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Helicopter Flight Services Helicopter Tours

Downtown Manhattan Heliport Pier 6 and the East River, New York City, NY 10004 (Financial District)
212 355 0801
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Ranked #56 of 523 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

myself and my son went on a 20 min flight around new york and up the hudson the pilot gave us a running commentary and my son loved it this was his first time in a helicopter it worked out at about £ 100 pounds each it was well worth it we flew out from pier 6 and this cost... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very pricey, but we wanted to add this in as the highlight to our New York trip. We ended up getting to the heliport an hour early as I had the time wrong but the staff there were very accommodating and we were put on an earlier flight. Everything very professional and the pilot/guide was great. We even saw a... More

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Tipton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We purchased two tickets to fly on the Helicopter tour of NYC. The price is very expensive but knowing we would never have the opportunity again to do this we thought we should just go ahead with it. We arrived an hour early but were accommodated by the staff and put into a much early flight which was brilliant leaving... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Today we toured the city with the best view. Helicopter Flight Services was the best. They were professional, thorough, personable and of course it was a great tour and facts of Manhattan you wouldn't learn otherwise. Our check-in with Lenin was speedy and flawless. Our Captain, Fernando, was pleasant and informative. The entire experience couldn't have been better and worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was unsure weather to book this as is on the expensive side for such a short excursion but was so glad I did and with this operator, great friendly/Helpful staff, pilot also pointing out all the landmarks you want to see and time to take photos, recommend the 30 min tour as best value for money, also to add safety... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I got recommended to fly over NYC with helicopters. It was a great great ride. First of all, you get to fly a helicopter which was a new experience to me. Then you get to see NYC from a completely different angle. The weather was perfect that day. Unluckily for me I got the worst place in the helicopter. I... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We booked a tour before leaving the UK which was very easy online to book, and the tour lived up to everything it advertised. It was absolutely wonderful, the weather was perfect, the pilot -Floyd was very informative and the half hour tour felt as if was 10 minutes , there was so much to see and it was over... More

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Everyone was very courteous and professional. The flight lasted 20 minutes, but we saw so much of the city. Our pilot Floyd was very welcoming and made us feel at ease. He was very informative about the landmarks we saw on the flight and added some humour as well.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We booked with this company mainly because the helicopters looked spacious and airy as my husband suffers from travel sickness but really wanted to do the tour. You don't get a choice on your seat and my husband ended up in a backwards facing seat which he really didn't want. Nevertheless, he thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would do again.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I was disappointed with this experience compared with helicopter tours in other cities (e.g. San Francisco). I never experienced one as un-inspiring as this. The heliport is incredibly busy, with many choppers and many tour companies processing many passengers. You're forbidden from taking your own photos on the way to/from the chopper (allegedly for legal reasons, but somehow the company... More

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KathleenWiig, General Manager at Helicopter Flight Services Helicopter Tours, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer, Our staff & owners are disappointed to read that you did not fully enjoy your flight and appreciate your feedback to see where we can improve. I would like to address your comments. NYC is a very small area with a lot going on and due to situations out of our control all tour companies must... More

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