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

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

For as much energy is down on the streets, New York City has a whole new look when seen from up in the air. On this 15-minute helicopter tour, admire the Empire State Building from up high, buzz past the Statue of Liberty, and get a good look at the Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler building. From your aerial perch above Central Park, get a glimpse of how the city surrounds the rectangular green. You’ll enjoy a view of New York City most visitors will never see!


  • 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

During this 15-minute New York helicopter flight, get a view of Manhattan you’d never see from strolling around on the streets. Come face to face with the Statue of Liberty and fly past the Empire State Building, and zoom right over the Hudson River en route to the George Washington Bridge. The flight departs from the Downtown Heliport by Battery Park and Wall Street, and also includes views of the World Financial Center as well as Ellis Island. Throughout the flight, your pilot is able to provide running commentary on the buildings outside the window. This is one of the best ways to escape New York’s crowds—by dramatically taking to the skies!

Please note: There is an additional the heliport/security fee, USD$35.00 per person, paid when you check-in for your tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

On the day of my helicopter trip the staff / team on site was wonderfully helpful and informative! The view of the city was spectacular. I would recommend the Whirly bird. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Gorgeous views, great way of seeing New York. The tour is super short but worth it. The pilot was so quiet we could barely hear what he was saying, which was a shame.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very nice time!

Holicrazy Girl
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fabulous, amazing, wonderful........we didn't stop smiling for hours after. By far THE highlight of our trip to New York.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent . This was bought for my sons girlfriend for her 21 st birthday and my son and the experience was second to none . Highly recommend this . Don't forget to take your dollars for the insurance as this is to be paid on the day and confirm your flight a couple of days before .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This helicopter ride really made our holiday in New York.i have done a lot of different trips but this is Defo a must do...my mum really enjoyed it and the views were amazing.this is a big recommend if you go to New York..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely amazing! The people were very helpful and accommodating, I booked this for my wife's birthday and she absolutely loved it. Would definitely recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent value for money. The staff were very helpful and friendly.
The flight was breathtaking with the pilot talking to us all the way through the trip.
Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well worth a trip round the city - we were lucky enough to sit in the front next to the pilot as well

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A must do when you visit. The organisation and safety aspects were faultless as you would expect and the ride itself is worth every dime. You seem to be in the air longer than planned and our pilot spun us in all directions as he flew around the periphery of Manhattan Island, allowing us to get great views and fantastic photos. Don't miss Central Park, from the air you get to realise just how vast it is! I cannot recommend this trip enough, a brilliant experience!

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