IEX Helicopters

Out of The Ordinary

Over 35 years ago… Island Express Helicopters started its business as Catalina Island’s first exclusive helicopter transportation company.  Opening the company with 1 helicopter, a private Island heliport and a small startup staff, it is testimony to our company’s history that allows us to continue the legacy and become who we are today.  WE ARE IEX HELICOPTERS, growing with today’s consumer transportation needs, providing our guests with exceptional customer experiences and the opportunity to create their own lifetime adventures.


IEX Helicopters is proud to be a member of Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS). When flying with a TOPS certified carrier, guests can be assured that they are flying with a carrier who goes above and beyond the minimum FAA safety requirements.  We uphold and adhere to the highest levels of safety, operational management and training standards in the industry, far exceeding FAA Part 135 Air Carrier standards.



Today, Helicopters are the fastest growing mode of transportation in the world. Why sit in traffic frustrated? Get to your destination faster, privately, with only your needs in mind. IEX Helicopters is the leader in Southern California’s elite helicopter charter services.
Come fly with us to experience the difference…

Catalina Island

Exclusive to IEX Helicopters, in only 15 minutes of beautiful scenic flight, you will be whisked away to our private heliport landing at Pebbly Beach in picturesque Avalon. Catalina Island is only 22 miles away, close enough for a weekend escape, and far enough to leave your daily routine behind. Other exclusive Island Helispots are located in the rustic village of Two Harbors and on the secluded west end of Catalina Island’s Camp Emerald Bay.


From a new prospective flying high above it all, see the City of Angels, Hollywood’s famous hillside attractions, and LA’s most talked about landmarks. What about a romantic sunset view of California’s majestic coastline? Take flight to the uninhibited beaches, rustic villages, and natures sea and wildlife on Catalina Island. Better yet, create your own tour and fulfill your dreams of flight…

IEX Fleet

IEX Helicopters is Southern California’s leading turbine powered Charter and Tour Helicopter Fleet.  Offering a variety of 7 helicopters that allows you the ability to customize your helicopter transportation needs.  Choose from our 3 luxurious S-76 twin engine helicopters, travel in style with our 3–AS 350 helicopters, or choose our Bell Jet Ranger that is perfect for small charters.

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Great for after hours or when you’re on the go.

Guest Relations

Monday – Sunday
7:30 am – 6:30 pm
(Pacific Time)

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IEX Heliport Locations

Long Beach

1175 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90820
(On the Queen Mary Property)

San Pedro

Berth 95
San Pedro, CA 90731
(Sea & Air Terminal, Fri – Sun Only)

Santa Ana

19301 Campus Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(ACI Jet, @ John Wayne Airport)


2800 North Clybourn Ave.
Burbank CA 91505
(Million Air @ Burbank Airport)


56 Pebbly Beach Rd.
Avalon CA  90704

IEX Helicopters Gift Cards

IEX Helicopters Gift Cards are the perfect gift for the person that has everything, so they think. Surprise your loved one with a gift unlike any other, create your own flight experience with a private charter or choose from our amazing packages and breathtaking tours. Give the gift of flight to that special someone on Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, Weddings, or just because.

Choose your Gift Card value, and create exciting adventures that will last a lifetime…

Call Guest Relations at (310) 510 2525 to purchase your Gift Card now!

People Love IEX
  • "Beyond Amazing" My first ride in a helicopter...It was amazing. From the customer service at the counters both in Long Beach and Catalina, to the pilots and the 15 min flight over to the island....can't say enough about how wonderful everything was. Thanks for a great experience. Will be back!!

    KTK113 Clemson
  • My family & I took the helicopter ride to Catalina this past weekend and it was fabulous. The facility, crew, & ride are all top notch. Super friendly and accommodating.

    Jason C. Woodland Hills, CA
  • Best time! A surprise for my hubby's 40th Birthday & our first date away from our kids in 4 years. We had the best time! Thank you! Amazing staff! You guys are awesome!!!!

    Camille Jones Caldera
  • I booked a full day packaged through Island Express helicopters and was thrilled and blown away by every step of the experience.

    Brian L T. Los Angeles, CA