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

  • When does it run?
    Daily except Sunday
  • Start time

    9am to 3pm

    If you would like to pre-book a time, please state this in the special requests field at the time of booking. Otherwise, you have the freedom to arrange this on arrival in New York City.

  • Duration
    18 – 20 minutes
Inclusions
18-20 minutes helicopter flight Commentary from the pilot MapHeadsets
Guests
  • Adult (2+)
  • Infant (0-1)

Key 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
  • **ALL INCLUSIVE** All taxes and heliport charges are included in the tour cost
  • Heli tours are a must-do and this one covers Manhattan and New Jersey
  • Fly over Manhattan highlights and the New Jersey Shoreline

Overview

A memorable tour of the dramatic New York skyline from above! On this helicopter flight, you’ll take in sights such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the World Financial Center.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 and hover over Ellis Island. 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. You’ll see the impressive grounds of Columbia University and witness the vitality and flavor of Harlem.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 and finally Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center.About the Supplier: Helicopter Flight Services provide affordable helicopter tours in NY to tourists and have a fleet of the most modern and quietest Bell and Airbus helicopters. They take the maximum safety precautions to make the journey comfortable and entertaining.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

  • Duration

    18 – 20 minutes

  • Start time

    9am to 3pm

    If you would like to pre-book a time, please state this in the special requests field at the time of booking. Otherwise, you have the freedom to arrange this on arrival in New York City.

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Downtown Manhattan Heliport at 6 East River Piers, NY 10004.

    Please be at the heliport 30 minutes before your flight time to complete the check-in and security process.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point 

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 impressive 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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

18-20 minutes helicopter flight Commentary from the pilot MapHeadsets

Please note

We give you the freedom to arrange your flight at a time that's suitable for you. Once you arrive in New York, make sure to call the local operator about the exact time you wish to fly.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Always keep a photo ID handy just to be safe.

Only cameras and pocket wallets are permitted on the helicopters.

Customer Reviews

  • An amazing experience
    PHILIPPE PIRET, Belgium 05/14/2014
  • Absoulutely Awesome!
    Jason Wisuri, United States 03/18/2014

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