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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
From downtown skyscrapers to the Statue of Liberty, New York City is larger than life, with an iconic skyline. This helicopter flight across Manhattan and the Hudson River gives you panoramic views of the city that you can’t get from street level. Spot One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building, and snap memorable photographs from above during this flight.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Zip Aviation
    6 East River Greenway, Bikeway, NY 10004, USA
    Address: 6 E River Piers New York, NY 10004 Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
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    Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    ZIP AVIATION offers helicopter tours of New York City and private charter services from NYC to the entire Northeast United States. Three different helicopter tours of NYC are available, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length. Visit our location where you will watch a safety video and meet our team.
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    Pass by
    Governors Island National Monument
    Statue of Liberty
    New York Harbor
    Manhattan Skyline
    Lower Manhattan
    Empire State Building
    Ellis Island
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • You'll end at
    Zip Aviation
    6 East River Greenway, Bikeway, NY 10004, USA
    Address: 6 E River Piers New York, NY 10004 Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • See New York City from the air for a new perspective on the city
  • Fly above the skyline with views of skyscrapers and top landmarks
  • Bring home unique photographs of New York
  • Frequent departures make it easy to squeeze into a busy day of sightseeing
What to Expect
Make your way to a heliport at Pier 6 and the East River in downtown Manhattan to meet the pilot and climb into a state-of-the-art helicopter. Lift off above Manhattan as the view opens up to include city parks, buildings, and landmarks. On your trip, you’ll spot Governor’s Island, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor, and get an amazing perspective on the skyline. When you reach the WWII-era USS Intrepid, bank back along the Hudson River, watching for the Chrysler Building, MetLife Building, and Empire State Building. Keep your camera ready, as the top-down photo opportunities are unmatched from beginning to end. When your flight concludes, touch down at the Manhattan heliport, close to public transit and top Manhattan attractions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Zip Aviation, 6 East River Greenway, Bikeway, NY 10004, USA
Duration
15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 12-15-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a US$40 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Helicopter seating is based on a 4- or 6-passenger helicopter, whichever is available at the time of your tour
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
  • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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MLF wrote a review Sep 2020
New Jersey2 contributions
I took this helicopter tour last summer, before all the chaos that 2020 brought, and it definitely ranks as one of my all-time favorite things to do in NYC. Captain Andrew Woods, the pilot, made the whole experience so incredibly amazing. I was a little nervous at the start,
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Response from ManHeli, Customer Service Staff at Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
Responded 3 days ago
Hello MLF3NJ, Thank you for your review. You are right, a helicopter ride is a unique and uncomfortable experience. We're glad you had an unforgettable experience! Cheers!
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Kim S wrote a review Jan 2020
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The flight was incredible, but soo short. Tip: sit on the right side, then you can see the central park (and city) longer and better. The pilot was really friendly and funny and did a great job :)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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KristenHunter1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Atlanta, Georgia11 contributions
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No better way to see the city and all the iconic sights than from this helicopter tour! Worth the money! It was an experience we will always remember. Saved so much time over waiting in lines to see Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, etc.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Vicky Heys wrote a review Dec 2019
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We did this trip today it was a great way to get a birds eye view of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline .The captain was Andrew Woods who was great . Highly recommend if visiting NYC .
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Date of experience: December 2019
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gonzdrov wrote a review Dec 2019
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Total rip-off You hire 15 min for 200$.We flew for 12 min,20% less,and they didn’t refund those 40 $ back.We were a party of 4...160 $ out of our pockets. No excuses...no bad weather,it was a besutiful day.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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About the operator

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By: Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
elin8
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New York from above - awesome.
Of course a helicopter ride around the Statue of Liberty is amazing. The staff were very nice and we had an amazing
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I9462DPmichaelb
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Helicopter ride
I didn´t wait long, a perfect organisation, very friendly staff, safty instructions exelent, They help you however
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StevenAJK
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Had a blast
A bit tight seating but work the experience will recommend. Hope I get to do it again and again and again
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gavin c
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Helicopter ride
Great trip this one , we both had window seats which was fantastic, staff were really friendly and efficient. Tha
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alistairbrooker1
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Helicopter trip
We actually went on this with my older daughter in Sept 2018.as part of her birthday. Andrew Woods was the pilot. H
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Susanotoole
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Surprise treat
cancelled due to weather....gutted!! Very friendly and helpful staff. They kept be updated constantly...hopefully
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DPASO72
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Amazing 😉
I want to give ZIP AVIATION my special thanks for the amazing and incredible flight that I’ve experienced this week
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SassCakes
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Helicopter Tour
Literally THE best experience of my entire life. Booking the tour was very easy. A couple clicks and done. The ONE
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kiwiyankee
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Waring re seat/view
If you are the smallest/lightest person on the flight you will get stuck in the terrible middle seat. It’s not even
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354
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Helicopter Flight
Fantastic experience! Very organised, haven’t rated 5 as there was an issue with the audio in the helicopter and o
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Knorrth
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New York Helicopter Tour Manhattan with Zip Aviation
We did the 15 min Manhattan tour with Zip Aviation - and it was fantastic!! The tour took us around Statue of Liber
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RuiD_13
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Excellent experience but...
It was an excellent experience we had during 15mins flying over New York City from Hudson River side. Santiago, the
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TravelChickSA
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Great Experience - Why wouldn’t you?
Managed to score the front seat of a six seater comfortable helicopter for a 20 minute joy flight which fly over th
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LeighCS1961
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The Big Apple from the sky
What a fabulous experience - seeing the city from the air. Not a cheap excursion, but having been to NY before a
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Julie299Cheshire_UK
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New York - DO THIS TOUR - IT is a MUST and so WORTH THE MONEY If you only do one thing - this is it!
As an avid traveller, I can only say that this helicopter flight has zoomed into my long running top ten travel ex
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  • Duration: 15m
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