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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island provided by HeliNY

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
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Tour snapshot
Take a thrilling helicopter ride to see New York City from above
Duration:
25–30 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Discover New York City’s must-see sites from above on this helicopter tour of Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond. See dazzling skyscrapers and elegant bridges, sprawling Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and more. Multiple departures are available to suit your schedule and all fees and surcharges are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 25-30 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy unrivaled aerial views of Manhattan’s most spectacular sites
  • Avoid surprises with all fees and surcharges included in the tour price
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and landmarks like Central Park
What to expect
Embark on your tour at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, near the southern tip of New York City’s most striking borough. Begin with a jaunt around its soaring skyscrapers—the Freedom Tower, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center. Cruise over the harbor and take in views of France’s famous gift to the United States, the Statue of Liberty, the tiny island where your great grandparents may have entered America, and the world’s first steel suspension bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge. Extend your tour and head north up the Hudson River, checking out America’s first public park (Central Park), one of the country’s oldest universities (Columbia) and the jarringly beautiful Palisades, the sheer cliffs rising just west of Manhattan, and America's longest suspension bridge, the Verrazano Bridge.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 25-30 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy unrivaled aerial views of Manhattan’s most spectacular sites
  • Avoid surprises with all fees and surcharges included in the tour price
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and landmarks like Central Park
What to expect
Embark on your tour at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, near the southern tip of New York City’s most striking borough. Begin with a jaunt around its soaring skyscrapers—the Freedom Tower, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center. Cruise over the harbor and take in views of France’s famous gift to the United States, the Statue of Liberty, the tiny island where your great grandparents may have entered America, and the world’s first steel suspension bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge. Extend your tour and head north up the Hudson River, checking out America’s first public park (Central Park), one of the country’s oldest universities (Columbia) and the jarringly beautiful Palisades, the sheer cliffs rising just west of Manhattan, and America's longest suspension bridge, the Verrazano Bridge.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 18421P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
25–30 minutes
Departure details
  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA The 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.
Additional information
  • 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 be unable 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. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA The 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.
Duration
25–30 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 be unable 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. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: May 31, 2022
A note from New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport
    6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
    The 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
    Statue of Liberty
    Chrysler Building
    Empire State Building
    Ellis Island
    Rockefeller Center
    Central Park
    General Grant National Memorial
    Coney Island
    Yankee Stadium
    George Washington Bridge
    Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Columbia University
    Brookfield Place
    Verrazano Narrows Bridge
    Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    New York Harbor
    HeliNY
    Palisades Interstate Park
    The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    One World Trade Center
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Shawn Y2K
Pasadena, MD58 contributions
Oct 2021
Ran into traffic issues day of flight and the company was flexible and communicated well, Was able to make flight and do flight. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The pilot was awesome and the tour was great. I would highly recommend this company.
Written October 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bronwyn H
Thank you for flying with us! We are glad we were able to accommodate you.
Written October 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robynne M
1 contribution
Booked this flight as a team incentive, and very glad we did! Our first booking was delayed due to the weather so we took our flight a few weeks later than planned. Whole team was amazing, very thoughtful, excellent attention to detail, and really looked after us. Would highly recommend.
Written January 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Robynne, We're so happy to hear that we were able to get your team together even with the weather delay! Thanks so much for you recommendation!
Written January 30, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Souz M
United Arab Emirates565 contributions
Nov 2019
The location is very pretty straight forward if you're taking the metro. The place is only 10 mins walk to the harbor and it was pretty easy to walk in and just book your ticket to fly. The staff are very nice and supportive, the safety team are efficient and cautious. The Flight duration was 25 mins - you go around Manhattan up to Staten island and then back to Manhattan Bridge. And then you land - the Captain was very informative, explaining the city views for us.
Its one of the best experiences which you can do during your visit to New York ! Not to Miss ...
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Billmasonjr
Blue Ridge, GA3 contributions
Problem was the Tour was canceled because they said because of weather and that is 100% understandable, but I furnished my cell number and I received no call or email. I ask when they decided to cancel because the weather had not changed all day. Now that afternoon it did start raining. Anyway the least they could have done was called, we made a trip all the way from Time Square. Then they said they couldn’t call or notify us because I purchased through a third party (Trip Advisory) and they didn’t have that info, hard to believe. But I do feel the tour would have been great if we had got to go.
Written May 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicola R
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
I just loved every minute of this amazing experience. It was truly the highlight of our holiday. The views were absolutely fantastic, crystal clear as far as your eyes could see. The company are extremely friendly and professional, ensuring everyone was kept safe and most importantly enjoying their experience. I'd highly recommend doing a helicopter tour whilst visiting New York.
Written April 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janiew9
Isle of Man, UK6 contributions
This experience was terrific from booking it online to the actual flight on the helicopter.
Instructions and information from the organisers was spot on.
The staff greeting us at the helipad were friendly, and informative.
They know what they’re doing, so well trained and keep your safety a priority.
The sights by helicopter were amazing. I knew NYC was a big place, but you don’t realise how
big until you see it by air.
If you only decide to do one trip, do this one. Well worth it.
Got friends going to NYC soon and we’ll be telling them to do this flight.
Brilliant, so glad we did it.
Written February 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LTP
1 contribution
Oct 2021
There were 5 of us going up at 2 different times. The staff was able to accommodate us and get us all together on one flight. They were so helpful. The helicopter ride itself was awesome. Our pilot, John, was phenomenal. He was very knowledgeable about the city and he was funny as well.
Written October 18, 2021
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Bronwyn H
We're so glad we were able to accommodate your group and that you enjoyed your time with our pilot John! We will pass along your compliments to management.
Written October 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

catmom009
Staten Island, NY12 contributions
May 2022 • Family
The whole experience was excellent
The company was clean and the employees were professional got us in on time the service was awesome the pilot was fantastic and the views were amazing. We did the 20min tour and it was well worth it. Jose and Chase = excellent
Written May 27, 2022
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Yulia F
Samara, Russia7 contributions
Apr 2021
This cattle is amazing! I am delighted! A very high quality excursion. New York is superb from the sky. I RECOMMEND EVERYONE to feel it.

Special thanks to the staff - I love you.

Very attentive, kind and they stood up to my bad english.

I will definitely be back!

And I will definitely try to fly the helicopter.
Written April 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bronwyn H
We're so happy to hear you had an amazing time! Thank you so much for recommending us and for sharing how great our staff were! We look forward to flying you again soon!
Written April 14, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trip483751
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Killer tour and comfortable ride. I was a first timer, so I have nothing to compare it to, but wow I was blown away by how comfortable and fun this was. The only knock is that the pilot had a slight accent, and we were all required to wear masks, so it was a bit tough to hear the names of some of the sights he was pointing out.
Written August 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bronwyn H
Thank you for such a thorough review! Happy to hear you you were blown away by the experience despite not hearing everything clearly. I'll make sure to pass your feedback to the appropriate party.
Written August 13, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: HeliNY
alessandropF7153ES
alessandropF7153ES
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Great experience, I will come back for another ride next time I am in town
It was much better that I have imaged. The ground crew was delightful and made my girlfriend experience for here bi
B1882VSchristopherm
B1882VSchristopherm
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Loved it!
Breathtaking views, the crew was nice and the pilot was a nice guide, bonus : he was funny! It’s completely worth t
jowef2021
jowef2021
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Not really worth it if you sit on the middle seat
It was overal a great experience and awesome view, but very hot inside the helicopter, too expensive and totally n
Craig B
Craig B
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Fun experience!
Awesome experience. Very professional and safe feel. Cool views of city. Everyone on flight got to see sites due to
124marcf
124marcf
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Fantastic organisation,
We ordered the 12-15 minutes tour over Manhattan. As the weather was not good on the day of reservation, we were ca
mezuba
mezuba
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Wonderful!
This was fantastic. My parents wanted to do it for so long and finally did it and it exceeded their expectations. S
pamelah489
pamelah489
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Excellent
Excellent tour. From start to finish staff was polite and professional. Took my nephew to NY for an early birthday
B1714D
B1714D
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Lifetime memory
Yes, it is expensive at around 200$ pp for a 12 minute flight, but it's a lifetime memory and worth it - so just do
petrasZ6053UK
petrasZ6053UK
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Amazing Heli-Flight by Night
Flight:Everything allright -left us speechless Pilot: he was very funny and ride his heli very professionelly Booki
Dave P
Dave P
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A Fantastic way to see New York
Wow what an experience, we took the twilight flight as a group of 6 friends and were blown away with the whole expe
Feigenspan-Maca
Feigenspan-Maca
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What a view !
Flying over the statue of liberty was soooo great ! You have a different view of new york after this.
TeeMor8
TeeMor8
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Breathtaking
I was nervous as I booked this but friends persuaded me to do it and oh boy am I glad I did!! Great set up, put us
Z6933WNkyleh
Z6933WNkyleh
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Amazing memories!!
The ride was smooth and, Adrian, our pilot was beautiful and very knowledgeable. Thanks for the memorable experienc
Chris M
Chris M
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Fantastic experience!
Thoroughly recommend this company and the service. So glad I did this it’s an amazing way of piecing together NewYo
mukeshten
mukeshten
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Helicopter flights over the Hudson
What an amazing experience from start to finish. Great welcome and very high on health and safety. My grandson sat
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