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Zip Aviation Helicopter Tours

Pier 6 East River, New York City, NY (Financial District)
1.866.947.6837
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Ranked #109 of 512 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My best friend and I took the Zip Heli tour the end of June, 2014. (I've done it a number of times before in my life having grown up in New Jersey), but this time, what a TREAT. Thanks to the amazing crew at ZIP (especially Santiago), our trip became the most memorable New York City tour in my life.... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Many thanks to Andrew Wood for one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had! The flight was everything we could have hoped for and more.

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New York City, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had so much fun the views are spectacular the flight was very smooth the pilot friendly and Santiago wa so helpful at checkin. Thanks guys for making this so much fun!

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was fortunate enough to take the Zip Aviation helicopter tour and WOW! What a great way to see the city! James (our pilot) was friendly, knowledgeable, and immediately put this nervous flyer at ease. Walking out onto the heliport is a majestic experience, with the helicopters landing and departing seemingly nonstop. The staff is all very professional and positive.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We booked this tour using Viator.com which was our first mistake, as they fail to tell you the exact time of the tour and you have to ring the tour company directly. We went for the longest flight, and the pilot was fine but we were expecting a decent narration of all the sights. The commentary is pre-recorded and was... More

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Zip M, Guest Relations Manager at Zip Aviation Helicopter Tours, responded to this review

Hello, We hope you enjoyed your flight and would like to clear up the confusion. Each company is required to charge the heliport fee as mandated by the heliport. It is the same no matter which company you use. Our prices per tour are actually the lowest of the companies operating there. The videos and photos are also sold by... More

Blackburn, England.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The flight, albeit short, was superb. Great views and a totally different perspective of NYC. Hanging about for an hour before the flight was a bit of pain but the training and care given by the staff was very good. However, my reason for only giving a low rating is because our flight was bought for us to celebrate our... More

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Zip M, Guest Relations Manager at Zip Aviation Helicopter Tours, responded to this review

Superb is great! Thank you, and we are glad you enjoyed your flight. The $30 is a standard heliport fee mandated by the heliport; every tour company is required to charge it. Their fee covers heliport operating fees, etc, and is pretty standard at every heliport. This should have been explained to your children over the phone, and we apologize... More

Le Havre, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were going from Battery Park to South Street seaport and we were hoping to find some heli guy on the way to start talking about what could be done. I had looked over internet but there are so many companies, I could not chose, all have some excellent reviews and terrible ones so I thought I would let luck... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Our pilot "Irish Andrew", from Dublin, provided an entertaining and factual commentary throughout the whole flight. We took the VIP Manhattan Tour, which was the best 30 minute of sightseeing we did, during our visit to New York. Andrew is a, "5 Star Celtic Diamond Geezer", we would highly recommend him to be your pilot, if you book a helicopter... More

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Stockholm
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Amazing, fantastic, wonderful....!!!! A fantastic experience that everyone visiting New York should treat him-/herself to! Very professionally organized. I have been to New York five times prior to this visit, and really... I don't understand why I didn't fly the helicopter already on my first visit (and perhaps also on my second, third, fourth and fifth)! :-)

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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great flight with Andrew who was a star! Many thanks Andrew for the best views of Manhattan there are. If you go you New York, this is the best way to see the place. A real "Bucket List" event!

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