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New York Helicopter Tour – Downtown & Midtown Highlights | 12-15 Minutes

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from US$ 194.00 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • Heli tours are a must-do and this one covers all New York highlights
  • 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 highlights such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State, Brooklyn Bridge & more!
  • **ALL INCLUSIVE** All taxes and heliport charges are included in the tour cost
  • Overview
    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.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Mar - 06 Jan: Daily except Sundays
    07 Jan - 28 Feb: Daily except Tuesdays & Sundays


    12 – 15 minutes

    Start time

    Flights are available at the following times:
    01 Mar - 06 Jan: Daily except Sundays from 9:00am – 5:00pm
    07 Jan - 28 Feb: Daily except Tuesdays & Sundays from 10:00am – 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.

    Meeting Point

    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.

    Ending Point

    Downtown Manhattan Heliport


    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 12 – 15 minute helicopter flight
    • Commentary from the pilot
    • Head-set
    • Map, information pack
  • Please note

    The last flight will now be at 5:00pm (April to Oct). To be more sure, 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.

    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.Sound-insulating headsets are given to each passenger to listen and speak with the pilot and one another.
  • Customer Reviews
    • A must do in NY!!!

      wonderfull experience to see NY in sych way! definately recommend!...

      Andrii Chechitka, Ukraine
    • Fun time with a nice crew

      Had a blast during the flight. The crew and the pilot were really nice. Definitely will book anothee trip once I'm back in NY....

      Jablonska Paulina, Poland
    • A must in NYC

      It was an overall great experience, we didn't have the best weather but it was very enjoyable, great pilot and fast service, we really enjoyed it and it will totally recommend it...

      Hua chenglong, China
    • My son and I enjoyed the experience very, very much though did think it was a wee bit pricey!

      Jillian McGreachan, United Kingdom, 14/Sep/2015

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