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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

By HeliNY
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About
Avoid the congestion of New York City down on the ground, and take to the sky to see Manhattan during this NYC helicopter tour. Catch sight of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, George Washington Bridge, and many other top attractions without standing in line or sitting in traffic.
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Ages 2-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 17–20 minutes
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • See NYC from a different perspective—the sky—during this helicopter tour 
  • Listen to live commentary from your pilot as you fly
  • Multiple tour times to work around your busy schedule 
  • No surprises—the price includes facility and fuel fees

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

For your New York City helicopter tour meet at Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Check in and board your helicopter for a flight over the city. All facility and fuel fees are included on this tour, so there are no surprises at the heliport. During the flight, see most of New York City’s main attractions, from the Statue of Liberty to Yankee Stadium. Some of the most popular sights on the tour include One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Central Park, and George Washington Bridge. Your pilot tells stories about the city and its history as you fly. Keep your camera handy to snap great pictures from the air. Your tour ends back at the heliport.

Start:
  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Check-in is 30 minutes before your flight time. 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.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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: 18421P2

    • 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.
    • 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.

    Which attractions will I visit with New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
    How much is New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
    New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing price starts from ₹ 27,508.36. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing on Tripadvisor
    What is the New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing cancellation policy?
    New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing 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: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing?
    New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing is hosted by HeliNY. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact HeliNY on Tripadvisor. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing 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: 18421P2

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    • You'll start at
      HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport
      6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
      Check-in is 30 minutes before your flight time. 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
      Brooklyn Bridge
      Statue of Liberty
      Chrysler Building
      Empire State Building
      Ellis Island
      The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
      Central Park
      Yankee Stadium
      Rockefeller Center
      George Washington Bridge
      Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
      Columbia University
      Brookfield Place
      Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
      HeliNY
      Palisades Interstate Park
      Intrepid Museum
      One World Trade Center
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • HeliNY
      3,946
      United States
      Joined in September 2009
    • Vicki C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Absolutely awesome! Really well organised on the ground and genuinely breathtaking in the air. Our pilot, Jimmy, was a real character, and knew his stuff. Made my 40th birthday one to remember for sure! It's not the cheapest thing to do, but for something special, it is well worth it! Do it, you won't regret it!
      Written 8 April 2024
    • 648jjs
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Skyline view of NYC
      Amazing views and very smooth ride! Got some great photos and had fun with friends seeing the sights from a new perspective. Highly recommend this experience!
      Written 7 April 2024
    • evanh58
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Believe the hype!
      Fantastic experience. Very professional. Easy to book. I actually feel very privileged to have had an opportunity to share this experience with my teenage son. Believe the hype!
      Written 6 April 2024
    • K4184OOgregr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Use these guys!
      This is the operator to use. Best (newest) helicopters. Great pilot. Interesting tour. Helpful ground staff. There are a number of operators out of this heliport, these guys were the premium offering
      Written 6 April 2024
    • Nomad54499183381
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      Excellent organisation. Pickup at Linden train station is perfect. Manhattan view with all the lights is amazing. Just the right length of trip
      Written 5 April 2024
    • AndrewM6963
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely loved it
      Wonderful just wonderful everyone was so happy to see us and the knowledge was incredible from the pilot You’ve just got to see the statue of liberty from the helicopter worth every single penny Thanks very much guys we are super chuffed Andy & jack from Glasgow Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
      Written 5 April 2024
    • Pichachu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth it!!!!!!
      Staff were amazing. Very welcoming and very cheerful. We loved this experience. Would definitely recommend. You will not regret booking.
      Written 5 April 2024
    • clairecT9469EP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant
      It was brilliant. The best thing we did in NYC. I'd never been in a helicopter before and I thought it would be bumpy but it was so smooth.
      Written 2 April 2024
    • Andymoncam
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointing
      The night flight was a 60th birthday present and I was so looking forward to it. Communications prior were really good including pick up from Linden . My train was around 3 minutes late but no one there to pick me up. The phone number provided wouldn’t work from my uk phone so I tried emailing and messaging . Eventually the pickup arrived saying she’d been round three times looking for me ?? She was lovely though and very chatty and helpful. Arriving at the take off site the check in process was straight forward. I have a name , it’s in the bookings , use it please ! Don’t rename me ‘single guy’ as seemed to happen. I was told I was next after family of four then I got added in with family of 4 and we all went out then we all were told to go back inside to be told the flight was over weight and needed to burn 25lbs of fuel ! When they’d done that we went out to the heli again. After photographs I was told to sit behind the pilot , splitting up the family of four. I’m 6’3” and was bent double trying to see out. Pretty sure I’d have been better suited in the front ? Taking off from Linden takes up a lot of the half hour flight time. The biggest issue I have is that we simply flew up the Hudson side of the city to central part , turned around and flew back with a slight detour past the Statue of Liberty but didn’t even circle it like the day time flights seem to do. I can’t help walking away feeling a bit hard done to and not getting value for money Very disappointed
      Written 1 April 2024
    • dolkarl416
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience ever
      The views are amazing and we took lots of pictures. It was our anniversary. The pilots and guides are great. My husband is very happy and that's all I need. God bless you all stuff member .
      Written 31 March 2024
    • 804minnak
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Helicopter, sunset and City lights in evening
      OMG what an experience. New York in evening lights and the Sunset. Don't miss this tour. Everything goes smoothly andLinden was easely reached by30min train from Penn Station NY.
      Written 30 March 2024
    • manok698
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous experience
      must seen 👍👍 differently views above NY , I’m loving it 🥰 The pilot was very good with a sense of humor and also told us very interesting facts about the city. Security was also maintained as much as possible. I have no negative comments.
      Written 29 March 2024
    • Anne M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great helicopter experience
      This was the best possible way to view New York. The view was fantastic and the pilot pointed out the sights of interest Everything was professionally executed and the staff were pleasant and efficient. We felt very safe and in good hands and enjoyed the experience immensely
      Written 29 March 2024
    • A1982BBsandrab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      what a great experience!
      Picking the Helicopter Tour was one of the best decisions while in NYC. We actually started our vacation doing the tour so my daughter could get to see Manhattan a different way to start with. We had been at the Heliport a little earlier and could start right away. We always felt safe on our tour. There were no safety issues or whatsoever. Everything was pointed out clearly and if you follow along instructions, everything is fine. Our pilot sure was a great tourguide and did a great job on flying an explaining. I'd do it right once more if I get back! Plus I had a lot of staff members having to laugh once they looked at my 5-finger-shoes ;)
      Written 28 March 2024
    • 47melvinp
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100/100 recommend
      I would like to share my experience of the helicopter tour provided by HeliNY. It was an absolute breathtaking experience, especially during the night time when the panoramic views of New York City were mesmerizing. The city looked stunning with twinkling lights, illuminated landmarks, and bustling streets below. The pilot was very knowledgeable and provided interesting commentary which made the experience even better. Flying over iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty felt surreal. The smooth ride and comfortable seating added to the enjoyment of the journey. Overall, HeliNY's tour exceeded my expectations and offered a magical perspective of the city that truly captured its vibrant energy and beauty.
      Written 27 March 2024
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    5.0
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    Michelle P
    Loughborough, UK9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Family
    Really disappointing flight. Only 13mins, when paid for 17-20 mins!! Didn’t cover all the hotspots I paid for as was informed the night before they had a flight path change but it wouldn’t compromise flight time . Well it did. I was totally underwhelmed and quite frankly felt ripped off ! We were a family of four and it cost nearly 900 pounds. Huge amount . I did complain at the end and to be fair they did offer for us to fly again. What was the point in that we wouldn’t have covered what we wanted . So time your flights people and check your hotspots you were thinking you would see .
    Written 10 April 2022
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    sskkcisos
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Solo
    The service and flight were excellent. The aerial view of statue of liberty was breathtaking. Never to be missed. The Washington bridge, the empire state building must be seen from the heli to admire the full scenery of it. Overall excellent tour
    Written 23 January 2020
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    Thanks so much sskkcisos! It's definitely a perspective not to be missed, we're happy to have shared it with you!
    Written 24 January 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Wilson829
    Bracknell, UK3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Was meant to be on this tour, but it was cancelled just 24 hours notice. This was booked to be on the day of my birthday which also happened to be our wedding anniversary too, so was going to be a very special trip.
    I happened to be near the heliport as I received the email, we had been on a di so went in to see personally what was going on. No representatives from the company were present, but I was reliably informed that there are 3 companies operating from that heliport and they only have a certain amount of landing spots available every month, and that HeliNY had already used up all of their slots in the first 3 weeks of January. I was also told that this is something that happens every single month, which means that there was no system error as I was told by the company as the reason for the cancellation. HeliNY did offer for us to fly from Linden on a similar trip but we would have to pay for the extra transportation to get there, and also due to us been on a short break we did not want to spend more time just travelling further away from and then back to Manhattan, hence why we picked the Manhattan based trip in the first place.
    This is very clearly a company overselling tours, knowing full well they will not be able to accommodate their customers. I feel extremely let down and it did spoil our first time away to New York. If you want to do any trips with them and fly from Manhattan do yourself a favor and make sure you are going within the first 3 weeks of the month as it is almost guaranteed you will not get what you want in the last week of the month - and this was advise from people at the heliport!!
    I would also like to add that when paying for this trip the money left my account within 48 hours, but getting the refund took over a week to get back. I have never quite understood how a payment can be taken so quickly when I am paying for a service, but cannot take the same amount of time to come back to me if it needs to be refunded.
    Written 2 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We want to start by apologizing for this disappointment and inconvenience. However, these comments made are unfounded. We have been operating since 1994 and this is the first time something like this has happened. Due to a system error, HeliNY had reached its capacity and we were unable to fly our scheduled tours. We take accountability for this error and did everything we could to offer an alternative solution. We are actively looking into a new system to ensure this never happens to our passengers again. We know how much our passengers look forward to this NYC experience, and we are deeply sorry that we had to cancel your flight. We really hoped we could have shown you NYC from our alternative location or on an alternative date. Regarding the refund timeline, we cannot speak to the speed with which a refund can be processed when it is booked through a third party company, such as TripAdvisor.
    Written 5 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Andy P
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    Fantastic experience with great plus different views of New York.
    All staff very professional plus courteous and pilot provided excellent running commentary during the flight. Loads of photo/video opportunities and professional ones taken by ground crew very reasonably priced.
    I would not hesitate in doing it again!
    Written 7 September 2023
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    Our reservation staff, pilots, ground crews, and photo crew all work hard to provide the best possible experience for our passengers. Thank you for your kind comments and for choosing us at HeliNY, Andy!
    Written 18 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    explorergal99
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Solo
    The helicopter ride itself was amazing. The weather was gorgeous, the views were incredible, commentary was great, and it felt much longer than it was. It's exceptional value for money and really helps you get a sense of NYC that it's hard to get from the ground. I would recommend it to anyone. There is a nice air-conditioned waiting area, which matters on a scorching hot day, and free lockers to put your belongings in.

    The crew were also amazing. My taxi was late due to being stuck behind a crash, and I lost my wallet! Fortunately my wallet was found with nothing missing, but as an overseas visitor, this was really stressful. Not only did the HeliNy team reschedule my flight to one a bit later so I could still go and have time to ring my hotel etc in the meantime, they also gave me the seat next to the pilot, gave me free photos, made sure I was able to book an uber to get back to my hotel afterwards, and one of the ground crew even paid for my cab!! They went way above and beyond, and I cannot thank nor recommend them highly enough. A great trip, and a superb bunch of people. I cannot say enough great things about this experience.
    Written 15 July 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Our crew on the ground work hard to make sure every passengers experience with HeliNY is comfortable, safe, and fun! We are so happy to hear that you found your wallet and that our staff could ease some of the pressure that day. Thank you for joining us for a superb flight and for these awesome words for HeliNY!
    Written 16 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Katherine W
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Family
    The helicopter ride and Pilot was wonderful.
    A fabulous way to see NYC yet I felt bad for the noise and air pollution as well.
    I would have appreciated ALL the costs added in right at the beginning when comparing sites for transparency. For two people a facility fee was added of 70$ and a fuel charge of 10$. Thus the original price you are shown is not accurate.
    I booked on line myself yet I was also charged a booking fee of 28.68$?? Not sure why.
    I appreciated having a picture taken by staff while standing by the helicopter (it literally takes two seconds to do so)- but charging 45$ for it is super costly.
    The view and seeing all the sites was amazing.
    Just know what you are paying upfront!
    Written 30 August 2022
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    ChelseaPS
    Coventry, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Family
    We did this for as a surprise for my Mums 60th Birthday. All staff were amazing and could not of done any more to make my mum feel special. They made sure they took lots of photos of us in front of the helicopter on our own personal phones. They wanted her up the front with the pilot however, there was a single man there so he had to go in the front. No big deal as my mum would prefer to share her experience all next to her two daughters. The tour itself was amazing and you won’t find close up views of the city like it. Our pilot was very informative and was polite and talked to us about the city throughout. Take off and landing was smooth and for our first heli ride felt very safe and smooth throughout. At the end the staff made an effort to bring my mum back to the helicopter and allow her to sit in the cockpit and have photos taken on our personal phone which was a lovely touch. Thank you to all at HeliNY for making this experience one to remember, it’s the little touches as well as the actual activity that make it!
    Written 12 January 2022
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    Jay P
    Liverpool, UK22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whole experience was amazing. From arriving at the heliport you felt safe. I'm not a great lover of heights but the missus wanted to do this. I enjoyed every moment
    Takeoff was smooth, views were amazing and thr landing was better than any plane
    Can't recommend this enough
    Written 24 March 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We're so pleased you flew with us! Taking a helicopter is an amazing experience offering breathtaking views of New York City. However, if you are concerned about your fears of flying, heights or enclosed spaces this may not be the best option for you. We're so happy it was the right decision in your case!
    Written 25 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Virginia Duarte
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Couples
    The experience since we arrived until we left was amazing. We were treated super nice by all the staff members. We had lockers where to leave our stuff, explanations in video and in real life by the employees. Im afraid of heights and, honestly I felt confortable even if my seat was next to the window. The trip itself was 15min but it was pretty good, the pilot gave us some cool explanations around and the flight was as quiet as it could be. They also take pics outside of the helicopter which you can buy after the trip. If I come back to NYC I’d choose them again and of course I will recommend it to all my friends who come to the city.
    Thank you!
    Written 1 April 2022
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    dhontour2016
    Staffordshire, UK118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    We could not have picked a better day for our Heli Tour of Manhattan. A bitterly cold, crispy morning with the most perfect blue sky - Picture Perfect.
    Our experience of HeliNy was superb. We were greeted & immediately welcomed to the 'Pre - Departure' lounge where we were guided thru the safety procedures, weighed [ for weight distribution aboard the Helicopter] & fitted with life jackets before following a guide out to the helicopter.
    A photo of all groups were taken before boarding.
    Our Pilot - Lee as you'd expect expertly manoeuvred our Bell 407 over the myriad of Manhattan Sites, incl. Ellis Island / Statue of Liberty & then up the Hudson River viewing Columbia Univ & the Yankee Stadium and many more sites.

    We were very lucky & delighted that we'd booked HeliNY because we had the most fantastic adventure in glorious weather conditions with a superb pilot who acted as a quasi 'Tour Guide' along the way.
    Thanks Folks for a memorable journey.
    Written 6 January 2023
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    Wow! This is amazing! Thank you for sharing! We aim to provide this exact kind of experience!!
    Written 17 January 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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