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

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

Get a totally different and jaw-dropping perspective on New York City with this exciting 15-minute helicopter tour. Get aerial views of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park. This is a view of the Big Apple you won't soon forget!


  • 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

Get your 15 minutes of being up above Manhattan on this exciting helicopter ride. Get a view that few people have the opportunity to see, as this exuberant tour takes you high above the bustling streets of the Big Apple. 

Begin near Battery Park at the downtown location of the heliport. As the helicopter lifts off in lower Manhattan, take in the views of One World Trade Center, the Woolworth Building and, of course, the Statue of Liberty. Fly north along the island of Manhattan as you get glimpses of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Once you reach Midtown, get a bird's eye view of legendary Empire State Building, the Renzo Piano-designed New York Times building and the Art Deco-accented Chrysler Building. Finally, marvel at the large green sprawl that is Central Park before heading back down to the heliport in lower Manhattan again. 

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

Steve W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is a MUST DO experience, only 15 minutes but worth every penny

Linda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Loved it! A must for everyone!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wonderful experience, good value for money, well organised on the day.

Diane Nugent United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fun experience,well organized, top notch safety and equipment, great personnel, easy access, and great views.

caroline s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The views were breathtaking. Well worth it

Evelyn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015


Judith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic experience, great way to see the city.

Thomas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Amazing experience! Incredible views, especially as we did it near the end of our holiday so we could see all the places we had been during the week. Staff were really friendly. The pilot was very friendly and informative. You think 15 minutes will go very fast but it was a good amount of time to see all the sights of New York. Overall a definite must do!

Siobhan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

If I could give 10/5 I would. From start to finish this excursion was hands down the best thing I've done in a long long time. My parents bought me the tickets as a birthday present whilst we were visiting NYC over Thanksgiving. Checking in and safety instructions are all professional, and the pilot was friendly too! The views are spectacular of lower manhattan and you get to see the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Central Park, Empire State, Rockefeller, the list goes on and on. 20 minutes is literally the perfect amount of time to be up as you see everything! I would highly recommend doing this or a gift for someone special.

Debra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic, not to be missed. I don't like heights but this was the highlight of the holiday.

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