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Take flight over the spectacular skyline of New York City on this 18-minute scenic helicopter tour. Soar over Manhattan’s most famous landmarks and experience the city like never before. This is your chance to get a truly memorable view of the Big Apple.


  • 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

Your flight departs from Downtown Manhattan’s Heliport. From there it’s on to Governor’s Island, which was once a Revolutionary US Army post. After that you’ll soar past the towering figure of the Statue of Liberty, enjoying an up-close encounter with one of the nation’s most powerful landmarks. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture memorable shots of this icon of freedom.
Bid farewell to Lady Liberty as your pilot takes you over the sobering location of Ground Zero and the 9/11 memorial. After that, your modern helicopter will head north above the mighty Hudson River where you’ll be treated to the sight of two magnificent art-deco landmarks: the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.
Continue your flight north over New York’s tribute to nature, Central Park. From there you’ll catch sight of the George Washington Bridge, the glitz of Times Square, and renowned entertainment arena, Madison Square Garden. Your tour continues back toward the river where you’ll enjoy a look at the powerful WWII warship the USS Intrepid before hovering over Ellis Island, the nation’s historic tribute to immigration. This helicopter tour allows you to enjoy all of New York City’s most famous sites without having to battle the crowds.
A scenic helicopter tour offers a truly extraordinary way to see New York City. Don’t miss the chance to experience the city from this remarkable vantage point.
Please note: the listed price does not include a $35USD per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.

Customer Reviews

letitia J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Had an awesome experience. Took my hubby on the helicopter ride for his 30th. Staff was very friendly, pleasant and punctual. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has never flown. This was both of our first time and we had a blast!

Ruben H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very good view of NY in a relatively new helicopter.

Mrs L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

All staff were polite, friendly and efficient, making sure we were safe at all times.
The pilot was chatty but didn't overdo it and left us to enjoy the flight.
Pricey but worth it because you see New York in all its glory.

Volker S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Super - nur viel zu kurz....:-


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Although when we arrived, it seemed a bit chaotic. This was an amazing way to see New York. Well worth the money and would thoroughly recommend it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

An absolutely fabulous experience. It was fantastic to have an aerial view of all the major landmarks in Manhattan, resulting in some beautiful photographs. A friendly crew and pilot made it all worthwhile. Something we will nwver forget.

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Really 1st class to book with Viator we booked 3 activities in New York
Empire State Building....wonderful views
Downtown Helicopter Trip .....Amazing!!
Lion King theatre show.... Worth every cent!!!
Well done Aviator well worth booking in advance for these trips


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very cool experience. Friendly pilot

Hils United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our helicopter trip was absolutely fantastic! A highlight of our holiday. It was a special treat for us as its not a cheap thing, but it was well worth it. The views you get are amazing as you fly over Manhattan. The pilot put us at our ease and he pointed out all the important places for us to see. I was lucky as I got to sit in the front with the pilot. I'd love to do it again!

Elaine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A great way to see New York and the differences between the districts in New York.

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