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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience

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Get a rare view of the Manhattan skyline from above on this short small group helicopter tour. Listen to the pilot’s live commentary from personal headsets, ensuring you don’t miss any landmarks along the way. Capture photos of the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park, and make memories to last a lifetime.
You'll start at
Linden Airport
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  • Pass by Statue of Liberty
    Pass by Ellis Island
    Pass by One World Trade Center
    Pass by Chrysler Building
    Pass by Empire State Building
    Pass by Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    Pass by Times Square
    Pass by Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Pass by Central Park
    Pass by Roosevelt Island
    Pass by Brooklyn Bridge
You'll end at
Linden Airport
1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, USAPassengers can drive to Linden Municipal Airport, there is free parking at the airport.  Train transport runs from New York Penn Station operated by NJ Transit. Round trip adult ticket is $17. Take the Trenton (Northeast Corridor) Line or the Long Branch (North Jersey Coast) Line direct to Linden Train station. A shuttle service will be available from the station to the Airport (please advise at time of flight reconfirmation if you will be using the shuttle service)
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  • Unparalleled aerial views of Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor
  • Fly past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Central Park
  • Personal headsets ensure you can hear the pilot’s commentary
  • Choose from flexible departure times to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Make your own way to Linden Municipal Airport in New Jersey (a 35-minute train ride from New York Penn Station). On arrival, receive a safety briefing and overview of the trip itinerary. After takeoff, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island come into view. Keep your camera at the ready for a bird’s-eye view of the Manhattan skyline from above. As you fly over Williamsburg and the Brooklyn bridges, you spot the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and United Nations. The pilot’s live commentary ensures you never miss a landmark. Next fly over Central Park—this is a rare opportunity that many helicopter tours do not include. You also get a look at Times Square and Rockefeller Center from above before continuing along the Hudson River. End the tour on a high note by soaring past the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial, before returning to the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Linden Airport, 1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, USA
25–30 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Heliport Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from NYC (Roundtrip adult ticket is $17)
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Additional Info
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 285 lbs 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. Only camera, cell phone and sunglasses can be brought aboard. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infant rates apply for children under 2; infants will sit on their parents lap.
  • This tour DOES NOT include Hotel Pick-ups.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Louismg wrote a review Mar 2020
Nowhere10 contributions4 helpful votes
I went for the 17-20 minutes tour with my teenage girl. I was afraid it would be too short but we had plenty of time to soak it in and appreciate the experience. If you are on the fence because of the cost, do not think in "dollars per minute". It has nothing to do with that.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thanks so much for your great review!! The Ultimate Tour is definitely a great option to catch a view of the city from above! So great to hear you enjoyed your experience!
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Paul V wrote a review Mar 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our helicopter flight exceeded our expectations. It was our best NY experience of the trip. Can’t imagine a better place to do a helicopter flight.
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear we were the highlight of your trip!
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Lauren J wrote a review Jan 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom2 contributions
We had a great flight with Alice, our lovely and knowledgeable pilot. It was a real treat to see the city from above and a definite highlight of our first trip to New York. All the ground staff were helpful and friendly and thoroughly recommend!
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Jo A wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful flight!Perfect organization! Highly recommanded! Must to do! Amazing memory ! Team really friendly thx u
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Date of experience: January 2020
Lc92210 wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
What a wonderfull experience ! Perfect to make some terrific pictures of NyC Super team and organization !
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 25–30 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
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