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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

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It might seem impossible to see the highlights of New York City in just a few minutes, but this small-group helicopter tour makes it a reality. Listen to commentary from your pilot as you fly by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, the Chrysler Building, and other landmarks. See more of the city on this tour than you would in an entire day of exploring by foot.
  • Whirlwind helicopter tour allows you to see Manhattan's highlights
  • In-depth commentary on the sights from your guide
  • Perfect for those short on time who want a comprehensive overview
  • Small group guaranteed—the helicopter seats five to six people
  • Easy to fit into your schedule, with several departure times
What to Expect
After booking, call the tour company to reserve your preferred time. The tour leaves frequently from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Arrive with plenty of time prior to your flight, and be prepared to pay the heliport fee. After boarding the helicopter, sit back and enjoy the panoramic views as your pilot (and guide) narrates the sights through your personal headset. Fly over the World Financial Center and whiz by the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings. See the MetLife Building and the Woolworth Building on the way over to the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, and Ellis Island. See more sights in a few minutes than you could in a day of exploring by foot. With no lines or crowds, it’s a perfect option for those short on time. After your whirlwind tour, land back at the heliport and be on your way to explore further.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Liberty Helicopters Sightseeing Tours and Charter, 6 E River Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Entry/Admission - Liberty Helicopters
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include the heliport fee, USD$40.00 per person, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tours are not private. All helicopters seat 5-6 passengers
  • Tour operator reserves the right to upgrade, alter or terminate any or all sightseeing tours due to security, weather or acts of God
  • Weight restrictions may apply. In general, passengers may not exceed 350lbs (159 kg) and all safety equipment must fit properly
  • Children 0-1 years are free. These children must ride on a parent or guardian's lap. Lap children must weigh less than 35 lbs (15 kg) and will be weighed on the day of flight. Parents must also bring proof of age. Children who occupy a seat will be charged at the regular rate regardless of age or weight
  • All guests must observe the following security requirements:
  • Must have a valid photo ID (i.e. - Passport or Drivers License)
  • Must check in all bags with security
  • No handbags or carry on bags will be allowed on the flight
  • Must walk through a metal detector
  • Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed onboard once they clear through security (disposable cameras available for purchase at heliport and will be allowed onboard the aircraft as well)
  • Due to federal law this flight does not fly directly over New York City
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I booked a tour with Liberty Helicopter tours for a Monday morning slot to surprise my partner. I had a missed call whilst in New York, and when I returned the call I was told my pre-booked slot had to be rescheduled as President Trump was using the air space. Fair enough. My
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Fantastic experience! Really friendly staff, efficient service and of course wonderful views of this amazing city!
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We booked a helicopter tour for my birthday. Unfortunately the inclement weather meant a postponement. I did call to confirm our booking on the morning of the scheduled flight as requested and was told there was a chance it would not go ahead as planned and the company promised
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The staff and experience from start to finish was amazing and would definately do this again and recommend to anyone.
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This was a great highlight of our holiday in NYC. Staff were welcoming, finding the place was easy, and everything was explained clearly. The pilot was knowledgeable, safety was managed carefully, and we all go to see some really great sights. I'd definitely recommend.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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