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Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

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Address: 6 East River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: 1.866.947.6837
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Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly...

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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Fabulous!!

Ralph ( our pilot) was great, real friendly guy who made us all feel special. Zip wasn't particularly well organised but we got on our flight on time and had a full length (18min... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lucie W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ralph ( our pilot) was great, real friendly guy who made us all feel special. Zip wasn't particularly well organised but we got on our flight on time and had a full length (18min) flight. We were really lucky with the weather too which was nice! Highly recommend doing this. It's a great way to see the sights meaning you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lucky me got to sit in the front. Confident pilot made me safe about flying. Great weater. It is expensive, but worth it. Nice way to see the city.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have written this review months and months ago but only just found the card with the pilots name on and I wanted to be able to recommend him. I took my son and my niece as a surprise for our last day after a week in New York city and it was an amazing experience had by all.... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 4 people that were shown a nice pitcure og inside the helicopter, We were told that we all cuold sit together in the back of the helicopter. When we arrived we had too pay 30 dollars moore pr. person. It was not the same helicopter that was on the picture. It was only space for 3 in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are amazing! We took tour number one and got to see Ellis Island, WTC memorials, Empire State Building, Central Park, and of course the Statue of Liberty. We flew for about 15 minutes above the Hudson River and also got to see the Brooklyn Bridge from a distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had decided before going to NYC we would try and fit this helicopter tour into our busy schedule, having come of the Statue of Liberty ferry we started to head round to the heli port. Before we got very far we come across a rep from zip aviation, we explained we wanted to do the tour, but were on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a 20 minute wait for an unbooked flight.... fantastic views, pilot was very knowledgeable. Would recommend Only gripe is when discussing prices they leave a little bit out, was expecting to pay $290 for 2, but total cost is $350 - wasn't mentioned when talking to rep, only appears when paying. Doesn't change the great experience, but would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used Zip Aviation but there are several companies that do these short Manhatten tours. Absolutely worth every penny!!! Runs about $150 to go for a 20 minute tour and the views are breathtaking. For the inexperienced, choppers are smooth as silk and like floating on a cloud. Do it. You won't regret it.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well worth helicopter trip the pilot was first class, me and my granddaughter enjoyed the whole experience which was a gift to her for her birthday and as I said before the pilot Andrew Wood was first class!! The views were just amazing from the air and without doing the trip we would never have seen the Statue of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I have to admit that I was disappointed at the helicopter we were seated in, so I decided to decline the trip. I was heartbroken as I had arrived sporting 3 cameras, hoping to capture some breathtaking images New York City. Before my husband and I could leave the building, a man introduced himself to us as Andrew Woods, and... More 

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