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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York, United States

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icon20 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
  • New York City helicopter flight over famous landmarks
  • Unbeatable views as you fly face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty
  • See Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Central Park and more
  • Learn more about NYC from your pilot's live commentary

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This helicopter tour includes extra flight time so you can fly over Governor’s Island
18-20-minute Helicopter tour
Local taxes
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
The listed price does not include a USD40.00 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.

Departure Point

Zip Aviation, 6 E River Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your flight departs from Downtown Manhattan’s Heliport. From there it’s on to Governor’s Island, which was once a Revolutionary US Army post. Next, soar past the towering figure of the Statue of Liberty, enjoying an up-close encounter with one of the nation’s most powerful landmarks. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture memorable shots of this icon of freedom.

Bid farewell to Lady Liberty as your pilot takes you over the sobering location of Ground Zero and the 9/11 memorial. After that, the helicopter heads north above the mighty Hudson River where you're treated to the sight of two magnificent art-deco landmarks: the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.

Continue your flight north over New York’s tribute to nature, Central Park. From there, catch sight of the George Washington Bridge, Times Square, and renowned entertainment arena Madison Square Garden. Continue back toward the river to enjoy a look at the powerful WWII warship the USS Intrepid before hovering over Ellis Island, the nation’s historic tribute to immigration. This helicopter tour allows you to enjoy all of New York City’s most famous sites without having to battle the crowds.

A scenic helicopter tour offers a truly extraordinary way to see New York City. Don’t miss the chance to experience the city from this remarkable vantage point.

Please note: The listed price does not include the heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
Itinerary
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Statue of Liberty
After taking off from Downtown Manhattan Heliport, you will fly over Governor's Island, a former Revolutionary US Army post, and the birthplace of New York. Next you will come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty, which has become synonymous with America's most fundamental value, freedom.
Admission Ticket Free
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Empire State Building
Fly over Central Park, check out the George Washington Bridge from above and enjoy amazing views of bustling Times Square and the world-famous Madison Square Garden.
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Ellis Island
Fly over Ellis Island.
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Central Park
This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!
Admission Ticket Free
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Times Square
This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!
Admission Ticket Free
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George Washington Bridge
This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!
Admission Ticket Free
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Governors Island National Monument
This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!
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Manhattan Skyline
This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!
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Madison Square Garden
This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!
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Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
  • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zip Tours

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour.

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Great experience
manhappywithlife
, Dec 2019
Did the first one with same company in 2012, nothing changed apart from this one only 20 minutes. Fantastic flight as the sun was going down over New York, still great service, even though we were very late. Would recommend to everybody.
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Remarkable
murrayphimester
, Dec 2019
Professionalism on display from the moment I arrived to the end of tour. Courteous, safe and thoughtful staff. Trip of a lifetime that lived up to the great spirit of New York City.
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Terrible experience for the price
David D
, Nov 2019
Even though we paid the same price as everyone else my partner had to have the middle seat where she saw very little of the skyline due to the people by the windows constantly filming on their camera phones. This seat should not be used or definitely should be at a lower price, very unhappy with the service from start to finish.
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Brilliant
Adventures01
, Nov 2019
A wonderful experience for a extra special birthday. The day and time of my flight was changed due to the weather. This was communicated clearly at all times. I enjoyed every moment. Thank you all.
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Overcrowded with no sound or guided tour
nbaizel
, Oct 2019
helicopter pilots did not know they had headphones that did not work, we where jammed in with another couple, we where a party of three and there is seating for four. Smelled of gasoline for the rest of the day, was absolutely not worth the price lucky if the whole trip lasted 15 min. Save your money and go out for something worth while.
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Unobstructed View
782melodyb
, Oct 2019
Great view of the city and landmarks. Good narration; able to get good videos and stills. Really liked the way they expedited our boarding in a timely fashion and very little waiting.
star-5
Memorable helicopter ride
Alexandra G
, Sep 2019
A fantastic trip. Everything well organised and explained. A beautiful and memorable way to see NYC. Unforgettable.
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Great Experience
Curiosity68677361935
, Aug 2019
It was definitly worth it, friendly staff great views an experience you will never forget in your life!
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Surprise Birthday Gift
Travel45386414653
, May 2019
For our son's 13th birthday we decided to take him for a surprise helicopter tour of New York. The overall experience was excellent. Our reserved time was for 1 o'clock but we arrived a whole hour earlier and asked if we can be taken for an earlier tour that day. The person at the control and schedule desk was very attentive and accommodating to our needs and let us go for a noon tour, a whole hour before the schedule one. They saved us time that we spent elsewhere that day in New York. They even allowed our son to sit with the pilot in the front which gives you the best view possible. We could tell that he was very excited to sit with the pilot! His birthday wish came true in that moment! The flight itself was very smooth and the view out the window was just spectacular! For that I give them an excellent score!
star-5
Excellent trip - totally worth it. I...
neetu s
, Apr 2018
Excellent trip - totally worth it. I sat at the front as it was my birthday and the pilot played a happy birthday song on the radio - very special.

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