1. United States
  2. New York State
  3. New York City
  4. Governors Island

The Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

Product ID: 6671
Get awe-inspiring views of New York City on a thrilling helicopter ride above the city's skyscrapers and iconic landmarks, with heliport fees included. See the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and many other attractions from a unique perspective.
About this activity
Duration: 12 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Soar above Manhattan on a thrilling helicopter ride
  • See Big Apple icons such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building
  • Fly around the Statue of Liberty and see Lady Lib in all her glory
  • Catch a glimpse of the world-famous Central Park
Full description
New York City isn’t called the 'Big Apple' for nothing! This very popular tour provides awe-inspiring views of the Big Apple’s most iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Departing from Pier 6, you will soar for 12 - 15 minutes above the famous Hudson River, and fly right by the magnificent Statue of Liberty, gateway to the city.

From your premium vantage point, look out for Governors and Ellis Islands and see Manhattan’s Financial District before cruising past the glinting angles of the NYC skyline. On this portion of the flight you'll see the Chrysler, Woolworth, and Met Life Buildings, as well as the USS Intrepid, to mention just a few. You will even catch a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge and the world-renowned Central Park before heading back to the heliport!
  • 12 - 15-minute helicopter tour
  • Heliport security and facility fee ($40 per person)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour departs from Pier 6 at the opposite side of the East River.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The security and facility fee is already included in the price of this tour and does not need to be paid at the heliport
• Flights are conducted daily between 9:00 and 16:00. Your chosen flight time will be scheduled upon reconfirmation
• All passengers must bring a valid government-issued photo ID - a passport or driver's license
• All bags must be checked in with security.
• Handbags or carry-on bags will not be allowed on the flight.
• All passengers must pass through a metal detector.
• Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed on board once they clear security
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Booked the helicopter trip. Unfortunately the trip was delayed for over an hour due to snow & bad weather conditions, but eventually boarded the helicopter for an amazing trip round New York. It didn't last for the 12-15 minutes, as we were led to believe, 11 minutes after take off we landed again.

December 17, 2016

New York helicopter

We are both deaf n come from Scotland as we went to New York helicopter as the service were excellent n the staffs were brilliant as they could explained us over the safely etc. then when we were into the helicopter as they show us around the Liberty of Statue n other places as there were great view to see it. Worth to see it and we are definitely going back again

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January 1, 2014

Excellent helicopter flight but beware hidden costs!

We booked the "Big Apple" helicopter flight. I've flown in a helicopter before but the helicopter pilot in NY was amazingly good with very smooth takeoff and landing. The only gripe I have about the whole thing was that I wasn't expecting any further changes but instead was charged an extra $90 tax! This needs to be made very clear when people book.

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November 8, 2013

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Liberty Helicopters

Product ID: 6671