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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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Safety measures
icon17 to 20 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Enjoy a helicopter sightseeing tour around New York City
  • Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day
  • All facility and service fees plus a fuel surcharge are included
  • See landmarks like Yankee Stadium, Central Park, and Ellis Island

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour puts you in the sky for views from the Statue of Liberty to Yankee Stadium.
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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
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA

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.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY HeliNY

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.

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Reviews

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279 Reviews

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Alejandra
Alejandra_R
, Sep 2021
The staff was amazing! My friend and I were running a bit late and they did their best to help us out, going above and beyond so get we would be able to into our flight! Tour was very entertaining with amazing views 😍
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for flying with us, Alejandra! We are glad we were able to get you onto your flight and share our view from the sky.
star-5
Memories in the making
Kerri_W
, Sep 2021
Such a great experience. Took my Niece and Nephew from Washington state. My Nephew was able to sit in front with the pilot. Took tons of great pics and videos. Outstanding views of the city and Statue of Liberty. Definitely worth the money. An experience they will never forget.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Kerri, what a great gift! Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
star-5
Awesome experience
Ajit_S
, Aug 2021
Watching the big apple up from sky is really memorable. The team is really great and helpful . Very well organised.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We're so pleased we were able to give you such a memorable experience! Thanks for the review!
star-5
Amazing
Vianny_C
, Aug 2021
Great experience, awesome service! The crew was very friendly overall amazing! I took my boyfriend for his birthday and he enjoyed this surprise.
star-1
Not worth it!
Bna
, Aug 2021
Not worth it! My boyfriend and I paid $600 to be seated together and to enjoy the experience together but one was seated with the pilot in front and other at the back. If we wanted to do this experience alone, we would’ve gone alone. Also, the views are disappointing, only over the Hudson River, so you’re basically just seeing the skyline but from a little higher altitude. And honestly, I’ve seen better views of the skyline from Brooklyn.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. Seating in the helicopter is determined by the weights of all passengers as we need to safely balance the aircraft. There is one seat up front next to the pilot, which is often considered the best seat. We do accept seating requests and if a couple requests not to be separated for their flight our staff will do their best to make sure they are seated together in the cabin if it is safe to do so.  The tour routes are heavily restricted by city regulations and flying directly over the city is not permitted. Aall tour routes are over the Hudson River viewing the skyline at about 1500 ft. We believe a helicopter tour of New York City provides a unique experience where you can see the whole island of Manhattan from above within 20 minutes.
star-5
Great birthday
AbbeyRobin_D
, Aug 2021
They really took special care for my son’s birthday and made us feel so special. Unforgettable experience!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We're honored to have been able to make your son's birthday just even more special!
star-5
Best part of our New York trip!!!
lizzylongo
, Jul 2021
Best part of my visit to New York!! Great way to see the city and get an idea of how amazing New York is!! The helicopter ride was safe and very professional!! I felt so comfortable and would highly recommend it!!! If you thinking about and not quite sure…. Just do it!! We did and I have no regrets! Something I’ll remember forever!!!’ Must do!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We're thrilled that we were the best part of your New York trip! That's a big honor! Thank you so much for sharing your review of flying with us!
star-5
Worth it every penny
Group-of-5
, Jul 2021
Wonderful time. Everyone was very polite. There was a gentleman from Dominican Republic who was very friendly, and answer all my kids questions. You can’t beat this view It is worth it!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We glad to hear there was a wonderful time for the adults and kids!
star-5
Great experience
Kevin_Hevey
, Jul 2021
Very smooth ride with an excellent view of the sites. We were very pleased with the experience and would recommend it to everyone
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Happy to share the excellent views of NYC with you! Thanks so much for recommendation!
star-5
Great experience!
GD2
, Jul 2021
We had a great ride! The check-in process was incredibly fast, the staff was kind, and we hopped right on the helicopter--no time wasted. A shared flight can feel a little cramped, but it goes by so quickly it's not a big deal. The views were amazing and we had a great time!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We're so happy you had a great time! Thanks for the thorough review!

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