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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight provided by Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
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About
From downtown skyscrapers to the Statue of Liberty, New York City is larger than life, with an iconic skyline. This helicopter flight over the Hudson River gives you panoramic views of the city that you can’t get from street level. Spot One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building, and snap memorable photographs from above during this flight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • See New York City from the air for a new perspective on the city
  • Fly above the skyline with views of skyscrapers and top landmarks
  • Bring home unique photographs of New York
  • Frequent departures make it easy to squeeze into a busy day of sightseeing
What to expect
  • Make your way to a heliport at Pier 6 and the East River in downtown Manhattan to meet the pilot and climb into a state-of-the-art helicopter. Lift off above Manhattan as the view opens up to include city parks, buildings, and landmarks. On your trip, you’ll spot Governor’s Island, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor, and get an amazing perspective on the skyline. When you reach the WWII-era USS Intrepid, bank back along the Hudson River, watching for the Chrysler Building, MetLife Building, and Empire State Building. Keep your camera ready, as the top-down photo opportunities are unmatched from beginning to end. When your flight concludes, touch down at the Manhattan heliport, close to public transit and top Manhattan attractions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See New York City from the air for a new perspective on the city
  • Fly above the skyline with views of skyscrapers and top landmarks
  • Bring home unique photographs of New York
  • Frequent departures make it easy to squeeze into a busy day of sightseeing
What to expect
  • Make your way to a heliport at Pier 6 and the East River in downtown Manhattan to meet the pilot and climb into a state-of-the-art helicopter. Lift off above Manhattan as the view opens up to include city parks, buildings, and landmarks. On your trip, you’ll spot Governor’s Island, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor, and get an amazing perspective on the skyline. When you reach the WWII-era USS Intrepid, bank back along the Hudson River, watching for the Chrysler Building, MetLife Building, and Empire State Building. Keep your camera ready, as the top-down photo opportunities are unmatched from beginning to end. When your flight concludes, touch down at the Manhattan heliport, close to public transit and top Manhattan attractions.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5024MANSKY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 12-15-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a US$40 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.
Duration
15m
Departure details
  • 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Address: 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Helicopter seating is based on a 4- or 6-passenger helicopter, whichever is available at the time of your tour
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
  • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 12-15-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a US$40 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.
Departure details
  • 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Address: 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
Duration
15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Helicopter seating is based on a 4- or 6-passenger helicopter, whichever is available at the time of your tour
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
  • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    20 South St
    20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Address: 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
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    Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    ZIP AVIATION offers helicopter tours of New York City and private charter services from NYC to the entire Northeast United States. Three different helicopter tours of NYC are available, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length. Visit our location where you will watch a safety video and meet our team.
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    Pass by
    Governors Island National Monument
    Statue of Liberty
    New York Harbor
    Manhattan Skyline
    Lower Manhattan
    Empire State Building
    Ellis Island
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rynorman
Cancelada, Spain125 contributions
Amazing experience and good value
We saw the helicopters making short tours of Manhattan Island from a short boat tour we were on and decided on the spur of the moment to see if they had any flights available as we hadn’t pre-booked on-line. The guys were really helpful and whilst I was concerned that we wouldn’t be able to get on (and we were leaving later that day) there was availability that we were able to take advantage of for the same price.
The helicopters were modern, safe and clean. The pilot, Jesse, was super-friendly and made us feel relaxed and comfortable. The tour was perfect and gave us great views of this impressive city
There was a comfortable reception and waiting area where we could take refreshments before the tour and we had a safety briefing before the flight.
A great way to see the city and take great videos and photos. Particular thanks to Neftali for getting us on the flight and Xavier for helping us on and off the helicopter, as well as our pilot Jesse previously mentioned
Highly recommended
Written 28 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Noor Gierveld
3 contributions
Once in a lifetime
Jun 2021
A day I will never forget! My flight got delayed, so i got stuck in New York city during corona. Decided to do a helicopter tour.
I was lucky and was sitting in the cockpit next to the pilot.
He showed and explained everything, and knew the best places for amazing pictures, also felt safe.
Thanks Andrew Woods and the rest of the crew for this experience!

Noor Gierveld, Netherlands
Written 26 June 2021
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Discover58044946702
Hello Noorgierv, We're glad you were able to take your Tour with us. We will share your review with Pilot Andrew Woods and our Heliport Staff. They will be delighted! Cheers! Thank you!
Written 7 September 2021
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arpeeone
Long Beach, CA43 contributions
Awesome
Unbelievable experience. From the moment I met the guys out front to the time we left it was spectacular. The staff were ALL amazing, especially Daniel. He was so helpful and nice. The pilot was great too. When we circled the Statue of Liberty it brought tears to my eyes. Everything looked so different and made me appreciate New York that much more. Thanks.
Written 14 June 2021
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Eve
1 contribution
Great Experience
It was really eventful. The pilot and everyone were really nice. The flight Comfortable and worth the money. The pictures taken were also really nice.
Written 27 May 2021
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Katrina S
2 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2021 • Couples
Amazing! It was a beautiful day i highly recommend it to whoever wants to see the statue of liberty. The view was amazing.
Written 9 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello V5834CSkatrinas, Thank you for your recommendation. The view from above gives you a whole new perspective on how beautiful the city is! Cheers!
Written 1 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Intellectual blondes
shelfield61 contributions
Highly recommend
Apr 2020 • Friends
Check the best day weather wise first. We saw every sightseeing area of New York Amazing pictures of lady liberty and central park.
Written 5 December 2020
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Discover58044946702
Hello Intellectual-blondes, Thank you for your "highly recommended" review. Helicopter tours we offer will allow you to see Lady Liberty and Central Park from above and take amazing pictures. It truly is an unforgettable experience! Cheers!
Written 8 March 2021
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MLF
New Jersey2 contributions
Incredible Helicopter Tour
I took this helicopter tour last summer, before all the chaos that 2020 brought, and it definitely ranks as one of my all-time favorite things to do in NYC. Captain Andrew Woods, the pilot, made the whole experience so incredibly amazing. I was a little nervous at the start, but he quickly made me feel very relaxed – perhaps it was his warm and witty Irish charm. Getting to sit up front with the pilot didn’t hurt either. The helicopter ride was very smooth and comfortable. Andrew had some great music playing in our headsets as we flew over Manhattan. He gave us interesting information along the way and pointed out things to us ahead of time so we knew what to expect and where to point our cameras. This was a truly unique experience, and I highly recommend. It’s something you will remember forever.
Written 4 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello MLF3NJ, Thank you for your review. You are right, a helicopter ride is a unique and uncomfortable experience. We're glad you had an unforgettable experience! Cheers!
Written 30 November 2020
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Kim S
1 contribution
Amazing view
Jan 2020 • Friends
The flight was incredible, but soo short. Tip: sit on the right side, then you can see the central park (and city) longer and better. The pilot was really friendly and funny and did a great job :)
Written 21 January 2020
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KristenHunter1
Atlanta, GA11 contributions
Amazing experience!
Jan 2020 • Family
No better way to see the city and all the iconic sights than from this helicopter tour! Worth the money! It was an experience we will always remember. Saved so much time over waiting in lines to see Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, etc.
Written 20 January 2020
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Vicky Heys
1 contribution
Trip with the irishman
Dec 2019 • Family
We did this trip today it was a great way to get a birds eye view of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline .The captain was Andrew Woods who was great . Highly recommend if visiting NYC .
Written 31 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
elin8
elin8
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New York from above - awesome.
Of course a helicopter ride around the Statue of Liberty is amazing. The staff were very nice and we had an amazing
I9462DPmichaelb
I9462DPmichaelb
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Helicopter ride
I didn´t wait long, a perfect organisation, very friendly staff, safty instructions exelent, They help you however
StevenAJK
StevenAJK
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Had a blast
A bit tight seating but work the experience will recommend. Hope I get to do it again and again and again
gavin c
gavin c
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Helicopter ride
Great trip this one , we both had window seats which was fantastic, staff were really friendly and efficient. Tha
alistairbrooker1
alistairbrooker1
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Helicopter trip
We actually went on this with my older daughter in Sept 2018.as part of her birthday. Andrew Woods was the pilot. H
Susanotoole
Susanotoole
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Surprise treat
cancelled due to weather....gutted!! Very friendly and helpful staff. They kept be updated constantly...hopefully
DPASO72
DPASO72
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Amazing 😉
I want to give ZIP AVIATION my special thanks for the amazing and incredible flight that I’ve experienced this week
SassCakes
SassCakes
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Helicopter Tour
Literally THE best experience of my entire life. Booking the tour was very easy. A couple clicks and done. The ONE
kiwiyankee
kiwiyankee
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Waring re seat/view
If you are the smallest/lightest person on the flight you will get stuck in the terrible middle seat. It’s not even
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354
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Helicopter Flight
Fantastic experience! Very organised, haven’t rated 5 as there was an issue with the audio in the helicopter and o
Knorrth
Knorrth
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New York Helicopter Tour Manhattan with Zip Aviation
We did the 15 min Manhattan tour with Zip Aviation - and it was fantastic!! The tour took us around Statue of Liber
RuiD_13
RuiD_13
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Excellent experience but...
It was an excellent experience we had during 15mins flying over New York City from Hudson River side. Santiago, the
TravelChickSA
TravelChickSA
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Great Experience - Why wouldn’t you?
Managed to score the front seat of a six seater comfortable helicopter for a 20 minute joy flight which fly over th
LeighCS1961
LeighCS1961
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The Big Apple from the sky
What a fabulous experience - seeing the city from the air. Not a cheap excursion, but having been to NY before a
Julie299Cheshire_UK
Julie299Cheshire_UK
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New York - DO THIS TOUR - IT is a MUST and so WORTH THE MONEY If you only do one thing - this is it!
As an avid traveller, I can only say that this helicopter flight has zoomed into my long running top ten travel ex
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