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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience provided by HeliNY

New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience

New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
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Tour snapshot
Unparalleled aerial views of Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor
Duration:
25–30 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 25-30 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 25-30 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18421P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from NYC (Roundtrip adult ticket is $17)
Duration
25–30 minutes
Departure details
  • Linden Airport, 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.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from NYC (Roundtrip adult ticket is $17)
Departure details
  • Linden Airport, 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.
Duration
25–30 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 31 May 2022
A note from New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
We will demonstrate how life preservers are worn and you will put your own life preserver on. You will place your own belongings into complimentary lockers. Headsets will be provided without microphones and will be disinfected between flights. You will have the option to use disposable earplugs.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Linden Airport
    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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5.0
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Alan K
1 contribution
Family
Did this flight for daughters 18th birthday.well worth it. Staff excellent arrived early and were allowed to fly earlier than schedule flight...pilot gave commentary right through would definitely recommend.
Written 7 July 2022
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2017jmc
Shoreline, WA14 contributions
Family
Worth every penny. Starting from the New Jersey base offered additional time in the air, more pictures and a longer range perspective of the city. I was concerned that the later take off (6:30p) would create hazy photos, but light angles that were less than ideal on flight out improved markedly as angles reversed on the return flight. The pilot’s narrative kept us well-informed. My only suggestion (learned on Hawaii helicopter tour): company should recommend that passengers wear dark clothing to reduce reflections in cabin windows.
Written 6 June 2022
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Brett H
Newark, NJ1 contribution
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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Sym F
1 contribution
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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Nicholas Z
1 contribution
I had a Great time , Crew was very friendly and very Knowledgeable about what to look at and and some of the History that went along with what we were looking at .
I trip well worth the Money , a Great way to see the City , with out all the problems , like Traffic .... we went at night and it's was Great you get to see the city with all the lights on , fire works were flying off to a distance ....
I would have to say just a Great Experience
Written 5 September 2021
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Bronwyn H
Thank you for joining us on our City Lights Experience! Our pilots are very knowledgeable and always have some fun facts to share along the route. We are glad we could share our view from above with you!
Written 5 September 2021
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mukeshten
Bexleyheath, UK133 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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Amanda T
7 contributions
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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Robyn M
1 contribution
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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bruce z
14 contributions
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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Road758202
Offenbach, Germany5 contributions
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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907hadeels
907hadeels
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An experience I’ll never forget
The whole thing is 100% a must do. It was really fun, the HeliNY team were very helpful and punctual, and the pilot
saramY5392RQ
saramY5392RQ
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Fantastic!
Fantastic! It's been very emotionally. We are happy to have this tour with you. Thanks for this tour.
Nicky A
Nicky A
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15min of amazement
We took The New Yorker Tour which was 15min long and enjoyed every single second. The staff were friendly and made
814srishtij
814srishtij
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Amazing experience
Amazing flight experience! The staff was very courteous and professional. The tour covered all the highlights, and
Sonia C
Sonia C
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Excellent tour over the city at night
City Lights Experience 100% recommended. Easy access to the location via subway/train from NYC. The staff is friend
joelr599
joelr599
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Flying high in NYC
Amazing experience and the pilot was great. Stunning views of NYC from a uniquel perspective. Quit expensive but wo
Bilye M
Bilye M
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Enjoyable flight
Very professional. Accommodating. The pilot was thorough with his explanation of the sites. I will definitely recom
H8417SAronnies
H8417SAronnies
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Excellent service
Fast and efficient , called the day before to verify booking ,arrived early and was taken , no waiting
Mr_X_Mr_X_Mr_X_Mr_X
Mr_X_Mr_X_Mr_X_Mr_X
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It was a great and unforgetable experience for our family.
The booking through the web page (heliny.com) was easy and quick. Approximately 90 minutes prior to our originally
samaraSANTO
samaraSANTO
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Highly Recommend
It was an exceptional experience, all the tour was guided and it was just magical !!!! Everyone should do that at l
happygrumpytraveller
happygrumpytraveller
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Amazing experience with a great view.
We had good weather and took a trip up the Hudson to see Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The pilot did a great
johnwV505QB
johnwV505QB
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Helicopter flight
Awesome finish to our weekend in NYC. With a couple in the family who were scared of heights, this experience came
Antonio B
Antonio B
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You get what you hired
You get exactly what you’re hiring: a 12-15 min flight around (not over) Manhattan and Liberty Island… The guys op
FarAway57138796658
FarAway57138796658
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Helicopter tours are the way to go
Amazing way to see NYC. Highly recommended to all. Not being from NYC was a little nervous on getting down and fi
Sam S
Sam S
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Loved the ride
The helicopter experience itself was fantastically unforgettable and well worth it. The ride takes you up and down
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