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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 #50 of 521 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
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Manchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Had an initial though of booking from Barcelona via the agency. Then had a look to Tripadvisor, chosed an Helicopter company in NY based on the Tripadvisor's rating, did the whole thing directly on their web (even chosed a specific hour of the day - 17h30 as I like shooting photography and the sun may be a problem) and it... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We booked the Ultimate Tour (end of July) - which lasted approx 20min. The pilot was very knowledgable and friendly and the views were simply breathtaking.. We booked the last flight of the day, checked in (had pre-paid) and waited only about 10 or so minutes before we were on our way. During that time the ground staff who were... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Aways planned on taking a helicopter flight, just never got around to do so. After reading all the reviews on trip advisor, we choose the tour form Helicopter Flight services. As it seems that you have to wait longer for the flight when you reserve and pay upfront. We decided to go there without a reservation (as it was nice... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a fabulous way to see Manhatten! Very smoothly run by the company. The sights were fantastic and our pilot gave us an insightful commentary. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went to NY several times but this time decided to discover the city from the sky. Fabulous! Yes, it is costly for a 20 minutes ride (we took the ultimate tour) but it is just amazing. People on the ground were OK as we took the first flights in the morning. Pilot was really nice and gave us interesting... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Looked like it was better organized that the other companies. The helicopters have large(r) windows. Expect to be seated based on weight. Check for discounts ( 20$ at http://www.destinationcoupons.com). We also got the discount for a different flight than the one presented in the coupon. Just ask the discount. We made the reservation the same day so we knew we... More

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Ft lauderdale
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's not cheap but wow the views were amazing. We happened to take this trip under clear skies and it was worth it. We arrived a bit late but because there's a bit of a wait the staff was able to accommodate us into the tour. The pilot gave us some highlights along the tour. bring a good camera as... More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

OK, a helicopter trip over New York doesn't come cheap - about £100 a head for 20 minutes - but it really is an exceptional experience. We booked by phone on the day (but there were salesmen outside the Statten Island Ferry terminal, so you could have just turned up). The whole experience was very slick and professional. The helicopter... More

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Waterloo, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife booked the flight some weeks before our trip to NYC and we were very grateful, she did. We took the ultimate tour, which meant around 20 min in the air. It was really a phantastic experience. Stunning views from all angles of NYC (with plenty of photos taken), a very smooth ride (no chance to get sick) and... More

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