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New York City: Manhattan Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Zip Aviation

New York City: Manhattan Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Zip Aviation
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From US$ 209 US$ 188.10 per person

Enjoy a bird's eye perspective of NYC on a narrated helicopter tour as you cruise over Manhattan's iconic skyscrapers, come face to face with the Statue of Liberty, and head uptown past Central Park.

About this activity

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Duration 15 - 20 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See Manhattan by helicopter
  • Soar over Central Park and the Empire State Building
  • Come face to face with the Statue of Liberty
  • See the lights of Broadway in a completely unique way
  • Fly past Brooklyn Bridge
Full description

Manhattan brings to mind grand skyscrapers, taxi cabs, and a world-class attitude all of its own. See all this and more as an expert pilot flies you over NYC on a 15 or 20-minute helicopter tour. Soar over the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Madison Square Garden, among other landmarks. After take-off from the Downtown Heliport, swing down over lower Manhattan to see the skyline and streets below. Swoop over Battery Park to glance at Wall Street and its labyrinth of streets.

Then sail over to Governor's Island, an island once reserved only for the city's dignitaries that now hosts summer concerts and public art. Then, fly over Ellis Island and see Lady Liberty shining brightly in the distance. Cruise right up to her eye for a new perspective of the Statue of Liberty.

Enjoy all this before heading up the Hudson past the piers of Chelsea and the lights of Broadway. On your way back to the pier, head around the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and fly over Ground Zero where you can have a look at the exceptional work they're doing at the sight.

Continue past Madison Square Garden and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. See Central Park as your flight turns around to return to the heliport.

Sights included in the 15-Minute tour:

Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island

One World Trade Center

9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Bridge

Battery Park

Wall Street/Financial District

Empire State Building

Chrysler Building

Madison Square Garden

Times Square

U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Central Park

Sights included in the 20-Minute tour:

Brooklyn Bridge

Battery Park

Wall Street

Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island

One World Trade Center

9/11 Memorial Site

Empire State Building

Chrysler Building

Madison Square Garden

U.S.S. Intrepid Museum

Times Square

Central Park

Grant’s Tomb

George Washington Bridge

Harlem and Harlem River

The Bronx and Yankee Stadium

Palisades Cliffs

Spuyten Duyvil Bridge

Includes
  • 15-minute or 20-minute narrated helicopter tour (depending on option selected)
  • Professional pilot and crew
  • Optional video (available for purchase)
  • Transportation to and from the heliport
  • Optional tips
  • Locker rental (available for purchase)
  • A boarding fee of $40.00 USD per passenger

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Date

Meeting point

This tour departs from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, located at Pier 6 on the East River, New York, NY 10004. Check-in starts 45 minutes before the starting time of the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Upon receipt of your voucher you must contact the supplier to secure your flight time
  • An original government-issued photo ID (for example passport) is required at the time of check-in. Photocopies are not accepted
  • Check-in is required 45 minutes before the starting time of the tour to pass through the security procedure at the heliport
  • Passengers must pay a non-inclusive boarding fee of $40.00 USD before the departure of the flight
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 299 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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

Great experience

Was a little apprehensive about the flight at first but the guides were so relaxed and laid back that the tension quickly dissipated. The station is easy to find, we were even there a little earlier. The view of the city is priceless. When Empire Stats of Mind then ran through the headphones, I really had goosebumps. An experience I will definitely never forget.

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April 2, 2018

Product ID: 15252