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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
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+1 212-355-0801
9:00 am - 6:00 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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We cant thank the people involved enough for the amazing time we had. We aren't very good with names so we do apologise... We arrived at the port early how ever we were let in to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We cant thank the people involved enough for the amazing time we had. We aren't very good with names so we do apologise... We arrived at the port early how ever we were let in to sit inside and wait which was nice considering the cold wind. The gentleman who met us outside was lovely and welcoming. The team inside... More 

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Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours, responded to this review

Hi Pippa W, We are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing experience with us! Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor! More 

Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booking issues with Viator / Helicopter Tour. Still awaiting resolution, despite multiple phone calls, emails and online feedback. Wasted an evening and created much frustration for our holiday. Exceptionally disappointed with both Viator and Helicopter company. Would not recommend to ANYONE.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When choosing a helicopter tour in New York City, of course you want to make sure that you're choosing a reputable company. I am certain that all of the ones flying here are reputable, but since this one was ranked number one on trip advisor, we decided to go with Helicopter Flight Services. They are very professional, and do everything... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly I want to say thank you for fitting us in. We got a bit lost on the subway and consequently we were 5 minutes late for our take off time which meant 35 minutes overall. I don't know the name of the guy who fitted us in for a later flight but a massive thank you. I had booked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked helicopter flight to my 10 years old son as a birthdaypresent. Staff were very friendly and everything worked very well. Special thanks to our pilot Lorenzo who gave us great info during the flight. "This was the best day of my life!" -Miko 10 years :)

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Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours, responded to this review

Hi Minna H, So happy to hear we helped your son celebrate his birthday! I'll definitely pass your great feedback on to Lorenzo! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great time on the helicopter ride. a bit scary at first. We had a lovely sunny day, so we got some fantastic photos. We did the 20 minute trip, which took us around the Statue of Liberty and up to George Washington bridge and back. Pilot was very informative and took us down a bit to get... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend booked the Helicopter tour as a surprise for me and wow what a great surprise it was!! I was placed in the front next to the pilot but my Boyfriend was sat behind me which was disappointing, when he booked the trip for the both of us and we could not enjoy it together. I understand weight will... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend was super excited to take this helicopter ride.... unfortunately at 105kg he was the heaviest and so was seated in the centre at the back of the helicopter, I was seated at the front by the window with a perfect view. He is a keen photographer but as he was not next to the window most of his... More 

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Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours, responded to this review

Hi MissGG, The middle seat in the aircraft offers a great views for sightseeing, however can be difficult if photography is the main aim of your flight. We encourage making requests for seats ahead of time so our staff know that you are looking to take photos and can try to seat you appropriately. If a window seat is not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Ok probably we can think it's a little bit expensive, just for a 15 minutes tour, but honestly, it’s worth it! The view of New-York is fantastic, especially when it’s sunny and the pilot gave us a lot of information. You can see all the major landmarks of the city with an angle you cannot find anywhere else! It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Flight was amazing, pilot was very informative and all the staff very helpful and friendly, especially Brian. Safety precautions were clear. Would thoroughly recommend doing this over New York. Thanks to the staff and the Pilot for a memory we will never forget.

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