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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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From $229.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 to 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Enjoy a helicopter sightseeing tour over Manhattan
  • Choose from multiple departure times
  • Experience breathtaking aerial views
  • See iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and Central Park

What's Included

  • Shared Helicopter Flight (shared experience with other travelers)
  • Live commentary on board, Floor to ceiling windows, Climate controlled cabin
  • Heliport Landing and Facility Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA

    We are located at 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004. The heliport is a large gray cement building with a big clock on the front. Please let security know you are flying with Helicopter Flight Services and they will direct you to our staff.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing more than 275 lbs (124 kg) may be unable to fly. If passengers require a seat belt extender they will not be able to attend.
  • A current, valid, government-issued photo ID is required on the day of travel
  • All bags are subject to inspection. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Operated by HeliNY

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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445 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Stefanie_M, Jun 2022
Beautiful views across Manhattan, New Jersey and Brooklyn. Pilot was friendly and informative. Thanks
Good but overpriced!!
Martyn_H, Jun 2022
Good flight but the tour guide spoke far too fast so we couldn’t hear anything properly. Also my husband was sitting backwards so couldn’t see properly and it made him feel sick.
andrew_c, May 2022
Great experience really friendly staff, very well organised I would highly recommend this trip I booked this from the UK and was emailed regularly and tickets were sent promptly. A very good company to do business with.
Breathtaking experience
Sarah_H, May 2022
I feel privileged to have been able to witness the sights of New York from a helicopter. A truly memorable experience that I will never forget. Plenty of opportunity to get lots of photos. The pilot was very knowledgeable and the whole checking in was slick.
A must do
Ross_W, May 2022
Partner got to sit in front so took some great photos across manhattan . Loved every minute great experience and friendly guys on board make you feel very relaxed 😎
Dutch adventure kids!
Desiree_L, May 2022
Love to fly helicopters but most important: the experience is even greater with excellent hosting. Thank you guys!
Amazing experience
Samantha_w, May 2022
The service from start to finish was excellent. It was for my son's 21st and he said it was the best experience of his life .
1 traveler found this review helpful
Simply a Must!!
Farida_W, May 2022
It was excellent!! Recommended!! Pilot gave info in the background of all the landmarks we passed by.
NY for a short visit
Saar_l, Apr 2022
We came to NY for a short visit. We choose the option of the heli over driving from one site to another .. the team was great !! The pilot was the best !! I would have done it again:)
Family trip to NYC
Kelly_D, Apr 2022
Pricey but the best way to see a great deal of NYC in a short time. Would highly recommend it. The helicopter was plush and comfy.
Amazing helicopter tour
Joanna_D, Apr 2022
Amazing helicopter trip over New York. Went over all the main sights and had a truly memorable time. My son’s NYC highlight.
Less than time agreed
Iria_V, Apr 2022
We paid 430 euros and they are not 12 mints flying. The experience was nice but I would do it with other company. Rude pilot.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice, clean, safe
Jianwei_D, Apr 2022
Nice, clean, safe, The pilot explains the buildings, the inside is clean and tidy, it flew above the river, little bit short, but this is lower price… good enough for seeing big apple from above. A nice experience over all.
Rohan_B, Apr 2022
Great experience. Manhattan view is awesome! Nice smooth ride. Nice quality and comfortable helicopters.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect experience
Walter_H, Mar 2022
Perfect experience! Ground Crew and Pilot have been very kind and informative! My family had a great time!
Jill_C, Mar 2022
Excellent staff fantastic flight cannot recommend enough Only wish I could have had longer I was innthe front with the pilot and it made my day Lots of information provided by pilot but most of all the views were fabulous
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour!!!
Alice_M, Mar 2022
My sister and I had a great time on the tour, it ran about 15 min. which is what we had signed up for, the views were great and they make sure to pass by everything twice so each side could get to see the same views! Do make sure you get there just a little early. You will have a little safety instruction, so just be ready! I would totally recommend this tour we had a great time!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
A must do in NYC
Ali_O, Mar 2022
Great experience pilot was full of information, im terrified of heights but its definitely one for the bucket list 👍
Best Heli Ride in NYC!
Elante_T, Mar 2022
Definitely worth every penny. The view from the sky is phenomenal. I enjoyed that Tim our pilot was very knowledgeable and educated us on what we were flying past. The weather was perfect and my girlfriend loved it. She’s never been on a helicopter before so I’m happy that we had a pleasant experience seeing New York from the air. Would definitely do again and I would definitely recommend to friends and family if you’re in the area! And the picture they took of us came out great!
Not worth it
Kerri_H, Mar 2022
Boring!!! Pilot didn’t say 5 words the entire trip. Didn’t point out anything!! The safety measures state lightest person will be up front which would have been my daughter. Nope!!! They put some huge tall man in that seat. Not worth the money at all!!!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your feedback. Pilot do their best to highlight the sights during the flight, but their main focus will always be safety and communicating with the Air Traffic Control tower. We determine seating based on everyone's weight as we have to safely balance the aircraft. There are many variables that go into weight and balance and we use software to aid us in this. If passengers have a seating preference, we ask that they let us know in advance, and our staff will do their best to accommodate their request.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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