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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

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New York Helicopter Tour City Lights Skyline Experience
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From USD 274.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Flight time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the sights of New York City from up in the air on this nighttime helicopter tour of the city. Take off, and soar over the NYC as you take in aerial views of some of the most famous sights. See the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center, and Times Square all lit up, and then pass over the George Washington Bridge. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.
  • Helicopter tour of New York City at night
  • Board a helicopter and fly up in the air above NYC
  • See the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square illuminated at night
  • Soar over the George Washington Bridge, one of the busiest bridges in the world
  • Choose a departure time that best suits your schedule

What's Included

  • Shared Helicopter Flight (shared experience with other travelers)
  • Live commentary on board, Floor to ceiling windows, Climate controlled cabin
  • Heliport Landing and Facility Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Transportation to/from NYC (Roundtrip adult ticket is $17)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Linden Airport (LDJ)
    1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, USA

    Passengers can drive to Linden Airport or take a train from NY Penn Station via NJ Transit. Roundtrip ticket is $17. Take the Trenton (Northeast Corridor) Line or the Long Branch (North Jersey Coast) Line to Linden Train station.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

For this nighttime helicopter tour of New York City, you can choose the departure time that best suits your schedule. Your helicopter flight takes off from Linden Municipal Airport in Linden New Jersey.

Once you’re at the airport, board your helicopter. Your pilot takes off, and flies you right over Newark International Airport toward Manhattan. From the Statue of Liberty to Time Square, experience views of New York City lit up at night. Other areas you pass include the Financial District, Brooklyn, Queens, Chelsea, the West Village, SOHO, and TRIBECA.

Famous sights you can catch a glimpse of while you ride include the Rockefeller Center, Columbus Circle, the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the United Nations Headquarters.

After all the excitement, your helicopter lands down back at Linden Municipal Airport.

Chrysler Building (Pass By)

Empire State Building (Pass By)

TriBeCa (Pass By)

SoHo (Pass By)

West Village (Pass By)

Columbus Circle (Pass By)

Central Park (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (Pass By)

One World Trade Center (Pass By)

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex (Pass By)

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pass By)

Times Square (Pass By)

Central Park (Pass By)

Columbia University (Pass By)

Yankee Stadium (Pass By)

George Washington Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 125 kg
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 275 lbs may be unable to fly. If passengers require a seat belt extender they will not be able to attend.
  • A current valid government issued photo ID is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All bags are subject to inspection. Only camera, cell phone and sunglasses can be brought aboard. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please note: is a 10 minute drive to Linden Airport from the station, passengers can order either Uber, Lyft or use the local taxi service
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
What an amazing experience. As a resident of NJ for 30 years, I got to see a whole new beautiful perspective of the city that I’ve never seen before. The crew was very professional and emphasized safety above all else. The pilot was very personable, informative and incredibly smooth. We were lucky to have clear skies and minimal wind on the evening that we went. Overall 10/10 would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a once in a lifetime experience and view of the city!


318 reviews
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It was all very rushed,...
Sarah_D, Sept 2023
It was all very rushed, although we was early. The staff were in the phone to the pilot wanting to cancel the flight, the the pilot was happy to fly saying the weather was fine. Totally put me on edge. No time for photos which was very disappointing as we had paid a lot of money. Afterwards the staff got the coats & asked us to wait outside for 20 minutes! Luckily the lovely lady taxi driver was already there for us. We used Viator in Vegas for the helicopter trip & that was so much more enjoyable. A long journey each way to be very rushed! Happy with Viators service though & would book again.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for your honest feedback, Sarah. We will review your experience with our management to ensure all of our passengers feel safe, comfortable, and enjoy the experience start to finish.
Great view!
Jackelyn_P, Sept 2023
Great experience! Super friendly staff! They are so accommodating! Best experience ever! Would totally book again!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We love to here it! Thank you Jackelyn.
Do it !
claire_b, Sept 2023
Wonderful experience . Would do it again tomorrow if I could ! Amazing experience for me and my partner to enjoy . Definitely lived up to expectations
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We would love to see you again, Claire. Thank you for flying with us!!
Looking the Statue of Liberty in Her Face!
LaBridgette_M, Sept 2023
Seeing the best view of all the top tourist attractions without having to pay for each individual one. We were eye to eye with the Statue Of Liberty! The pilot was absolutely AMAZING!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for flying with HeliNY!!
Worth its value
Tevita_T, Sept 2023
The staff were very approachable & helpful. Which only added to the good experience. They staff were well informed about the task & able to answer any & every question thrown at them.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
We are so happy to hear our staff are so approachable and helpful! Thank you for visiting HeliNY!
umut000, Sept 2023
Just a crazy experience with a great pilot. Just wonderful, please if you can‘t decide. Just do it trust me!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
What a wonderful comment. Thank you for choosing HeliNY!
Incredible experience
jessica_d, Sept 2023
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone travelling to NYC. The view was breath taking. The staff were extremely helpful, they were easy to contact via phone and made you feel at ease at all times. They were wonderful and couldn’t do enough to ensure our experience was amazing! They succeeded!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Breathtaking views and helpful staff are our specialty. Thank you for choosing HeliNY for your sightseeing tour over NYC!
David_W, Sept 2023
Beautiful experience! The views were unbelievable! I proposed to my girlfriend on the the flight. She said yes!!!! What a way to begin our life together!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Wow Congratulations!! Thank you for choosing HeliNY for your proposal, David! We are honored to be apart of your special day.
it worth the money ...
Neyvis_G, Sept 2023
it worth the money Nice views and great service I definitely do it again The pilot was incredible nice trip
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for these kind words for our HeliNY service members!
B3NJI_P, Aug 2023
Benji here . I did this for My girlfriends 30th birthday.! We enjoyed it! Thank God the weather was Smooth. The ride was Great and comfortable . And the City Lights were Bright and Beautiful! It’s the truth when We say it’s the City that Never Sleeps. Experience it for yourself and loved ones! Peace!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you, Benji! We are so glad we could provide such a wonderful experience for your girlfriends 30th birthday!
Unhappy and won’t recommended if you don’t negotiate upfront
Safa_A, Aug 2023
I’m really disappointed. My son picked this experience as his 18years birthday present and I wasn’t impressed about the experience. First we got the worst placement left and middle seats, while they give the front one to a kid and his grandpa got the left side near the window and the other couple got the right side both near the window. Let me precise that we got there first, this was a make up for canceled flight due to weather conditions and I’m 100% sure the grandpa and his grand son were unplanned. In addition, we had to wait for 30min for the chattel, no one give us an indication to how long we need to wait and we were outside waiting in cold weather.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for this feedback, Safa. We are sorry to hear that you felt the experience was disappointing. The final seating in the helicopter is determined by the weights of all passengers in the flight. You can request a seat but we are unable to guarantee your seat in advance. We do believe the views from any seat are spectacular through our floor to ceiling windows and provide a great experience. We offer a free shuttle service to and from the Linden Train station. We email and call all passengers to advise that this service is by request only. If a passenger calls us, we are happy to send the shuttle over to them. I see according to our records that we had scheduled a 5:48pm shuttle pick up for you and that you confirmed the time via email. Our driver noted they picked you up at 5:54pm. Without a call, we had no way of knowing you had arrived earlier than planned.
Raw review
Denika_L, Aug 2023
The view is spectacular, but I felt very rushed through out the experience prior to getting on and getting of the helicopter. If you’d like to take pics this might not be the best company to use. I have no memories of taking this ride with my love one.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your honest feedback Denika. We are sorry to hear that your flight felt rushed. We do our best to create the best experience for our passengers while also sticking to strict schedules and safety protocol. We welcome all our passengers to bring their cameras and phones to take pictures from our floor to ceiling windows.
Great time
debbie_b, Aug 2023
Amazing view Great staff Loved the helicopter Only issue was it’s was very expensive in a Uber to get to linden airport and I don’t feel this was explained enough in booking and took almost 45 min
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for flying with us, Debbie. We offer a free shuttle service to and from the Linden train station for passenger convenience. We reached before the flight via email and phone to provide the address and to advise of the shuttle option. We left you a voicemail explaining the shuttle as an option as well. We hope we can continue to make this experience as easy and enjoyable as possible for our passengers.
it was a very good...
Nana_N, Aug 2023
it was a very good experience. the pilot was friendly and it felt were safe. she explained everywhere to us
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for flying with us, Nana!
Great Pilot!
JESPER_B, July 2023
Super friendly pilot! Great experience to see Manhattan with all the city lights, but difficult to photograph 🤣
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you!! We love to hear the pilot and experience were so wonderful!
Great experience but
AhmadFaiz_B, July 2023
Once in a lifetime experience. Felt that it could have been longer so I could wander and meander around in mid air and be mesmerized by its bright lights. Called myself lucky I got the front seat, next to the pilot. The thrilling part was when he made a slight descend, overlooking Manhattan. Overall the night view is just spectacular. My only regret was not getting a proper photo shot which was $30 as stated on their desk.And the staff could have been more gracious if they made the offer.(not gonna blame them, it's 930pm on a Thursday anyway)
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We're so happy to hear that the front seat next to the pilot made for an awesome flight over Manhattan. Thank you for your honest feedback. We will review with our team.
Exhilarating ride!
Carrie_P, July 2023
This was my teenage son’s dream, and as a teacher I worked extra hours to make it happen. He had an experience of a lifetime. Nathan was able to sit up front with the pilot. The ride was smooth, the view stunning, and the pilot’s commentary interesting. I was able to take a picture of Nathan in his seat after we landed. His smile said it all. My heart is full. Thank you for making my child’s dream come true!
Response from Host, July 2023
We are honored at HeliNY to be such a special experience for your family. Thank you for bringing Nathan and letting him into our special world in the sky!
Anniversary UP!
VALERIE_S, July 2023
I loved the night time views. I would recommend a time or place for pictures next to a helicopter. Not an active helicopter but a helicopter.
Response from Host, July 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed the flight. Thank you for your feedback, Valerie!
A different New York
Petros_A, July 2023
The most exciting to do in New York. An unforgettable experience. I highly recommend to all the visitors. We saw a different New York from high. Especially if you do it at night.
Response from Host, July 2023
HeliNY is so proud to be your NYC recommendation. Thank you for flying and experiencing NYC from above with us!
Night views of city
Ashley_G, June 2023
The night scene of nyc and the Statue of Liberty was dope!! It made me look down on the statue which was awesome. Overall 10/10 best views at night
Response from Host, July 2023
We are so glad you had a great flight, Ashley! Our City Lights Experience provides the option to see NYC from above at night, a super special and magical experience. Thank you for choosing HeliNY for your night flight and for this awesome review!

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