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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

By Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
From downtown skyscrapers to the Statue of Liberty, New York City is larger than life, with an iconic skyline. This helicopter flight over the Hudson River gives you panoramic views of the city that you can’t get from street level. Spot One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building, and snap memorable photographs from above during this flight.
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€203.44
per adult
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€203.44
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 15m
Start time: Check availability
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German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • See New York City from the air for a new perspective on the city
  • Fly above the skyline with views of skyscrapers and top landmarks
  • Bring home unique photographs of New York
  • Frequent departures make it easy to squeeze into a busy day of sightseeing

  • 12-15-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a US$40 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.

Make your way to a heliport at Pier 6 and the East River in downtown Manhattan to meet the pilot and climb into a state-of-the-art helicopter. Lift off above Manhattan as the view opens up to include city parks, buildings, and landmarks. On your trip, you’ll spot Governor’s Island, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor, and get an amazing perspective on the skyline. When you reach the WWII-era USS Intrepid, bank back along the Hudson River, watching for the Chrysler Building, MetLife Building, and Empire State Building. Keep your camera ready, as the top-down photo opportunities are unmatched from beginning to end. When your flight concludes, touch down at the Manhattan heliport, close to public transit and top Manhattan attractions.

Departure details
  • 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA Google Maps provides the correct navigation route, all other navigation options will take you to Chelsea Piers. Please ensure the end of route address matches the address above. Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5024MANSKY

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to the scheduled flight time. Failure to do so may result in extended wait times or forfeiture of flight.
  • A $40 (USD) heliport fee per person (including infants) is due at check-in.
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have a government-issued ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note, that audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English.
  • All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight?
How much is Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight?
Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight price starts from €199.77. Discover and book Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight on Tripadvisor
What is the Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight cancellation policy?
Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight?
Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight is hosted by Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5024MANSKY

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    6 East River Piers
    6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Google Maps provides the correct navigation route, all other navigation options will take you to Chelsea Piers. Please ensure the end of route address matches the address above. Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
    See address & details
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    Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    ZIP AVIATION offers helicopter tours of New York City and private charter services from NYC to the entire Northeast United States. Three different helicopter tours of NYC are available, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length. Visit our location where you will watch a safety video and meet our team.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Governors Island National Monument
    Statue of Liberty
    New York Harbor
    Manhattan Skyline
    Lower Manhattan
    Empire State Building
    Ellis Island
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

130haydeeh
130haydeeh
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Great
Amazing to say the least! From a smooth ride with beautiful views to great service. Oswaldo was friendly and very a
thegh0stj
thegh0stj
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Exceptionnel
Amazing! Really enjoyed the tour. We had the chance to see NYC during the day as well as during the night!
Jan-Olof E
Jan-Olof E
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Amazing tour
Amazing tour and Captain Andrew Woods was more than excellent. Friendly, well spoken and guiding us through the tou
catherinehD4935SA
catherinehD4935SA
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Breathtaking
I had booked this for my nieces 18th birthday online and didn’t know quite what to expect. Our tour was fantastic f
Lawman0007
Lawman0007
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Great flight! ✈️
This was a well oiled machine and the flight is worth the cash. Do not show up late. Very friendly ground crew!
katerinat742
katerinat742
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Best way to see NY
Best experience ever. The best way to see Statue of Liberty, Manhattan etc. We had beautiful weather, the crew was
AndrewH813
AndrewH813
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AMAZING!!! Thank You!!
As we were only in NYC for 4 nights we weren't sure if we would be able to fit this in but so glad we did. We att
Pop-hornby
Pop-hornby
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Zip Helicopter Experience
The whole thing was great. The staff were friendly and helpful and the pilot was excellent. It helped that we went
carolinekM2279QA
carolinekM2279QA
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Breathtaking views, incredible pilot, amazing!!
Absolutely incredible. The organisation and welcome was smooth and friendly. We got to meet our pilot before we wen
Carl P
Carl P
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Amazing!
Personally we thought this was amazing. Plenty of friendly staff on hand to guide you through and explain all the p
Climber00073003142
Climber00073003142
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Memorable experience, just wish it was what I paid for as an expensive milestone birthday present.
The staff was great, there were no labels or names on the building. We paid a lot of money and I tried to get the l
Yu S
Yu S
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Awesome view and excellent service
Awesome view! it is very impressive to see the different landmarks in NY from the sky! Especially with my best frie
Charlotte D
Charlotte D
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Irish Andrew helicopter tour
To say Andrew was amazing is an understatement. He provided us with so much information and reassurance about the h
153stefanir
153stefanir
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Pretty good
Pretty good. They called me 30 min before to make sure o was coming. You have to pay some fee to enter and lockers
2014_Super_mom
2014_Super_mom
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Zip Aviation Helicopter Rides - NYC- Best Experience!
We had a fantastic helicopter ride over Manhattan NYC yesterday. It was an epic adventure! Zip Aviation was very pr
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Rynorman
Cancelada, Spain126 contributions
We saw the helicopters making short tours of Manhattan Island from a short boat tour we were on and decided on the spur of the moment to see if they had any flights available as we hadn’t pre-booked on-line. The guys were really helpful and whilst I was concerned that we wouldn’t be able to get on (and we were leaving later that day) there was availability that we were able to take advantage of for the same price.
The helicopters were modern, safe and clean. The pilot, Jesse, was super-friendly and made us feel relaxed and comfortable. The tour was perfect and gave us great views of this impressive city
There was a comfortable reception and waiting area where we could take refreshments before the tour and we had a safety briefing before the flight.
A great way to see the city and take great videos and photos. Particular thanks to Neftali for getting us on the flight and Xavier for helping us on and off the helicopter, as well as our pilot Jesse previously mentioned
Highly recommended
Written 28 November 2021
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thorsten443
Karlsruhe, Germany36 contributions
Aug 2022
The check-in was smooth and we took off right on time. Andrew Wood, our pilot, was a pleasure to fly with and showed us the highlights along the Hudson River, including of course a great view of Lady Liberty.
IMO pricey, but worth it.
Written 18 August 2022
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Emma S
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was without a doubt the highlight of our whole trip. My partner David was able to sit up front with our fantastic Pilot Irish Andrew. Andrew provided an excellent voiceover to our tour, pointing out all the major landmarks, and getting us so close to the Statue of Liberty of amazing photo opportunities. This is a tour that everyone visiting New York should do. It is well worth the money.
Thank you Zip Aviation and massive Thanks to Andrew, you made our holiday!
Written 31 August 2022
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LuciaLuf2000
Andorra80 contributions
Nov 2022
Disappointing and overpriced.
A disappointing experience.
They just play a tape explaining what you see... we would explain the Pilot to do that, to interact, talk himself, maybe some music playing in the back ground. It was very boring this way.
Terribly overpriced... We were 5 and still had to add 200USD on site as heliport fee, which made the entire trip 20% more expensive in our case.
Written 6 November 2022
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Discover58044946702
Hello LuciaLuf2, Whether you book on our website or with a Travel partners like Viator/Trip Advisor or Get-Your-Guide, the $40 Heliport Fee is disclosed front and center. Again, it is a Heliport Fee or a Facility Fee, it does not go to us, we just collect it. Some people decide it's worth it while some people decide it's too expensive. Over a decade ago we made the decision to provide narrated pre-recorded audio tours on all our flights to minimize the interaction with customers and crew. This was never meant to create distance or disconnection with customers, it was solely to provide an extra layer of safety where pilots can focus on air traffic and radio calls within the busiest airspace in the country. The Customer Service Team
Written 6 November 2022
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lifespeachy16
Newcastle, Australia1 contribution
We booked a joy flight with this company 9 months in advance. It was gifted to our children as Christmas presents as were were traveling from Australia and had little room for presents. We had it scheduled for NYE and two days before the departure they cancelled. Apparently the company had exceeded the amount of flights they could take this year. This left us very frustrated as our experience was booked so far in advance and we thought we would be a priority. We were also given no explanation as to how this mix up occurred. The only option they offered was to reschedule after the 2nd January, which happens to be the day we fly out of New York. We how have three very disappointed children thanks to Zip. This company is not reliable and I would not recommend booking a flight with them.
Written 29 December 2022
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Avis B
1 contribution
I first visited New York in 2018 and with some trepidation took a helicopter flight. Our pilot was Captain Andrew Wood and he was so professional and knowledgeable putting us at ease throughout the whole experience. It was a truly amazing experience, so much so that on my return visit to New York in August 2022, I sought out Captain Wood to enable my family (including two 15 year old grandsons) to enjoy the amazing experience that I had previously had. To my delight Andrew (as I'm now allowed to call him!) was still doing the flights and we quickly booked him to be sure we would get the same fabulous experience. He talked us through all the sights and made it a very special day. We're home now but whenever anyone asks us what was our favourite part of the holiday the unanimous answer is the helicopter flight. If you're going to New York, make sure you take this opportunity to see the sights from the dizzying heights of a helicopter, they're fabulous!!!!!
Written 31 August 2022
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MLF
New Jersey2 contributions
I took this helicopter tour last summer, before all the chaos that 2020 brought, and it definitely ranks as one of my all-time favorite things to do in NYC. Captain Andrew Woods, the pilot, made the whole experience so incredibly amazing. I was a little nervous at the start, but he quickly made me feel very relaxed – perhaps it was his warm and witty Irish charm. Getting to sit up front with the pilot didn’t hurt either. The helicopter ride was very smooth and comfortable. Andrew had some great music playing in our headsets as we flew over Manhattan. He gave us interesting information along the way and pointed out things to us ahead of time so we knew what to expect and where to point our cameras. This was a truly unique experience, and I highly recommend. It’s something you will remember forever.
Written 4 September 2020
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Hello MLF3NJ, Thank you for your review. You are right, a helicopter ride is a unique and uncomfortable experience. We're glad you had an unforgettable experience! Cheers!
Written 30 November 2020
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Brian C
1 contribution
What an experience!!!
I’d never been on a helicopter and was quite nervous, however we met our pilot Andrew and he chatted for a good 10/15 mins and i instantly felt at ease, so calm and reassuring, Andrew was simply brilliant.
We did the 15 min tour and I LOVED it. Andrew pointed out loads of buildings and the flight was so smooth…. I could’ve stayed up there all day!!
It was my wife’s 50th birthday that day , she absolutely loved it as well but I felt like it was my birthday sitting in front seat!
Would highly recommend this company, and although I’m sure all the pilots are great guys if you get Andrew your in for a treat!
We will definitely be doing more helicopter tours in future!….thanks to Andrew.

Only downside was we bought a USB which only had 5 pictures on it….. I thought it was a video of our flight, and at $35 for 5 pics I felt was a bit steep.
However, that didn’t detract from a fabulous experience with a fantastic pilot in Andrew.
Don’t miss out and decide not to book…. You won’t be disappointed!
Written 19 September 2022
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Mark h
7 contributions
An incredible experience for the whole family. From the moment we arrived, we were truly looked after in their aircon building before taking to the Skies.

Andrew 'Irish' Woods, our pilot was so helpful, a really friendly character that put us all at ease and assured us of a memorable time. His unique tour guide ability made the whole adventure all the more special. Thank you so much Andrew.

The helicopter was cool, very tidy and spacious.

I would highly recommend Zip Aviation and the helicopter tours. It really is worth the money, and the most amazing way to see so much of New York.
Written 23 July 2022
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Pálína B
Reykjavik, Iceland1 contribution
Apr 2022
Very happy with our flight. Quick and professional service both before and after the flight. Everything ran smoothly. We couldn´t hear the tour guide tape for the first minutes of the flight - then it was fixed. Highly recommend.
Written 25 April 2022
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