A helicopter service based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has started offering interactive scenic tours out of the Portland Jetport.
Seacoast Helicopters Founder and CEO Bruce Cultrera says the company was looking for expansion opportunities, and found Portland's environment to be similar to Portsmouth's.
“Very picturesque, touristy, lots of eye candy: islands lighthouses, waterfront so on and so forth,” says Cultrera.
Tours range from a half hour trip over downtown Portland and Casco Bay with views of half-a-dozen lighthouses to a two hour excursion to Halfway Rock, which is about 8 miles off the coast. Included is a lighthouse tour and picnic.