Barrier Island Aviation right here in Manteo, NC offer biplane airplane rides for both the thrill-seeker and those looking to get a “new perspective” of the Outer Banks.
Barrier Island Aviation has a lot to offer as they provide a wide array of services including flight instruction, aircraft rental, air charters, and of course our favorite, scenic air tours. In regards to tours, they offer biplane airplane tours Cessna air tours. A tour in their big red, vintage biplane is thrilling. The biplane, which has an open cockpit, seats up to two passengers in front of the pilot. Tours range from 5 minutes to 35 minutes and the costs range from $80-$300. Depending on the tour you choose, some of the sights you will see include Roanoke Island, Jockey’s Ridge, Manteo, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Wright Brother’s Monument, beaches, and more.
The Cessna is a high wing aircraft that seats up to three passengers. You can choose a 10 minute, 30 minute, or 1 hour flight and they range from $60-$235. In the Cessna they also offer an Ocracoke Lighthouse Tour fro $375 and a Cape Lookout Tour for $550. No matter which tour or airplane you choose, you will get to see breathtaking view of North Carolina’s Outer Banks!
This is just one of many activities to enjoy here. Spend the day in the air, on land at a gorgeous beach, or perusing the great shops downtown—there is something for everyone so book a one-night, weekend, or weeklong vacation today!