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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights provided by HeliNY

New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
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Get a perspective on New York City that most visitors miss when you take to the air for a scenic helicopter tour. See Manhattan’s most iconic sights, from the Empire State Building to Central Park, in a matter of minutes; you even catch a glimpse of the majestic Statue of Liberty.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-15 minutes
  • 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
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy an aerial perspective on New York City that most visitors miss
  • See many of Manhattan’s famous landmarks in a single ride
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day suit every itinerary
  • Your guide’s live commentary ensures you don’t miss any sights
What to expect
  • Based on your tour’s departure time—there are multiple tours throughout the day, from morning until sundown—make your way to the downtown Manhattan Heliport on the island’s southern tip. Following a safety briefing and preparations, climb aboard a comfortable helicopter and buckle in. As you take to the air, you are immediately rewarded with views over the city that most visitors miss out on. From this lofty vantage point, see many Manhattan’s most famous sights, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Hudson River and more. You also catch glimpses of landmarks beyond Manhattan, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Throughout the flight, enjoy your pilot’s guided commentary. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-15 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy an aerial perspective on New York City that most visitors miss
  • See many of Manhattan’s famous landmarks in a single ride
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day suit every itinerary
  • Your guide’s live commentary ensures you don’t miss any sights
What to expect
  • Based on your tour’s departure time—there are multiple tours throughout the day, from morning until sundown—make your way to the downtown Manhattan Heliport on the island’s southern tip. Following a safety briefing and preparations, climb aboard a comfortable helicopter and buckle in. As you take to the air, you are immediately rewarded with views over the city that most visitors miss out on. From this lofty vantage point, see many Manhattan’s most famous sights, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Hudson River and more. You also catch glimpses of landmarks beyond Manhattan, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Throughout the flight, enjoy your pilot’s guided commentary. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18421P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
12–15 minutes
Departure details
  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • 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
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 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.
Duration
12–15 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • 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
Last updated: 20 Jun 2020
A note from New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
We will demonstrate how life preservers are worn and you will put your own life preserver on. You will place your own belongings into complimentary lockers. Headsets will be provided without microphones and will be disinfected between flights. You will have the option to use disposable earplugs.
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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport
    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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    HeliNY
    Statue of Liberty
    Ellis Island
    The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    MetLife Building
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Chrysler Building
    Central Park
    Empire State Building
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Brookfield Place
    Greenwich Village
    Manhattan Skyline
    Rockefeller Center
    New York Harbor
    Seaport District NYC
    Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    One World Trade Center
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Pirrroman
Yekaterinburg, Russia5 contributions
Best adventure I had for years
Sep 2021 • Solo
Absolutely marvelous, fascinating, outstanding, unbelievable experience. You fly like a bird 😁 And those views above the Statue of Liberty, Ellis island, Downtown, Midtown, Central Park and New Jersey are astonishing! It was my first helicopter flight and it was perfect
Written 23 September 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you for choosing us for your first helicopter experience. We are honored!
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Tasha W
Bronx, NY1 contribution
Awesome experience
Sep 2021 • Solo
I took the helicopter vine on 911 on my birthday I’ve always wanted to fly into the city my experience was amazing the staff was amazing very professional very nice the pilot that took us on the tour was amazing very funny I had a awesome time and I will definitely do it again!!!
Written 12 September 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you for spending your birthday with us! We are so happy to hear that you had an awesome experience.
Written 12 September 2021
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Alyn C
Valle de Bravo, Mexico5 contributions
Amazing Everything!!
!!! Amazing everything!!! Service, niceness, fun, safety, flexibility, easy, accesible, everything was perfect. They even gave us a free up grade free of charge.
Written 8 September 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thanks for the review! We're happy to hear everything was amazing!
Written 11 September 2021
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laurenmiller620
Boston, MA20 contributions
Can’t wait to fly with HeliNY again!!!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Well worth the money!! The experience was priceless. Myself & 2 friends did the Manhattan Highlights tour & it was an amazing experience. My friend & I were super anxious about flying but the staff was so friendly & funny. They made us feel super comfortable. The pilots were great. Very knowledgeable, funny & great tour guides. Can’t wait to go back & take a longer flight!! BOOK HELINY 🚁
Written 6 September 2021
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Bronwyn H
We're thrilled to hear our staff were able to put you at ease! We'd love to have you back!
Written 8 September 2021
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Joey K
1 contribution
Awesome
Aug 2021 • Solo
Everyone was very friendly and nice. The tour was well worth the $. You leave feeling it was awesome and a good time. Thanks guys!!!
Written 31 August 2021
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Bronwyn H
We're happy you left feeling like the experience was awesome and worth it!
Written 1 September 2021
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Max M
1 contribution
Horrible price, bad service, but great views!
Aug 2021
Great views but not great enough to pay $800 for under 15 minutes of time in flight. Pilot was nice and very knowledgeable. Rushed you through everything and audio wasn’t on for safety presentation so you could only watch and not hear what you were supposed to do. Great views are the only good thing I can say.
Written 27 August 2021
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Bronwyn H
We’re happy you found the views great and our pilot knowledgeable, but we’re sorry you felt everything was rushed. We always play our safety presentation with the sound on, and we apologize if it was too loud preventing you for hearing it. We will forward your feedback to our Operations team to ensure that everyone is able to hear the safety video. We believe that our tours are priced fairly in order to show passengers unique views of New York City in a state-of-the-art helicopter. We understand that private tours can seem costly, but we do have shared options for those looking for a lower price.
Written 31 August 2021
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Maria O
2 contributions
First Timer
Aug 2021 • Solo
First time flying and I am it was with HeliNY. Everyone was kind and the experience from above was phenomenal. 10/10.
Written 25 August 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you decided to fly with us on your first helicopter experience.
Written 30 August 2021
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Liz
World1 contribution
Memorable ride and awesome customer service 👌
Aug 2021 • Family
Staff was extremely great, friendly. They were very professional and helpful with getting us set for the ride. It was just an experience that made the trip to NYC hands down memorable!
Written 18 August 2021
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Bronwyn H
We're happy to help make your NYC memorable! Thanks for the review!
Written 19 August 2021
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Bright010
Bangkok, Thailand32 contributions
Spectacular helicopter experience
Cannot thank enough the team of HeliNY for the unforgettable experience I had. Everything was handled with care and courtesy , from the security agent at the entrance, the front desk staff , and the skilled and attentive pilot, I was luck enough to sit by his side. The trip to NYC become even more spectacular seeing the city from above. Don’t hesitate to book HeliNY services if a helicopter tour is in your holiday plans.
Written 11 August 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you so much for the thorough review! We're thrilled you had such an unforgettable experience flying with us!
Written 17 August 2021
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Catherine C
1 contribution
Best tour I’ve been on in the city
Aug 2021 • Family
The best tour of NYC we could have done! Unique, lovely staff with smiles and safety being the focus! We got amazing pictures and video. What we didn’t know at the beginning was that BOTH sides of the helicopter get to see the views! Don’t bother your neighbor by trying to take photos through them, you will get the same views on the way back! Thank you to the staff and pilot from our trip!
Written 9 August 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you so much for your thorough review! You're right! The helicopter follows the same route on the way back in case you missed anything!
Written 13 August 2021
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514leeannp
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Great time!
This was fantastic! The staff was very welcoming and professional. Their instructions were clear with our safety i
itsmetrayd
itsmetrayd
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AMAZING!
Absolutely amazing and highly recommend. Totally worth the money.. Everyone was kind and informative from beginning
offdagoop2021
offdagoop2021
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Made my birthday perfect !
Absolutely amazing, get there on time because you will be riding with other people. Everyone had on there mask too.
ClintonLangston1
ClintonLangston1
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AMAZING
My girlfriend and I arrived 30 minutes before our 9:30 time slot and Cole let us go on at 9:00. That was a nice sur
trintrin19
trintrin19
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First Helicopter Ride
This was the best helicopter ride ever! Went with my boyfriend for his birthday and we loved it. Brian and cole too
PerfectRoom
PerfectRoom
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Please try it
The trip was very well organized and felt safe right from the start. Its a great tourist activity or a surprise bir
oliversB8164KL
oliversB8164KL
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Amazing
The helicopter was absolutely amazing and the highlight of my trip to New York. The pilot and all the staff members
rachelpN8604HT
rachelpN8604HT
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Have to do experience
Amazing tour of the city Skyline as a gift for my boyfriend and we both loved it. Pilot was amazing and funny, very
robhN4724QA
robhN4724QA
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Safe, professional, clean and of course amazing tour /views of Manhattan!
Trip was amazing from start to finish. Security, safety, professionalism, and of course amazing tour / views of Man
Sohnio
Sohnio
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Great experience-we recommend it
We traveled from Manhattan via train to Linden station and took an Uber to the airport and back which worked great.
Z-Nova-66
Z-Nova-66
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The Great New York Experience
I had a Great time , Crew was very friendly and very Knowledgeable about what to look at and and some of the Histor
Luc T
Luc T
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Great helicopter ride
Our helicopter ride was great, the pilote was awesome, felt safe and the overall experience was perfect!
summerw923
summerw923
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Beyond Amazing Views
I surprised my husband with a helicopter tour around NYC. He’s obsessed with planes, so I thought he would enjoy it
754jarretth
754jarretth
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Completely incredible experience
Worth every penny! Excellent customer service and genuinely great interactions with staff members! One of those t
zamir_garcia
zamir_garcia
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Spectacular experience
Spectacular views, it is worth to have this experience at least once in a lifetime. The staff was very kind and th
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