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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

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  • Helicopter tour allows you to see Manhattan's highlights in just 15 minutes
  • In-depth commentary on the sights from your guide
  • Perfect for those short on time who want a comprehensive overview
Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York
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It might seem impossible to see the highlights of New York City in just 15 minutes, but this small-group helicopter tour makes it a reality. Listen to commentary from your pilot as you fly by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, the Chrysler Building, and other landmarks. You’ll see more of the city on this tour than you would in an entire day of exploring by foot.
What to Expect
After booking, call the tour company to reserve your preferred time. The tour leaves every half hour from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Arrive 30 minutes prior to your flight, and be prepared to pay the $40-per-person heliport fee.

After boarding the helicopter, sit back and enjoy the panoramic views as your pilot (and guide) narrates the sights through your personal headset. Fly over the World Financial Center and whiz by the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings. See the MetLife Building and the Woolworth Building on the way over to the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, and Ellis Island.

You’ll see more sights in 15 minutes than you could in a day of exploring by foot. With no lines or crowds, it’s a perfect option for those short on time.

After your whirlwind tour, land back at the heliport and be on your way to explore further.
Reviews (1,166)
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Reviewed 20 December 2018

You have to take one of these tours, the views are fantastic and on a clear day you can see so much. Seeing the Statue of Liberty from the air was magical. Our pilot did a great job as there was a bit of wind,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank NicolaTravelAgentAU
Reviewed 16 December 2018
Once in a lifetime experience!

Having been to New York previously and visiting the top of the Empire State and The Rockefeller Centre, nothing can compare to this helicopter ride! Of course you get the views from the other attractions, which is great, but going up in a helicopter provides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank CateSums
Reviewed 11 December 2018

it was a beautiful sunny day and we were so excited to go on our ride!! For some reason they did not fit us on the helicopter ride at the time they had given us and we had to wait longer in the line than...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Petra263PA
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile
Ride of the Valkyries

The high point (‘cuse the pun) of our five day trip to NY from the UK. Booked in advance via the New York Pass website where you pay per person then contact Liberty helicopters to agree on a day / time for the actual flight....More

Thank LordLucan2010
Reviewed 22 November 2018
Great experience. Worth the wait and the money.

This is not a cheap activity but it is worth the money. I chose the less expensive option, thinking that the tour would be very limited in time and scope. I was very surprised to see how much is covered is 15 minutes. What makes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 January 2019|
Response from LordLucan2010 | Reviewed this property |
Taken from Liberty website FAQ. What happens if I buy a product and my flight is cancelled due to weather? A. Liberty Helicopters will do our best to reschedule your tour for another date and time. If we cannot find an... More
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Response from iggit007 | Reviewed this property |
We found it very hard work to use the pass for the helicopter tours. We ended up having to phone to book and being talked through the process which ended up being a 45 minute, fairly frustrating phone call. However the tour... More
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