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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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  • 17 to 20 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, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Enjoy a helicopter sightseeing tour around New York City
  • Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day
  • All facility and service fees plus a fuel surcharge are included
  • See landmarks like Yankee Stadium, Central Park, and Ellis Island

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour puts you in the sky for views from the Statue of Liberty to Yankee Stadium.

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
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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

    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.

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 over 275 lbs 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

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: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?

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: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?

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: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?

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

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Traveler Tips

But time passes too quickly, so be careful: If you spend all your air time taking pictures you miss the experience!
The duration was indeed 20 minutes as described and there were no extra costs to pay.
435 reviews
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Helicopter tour NYC
Marianne_N, Aug 2022
Was an awesome tour from start to finish! Staff is friendly, event is well run. Pilot is awesome, pointing out the sites and giving history. Flight was wonderful. Truly memorable. TY!
Do it, you won’t regret it
David_D, Aug 2022
Incredible way to spend a part of my birthday in NY..from the guy who greets you at the front door, the safety guys and the pilot the whole experience was outstanding…only regret..not staying to collect the photo…
A wonderful memorable...
Anne_O, Aug 2022
A wonderful memorable experience. The staff were all professional and took us through the safety checked thoroughly before we flew. I highly recommend this trip.
It was an Excellent...
Simon_S, Aug 2022
It was an Excellent flight. We saw New York at its best. Pilot was informative throughout the flights.
Amazing experience!
Amanda_J, Jul 2022
This experience was absolutely incredible! A memory we will forever treasure like no other before! Highly recommend to anyone visiting NYC!
Rhea_G, Jul 2022
It was amazing! Great staff on the ground that help you and also a great pilot! We got the best places 😍 Definitely a 5 star expierence!!
Isaac_N, Jun 2022
It was a great experience. Enjoyed the view of New York City from above. This is an experience I would recommend to anyone.
Amazing view and...
Jay_Z, Jun 2022
Amazing view and experience w the love of my life. Very accommodation group. Would recommend to others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome experience!
Diane_E, Jun 2022
Roberto was so funny! We loved the whole experience. Very organized! They got us on early, so we appreciated that.
Kimm_H, Jun 2022
Great way to see the city. Never been to New York and there is so much to see. Great way to check items off your bucket list. Helicopter was super cool!
Fantastic. What a great...
Claire_M, May 2022
Fantastic. What a great experience. Well worth it. Staff was fantastic. Highly recommend. Such a thrill would definitely do it again
Ok could be amazing
Richard_W, May 2022
Was good flight. Could not hear what the polite was saying and taking photos was hard as the windows were dirty.
Good but ride was short.
Laura_V, May 2022
Tour was nice. However, I paid for a 17-20 min ride which was the second option for $568 and got a ride under 15 min which was way cheaper than what I paid for. Other than that, the experience was nice
1 traveler found this review helpful
Loved the ride
Irina_P, May 2022
Very smooth ride, unique views, great pilot and guide, would love to go again. Had my brother and dad with me and it was one of the most memorable experiences ever.
Even chillinging flying a second time.
Ingo_O, Apr 2022
This was the second Heli flight for me around Manhattan weithin five yerros. I felt the same chilling experience that I had the first time. If you visit NYC a Heli flight is an absolut „must“ in your tour plan.
Riyadh_A, Apr 2022
One of the best experience I had I recommend it strongly If you visit New York, Then don’t loss this chance to see everything Staff are very helpful and well trained
It was great fun and a...
It was great fun and a perfect way to see NYC from the sky, having a picture of the entire city and its ski line and bridges
Fantastic helicopter tour
Inge_L, Apr 2022
We have a wonderful tour - great experience and helpful staff. We enjoyed the flight. We recommend to join the tour.
John_S, Apr 2022
We have spent a lot of time in NYC. This was a brilliant new experience! Thank you for a new POV of NYC and for making it so easy from start to ride finish.
Excellent experience
Aideen_B, Apr 2022
Bought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend. Definitely the best experience we did on this holiday. Nothing compares to seeing the sights from a helicopter. Highly recommend


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