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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  15 minutes (approx.)

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Book and travel by 20 Dec, 2014 and receive a FREE photo commemorating your flight experience - a $20 value!

See New York's famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating 15-minute helicopter tour. You'll come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty as you fly above the Hudson River. Admire the iconic Empire State Building, the silver Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the sprawling green expanse of Central Park. A must for any visitor to New York City!


  • 15-minute sightseeing tour of New York City by helicopter
  • Amazing views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the west side of Manhattan
  • Choice of flight times throughout the day
  • See the George Washington Bridge and the world renowned Central Park
  • Insightful and informative commentary provided by pilot in-flight
  • Departs from New York's Downtown Heliport

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I love that you don't have to be a Rockefeller to enjoy sensational views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan from the air and the 15-minutes seems a lot longer when you're marveling at the city below. It's a great value and sure to be to the highlight of your time in the Big Apple.

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What You Can Expect

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

Helicopter Over New York City

On your 15-minute New York sightseeing helicopter flight you'll experience the grandeur of Manhattan's famous skyline in a way that's impossible from the ground. You'll also see the most famous landmark in the US, the Statue of Liberty, from the air!

Starting from New York's Downtown Heliport, situated close to Battery Park and Wall Street, your flight takes you past the World Financial Center, Empire State, Chrysler, Woolworth, and Met Life Buildings and over Ellis Island and the Hudson River to reach the George Washington Bridge. Your pilot is on hand to provide commentary on the points of interest seen during your flight via the headphones provided, and all seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views over the city.

Escape New York's lines and crowds by taking to the skies!

Please note: The listed price does not include the heliport/security fee, USD$35.00 per person, payable at the time of tour check-in

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic tour it's a must for everyone visiting New York

Jess G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

If you love riding airplanes or seeing views from skyscrapers, if you love being in the air, this is for you! It is kind of expensive, but worth it, especially if you're a first-timer in a helicopter. Plus, when I signed up, I got a photo for free ($20 value), which was a great souvenir. There is no better place to ride a helicopter for the first time than in New York City! I took the 12-15 minutes tour. The amount of time in the air was okay but it leaves you wanting for more. You are not allowed to bring anything except a camera. Lockers are provided. They seat you according to weight, with a maximum of 6-8 passengers. I was alone and I luckily got seated in the front beside the door. A kid, about 12 years old, was seated between myself and the pilot while 4 adults were in the back. From the heliport, we head south towards Governor's Island, then pass Liberty Island and Ellis Island before heading north until the area of the Intrepid. The helicopter turned around to go back to the heliport. If you're prone to getting seasick, this might not be for you because some motion of the helicopter (especially when it makes a turn) mimics that of a boat sailing with strong waves but in a shorter span of time.

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