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New York Helicopter Tour – Manhattan and New Jersey | 18-20 Minutes

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Highlights

  • Heli tours are a must-do and this one covers Manhattan and New Jersey
  • 180 degree views from large windows and headsets to hear pilot commentary
  • Highly-skilled pilots fly the Bell 407 which offers speed, safety and a smooth ride
  • Fly over Manhattan highlights and the New Jersey Shoreline
  • **ALL INCLUSIVE** All taxes and heliport charges are included in the tour cost

Overview

A memorable tour of the dramatic New York skyline from above! On this helicopter flight you’ll take in such sights as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the World Financial Center, as well as many more.

As you hover over the city of a million dreams, you’ll experience the drama and glory of Manhattan from a different angle!

Embrace freedom and remember the immigrant dream at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Soar above the Hudson River, marveling at the iconic Empire State Building and Chrysler Building!

Thrill to the beauty of nature in the dramatic cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades!

See the Chelsea Piers, the intended destination for the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

Itinerary

Your unforgettable New York Helicopter Tour – Manhattan and New Jersey 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 take in the sights that make Manhattan so unforgettable!

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 see the Verrazano Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in North America and the starting point for the New York City Marathon, held on the first Sunday in November. You’ll also 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. On non-game days, you’ll take in the landmark Yankee Stadium, and you’ll thrill to the astounding sight of the New Jersey Palisades, a line of steep cliffs along the west side of the lower Hudson River. You’ll see the impress grounds of Columbia University and witness the vitality and flavor of Harlem.

The flight takes you 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.

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Reviews

We really had a great time flying above the City and the surroundings.... PHILIPPE PIRET

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

18 – 20 minutes

Start time

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.
Duration: 18 – 20 minutes

Meeting point

Downtown Manhattan Heliport – Pier 6 – East River. Located between the South Street Seaport and the Staten Island Ferry

Ending point

Downtown Manhattan Heliport

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Inclusions

  • 18 – 20 minute helicopter flight
  • Commentary from the pilot
  • Map, information pack
  • Head-sets

Exclusions

  • Meals & beverages

Do/Dont's

Don’t forget the camera to capture the glorious photo opportunities! Make sure you carry photo identification with you

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Please note

Please call the number on your booking voucher at least 24 hours in advance to confirm departure details.

Government issued photo identification must be presented.

All bags are subject to inspection.

All passengers are required to view a safety video before flying.

Complimentary lockers are available to hold your belongings while flying.

Only cameras and pocket wallets are permitted on the helicopters. Bags/purses must be locked up.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • You will be shown a safety video in English, Spanish, French and German and will briefed on safety by the crew
  • Sound-insulating headsets are given to each passenger to listen and speak to the pilot and one another
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Cancellation policy

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  • "An amazing experience" We really had a great time flying above the City and the surroundings....
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