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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:18 minutes (approx.)

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

Take to the skies on a helicopter tour to see New York's amazing skyline! On this scenic 18-minute helicopter flight you'll soar through the sky and experience a bird's eye view of Manhattan's world famous landmarks. This is the best view you can get of New York City!


  • Take a scenic 18-minute New York City helicopter tour
  • Come face-to-face with the iconic Statue of Liberty
  • Fly over landmarks such as Times Square, Madison Square Garden and the Chrysler Building
  • The perfect way to view the New York skyline!
  • Live commentary provided in-flight
  • Fly in comfortable, modern state-of-the-art aircraft

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What You Can Expect

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

Enjoy Fantastic Views of Iconic Landmarks of New York

After taking off from Downtown Manhattan Heliport, you will fly over Governor's Island, a former Revolutionary US Army post, and the birthplace of New York. Next you will come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty, which has become synonymous with America's most fundamental value, freedom. Don't forget to pack your camera for unique shots of this famous landmark!

Next your pilot will guide your state-of-the-art helicopter past the humbling site of Ground Zero, before heading up the Hudson River alongside two magnificent feats of civil engineering: the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.

Fly over Central Park, check out the George Washington Bridge from above and enjoy amazing views of bustling Times Square and the world-famous Madison Square Garden. Catch a glimpse of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid and hover over the most passed-through point in the history of immigration, Ellis Island. You'll be able to see it all without battling the crowds on this New York City helicopter tour!

This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!

Please note: The listed price does not include a US $30 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well organised and friendly team.

Thought we might get a little closer to the statue of liberty than we did and all flights go up and down the Hudson rather than across Manhattan which is always very clear in a any of the literature until you find a map of their route.

Overall a fun experience, does depend slightly on where you end up sitting in the helicopter slightly as more restricted view if facing backwards.

Paul W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Probably one of the best things I have ever done. The trip was amazing and very informative, seeing Manhattan from above gives you another perspective of New York. I would thoroughly recommend this trip.

Mary L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

wonderful tour to get a bird's eye view of Manhattan. Treated like royalty. thanks

Beverley P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic , expensive but a wonderful experience

Garry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

You can claim that you visited Manhattan without taking this trip. Great staff, informative audio incredible view of the big Apple overall something to remember.

The New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter tour is a must do.

Delwyn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

No complaints other than the official photo taken by the company was very disappointing so didn't purchase and therefore photo opportunity was missed !
Great trip though

Bryan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


Jane P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic trip around New York seeing all of the major sites.

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Totally fantastic! A great way to start our visit to New York. All very well organised etc etc

Dawn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Thanks to Andrew Wood we had the most amazing experience of our lifetime. My family will never forget the thrill of not only flying in a helicopter for the first time but soaring above the Manhattan skyline on a beautiful August day. We took the longer tour to make the experience last longer-and it will-a lifetime. Thank you Andrew and Genesis for all your help with everything.

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