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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 06/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
We will demonstrate how life preservers are worn and you will put your own life preserver on. You will place your own belongings into complimentary lockers. Headsets will be provided without microphones and will be disinfected between flights. You will have the option to use disposable earplugs.
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Updated 06/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get a perspective on New York City that most visitors miss when you take to the air for a scenic helicopter tour. See Manhattan’s most iconic sights, from the Empire State Building to Central Park, in a matter of minutes; you even catch a glimpse of the majestic Statue of Liberty.
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Helicopter Flight Services
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, Manhattan, NY 10004, USAThe heliport is a large gray cement building with a big clock on the front. Please let security know you are flying with Helicopter Flight Services and they will direct you to our staff.
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    Pass by Statue of Liberty
    Pass by Ellis Island
    Pass by Chrysler Building
    Pass by MetLife Building
    Pass by Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Pass by Empire State Building
    Pass by Central Park
    Pass by Brooklyn Bridge
    Pass by Greenwich Village
    Pass by Brookfield Place
    Pass by Manhattan Skyline
    Pass by Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    Pass by Rockefeller Center
    Pass by New York Harbor
    Pass by Seaport District NYC
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Helicopter Flight Services
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, Manhattan, NY 10004, USAThe heliport is a large gray cement building with a big clock on the front. Please let security know you are flying with Helicopter Flight Services and they will direct you to our staff.
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Highlights
  • Enjoy an aerial perspective on New York City that most visitors miss
  • See many of Manhattan’s famous landmarks in a single ride
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day suit every itinerary
  • Your guide’s live commentary ensures you don’t miss any sights
What to Expect
Based on your tour’s departure time—there are multiple tours throughout the day, from morning until sundown—make your way to the downtown Manhattan Heliport on the island’s southern tip. Following a safety briefing and preparations, climb aboard a comfortable helicopter and buckle in. As you take to the air, you are immediately rewarded with views over the city that most visitors miss out on. From this lofty vantage point, see many Manhattan’s most famous sights, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Hudson River and more. You also catch glimpses of landmarks beyond Manhattan, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Throughout the flight, enjoy your pilot’s guided commentary. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Helicopter Flight Services, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, Manhattan, NY 10004, USA
Duration
12–15 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Heliport landing and facility fees
  • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing more than 275 lbs (124 kg) 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. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infant rates apply for children under 2; infants will sit on parents' laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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FruOlsen80 wrote a review Yesterday
West Long Branch, New Jersey2 contributions
Awesome crew, awesome views!! Once-in-a-lifetime experience! Thank you for making my 40th Birthday so special
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Stefany R wrote a review Sep 4
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Absolutely amazing experience. Everybody incredibly friendly and professional. Helicopters were new and clean. Everything very well maintained for covid (temperature check, hand sanitizer, masks, disinfected everything after each group of passengers, etc.) Highly highly
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
Responded 2 weeks ago
It's always great to hear that you had an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing how our policies made you feel safe during Covid and for recommending us!
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Augusto R wrote a review Aug 2020
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Im happy for the flight it really was excellent and emotional.... this was our first flight I we enjoyed a lot.. i really recommended to any one .
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for recommending us on Tripadvisor! We're so happy to have been able to give you your first helicopter experience!
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Nicole L wrote a review Aug 2020
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What incredible views of a city I love! This was a great way to spend my birthday! The staff and crew were professional and courteous. We loved the experience!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
Responded Aug 3, 2020
Hi Nicole, We're so happy to have been able to share this new perspective of NYC for your birthday! Thanks for sharing that you had a great time!
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NoemieJoram wrote a review Mar 2020
Tienen, Belgium9 contributions
We loved our heli tour above New York! It really is a experience you will never forget! The staff is very friendly and the pilot was very good, very good take-off and landing. We would definitely recommend booking with them, you won’t regret!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thanks so much for recommending us! We aim to give unforgettable experiences so thank you much for sharing!
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andressL9925NY
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Amazing
Amazing experience, I can't wait to do it again, amazing view of this amazing city, life is short and definitely i
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bryangZ8333QC
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Birthday gift experience
Brought my wife for the 1st time, and she loved it. She’s so excited she had the chance to get this tour out in Ne
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lost-traveler-ny
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awesome time. was a half hour and never forget it
amazing and well worth it. was lota of fun everyone was amazed. pretty from above was too quick. 3 of us on a
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105sagarl
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One of the best NY experiences
We went to Heli Ny and had a amazing time. One of the best thing to do in NY. The staffs are amazing and pilot narr
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846shwetas
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Greattttttt!
Damn! The views were so great, a must have experience. The ride is worth every penny! The staff was great and took
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EminI77
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Amazing experience
Great experience! Very friendly staff. Everyone was following covid rules, including social distance.
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mreli166
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Cool experience, could have been better.
Cool tour. I didn't like that me and my girlfriend were split up on the Helicopter. I didn't know other people woul
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Matt K
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Great trip
Great views of the city on a gorgeous day. Very friendly and accommodating staff, extra precautions to be COVID-saf
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remrem0511
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Great experience
My husband and I did this for my 30th birthday and it was such a great way to celebrate! Everything went smoothly,
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nicolet0818
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Amazing experience!
Amazing experience! Have to try it when in the city. Will be back. Everything was clean and sanitary
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197johannap
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Best surprise ever!
Best birthday surprise ever!! Definitely a must have experience if you’re ever in the city. It was so beautiful and
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Jaila29
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Great experience
Had a great city view! Definitely a great first time. Went from downtown till upper Manhattan. Recommend 100% Thank
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845alidac
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Amazing!! Super nice captain and personnel. COVID friendly experience. Just do it!
We were a bit nervous about the experience but everything was super smooth and very nice staff. Trip was on time, c
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nusratbintei
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Great experience
It was a really awesome experience for me. During pandemic, I was worried about the cleaning stuff. But they know b
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pedromanuelp2016
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Helicopter Tour!!!Awesome
Awesome tour! It was very informative and the images of Manhattan are stunning!! The highlight of the tour is defin
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12–15 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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