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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience

By HeliNY
Recommended by 94% of travellers
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About
Get a rare view of the Manhattan skyline from above on this short small group helicopter tour. Listen to the pilot’s live commentary from personal headsets, ensuring you don’t miss any landmarks along the way. Capture photos of the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park, and make memories to last a lifetime. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.
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Ages 2-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 25–30 minutes
Start time: Check availability
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English

Highlights
  • Unparalleled aerial views of Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor
  • Fly past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Central Park
  • Personal headsets ensure you can hear the pilot’s commentary
  • Choose from flexible departure times to fit your schedule

  • 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
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from NYC (Roundtrip adult ticket is $17)

Make your own way to Linden Municipal Airport in New Jersey (a 35-minute train ride from New York Penn Station). On arrival, receive a safety briefing and overview of the trip itinerary. After takeoff, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island come into view. Keep your camera at the ready for a bird’s-eye view of the Manhattan skyline from above. As you fly over Williamsburg and the Brooklyn bridges, you spot the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and United Nations. The pilot’s live commentary ensures you never miss a landmark. Next fly over Central Park—this is a rare opportunity that many helicopter tours do not include. You also get a look at Times Square and Rockefeller Center from above before continuing along the Hudson River. End the tour on a high note by soaring past the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial, before returning to the departure point.

Departure details
  • Linden Airport (LDJ), 1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, USA Passengers can drive to Linden Airport or take a train from NY Penn Station via NJ Transit. Roundtrip ticket is $17. Take the Trenton (Northeast Corridor) Line or the Long Branch (North Jersey Coast) Line to Linden Train station.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18421P5

  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 285 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. Only camera, cell phone and sunglasses can be brought aboard. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Please note: it is a 10 minute drive to Linden Airport from the station, passengers can order either Uber, Lyft or use the local taxi service
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience is hosted by HeliNY. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact HeliNY on Tripadvisor. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18421P5

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Linden Airport (LDJ)
    1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, USA
    Passengers can drive to Linden Airport or take a train from NY Penn Station via NJ Transit. Roundtrip ticket is $17. Take the Trenton (Northeast Corridor) Line or the Long Branch (North Jersey Coast) Line to Linden Train station.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Statue of Liberty
    Ellis Island
    One World Trade Center
    Chrysler Building
    Empire State Building
    Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    Times Square
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Central Park
    Columbia University
    Yankee Stadium
    George Washington Bridge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
HeliNY
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  • 744j_zsefh
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    The best way to get an overview about NY!
    We were excited because it was our first helicopter flight, but the crew was profi, the organization excellent, the ground comtrol and the flight ultimate safe! Thanks for our great experience!
  • Revanth R
    Revanth R
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    Best experience ever
    Best experience... friendly crew and Pilot. Worth trying Helciopter tour at Manhattan. Should arrive little time before the trip at the location.
  • SPhillips432
    SPhillips432
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    Unique way to see NYC
    What a fantastic experience, my wife brought tickets and a birthday present. The tour was great and our pilot gave us some great commentary too.
  • Flyer785283
    Flyer785283
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    Amazing, worth every cent
    No problems rebooking, friendly employees, amazing views, good service, overall an amazing experience
  • infoX6203ND
    infoX6203ND
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    Hugely Recommended Helicopter Trip
    First class, very professional, high safety conscious, Very very highly recommended, Really is a must
  • mehmety280
    mehmety280
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    great
    very good experience, watching manhattan from top, a very kind pilot is explaining about the city and the parts
  • eddiem34102
    eddiem34102
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    Never received refund
    I was unable to make the trip and cancelled it well outside of the 24 hour refund policy. They are not issuing a refund.
  • JCEFox
    JCEFox
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    Best experience ever
    We arrived 45 minutes in advance as advised. We went straight in, checked in. Were given lifebelts and then watched a safety video. Then what was going to happen was explained to us and how to follow the staff member to get to the helicopter. We were weighed so they could sit us in the correct seat to balance the aircraft. we had a 20 min flight. up to the west side of the city and back down , the pilot telling us what we were seein and interesting facts. then back down river and around the statue of liberty, up to the bridges and back. It was amazing and totally recommend it
  • Julie E
    Julie E
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    Absolutely fabulous company!!
    Absolutely fantastic! Incredible customer service! Super helpful at check in. Really made us feel special. Great safety video. Felt like we were in good hands! I highly recommend this company!!!
  • Z4107OLsamanthap
    Z4107OLsamanthap
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    Fantastic birthday experience!
    I went for my birthday - the staff is so friendly & professional!! Amazing views & highly recommended. Five 5 stars!!
  • vivianamB8667GT
    vivianamB8667GT
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    Amazing Experience 😊
    Amazing experience! The staff were very gentle and kind! I definitely recommend! They also tried to speak Japanese with me when they knew that I am from Japan. They all are very kind and gentle.
  • Ethelmay
    Ethelmay
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    Fantastic experience!
    Absolutely fantastic experience! Staff were great and we would definitely recommend HeliNY! Storms were forecast for when we’d booked, but they called to rearrange, no problem. Our tip - don’t book for your last day, as the weather in New York can be unpredictable and at least there’s the option to reschedule if it turns bad.
  • Tracey B
    Tracey B
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    Beautiful night flight
    Great flight. Very different experience at night! Was a bit of a hike to get over to Linden airport, but the team were very helpful about how to get there, and have a shuttle from the train station.
  • juanpabloc960
    juanpabloc960
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    Love it
    Excellent experience, all personal is kind and worried to your well-being. Great view and secure. Love New York even more
  • Sherpa620119
    Sherpa620119
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    Great flight with a great pilot
    Great flight along Manhattan with a great pilot who told us what is there down to see! Also the statue of liberty was included. And best thing, it doesn‘t matter where you sit, either on the first way or on the way back you See Everything!
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Sym F
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Couples
I paid $789 for me and my spouse for his birthday . When we arrived there were others waiting so we thought they were before us . We were not aware that we would be sharing a flight with FIVE others ! We literally drove 10 min up and 10 min back looking at nothing but buildings and water. We also were told we can not take photos only because they want to charge $35 for 2 photos that they take of you which they put no effort into . Horrible experience.
Written 30 July 2020
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Hi Sym, Can you please contact us directly so we can look into what happened? We have only offered flights with 6 passengers this month and the rate that you mentioned doesn't match the tour that you have reviewed. Please reach out to us so we can look into this further.
Written 3 August 2020
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Brett H
Newark, NJ1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
We had a great time. The weather was perfect and the visibility through the very large plexiglass windows was incredible. Our flight departed Linden Airport at 6:30pm and we able see the sun setting in the west. Our pilot ( Joe) pointed out all of the major attractions such as the twin towers memorial fountains, Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium and the Statue of Liberty. We were celebrating my friend’s son’s 13th birthday; I’m sure he will not forget this one for a long time. We couldn’t have asked for a better flight.
Written 5 April 2022
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mukeshten
Bexleyheath, UK149 contributions
What an amazing experience from start to finish. Great welcome and very high on health and safety. My grandson sat in the front as we were sat according to weight. The pilot was very good and explained the history of the sights we were seeing amazing views is an understatement. Worth the money
Written 18 June 2022
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Robyn M
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
The New Yorker Tour was absolutely amazing! The helicopter was state of the art, clean and comfortable. Our pilot was personable, professional, and very knowledgeable on the land marks and things to do. The entire staff was welcoming, answered our questions & emphasized the importance of safety. Although this was a site seeing tour, it was more of a VIP experience. I would highly recommend HeliNY and if I get the chance to go back will tour with them again!!
Written 19 December 2021
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Laila L
Thank you so much for your glowing review and recommendation! We're thrilled that you had an absolutely amazing experience from start to finish. We'd love to see you again if you get the chance next time you are in NYC!
Written 24 December 2021
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Amanda T
7 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We ended up being significantly delayed due to the NJ Transit train line being in a complete mess. We let HeliNY’s customer service know and they called the crew and let them know.

This was for a friends birthday trip from UK to NY. So we were so concerned we would miss this experience or incur extra charges. But NO. HeliNY for us on the next available flight, gave us water when the machine was out of order (and we needed it being stuck at a train platform in 34 degree heat) and then let me friend sit up front on the helicopter.

The experience was awesome and the views, pilot and the staff made a pretty crappy day, awesome. Tons KD guys!
Written 23 May 2022
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bruce z
14 contributions
Oct 2021
City Lights Skyline Experience is the same company as City Lights NIGHT Skyline Experience.
we were in a 6-passenger helicopter. 3 seats in a row in the back. 2 seats with backs to the pilot facing the 3. 1 person passenger next to the pilot. One side gets the view going up the river, the other side gets the view on the return.
the scenery is fantastic. NYC is big and beautiful. flight was comfortable.
when you pull into Linden airport it is a building on your left with a big parking lot. no signs anywhere.
Written 31 October 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you for your detailed review, Bruce. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed this experience!
Written 1 November 2021
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Barry M
1 contribution
Jul 2023
The attention to detail and the constant updates by email were awesome. Change in departure times were handled with friendliness and consideration. You covered all the bases, from reservations, updates and explicit directions. Your departure from Linden airport was most convenient and did not incur NYC tolls and parking fees. Your staff upon arrival were very attentive and polite and worked as a well oiled team. Sawyer our pilot for the trip was most excellent in pointing out landmarks and very professional in his manner. The tour was amazing. Thank You. Barry Messner
Written 4 July 2023
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Victoria H
Our staff aim to provide the upmost level of customer service. We are proud to hear your experience with HeliNY was friendly, professional, and positive. Thank you for flying with us and for providing these awesome words for our ground crew, reservations staff and pilot!
Written 13 July 2023
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Nancye R
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
The views are amazing and it was a very nice trip along the Hudson river and back to the Statue of Liberty. The pilot was very friendly and accommodating, the staff were very professional and thorough, and the ride was incredibly smooth. This was my first helicopter ride ever and was a nice introduction. My only suggestions would be that they have all of the seats facing the same way and maybe a bit more commentary from the pilot. Overall a very nice experience.
Written 30 July 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you for sharing your experience flying with us! We are currently flying Bell 407 helicopters, which have 2 backwards facing seats. Our pilots top priority is your safety, sometimes they have to communicate with air traffic control or other aircraft which means they have less time to point out the sights. We're happy to hear that our whole team made you feel welcomes and that you have a nice time flying with us!
Written 5 August 2021
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Road758202
Offenbach, Germany5 contributions
Aug 2022
First time on a helicopter, so it was great to feel safe in the hands of professionals.

Wonderful flight from Linden over Newark airport and NJ container harbor to Manhattan via Liberty Island.

If you are flying from Linden airport NJ coming from Manhattan you can either spend 200+ $ on Taxi/Uber to come or travel via Train from Penn Station for 17$ Round Trip per person plus +2 x 10$ for the Taxis from Linden train station to Linden airport.
Written 7 August 2022
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Summer W
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
I surprised my husband with a helicopter tour around NYC. He’s obsessed with planes, so I thought he would enjoy it. He and I both LOVED it! It was so easy to book online. I got a personal call the day before to confirm and an email was sent with instructions. We arrived an hour early and were able to jump on an earlier helicopter. The staff was accommodating and the pilot was amazing. He was extremely personable and really funny! He told us everything we were seeing and made sure we got some great views for pictures. I will definitely book again next time we’re in the city!
Written 4 September 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you so much for coming on a flight with us! We are so glad we got to be a part of your NYC trip. We will pass your kind words over to the rest of our staff and we hope to see you on another one of our flights in the near future.
Written 4 September 2021
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