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The Best New York Helicopter Tours 2024

$ 249
12-30 min
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About New York Helicopter Tour

Get ready for an ultimate sightseeing adventure! Choose between a 15 or 20-minute helicopter tour led by an experienced pilot. Discover architectural marvels and landmarks that define Manhattan's distinctive character.


Helicopter Ride New York

Did you know that the New York Helicopter Tour offers one of the most thrilling adventures in the city? If you're up for a unique perspective and not afraid of heights, this is your chance! Embark on an unforgettable Manhattan helicopter tour in NYC starting at the Downtown Heliport.

Fly over New York City, and treat your senses to a panoramic view of the narrow streets and towering structures. Take in the sights of the grand skyscrapers, iconic taxi-filled streets, and the Statue of Liberty, an enduring symbol of freedom. Glide over Central Park, a tranquil oasis within the urban jungle, and cruise through Battery Park, catching a glimpse of the Wall Street maze.

Experience this and so much more at the ultimate Big Apple sightseeing tour. Buckle up for an extraordinary adventure that will forever change how you see New York City!

  • 15-minute, 20-minute, or 30-minute pre-recorded narrated helicopter tour (depending on the option selected)
  • Professional pilot and crew
  • Optional video (available for purchase)
X not included
  • Transportation to and from the heliport
  • Optional tips
  • Locker rental (available for purchase)
  • Boarding fee ($40.00 USD per passenger)
X not suitable for
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)
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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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Secure your seat today and create memories that will last a lifetime!


See stunning Manhattan from a helicopter, and marvel at Central Park's greenery and the majestic Empire State Building.


Come face to face with the Statue of Liberty, an emblem of freedom and hope.


Experience an awe-inspiring bird eye view of the Broadway lights from a unique perspective.


Enrich your experience with an audio guide that unveils hidden stories, adding new value to this fantastic adventure.

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FAQ – New York Helicopter Tours

Is a helicopter tour of New York worth it?

Going on a New York Helicopter tour is a great choice! This kind of tour offers a unique and breathtaking experience. If you're not afraid of heights, we strongly recommend you embark on this tour. From this amazing perspective, you can see some of the city's most iconic landmarks like Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center, Yankee Stadium, and so much more.

What is the best time for helicopter tour Manhattan?

Depending on your personal preferences and other factors like weather conditions, you can select the best time to go on a New York City Helicopter Tour. Some of our guidelines worth considering are visiting an hour after sunrise or an hour before sunset. At this time of the day, you can capture excellent photos with warm and gentle sun glow. Evening and night tours offer a different experience, revealing the dazzling lights of the city that never sleeps!

What do you wear on a helicopter ride in NYC?

When booking your New York City helicopter tour, following the weather forecast on the day of your flight is important so you can properly prepare. Keep in mind that comfortable clothes and closed shoes are a must. Depending on the time of year, bring a jacket or wear layered clothes. Even in warmer months, the temperature can be cooler when flying over New York. Some tour companies may have specific rules, so checking them before booking is a good idea.

Where can you see the New York City skyline from?

You can marvel at the Manhattan skyline from various locations besides stunning helicopter flights. Some of the most famous and must-visit landmarks to soak in the panoramic views are the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, or One World Observatory. Another famous photo spot of the New York skyline is from Brooklyn Bridge which you can explore with our Full Day New York Walking Tour.
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Know before you go

  • The audio guide is included and available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Passengers must pay a non-inclusive boarding fee of $40.00 USD before the departure of the flight.
  • A minimum of 4 passengers is required to book the 30 minute flight.
  • There is no charge for infants, but there is a boarding fee.
  • Passengers over 250 lbs or 113 kg must purchase an additional seat.
  • The pre-recorded tour narration helps pilots stay focused on air traffic and radio calls in busy airspace, ensuring safety. Audio language choice isn't guaranteed; if more than 2 languages are requested, it defaults to English. Audio issues with headsets due to technical problems are unpredictable, so we can't always assure the audio functionality of the headsets.
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Everybody has to do it!

Beautiful, exciting experience. Helicopter clean and in very good condition. High cost, but worth it, Overall, a great experience and anyone who wants to do a sightseeing flight should do so in New York. It's really worth seeing from above. Also, they have great customer service if you ever have any troubles or questions!


Really great pilot!

This was truly the highlight of my vacation, especially in New York!! Finding Pier 6 was a breeze, and the flight itself was absolutely stunning! Every moment was pure beauty and exhilaration. It's definitely a significant amount of money, but let me tell you, I'm still raving about it to this day!


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