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Manhattan Helicopters

6 East River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004 (Financial District)
212 845 9822
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Ranked #149 of 481 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: We provide breathtaking helicopter tours around Manhattan’s skyscrapers, with packages designed for every budget range. Whether you're a leisurely... more » Owner description: We provide breathtaking helicopter tours around Manhattan’s skyscrapers, with packages designed for every budget range. Whether you're a leisurely sight-seeker, an aspiring photographer, or a die-hard thrill seeker, this once-in-a-lifetime adventure is not to be missed! « less
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Drammen, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Me and my Three friends went for this trip - and did not regret it!! We really got to see Manhattan and the skyline from the best angle. Good security, well organized, and professional People made this an unforgettable experience.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We did this a rainy day in November. We were thinking should we do it when it's dark instead? We didn't and that was a mistake. It's very well organized though and the security level is very good. I recommend this but to it in the dark. JP

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

This place was top notch. My boyfriend and I took this adventure, today!!! It was awesome!!!!!! The employees are super professional and organized! They moved us through right when we arrived. Our pilot was Cherry!! She was terrific!! The music was great, the weather was perfect (thanks God) and the ride was breathtaking! I recommend this activity highly!!

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

For me it was excellent, alright it would have been better if we didn’t have two young men with us as they were quite rude, but really the pilot, the view and the music did make my flight a great experience. I will recommend “James” as pilot, he was lovely and explained me everything, I was seated next to him... More

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Lille, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you want to spend 500 dollars in the wind this activity is for you ! one hand, the flight time stated on the website is not honored, it takes less time , and secondly if you shipped to four people in the helicopter is very simple two out of the 4 will have a miserable flight ! ! the... More

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ManHeli, Guest Relations Manager at Manhattan Helicopters, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Because this message was put through an online translator, it is a bit unclear what specific concerns you have. I gathered notes on your flight time, seating, and price. Our flight times vary depending on what tour you choose, and the duration of the flight varies based on a number of factors such as weather, air traffic,... More

manchester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

My wife and I went on a 12 minute tour on 15/12/13. Firstly at a cost of $250 prebooked three months in advance. Also had to pay a further $60 on the day of the flight. Having never been in a helicopter before It was to be the highlight of our trip. VERY WRONG. Firstly the flight was good,and I... More

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ManHeli, Guest Relations Manager at Manhattan Helicopters, responded to this review

Dear Lee052, We understand your frustrations and would like to make it good with you. It looks from your pictures that you may have flown on a foggy day, and sometimes that limits the views/causes fog on the windows. We apologize for that inconvenience. Also, the heliport regulates the passengers taking pictures on the ramps for safety reasons, so those... More

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A fantastic experience! Very professional & friendly. Had the biggest smile on my face, that lasted all day! Firstly, I recommend you purchase your helicopter ride online before you arrive. We took our 8 month old baby boy, they supplied ear defenders for him, he looked so funny, but they worked a treat. I was lucky to have the front... More

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mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Max is the Max. I spent this week in Manhattan with my family. I come here once every quarter but always by mysefl for business. I only had Saturday to be with my family and I wanted to do something special. I chose Manhattan Helicopters and I made the right choice! We arrived 45 mins. earlier, as I was a... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A very rushed service! The pricing wasn't explained correctly and they were too interested in taking our money and getting us on the flight... I got quoted $125 per person... they failed to mention the extra $100 they charged me, which was 'heliport' costs, which i found out when i checked my receipt and phoned them up to find out... More

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ManHeli, Guest Relations Manager at Manhattan Helicopters, responded to this review

Dear Asa F, I apologize for the miscommunication. All charges are required to be explained up front before a credit card is accepted. Our flights start at $145 per person and the heliport charges a $30 landing fee per passenger. This would be $175 per person, multiplied by 2 people which is $350 total. Our staff should have explained that... More

Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Make sure you are sat facing the direction of travel and ask to sit behind the pilot. Sat behind the passenger facing backwards and saw very little of Manhattan or anything else. Not a lot of commentary. Not impressed with the behaviour of the pilot.

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