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Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this 12-minute helicopter ride over Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight over one of the world's most iconic cities.

Highlights

  • 12-minute helicopter flight over New York City
  • Fly over Manhattan and New York Harbor
  • Take in bird's-eye views of the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Empire State Building and Ellis Island
  • Enjoy great photo opportunities of Manhattan's world-famous skyline
  • Travel aboard a modern, state-of-the-art aircraft

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What You Can Expect

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Take to the New York City skies for a 12-minute helicopter flight above the landmarks of the Big Apple.

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 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 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 aerial ride is a trip to remember.

Please note: The listed price does not include USD $35 fee for security and the heliport, payable at the time of your check-in.

Customer Reviews

Gavin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing experience and great company

c.eugeniou76

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

An absolute must for an amazing bird's eye view of the city. It's well worth the even if it is a bit short in duration. Would definitely recommend first time visitors to NYC do this tour!

Sandra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Worth every cent!
The perfect way to end my NYC experience, really something special and our pilot was fantastic - the music played through the headphones was perfectly chosen too.
Highly recommend!

Concetta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic and very helpful staff.

Becky K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was a gift to my boyfriend for a special day in New York. The pilot totally catered to the fact that I was a New Yorker and my boyfriend was foreign. He made the tour really special. Although it seems like a short amount of time, once you're in the air it really don't. Everything was perfect!

Michaela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic experience!!! I do not like flying but I am pleased I pushed myself to do it as it was amazing. Staff was also very very good.

Russell A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing tour, well worth doing, unfortunately it rained when we went but can and #39;t do much about that.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The whole experience was well run and the staff and service provided were excellent. The tour itself gave us stunning views of the city and I would recommend that any visitors to NYC should experience it.

Monika P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

amazing flight and view, perfect service, likeable pilot

Hellen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

From start to finish the manhattan sky tour operate ted by Zip Aviation was first class .. Great flight time and experience, Jeff the pilot was fantastic and interacted loads, my 8yr old sat in the front with him and he made his trip.. highly recommended and would definitely use them again .. Thanks

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