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Get a bird's eye view of New York City wit this comprehensive 25-30-minute Grand Island helicopter ride around the City that Never Sleeps. See some of the world's most famous landmarks from the sky, offering a fresh and exciting perspective: Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State  Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium are all sites to behold. It will be grand indeed!
  • Comprehensive 25-30-minute helicopter flight over New York City
  • Fly over Manhattan, New York Harbor and the five boroughs
  • Bird's-eye views of the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Empire State Building and Central Park
  • Fly on modern, comfortable state of the art aircraft
  • See districts of Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island
  • Great photo opportunities of Manhattan's world-famous skyline
  • The most complete helicopter tour of New York City!
Ascend into the sky starting at the heliport in downtown Manhattan and get ready for some thrills on this Grand Island 25-minute helicopter ride throughout New York City. Get an up-close and personal view of the Statue of Liberty and then cruise right by One World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America, before flying along Frank Gehry's dynamic 76-story 8 Spuce Street tower and the Brooklyn Bridge. Fly right over Chinatown and the Lower East Side heading north before seeing bustling Times Square below. 

Keeping flying north, going over that giant swath of green known as Central Park and head up to the Bronx where you'll get a great view of legendary Yankee Stadium, the world's third most expensive sports stadium. After this, head back south, passing by the George Washington Bridge, the United Nations and the historic South Street Seaport. 

There is no better way to get a great sight of New York City than via a helicopter and this 25-30-minute thrill-a-second is the way to do it. 
Please note: The listed price does not include a US $40 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.


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, Aug 2018

What an amazing experience with Zip Aviation! We flew all around New York City and got to see things we'd never before seen. Its such an amazing experience seeing the city from that view! I've lived in NYC 12 yrs and I so recommend it for any and all!

, Apr 2018

Well worth the cost and we had a lovely clear day

, Jan 2018

This was a fun little trip, We were a group of 5 so we had the helicopter to ourselves.
The pilot was very clear in telling us what landmarks to look at etc.
It was a very very smooth ride, highly recommend this tour

, Dec 2017

Trip was very rushed, they seemed in a hurry to get you on helicopter and get you off to get the next people on. You are not allowed to take bags on board and they make you put in a locker then charge you 2 dollars for the privilege. The sights were good. The pilot did not have much personally, and never really spoke much. The trip would have been better at night with all the lights. Good trip but not great.

, Sep 2017

Great flight around NYC! Professional company looking after your safety whilst friendly informative tour seeing sights from up above. Thankfully it was a good clear day when we took our first helicopter flight. Lovely smooth ride. Make sure you read the small print and take required paperwork. Enjoy!

, Sep 2017

A helicopter tour is a great way to see a number of attractions quickly, but I do not think it is an activity that we will do again. There was nothing done in error by the staff, but I think expectations were much higher than reality. Some notes/advice for future guests

- The customer service team is very friendly and accommodating due to rainy weather on our tour date, they quickly rescheduled our tour to the following day.
- The front desk staff are very friendly, and get you suited up quickly and ready to go. Please do your best to arrive early as requested so as to not hold up the entire group. Also know that you cannot take backpacks or purses with you on the helicopter lockers are available to rent at the Helipad so bring some dollar bills.
- To balance the helicopter, my son age 7 had to sit in a middle seat. He told me after the flight that he could barely see out of the windows, so while it was exciting to ride in a helicopter, he saw none of the attractions besides the Statue of Liberty. For him to see the sites was my main reason for booking this activity, so unfortunately this missed the mark.
- I'm not sure that they minded, but a couple in our group got split up he was in the back, she was seated in front. If you want to sit with each other, you may want to request this prior to booking. Also note that you will be grouped with strangers, unless you book the entire flight of six yourself.
- We booked the Grand Island Tour, which while a longer ride, does not include many additional attractions. We got an extended flight over water while listening to background music. I think the mid-tier option may be the best bang for your buck.
- When boarding we were told that we would be able to speak to each other, but the headphones and microphones did not seem to work during our trip.
- I'm not sure if it's normal, but our pilot did not speak to us at all during the tour the only information was provided by the pre-recorded messaging as we passe each attraction. This led to a lot of dead air see note above about the background music. It would have been nice to get some local information or additional commentary during this time.

So overall, there was nothing done wrong, as noted there were just some areas of expectation that fell a little short.

, Jun 2017

Great way to see NYC!

, Jun 2017

Was very disappointed and upset with this booking, it was expensive and was only in the helicopter for maximum 15 mins. This was unacceptable and feel very let down by the trip.

, May 2017

Everyone should take this tour! Just when I thought I had seen it all -- after living here for 15 years -- seeing NYC by helicopter was a delightful surprise. The ride was smooth and professional. A little cramped, but you soon forget that once you're treated to the views. Highly recommend!

, Feb 2017

Great tour

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