Palau is home to another new helicopter tour operator, Rock Island Helicopters, which operates a Bell 206 jet Ranger helicopter out of Malakal. Palau veteran pilot Matt Harris is at the helm.
Rock Island Helicopters offers 20, 40, and 60 minute scenic flights, as well as special charters for photography and wildlife surveys. There is no extra charge for doors-off photography charters.
About Palau: Located in the westernmost corner of Micronesia, Palau is an archipelago of more than 586 islands with about 20,000 inhabitants and was the world’s first official Shark Sanctuary, setting the pace for many other destinations to follow suit. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s best dive destinations, Palau is the ultimate paradise for the adventurous traveler, boasting some of the most spectacular water features and beaches as well as the world famous, swim friendly Jellyfish Lake and Rock Islands, which was recently inscribed onto United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. With 1,450 species of fish and 500 species of coral, some have called Palau the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”, while others have identified Palau as “One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World.” For more information about Palau, please visit www.visit-palau.com