Insider's Guide to New York City

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

4.5 star rating: Recommended 586 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:12 minutes (approx.)

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

See New York City like you’ve never seen it before, from above, during this 12-minute helicopter ride over Manhattan. Gaze in wonder at incredible bird's eye views of the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and the financial district and the solemn monuments at Ground Zero. You’ll also spot world-famous Big Apple sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this breathtaking flight.

Highlights

  • 12-minute helicopter flight over New York City
  • Fly over Manhattan and New York Harbor
  • Bird's-eye views of the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Empire State Building and Ellis Island
  • Great photo opportunities of Manhattan's world-famous skyline
  • Fly on modern, state-of-the-art aircraft
  • The perfect experience for first time helicopter flyers!

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Take to the skies above New York City for an unforgettable 12-minute helicopter flight above the epic landmarks of the Big Apple. If you’re looking for a way to take your New York visit to the next level, this helicopter sightseeing experience is the perfect option.

Head to the downtown Manhattan Heliport on Pier 6 for your flight. Your exact takeoff will depend upon the option selected, with morning, midday, afternoon and late afternoon time frames available. Once you’re strapped in to your state-of-the-art modern helicopter, it’s time to begin your ride.

Glide into the air as the ground recedes below you, watching as some of the city’s most famous parks, buildings and landmarks come into view. Near downtown Manhattan you’ll be able to see Governor’s Island, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty and greater New York Harbor. Continue up the edge of the island, admiring the majestic views of skyscrapers along the way, before reaching the USS Intrepid, a World War II-era aircraft carrier that now houses a museum. 

Head back down the iconic Hudson River, taking in sweeping views of the city and well-known landmarks like the Chrysler Building, Met Life Building and Empire State Building as you fly. Back down near the city’s harbor you’ll be able to spy historic Ellis Island, once the entry point for millions of immigrants in search of a better life in the United States, along with other New York attractions like Battery Park, the Federal Reserve Bank and the New York Stock Exchange. 

Whether you’re a seen-it-all New Yorker or visiting the city for the first time, this superlative-worthy aerial ride is sure to be a trip to remember.

Please note: the listed price does not include USD $30 fee for security and the heliport, payable at the time of your check-in.

Customer Reviews

Christopher B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Jeff the pilot was awesome. Trip was great.

Ashleigh W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Highly recommend this tour, it was absolutely fantastic, views were phenomenal. Definitely a must for first timers to New York! Amazing!!

Ashleigh W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Highly recommend this tour, it was absolutely fantastic, views were phenomenal. Definitely a must for first timers to New York! Amazing!!

MARIA DEL MAR T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was a fantastic trip! Nothing I had done or seen before! Amazing and unforgetable experience. I'm happy I had decided to do it. Fantastic

Andrew A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour, very well conducted and fantastic views.

Dezzy United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Got to the heliport (pier6) all the guys were polite, and helpful, watched the video, safety checks, walked to our helicopter.. And took off to get a view of the best city in the world.. Was truly breathtaking! And I highly recommend this to anybody!!

R S H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

In hindsight I wish I had taken the longer tour, all the apprehension of going in a helicopter etc were gone the minute we met the crew, very professional and an excellent tour.

susan m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

suprise birthday present for my son and husband excellent trip well worth the money organisation tip top thank you

jmpxxi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was amazing! We left before the planned time since we arrived 45 minutes earlier for the check in. We hired the 12 minutes tour and we spent 20 minutes flying, so no complaints at all.

HEIDI P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was excellent trip and actually very cheap in terms of the experience and comparing to the entry prices of all the observatories. Fantastic pictures and really great start to the trip.

From USD $ 130.00

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5024MANSKY

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message