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New York City

New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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Discover New York City’s must-see sites from above on this helicopter tour of Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond. See dazzling skyscrapers and elegant bridges, the towering Palisades and sprawling Central Park, Yankee Stadium and Grant’s Tomb, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Multiple departures are available to suit your schedule and all fees and surcharges are included.
  • Take a thrilling helicopter ride to see New York City from above
  • Enjoy unrivaled aerial views of Manhattan’s most spectacular sites
  • Choose from a variety of departure times to suit your schedule
  • Avoid surprises with all fees and surcharges included in the tour price
What to Expect
Embark on your tour at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, near the southern tip of New York City’s most striking borough. Begin with a jaunt around its soaring skyscrapers—the Freedom Tower, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center. Cruise over the harbor and take in views of France’s famous gift to the United States, the Statue of Liberty, the tiny island where your great grand grandparents may have entered America, and the world’s first steel suspension bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge. Extend your tour and head north up the Hudson River, checking out America’s first public park (Central Park), one of the country’s oldest universities (Columbia) and the jarringly beautiful Palisades, the sheer cliffs rising just west of Manhattan. The tour also includes the Verrazano Bridge, Grant’s Tomb, Yankee Stadium, George Washington Bridge, Chelsea Piers and more.
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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

11/21/2020 - 1/4/2021Thursday - 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
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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 over 275 lbs may be unable to fly. If passengers require a seat belt extender they will be unable 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 their parents lap.
  • 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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Great experience to see all over the rooftops of New York; really nice pilot who explains what you see from the helicopter; very nice ground personell. Would definitely recommend the flight if you wanna experience sth special in NYC! :)
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So worth it!! The views over manhattan from the sky are truly amazing! Super friendly and smooth service! 👍
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Fantastic views... great experience to do... all thoroughly enjoyed to do once in a lifetime... gives you a great feeling for why New York is special
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first helicopter flight, incredible and amazing! My friend and me went in NYC and had the best trip and skyline view ever! 100% recommendable!
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Pilot presented interesting insights about the city. My first ride in a copter was a great experience!
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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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