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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy an aerial perspective on New York City that most visitors miss
Duration:
12–15 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Get a perspective on New York City that most visitors miss when you take to the air for a scenic helicopter tour. See Manhattan’s most iconic sights, from the Empire State Building to Central Park, in a matter of minutes; you even catch a glimpse of the majestic Statue of Liberty.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-15 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See many of Manhattan’s famous landmarks in a single ride
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day suit every itinerary
  • Your guide’s live commentary ensures you don’t miss any sights
What to expect
Based on your tour’s departure time—there are multiple tours throughout the day, from morning until sundown—make your way to the downtown Manhattan Heliport on the island’s southern tip. Following a safety briefing and preparations, climb aboard a comfortable helicopter and buckle in. As you take to the air, you are immediately rewarded with views over the city that most visitors miss out on. From this lofty vantage point, see many Manhattan’s most famous sights, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Hudson River and more. You also catch glimpses of landmarks beyond Manhattan, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Throughout the flight, enjoy your pilot’s guided commentary. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-15 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See many of Manhattan’s famous landmarks in a single ride
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day suit every itinerary
  • Your guide’s live commentary ensures you don’t miss any sights
What to expect
Based on your tour’s departure time—there are multiple tours throughout the day, from morning until sundown—make your way to the downtown Manhattan Heliport on the island’s southern tip. Following a safety briefing and preparations, climb aboard a comfortable helicopter and buckle in. As you take to the air, you are immediately rewarded with views over the city that most visitors miss out on. From this lofty vantage point, see many Manhattan’s most famous sights, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Hudson River and more. You also catch glimpses of landmarks beyond Manhattan, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Throughout the flight, enjoy your pilot’s guided commentary. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18421P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Shared Helicopter Flight (shared experience with other travelers)
  • Live commentary on board, Floor to ceiling windows, Climate controlled cabin
  • Heliport Landing and Facility Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
12–15 minutes
Departure details
  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA We are located at 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004. The heliport is a large gray cement building with a big clock on the front. Please let security know you are flying with Helicopter Flight Services and they will direct you to our staff.
Additional information
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing more than 275 lbs (124 kg) may be unable to fly. If passengers require a seat belt extender they will not be able to attend.
  • A current, valid, government-issued photo ID is required on the day of travel
  • All bags are subject to inspection. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • Shared Helicopter Flight (shared experience with other travelers)
  • Live commentary on board, Floor to ceiling windows, Climate controlled cabin
  • Heliport Landing and Facility Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA We are located at 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004. The heliport is a large gray cement building with a big clock on the front. Please let security know you are flying with Helicopter Flight Services and they will direct you to our staff.
Duration
12–15 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing more than 275 lbs (124 kg) may be unable to fly. If passengers require a seat belt extender they will not be able to attend.
  • A current, valid, government-issued photo ID is required on the day of travel
  • All bags are subject to inspection. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Last updated: 24 May 2022
A note from New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
We will demonstrate how life preservers are worn and you will put your own life preserver on. You will place your own belongings into complimentary lockers. Headsets will be provided without microphones and will be disinfected between flights. You will have the option to use disposable earplugs.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport
    6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
    We are located at 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004. The heliport is a large gray cement building with a big clock on the front. Please let security know you are flying with Helicopter Flight Services and they will direct you to our staff.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    HeliNY
    Statue of Liberty
    Ellis Island
    The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    MetLife Building
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Chrysler Building
    Central Park
    Empire State Building
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Brookfield Place
    Greenwich Village
    Manhattan Skyline
    Rockefeller Center
    New York Harbor
    Seaport District NYC
    Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    One World Trade Center
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Vicky O
Liverpool, UK8 contributions
So easy to book on line and the price was great. The welcome at the Heliport was friendly, welcoming,professional and everyone’s safety was paramount. Dave the pilot gave a great commentary (even though it was his first day haha) I would recommend using these guys for an unforgettable part of your NY trip.
Written 2 April 2022
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Kenneth L
Walnut, CA4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Seeing the Manhattan skyline from an aerial view was nothing short of breathtaking. It was an idea from our 5-year old daughter who saw it from a learning cartoon series where the characters flew in a helicopter to see the Statue of Liberty. She wanted to do the exact same thing! We all never been on a helicopter ride, so we asked a number of times whether she was sure. Each time she was confident with her answer, YES. We picked HeliNY and we were glad we made the right choice. Upon arrival, the amazing staff were professional, and removed any anxiety from flying which made the experience even more memorable. They were able to squeeze us into the 30-min ride because there was available seats on one of the helicopters. I definitely recommend the 30 min excursion because you don’t feel rushed and get a more time to soak in the breathtaking views of Manhattan. It’s something every one needs to try once in their lives. Add it to the bucket list! Thank you HeliNY!!!
Written 13 June 2022
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Amanda F
4 contributions
Feb 2021
I booked a helicopter ride for my boyfriend and I, and we were amazed by how beautiful the city was from the sky! Helicopter Flight Services was seamless to book and board, and the helicopter ride was smooth and relaxing. If you are new to NYC or have lived in NYC for years -- I highly recommend this ride. We started at the bottom of the East River, made our way around the Statue of Liberty, and went all the way up to the George Washington Bridge. To say it was gorgeous was an understatement.
Written 12 February 2021
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Bronwyn H
We're so happy to hear you had an amazing experience from start to finish with out team! Thank you for sharing your review on Tripadvisor!
Written 13 February 2021
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Connector593345
2 contributions
May 2022
We arrived about an hour and a half early due to being worried about the upcoming storm. They took us right in and we got to ride before the storm arrived, for which we were grateful. It was really fun! Our pilot was great and made the flight jokative yet informative!
Written 29 May 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia13,720 contributions
May 2022
Yes, it is expensive at around 200$ pp for a 12 minute flight, but it's a lifetime memory and worth it - so just do it.
It was a fantastic experience - great and unforgettable flight over NYC, and my very first on a helicopter.
TIP: if you're about to have bad weather, just call them and reschedule, like we did. Only 2 hours before our initial flight on May, 2 we asked them to reschedule us for tomorrow due to bad and cloudy, rainy weather. They approved that within minutes.
Company to recommend.
Written 23 June 2022
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Michael
16 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
The experience was great. 15 minutes flies by but at the same time, the pilot keeps you informed of what you’re seeing at each step. The ground staff are efficient and get you where you need to go. It was a man easy experience once you arrive. It was definitely a highlight for us and is definitely something that is worth the expense. It is worth searching online for a discount code too as there is usually one available to knock a few extra dollars off!
Written 28 December 2021
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Marc F
Beerse, Belgium10 contributions
Jun 2022
We ordered the 12-15 minutes tour over Manhattan. As the weather was not good on the day of reservation, we were called to rebook the flight. Two days later we could do the flight in perfect conditions and we even got an upgrade to the 18 minutes flight. When visiting New York the Helicopter tour with HeliNY is a must do !
Written 28 June 2022
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Nug97
County Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Jun 2022
Brilliant tour. Was a bit nervous throughout as I am not a great flyer but the pilot was lovely and professional and I felt very safe. I had to reschedule this tour numerous times due to covid and the customer service was just brilliant at promptly getting back to me and changing the days/times for our tour. You can tell safety is taken very serious here which i liked. The flight itself was fantastic. 10/15 minutes is plenty of time to see the sights. Seeing the statue of liberty and the skyline from above is just incredible, something you will never forget. Thoroughly enjoyed it, was a highlight of the trip.
Written 6 June 2022
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Finn B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
May 2022
Everything was very good!

Good organisation, nice people and safe! The only "bad" thing was that we booked a 12-15 minute tour and at the front desk they told us we got an upgrade for the 20 Minute tour for free. But that wasn't the fact it was actually the 12-15 Minute tour.

But I highly recommend this tour!
Written 19 May 2022
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Claire E
1 contribution
Apr 2022
One of the best things we did on our 4 day trip to NY.
Myself, my husband and both our children (13 and 20) loved it. Well organised and great, friendly pilot. It is short, about 15 to 20 mins but I would highly recommend and go as far as to say that once you have done this you wouldn't necessarily have to go up the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock or any other skyscraper as you would never better the view you can get from the helicopter.
Written 27 April 2022
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F9376IPamandinel
F9376IPamandinel
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Amazing and unforgettable experience
It was amazing! Unforgettable moment! It's a certain price but I have 0 regret. It was a magical moment, the organi
M2361ITmelissat
M2361ITmelissat
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Very cool experience
We did the New Yorker Tour that circled the Statue of Liberty and then went up the Hudson to Central Park and back.
Carlos D
Carlos D
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Amazing and exciting experience
From the moment that we arrived at location we were treated professionally and everything was explained to us. The
YvonnefromGermany
YvonnefromGermany
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Must Do, Won’t Regret
It was a top highlight of our NYC trip and we absolutely loved it. It was worth it every penny even though it was q
lamdencelia
lamdencelia
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Surprise trip!
This was a gift for my daughter and I and we loved it, heliport was easy to find and plenty of helpful staff to gui
alessandropF7153ES
alessandropF7153ES
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Great experience, I will come back for another ride next time I am in town
It was much better that I have imaged. The ground crew was delightful and made my girlfriend experience for here bi
jowef2021
jowef2021
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Not really worth it if you sit on the middle seat
It was overal a great experience and awesome view, but very hot inside the helicopter, too expensive and totally n
pamelah489
pamelah489
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Excellent
Excellent tour. From start to finish staff was polite and professional. Took my nephew to NY for an early birthday
717chipc
717chipc
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Worth the time & money
The pilots commentary, the views, exhilarating experience l. Statue of Liberty was fascinating at eye level & from
petrasZ6053UK
petrasZ6053UK
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Amazing Heli-Flight by Night
Flight:Everything allright -left us speechless Pilot: he was very funny and ride his heli very professionelly Booki
Dave P
Dave P
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A Fantastic way to see New York
Wow what an experience, we took the twilight flight as a group of 6 friends and were blown away with the whole expe
TeeMor8
TeeMor8
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Breathtaking
I was nervous as I booked this but friends persuaded me to do it and oh boy am I glad I did!! Great set up, put us
Z6933WNkyleh
Z6933WNkyleh
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Amazing memories!!
The ride was smooth and, Adrian, our pilot was beautiful and very knowledgeable. Thanks for the memorable experienc
mukeshten
mukeshten
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Helicopter flights over the Hudson
What an amazing experience from start to finish. Great welcome and very high on health and safety. My grandson sat
kriskellar
kriskellar
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Get your stuff together
If they are going to cancel a flight they shouldn’t wait until I travel for 30 minutes in the rain on a motorcycle
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