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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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Safety measures
icon17 to 20 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
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

Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Greenway, Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 Helicopter Flight Services

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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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star-5
Worth it every penny
Group-of-5
, Jul 2021
Wonderful time. Everyone was very polite. There was a gentleman from Dominican Republic who was very friendly, and answer all my kids questions. You can’t beat this view It is worth it!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We glad to hear there was a wonderful time for the adults and kids!
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star-5
Great experience
Kevin_Hevey
, Jul 2021
Very smooth ride with an excellent view of the sites. We were very pleased with the experience and would recommend it to everyone
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Happy to share the excellent views of NYC with you! Thanks so much for recommendation!
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star-5
Great experience!
GD2
, Jul 2021
We had a great ride! The check-in process was incredibly fast, the staff was kind, and we hopped right on the helicopter--no time wasted. A shared flight can feel a little cramped, but it goes by so quickly it's not a big deal. The views were amazing and we had a great time!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We're so happy you had a great time! Thanks for the thorough review!
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star-3
Good but could be better!!
Adrian_B
, Jul 2021
We love the experienced BUT price to high for what you get expectations is that the pilot will make sure everybody grts to see at least the points mentiones in the description, and they look line ig they are in a rush yo get back to the point of departure!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We're so happy to hear you loved the experience! Our pilots do their best to narrate the tour, but their number one priority is to communicate with the Air Traffic Control tower and safety. We're sorry you felt the pilot was rushing. Our tours have a flexible duration as the speed of the helicopter can vary due to air traffic. Our pilots always ensure that the entire route is seen on all tours.
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star-5
Very enjoyable.
Frank_L
, Jul 2021
Seeing the Statue of Liberty. We were with our adult children and spouses, but had to do 2 separate times as there were eight of us.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Excited we could be part of your family trip! Thank you for the review!
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star-3
Employees to be trained to provide friendly service
Vilma_C
, Jul 2021
The seats are two tight. I’m 5’8” tall weigh 220 and it was very uncomfortable. The flight was a good ride with the pilot pointing out the pints of interest. We were with the 130 group there at 1 10 but forced to wait until two. Rude employees.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We are glad that you enjoyed the ride and the pilot was able to point out the sights. We're sorry you felt uncomfortable. We fly the largest aircraft in the industry, and private tours are available for passengers looking for more space. We ask passengers to check in 30 minutes before the flight so we can run on time. As you missed your check-in time, you were asked to wait. I will pass your feedback about our staff to our Operations Manager. We apologize you felt our staff was rude; we strive for excellent customer service in all our interactions.
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star-5
Worth it!
kmjr88
, Jun 2021
Amazing experience! The pilot was fun and friendly, and so was the staff. Seamless from arrival through departure.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for sharing your review on Viator! We're happy to hear the whole experience was amazing!
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star-5
Beautiful experience!
SolarWind
, Jun 2021
It was my family and I, first time we've ever went on a helicopter ride. Everyone was friendly and professional and very attentive. It was a once in a lifetime experience to be able to soar over the Manhattan skyline with clear sunny weather, seeing all the landmarks of what makes this city amazing. Also got to sit next to the helicopter captain in the front, so I got the best views of everything. He makes you feel calm as he narrates the views and the landmarks and has a smooth handle on the whole ride. Will be coming back :)
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for sharing your family's experience flying with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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star-5
Amazing
Holli
, Jun 2021
Great experience, I would highly recommend this tour. The pilot was very professional and knowledgeable. As my son says "it was a life time experience."
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for recommending us Holli! Thank you for sharing that our pilot was professional and knowledgable! We're thrilled to have been able to give you and your son an experience of a lifetime!
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star-5
Awesome adventure
Michael_R
, Apr 2021
Taking off and getting a clear view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline was incredible. It’s been a long time coming and worth the reasonable cost.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for sharing that you had an incredible experience flying with us!
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