America's Cup and Prada Challenger Series - Private Flights

America's Cup and Prada Challenger Series - Private Flights
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Greater booking flexibility and the helicopter to yourselves - perfect for a group of up to 5 passengers
Take off from our city heliport on Auckland's waterfront, for an incredible flight like no other! Check out the incredible foiling AC75 yachts from above, whilst listening to live race commentary as we complete circuits of the course for the duration of a race, up to 40 minutes of flight time.

Wave to the crowds on shore and spectating boat traffic below - you've got the best seat in the house. 

Our luxury Airbus/Eurocopter helicopter fleet means we can seat up to 5 passengers per flight.

Prada America's Cup World Series Racing and Prada Challenger Series Spectator Flights:
$2499 per helicopter
America's Cup Match Spectator Flights:
$3199 per helicopter

Please contact us with your preferred date(s) and we can book you in conditional on availability.

Due to the nature of the event, for the Prada Challenger Semi-Finals and Finals, and for the America's Cup matches, only a certain number of races are confirmed. Flights are bookable for any of the below dates with confirmed racing. If you miss out initially, there are also race days pending that may become confirmed as the event progresses, depending on the score-line and the scheduling decisions made by the event organisers. 
Prada World Series Racing:
Confirmed Dates: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th December 2020

Prada Challenger Series Round Robin: 
Confirmed Dates: 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th January 
Reserve Dates: 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th January 

Prada Challenger Series Semi-Finals:
Confirmed Dates: 29th, 30th January 
Races Pending: 31st January, 2nd February 
Reserve Dates: 3rd, 4th February
Prada Challenger Series Finals:
Confirmed Dates: 13th, 14th, 17th, 19th February
Races Pending: 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd February
Reserve Dates: 16th, 18th, 23rd, 24th February

America's Cup Matches:
Confirmed Dates: 6th, 7th, 10th, 12th March
Races Pending: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th March
Reserve Dates: 9th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st March


Departure Location

This Helicopter Me Experience departs from our heliport in the city at Mechanics Bay. 

Scheduling and event details

The schedule set out for these flights is based off official information provided by event organisers. Helicopter Me accepts no responsibility for corrections and changes to the schedule and has no affiliation with the event organisers.


The price quoted is for a group of up to 5 passengers to fly in one helicopter. 

Passenger weight

Unlike large airliner aircraft individual passenger weight is critical for a helicopter. The average passenger weight for a full flight must generally be 85kg or less. Passengers over 100kg may be required to pay for an additional seat. Depending on the helicopter type there is also a maximum single seat weight. Please let us know the passenger weights when making a booking. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are unsure about weight restrictions.


In the event that the weather is unsuitable on the day then your Experience will be cancelled and rescheduled at no cost to you. When booking please provide us with suitable contact information so we can get hold of you on the day in the event of a cancellation. We suggest you call on the morning of your experience if you have any doubt about the weather suitability. The date of any rescheduled flight is dependent on the event schedule.

Gift Vouchers

This flight can only be purchased for specific dates, but if you want to give a flight experience as a gift, we can make up a voucher for you.

Cancellation and refunds

The Passenger acknowledges that Helicopter Me may need to cancel or reschedule flights or services due to landing restrictions, unsuitable weather conditions, technical problems, operational reasons, or any event beyond the Carrier’s reasonable control. Helicopter Me will not be liable for any consequential losses or additional costs incurred as a result of cancellation. Some Supplier’s products and services are non-refundable. 50% deposit required to secure a booking with remainder due 30 days before flight. 50% cancellation fee applies for customer cancellation more than 30 days prior to flight, and 100% for customer cancellation within 30 days of flying. 


Fares are in NZ$ and include 15% GST. Rates are subject to change including, but not limited to, increases in or establishment of surcharges (such as fuel surcharges), taxes, government imposed fees. A fuel surcharge may apply at time of flight. Any request to increase flight time will incur additional charges. Fares are valid for the date/s specified.

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Helicopter Me is a leading travel company in Auckland, New Zealand. We have outstanding relationships with the most exciting tourism venues. Helicopter Me is the fully owned and operated tourism brand of Eagleflight Technics Limited, one of New Zealand’s largest and most respected helicopter companies, established in 1983, with bases at Mechanics Bay Heliport in Auckland City and North Shore Airfield. 

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