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From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

1. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. Select the 30-minute tour option, and let skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. Choose the 45-minute tour option for views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour.

New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

2. New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

Soak in panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight. Fly over Manhattan aboard an Airbus helicopter H125 and discover the city like a bird with your family or friends. Escape the city crowds as you depart from Westchester County Airport, located in tranquil White Plains just outside New York City. Catch the Metro-North rail line or use the free parking if you come by car. Listen to a safety briefing on arrival before climbing aboard the helicopter for take-off. Sit back and take in stunning aerial views, revealed straight away as you fly over the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and head over Manhattan. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from above. Look down on Central Park and the East River bridges.

New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

3. New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

Discover how to capture amazing aerial photos of New York City on your camera during a 1-hour private or shared flight for photography enthusiasts. Enjoy unobstructed views in an open-door Robinson R44 helicopter (2-3 passengers) or an Airbus AS350 helicopter (4-5 passengers). Depart from Westchester Airport, and fly over major Manhattan landmarks such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and more. Choose to request additional landmarks, as long as they're not located in a restricted area and fit into the 1-hour time slot. Available 7 days a week, weather conditions and aircraft maintenance permitting, flights can be taken during the day, at sunset, or in time for the sunrise to suit your preferences. Take advantage of optional roundtrip transfers from anywhere in Manhattan.

New York City: Afternoon Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise

4. New York City: Afternoon Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise

After departing from Pier 62 of the Chelsea Piers complex, you will board the luxury yacht Manhattan II, a cozy, elegant, 1920s-style yacht. You can settle into the main observation cabin or find a seat on the open bow to enjoy unobstructed views of Upper Manhattan and the Palisade Cliffs. The boat will then cruise northbound on the Hudson River. This is a spectacular season for cruising the Hudson River, north of NYC and will be a true delight for you and your companions on board. You will be able to witness the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan, the majestic George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River Valley, and the Palisades Park (one of New York's most dramatic geological features riverside features). Each party will be assigned a private table, separated by Plexiglass, in the grand salon. Included in your fare are a choice of two hot soups to keep you cozy, sensational salads, fall-themed cookies, and a scrumptious sandwich. You will also receive a complimentary drink consisting of beer, wine, soda, juice, coffee, tea, or champagne. Additional beverages and mixed drinks are available for purchase from the bar.

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

5. Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

Enjoy stunning aerial views of the picturesque Hudson Valley covered in autumn colors from the comfort of a helicopter. A unique seasonal experience off the beaten path for those looking to discover new places and perspectives. All tours are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport and fly above historic landmarks dressed in the blazing reds, yellows, and oranges of fall. Sights included in the tour: White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, West Point Academy (subject to temporary airspace restrictions), Bannerman Castle (on the 45-minute tour only), and Dick's Castle (on the 45-minute tour only).

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 165 reviews

Excellent experience which was very smooth from finding out our pick up details to getting back. Would highly recommend and bare in mind, even on the 45 minute experience time fly's by.

Less classic than those organized in the center of Manhattan but allows you to discover other things A bit complicated route but doable with the train

It was a great experience. We booked this flight with a transfer. Were picked up from the hotel and brought back again.

We could not have had a better experience the hospitality and accommodations were top notch. Thanks for everything!!!

A fantastic tour above Manhattan that I can recommend to anyone. Really super cool!