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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
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icon17 to 20 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Enjoy a helicopter sightseeing tour around New York City
  • Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day
  • All facility and service fees plus a fuel surcharge are included
  • See landmarks like Yankee Stadium, Central Park, and Ellis Island

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour puts you in the sky for views from the Statue of Liberty to Yankee Stadium.
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Shared Helicopter Flight (shared experience with other travelers)
Live commentary on board, Floor to ceiling windows, Climate controlled cabin
Heliport Landing and Facility Fees
Fuel surcharge
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA

The heliport is a large gray cement building with a big clock on the front. Please let security know you are flying with Helicopter Flight Services and they will direct you to our staff.

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 275 lbs may be unable to fly. If passengers require a seat belt extender they will not be able to attend
  • A current valid government issued photo ID is required on the day of travel
  • All bags are subject to inspection. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY HeliNY
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.

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Traveler Tips


  • "But time passes too quickly, so be careful: If you spend all your air time taking pictures you miss the experience!" See review
  • "The duration was indeed 20 minutes as described and there were no extra costs to pay." See review

Reviews

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318 Reviews

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star-5
Smooth ride although...
Max_B
, Jan 2022
Smooth ride although windy day. Great pilot. Most calming thing to do when spending time in such a crowded city.
star-4
21st Wedding Anniversary...
Stephanie_B
, Dec 2021
21st Wedding Anniversary was so special. I'm so happy we decided to do this. My husband and I really enjoyed seeing everything from the sky. It was so very special to us.
star-3
Not good value
Wendy_H
, Dec 2021
Please everyone book the cheapest trip because every flight is the same in duration. Dont book any upgrade it’s not worth it. The helicopter’s are great, felt safe and a great way to see some of the well known sites of New York City.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We offer 3 different packages from Manhattan: 12-15 minutes, 17-20 minutes, and 25-30 minutes. The different times correspond to different routes which get longer as the duration gets longer. You will get to see more of the city the longer the flight time.
star-4
An absolute must for any visitor to NY🍎
Michael_W
, Dec 2021
Fantastic trip! We had the best flight ever! Great pilot and very experienced. So lucky with the weather as it was a sunny crisp winter day!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Indeed it's always lucky when the weather is perfect for the day!
star-5
Great experience!
Muriel_H
, Dec 2021
It was awesome that they made sure that my daughter the inly child/teen on the ride sit in the front!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thrilled you had a good time and we were able to accommodate your daughter in our co-pilot seat!
star-5
Amazing!
Nicola_M
, Nov 2021
Amazing experience, would recommend. Easy to find, friendly staff. Pilot pointed out everything. Definitely one to remember.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for letting us make a happy memory with you!
star-5
Very fun
Rajan_A
, Nov 2021
Tim was hilarious and a fantastic tour guide and pilot. I would be coming back here with my family, absolutely loved the experience
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks so much for the review. We think our Pilot Tim is hilarious, too!
star-5
Best views of New York
David_S
, Nov 2021
Glorious day to be up in the air above this great city. Well organised and we were looked after. The pilot was so knowledgeable about all the places we flew over - so much so it was difficult to take it all in. Would we do it again ? Yes - of course.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Our pilots are some of the best and a great asset to us! We'd love to see you again next time you're in New York City!
star-3
Be careful because of backwards seats
Jeff_K
, Nov 2021
The experience had potential to be great but two seats in the helicopter are backwards facing the whole time so I was disappointed. They say it’s random based on weight and balancing the helicopter but it still doesn’t mean it’s fair. Nice views if I wouldn’t have to be turned around the whole time to see them. I have done 7 sightseeing helicopter rides in the various cities I have traveled and this was the only one with rear facing seats. For this level of money, everyone should be facing forward for maximum experience and the seats that are facing backwards should be less money because they are no where as desirable.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your review! We fly Bell 407s and have 2 backward facing seats in the seating configuration. We fly many passengers in the backward facing seats and we feel that it still has an equal view of the city and all of its wonders!
star-5
Son wanted to go again as soon as we landed!
Don_O
, Nov 2021
This was our first time to NY and what a way to start our trip! My son being the lightest of the people on board, got to sit next to the pilot in front. What a memorable trip for him, as well as me. Everyone at HeliNY was extremely friendly and professional. The pilot was great and explained what was what as we flew over the river. I’m jealous of the view my son had! All views were great and worth every penny! As soon as we landed, my son wanted to go back for another trip immediately!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for the review! We are glad we were able to help create such a great family memory. We hope to see you on another flight soon.

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