New York City Helicopter Adventure

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New York City Helicopter Adventure

From US$ 329 per person

Soar high above the hustle and bustle of Manhattan on this spectacular helicopter tour of the Big Apple. You’ll see all the important sights during the 20-minute ride, from Times Square and Central Park to the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero.

About this activity

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Duration 20 minutes
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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy breathtaking views of New York City's impressive skyline
  • Come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty
  • Fly over Ellis Island, Central Park, Times Square, and more
Full description
Soar above Manhattan’s towering skyscrapers on an amazing 20-minute helicopter ride over the beautiful Big Apple. You'll see some of the most iconic sights, sailing past Wall Street, over historic Governor's Island, and coming face-to-face with Lady Liberty herself! You’ll head up the Hudson river, continuing up the west side, and cruising past the piers in Chelsea, past the USS Intrepid and its awesome array of military planes, and then up to Central Park, the playground for New Yorkers. On the way down the other side of the island, you'll have a jaw-dropping view of the Empire State Building and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll fly over Ground Zero where you can have a birds-eye view of the awesome construction taking place, with a tower now over 80 stories tall! You’ll make a sweep over all 5 New York boroughs, and see all the major bridges and sights the Big Apple has to offer. In addition, you’ll pass over Yankee Stadium and Grant's Tomb before safely flying back to the heliport! Flight Path: Your 20-minute flight departs the Downtown Heliport and flies past Governor’s Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island before continuing up the Hudson River. You will continue past Madison Square Garden and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum and Central Park. Continue on past Harlem where you will turn around at the George Washington Bridge for the return to the heliport
  • 18-20 minute narrated helicopter tour
  • Professional pilot and crew
  • Heliport security & facility fee ($40 per person)
  • 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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Important information

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 84 reviews

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A fantastic experience

The flight was amazing. Nothing more, nothing less. But: don't trust the information by ZIP. It says that the flight will be over Central Park, Wall street and some more. In fact this is not true! ZIP helicopters told me later that the helicopters are not allowed to fly over Manhattan since 9/11. A bit disappointing, because we choose a more expensive company because of that.

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February 12, 2019

Simply the best

Got to be the best one in New York

February 23, 2016

Beautiful short trip around NYC's main landmarks

Very good

March 25, 2016

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