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New York City: Manhattan Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Zip Aviation

New York City: Manhattan Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Zip Aviation
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From £172.26 £155.04 per person

Enjoy a bird's eye perspective of NYC on a narrated helicopter tour as you cruise over Manhattan's iconic skyscrapers, come face to face with the Statue of Liberty, and head uptown past Central Park.

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Duration 12 - 18 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See Manhattan by helicopter
  • Soar over Central Park and the Empire State Building
  • Come face to face with the Statue of Liberty
  • See the lights of Broadway in a completely unique way
  • Fly past Brooklyn Bridge
Full description

Manhattan brings to mind grand skyscrapers, taxi cabs, and a world-class attitude all of its own. See all this and more as an expert pilot flies you over NYC on a 15 or 20-minute helicopter tour. Soar over the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Madison Square Garden, among other landmarks. After take-off from the Downtown Heliport, swing down over lower Manhattan to see the skyline and streets below. Swoop over Battery Park to glance at Wall Street and its labyrinth of streets.

Then sail over to Governor's Island, an island once reserved only for the city's dignitaries that now hosts summer concerts and public art. Then, fly over Ellis Island and see Lady Liberty shining brightly in the distance. Cruise right up to her eye for a new perspective of the Statue of Liberty.

Enjoy all this before heading up the Hudson past the piers of Chelsea and the lights of Broadway. On your way back to the pier, head around the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and fly over Ground Zero where you can have a look at the exceptional work they're doing at the sight.

Continue past Madison Square Garden and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. See Central Park as your flight turns around to return to the heliport.

Sights included in the 15-Minute tour:

Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island

One World Trade Center

9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Bridge

Battery Park

Wall Street/Financial District

Empire State Building

Chrysler Building

Madison Square Garden

Times Square

U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Central Park

Sights included in the 20-Minute tour:

Brooklyn Bridge

Battery Park

Wall Street

Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island

One World Trade Center

9/11 Memorial Site

Empire State Building

Chrysler Building

Madison Square Garden

U.S.S. Intrepid Museum

Times Square

Central Park

Grant’s Tomb

George Washington Bridge

Harlem and Harlem River

The Bronx and Yankee Stadium

Palisades Cliffs

Spuyten Duyvil Bridge

Includes
  • 15-minute or 20-minute narrated helicopter tour (depending on option selected)
  • Professional pilot and crew
  • Optional video (available for purchase)
  • Transportation to and from the heliport
  • Optional tips
  • Locker rental (available for purchase)
  • Boarding fee ($40.00 USD per passenger)

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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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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Upon receipt of your voucher you must contact the supplier to secure your flight time
  • An original government-issued photo ID (for example passport) is required at the time of check-in. Photocopies are not accepted
  • Check-in is required 45 minutes before the starting time of the tour to pass through the security procedure at the heliport
  • Passengers must pay a non-inclusive boarding fee of $40.00 USD before the departure of the flight
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 501 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The 15min ride is a lot of fun! Be aware though, that it doesn't fly over Manhattan, it flies over the Hudson. And after you've paid online for the flight there's a $40pp helipad fee to pay at the reception the moment you show up. Other than that, a uniquely fun experience!

26 July 2022

We arrived a little early to be sure, and we received great service! It was my daughter's 18th birthday and we were hoping she could be on the side of the helicopter to see well and she was lucky enough to be right next to the pilot, prime seating, the visibility is amazing ! She will remember it for a long time. Plus they took great photos, and I found the price really fair, $35 for 5 digital photos. The price of $40/pers heliport fees is the least pleasant charge, it would be better to include it in the price… but apparently all the companies do the same! Really not disappointed, I recommend 100%

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22 July 2022

Extremely good and cool way to see Manhattan. Good views from all places. The son drew the jackpot and was allowed to sit next to the pilot. Not completely free, but we still thought it was well worth the money. 12 minutes in the air sounds short, but you have time to see the most important things. Turns at South Central Park. Really recommend.

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9 July 2022

Product ID: 15252