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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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 15 - 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Experience the beauty of Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, and more
  • Discover the best of New York City with a tour narration from a highly-trained pilot
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from above
  • Choose from 3 options to focus on the key highlights of NYC or explore further from the center
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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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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 1755 reviews

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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

WONDERFUL! In stead of climbing every building in NYC to see the views, the views are better on the helicopter! It is an amazing experience. My partner Nigel and I simply loved it. I would easily say that it was the BEST experience we had on our honeymoon, apart from cycling round central Park! Well worth taking the helicopter, you will not be disappointed. Good safety checks completed prior to the helicopter trip, we felt very safe. Sonya Smith-Hughes. x

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June 15, 2022

The staff members were courteous and friendly right off the bat. Everything was going on like a clockwork. We boarded the helicopter in no time. My son got the seat next to the pilot, what a lucky day for him, and we were in the two side seats behind the cockpit with my father. We also had great views from there as well. I told the pilot before take off about a recent 75th birthday of my Dad and he even greeted us, saying happy birthday. He was also a great narator during the ride with a pinch of humor, so we had fun for sure. In front of the helicopter photos were done in a very professional way and we happily bought them in a hearbeat. This was really a one of a kind experience for all the 3 of us! Thank you!

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June 15, 2022

Product ID: 19901