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Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours

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Address: Pier 6, East River, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: +1 212-355-0801
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


See New York City from a different perspective. Our 4 helicopter...


See New York City from a different perspective. Our 4 helicopter sightseeing tours, one of which is combined with a boat cruise, provide you with a bird's eye view of Manhattan and the surrounding area in comfort and style. Our helicopters are equipped with heat and air conditioning as well as a Bose stereo system to help you relax and enjoy the ride.

Marvel at the splendid architecture of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and more as you travel down the Hudson River to the New York Harbor and the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. See the George Washington and Verrazano bridge that keep Manhattan connected. Reflect on New York's historic landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport and the 120 year old Brooklyn Bridge. Baseball fans can even cheer for the Yankees above the stadium!


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. A helicopter charter is faster than a car service and able to travel farther into New York City than an airplane.

Airport Transfers by helicopter can significantly reduce your travel time to and from New York City airports. Driving between Manhattan and airport areas could take more than an hour in unpredictable and aggravating traffic. Airport Transfers by helicopter typically take less than 10 minutes, giving you more time in the day for everything else. Airport Transfers are available between Manhattan and the Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark, and Teterboro Airport as well as between the airports. Complimentary ground transportation is provided between the airline terminal and the helicopter landing area to get you to your destination quickly.

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Once in a lifetime experience!

I was blown away by how amazing the city was from above! I had never been in a helicopter before, and this was a great first ride! This kind of experience is a once in a lifetime... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was blown away by how amazing the city was from above! I had never been in a helicopter before, and this was a great first ride! This kind of experience is a once in a lifetime deal. I was given two gift certificates for the helicopter tour, and the management- thanks to Miguel ;) - upgraded my boyfriend and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In New York you spend so much time looking up at the amazing buildings this fantastic helicopter ride gives you a chance to see them all from another unique perspective and get a real handle on the scale of Manhattan from the air, looking down across Central Park and all the iconic buildings, old and new, that make New York... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked at the last minute, as one does on NY due to changing weather (two thunder storms in a week!) and used phone to book online, as was the only way to organise. They suggested I printed off the but phoned and they said it wouldn't be a problem. Several companies work form Pier 6 and it's a busy place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The helicopter ride flying high over New York City is a brilliant way to see this amazing city - its skyline and the sights. It a short ride but well worth it you get great views from the helicopter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the helicopter tour through Expedia before visiting NYC. We were then able to contact XXXX who were able to accommodate the time we wanted. We did wait a bit when we arrived, but it wasn’t for too long. Our pilot was very friendly and the trip itself was great – got to see lots of views. Don’t expect... More 

Thank Abbie T
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a lot of research we decided to go with Helicopter Flight services. Everything was brilliant about it. The sun was out the family totally excited about it. Very professional with health & safety . We booked from home and as there was 5 of us so we got a good deal. The helicopter had full size windows which I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a helicopter tour of New York to get an aerial view of the city and all the other surrounding areas. There was some heavy rain on the day of our flight and traffic was a nightmare, but the staff was able to accommodate us on a later flight. During the flight, you can't really hear what the pilot... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked "The Ultimate Tour" as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend and we certainly weren't disappointed. Everything ran smoothly from the moment we arrived and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. It is such a great way to get a different perspective on the city and we were lucky enough to get a bright sunny day which enabled me to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the main highlights of my trip to New York City from the UK. It was easy to book and the helipad was easy to find. There was a bit of a queue but that's to be expected as it's an awesome experience. A simple safety briefing and you're on. We went in the deluxe helicopter and... More 

Thank Laura W
Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this deal with a friend of a friend who works at this company who advise me that HeliNy was the flight that best fit me. I booked this as gift for my husband for our first wedding anniversary. I was late for my flight unfortunately trying to find parking. And since we had a reservation they still were... More 

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