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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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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
HeliNY - 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.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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.

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Traveler Tips


  • "But time passes too quickly, so be careful: If you spend all your air time taking pictures you miss the experience!" See review
  • "The duration was indeed 20 minutes as described and there were no extra costs to pay." See review

Reviews

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star-3
Good but ride was short.
Laura_V
, May 2022
Tour was nice. However, I paid for a 17-20 min ride which was the second option for $568 and got a ride under 15 min which was way cheaper than what I paid for. Other than that, the experience was nice
star-5
Loved the ride
Irina_P
, May 2022
Very smooth ride, unique views, great pilot and guide, would love to go again. Had my brother and dad with me and it was one of the most memorable experiences ever.
star-5
Even chillinging flying a second time.
Ingo_O
, Apr 2022
This was the second Heli flight for me around Manhattan weithin five yerros. I felt the same chilling experience that I had the first time. If you visit NYC a Heli flight is an absolut „must“ in your tour plan.
star-5
Wonderful
Riyadh_A
, Apr 2022
One of the best experience I had I recommend it strongly If you visit New York, Then don’t loss this chance to see everything Staff are very helpful and well trained
star-5
It was great fun and a...
GUILLERMO_P
, Apr 2022
It was great fun and a perfect way to see NYC from the sky, having a picture of the entire city and its ski line and bridges
star-5
Fantastic helicopter tour
Inge_L
, Apr 2022
We have a wonderful tour - great experience and helpful staff. We enjoyed the flight. We recommend to join the tour.
star-5
New POV
John_S
, Apr 2022
We have spent a lot of time in NYC. This was a brilliant new experience! Thank you for a new POV of NYC and for making it so easy from start to ride finish.
star-5
Excellent experience
Aideen_B
, Apr 2022
Bought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend. Definitely the best experience we did on this holiday. Nothing compares to seeing the sights from a helicopter. Highly recommend
star-5
The best experience in NYC
Raphael_G
, Apr 2022
Just do it! The best NYC experience I ever had. The organization is perfect from entering the building till the end. I loved it
star-5
What a great ride!
Brent_C
, Apr 2022
My daughter and I loved this experience. She has a fear of heights, but this did not scare her at all. We both really enjoyed our time and it was a great way to get perspective on New York City. We did the ultimate experience and I highly recommend.

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