The Ultimate mt. Rainier Experience
Length 7.5 Hours | Times 07:30-15:00 | 13:00-20:30 | Group Size Max 7
$499/Seat | Classic Route
With 369 square miles of rugged mountainous terrain and Washington's highest peak at it's core, there's only one way to see the most of Mt. Rainier in a single day: a combination helicopter and hike 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.
Once on the ground at a secluded location in the midst of old growth 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!"
Your Experience with Us
Exclusive Combination Experience
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 grandeur in this unforgettable way.
Each tour is exclusively limited to just 3 to 7 guests per departure, with one tour beginning in the morning and one beginning at midday. There is no more boutique Mt. Rainier tour experience available.
35+ Minute Flight
Ever tour includes a minimum of 35 minutes of flight time between Boeing Field and Mt. Rainier. Flight's are routed to include a close flyby of Snoqualmie Falls, the Cascade foothills, and the Mt. Rainier wilderness area.
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.
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.
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 (~55 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.
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!
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.
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.
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: 07:30-15:00
- For the morning tour, we perform pick-up service at downtown Seattle hotels at approximately 7:30am. 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 15:00 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.
Hotel pick-up service for morning tours is provided within the green marked pick-up area. Afternoon tours will depart directly from Boeing Field, marked with the orange icon in the map below. If you are joining an afternoon tour and require assistance in arranging for ground transportation to Boeing Field, please notify us at the time of booking.