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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
Ranked #34 of 641 Tours in New York City
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Owner description: TOURS: 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! 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. 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 19, 2011

Great staff, accommodating service. Our pilot Fred was awesome. Would definitely do it again.

Thank Demetrios D
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

I choose this conmpany to do our tour with after reading trip advisor reviews, the price and the helicopters only sat 4 in the back meaning everyone gets a window. They made us feel so welcome and then once you hand your money over you are told to sit and wait then basically herded like sheep. We were charged a security fee but there was no security screening ( I saw the other companies checking everyone) then we had to pay a further $2 for a locker as you cant take anything on board except a camera. I saw the guys put everyones $2 into a cup inside one of the lockers, so im guessing money is kept for themselves. They seemed like a bunch of cowboys and I felt abit nervous. But once we got in the chopper, Ralph our polit was great!! He gave a great tour and awesome commentary. I was lucky enought to sit in the front. But eveyone in the back had great views too as they all had their own window to look out.
It was a great experience and im glad we did the tour.

2  Thank joandjerry
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

Our experience with Helicopter Flight Services was top notch. I was traveling with my Mom and Dad who are in their 70's and my 8 year old son. Logistics were a breeze, easy to get in and out of the helicopters, and not scary at all for my 8 year old. Seeing the Big Apple from that perspective was breathtaking. Being face to face with the Statue of Liberty and flying over the tops of all those sky scrapers really gives you a perspective you can't get any other way. The helicopters are new, American made, Bell 407's with beautiful paint jobs, and big view windows, so you look like a VIP not a flying advertisement. My son still talks about it and asks me when we are going to go again!

1  Thank Philip G
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We booked our flight through HeliNY.com before we travelled to NYC, but due to the hurricane it had to be postponed. This did not affect our experience however, and the company were very helpful in getting the flight re-booked while we were still in NYC.

The flight itself was fantastic, and the views were amazing! We booked the Ultimate Tour, and were up in the air for 20 minutes. The pilot provided commentary to what were were looking at, and made sure we were comfortable and happy with the flight.

The only slight negative comment we had was the pre-flight service was impersonal and you were just herded from one person to the next to complete the pre-flight checks. The company doesn't really need to provide excellent service here though as you book for the experience and views and these cannot be faulted.

Thank elaineann10
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

I chose HFS after looking at the helicopters they used. The windows were larger than on the others we saw at the pier. Our concierge at the hotel advised us not to book until the day we wanted to fly. Good advice as it was very hazy several of the days we were there. We could have been stuck flying on a very low visibility day. Sit on the right side if you can. Even though the route is the same coming back you are little farther away from the Manhattan side. It appears the way to help your chances for this is to walk out at the end of the group. They take pics of you by the helicopter so if they take your pics last you'll probably board 1st. It seems the lightest person of the group will sit in front next to the pilot. Make sure there are no more than 5 in your group. if there are six someone will be stuck in the middle seat which means you will be trying to see around the person next to you. We sat on the right side with my wife sitting backwards facing me. She was fine with facing backwards. We were glad we spent the money to do this.

Thank BOB V
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