4.5 star rating: Recommended 810 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Fantastic, wish it had lasted longer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was really good , the pilot set us at ease and talked us through the tour.
Fantastic and highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

What a fantastic experience! We were very lucky as we had a clear day. Beautiful views! Very smooth flight which was brilliant as I am petrified of helicopters!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Maravillosa vista de la Gran Manzana. Hàgalo!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great tour, very well organized

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

We booked the tour prior to leaving the UK and printed the vouchers off as recommended. On visiting the helipad in Manhattan we received a warm welcome and everything was explained to us prior to boarding the helicopter. The actual ride was brilliant, very smooth and the pilot was interesting and explained all the buildings and places of interest to us. Worth every penny or every dollar !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This was awesome!! The pilot was not only attractive he was also very informative! Would definitely do this again during another season!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Well worth it. We booked online and reconfirmed 48hrs before, when we turned up at the check in time we were processed immediately, stood in a line and straight onto helicopter! Perfect. Views are fantastic, pilot was informative and even 15 minutes was long enough to get value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Amazing, defo. Worth doing...!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish. Very attentive staff at Heliport and the helicopter pilot made the whole tour interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Excellant experience, thoroughly professional and informative on the trip, couldn't fault it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

This tour was everything I was expecting and more! Dream come true.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This tour was beyond amazing, I bought this as a surprise for my mums 50th while we were in new York and everyone there was so polite and friendly and made waiting for out turn exciting and fun. The actual tour itself felt so much longer than what it was and the pilot pointed out landmarks for is :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Amazing - I was a little apprehensive but the staff were brilliant and it was the best thing I have ever done - good value too

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This tour was amazing! Highly recommended, wonderful staff, excellent flight and all went very smoothly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This tour was so smooth, it was incredible- my first time in a helicopter and I can't wait for another opportunity! We had a gorgeous morning for it and saw all the landmarks we had hoped to. A great surprise was how close we could get to the Statue of Liberty.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

We both loved the trip , All staff at Helicopters company were great too

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

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

Jess G
Philippines

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Fab helicopter ride. Highly recommend. Easy to get to heli-pad and very organised when waiting for your slot. Fantastic! Danielle and Brendan (UK)

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