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Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
+1 866-947-6837
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Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly improving our customer's experience. Our NEW management and flight crew teams are focused on your safety. We are completely dedicated to deliver an awesome experience during your visit and Tour. We strive to be the consumate and Premier Helicopter Service in New York City.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
Financial District
+1 866-947-6837
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you do one thing when you visit NYC please make it a helicopter tour! We stopped by the main offices near the CitySightsNY south seaport stop after our cruise around the Statue of Liberty to enquire about booking a flight and prices. We were...More

Thank Eve S
Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife and I decided to use Zip Aviation who had good reviews online and by word of mouth. Our pilot was called Andrew who was a great guy from Dublin Ireland. This was my first ride in a helicopter and it was also my...More

4  Thank Mikeb1440
Zip M, Guest Relations Manager at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Mike! We are happy that you were offered the front seat and will share your compliments with Andrew and the Zip team. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Come back again next year! Sincerely, Meagan Zip...More

Reviewed March 19, 2013

It was an amazing experience to see Manhattan from above! Thank you very much to the ZIP-Aviation-Team!!!

Thank Werner M
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Amazing views, very friendly staff, couldn't, ask for more. We had to change booking due to bad weather, the staff were great couldn't be more helpful. We paid prior to leaving UK via viator.com and we were kept informed via email and phone. Great experience,...More

Thank alison l
Zip M, Guest Relations Manager at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Alison, Thank you for choosing Zip! We are glad you had a pleasant experience despite the last minute bad weather. We will pass along your positive feedback to our team, and we thank you for your patience! Sincerely, Meagan Zip Aviation Management

Reviewed February 3, 2013

very nice, interesting and amazing experience. very good weather and view! perfect organization and staf so kindly.

1  Thank aroundtheworld84TO
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Booked this for my Mums Birthday redeemed voucher straight away just confirmed out booking via email. The staff were warm and friendly and explained everything in detail from start to finish, our flight was amazing a fantastic experience and the photo at the end of...More

Thank Anita H
Zip M, Guest Relations Manager at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2013

Dear Anita, We are so happy to hear that you and your mother enjoyed your helicopter tour experience! We always want to make sure you receive the best customer service along with first-class, safe flights. Thank you for posting your positive feedback, and we will...More

Reviewed January 18, 2013

My family & I went on a Zip Aviation flight on 9th Jan 2013. The staff were incredibly helpful, approachable and friendly. We arrived minutes after the ferry crash that happened on the same day, so our flight had to be delayed as the media...More

Thank melanie c
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The tour was a must. The rest chaos. The tour operator needed one person to organize and know what to do. We waited 1 1/2 hours past our tour time outside freezing, while people with a tour time after ours sat inside a heated tent....More

1  Thank Marie G
Zip M, Guest Relations Manager at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Hello Marie, We are truly apologetic about the circumstances at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy damaged the heliport so operators are forced to ask customers to stand outside. In unfavorable weather, we can understand why this would be uncomfortable. We are back to...More

Reviewed January 6, 2013

It was the most exciting experience during my stay in NYC - 30 minutes flight over Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Yankee Stadium, etc. The weather was excellent and sunny! Their were some comments in headphones and Sinatra was singing "It's...More

Thank poleff
Zip M, Guest Relations Manager at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Dear Poleff, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We are so happy you enjoyed the experience and will pass along your positive review to our team. You are always welcome back! Sincerely, Meagan

Reviewed December 27, 2012

My two older sisters, 76 year old twins, my wife and I have been visiting NYC between Thanksgiving and Christmas for several years. It was a bucket list item for my wife and has since become an annual tradition that everyone looks forward to. Every...More

1  Thank ExumFamily2012
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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May 10, 2017|
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Response from Zip M | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it's possible to transfer someone from a wheelchair to the helicopter. The individuals family member will have to assist the passenger into the helicopter. Our ramp agents can assist the... More
April 17, 2015|
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Response from holssunski | Reviewed this property |
The company will do its best to maximise the capacity of each helicopter therefore it is highly unlikely that you will get a helicopter to yourself. They also weigh everyone and then tell you where to sit to ensure an even... More
Victor S
January 2, 2015|
Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
For the Bell 407, the manufacturer claims a maximum cruise speed of 133 knots (153 mph or 246 kph). The never exceed speed is 140 knots (161 mph or 259 kph).