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Helicopter New York City

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Financial District
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Address: Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Pier 6 and the East River, New York City, NY 10004
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+1 212-747-9282
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Sightseeing tours of New York are one thing, but NYC helicopter tours are...

Sightseeing tours of New York are one thing, but NYC helicopter tours are in a special league of their own. Helicopter New York City offers a breathtaking experience that will allow you to see the city from a whole new perspective.

Ever wanted to see what the Brooklyn Bridge looks like from the sky? Helicopter rides in NYC are the ultimate way to check out your favorite New York City landmarks and spots from several thousand feet in the air. Ride the skyline with our NYC Helicopter Tours.

New York has so much iconic imagery. Seeing it from the air is nothing short of magnificent. A tour of New York simply isn't complete without seeing Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the rest of this world famous city from high above.

A New York City helicopter tour grants a unique perspective on all of NYC's most beloved landmarks. No other New York City tour can offer so much fun either!

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Expensive and short but really great fun

It is a flight with helicopter from southern part of Manhattan around the Statue of the Liberty and uptown over the Hudson River against central parts of Central Park. What a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nenad J
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a flight with helicopter from southern part of Manhattan around the Statue of the Liberty and uptown over the Hudson River against central parts of Central Park. What a great perspective to see the big apple from the air. Wonderful ride, lasting about 15-20 minutes and cost about 230 USD.

Thank Nenad J
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had kept this a surprise from our kids (17-21) which I was very proud of! It was all superb. Great staff, really cheery and helpful. The helicopter ride itself was truly fabulous! Very expensive but a once in a lifetime thing. Very glad we did it.

Thank Louise H
Ashford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Although the weather was terrible we thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Felt very safe and a great way to see New York. All involved were very kind, helpful and professional. Would love to do it again when the sun is shining. Was fantastic. Thank you guys for making our trip to the Big Apple extra special.

Thank Annie C
Slough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

All I can say is, beware! After booking online (spending nearly $600 for my wife, sister and I), we received no confirmation of the purchase so had no booking reference to present on the day. When we arrived, I immediately informed on-site staff that i had no booking reference. The staff initially denied all knowledge of our booking. After raising... More 

Thank Pawandeep K
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The helicopter ride was great but unfortunately the customer service was terrible. First we didn't receive a proper reservation email, we then got there early to check and no-one knew the company. When they finally fond our reservation the company had messed up our number of seats and booking. After a lot of stress we got our tour but was... More 

Thank sophie1112016
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The helicopter experience was amazing. Seeing the city from above is a must. The service was very well organized and everything was just as described. It is expensive but worth every bit. The staff and pilot very friendly

Thank Leo W
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

1st of all we got upgraded from the 20 minute flight to the 30 months minute flight, secondly I got to fly up front with the pilot. 3rd WOW just WOW, fantastic views of the city, expensive bur worth every penny.

Thank Scunnybunny75
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We chose the longer flight in order to be able to see right over Harlem and this was definitely worth the extra money.None of us had been on a helicopter before and we were surprised at how smooth the ride was. Even when it clouded over, the view was still amazing. a little bit of waiting around is to be... More 

1 Thank nadyakay2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The best crew! Excellent service! A must do when visiting NYC! Amazing experience! We took the 19 min tour and took beautiful pictures. Definitely the highlight of our trip.

Thank Yadira3404
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271 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Sorry to say I feel this was over priced and well over rated for mins in helicopter You can see the same from any of the towers

1 Thank james r

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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