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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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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: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
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
Avoid the congestion of New York City down on the ground, and take to the sky to see Manhattan during this NYC helicopter tour. Catch sight of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, George Washington Bridge, and many other top attractions without standing in line or sitting in traffic.
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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 Brooklyn Bridge
    Pass by Statue of Liberty
    Pass by Chrysler Building
    Pass by Empire State Building
    Pass by Ellis Island
    Pass by Rockefeller Center
    Pass by Central Park
    Pass by Yankee Stadium
    Pass by George Washington Bridge
    Pass by Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
    Pass by Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Pass by Columbia University
    Pass by Brookfield Place
    Pass by Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    Pass by Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours
    Pass by Palisades Interstate Park
Highlights
  • See NYC from a different perspective—the sky—during this helicopter tour 
  • Listen to live commentary from your pilot as you fly
  • Multiple tour times to work around your busy schedule 
  • No surprises—the price includes facility and fuel fees
What to Expect
For your New York City helicopter tour meet at Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Check in and board your helicopter for a flight over the city. All facility and fuel fees are included on this tour, so there are no surprises at the heliport. During the flight, see most of New York City’s main attractions, from the Statue of Liberty to Yankee Stadium. Some of the most popular sights on the tour include One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Central Park, and George Washington Bridge. Your pilot tells stories about the city and its history as you fly. Keep your camera handy to snap great pictures from the air. Your tour ends back at the heliport.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Helicopter Flight Services, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, Manhattan, NY 10004, USA
Duration
17–20 minutes
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Heliport Landing and facility fees
  • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 275 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. 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 their parents lap.
  • 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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Bryan G wrote a review Yesterday
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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 New York.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Travis F wrote a review Aug 2020
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Incredible tour! The staff was amazing and safety equipment as well as COVID considerations made us feel especially safe and happy during our flight.
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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: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
Responded 3 weeks ago
We're so happy to hear that we made you feel safe so you could fully enjoy your helicopter tour with us! Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor!
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apekshaj2016 wrote a review Aug 2020
Mexico City, Mexico1 contribution
Amazing views of the city. Great service. Very clean and safe and sanitized. Overall a great 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: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your review on Tripadvisor! We're so glad to hear you had a great experience!
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Sabz S wrote a review Aug 2020
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Once in a lifetime experience! Everything was very clean and orderly given the current pandemic state, and the views were amazing!
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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: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
Responded Aug 10, 2020
Hi Sabz, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor! Thank you for choosing to fly with us during the pandemic and sharing that we made everything clean and orderly for you!
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Milan P wrote a review Mar 2020
Ghent, Belgium1 contribution
This flight is a must do and such a unique experience to explore NY in a different way! You’ll see all the highlights from above, I recommend it to everyone !
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thank you so much for recommending us! We're happy to share our unique perspective of NYC with you!
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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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721stefanyr
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Highly Recommend!!!! Safe, sanitized, friendly!!
Absolutely amazing experience. Everybody incredibly friendly and professional. Helicopters were new and clean. Ever
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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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TatsianaSalanko
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The best experience I have ever had
Thank you so much for such an amazing experience!!!! That was a surprise for my husband and it was just wow!!! Even
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  • Duration: 17–20 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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