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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-06-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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Updated 20-06-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Helicopter Flight Services
    Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, Manhattan, NY 10004, USA
    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.
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  • Pass by
    Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours
    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 end at
    Helicopter Flight Services
    Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, Manhattan, NY 10004, USA
    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
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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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Helicopter Flight Services, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, Manhattan, NY 10004, USA
Duration
12–15 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Heliport landing and facility fees
  • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • 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. Infant rates apply for children under 2; infants will sit on parents' laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aliya S wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Omg ! This was the best most exciting experiences ever ! I was alittle nervous coming in but the staff made sure that I felt safe and comfortable for my flight and I thank them for that. Can’t wait to share my experience with my friends and family!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
Responded 2 weeks ago
It's so amazing to hear that our team were able to calm your nerves so you could enjoy your flight!! Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor!
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Brooklyn H wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Awesome experience. Definitely do the Deluxe Tour—so worth it. Flying low over the Verrazzano and Statue of Liberty on a sunny clear day is unforgettable.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
Responded 3 weeks ago
It's so great to hear you had an awesome time on the Deluxe Tour on a beautiful clear day! Thank you for sharing your experience flying with us!
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Gabriella J wrote a review Nov. 2020
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This experience was really great! I really enjoyed it. The service was ten out of ten. The people are really nice!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
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Thanks for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor! It makes so happy to hear that your really enjoyed the whole experience!
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Bilal & Izzy wrote a review Nov. 2020
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We highly recommend trying this experience with HeliNy. The helicopter ride was smooth and the views of Manhattan from above were breathtaking! The location was very easy to find and all COVID protocols were followed for check-in. The staff was very friendly and before the
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for recommending us and sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor!
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Chantell H wrote a review Oct. 2020
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I had a blast flying with HeliNY! I flew over NYC right up front with a great pilot with great insight and willingness to ensure I had a great time!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
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Thanks for sharing we are a must do!! The co-pilot seat offers such amazing views! We're always happy to hear that our pilots are working hard to make sure you're having a great time too!!
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danielkoffler0221
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A+ Experience!
A very fun distraction during covid (felt very safe and proper precautions were taken). Learned a few things abou
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208jessp
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Fantastic!
Came a few weeks ago as a surprise for my boyfriend. Amazing experience, everyone who works there was very kind and
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bee_1777
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Worth it!
Very zen experience floating up there in the sky. Million-dollar views in every direction. Nice, informative pilot.
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W2342AJjasonk
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Happy Birthday Gift
We celebrated my husband's birthday with the Deluxe Helicopter Tour of Manhattan. From the Covid wellness check to
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Y6823LLalanm
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Best Day Ever
Pilot did great, but that was expected. The support personnel are courteous and professional. Wonderful experience.
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844jorge
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Great activity for the entire family!
Awesome... very serious and formal company. The online chat will take care of your reservation so that you don’t ha
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genielz
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Amazing!!
Great flight, good customer service very informative and secure and the views was breathtaking!!!!!!
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damechachanyc
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Memorable and safe
Breathtaking views of Manhattan, very professional crew. I flew with a 3-month old baby on my lap and they went bey
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D9197QDjakel
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NYC Helicopter Experience 10/10
Awesome experience and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and made everyone feel safe and very comfortable. 10/
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K8892YNsofiap
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Awesome
Its was great. Everthing went well. The pilot was great the tour went great too. An AWESOME thing to do in NYC.
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ZackMarshall79
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Wishing They Had Flown Above Manhattan
Nice views, but I thought they would fly over the city. Instead, they flew over the rivers surrounding the city --
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andressL9925NY
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Amazing
Amazing experience, I can't wait to do it again, amazing view of this amazing city, life is short and definitely i
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bryangZ8333QC
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Birthday gift experience
Brought my wife for the 1st time, and she loved it. She’s so excited she had the chance to get this tour out in Ne
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lost-traveler-ny
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awesome time. was a half hour and never forget it
amazing and well worth it. was lota of fun everyone was amazed. pretty from above was too quick. 3 of us on a
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105sagarl
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One of the best NY experiences
We went to Heli Ny and had a amazing time. One of the best thing to do in NY. The staffs are amazing and pilot narr
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  • Duration: 12–15 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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