Guided tour

New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

From US$ 194 per person

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 15 - 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • Sightseeing flight
  • All heliport fees
  • Pilot
  • In-flight commentary
  • Noise-canceling Bose headsets
  • Lockers
  • Photos (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
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 varies depending on 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
  • A safety video is available in English, French, German and Spanish.
  • Tours rescheduled within 24 hours of scheduled flight time are subject to $50 per person rescheduling fee.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1080 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I booked the 17-20 minute tour and honestly it felt like I was in the helicopter more than that. Check in was very easy and the guides were very nice when giving us instructions and helping on and off the helicopter. The only thing I would say is just try to get there early, I came from out of state and it took some time to find parking but luckily they still took us in despite the fact that we were late. Also, you go on the helicopter with another group, not by yourself but that was fine regardless. We still had a good time.

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November 29, 2021

Amazing experience and a must try if you're visiting New York!! Our captain was a wonderful tour guide and narrated everything we saw. My bf and I did the 25-30min experience and it was well worth it (go big or go home!) Everyone in the helicopter was able to see all of NY as we flew up and down the city and also got to see New Jersey as well. Felt very safe and the staff was very friendly. My bf got the middle seat so he was sandwiched between me and another person but didn't really obstruct his view. Purchased my tickets on the get your guide app (slightly cheaper than the actual website and everything was confirmed and instructions on how to get there was all made very clear). They give you lockers to place your things (no charge) but they do charge for a photo if you want it (we didn't purchase it). Doors are closed so it's not those open door helicopters if you're looking for that kind of experience then that would be another company

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November 11, 2021

I took a flight from 5 pm in December, and the night view was very beautiful and really moving. The heliport is just a short walk from the ferry terminal, so it was easy to access. All the staff were kind and talked to me a lot when I was traveling alone, and the time in the waiting room was a good memory. If I can come to NY again, I would like to ride a helicopter again.

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December 23, 2019

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