HeliNY
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
TOURS: See NYC from a different perspective. Our helicopter sightseeing tours provide you with a bird's-eye view of Manhattan and the surrounding area in comfort and style. Marvel at the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, One World Trade and more as you travel down the Hudson River to the New York Harbor. See the George Washington and Verrazzano Bridge that keep Manhattan connected. Reflect on New York's historic landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge! A HeliNY tour is a must-do for locals and tourists alike! CHARTERS: Whether you are taking a quick trip to the airport or heading to the Hamptons for the weekend, a helicopter charter offers a quick, easy, and comfortable alternative for travel in and out of the metro area. Airport Transfers by helicopter typically takes less than 10 minutes, giving you more time in the day for everything else. Airport Transfers are available between Manhattan and EWR, LGA, JFK & TEB.
New York City, New York

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

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Tours and Tickets by HeliNY
17–20 minutes
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 93% of travelers
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$279.00
per adult
25–30 minutes
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 96% of travelers
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$369.00
per adult
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(107 reviews)
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3,164 reviews
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Alex
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Great experience from booking to post flight. Very slick. Booking was easy, we went for the middle priced tour and were not disappointed. The heliport is in Manhattan almost next to the Staten Island Ferry terminal. 20 minute train and 5 minute walk from mid town. The e-mail said arrive 30 mins before, we arrived 55 mins before. No issues with late check in payments. Security check, weight check, life vest and safety briefing then you’re ready to go. You cannot take pics between the building and helicopter until you are inside the cooter. They take a couple that they are happy to sell you starting at $30. The flight was a good 20 mins with excellent commentary throughout and the pilot went around the Statue of Liberty both ways and up and down the Hudson past the GW bridge to the top of Manhattan and back so people on both sides of the copter had great opportunities to see and take pics. Highly recommended, no issues that I read about with other companies.
Written December 7, 2022
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Bea A
Budapest, Hungary7 contributions
Jun 2022
We booked the tour well in advance. The team was very flexible when we wanted to modiiy date due to weather conditions. The flight was in time, very spectacular with a professional pilote, working as a guide as well. We enjoyed the whole trip, I can only recommend it to all!
Written July 11, 2022
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Karen R
Oslo, Norway2 contributions
Jul 2022
We went on what I believe was "The Ultimate Tour" listed on the website, and had the most wonderful experience. We were welcomed at the helipad, and were given detailed instructions and safety measures, leaving us feeling very prepared and safe on our flight. This was the most memorable sightseeing experience I have had, and as someone who spent years living in the NYC area I saw the city from a new perspective and appreciated every moment. Our guide, (David?), was also very helpful and entertaining along the way.

Thank you for an unforgettable NYC experience, I can't wait to come back!
Written September 8, 2022
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LAFFSTOP
Mission Viejo, CA209 contributions
May 2021
This is my 3rd helicopter ride (and the best).

Also, its my third trip to NYC and I wish I had this when I first came.

The view are spectacular, the entire company from the crew chief – pilot and desk staff are friendly outgoing people.

The safety video was thorough and its clear safety is first with this team, as we were clearly led to the copter by the crew chief with lines along the asphalt.

The ride is both relaxing (I have fear of heights) but exhilarating as well The price is right for the thrill
Written June 26, 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thanks for being such a big fan! We look forward to taking you on your 4th tour one day!
Written June 28, 2021
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nicola a
10 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We took The New Yorker Tour which was 15min long and enjoyed every single second. The staff were friendly and made you feel at ease whilst still being professional. The view was spectacular and I would recommend this experience to anyone you will not be disappointed.
Written August 7, 2022
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Mark W
Manchester, UK3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The experience was very professionally managed, and we all felt like we were in good hands. The views were – as you would expect – stunning. Having visited Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island earlier in the day, it was fascinating to see them again from the air. We were very fortunate with sunshine and clear blue skies. On cloudy and drizzly days, it would probably not be quite as amazing. This is hard to manage! Our son had the opportunity to sit up front next to the pilot – based on his weight and balancing the aircraft.
This significantly enhanced his overall experience.
Written April 9, 2022
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Melissa T
4 contributions
Jul 2022
We did the New Yorker Tour that circled the Statue of Liberty and then went up the Hudson to Central Park and back. It was a very cool experience that I only needed to do once, and it was a gift luckily since it is expensive. Check in was easy (they require you to arrive 30 mins prior to your selected time to check in, get weighed, and watch a safety video). We two were placed in a helicopter with a group of 4 plus the pilot. The pilot pointed out landmarks and said some fun facts as we flew by. Staff were helpful and informative. The only negative is they were strict with masks, which was hard to handle in 90 degree weather and wearing the headsets.
Written July 5, 2022
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Mr. X
1 contribution
Jun 2022
The booking through the web page (heliny.com) was easy and quick.
Approximately 90 minutes prior to our originally booked flight we were informed that the flight needs to be cancelled due to bad weather (grey sky and some showers). Because we were at the Wall Street at that time we decided to visit the heliport and arrange everything personally.
The people at the heliport were very friendly and helpful. We agreed a new new date and time the day after tomorrow.
The flight it self and the preparation was organized profesionally. Everyone was friendly, kind and helpful.
The weather was perfect. Blue sky, some small white clouds, little wind.
It was a great and unforgetable experience for our family.
Thank you very much to the complete HeliNY-Team.
Written August 2, 2022
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monicanycchick94
New York City, NY2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
My favorite part of the experience was the views of the skyline and city of course. Our pilot was awesome, the staff were amazing and I would recommend this place to everyone looking for an experience like this. They made us feel comfortable an at ease as it was our first time. I would definitely come back! Thank you guys.

Best trip in NY thus far.
Written August 26, 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you so much for your detailed review Monica! We will pass on your compliments to our pilot and heliport staff. We hope to have you fly again with us in the future!
Written August 30, 2021
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Cath P
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I had a great time from start to finish. It is a lot of money but absolutely well worth it for a one off experience. The ground crew were friendly and informative, I felt safe at all times. The trip itself was amazing, we were lucky with the weather - the ride was smooth, the views were fabulous, and the pilot took time to show them from both sides so everyone could have a good view. He was also very informative.

As I was in a rush to get to my next timed attraction I didnt have time to queue up for a copy of the photo they take of you with the helicopter at the beginning, but I got loads of great shots and video on the tour.
Written September 13, 2022
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