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15 Minute NYC Helicopter Tour from Downtown Manhattan

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  • Step into a luxury helicopter at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, and take to the skies on a stunning, 15-minute aerial tour of the city.
  • Soar above New York and fall in love with the landmarks that form the city's enchanting skyline.
  • Fly past the Governer's Island, right next to the iconic Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Travel up the length of Manhattan until Central Park before going back and getting a closer look at city highlights like the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings and Times Square.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum and admire the organized chaos that is Chelsea Piers.
  • Cruise past the West Village and Tribeca before you can see Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial.
  • You will then make your way back to the heliport, having seen New York in a way that most people never get to!
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • One World Trade Center
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Battery Park
  • Wall Street/Financial District
  • Empire State Building
  • Chrysler Building
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Times Square
  • U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
  • Central Park
  • Any passenger weighing over 275 pounds will be charged an additional fee at the heliport.
  • You may be asked to check-in all handbags.
  • A security screening (pass via a metal detector) may also occur before your flight.
  • If your flight is canceled due to poor weather, we will reschedule your flight for another day at no additional cost.
  • Please note that, for security reasons, flights will not be operational on days/times when games at Yankee Stadium are occurring at the same time or if the President of the United States is visiting New York.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

20 Minute NYC Helicopter Tour from Downtown Manhattan

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  • Hop aboard a luxury helicopter at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, and set off on a 17 to 20-minute aerial tour of the city.
  • Your journey will take you above New York, close to the landmarks that form the city's spectacular skyline.
  • Soar past the Governer's Island, adjacent to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, which has been a welcoming beacon to visitors to the New World for over a century!
  • Head north to see the George Washington Bridge, one of the busiest bridges in the world.
  • Admire the best Manhattan tourist attractions from above including the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center.
  • Once you reach the skies above midtown, admire the entire length of Central Park, spot Columbia University, or the historic Grant’s Tomb, the largest mausoleum in North America.
  • Zoom past New Jersey’s Palisade Cliffs, and northern Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park, home to the last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan.
  • You will also get to see the iconic Yankee Stadium from above the Hudson River.
  • Go back to the heliport soon after, having seen New York from an unusual perspective!
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • One World Trade Center
  • Chrysler Building
  • Empire State Building
  • Chelsea Piers
  • The Intrepid
  • Central Park
  • Columbia University
  • Grant's Tomb
  • Yankee Stadium
  • The Palisades
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Northern Tip of Manhattan
  • Maximum weight for any passenger should be 275 pounds.
  • All passengers must pass through a metal detector security screening and present a valid government-issued ID for security purposes.
  • You may be asked to check in your handbags before your flight.
  • Please note that, for security reasons, flights will not be operational on days/times when games at Yankee Stadium are occurring at the same time or if the President of the United States is visiting New York.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

30 Minute NYC Helicopter Tour from Downtown Manhattan

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  • Step aboard a luxury helicopter at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, and set off on your stunning, 30-minute aerial tour of the city.
  • Fly high above New York and see top city landmarks, starting with the Governer's Island, right adjacent to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Further south is the suspended bridge that is the gateway between Staten Island and New York, the Verazzano Narrows Bridge.
  • Gaze out at the bays that make up Staten Island before moving on to Coney Island, which, every summer, turns into the amusement park.
  • There's no better way to admire its intricacies than from the air!
  • At the end of the experience, you will make your way back to the heliport, having seen New York from a whole other point of view!
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • One World Trade Center
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Battery Park
  • Wall Street/Financial District
  • Empire State Building
  • Chrysler Building
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Times Square
  • U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
  • Central Park
  • Columbia University
  • Grant's Tomb
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Harlem and Harlem River
  • Bronx & Yankee Stadium
  • Palisades Cliffs
  • Spuyten Devil Bridge
  • Verrazano Bridge (not included in 15 and 20 Min. Tours)
  • Staten Island (not included in 15 and 20 Min. Tours)
  • Coney Island Beach & Amusement Park (not included in 15 and 20 Min. Tours)
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

20 Minute NYC Helicopter Tour from Linden Airport

Duration: 17 to 20 Min
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  • An exhilarating 17 to 20-minute helicopter tour of the stunning city of New York awaits you- a great sightseeing opportunity from the soaring skies.
  • Soar above the vibrant city on a helicopter- fret not if this is your first time riding one, as you'll be assisted on the dos and don'ts.
  • The first landmark that'll catch your attention will be the majestic Statue of Liberty, followed closely by views of New York's Financial District.
  • Continue past Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, and the One World Trade Center.
  • You will even catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building and the 9/11 Memorial in the distance.
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Tear of Grief
  • One World Trade Center
  • Brooklyn
  • Newark Airport
  • There is a $35 per person heliport fee as mandated by the heliport. This is included in the ticket price.
  • The weight limit is 275lb per passenger, passengers who weigh more than this or close to this may have to wait for a flight that can safely accommodate their weight. We cannot offer a tour if a seat belt extender is required.
  • Children under 2 years of age may fly on a parent/guardian's lap at no charge. Children who look like they could be 2 years old may be asked for proof of age due to FAA regulations.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

The New York skyline is one of the most recognizable in the whole world. With the famous Empire State, Chrysler Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge, the city represents your typical concrete jungle. To appreciate this city in its entirety you need to look at the landscape from an entirely different perspective with the NYC helicopter tours. A helicopter tour through the city gives you a bird’s eye view of New York so that you soak in the city in its entirety. Experience viewing Central Park, the famous Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, and many more famous structures from the air, sure to take your breath away!

COVID-19 Safety Measures 

  • Face masks are mandatory for staff members and passengers.
  • Hand sanitizers are available for use.
  • High traffic areas, gear/equipment, and transportation vehicles are regularly sanitized.
  • Temperature checks are done for the staff and guests.
  • The headphones that are provided to the travellers are disinfected between flights.

Why You Should Take an NYC Helicopter Tour

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The city of New York has some of the most iconic structures in the world. From montages in T.V sitcoms to movies, we have all seen these structures standing tall representing the city.

The Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, the famous Yankee Stadium, and of course The Statue of Liberty, are only some of the flag bearers of this bustling city. The best way for tourists to experience these structures for themselves is to take to the skies with a helicopter ride!

You sweep across the city and its landmarks in minutes and get to experience the whole city at once. You see these iconic structures, not as stand-alone works of architecture but as a part of a much bigger whole, New York City.

This unique experience provides a different perspective of the city, where you can experience it in all its grandeur and glory from a bird's eye view.

Your NYC Helicopter Tickets Explained

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Couple’s Private 30 and 45 Minute Helicopter Tours 
  • These tours are operational daily from 10 AM to 8:30 PM.
  • This tour includes the helicopter fee, and the helicopter ride for 30/45 minutes depending on which tour you take.
  • The tickets may not be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.
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30-Minute and 20-Helicopter Tour
  • The flights are operational from Monday - Saturday; the exact timings however are dependent on the weather conditions and availability. 
  • This tour includes the helicopter fee and the helicopter ride for 30 or 20 minutes depending on the tour you opt for.
  • The tickets may be refundable up to 24 hours in advance.
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20 Minute Helicopter Ride from Linden Airport
  • Timings on weekends are from 12 PM to 4 PM on Monday and Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. It is closed on all other days.
  • This tour includes the helicopter fee and the helicopter ride for 20 minutes.
  • The tickets may be refundable up to 48 hours in advance.
  • Tickets are valid for the date and time selected at checkout.
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15 Minute Helicopter Ride

  • Monday - Saturday; the exact timings however are dependent on the weather conditions and availability. The indicative timings are 9 AM - 12 PM, 12 PM - 3 PM, and 3 PM - 5:30 PM.
  • The tickets may be refundable up to 24 hours in advance.
  • The tickets are valid for the time and day you booked them.
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Helicopter 1-on-1 Flying Lesson
  • Learn how to fly a helicopter with a 1-on-1 lesson with a professional. No prior training is required.
  • Get a thorough briefing from helicopter pilots before you take off.
  • The maximum weight for a passenger is 250 pounds. The combined weight of both passengers cannot exceed 500 pounds.
  • The minimum age to participate is 14. Individuals under 18 years of age will require parent/guardian consent.

Best Way to Buy NYC Helicopter Ride Tickets 

The best way to buy the tickets for an NYC helicopter ride is online. 

  • Take Your Pick: Since there are so many options to choose from, buying online gives you the luxury of scrutinizing the different options and choosing exactly what fits your bill. 
  • Discounts & Deals: You can also avail discounts and other complimentary offers with the package you chose. 
  • Convenience: Most importantly you get to skip the queue for buying tickets on the spot, which during COVID-19 is highly advisable as well to encourage low contact service.

Discounted NYC Helicopter tickets 

On most NYC helicopter rides, kids under the age of 2 go for free. It is recommended you check the policy before booking.

Plan Your Visit

Couple’s Private 30 & 45 Minute Helicopter Tours and Helicopter 1-on-1 Flying Lesson

Boarding point: 67 Tower Road, West Harrison, NY 10604

Getting There

  • Bus: The nearest bus stop to the boarding point is the Westchester Couty Airport Terminal, 1.1 km away. Bus no.12 takes you to this stop.
  • Train: You can take the train to White Plains and continue the rest of the journey by bus. Take the Bus no.12 from White Plains Bus Terminal Lane B to Sunny Lincon Avenue at Main Residence, 4.7 km away from the boarding point.
  • Car/Taxi: Take exit 27 for NY-120 N/ Purchase St and continue down the road to the boarding point.

30 Minute Helicopter Tour

Boarding Point: Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers, NY 10004

Getting There

  • Bus: Take M1, M6, M15 to South Ferry and walk for 500 meters to reach the boarding point.
  • Metro: You can take lines 1 and 2 to South Ferry, line 3 to Wall Street, lines 4 and 5 to Bowling Green and line R to Whitehall Street, and line J to Wall Street to reach the boarding point.
  • Car/Taxi: Take Exit 1 off the FDR and follow the directions to the boarding point.

20 Minute Helicopter Ride from Linden Airport, NYC Helicopter Tour 20 Minutes, and 15 Minute Helicopter Ride

Boarding Point: 1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, United States

Getting There

  • Bus: Take bus 57 to Linden Plaza which is 700m from the boarding point, and walk the rest of the way.
  • Train: Take the northeast corridor line from New York Penn Station to Linden station which is 2.4 km away from the boarding point. You can walk or take a cab to cover the rest of the distance.
  • Car/Taxi: Follow US-1 S/U.S. 9 S to your destination in Linden

Best Time to Take an NYC Helicopter Tour

The best time to ride on the NYC helicopter tours is April to June. It is springtime during these months and comfortably warm. Since the tours are highly sensitive to weather changes it is best to avoid the rainy months.

What to Look Out For

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Statue of Liberty

A gift to America by France in 1886, the statue of liberty is a neoclassical structural masterpiece that signifies liberty. The 150 feet copper statue looks majestic from the sky as it features Lady Liberty holding a torch on her right hand and the declaration of independence on the other.

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Brooklyn Bridge

A national historic landmark, the Brooklyn Bridge is a result of the marvels of engineering in the late 19th century. It has often been a landmark for several iconic films such as Kate & Leopold and Scent Of A Woman. It literally bridges the gap between the Urban jungle look of Manhattan and the suburban landscape of Brooklyn.

Ellis Island
Ellis Island

This 1892 immigration station located in the Hudson river marks one of the most historically important places in New York. More than 40 percent of U.S citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors passed through the island. Today it stands as an immigration museum preserving the history of the USA as a melting pot.

USS Intrepid
USS Intrepid

This ship was an aircraft carrier built especially for the US during World War 2. After the war, It went through many recommissions, from an attack carrier to an anti-submarine carrier, before turning into the ‘Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum’ as it stands today.

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Empire State Building

This iconic building is representative of the state of New York, so much so that the city is nicknamed after it. The building has featured in more than 250 TV shows and Movies including the famous King Kong and the sitcom Friends. It stands as one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.

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Central Park

Central Park is an urban park located between the upper west side and the upper east side of Manhattan. The boundaries of this park form a perfect rectangle, filled with lush greenery that is easily distinguishable from the concrete jungle around it. It looks even better from the sky than it does when you actually visit the park.

Visitor Tips 

  • Wear comfortable clothes to make sure you enjoy the ride thoroughly. Keep in mind that it’s going to be windy!
  • Travel during the springtime, April to June when there is no possibility of rain and the weather is pleasant.
  • Make sure you don’t eat anything too heavy before the flight as you are going to scale high altitudes.
  • Make sure you book your tickets well in advance to make sure you get your preferred slots.
  • Booking tickets online may give you an opportunity to avail discounts otherwise unavailable on the spot.
  • Don’t carry anything too heavy with you; a satchel with your essentials is all you require.

All Your Questions About NYC Helicopter Tours Answered

What kind of NYC Helicopter tours can I choose from?

You can choose from six NYC helicopter tours based on how long you want the tour to be and what routes you want to cover.

Where can I get my helicopter tour NYC tickets?

You can buy your NYC helicopter tour tickets on him where you may avail discounts.

What’s the best way to buy New York helicopter tickets?

The best way to buy your NYC helicopter tour tickets online where you may avail discounts.

What is the best NYC Helicopter tour experience for couples?

The best NYC helicopter tour for couples is the Couple’s Private 45 Minute helicopter tour.

What is the best NYC Helicopter tour experience for families?

Families will enjoy the 30-minute helicopter tour.

How old do you have to be to ride a helicopter in NYC?

There is no age limit to flying on NYC helicopter tours.

Is there a locker facility to store belongings?

Yes, you have access to complimentary locker room facilities to store your belongings for the duration of the flight.

What is the refund policy for the tickets?

This depends on the NYC helicopter ride you chose. The refund policy may be 24, 48 hours after cancellation or maybe not refundable at all. It is advised that you check the cancellation policy before booking the ticket.

What happens if the NYC helicopter ride is canceled due to weather?

If the NYC helicopter ride is canceled due to weather, you can either opt for an alternate date suitable to you or get a full refund.

Is it safe to ride on NYC helicopter tours during COVID-19?

Yes, all safety precautions are in place to make it a safe ride. Refer to the information under ‘COVID-19 Safety’ above for more specifics.