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New York City 15-Minute Small-Group Big Apple Helicopter Tour

  • Helicopter tour allows you to see Manhattan's highlights in just 15 minutes
  • In-depth commentary on the sights from your guide
  • Perfect for those short on time who want a comprehensive overview
Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York
From US$215.00
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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York
It might seem impossible to see the highlights of New York City in just 15 minutes, but this small-group helicopter tour makes it a reality. Listen to commentary from your pilot as you fly by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, the Chrysler Building, and other landmarks. You’ll see more of the city on this tour than you would in an entire day of exploring by foot.
What to Expect
After booking, call the tour company to reserve your preferred time. The tour leaves every half hour from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Arrive 30 minutes prior to your flight, and be prepared to pay the $40-per-person heliport fee.

After boarding the helicopter, sit back and enjoy the panoramic views as your pilot (and guide) narrates the sights through your personal headset. Fly over the World Financial Center and whiz by the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings. See the MetLife Building and the Woolworth Building on the way over to the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, and Ellis Island.

You’ll see more sights in 15 minutes than you could in a day of exploring by foot. With no lines or crowds, it’s a perfect option for those short on time.

After your whirlwind tour, land back at the heliport and be on your way to explore further.
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile
Great views with hidden costs

Bit of a surprise ... or more of a smack in the face ... to find that on top of the large amount already paid for the helicopter tour you have to pay $40pp fees on arrival - thats before they rip you with the...More

9  Thank Darleyowl
Reviewed August 1, 2018
Exciting excursion

We booked spontanousely while being already in NYC. Booking of tickets and reservation of time slot were very easy. Friendly staff, good preparation and an amazing view over the city. Event the short trip was already an adventure. Is definitely worth to do it at...More

Thank Micha E
Reviewed July 29, 2018
Very Rude Staff

This was my experience. We had a 9am reservation. It got pushed twice. When we did show back up at the time they specified, the lady at the desk was extremely rude. The flight was amazing but the staff were very angry and not helpful...More

13  Thank travischristense2018
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile
Superb way to view New York!

We went on a helicopter tour as a couple. Unfortunately the sound wasn’t great in the air and we couldn’t hear the guide. However the customer service was good and they took us up again. I would highly recommend this tour. It is a great...More

Thank iggit007
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile
MUST DO experience!

Seriously this is a MUST do experience while you are at New York! You will remember it for the rest of your life!

Thank LeonidasGreece23
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June 14, 2018|
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Response from Angela c | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes you can but will cost you a lot more money , when your up there you are so blown away by the view you forget about all the others When loading you up they do it by weight too I think
Daniyal K
May 21, 2018|
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Response from lisa h | Reviewed this property |
Hi it’s per person But it’s a great experience for about 20mins
April 13, 2018|
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Response from lisa h | Reviewed this property |
Hi, have you tried there Facebook page, I can’t think why they’ve not replied to your email. You will love it, have a great trip. Lisa