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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour provided by Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
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Tour snapshot
See many of New York’s most famous landmarks in a short time
Duration:
20m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
An aerial view is the ideal way to discover and photograph the Big Apple while skipping the crowds and entrance fees. During this helicopter ride over Manhattan, see many of New York’s world-famous sights up close, such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and more. Your pilot provides commentary as you soar in a modern, state-of-the-art aircraft. Choose from multiple tour times to fit your schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Take to the skies in a modern, state-of-the-art helicopter
  • Flexible departure times available from morning until evening
  • Live commentary accompanies your sightseeing
What to expect
Your helicopter flight begins at downtown Manhattan Heliport. Upon paying the heliport’s security fee (separate expense), board the comfortable helicopter and take to the skies. The first notable sight is Governor’s Island, off Manhattan’s southern tip. Continue across the water for an up-close encounter with the Statue of Liberty. Next, pass One World Trade Center and Ground Zero before heading up the Hudson River. See Madison Square Garden and two of the city’s most famous skyscrapers: the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. The tour continues northwards, from the neon lights of Times Square to verdant Central Park. Catch sight of the USS Intrepid (a World War II–era warship) and Ellis Island. From the helicopter, enjoy a top-down vantage point and live commentary, all without battling crowds or paying for separate admission at each site. The flight ends when you touch down at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Take to the skies in a modern, state-of-the-art helicopter
  • Flexible departure times available from morning until evening
  • Live commentary accompanies your sightseeing
What to expect
Your helicopter flight begins at downtown Manhattan Heliport. Upon paying the heliport’s security fee (separate expense), board the comfortable helicopter and take to the skies. The first notable sight is Governor’s Island, off Manhattan’s southern tip. Continue across the water for an up-close encounter with the Statue of Liberty. Next, pass One World Trade Center and Ground Zero before heading up the Hudson River. See Madison Square Garden and two of the city’s most famous skyscrapers: the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. The tour continues northwards, from the neon lights of Times Square to verdant Central Park. Catch sight of the USS Intrepid (a World War II–era warship) and Ellis Island. From the helicopter, enjoy a top-down vantage point and live commentary, all without battling crowds or paying for separate admission at each site. The flight ends when you touch down at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5024NIGHT
Important information
Inclusions
  • 18-20-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a USD40.00 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.
Duration
20m
Departure details
  • 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA Google Maps provides the correct navigation route, all other navigation options will take you to Chelsea Piers. Please ensure the end of route address matches the address above. Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 18-20-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a USD40.00 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.
Departure details
  • 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA Google Maps provides the correct navigation route, all other navigation options will take you to Chelsea Piers. Please ensure the end of route address matches the address above. Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
Duration
20m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
35 reviews
Excellent
28
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N Snell
2 contributions
Family
The view was gorgeous. A nice 20 minute tour. It was the perfect amount of time. The pilot made sure the ride was smooth and at perfect pace to see everything. I highly recommend the tour and it's in Manhattan too!
Written July 15, 2022
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Maria C
1 contribution
Family
What a memorable experience!
Great service, the staff was super friendly and organized. The pilot did an amazing job pointing out all NY and NJ landmarks. Osvaldo is the best- he made our experience unforgettable! Thank you all! Will recommend and return!!!
Written June 25, 2022
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raphaelakehren
Kall, Germany1 contribution
Solo
We have booked this tour in advance. We have had received the confirmation immediately by mail. Arriving at the heliport the staff was very professional and very friendly. We got a great deal for a professional film and photos.
The flight with the heli was our absolute highlight in NYC - with the amazing pilot Andrew. We will always remember that magic trip - expecially my 77 old years mother.
Say thank you - the three ladies
= three generations, Ulla, Raphaela, Rebekka
Written May 27, 2018
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Laura Grossi
Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands6 contributions
Me and my friend from the Netherlands had an amazing expierence with this company. They were very kind and funny. The people made this expierence complete, especially the pilot, Andrew Woods. The flight took about 15 minutes and we got to see the beautiful New York from every angle. I sat nexto the pilot, and he gave me some good photo tips during the flight too. We also made a selfie which is very nice of him. There was also music on during the flight which you could hear by the headset. Conclusion, this was a very nice, cool and amazing experience which we will never forget. Thanks to the company and the people who made our day! Greetz from your 2 friends from the Netherlands 🇳🇱 😊
Written May 16, 2019
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Hello lauragD1939BF, Thank you for your review. A Helicopter ride over this wonderful city is truly an amazing and an unforgettable experience. Our team members (Pilots, Heliport Staff and the CSRs) work very hard to ensure that each Helicopter ride is fun, awesome and unique. Cheers!
Written May 19, 2019
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12:
London, UK528 contributions
Where do I start?

Booked this for my boyfriend’s 21st, we arrived 45 minutes early and actually went out half hour early. We were booked in for a 18-20min flight but actually were out for 25 minutes so definitely no complaints there! There were 5 of us in total and they did the best to balance the weight so we could all see. The views were absolutely fantastic, the pilot is knowledgeable and friendly. We had lovely music to get you in the mood and it was just amazing. I was petrified of heights and I got off and wanted to do it again. I felt 100% safe and I’ve got memories and photos to last a lifetime.

One little thing, I wouldn’t recommend the video for £49, definitely not worth it. The photos are £20 but you have plenty of time to take your own!
Written July 14, 2018
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TKn
5 contributions
Couples
We did the 15 min Manhattan tour with Zip Aviation - and it was fantastic!! The tour took us around Statue of Liberty and all the way up Hudson river towards Central Park and back, with a magnificant view over Manhattan!! A moment in life we will never forget. And we had the best pilot for an experience like this - Andrew - what a nice person, so humourous, we felt as if we had known us for a long time. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, topping up your NYC visit - this is it!! Best Regards from Maika and Thorsten - Germany Berlin
Written September 4, 2019
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Hello Knorrth, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a fantastic Tour! We agree, a Helicopter Tour is the best way to experience how magnificent New York City is! Cheers!
Written September 15, 2019
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Delores F
1 contribution
Friends
So happy to have experienced this tour. The staff nice and accommodating. The pilot was fun and informative with perfect accompanying music.
Written August 6, 2018
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gavin c
Ipswich, UK7 contributions
Great trip this one , we both had window seats which was fantastic, staff were really friendly and efficient.
Thank alot
Written December 16, 2019
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TravelChickSA
Adelaide, Australia140 contributions
Managed to score the front seat of a six seater comfortable helicopter for a 20 minute joy flight which fly over the Hudson River and bay to Coney Island. Safety briefing was adequate, good training, good pilot, very informative, enjoyed the birds eye view of Manhatten, Brooklyn and NJ, would recommend to any visitor of New York
Written August 28, 2019
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Hello TravelChickSA, Thank you! We agree, it's truly an amazing flight. Hope those who are thinking about taking one decide to go for it! Cheers!
Written September 2, 2019
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james_lewis5460
10 contributions
Couples
Loved to see New York from the sky. It was a windy day for our flight which made it pretty scary at times but this just added to the excitement.
Written April 30, 2019
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JeremyCfactor30
JeremyCfactor30
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Exciting way to see Manhattan. Our pilot, Andrew was outstanding. Expensive but well worth it.
This was a fantastic way to see Manhattan from above. Expensive, but would definitely recommend. The pre-flight pro
Reoewein N
Reoewein N
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Great experience with ZIP Aviation NYC helicopter flight , our pilot Andrew is the best!
We have really enjoyed our NYC Manhattan flight with ZIp aviation, our helicopter pilot Andrew was amazing, so kind
Mark h
Mark h
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Helo tours with Irish Woods. You have got to try it
An incredible experience for the whole family. From the moment we arrived, we were truly looked after in their airc
richardbJ4026CO
richardbJ4026CO
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Unforgettable experience
My wife and I visited New York for our honey moon and this tour was the last thing we done on this trip and we cert
OnAir60895
OnAir60895
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Experience of a life time
An experience of a lifetime ! An amazing way of experiencing New York’s spectacular skyline . I loved the tour and
GQC22
GQC22
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A birthday celebration in the NYC sky
Flying over the most wonderful city of the World is always a unique experience. These guys from Zip makes it bette
ErikaFeresten
ErikaFeresten
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Skyline Tour
The entire experience from booking the 25-minute helicopter tour with Yolanda, to the helicopter flight with Captai
david s
david s
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flight over manhattan
we are French on vacation in New York. we had a unique experience that day with a flight over Manhattan, an unfor
Shurtadop
Shurtadop
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New York from the top
Very, really nice!!. Helicopter was perfect, highly recomended. Is possible to take very nices pictures.
549p_l_nab
549p_l_nab
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Great tour - recommend
Very happy with our flight. Quick and professional service both before and after the flight. Everything ran smoothl
PhilippeS1036
PhilippeS1036
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What a Great and memorable experience
Great tour. We booked for a French audio and it was all in English. For the rest, super well organised.
Ramesh U
Ramesh U
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Manhattan Sky Tour
The experience put my mind at peace and made me forget about my worries (at school, work, etc.). The view was beaut
James L
James L
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Not happy with service!!!!
Terrible. You cancelled the reservation when I was on the plan to USA. I have not yet been able reschedule because
Emgdr
Emgdr
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Not what we expected
Wouldn’t recommend it, and it was not my first time in such a tour. They will move your reservation to ensure all t
Rynorman
Rynorman
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Amazing experience and good value
We saw the helicopters making short tours of Manhattan Island from a short boat tour we were on and decided on the
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