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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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icon17 to 20 minutes  (approx.)
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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
HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport , 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA

The heliport is a large gray cement building with a big clock on the front. Please let security know you are flying with Helicopter Flight Services and they will direct you to our staff.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 HeliNY
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 sanitization during New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • 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 policy on social distancing is:

  • 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 policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing.

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  • "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

4.5
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384 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-3
Good but ride was short.
Laura_V
, May 2022
Tour was nice. However, I paid for a 17-20 min ride which was the second option for $568 and got a ride under 15 min which was way cheaper than what I paid for. Other than that, the experience was nice
star-5
Loved the ride
Irina_P
, May 2022
Very smooth ride, unique views, great pilot and guide, would love to go again. Had my brother and dad with me and it was one of the most memorable experiences ever.
star-5
Even chillinging flying a second time.
Ingo_O
, Apr 2022
This was the second Heli flight for me around Manhattan weithin five yerros. I felt the same chilling experience that I had the first time. If you visit NYC a Heli flight is an absolut „must“ in your tour plan.
star-5
Wonderful
Riyadh_A
, Apr 2022
One of the best experience I had I recommend it strongly If you visit New York, Then don’t loss this chance to see everything Staff are very helpful and well trained
star-5
It was great fun and a...
GUILLERMO_P
, Apr 2022
It was great fun and a perfect way to see NYC from the sky, having a picture of the entire city and its ski line and bridges
star-5
Fantastic helicopter tour
Inge_L
, Apr 2022
We have a wonderful tour - great experience and helpful staff. We enjoyed the flight. We recommend to join the tour.
star-5
New POV
John_S
, Apr 2022
We have spent a lot of time in NYC. This was a brilliant new experience! Thank you for a new POV of NYC and for making it so easy from start to ride finish.
star-5
Excellent experience
Aideen_B
, Apr 2022
Bought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend. Definitely the best experience we did on this holiday. Nothing compares to seeing the sights from a helicopter. Highly recommend
star-5
The best experience in NYC
Raphael_G
, Apr 2022
Just do it! The best NYC experience I ever had. The organization is perfect from entering the building till the end. I loved it
star-5
What a great ride!
Brent_C
, Apr 2022
My daughter and I loved this experience. She has a fear of heights, but this did not scare her at all. We both really enjoyed our time and it was a great way to get perspective on New York City. We did the ultimate experience and I highly recommend.
star-5
Amazing experience over Manhattan
Jesus_C
, Apr 2022
Tour was as advertised, from heliport in southern tip of Manhattan to Liberty Island then up Hudson River and turning around after crossing the GWB. Day was perfect weather wise, which is important. Pilot was informative but not engaged beyond that. The checking in was brief, the whole process went like a breeze. Amazing experience, something one ought to do at least once in a lifetime. Worth every penny.
star-5
Wow
Darren_W
, Mar 2022
Unbelievable!!! That’s all I need to write worth every penny best experience ever. Service was great staff was fantastic
star-5
Fun!
Larry_W
, Mar 2022
Great experience. Friendly environment. From start to finish very professional and organized. My entire crew enjoyed themselves.
star-1
Bad experience
Miroslav_R
, Feb 2022
Bad experience, it does not fly over Manhattan at all. Bad service. Was expecting to fly over buildings not river.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
We’re sorry that you feel you did not have a good experience. The tour routes are restricted by the city and flying directly over the island is not permitted. We think you still get a great view of the skyline flying high above the Hudson River.
star-5
😍
ILLYA_M
, Feb 2022
Thank Viator for the most wonderful and breathtaking experience in my husband’s life. It was his dream to fly in a helicopter. I trusted you in it and it was right decision. The gleam in his eyes was remembered for a lifetime. Incredibly impressed and full of cool emotions, happy and surprised! And yes, thank you for my request to have a sit near the pilot.🤩🤩 I really recommend Viator all who want to spend amazing time🗽🚁
star-5
Smooth ride although...
Max_B
, Jan 2022
Smooth ride although windy day. Great pilot. Most calming thing to do when spending time in such a crowded city.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
21st Wedding Anniversary...
Stephanie_B
, Dec 2021
21st Wedding Anniversary was so special. I'm so happy we decided to do this. My husband and I really enjoyed seeing everything from the sky. It was so very special to us.
star-3
Not good value
Wendy_H
, Dec 2021
Please everyone book the cheapest trip because every flight is the same in duration. Dont book any upgrade it’s not worth it. The helicopter’s are great, felt safe and a great way to see some of the well known sites of New York City.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We offer 3 different packages from Manhattan: 12-15 minutes, 17-20 minutes, and 25-30 minutes. The different times correspond to different routes which get longer as the duration gets longer. You will get to see more of the city the longer the flight time.
star-4
An absolute must for any visitor to NY🍎
Michael_W
, Dec 2021
Fantastic trip! We had the best flight ever! Great pilot and very experienced. So lucky with the weather as it was a sunny crisp winter day!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Indeed it's always lucky when the weather is perfect for the day!
star-5
Great experience!
Muriel_H
, Dec 2021
It was awesome that they made sure that my daughter the inly child/teen on the ride sit in the front!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thrilled you had a good time and we were able to accommodate your daughter in our co-pilot seat!

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