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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

  • See many of New York’s most famous landmarks in a short time
  • Take to the skies in a modern, state-of-the-art helicopter
  • Flexible departure times available from morning until evening
New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
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An aerial view is the ideal way to discover and photograph the Big Apple while skipping the crowds and entrance fees. During this helicopter ride over Manhattan, see many of New York’s world-famous sights up close, such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and more. Your pilot provides commentary as you soar in a modern, state-of-the-art aircraft. Choose from multiple tour times to fit your schedule.

What to Expect

Your helicopter flight begins at Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Upon paying the heliport’s security fee (separate expense), board the comfortable helicopter and take to the skies.

The first notable sight is Governor’s Island, off Manhattan’s southern tip. Continue across the water for an up-close encounter with the Statue of Liberty. Next, pass One World Trade Center and Ground Zero before heading up the Hudson River.

See Madison Square Garden and two of the city’s most famous skyscrapers: the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.

The tour continues northwards, from the neon lights of Times Square to verdant Central Park. Catch sight of the USS Intrepid (a World War II–era warship) and Ellis Island.

From the helicopter, enjoy a top-down vantage point and live commentary, all without battling crowds or paying for separate admission at each site.

The flight ends when you touch down at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

Reviews (367)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed August 6, 2018
amazing tour!

So happy to have experienced this tour. The staff nice and accommodating. The pilot was fun and informative with perfect accompanying music.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Delores F
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Where do I start? Booked this for my boyfriend’s 21st, we arrived 45 minutes early and actually went out half hour early. We were booked in for a 18-20min flight but actually were out for 25 minutes so definitely no complaints there! There were 5...More

4  Thank L0V3T0TRAV3L97
Reviewed May 27, 2018
Great Tour - our highlight in NYC

We have booked this tour in advance. We have had received the confirmation immediately by mail. Arriving at the heliport the staff was very professional and very friendly. We got a great deal for a professional film and photos. The flight with the heli was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
7  Thank raphaelakehren
Reviewed April 30, 2018
Amazing experience

Great experience and highly recommended - on a sunny and not too windy day! Very professional and smooth handling by Zip Helicopters when you get there, interesting comments and stories by the pilot during the flight, and the views just stunning. No need to bring...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Markus B
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile
Flight of your life

There is a reason Zip Aviation are best in the business, the experience from start to finish is amazing. While the weather on the day of our trip wasn’t great after the big winter snow storm of Jan 2018, Zip went out of their way...More

Thank Glenveightravel
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