If you haven’t considered taking an air tour over the Outer Banks, this is one special thing to do you may want to try on your next visit. In fact, if you are a resident, it just may give you a whole new love and appreciation for where you live by exploring it from the air. Barrier Island Aviation offers Biplane Air Tours, which are very popular and exciting as the tours allow you to soar over the area in a 1942 open cockpit biplane or a Cessna 172.
Tours depart from Barrier Island Aviation, which is at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo. The biplane can hold a max of two passengers and the Cessna can take 3 people. You will see more from the air than you ever would be driving all over town in your car—catch glimpses of shipwrecks, Bodie Island Lighthouse, dolphins, the Wright Brothers Memorial, and much more. The pilots are extremely experienced and absolutely dedicated to ensuring a safe and fun flying experience. They are able to point out things from the air that you may have never seen or even known about otherwise.
You can choose from a variety of options: a 5-8 minute ride, 10-12 minutes, 20 minutes, or 35 minutes. If you are choosing to fly in the open biplane on a chilly day, you are encouraged to dress warmly. There is no age limit as young children can sit on an adult’s lap. If you are prone to motion sickness, they recommend choosing the biplane over the Cessna and if you will want to take pictures, you must bring a camera that has a strap.
This would be a wonderful gift idea for someone who lives here or loves to visit and a great thing to do for guests staying with us at White Doe Inn. We are sure you will experience the trip of a lifetime. Tranquil waters and beautiful beaches surround our quaint but elegant bed and breakfast—experience our gracious hospitality and the perfect home away from home the next time you need a place to rest and relax in Manteo, NC. Book directly online or contact us at (800) 473-6091 for further information.