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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience

By HeliNY
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About
Get a rare view of the Manhattan skyline from above on this short small group helicopter tour. Listen to the pilot’s live commentary from personal headsets, ensuring you don’t miss any landmarks along the way. Capture photos of the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park, and make memories to last a lifetime. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.
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Ages 2-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 25–30 minutes
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Unparalleled aerial views of Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor
  • Fly past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Central Park
  • Personal headsets ensure you can hear the pilot’s commentary
  • Choose from flexible departure times to fit your schedule

  • Shared Helicopter Flight (shared experience with other travelers)
  • Live commentary on board, Floor to ceiling windows, Climate controlled cabin
  • Heliport Landing and Facility Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from NYC (Roundtrip adult ticket is $17)

Make your own way to Linden Municipal Airport in New Jersey (a 35-minute train ride from New York Penn Station). On arrival, receive a safety briefing and overview of the trip itinerary. After takeoff, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island come into view. Keep your camera at the ready for a bird’s-eye view of the Manhattan skyline from above. As you fly over Williamsburg and the Brooklyn bridges, you spot the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and United Nations. The pilot’s live commentary ensures you never miss a landmark. Next fly over Central Park—this is a rare opportunity that many helicopter tours do not include. You also get a look at Times Square and Rockefeller Center from above before continuing along the Hudson River. End the tour on a high note by soaring past the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial, before returning to the departure point.

Departure details
  • HeliNY - Linden Airport, Main Terminal Linden Municipal Airport, 1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, USA Check-in is 30 minutes before your flight time. Passengers can drive to Linden Airport or take a train from NY Penn Station via NJ Transit. Roundtrip ticket is $17. Take the Trenton (Northeast Corridor) Line or the Long Branch (North Jersey Coast) Line to Linden Train station.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18421P5

  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 285 lbs may be unable to fly. If passengers require a seat belt extender they will not be able to attend.
  • A current valid government issued photo ID is required on the day of travel
  • All bags are subject to inspection. Only camera, cell phone and sunglasses can be brought aboard. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Please note: it is a 10 minute drive to Linden Airport from the station, passengers can order either Uber, Lyft or use the local taxi service
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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How much is New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience?
New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience price starts from $274.00. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience on Tripadvisor
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18421P5

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    HeliNY - Linden Airport
    Main Terminal Linden Municipal Airport, 1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, USA
    Check-in is 30 minutes before your flight time. Passengers can drive to Linden Airport or take a train from NY Penn Station via NJ Transit. Roundtrip ticket is $17. Take the Trenton (Northeast Corridor) Line or the Long Branch (North Jersey Coast) Line to Linden Train station.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Statue of Liberty
    Ellis Island
    One World Trade Center
    Chrysler Building
    Empire State Building
    Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    Times Square
    Intrepid Museum
    Central Park
    Columbia University
    Yankee Stadium
    George Washington Bridge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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  • Sightseer34545491336
    Sightseer34545491336
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    The best trip of our itinerary.
    30 minutes of the most amazing views of New York. The pilot was very informative, pointing out locations with a bit of history added in and outlining what it is like living in and being a New Yorker. Excellent adventure would recommend this ad a must to anyone visiting New York for the first time.
  • sheril57
    sheril57
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    Birds Eye View
    We had purchased the Heli ride for our Son and his wife last year for Xmas. They loved it, Now we’re back visiting again this year as a family and having not done the tour ourselves, we all 4 did it again and it was Fantastic!
  • davidgK1104FT
    davidgK1104FT
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    Best view of New York City
    Superb way to see New York City. Staff were very friendly and professional in dealing with customers using this bucket list experience. This is a must do at least once in your lifetime, a 10 out of 10 from us.
  • noeleenef
    noeleenef
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    NYC Helicopter at night
    Great experience and lovely staff all the way. Pilot was so good. Brilliant way to see NYC at night.
  • SimonEllesmere
    SimonEllesmere
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    Top notch trip
    This is a fantastic experience that I recommend to everyone. The staff are super helpful and friendly which helped a lot as my wife was very nervous. The flight was spectacular and our pilot ready to answer questions (better than having a recorded guide) as well as providing pointers during the trip. Overall a well run company delivering an excellent experience.
  • partagas92
    partagas92
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    The best way to grasp the magnificence of NYC
    On the 100 things to do list in your life! Outstanding experience. HeliNY is super professional, top safety and super friendly. The tour is breathtaking. Pilot excellent tour guide. Highly recommended !
  • _W5701BJ
    _W5701BJ
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    Great trip!
    It was a surprise for my daughter and she is absolutely impressed. Thank you for this experience and all emotions that she get!
  • rosm447
    rosm447
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    Well worth the experience!
    Brilliant experience. Very well organised. Can thoroughly recommend. We were fortunate with the weather. Flew around Statue of Liberty, up the Hudson River which enabled us all to see the whole of Manhattan. Pilot / Guide was very informative pointing out main points of interest.
  • N1608LOmiked
    N1608LOmiked
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    NICE VIEW, NICE PILOT, MUST DO!!!!!!!!!
    The view was amazing. The pilot was very nice, and told us about the highligts. José, manager of the company, was a friendly and Nice Guy. Definitly a recommodation.
  • 548josemiguelc
    548josemiguelc
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    Amazing
    They were amazing. We had a problem with the train and they offered to us attention in order to got to the trip. Thanks, unforgettable experience!
  • paulocM1160PU
    paulocM1160PU
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    View from above in Manhattan
    Easy reservation. Great experience for a great price. Seeing all of Manhattan from above was sensational
  • justine630
    justine630
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    A permanent Must do!
    An absolutely must do!! Smooth ride, great narration, and fun interaction!! The views were stunning and absolutely breath taking
  • SRebeccaS
    SRebeccaS
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    Fab!!
    Fab, super easy to get to. Friendly staff (except the odd one/two) but that didn't bother us. The pilot was great!! Kept telling us where everything was and answered any questions. Highly recommend :)
  • chiungwenc2016
    chiungwenc2016
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    Wonderful experience
    Staff is very friendly and funny, process arrangement goes smoothly.fly from Manhattan is more convenient.we decided to fly and called for reservation just two days ago. Easy and rapid. Pilot is very professional and the whole flight is very stable. Stunning landscapes is just under your feet. Love it.
  • alvaromA4385YK
    alvaromA4385YK
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    Almost amazing
    It was amazing but I thought we were going to be closer to the buildings! Through manhattan and not just above the river!
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Sym F
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Couples
I paid $789 for me and my spouse for his birthday . When we arrived there were others waiting so we thought they were before us . We were not aware that we would be sharing a flight with FIVE others ! We literally drove 10 min up and 10 min back looking at nothing but buildings and water. We also were told we can not take photos only because they want to charge $35 for 2 photos that they take of you which they put no effort into . Horrible experience.
Written July 30, 2020
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Hi Sym, Can you please contact us directly so we can look into what happened? We have only offered flights with 6 passengers this month and the rate that you mentioned doesn't match the tour that you have reviewed. Please reach out to us so we can look into this further.
Written August 3, 2020
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Brett H
Newark, NJ1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
We had a great time. The weather was perfect and the visibility through the very large plexiglass windows was incredible. Our flight departed Linden Airport at 6:30pm and we able see the sun setting in the west. Our pilot ( Joe) pointed out all of the major attractions such as the twin towers memorial fountains, Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium and the Statue of Liberty. We were celebrating my friend’s son’s 13th birthday; I’m sure he will not forget this one for a long time. We couldn’t have asked for a better flight.
Written April 5, 2022
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mukeshten
Bexleyheath, UK149 contributions
What an amazing experience from start to finish. Great welcome and very high on health and safety. My grandson sat in the front as we were sat according to weight. The pilot was very good and explained the history of the sights we were seeing amazing views is an understatement. Worth the money
Written June 18, 2022
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Robyn M
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
The New Yorker Tour was absolutely amazing! The helicopter was state of the art, clean and comfortable. Our pilot was personable, professional, and very knowledgeable on the land marks and things to do. The entire staff was welcoming, answered our questions & emphasized the importance of safety. Although this was a site seeing tour, it was more of a VIP experience. I would highly recommend HeliNY and if I get the chance to go back will tour with them again!!
Written December 19, 2021
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Laila L
Thank you so much for your glowing review and recommendation! We're thrilled that you had an absolutely amazing experience from start to finish. We'd love to see you again if you get the chance next time you are in NYC!
Written December 24, 2021
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Amanda T
7 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We ended up being significantly delayed due to the NJ Transit train line being in a complete mess. We let HeliNY’s customer service know and they called the crew and let them know.

This was for a friends birthday trip from UK to NY. So we were so concerned we would miss this experience or incur extra charges. But NO. HeliNY for us on the next available flight, gave us water when the machine was out of order (and we needed it being stuck at a train platform in 34 degree heat) and then let me friend sit up front on the helicopter.

The experience was awesome and the views, pilot and the staff made a pretty crappy day, awesome. Tons KD guys!
Written May 23, 2022
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bruce z
15 contributions
Oct 2021
City Lights Skyline Experience is the same company as City Lights NIGHT Skyline Experience.
we were in a 6-passenger helicopter. 3 seats in a row in the back. 2 seats with backs to the pilot facing the 3. 1 person passenger next to the pilot. One side gets the view going up the river, the other side gets the view on the return.
the scenery is fantastic. NYC is big and beautiful. flight was comfortable.
when you pull into Linden airport it is a building on your left with a big parking lot. no signs anywhere.
Written October 31, 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you for your detailed review, Bruce. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed this experience!
Written November 1, 2021
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Barry M
1 contribution
Jul 2023
The attention to detail and the constant updates by email were awesome. Change in departure times were handled with friendliness and consideration. You covered all the bases, from reservations, updates and explicit directions. Your departure from Linden airport was most convenient and did not incur NYC tolls and parking fees. Your staff upon arrival were very attentive and polite and worked as a well oiled team. Sawyer our pilot for the trip was most excellent in pointing out landmarks and very professional in his manner. The tour was amazing. Thank You. Barry Messner
Written July 4, 2023
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Victoria H
Our staff aim to provide the upmost level of customer service. We are proud to hear your experience with HeliNY was friendly, professional, and positive. Thank you for flying with us and for providing these awesome words for our ground crew, reservations staff and pilot!
Written July 13, 2023
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Nancye R
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
The views are amazing and it was a very nice trip along the Hudson river and back to the Statue of Liberty. The pilot was very friendly and accommodating, the staff were very professional and thorough, and the ride was incredibly smooth. This was my first helicopter ride ever and was a nice introduction. My only suggestions would be that they have all of the seats facing the same way and maybe a bit more commentary from the pilot. Overall a very nice experience.
Written July 30, 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you for sharing your experience flying with us! We are currently flying Bell 407 helicopters, which have 2 backwards facing seats. Our pilots top priority is your safety, sometimes they have to communicate with air traffic control or other aircraft which means they have less time to point out the sights. We're happy to hear that our whole team made you feel welcomes and that you have a nice time flying with us!
Written August 5, 2021
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Road758202
Offenbach, Germany5 contributions
Aug 2022
First time on a helicopter, so it was great to feel safe in the hands of professionals.

Wonderful flight from Linden over Newark airport and NJ container harbor to Manhattan via Liberty Island.

If you are flying from Linden airport NJ coming from Manhattan you can either spend 200+ $ on Taxi/Uber to come or travel via Train from Penn Station for 17$ Round Trip per person plus +2 x 10$ for the Taxis from Linden train station to Linden airport.
Written August 7, 2022
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Jessica W
Wrexham, UK4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Absolutely fantastic experience!!
Staff were very friendly and it was all very easy. Our pilot Jimmy was brilliant and very knowledgeable, we felt very safe. The highlight was circling the Statue of Liberty. Also Jessica, who runs the shuttlebus was brilliant, even helped us to sort our train tickets as we had no idea what we were doing or where we were going. Highly recommend, once in a lifetime experience! Thank you!
Written October 16, 2023
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Victoria H
Wow, we are so happy to hear that your experience with our staff, including our pilot and shuttle driver all provided a wonderful experience for you!!
Written November 4, 2023
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