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Breton Air Fall Colours Heli-Tour and Cape Smokey Gondola Package

38613 Cabot Trail Rd, Ingonish Beach



Soar over the Cabot Trail’s fall colours! Take a remarkable ride in Atlantic Canada’s first gondola at Cape Smokey and fly even higher on an epic heli-tour featuring fall colours and coastal views!

Taking off from the base of Cape Smokey in Ingonish, fly above truly spectacular ocean views and rolling mountains, covered by lush green leaves or unparalleled fall colours. At nearby Destination Cape Smokey, experience Atlantic Canada’s first gondola. After riding to the top of Cape Smokey, visit the Summit Shack for a local snack while enjoying panoramic coastal views. Get your cameras ready, we promise this tour will amaze you!

Package includes:

  • One seat on a guided helicopter tour for you and up to four of your friends, led by our Chief Pilot and Cape Bretoner, Matt Wallace
  • A unique and extraordinary view of the Cape Breton Highlands from the window seat of Bell 206L Long Ranger helicopter
  • During at least 12 minutes of flight time, Matt will highlight some of Cape Breton Island’s best coastal scenery and stories including the world-famous Cabot Trail, Smokey Mountain, and Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • One adult ticket for a return trip on the Atlantic Gondola Destination Cape Smokey

Dates: Tours are available September 27 – 28, October 12 – 13, & October 16 – 24 and must be booked in advance.
Price: Starting at $149 per person (five seats are available on each flight, and a minimum of four passengers are required for tours to proceed. Please book with a group of four of five passengers total for tours to proceed.)

Book now on our website or call (902) 789-2169 for more details.

Things to keep in mind:
•    Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
•    Weather and temperatures can change quickly in the highlands. We recommend dressing in layers and wearing sturdy footwear for exploring the viewing areas at the top of Cape Smokey’s gondola.
•    All baggage or goods presented for transportation are subject to inspection by Breton Air.
•    Destination Cape Smokey’s Gondolas are fully accessible and can carry up to 8 passengers daily from 10am – 6:30pm.
•    We recommend wearing shoes with good traction for exploring viewing areas located at the top of Cape Smokey. Or if preferred, guests can choose not to exit the gondola at the top and simply return to the base of the mountain.


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