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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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icon12 to 15 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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 and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Enjoy a helicopter sightseeing tour over Manhattan
  • Choose from multiple departure times
  • Experience breathtaking aerial views
  • See iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and Central Park
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Live commentary on board
Heliport landing and facility fees
Fuel surcharge
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Helicopter Flight Services, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, Manhattan, NY 10004, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Helicopter Flight Services

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.

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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: Manhattan Highlights?
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: Manhattan Highlights.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?
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: Manhattan Highlights.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?
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: Manhattan Highlights.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?
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: Manhattan Highlights.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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

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Reviews

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One for your world touring bucket list.
Robert_G
, Oct 2020
Enjoyable experience with the New York Helicopter tour. Professional service people. Great first time ride, great views of the city in a comfortable cabin, only five passengers which left two sets between four us in the back seats. Wife and I found only one detraction for the low volume on the headset missing some call outs on the sight seeing but overall very good experience. Bucket list worthy.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Robert, We're so happy you chose to check helicopter ride over NYC off your bucket list with us! Thank you for sharing that you had a great experience both views and staff wise! I'm sorry you both had headset trouble, the volume can be changed on the headsets, a previous passenger may have turned the volume down without us realizing. I'll pass this feedback on to the operations manager!
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Obstructed views of Manhattan
Rebecca_F
, Sep 2020
Your view of the city is entirely dependant on which side of the helicopter cabin you are on, I was on the left side and the city was on the right. I had obstructed views looking over 2 people to my right blocking the windows. Description of the tour sights is also very misleading, I booked the "Manhattan Highlights" to fly over the skyscrapers and see from above the city...you only do a lap around the water and dont see much of the city.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Rebecca, All our tours are flown above the Hudson River due to NYC regulations that do not allow us to fly directly above the city. I will work to update our Viator page to make sure this is more clear. The helicopter takes passengers north and then turns around so that passengers on both sides can see the city.
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Put us on the wrong tour
Quena_Q
, Sep 2020
We got there a 45 minutes earlier than out tour time(30 is recommended) and the guy that checked us in said it was great that we were so early. He said look I’m going to do you guys a favor and put you on an earlier flight. It’s longer, about 20min(ours was scheduled for 15) so it’s better for you guys. We think how great! But then we get on the tour it’s the Hudson River tour, not the Manhattan Highlights tour. So we circle around the Statue of Liberty, fly up the Hudson, and fly back. EXACTLY what I didn’t want. I researched so much for this trip and picked one specifically that didn’t do that because all the nj ones did this. We missed the long list of sights we were supposed to see. And as we are waiting we can see the staff happy that they put us on this one so they could fill up the helicopter that wasn’t full, and that they just had a few people left for the day. I feel so cheated that I didn’t get what I paid for, and even worse, I see on the way back to the helicopter pad the helicopter I was supposed to be on going over the Brooklyn bridge and south street seaport like I was supposed to. Hate my experience. Can’t look back on it fondly because of this, and I’ll never recommend anyone to do this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Quena, I apologize for any confusion over the route of the tour your purchased. All of our tours build upon each other. Being upgraded to a longer tour will mean that you will always see the same sights as the Manhattan Highlights Tour, which flies predominantly over the Hudson River. When you depart and land from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport you are flying right by the South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge, the flight itself never flies above the Brooklyn Bridge. It's likely that the aircraft you saw flying north along the East River was a private charter flight. I am going to review the wording on our Viator page to ensure that the route is more clear in the future.
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Manhattan heli
DavidL15379
, Jan 2019
Good. But back seat middle not optimum seat for view pilot knowledge good n interesting on guide to NY . Probably not great value ie cost versus delivered . Make sure u check confirmation from viator. They screwed up my time .Luckily not a big deal as helicopter company adjusted in their system
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star-5
This was an amazing experience! We...
Carrie28hope
, Oct 2017
This was an amazing experience! We saw so much at once it was easier to put into perspective where we were when we weren't in the helicopter. We would definitely do it again!
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Helicopter ride was amazing, we...
Lorraine M
, Sep 2017
Helicopter ride was amazing, we watched a short Health and Safety presentation prior to our flight. We got fitted with a life jacket then made our way out to helicopter. The views over manhattan were fabulous, the scenery was stunning and we were really lucky with the weather. Only downside the pilot spent most of his time talking to other pilots, eventually towards the end of the trip pointed out some landmarks to us. All in all an amazing ride over manhattan, well worth the money!
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Disappointed in this as could not hear...
Rosemary M
, May 2017
Disappointed in this as could not hear the commentary.
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star-5
Very professional company...
rosep01
, Apr 2017
Very professional company, everything was very well organised from start to finish. Had wonderful views of Manhattan and our pilot pointed out all the points of interest. A wonderful and amazing way to celebrate my birthday.
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Great experience. The helicopter...
stephen b
, Sep 2016
Great experience. The helicopter semd better than the others with larger windows. We were a little bit late so got very quick service through the terminal and was up in the air before we knew it. The pilot was also great. A lot of money for the short trip but one of those things you don't do every day.
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Great flight but unfortunately the...
alex y
, Jul 2016
Great flight but unfortunately the route was quite restricted to above the hudson river.. guess it is due to air space restriction after 9-11.
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