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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

By Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
Recommended by 94% of travellers
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An aerial view is the ideal way to discover and photograph the Big Apple while skipping the crowds and entrance fees. During this helicopter ride over Manhattan, see many of New York’s world-famous sights up close, such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and more. Your pilot provides commentary as you soar in a modern, state-of-the-art aircraft. Choose from multiple tour times to fit your schedule.
from
€272.46
per adult
from
€272.46
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 20m
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German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • See many of New York’s most famous landmarks in a short time
  • Take to the skies in a modern, state-of-the-art helicopter
  • Flexible departure times available from morning until evening
  • Live commentary accompanies your sightseeing

  • 18-20-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local Taxes
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a USD40.00/Per (including infants) heliport/security fee

Your helicopter flight begins at downtown Manhattan Heliport. Upon paying the heliport’s security fee (separate expense), board the comfortable helicopter and take to the skies. The first notable sight is Governor’s Island, off Manhattan’s southern tip. Continue across the water for an up-close encounter with the Statue of Liberty. Next, pass One World Trade Center and Ground Zero before heading up the Hudson River. See Madison Square Garden and two of the city’s most famous skyscrapers: the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. The tour continues northwards, from the neon lights of Times Square to verdant Central Park. Catch sight of the USS Intrepid (a World War II–era warship) and Ellis Island. From the helicopter, enjoy a top-down vantage point and live commentary, all without battling crowds or paying for separate admission at each site. The flight ends when you touch down at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

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: 5024NIGHT

  • 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.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All passengers including children must have a government-issued ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight.
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.

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How much is New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour?
New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour price starts from €265.92. Discover and book New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour cancellation policy?
New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour?
New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour 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 New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour 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: 5024NIGHT

About the operator

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

lifespeachy16
lifespeachy16
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Not reliable. Not do book Zip
We booked a joy flight with this company 9 months in advance. It was gifted to our children as Christmas presents a
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!
Lucyna Z
Lucyna Z
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Helicopter flight
I recommend it to everyone, it's an unforgettable experience . Very nice service, pilot with a sense of humour.
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
laura31112429
laura31112429
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Amazing !
Amazing ! We had a wonderful time thanks to Zip Aviation, a moment we will remember forever !! The crew was kind,
John C
John C
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Rolling the dice with Seating
We chose Zip based on these TripAdvisor reviews. Unfortunately the experience did not live up to expectations. Fir
LuciaLuf2000
LuciaLuf2000
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Disappointing
Disappointing and overpriced. A disappointing experience. They just play a tape explaining what you see... we woul
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
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
Brian C
Brian C
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What an experience!!! BRILLIANT!!!
What an experience!!! I’d never been on a helicopter and was quite nervous, however we met our pilot Andrew and he
Debbie W
Debbie W
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Amazing
Totally amazing from Start to finish. Irish Andrew was such fun to fly with and everyone got to take amazing photos
fryfamily2015
fryfamily2015
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An amazing experience
This trip has to be on your bucket list ! !It is worth every penny and Andrew, the captain was amazing .We travelle
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
W9722UYemmas
W9722UYemmas
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Amazing
This was without a doubt the highlight of our whole trip. My partner David was able to sit up front with our fantas
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DeShoun
Covington, GA1 contribution
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 latest flight to catch the city lights. This company called me to try and get us in early before 5pm and we were scheduled for 630pm. They told us to show up at 545pm and we flew before 6pm. It was my wife's 40th birthday and I told everyone ahead of time. Nobody acknowledged it or anything. I had a tip for the pilot, he never got out and said anything to us or took pictures with us. It's literally come in, pay an extra $40 heliport fee per person, get the lifejacket strapped to you, go out on the hipad, take a picture with the helicopter in the background, get in, go up, fly come back, get offered the picture that was taken earlier, and good bye. By 630pm when the city lights were on, they were closed and the gates were locked. We enjoyed the flight minus the turbulence we encountered and I wish the pilot would've said something when that happened. My wife kept saying she wanted to see the city at night and that was my intention. Definitely a bucket list memory, but would go with another company.
Written 30 September 2022
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Yu S
College Park, MD1 contribution
Sep 2022
Awesome view! it is very impressive to see the different landmarks in NY from the sky! Especially with my best friend! Also, the service is very excellent. I forgot to get our photo, and Osvaldo helped us nicely through email and phone.
Everything is good, no additional waiting time, and no additional fee (except the $40 noted on the website).
Written 15 September 2022
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Discover58044946702
Hello Yu S, Thank you for your review. We are so happy you had an awesome and excellent experience flying with us! Cheers!
Written 7 November 2022
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N Snell
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The view was gorgeous. A nice 20 minute tour. It was the perfect amount of time. The pilot made sure the ride was smooth and at perfect pace to see everything. I highly recommend the tour and it's in Manhattan too!
Written 15 July 2022
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Carlos
Norwich, UK17 contributions
Sep 2022
Personally we thought this was amazing. Plenty of friendly staff on hand to guide you through and explain all the pre-departure stuff. The tour itself does exactly what it says on the tin. The pilot was an absolute star and very knowledgeable. Absolutely awesome experience and quite happy to recommend these guys to anyone wishing to do this.
Written 5 October 2022
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Jan E
3 contributions
Aug 2022
Amazing tour and Captain Andrew Woods was more than excellent. Friendly, well spoken and guiding us through the tour in the most beautiful way. Really enjoyed it and worth every penny. Many thanks for a lifetime memory.
Written 7 December 2022
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Maria C
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
What a memorable experience!
Great service, the staff was super friendly and organized. The pilot did an amazing job pointing out all NY and NJ landmarks. Osvaldo is the best- he made our experience unforgettable! Thank you all! Will recommend and return!!!
Written 25 June 2022
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raphaelakehren
Kall, Germany1 contribution
May 2018 • Solo
We have booked this tour in advance. We have had received the confirmation immediately by mail. Arriving at the heliport the staff was very professional and very friendly. We got a great deal for a professional film and photos.
The flight with the heli was our absolute highlight in NYC - with the amazing pilot Andrew. We will always remember that magic trip - expecially my 77 old years mother.
Say thank you - the three ladies
= three generations, Ulla, Raphaela, Rebekka
Written 27 May 2018
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Laura Grossi
Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands6 contributions
Me and my friend from the Netherlands had an amazing expierence with this company. They were very kind and funny. The people made this expierence complete, especially the pilot, Andrew Woods. The flight took about 15 minutes and we got to see the beautiful New York from every angle. I sat nexto the pilot, and he gave me some good photo tips during the flight too. We also made a selfie which is very nice of him. There was also music on during the flight which you could hear by the headset. Conclusion, this was a very nice, cool and amazing experience which we will never forget. Thanks to the company and the people who made our day! Greetz from your 2 friends from the Netherlands 🇳🇱 😊
Written 16 May 2019
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Hello lauragD1939BF, Thank you for your review. A Helicopter ride over this wonderful city is truly an amazing and an unforgettable experience. Our team members (Pilots, Heliport Staff and the CSRs) work very hard to ensure that each Helicopter ride is fun, awesome and unique. Cheers!
Written 19 May 2019
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12:
London, UK537 contributions
Where do I start?

Booked this for my boyfriend’s 21st, we arrived 45 minutes early and actually went out half hour early. We were booked in for a 18-20min flight but actually were out for 25 minutes so definitely no complaints there! There were 5 of us in total and they did the best to balance the weight so we could all see. The views were absolutely fantastic, the pilot is knowledgeable and friendly. We had lovely music to get you in the mood and it was just amazing. I was petrified of heights and I got off and wanted to do it again. I felt 100% safe and I’ve got memories and photos to last a lifetime.

One little thing, I wouldn’t recommend the video for £49, definitely not worth it. The photos are £20 but you have plenty of time to take your own!
Written 14 July 2018
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TKn
5 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We did the 15 min Manhattan tour with Zip Aviation - and it was fantastic!! The tour took us around Statue of Liberty and all the way up Hudson river towards Central Park and back, with a magnificant view over Manhattan!! A moment in life we will never forget. And we had the best pilot for an experience like this - Andrew - what a nice person, so humourous, we felt as if we had known us for a long time. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, topping up your NYC visit - this is it!! Best Regards from Maika and Thorsten - Germany Berlin
Written 4 September 2019
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Hello Knorrth, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a fantastic Tour! We agree, a Helicopter Tour is the best way to experience how magnificent New York City is! Cheers!
Written 15 September 2019
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