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Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this helicopter ride over Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight over one of the world's most iconic cities.
Fly over Manhattan and New York Harbor
Choose from multiple departure times to suit your schedule
Enjoy great photo opportunities of Manhattan's world-famous skyline
Travel aboard a modern, state-of-the-art aircraft
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This helicopter tour with a range of flexible departure times easily fits into your NYC trip.
Take to the New York City skies for a helicopter flight above the landmarks of the Big Apple.
Head to the downtown Manhattan Heliport on Pier 6 for your flight. Your exact takeoff will depend upon the option selected, with morning, midday, afternoon and late afternoon time frames available. Once you’re strapped in to your state-of-the-art helicopter, it’s time to begin your ride.
Glide into the air as the ground recedes below you, watching as some of the city’s most famous parks, buildings and landmarks come into view. Near downtown Manhattan you’ll be able to see Governor’s Island, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty and greater New York Harbor. Continue up the edge of the island, admiring the majestic views of skyscrapers along the way, before reaching the USS Intrepid, a World War II-era aircraft carrier that now houses a museum.
Head back down the Hudson River, taking in sweeping views of the city and well-known landmarks like the Chrysler Building, Met Life Building and Empire State Building as you fly. Back down near the city’s harbor you’ll be able to spy historic Ellis Island, once the entry point for millions of immigrants in search of a better life in the United States, along with other New York attractions like Battery Park, the Federal Reserve Bank and the New York Stock Exchange.
Whether you’re a seen-it-all New Yorker or visiting the city for the first time, this aerial ride is a trip to remember.
Please note: The listed price does not include a US $40 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
ZIP AVIATION offers helicopter tours of New York City and private charter services from NYC to the entire Northeast United States. Three different helicopter tours of NYC are available, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length. Visit our location where you will watch a safety video and meet our team.
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
Stretching from The Battery at the southern tip of Manhattan into three other boroughs, and beyond the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to the coast of New Jersey, the National Parks of New York Harbor includes 12 national park sites and affiliated areas with 24 natural, historic and recreational locations. These special places tell the story of America and its leading city, from the nation's early defenses to its first step as a new democracy, from the waves of immigrants to the rise of a commercial powerhouse unrivaled in the world. They include powerful international icons and places of extraordinary beauty where you can experience our history and natural heritage on the land and on the water.
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.
Arrived early and so had quite a wait, but the staff were attentive. The day was perfect for flying, and the flight was everything I'd hoped it would be. As I was flying as a solo passenger, I had the opportunity to sit at the front with the pilot. Whilst this was good, it meant I had a slightly restricted view over the instrument panel.
Would definitely recommend.
We boarded the Helicopter as the assistant took some pictures of us by the Copter. We flew over the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan and along the Hudson River for about 20 minutes. The seats were comfortable, the narrative was informative and the view was spectacular. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Safe, organized and fun!
Booked this as a surprise 60th birthday treat , it was well worth it. Weather was glorious which made the views even more amazing over the Manhattan skyline , we wasn't disappointed .
The staff & pilot were great & really looked after us. Save your pennies because believe me it's well worth the trip. . . . . . AMAZING.
Thank you Manhattan Sky Tours