our morning tour will be provided a delicious lunch in the park before returning to Seattle.  Guests joining our afternoon tour will be served a full afternoon tea with canapés before returning to Seattle.


Private Ground Transport

Morning tour guests will be transported to Mt. Rainier in the morning via private ground transport and return to Seattle via helicopter.  Guests on our afternoon tour will arrive at Mt. Rainier via helicopter and return to Seattle via private ground transport. 


4-Hour Private Ground Tour

Your incredible flight experience is paired with a 4-hour ground tour and naturalist hike.  See the best of Mt. Rainier National Park from the sky and from up close.  This is the only way to experience the most of the Park. 

 

Tour Routes

 

Classic Route (~35 mins)

The Classic Route flies between Boeing Field and Mt. Rainier National Park.  En route, you'll fly over the Cascade foothills, do a close flyby of Snoqualmie Falls, and glide over the dramatic peaks and valleys that ring the National Park.  

 

+$99/Seat Extended Route (~50 mins)

For an extra $99/seat, your pilot will take you on an even greater tour of the valleys, glaciers and snowfields surrounding the National Park.  Like the Classic Route, you'll do a close flyby of Snoqualmie Falls and the Cascade foothills but instead of going directly into or out of Boeing Field, you'll take an extra loop around downtown Seattle, the Space Needle, waterfront, Ballard Locks and Lake Union.

 
 
 
 

Note: Flight times are general estimates and may vary based on a number of factors. The plotted routes above are also general representations and your actual route of travel may vary. Your pilot has the ultimate discretion to select the most suitable route of travel on the day of your tour.

 

Tour itinerary

 
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Helicopter Flight

You'll soar over the Mt. Rainier Wilderness, getting up close with peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and thundering rivers that would take days of strenuous hiking to reach from the ground. Between Mt. Rainier and Seattle, your pilot will even take you on a close flyby of Snoqualmie Falls. On the clearest days, you'll also catch glimpses of Mt. Baker, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and even Mt. Hood in Oregon--5 of the greatest Pacific Northwest Peaks in a day!

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Ground Tour & Naturalist Hike

You'll learn about the mountain's geologic history, diverse climate and stunning glaciology. On a moderate hike, you'll breath in the freshest mountain air and search for wildlife in the forest and sub-alpine slopes. Stopping frequently to marvel at the scenery around us, countless photography opportunities await you around each bend in the trail. Best of all, you'll share this experience with a tiny group of just up to 6 other guests.

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Catered Meal Included

We want you to eat well during your full day excursion with us. Your tour with us includes a delicious, beautifully catered meal in the midst of Mt. Rainier's natural splendor. Guests joining our morning tour will enjoy lunch in the Park before departing back to Seattle via helicopter. Guests arriving via helicopter in the afternoon will be treated to a full afternoon tea and canapés before returning to Seattle via private ground transport.

 
 

What Mt. Rainier Guests Say

We consistently exceed customer expectations. Rather than give ourselves a pat on the back, we prefer our guests speak for us. For more reviews, please check us out on TripAdvisor:

 
“Mt. Rainier Trip was Spectacular”     “Michael was a great guide for our trip, and he is very good with being flexible according to what our desires and capabilities were. He really wants to provide the best, most interesting trip for his customers! He was very up front with his desire to have a realistic goal on our hike, which allowed us to see some awesome sights while not worrying about if we were hiking too far for our capabilities. Michael is also a great person to talk to about the sights, or about other things as well during the trip. His conversation really made the whole trip feel like he was just a friend showing my wife and I one of his favorite hikes :)  I would strongly recommend Nature Nuts to anyone seeking a unique and personable trip!”    -Jeremy, Cincinnati, OH

“Mt. Rainier Trip was Spectacular”

“Michael was a great guide for our trip, and he is very good with being flexible according to what our desires and capabilities were. He really wants to provide the best, most interesting trip for his customers! He was very up front with his desire to have a realistic goal on our hike, which allowed us to see some awesome sights while not worrying about if we were hiking too far for our capabilities. Michael is also a great person to talk to about the sights, or about other things as well during the trip. His conversation really made the whole trip feel like he was just a friend showing my wife and I one of his favorite hikes :)

I would strongly recommend Nature Nuts to anyone seeking a unique and personable trip!”

-Jeremy, Cincinnati, OH

“Mt. Rainier Helicopter & Hiking Tour”     “Best experience I've had in my entire life. Let me start by saying that the pilot and the tour guide were very knowledgeable about the area and made of this tour very enjoyable. The 35 minutes of flight were amazing, I had the opportunity to see places that would take days of hiking to get to. The 2-3 hours ground tour was great…”    - David, New York

“Mt. Rainier Helicopter & Hiking Tour”

“Best experience I've had in my entire life. Let me start by saying that the pilot and the tour guide were very knowledgeable about the area and made of this tour very enjoyable. The 35 minutes of flight were amazing, I had the opportunity to see places that would take days of hiking to get to. The 2-3 hours ground tour was great…”

- David, New York

“Fantastic Day”     “I had the pleasure of working with Nature Nut Adventures on the Mt Rainer Helicopter tour. Michael was very helpful from the first day we connected to get booking all the way through the day of the adventure. He is very thoughtful of the day and wants to make it special for each individual. He is very knowledgeable and fun to be around. I highly recommend working with him and his team.”    -Ryan, Bellevue, WA

“Fantastic Day”

“I had the pleasure of working with Nature Nut Adventures on the Mt Rainer Helicopter tour. Michael was very helpful from the first day we connected to get booking all the way through the day of the adventure. He is very thoughtful of the day and wants to make it special for each individual. He is very knowledgeable and fun to be around. I highly recommend working with him and his team.”

-Ryan, Bellevue, WA

“Mt. Rainier Helicopter & Hike Tour”     “Really enjoyed our personal tour. Our helicopter pilot, Matt, was really friendly and fun. Got to see a lot of Seattle and the surrounding area on our way to Mount Rainier. Even flew over an eagle on our way there. Once we landed we were greeted by Michael, our hiking tour guide, who was really friendly and easy to talk to. Got some good views and pictures along the hike. Michael was very knowledgeable about the Mountain and it’s geography. Was also very informative about the plants and animals that we saw in the area. To top it off, we were treated to a very nice dinner prepared next to the White River. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking to get a tour of Mount Rainier.”    -Jennevie, Silverdale, WA

“Mt. Rainier Helicopter & Hike Tour”

“Really enjoyed our personal tour. Our helicopter pilot, Matt, was really friendly and fun. Got to see a lot of Seattle and the surrounding area on our way to Mount Rainier. Even flew over an eagle on our way there. Once we landed we were greeted by Michael, our hiking tour guide, who was really friendly and easy to talk to. Got some good views and pictures along the hike. Michael was very knowledgeable about the Mountain and it’s geography. Was also very informative about the plants and animals that we saw in the area. To top it off, we were treated to a very nice dinner prepared next to the White River. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking to get a tour of Mount Rainier.”

-Jennevie, Silverdale, WA

Service Schedule

 

This tour is available for a morning or afternoon departure.  Please read the logistical information carefully prior to booking your tour as there are differences in logistics between the two tour times.  If you have any questions regarding tour times and pick-up or drop-off information, please don't hesitate to contact us.  

Morning Tour: 07:45-15:15

  • For the morning tour, we perform pick-up service at downtown Seattle hotels at approximately 7:45am. Depending on the number of pick-ups on your day of travel, your actual pick-up time may slightly vary. Your pick-up time and location will be confirmed before your day of travel. Please see our pick-up area in the map below marked in green. If you're not staying within this area, please meet us at the Sheraton Seattle (1400 6th Ave.)

  • Your tour will conclude at approximately 15:15 at Boeing Field, which is approximately 10 minutes' drive south of downtown Seattle. If necessary, we can assist you in arranging ground transportation from Boeing Field.

Afternoon Tour: 13:00-20:30

  • For the afternoon tour, you will meet you pilot at Boeing Field promptly at 13:00, Boeing Field is located approximately 10 minutes' drive south of downtown Seattle. Instructions on where you will meet the pilot will be sent to you after booking is confirmed. If necessary, we can assist you in arranging ground transportation to Boeing Field.

  • Your tour will conclude at approximately 20:30 in the evening when you are dropped off back at your hotel, or location of choice, in downtown Seattle.

 
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