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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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New York County, United States

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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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, 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.
Live commentary on board
Heliport Landing and facility fees
Fuel surcharge
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
3/1/2020 - 3/31/2022
Monday - Saturday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 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. 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 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.

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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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
  • "If you're willing to pay that amount but you want to focus on Manhattan, I recommend this one." See review
  • "The duration was indeed 20 minutes as described and there were no extra costs to pay." See review

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Breath taking views
Shelome_T
, Sep 2020
Everyone was professional and extremely nice. Our pilot was so sweet. It was a pleasure having him. The views were magical! It’s so much better seeing the city from above.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for sharing your experience with us! It's great to hear our whole team helped you to enjoy the magical views!
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Dont miss it!!
Hemica_R
, Aug 2020
Wonderful experience. 20 min ride from the downtown to uptown Manhattan. Totally worth it! A shared ride will be better than a private ride. If you are going with a couple, the other passengers will help you to take pictures of you guys and you do the same for them
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor! It's great to hear that everyone on your flight was so friendly!
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For a sunny day in NYC
Julie_W
, Jul 2020
I reserved this for my husbands bday right after quarantine and it was perfect. He loved it. Definitely will do it again.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you for choosing us to help you celebrate your husbands birthday! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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New York Helicopter Tour
grigorvassilev
, Oct 2019
Great visit, a bit short. Personally I have expected to see some spots from East river side. Well organised. Amasing views of Manhattan.
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If you have the chance: do it!
HaroldJdK
, Sep 2019
During the booking stage I was not so sure if I had made the right choice helicopter flight. There are many offers, would this be the right one?? But let me reassure you: from welcoming us, giving safety instruction to the flight itself, all was organized in a personal and very efficient way. The 18 to 20 minute fight we booked was worth every dollar. Of course we were extremely lucky with the weather. The pilot gave us some useful information about all the mayor sights down below. From every seat we had a excellent view. I can recommend this tour.
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So neat
f3wcraj
, Jul 2019
No problems at all , worth every penny............ Wonderful experience. Plan to do it again ; and take my grandchildren
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Manhattan on a Saturday
E1963CZchrisw
, Jul 2019
Excellent trip with a perfect commentary from the pilot. Support team was efficient and helpful. Just wish I had booked a longer trip.
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Highlight of my life
Sightsee67004427129
, Jun 2019
This was the most amazing thing we’ve ever had done. The staff was great! Friendly and knowledgeable. The only thing I think I was bummed out about is the photo before we got on to the helicopter. That is something I really wanted to buy after but they only took one picture and my hair was flying all around. I think that they need to have one on stand by for prior to flight or don’t take it at all.
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Amazing birthday!
ultimatefletch
, May 2019
I booked this tour for my wife and I for her birthday, and she couldn't have been happier with the experience. Neither of us had been on a helicopter before, and we both found it to be an awesome unique perspective on the city, flying alongside and near the tops of the buildings. Safety instructions were straightforward and easy to follow, and we had no doubt we were in good hands with the pilot & crew. (No less than an amusement park ride.) The pilot provided some fun facts about the landmarks we flew by, which added to the experience. Note to others as we weren't sure what to expect from the Viator description: The helicopter seated seven people plus the pilot, in two rows. Even in a middle back seat, I didn't feel like I missed any views - there was enough glass all around to see well on either side, and pilot also went out-and-back on each leg of the route, so people on both sides got a direct view of every landmark.
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Birthday trip
Daydream57075191863
, Apr 2019
Friendly & competent staff. Made us feel very relaxed. Great views ! Highly recommend this flight & will do it again!

Product code: 18421P2

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