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The answer is probably no for all practical purposes. In most countries, landing a helicopter on a vessel is a matter of agreement between those responsible for the vessel (e.g. owner and captain), and the aircraft. In addition, there may be flag state requirements on the vessel for manning of the helicopter landing deck with appropriately trained crew and ...


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The answer is yes you can and no you may not. Like another answer states, it is about permission and capabilities. They probably have the capabilities for the sake of emergencies. They don’t allow it for the sake of practicality. Cruise ships contain a lot of guest. A lot of paying guests. A lot of paying guests who don’t own helicopters. Helicopters are ...


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The Aogashima village home page summarizes your options nicely, although only in Japanese: Basically, there are no direct options, you have to transit via Hachijojima. The ferry leaves daily except Sundays at 10 AM (2:30, ¥2,590), but is subject to weather conditions and apparently only goes out around 60% of the time (!). The helicopter is daily at 9:...


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Having now done it, it's worth noting several things. ANA flies between Tokyo and Hachijojima three times daily. The first flight of the day gets you in with about 90 minutes to spare before the ferry, and you have plenty of time to get to the ferry departure. The ferry to Aogashima is 2.5 hours and is basically a cargo ship with tatami mats. Or you can ...


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Technically helicopters can land (well, almost), but Viking Line says that In more serious cases we can use helicopter transport or evacuation boat.


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I don't know if there's a comprehensive resource, but it's going to be a pretty limited list, so here's a community wiki for it. For inclusion, the hotel must both have their own helipad (flights nearby don't count) and offer regular, bookable helicopter transfer services (unused/emergency-only helipads don't count): The Peninsula, Hong Kong. If the Rolls ...


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There is a scheduled helicopter route from Malaga (Spain) to Ceuta (Spain, Africa mainland). There are two more (as I write) flights today: Flight no. HTY242 departs 10 Feb. 2020 at 18:35 arriving 19:05 Flight no. HTY210 departs 10 Feb. 2020 at 21:25 arriving 21:55 The distance is 71 miles (114 kilometers).


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Vas'kovo airport of Arkhangelsk has scheduled helicopter flights to Shoina at a total distance of ~420 km: The last column is price (С for plane, В for helicopter). I assume same route can be flown with either plane or helicopter, what does that depend on, I know not. Btw, it costs slightly less than $300 one way. I'm yet to try that, hope to do that one ...


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It's no big deal to have a chopper on a cruise ship, example: http://travelweekly.com/Blogs/Dispatch/Riding-the-helicopter-on-the-Scenic-Eclipse ($400 a flight) It's unlikely that the specific cruise brand asked about would have this service, or, it would be widely advertised. Like the other answerers, I have no factual information on whether the specific ...


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There are scheduled helicopter flights twice daily between Værøy Heliport and Bodø, Norway. Flights are operated by Lufttransport. The same company also has flights between the settlements of Svalbard. Booking a month in advance yields round trip prices of 1852 NOK (€205). There are also many settlements in Greenland where the only form of scheduled ...


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About 20 years ago I sent a couple of nights in Grand Canyon Village. I flew with Papillon from Grand Canyon Airport, on the south rim of the canyon, around 70 miles NW of Flagstaff, AZ. I just showed up and booked that their desk at the airport, but I imagine you would do that well in advance online these days. It cost around $85 per person for an hour ...


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