Guided tour

NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

From $249 per person

Soar high above the hustle and bustle of Manhattan on a spectacular helicopter tour of New York. See some of the most important sights of the Big Apple, including Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 15 - 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants
  • Enjoy a shared sightseeing helicopter flight over NYC
  • See iconic sights such as the Empire State Building and Central Park
  • View the Manhattan skyline from a unique perspective
Full description
See the iconic sights of New York City with a helicopter flight over Manhattan. Depart from Downtown Manhattan or Westchester, avoid the traffic, and look on as the Big Apple’s famous skyline appears below you. Be amazed by aerial views of iconic landmarks that may include Central Park, Yankee Stadium (if there’s no game on), the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, depending on the option selected. Admire skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.
  • Lower Manhattan, Upper Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan, Chelsea, New York City guided tour
  • Access to Lower Manhattan
  • Access to Upper Manhattan
  • Access to Midtown Manhattan
  • Access to Chelsea, New York City
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Helicopter
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People over 6 ft 6 in (200 cm)
    • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)

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      Meeting point

      This tour departs from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, located at Pier 6 on the East River, New York, NY 10004

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      What to bring

      • Passport or ID card

      Not allowed

      • Smoking
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Unaccompanied minors
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.6 /5

      based on 354 reviews

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      It was well worth the money, I booked this activity as a surprise birthday gift and it was much appreciated. It made the trip quite unforgettable and while seeing so many things from the bird perspective crosses off quite a few things such as taking a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty or going on a rooftop of say Freedom Tower. The audio quire wasn’t the language I had booked it in but thankfully we both understood English so it wasn’t too bad. Music which was played suited the ambiente and to finish the tour with Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys was fantastically fitting. We arrived earlier than our scheduled time and they even managed to take us on an earlier flight. It’s a great activity I can only recommend doing it, it’s not an everyday thing to do so - give it a try. :)

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      July 13, 2019

      Good experience

      You can reach the Downtown Manhattan Heliport located at pier 6 about 30 'in advance, where after a passport and ticket check, a video in English of just a few minutes is shown regarding the security measures. At the set time you reach and board the helicopter. After take-off, one flies over Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty with excellent visibility for all 5 occupants on board as the pilot performs slow maneuvers, then the fortune to stay alongside the pilot or in the two pilot view seats that allow a better visibility over Manhattan until reaching the beginning of Central Park where the helicopter turns and returns to the base along the Hudson River. Next personal experience will be with helicopter without doors. Excellent experience.

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      July 9, 2019


      October 21, 2018

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      Product ID: 15252

      VA ID: 392932