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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

By HeliNY
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Get a perspective on New York City that most visitors miss when you take to the air for a scenic helicopter tour. See Manhattan’s most iconic sights, from the Empire State Building to Central Park, in a matter of minutes; you even catch a glimpse of the majestic Statue of Liberty.
from
₹19,172.11
per adult
from
₹19,172.11
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 2-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:
12–15 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Enjoy an aerial perspective on New York City that most visitors miss
  • See many of Manhattan’s famous landmarks in a single ride
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day suit every itinerary
  • Your guide’s live commentary ensures you don’t miss any sights

  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Based on your tour’s departure time—there are multiple tours throughout the day, from morning until sundown—make your way to the downtown Manhattan Heliport on the island’s southern tip. Following a safety briefing and preparations, climb aboard a comfortable helicopter and buckle in. As you take to the air, you are immediately rewarded with views over the city that most visitors miss out on. From this lofty vantage point, see many Manhattan’s most famous sights, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Hudson River and more. You also catch glimpses of landmarks beyond Manhattan, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Throughout the flight, enjoy your pilot’s guided commentary. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.

Departure details
  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA We are located at 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004. 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18421P1

  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing more than 275 lbs (124 kg) 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.
  • 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.

A note from New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
  • 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
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?
How much is New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights price starts from ₹ 18,271.76. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights on Tripadvisor
What is the New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights cancellation policy?
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights on Tripadvisor
Which company provides New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights?
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights is hosted by HeliNY. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact HeliNY on Tripadvisor. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights 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: 18421P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport
    6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
    We are located at 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004. 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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    HeliNY
    Statue of Liberty
    Ellis Island
    The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    MetLife Building
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Chrysler Building
    Central Park
    Empire State Building
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Brookfield Place
    Greenwich Village
    Manhattan Skyline
    Rockefeller Center
    New York Harbor
    Seaport District NYC
    Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    One World Trade Center
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

peggypegs
peggypegs
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Decision you will never regret
If you never been on a helicopter, New York is definitely the city to have your first helicopter ride. And of all a
267rheac
267rheac
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Incredible experience!
This is an amazing experience! We got married in Brooklyn Bridge Park and hopped on the ferry over to pier 11 for o
Pippin1960
Pippin1960
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A fabulous way to see NYC!
The whole experience from start to finish was professional and slick - AND fun! We arrived at the allotted time an
marthapeet
marthapeet
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New Yorker helicopter ride is fantastic
This outstanding experience is run professionally and is well worth the money. Everything was shown for both sides
M726RMannab
M726RMannab
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Amazing
Amazing, really a unforgettable experience! This was me and my husbands honeymoon, perfect opportunity to try this
dwh387
dwh387
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Superb Experience
A superb experience made all the better by our pilot Tim who was very knowledgeable and equally enthusiastic.
xavi cortadella... X
xavi cortadella... X
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amazing experience
amazing experience flying the city. service was excellent and the pilot was very professional and friendly. the ri
SavedOne0126
SavedOne0126
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Great Wxperiwnce
Amazing experience and wonderful pilot. The best way to see Manhattan and worth the price! Would definitely do it a
yevgeniiap
yevgeniiap
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Hely view
The most exciting views of the city. Professional team and great idea to figure out the structure of the city with
kellyhunter55
kellyhunter55
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A must
An absolutely amazing experience, the team are so friendly and helpful. The pilot was very knowledgeable and gave y
lamja1
lamja1
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2008 Helicopter half hour tour
Saw Manhattan and it’s surrounds from the sky, in 2008. A wonderful way to see the size, enormity and stupendous fe
880olyam
880olyam
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breathtaking
I purchased this trip as a gift for my friend. She was super extra happy and thanked me million times))
AngiieOrtiz
AngiieOrtiz
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Eagle view - NY - Totally worth it!
Nothing better than to enjoy NY skyline from up the sky. Everyone is very attentive and friendly. Took my mom with
juliadJ1416LH
juliadJ1416LH
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A great experience!
It was a super experience and a lot of fun. The organization was top. We would do it again anytime and recommend it
maxlovesfadorock
maxlovesfadorock
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Fantastic
We did the helicopter trip as a special treat for my sons 21st. What a great experience from beginning to end. Ev
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Antonio B
Madrid, Spain8 contributions
Couples
You get exactly what you’re hiring: a 12-15 min flight around (not over) Manhattan and Liberty Island…

The guys operating the business are friendly and look professional and reliable.

On the downside: they give you a location on the chopper according to your weight in order to keep the maximum weight balance on board. The problem is that there’s a relevant difference in the whole experience depending on the place you’re given. People on the right side or in the front seat get neater and closer views than those sitting on the left side (needless to say I got a left side seat).

As for the price, it’s a matter of demand and supply. 260 $/person x 6 people/trip x 20+ trips/day… I’m not much into chopper trip costs, but it looks like too much. But, as I said, every slot was booked when I made my reservation. Good business !
Written 30 July 2022
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Vicky O
Liverpool, UK8 contributions
So easy to book on line and the price was great. The welcome at the Heliport was friendly, welcoming,professional and everyone’s safety was paramount. Dave the pilot gave a great commentary (even though it was his first day haha) I would recommend using these guys for an unforgettable part of your NY trip.
Written 2 April 2022
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Kenneth L
Walnut, CA4 contributions
Family
Seeing the Manhattan skyline from an aerial view was nothing short of breathtaking. It was an idea from our 5-year old daughter who saw it from a learning cartoon series where the characters flew in a helicopter to see the Statue of Liberty. She wanted to do the exact same thing! We all never been on a helicopter ride, so we asked a number of times whether she was sure. Each time she was confident with her answer, YES. We picked HeliNY and we were glad we made the right choice. Upon arrival, the amazing staff were professional, and removed any anxiety from flying which made the experience even more memorable. They were able to squeeze us into the 30-min ride because there was available seats on one of the helicopters. I definitely recommend the 30 min excursion because you don’t feel rushed and get a more time to soak in the breathtaking views of Manhattan. It’s something every one needs to try once in their lives. Add it to the bucket list! Thank you HeliNY!!!
Written 13 June 2022
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Amanda F
4 contributions
I booked a helicopter ride for my boyfriend and I, and we were amazed by how beautiful the city was from the sky! Helicopter Flight Services was seamless to book and board, and the helicopter ride was smooth and relaxing. If you are new to NYC or have lived in NYC for years -- I highly recommend this ride. We started at the bottom of the East River, made our way around the Statue of Liberty, and went all the way up to the George Washington Bridge. To say it was gorgeous was an understatement.
Written 12 February 2021
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Bronwyn H
We're so happy to hear you had an amazing experience from start to finish with out team! Thank you for sharing your review on Tripadvisor!
Written 13 February 2021
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Connector593345
2 contributions
We arrived about an hour and a half early due to being worried about the upcoming storm. They took us right in and we got to ride before the storm arrived, for which we were grateful. It was really fun! Our pilot was great and made the flight jokative yet informative!
Written 29 May 2022
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NealSmith54
Bedfordshire, UK5 contributions
Can thoroughly recommend this tour and this company. The whole experience was very professionally handled and the pilot provided a running commentary throughout the flight . The helicopters are ideally fitted with large windows so wherever you sit you get brilliant views.
Written 23 July 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,648 contributions
Yes, it is expensive at around 200$ pp for a 12 minute flight, but it's a lifetime memory and worth it - so just do it.
It was a fantastic experience - great and unforgettable flight over NYC, and my very first on a helicopter.
TIP: if you're about to have bad weather, just call them and reschedule, like we did. Only 2 hours before our initial flight on May, 2 we asked them to reschedule us for tomorrow due to bad and cloudy, rainy weather. They approved that within minutes.
Company to recommend.
Written 23 June 2022
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Michael
20 contributions
Couples
The experience was great. 15 minutes flies by but at the same time, the pilot keeps you informed of what you’re seeing at each step. The ground staff are efficient and get you where you need to go. It was a man easy experience once you arrive. It was definitely a highlight for us and is definitely something that is worth the expense. It is worth searching online for a discount code too as there is usually one available to knock a few extra dollars off!
Written 28 December 2021
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Marc F
Beerse, Belgium10 contributions
We ordered the 12-15 minutes tour over Manhattan. As the weather was not good on the day of reservation, we were called to rebook the flight. Two days later we could do the flight in perfect conditions and we even got an upgrade to the 18 minutes flight. When visiting New York the Helicopter tour with HeliNY is a must do !
Written 28 June 2022
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Nug97
County Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Brilliant tour. Was a bit nervous throughout as I am not a great flyer but the pilot was lovely and professional and I felt very safe. I had to reschedule this tour numerous times due to covid and the customer service was just brilliant at promptly getting back to me and changing the days/times for our tour. You can tell safety is taken very serious here which i liked. The flight itself was fantastic. 10/15 minutes is plenty of time to see the sights. Seeing the statue of liberty and the skyline from above is just incredible, something you will never forget. Thoroughly enjoyed it, was a highlight of the trip.
Written 6 June 2022
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