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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

By HeliNY
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Discover New York City’s must-see sights from above on this helicopter tour of Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond. See dazzling skyscrapers and elegant bridges, sprawling Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and more. Multiple departures are available to suit your schedule and all fees and surcharges are included.
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RM 2,059.86
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Ages 2-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 25–30 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Take a thrilling helicopter ride to see New York City from above
  • Enjoy unrivaled aerial views of Manhattan’s most spectacular sights
  • Avoid surprises with all fees and surcharges included in the tour price
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and landmarks like Central Park

  • Shared Helicopter Flight (shared experience with other travelers)
  • Live commentary on board, Floor to ceiling windows, Climate controlled cabin
  • Heliport Landing and Facility Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Embark on your tour at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, near the southern tip of New York City’s most striking borough. Begin with a jaunt around its soaring skyscrapers—the Freedom Tower, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and more. Cruise over the harbor and take in views of France’s famous gift to the United States, the Statue of Liberty; Ellis Island, the tiny island where your great grandparents may have entered America; and the world’s first steel suspension bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge. Extend your tour and head north up the Hudson River, checking out America’s first public park (Central Park), one of the country’s oldest universities (Columbia) and the jarringly beautiful Palisades, the sheer cliffs rising just west of Manhattan. Finally, return back to your original departure point.

Start:
  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Check-in is 30 minutes before your flight time. 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.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18421P3

    • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 275 lbs may be unable to fly. If passengers require a seat belt extender they will be unable 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. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
    • 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Which attractions will I visit with New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island?
    How much is New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island?
    New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island price starts from RM 2,045.37. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island on Tripadvisor
    What is the New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island cancellation policy?
    New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island?
    New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island is hosted by HeliNY. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact HeliNY on Tripadvisor. Discover and book New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18421P3

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    • You'll start at
      HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport
      6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
      Check-in is 30 minutes before your flight time. 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
    • Pass by
      Brooklyn Bridge
      Statue of Liberty
      Chrysler Building
      Ellis Island
      Rockefeller Center
      Central Park
      General Grant National Memorial
      Coney Island
      Yankee Stadium
      George Washington Bridge
      Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
      Intrepid Museum
      Columbia University
      Brookfield Place
      Verrazano Narrows Bridge
      Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
      New York Harbor
      HeliNY
      Palisades Interstate Park
      The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
      One World Trade Center
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • HeliNY
      3,959
      United States
      Joined in September 2009
    • lennard_48
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing views and nice people. New Jersey best choice to start.
      Amazing views and nice people. Very spontaneous and cooperative when flight was cancelled due to bad weather. Very much worth to start from New Jersey because the views on the way to NYC are beautiful as well.
      Written 14 May 2024
    • Happyvax
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Smooth operator!
      Fabulous trip! Check in was a breeze, everything was on time and efficient, the people were all super friendly. And the ride itself was awesome. We felt perfectly safe and entertained the whole way. I thought it would feel too short, but it was honestly perfect. I didn’t plan to buy the photos because we took a million ourselves, but I did that too. :)
      Written 12 May 2024
    • pazilatn2021
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      It was a must have experience if you want to fully immerse yourself into the NYC experience. Overall, the staff is friendly and responsive, and glad to be able to experience this awesome city from the sky.
      Written 7 May 2024
    • Julie J
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Treble family birthday visit
      Top experience!!! Fantastic views of the Hudson,Statue of liberty, Brooklyn bridge and all the Manhattan skyline buildings. Don’t be put off by the cost it’s worth it !
      Written 7 May 2024
    • 359aislingf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exceptional!!!
      Absolutely loved this experience! The staff at Linden Airport couldn’t have been nicer. The whole experience was very professional. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough. The views, staff, safety, it was a great experience for our family. Made exceptional memories for us all on our trip. Thanks so much to everyone.
      Written 30 April 2024
    • jesula0
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The view was amazing. Anyone who wants to surprise family members or anything that’s a big gig, Very well do it.
      Yesterday, 4/28/24 was a fantastic experience. I wanted to surprise my daughter for her birthday, and I came. Of course, the helicopter over New York City was very nice. I was delighted. The captain was delightful. The customer service was excellent. I’m happy to try with them another time in the future.
      Written 29 April 2024
    • Erdbewr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Great experience! The organization before and whilst there was good. The staff was friendly! Of course it is quite expensive but I would recommend it anyways!
      Written 18 April 2024
    • ceg124
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Overview of NYC!
      What a great way to see so much of NYC in a short amount of time! The pilot pointed out so many sights on each side of the Hudson, New York and New Jersey.
      Written 10 April 2024
    • PippaM35
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wow!
      Wow! What an experience. We ummm and arghhhed about doing this as it is costly, but knew it would’ve been a regret had we not. The cost was worth every cent. We loved it
      Written 10 April 2024
    • Vicki C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Absolutely awesome! Really well organised on the ground and genuinely breathtaking in the air. Our pilot, Jimmy, was a real character, and knew his stuff. Made my 40th birthday one to remember for sure! It's not the cheapest thing to do, but for something special, it is well worth it! Do it, you won't regret it!
      Written 8 April 2024
    • zississ2022
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Manhattan Sightseeing
      Amazing views of New York and in particular of the financial district. We also looked at parts of the city that I did not have the chance to visit before (such as Jersey city, the Governor's island and Columbia University). Very helpful and friendly personnel. One point that maybe needs some attention is the intercom: everybody can speak simultaneously with everyone and this makes words and the pilot a little difficult to understand.
      Written 7 April 2024
    • 648jjs
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Skyline view of NYC
      Amazing views and very smooth ride! Got some great photos and had fun with friends seeing the sights from a new perspective. Highly recommend this experience!
      Written 7 April 2024
    • evanh58
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Believe the hype!
      Fantastic experience. Very professional. Easy to book. I actually feel very privileged to have had an opportunity to share this experience with my teenage son. Believe the hype!
      Written 6 April 2024
    • Q8369FGjacquess
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Just fantastic ! Had a trip with my grandson and my wife. Very professionnal service - nice brand new flight machines and an astonishing tour !
      Written 6 April 2024
    • K4184OOgregr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Use these guys!
      This is the operator to use. Best (newest) helicopters. Great pilot. Interesting tour. Helpful ground staff. There are a number of operators out of this heliport, these guys were the premium offering
      Written 6 April 2024
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    5.0
    5.0 of 5 bubbles224 reviews
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    Souzie Michel
    United Arab Emirates622 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019
    The location is very pretty straight forward if you're taking the metro. The place is only 10 mins walk to the harbor and it was pretty easy to walk in and just book your ticket to fly. The staff are very nice and supportive, the safety team are efficient and cautious. The Flight duration was 25 mins - you go around Manhattan up to Staten island and then back to Manhattan Bridge. And then you land - the Captain was very informative, explaining the city views for us.
    Its one of the best experiences which you can do during your visit to New York ! Not to Miss ...
    Written 5 January 2020
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    Shawn Y2K
    Pasadena, MD246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    Ran into traffic issues day of flight and the company was flexible and communicated well, Was able to make flight and do flight. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The pilot was awesome and the tour was great. I would highly recommend this company.
    Written 18 October 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for flying with us! We are glad we were able to accommodate you.
    Written 18 October 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    LAFFSTOP
    Mission Viejo, CA222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is my 3rd helicopter ride (and the best).

    Also, its my third trip to NYC and I wish I had this when I first came.

    The view are spectacular, the entire company from the crew chief – pilot and desk staff are friendly outgoing people.

    The safety video was thorough and its clear safety is first with this team, as we were clearly led to the copter by the crew chief with lines along the asphalt.

    The ride is both relaxing (I have fear of heights) but exhilarating as well The price is right for the thrill
    Written 23 July 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    !!! We are so thrilled and honored to be your top helicopter experience! Safety is always our number one priority however our staff do all they can to make you feel comfortable. We're so glad you felt relaxed even with your fear of heights! We appreciate your review! Thank you for flying with us at HeliNY!
    Written 24 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Ian S
    United Kingdom80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    We PE booked as fancied doing something different - I am a regular visitor to New York over the years and done most things. But this really is THE number one experience and I would say a MUST do for anyone visiting. Wonderful friendly and efficient service - felt totally safe . Exhilarating and fun. I would defiantly recommend it to everyone and infact will do it again next time I visit New York
    Written 5 September 2022
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    JCEFox
    Preston, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    We arrived 45 minutes in advance as advised. We went straight in, checked in. Were given lifebelts and then watched a safety video. Then what was going to happen was explained to us and how to follow the staff member to get to the helicopter. We were weighed so they could sit us in the correct seat to balance the aircraft. we had a 20 min flight. up to the west side of the city and back down , the pilot telling us what we were seein and interesting facts. then back down river and around the statue of liberty, up to the bridges and back. It was amazing and totally recommend it
    Written 17 September 2023
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    Thank you for this awesome review! Thanks for choosing us at HeliNY for a great flight.
    Written 18 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Mano K
    Tbilisi, Georgia19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    must seen 👍👍 differently views above NY , I’m loving it 🥰 The pilot was very good with a sense of humor and also told us very interesting facts about the city. Security was also maintained as much as possible. I have no negative comments.
    Written 29 March 2024
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    Thank you for choosing us at HeliNY for your helicopter flight over NYC!
    Written 8 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Benoit P
    Paris, France13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    HeliNY delivered a very professional experience at all levels. Had to adjust down participants number and got reimbursed without any problem. The flight experience and pilot comments about the various sites were absolutely excellent, NY scenery complemented by a blue sky made the rest. Absolutely recommend.
    Written 25 October 2023
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    We are so glad our HeliNY staff could make your changes in reservation and experience so smooth. Happy flying!
    Written 4 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Brendon G
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely awesome experience, seeing the city from such a different perspective. From the moment we arrived the team were so friendly and helpful. Adrian the pilot was brilliant, super knowledgeable and friendly, plus gave us a super smooth ride.
    Would highly recommend HeliNY to anyone who is looking to do a tour in the skies of one of the best cities in the world.
    Written 27 February 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Wow, thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're proud to be your choice in NYC!
    Written 2 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Anne Mather
    Wingate, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the best possible way to view New York. The view was fantastic and the pilot pointed out the sights of interest Everything was professionally executed and the staff were pleasant and efficient. We felt very safe and in good hands and enjoyed the experience immensely
    Written 29 March 2024
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    We are so happy to provide a 5 star experience. Thank you for choosing us at HeliNY for your helicopter flight over NYC, Anne!
    Written 8 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Billmasonjr
    Blue Ridge, GA3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Problem was the Tour was canceled because they said because of weather and that is 100% understandable, but I furnished my cell number and I received no call or email. I ask when they decided to cancel because the weather had not changed all day. Now that afternoon it did start raining. Anyway the least they could have done was called, we made a trip all the way from Time Square. Then they said they couldn’t call or notify us because I purchased through a third party (Trip Advisory) and they didn’t have that info, hard to believe. But I do feel the tour would have been great if we had got to go.
    Written 15 May 2022
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