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New York City

New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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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. Tours are held throughout the day, so you can choose a departure time that suits your schedule.
  • Enjoy an aerial perspective on New York City that most visitors miss
  • 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, Chrysler Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Greenwich Village, One World Trade Center, and the Hudson River. 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. The flight lands back at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, where the tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Helicopter Flight Services Inc, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Helicopter + Midtown Shuttle
11/21/2019 - 1/4/2020Thursday - Saturday:11:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Helicopter Tour Only
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Saturday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Heliport landing and facility fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Optional upgrade to include Roundtrip Shuttle Service from Midtown Manhattan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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. Infant rates apply for children under 2; infants will sit on parents' laps
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Incredible experience! The view is one in a life time. I recommend HeliNY for sure. Crews are just great!
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I think that when coming to New York you can't miss to make such an esperience! The HeliNY crew Is very friendly and professional and Will make sure you nave a great Flight!
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This was the highlight of our NY trip. To see this amazing city from above was an absolute pleasure with a team that was passionate and knowledgeable and with our best interests in mind. The views were superb and the commentary was informative. Highly recommended. A great way to
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I went all by myself and was scared to death at first but this experience was just so amazing! You get swept away by a wave of adrenaline and totally forget about your fear. Everyone is so professional and kind - 5 stars from me! Truly a once in a lifetime experience!
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I have just done helicopter tour over the Manhattan and it was awesome experience. I would never been able to see so much from NY without it. I loved it. It will make your stay in NY unforgettable
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About the operator
By: Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours
2,170 reviews
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County Dublin, Ireland
Really good fun. Highly recommend! Great way to see the city. Fantastic service and pilot gave an amazing tour!
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Talita A
If you're confused on which building to go up to to see the views, I recommend going on this Heli NY ride and see
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
We had a great flight. The company is professional, the helicopter very good and the pilot gave an excellent
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Madrid, Spain
Loved it, incredible experience!!!
We had already been in NYC a few times but never thought about doing the helicopter ride and we loved it!! We
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
Flying High
The helicopter ride was great. The weather conditions affected the flight as it was not as fast as expected.
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Brittany S
View of the city
Everything was first class. This operation is run seriously smooth, very accomadating. perfect night...
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Eleonora R
Just Amazing!!
Incredible experience! The view is one in a life time. I recommend HeliNY for sure. Crews are just great!
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Amazing view of the city
I think that when coming to New York you can't miss to make such an esperience! The HeliNY crew Is very friendly
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Ann Q
Fantastic experience
Amazing way to see New York, front row seats. Great photos and a wonderful memory for our visit. Highly recommend
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Fantastic experience. Great start to weekend break with girlfriends. Staff helpful and friendly. Would highly
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Helicopter trip
Fantastic flight! Highly recommended! Very helpful friendly staff. Beautiful sunny day helped! Great photos
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Claremont, South Africa
Helicopter ride of a lifetime
What a fantastic view of New York! Well worth it. The pilot pointed out all the sights and answered all the
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Napier, New Zealand
Sights of Manhatten
This was the highlight of our NY trip. To see this amazing city from above was an absolute pleasure with a team
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What an experience!
An extraordinary experience on a clear sunny November morning what better way to see New York than from the air.
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The flight was awesome! A brilliant way to feel and see NYC. We took the 4pm flight and had an amazing sunset
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