Take a spin above the dramatic New York skyline! This helicopter tour, with its majestic views of iconic sights such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the World Financial Center, is a MUST for any visitor to NYC!
Your route will cover all of the city's major landmarks. Embrace freedom and remember the immigrant dream as your soar over the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Fly along the Hudson River, for tantalizing glimpses of the midtown icons: the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building!
This fantastic helicopter tour is all-inclusive, which means unlike with most tours you do not have to pay a heliport fee on the day of the flight.
The unforgettable New York Helicopter Tour – Downtown & Midtown Highlights adventure begins when you make your way to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6 on the East River, located between the South Street Seaport and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. On this incredible helicopter tour, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the magical island of Manhattan!
After watching a safety video and receiving a briefing from the crew you will rise into the air over The Big Apple. You’ll enjoy an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty, that marvelous gift from the people of France to the U.S.A. As you hover over Ellis Island, you’ll remember the millions of immigrants whose first views of the U.S.A were at that very spot. From 1892 until 1954, this was the busiest immigrant inspection station in the U.S.A .
You’ll take in the majestic Brooklyn Bridge, over 120 years old and one of the oldest suspension bridges in the U.S.A. As you make your way up the Hudson River, you’ll enjoy the sights of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, those iconic Art Deco structures that symbolize the New York City skyline. You’ll be impressed by the World Financial Center, home to companies such as American Express and Merrill Lynch.
You’ll fly over the Chelsea Piers, which were used for passenger ships in the early 20th century and were the destination of the ill-fated Titanic. At the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, you’ll see a collection of museum ships, including the USS Intrepid and the Concorde SST, as well as the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
Along the New Jersey Coast, you’ll have remarkable views of the Goldman Sachs Tower, the tallest building in New Jersey, as well as the Colgate Clock and Liberty State Park, which was opened in 1976 as part of the celebrations for the bicentennial of American Independence.
You’ll see Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center, where the city’s and the nation’s heart was broken on September 11, 2001.
Upon completion of the tour, you will disembark at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and be free to make your way back to your accommodation.
Such an experience, would definitely recommend!! Book before you go as the queues were massive!!...Miss S Shurmer
Everything worked well, good organization !...Marxer Kurt
Wish the guides would use more words talking to guest than just waving them with hands to come here and go there (inside the building where no distraction of helicopter noise)....Watson Christine
12 – 15 minutes
Flights are available at the following times
Mondays - Saturdays: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sundays: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Please state your preferred start time in the special requests field at the time of booking. Call the operator once you arrive in NYC to confirm all details.
Duration: 12 – 15 minutes
Downtown Manhattan Heliport – Pier 6 – East River. Located between the South Street Seaport and the Staten Island Ferry
Please arrive at the heliport 30 minutes before your flight time to complete the check in and security formalities.
Downtown Manhattan Heliport
Don’t forget the camera to capture the glorious photo opportunities! Make sure you carry photo identification with you
Please call the number on your booking voucher at least 24 hours in advance to confirm all details
Government issued photo identification must be presented.
Parents must bring photo ID stating the age of the child; failure to do so, may result in cancellation of the booking and denied boarding.
All bags are subject to inspection. Complimentary lockers are available to hold your belongings while flying. Only cameras and pocket wallets are permitted on the helicopters. Bags/purses must be placed in the lockers.
You will be shown a safety video in English, Spanish, French and German and will briefed on safety by the crew.
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