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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight provided by Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
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91% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
See New York City from the air for a new perspective on the city
Duration:
15m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
From downtown skyscrapers to the Statue of Liberty, New York City is larger than life, with an iconic skyline. This helicopter flight over the Hudson River gives you panoramic views of the city that you can’t get from street level. Spot One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building, and snap memorable photographs from above during this flight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Fly above the skyline with views of skyscrapers and top landmarks
  • Bring home unique photographs of New York
  • Frequent departures make it easy to squeeze into a busy day of sightseeing
What to expect
Make your way to a heliport at Pier 6 and the East River in downtown Manhattan to meet the pilot and climb into a state-of-the-art helicopter. Lift off above Manhattan as the view opens up to include city parks, buildings, and landmarks. On your trip, you’ll spot Governor’s Island, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor, and get an amazing perspective on the skyline. When you reach the WWII-era USS Intrepid, bank back along the Hudson River, watching for the Chrysler Building, MetLife Building, and Empire State Building. Keep your camera ready, as the top-down photo opportunities are unmatched from beginning to end. When your flight concludes, touch down at the Manhattan heliport, close to public transit and top Manhattan attractions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Fly above the skyline with views of skyscrapers and top landmarks
  • Bring home unique photographs of New York
  • Frequent departures make it easy to squeeze into a busy day of sightseeing
What to expect
Make your way to a heliport at Pier 6 and the East River in downtown Manhattan to meet the pilot and climb into a state-of-the-art helicopter. Lift off above Manhattan as the view opens up to include city parks, buildings, and landmarks. On your trip, you’ll spot Governor’s Island, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor, and get an amazing perspective on the skyline. When you reach the WWII-era USS Intrepid, bank back along the Hudson River, watching for the Chrysler Building, MetLife Building, and Empire State Building. Keep your camera ready, as the top-down photo opportunities are unmatched from beginning to end. When your flight concludes, touch down at the Manhattan heliport, close to public transit and top Manhattan attractions.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5024MANSKY
Important information
Inclusions
  • 12-15-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a US$40 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.
Duration
15m
Departure details
  • 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA Google Maps provides the correct navigation route, all other navigation options will take you to Chelsea Piers. Please ensure the end of route address matches the address above. Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Helicopter seating is based on a 4- or 6-passenger helicopter, whichever is available at the time of your tour
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
  • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • 12-15-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a US$40 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.
Departure details
  • 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA Google Maps provides the correct navigation route, all other navigation options will take you to Chelsea Piers. Please ensure the end of route address matches the address above. Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
Duration
15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Helicopter seating is based on a 4- or 6-passenger helicopter, whichever is available at the time of your tour
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
  • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    6 East River Piers
    6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Google Maps provides the correct navigation route, all other navigation options will take you to Chelsea Piers. Please ensure the end of route address matches the address above. Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
    See address & details
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    Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    ZIP AVIATION offers helicopter tours of New York City and private charter services from NYC to the entire Northeast United States. Three different helicopter tours of NYC are available, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length. Visit our location where you will watch a safety video and meet our team.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Governors Island National Monument
    Statue of Liberty
    New York Harbor
    Manhattan Skyline
    Lower Manhattan
    Empire State Building
    Ellis Island
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Rynorman
Cancelada, Spain125 contributions
We saw the helicopters making short tours of Manhattan Island from a short boat tour we were on and decided on the spur of the moment to see if they had any flights available as we hadn’t pre-booked on-line. The guys were really helpful and whilst I was concerned that we wouldn’t be able to get on (and we were leaving later that day) there was availability that we were able to take advantage of for the same price.
The helicopters were modern, safe and clean. The pilot, Jesse, was super-friendly and made us feel relaxed and comfortable. The tour was perfect and gave us great views of this impressive city
There was a comfortable reception and waiting area where we could take refreshments before the tour and we had a safety briefing before the flight.
A great way to see the city and take great videos and photos. Particular thanks to Neftali for getting us on the flight and Xavier for helping us on and off the helicopter, as well as our pilot Jesse previously mentioned
Highly recommended
Written 28 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MLF
New Jersey2 contributions
I took this helicopter tour last summer, before all the chaos that 2020 brought, and it definitely ranks as one of my all-time favorite things to do in NYC. Captain Andrew Woods, the pilot, made the whole experience so incredibly amazing. I was a little nervous at the start, but he quickly made me feel very relaxed – perhaps it was his warm and witty Irish charm. Getting to sit up front with the pilot didn’t hurt either. The helicopter ride was very smooth and comfortable. Andrew had some great music playing in our headsets as we flew over Manhattan. He gave us interesting information along the way and pointed out things to us ahead of time so we knew what to expect and where to point our cameras. This was a truly unique experience, and I highly recommend. It’s something you will remember forever.
Written 4 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello MLF3NJ, Thank you for your review. You are right, a helicopter ride is a unique and uncomfortable experience. We're glad you had an unforgettable experience! Cheers!
Written 30 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Noor
3 contributions
Jun 2021
A day I will never forget! My flight got delayed, so i got stuck in New York city during corona. Decided to do a helicopter tour.
I was lucky and was sitting in the cockpit next to the pilot.
He showed and explained everything, and knew the best places for amazing pictures, also felt safe.
Thanks Andrew Woods and the rest of the crew for this experience!

Noor Gierveld, Netherlands
Written 26 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Discover58044946702
Hello Noorgierv, We're glad you were able to take your Tour with us. We will share your review with Pilot Andrew Woods and our Heliport Staff. They will be delighted! Cheers! Thank you!
Written 7 September 2021
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Pálína B
Reykjavik, Iceland1 contribution
Apr 2022
Very happy with our flight. Quick and professional service both before and after the flight. Everything ran smoothly. We couldn´t hear the tour guide tape for the first minutes of the flight - then it was fixed. Highly recommend.
Written 25 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kim S
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
The flight was incredible, but soo short. Tip: sit on the right side, then you can see the central park (and city) longer and better. The pilot was really friendly and funny and did a great job :)
Written 21 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

arpeeone
Long Beach, CA43 contributions
Unbelievable experience. From the moment I met the guys out front to the time we left it was spectacular. The staff were ALL amazing, especially Daniel. He was so helpful and nice. The pilot was great too. When we circled the Statue of Liberty it brought tears to my eyes. Everything looked so different and made me appreciate New York that much more. Thanks.
Written 14 June 2021
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Caroline S
Salisbury, UK14 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
We came across this by accident and were on a flight within the hour. Our pilot was Andrew Woods who made the whole experience extra special for us. The view is stunning and a memory that will last forever.
Do book with this company and ask for Andrew.
Written 4 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tracey S
Nottinghamshire24 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Booked a helicopter flight with my family as part of my 50th Birthday celebrations. The whole experience was excellent from booking to the flight itself. I was very lucky to be seated in the front of the helicopter next to the pilot. I was slightly nervous beforehand as I didn't know what to expect, but I was amazed at how smooth the flight was despite there being a slight breeze on the day! The pilot was lovely and very informative. The photo opportunities were amazing. Definitely something I will never ever forget.

I would also like to say a special thank you to Andrew. What a lovely chap! We met Andrew when we popped in to book our flight. We got chatting and during our conversation I happened to mention that we hadn't used the subway in NY as I didn't even use the underground in the UK. He put my mind at ease about using the subway in NY and actually went out of his way to help us by walking us to the nearest station and organising tickets for us to travel on the underground. Andrew, we were touched by your kindness that day and I am pleased to report that we travelled on the Subway every day after that initial trip.
Written 17 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

emilia b
1 contribution
First of all the entire flight lasted 8 or 9 minutes and not 15 as they present it, but that wouldn’t have been such an issue if the entire experience was ruined by the attitude of the stuff upon return. While they were very nice before booking the trip upon return, when we were walking back from the helicopter and wanting to turn for a sec and make a photo of the view the member of the stuff pushed us in a very rude and disrespectful manner not even letting us to finish the sentence or listening to what we wanted to do. This totally ruined it all for us and I am sorry we haven’t filed a complaint. I wouldn’t go back or recommend it to an of my friends in the future.
Written 6 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Emilia B, We are sorry that your experience with us is less than stellar. We truly work hard to make each Helicopter Tour memorable. I see that you wanted to take photos after the the Helicopter has landed (after the Tour). The secure flight deck is regulated by Heliport Management (not Zip) and they are very strict when it comes to offloading passengers and making sure nobody lingers. This is for safety reasons. The flight deck is very busy and active with Helicopters flying in and flying out on a specific schedule. Having said that, please be assured that the ground staff is trained to be firm but respectful at all times. I sincerely apologize if some staff members did not communicate this safety issue to you in a more respectful manner. We will re-evaluate our training program to ensure that this does not happen again.
Written 19 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bdingleprof
New York City, NY11 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Literally took us longer to find parking and walk to the place than we spend on the event. Really not a good investment. Views were cool, but quickly disappointing.
Written 20 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing 😉
I want to give ZIP AVIATION my special thanks for the amazing and incredible flight that I’ve experienced this week
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