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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York provided by Liberty Helicopters

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Overview
It might seem impossible to see the highlights of New York City in just a few minutes, but this small-group helicopter tour makes it a reality. Listen to commentary from your pilot as you fly by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, the Chrysler Building, and other landmarks. See more of the city on this tour than you would in an entire day of exploring by foot.
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Liberty Helicopters Sightseeing Tours and Charter
6 E River Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USA6 E River Piers New York, NY 10004 Directions: • Located at Pier 6 & the East River • 2 buildings north of Staten Island Ferry and the East RiverBy Train: • Take the R to Whitehall Street Stop. Take the 1 to South Ferry StopBy Bus: • Take the number 9 or 15 to South Street Seaport Stop
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    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    Departure Point
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    Pass by Statue of Liberty
    Pass by Governors Island National Monument
    Pass by Ellis Island
    Pass by One World Observatory
    Pass by The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    Pass by Empire State Building
    Pass by Chrysler Building
    Pass by Woolworth Building
    Pass by MetLife Building
    Pass by Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Pass by George Washington Bridge
    Pass by Central Park
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Liberty Helicopters Sightseeing Tours and Charter
6 E River Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USA6 E River Piers New York, NY 10004 Directions: • Located at Pier 6 & the East River • 2 buildings north of Staten Island Ferry and the East RiverBy Train: • Take the R to Whitehall Street Stop. Take the 1 to South Ferry StopBy Bus: • Take the number 9 or 15 to South Street Seaport Stop
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Highlights
  • Whirlwind helicopter tour allows you to see Manhattan's highlights
  • In-depth commentary on the sights from your guide
  • Perfect for those short on time who want a comprehensive overview
  • Small group guaranteed—the helicopter seats five to six people
  • Easy to fit into your schedule, with several departure times
What to Expect
After booking, call the tour company to reserve your preferred time. The tour leaves frequently from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Arrive with plenty of time prior to your flight, and be prepared to pay the heliport fee. After boarding the helicopter, sit back and enjoy the panoramic views as your pilot (and guide) narrates the sights through your personal headset. Fly over the World Trade Center and whiz by the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings. See the MetLife Building and the Woolworth Building on the way over to the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, and Ellis Island. See more sights in a few minutes than you could in a day of exploring by foot. With no lines or crowds, it’s a perfect option for those short on time. After your whirlwind tour, land back at the heliport and be on your way to explore further.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Liberty Helicopters Sightseeing Tours and Charter, 6 E River Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USA
Duration
15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Helicopter flight
  • Pilot’s commentary
  • Entry/Admission - Liberty Helicopters
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Listed price does not include the heliport fee ($40.00 per person)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tours are not private. All helicopters seat 5-6 passengers
  • Tour operator reserves the right to upgrade, alter or terminate any or all sightseeing tours due to security, weather or acts of God
  • Weight restrictions may apply. In general, passengers may not exceed 350lbs (159 kg) and all safety equipment must fit properly
  • Children 0-1 years are free. These children must ride on a parent or guardian's lap. Lap children must weigh less than 35 lbs (15 kg) and will be weighed on the day of flight. Parents must also bring proof of age. Children who occupy a seat will be charged at the regular rate regardless of age or weight
  • All guests must observe the following security requirements:
  • Must have a valid photo ID (i.e. - Passport or Drivers License)
  • Must check in all bags with security
  • No handbags or carry on bags will be allowed on the flight
  • Must walk through a metal detector
  • Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed onboard once they clear through security (disposable cameras available for purchase at heliport and will be allowed onboard the aircraft as well)
  • Due to federal law this flight does not fly directly over New York City
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Luci bird wrote a review Mar 2020
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I brought this for me and my partner, we booked it for the Friday but they called us to say the weather was not great and changed us to the Saturday hassle free, staff were friendly and the pilot was great as he got us as close as he could to different sites so we could take
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mohammad R wrote a review Feb 2020
Keighley, United Kingdom1 contribution
We booked for 1pm as that was the best time for the flight and the weather was good then. When we arrived we were told its been delayed by 15mins. 15mins passed then we were told its actually delayed by 30mins and this is because TOMORROW'S weather is bad. That didnt make sense
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Kylie E wrote a review Feb 2020
Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom7 contributions
Had an amazing time was brilliant to be told the history behind New York while flying high above it, had a bit of a delay but was kept updated and offered drinks, everyone happy and helpful.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Alison Reed wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the most wonderful trip. We turned up early on the day of the flight; the weather was windy and raining, with low cloud. Without hesitation they rebooked our flight for the next day as the forecast was good. The staff were efficient, friendly and made us feel very
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Hannah & Charlie wrote a review Feb 2020
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom47 contributions2 helpful votes
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The views were amazing, and we had great seats in the helicopter. Be aware - They sting you at the security desk for $40 each! But blimey it’s expensive for a ten min ride, we are glad we have done it but won’t be doing it again.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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ConorKKK
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Very disappointed
This was going to be the highlight of our trip . Flying over Manhattan at night . Turned out it was 7 people cramme
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Lena W
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No Refund after 5 weeks
I booked a REFUNDABLE, FULL PRICE Liberty Helicopter Tour for 3 people and when we heard that the US closes its bor
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688maddiea
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Well worth the money but pick a nice day
We loved this 12 min flight up the Hudson as they can’t fly over the City but you don’t miss out. Recommend sitting
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Mrs Bali Rai
It was a brilliant experience but it was hard finding the place. They need to get directions right because we near
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helenaP2376AL
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Amazing
Absolutely incredible experience!! Worth every penny !! Staff are amazing and really welcoming. Thanks again guys !
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awangel3
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The Valentines Day I’ll never forget!
I wanted to treat my boyfriend for Valentines Day weekend to something extra special. I decided on this tour and it
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sirmoosealot
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Brilliant
Fantastic experience. The whole team were great from quickly answering questions by e-mail prior to arriving to the
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katmac84
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Massively overpriced for what you get
My husband booked us the helicopter trip, something I was really looking forward to but left disappointed if I’m ho
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Spd78
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Amazing!!
A must do tour of the beautiful city especially at night! The pilot was great as was quincy who was very friendly a
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Coyle
Great experience, my boys loved it and got to sit up front with the pilot. Never expected it to be so much fun
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Ruth G
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Liberty Helicopter tour
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip although it didn't last as long as we had expected. Saw Ellis and Liberty islands, Broo
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PMHiggins
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Amazing
The whole experience was amazing. Check-in was quick and the staff very friendly. We left on time and all had a ver
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President
Nothing went as planned. No limo ride. Still trying to get money back. Also one of our party was unable to go on co
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lilym689
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New York birthday trip
Helicopter ride was amazing. Great views and staff very good. I was in the front seat a bit scary taking off but w
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chasingdestinyy
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Cute Date Night
Cute date night for a birthday, anniversary, or special event. quick ride, comfortable, beautiful views.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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