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Zip Aviation Helicopter Tours

Address: Pier 6 East River, New York City, NY (Financial District)
Phone Number: 1.866.947.6837
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$145*
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79%
Ranked #129 of 810 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly improving our customer's experience. Our NEW management and flight crew teams are focused on your safety. We are completely dedicated to deliver an awesome experience during your visit and Tour. We strive to be the consumate and Premier Helicopter Service in New York City.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This was one of most amazing things I've done in my life. I thought I would be afraid, yet I wasn't in the least. The Pilot made me feel so very comfortable and was genuinely sweet. The view was positively gorgeous. I loved it. Can't wait to go again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The tour itself is excellent and covers everything you expect from a helicopter tour. DO NOT get drawn into the extra video tour...... definite mis-selling. you think the $69 covers the still photos also.... think again, they want an extra $20 per picture after the tour. the 100's of pictures sold before the flight are pictures of new York only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Our pilot was Andrew and he was absolutely fantastic! The helicopter ride was one of the best things we had done during our time in New York! I would recommend doing this to everyone and anyone. Personally I am no good why it comes to flying but I can honestly say that my nerves were put to ease straight from... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife & I visited New York city as a 30th Wedding Anniversary treat to ourselves. Our first full day there coincided with my birthday. I had never been for a flight in a helicopter before despite gaining my Private Pilot's Licence for fixed wing aircraft in 1990. Given the time and the place, it would have been daft not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We did the grand island tour and arranged the helicopter ride has a surprise for my mum who's birthday it was. The helicopter tour was genuinely one of the best things I have ever done although it's not the cheapest thing to do when in NYC I would say just do it. We did the helicopter tour on our second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I took my 9 year old son to NYC and finished off with a helicopter ride. What a great experience! The staff rocked... We were in a chopper within 15 min of getting there! Would def recommended... Look for a Groupon... I found one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are many companies that do this but Zip aviation was quality from the aircraft, to the pilot, to the crew on the ground. Be prepared to wait a little bit past your appointment but absolutely do this. If possible, book around sunset, it was fantastic. It does seem to "zip" by pretty fast but even fellow New Yorkers should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My daughter and I did this early on a sunny Sunday morning. Is not cheap but oh so worth it if you can afford it! We had a young guy called Aaron as the pilot... my daughter got the prize seat next to him. Five others cram into the main seats. Good views out of big windows - it all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a superb way of seeing NYC. The whole experience is run extremely professionally and smoothly. There was four of us in our party and we were lucky to have a helicopter all to ourselves. If we had booked a private tour the cost would have been around four times the price we paid. It is truly value for money... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A second flight for me but a first for my four kids. My youngest{7 years old} was very anxious but our pilot, Dave, was very reassuring and put her at ease quickly. The weather cooperated and the flight was fantastic. My family occupied all of the seats but one, and Dave made a point of including the single passenger and... More 

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