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New York City: Helicopter Tour With Narration

4.4 / 5

67 reviews

New York City: Helicopter Tour With Narration

From US$ 389 per person

See New York from an entirely new perspective on a 30-minute narrated helicopter tour! Travel high above the Big Apple in a state-of-the-art helicopter, taking in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and even Coney Island as you've never seen them before!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 30 minutes
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian


  • Come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty
  • Enjoy stunning views of the skyline, including the Empire State Building and new World Trade Center under construction
  • Cruise out over Brooklyn and see the famous Coney Island amusement park
Full description
On this VIP tour you'll soar over the island of Manhattan in a helicopter like a celebrity and travel in luxury, passing some of New York City’s most breathtaking sights. You’ll cruise over Battery Park and to the Bronx, and be amazed at the views from this height! Your 30-minute helicopter ride, with heliport fees included, starts around Battery Park, and continues over the labyrinth of streets in the Wall Street area. You’ll fly over Governor's Island as well. Make sure to keep an eye out for the recently renovated public art that has been installed on this once private island! Then, she rises in the distance – the Statue of Liberty! You’ll come face-to-face with this iconic monument and your highly trained pilot will give you a view of the Statue that you’ve never seen before. The Grand Island Tour is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a unique perspective on the Big Apple. You’ll cruise over all 5 boroughs, past epic bridges, towering skyscrapers, and even the amusement park at Coney Island before safely returning to the heliport. Flight Path: Your 30-minute flight departs the Downtown Heliport and flies past Governor’s Island, the Statue of Liberty and down to the Verazzano Narrows Bridge over the Upper New York Bay. Then the flight heads north  for views of Ellis Island as you continue up the Hudson River for views of Madison Square Garden and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum and Central Park, Harlem before flying over the George Washington Bridge and Washington Heights before turning around for your return flight to the heliport.
  • 25-30 minute narrated helicopter tour
  • Professional pilot and crew
  • Heliport Security and Facility fee (worth $40 per person)
  • Current government issued picture ID (for example passport) is required at time of check-in. Originals are required - no photocopies
  • Check-in is required 45 minutes before the starting time of the tour because you will need to pass through the security procedure at the heliport
  • Transportation to and from Heliport
  • Optional gratuities

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Meeting point

The tour departs from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, located at Pier 6 on the East River, New York, NY 10004

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  • Upon receipt of your voucher you must contact the supplier to secure your flight time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

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A very nice, but expensive experience

The Birds Eye View is of course always a little bit better than just being on the floor. It was a very cool sightseeing flight, but also very short. The pilot was super cool and I'm glad I had him as a "guide", because he often gave extra information next to the audio track. But I was also lucky to sit in the front because if you sit in the middle of the back you obviously have a very bad view and the lady on my flight had a very negative experience, understandably. For me it was definitely great, but I would not do it again.

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October 5, 2018

The best experience of my 10 days New York Travel!!!

It was amazing! The crew was very nice and gave me a good feeling from the start. Unfortunately I don´t know his name,an irish pilot helped me to get the place beside the pilot in the helicopter. The view was brilliant. I was lucky having the best weather you can have on such a tour and would probably do it again.Thanks to all of them and especially to the irish pilot and Jesse,who found my picture still 5 days later!

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May 12, 2013


March 25, 2019

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