The Cape Fear region is beautiful to visit by land and sea, but nothing compares to a bird’s eye view! All tours include dolphin and shark spotting opportunities. Do you love lighthouses? You can fly over the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina (Old Baldy), then visit Fort Caswell on the way to the Oak Island Lighthouse, which is still active full time. Located 30 minutes from downtown Wilmington. Please check the website for tour options and pricing.

Do you think you are interested in learning to fly? You can sit in the pilot’s seat and fly a helicopter for the first time with a professional flight instructor. You can also sit back and take in the beautiful vistas if you prefer. If you take the controls, your instructor will explain the helicopter’s operational systems and you will receive official safety training in the helicopter.