New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Helicopter Flight Services
Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

From US$ 229 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of New York’s Manhattan Island on a sightseeing helicopter flight. Take in the city sights in a specially designed helicopter offering 180-degree views from the sky.

About this activity

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Duration 15 - 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Feel the unique thrill of helicopter travel as you take a ride over Manhattan
  • Discover the best of New York City with narration from a highly-trained pilot
  • Enjoy breathtaking views as you gaze down on the Big Apple from the sky
  • Experience the beauty of Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Hudson River
  • Marvel at the Statue of Liberty, the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, and more
Full description

Experience the best views in New York City from inside a helicopter, complete with large floor-to-ceiling convex windows for your viewing pleasure. On your flight you will see the beautiful Central Park, Hudson River, and New York Harbor, including the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum.

Cruise past the Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, the World Financial Center, and the Chrysler Building from up high, as well as the iconic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which dates all the way back to 1883.

With tour narration and all heliport fees included, there is no better way to enjoy the dramatic and ever-evolving New York City skyline.

  • Helicopter flight
  • All heliport fees
  • Pilot
  • In-flight commentary
  • Noise-canceling Bose headsets
  • Lockers
  • Photos (available for purchase)
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Your flight time will be allocated by the local partner, you will receive an email confirming your flight time after booking
  • Children aged 2 and over are required to have their own seat/pay full price
  • A safety video is available in English, French, German, and Spanish
  • Tours rescheduled within 24 hours of scheduled flight time are subject to a $50 per person rescheduling fee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1888 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Short waiting time for the flight. The staff was courteous, nice and friendly. The helicopter has six seats, three in the direction of flight, two against the direction of flight and one next to the pilot (which the lightest gets; you will be weighed on site). Impressive view. Despite the short flight time, it was excellent value for money.

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September 4, 2022

The experience itself is superb: flying over Manhattan is a privilege that is a sort of high point of a stay in New York. Everything went well: no waiting time, from reception to take-off everything went smoothly. The pilot was quite nice, but unfortunately operating a little too much on automatic tourist guide mode without humor or real interest in his passengers… In short, we had the impression. From someone a little jaded which is a shame for the price of the service and while all the other interlocutors met before had great fishing!

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August 20, 2022

The staff is very nice. You also feel safe and taken care of. The sightseeing flight is comfortable and, in good weather, a real special in addition to the view from the Empire State Building. However, we would have sometimes wished for the flight altitude to be a little lower. But overall great highlight!

July 24, 2022

Product ID: 19901