New York City

New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

New York, United States
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 239.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 to 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 12 to 15 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Enjoy a helicopter sightseeing tour over Manhattan
  • Choose from multiple departure times
  • Experience breathtaking aerial views
  • See iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and Central Park

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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • HeliNY - Downtown Manhattan Heliport
    6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA

    We are located at 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004. The heliport is a large gray cement building with a big clock on the front. Please let security know you are flying with Helicopter Flight Services and they will direct you to our staff.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

HeliNY (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Ellis Island (Pass By)

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

MetLife Building (Pass By)

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Pass By)

Chrysler Building (Pass By)

Central Park (Pass By)

Empire State Building (Pass By)

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

Brookfield Place (Pass By)

Greenwich Village (Pass By)

Manhattan Skyline (Pass By)

Rockefeller Center (Pass By)

New York Harbor (Pass By)

Seaport District NYC (Pass By)

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex (Pass By)

One World Trade Center (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 more than 275 lbs (124 kg) 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
  • All bags are subject to inspection. Complimentary lockers are available to hold belongings while flying
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 must sit in an adults lap at no charge.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.

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Featured review
The staff were very attentive. Focus on safety was excellent. The helicopter tour itself was amazing. Getting a bird’s eye view of the city was incredible.


769 reviews
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Beyond our expectations
Diane_D, June 2023
The view over Manhattan’s skyline, how efficient the process was and we’re upgraded to 20m mins due to a birthday
Great experience
Tracey_S, May 2023
The HeliNy Team were really professional and also very safety conscious. The flight was great and the pilot ensured the views were seen from both sides. Overall a great experience and ivv be would recommend.
Response from Host, May 2023
Safety is our number one concern. We are so glad to hear your flight felt safe and professional. Thanks for choosing HeliNY Tracey!
Marco_A, May 2023
Great flight with very good view. Take this flight not to save money but to see the whole New York....
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for this recommendation Marco!!
Nice relaxing ride. Pilot...
Meridania_G, May 2023
Nice relaxing ride. Pilot was very good and we enjoyed the scenery of the big apple and dove of New Jersey. Celebrated my daughter’s birthday in the air
Response from Host, May 2023
HeliNY is honored to be a part of your daughters birthday celebration. Thank you for this wonderful review!
I wouldn’t have want to miss it for the world.
Peter_B, May 2023
Great flight, perfect organisation, friendly people, fantastic experience, buy the photo, be in time, your host will help you anyrime
Response from Host, May 2023
Wow, thank you Peter! This is high praise! We are so glad to hear the HeliNY experience was so fantastic!
Totally worth it
Naomie_C, May 2023
Amazing experience! Great guide. Highly recommended. Absolutely loved it! We chose the ultimate mahantan view. Incredible
Response from Host, May 2023
We're so glad you could come visit us at HeliNY, Naomie!!
Average and was a little disappointed
Maria_L, May 2023
Actual flight was a good experience and pilot very pleasant. However the whole ground experience lacked true organisation and communication. No safety talk other than instruction to board helicopter. Ground staff spent much of the time just grunting and waving their hands at customers creating significant confusion. Seemed to lack English speaking skills. Also lacked any personal touch was like a battery hen experience
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Maria, we are sorry to hear you didn't have the best experience with our heliport. The number one priority of our ground crew is to keep passengers safe. In order to accommodate everyone, as we have hundreds of passengers flying a day, our staff must work with both speed and efficiency. We want all of our passengers to feel comfortable and welcome! We will be sure to address this feedback to continue creating the best environment the conditions allow!
New York skyline
Rebecca_J, May 2023
The ground staff were friendly, and the experience of seeing New York from the sky was fantastic, the inside of the helicopter was much better then I expected.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks for flying with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your heli over Manhattan.
Wonderful flight
Boualem_B, May 2023
It was a very nice experience to fly over Manhattan with a Helicopter, better than any observation deck in the city.
Response from Host, May 2023
Wow, we love to hear it! Thank you for choosing HeliNY!
Trudy_V, Apr 2023
Amazing expierence and very well organized. Save feeling from start to finish. This was one of the highlights of our visit.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you Trudy! We're pleased to provide this level of safety and organization.
Great Start to Our Family NYC Trip
Bernice_O, Apr 2023
GREAT way to start our NYC trip with the kids! It really made them all pumped up and excited. Our pilot/ guide Mike was really nice and he gave us useful information on places to go and what attractions not to miss.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We love kids at HeliNY and are so glad your little ones got the most out of our flight. Mike is one of our excellent pilots and we're pleased to hear he provided great commentary. Thank you for choosing HeliNY to fly with!
Frank_H, Apr 2023
There were supposed to be pictures made in front of the helicopter, but the ground workers changed all the time and were uncoordinated. So no one took pictures before or after the flight. The flight itself was ok, but my Headset was so entangled with the seatbelt, that taking care of that made me almost miss the Statue of liberty. Overall I would not do it again, they seemed uninteressted in making a good experience, propably knowing, that everybody only does this once and not depending on returning costumers.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Our ground staff work hard to make sure all our passengers have a safe and enjoyable experience. Safety is their number one priority. We apologize that you were unable to get a photo the day of your experience. Our staff has advised that a free photo was offered to make up for the inconvenience should you be able to come back to retake the photo. We understand that this option didn't work for you and apologize for any disappointment this brought. We do value every passengers experience and will continue to take feedback to improve the experiences of all our guests.
Overall ok, but too short
Eugenia_O, Apr 2023
Overall the tour was okay, there have been no major hitches. The heli flies over the Hudson river, thus there were nice views over Manhattan. However I would not really recommend the tour - we have been only 7 minutes in the air instead of the advertised 12-15 minutes. Taking into account that flying in one direction was half of this time, there was not much time to take picture. Similar pictures could have also been taken from different viewpoints in the city, thus the tour was not worth the price for us in the end.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for joining us for a flight over Manhattan. The New Yorker tour is a 12-15 minute flight. Please note flight times are counted from the moment the helicopter leaves the ground until it lands. Flights times are variable based on air traffic and monitored by air traffic control.
Incredible views, nice...
Bjorn_H, Apr 2023
Incredible views, nice pilot. Unforgettable experience. Must do when visiting New York. Good value for your money
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you so much! Come back soon!
Amazing experience, would...
Mauro_F, Apr 2023
Amazing experience, would recommend in a heartbeat. Everyone was friendly and all questions were answered.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for choosing HeliNY.
Arwel_W, Apr 2023
Brilliant experience with amazing views of the city. Would recommend it to anyone. Weather was also very kind to us.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks for joining us Arwel! Happy flying :)
Smashing trip
Brin_H, Mar 2023
Really good our gransons enjoyed we ask for out 18 year old to be seated in the front and he did thank you excellent
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for flying with us! We're pleased to hear we were able to accommodate this seating request! 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.
Awesome experience
Lelton_S, Mar 2023
I'll never forget it the view from the top of Manhattan. I recommend it to everyone who loves NYC. I would do it over and over.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for flying with HeliNY, Lelton!
Fall in love with New York
KATA_O, Mar 2023
The stuff is very friendly and professional! The views is amazing! If this doesn’t make you fall in love with New York, I don’t know what will… Definitely recommend for any age groups! Thank you guys! 🤩
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Wow, thank you! We are pleased to provide flights over NYC that are both professional and fun!
Great helicopter ride
Brittany_C, Mar 2023
Staff was extremely friendly, location was easy to find, ride was smooth! Had a great time for our 1 year anniversary
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for celebrating with us Brittany! Happy flying!

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