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All Your Questions About the New York Helicopter Tours Answered

If you're planning to go on an NYC Helicopter Tour, you may have a few questions before booking your tickets. Stay on this page to find out the answers to the most common questions asked by our guests.

Tickets & Tours

How much are the NYC Helicopter tour tickets?

The NYC Helicopter Tour tickets start from $199.

Which is the best NYC Helicopter Tour?

The 30 Minute NYC Helicopter Tour from Downtown Manhattan is the longest tour option. You get more than enough time to soak in all the sights and cover the most amount of landmarks in the city and its surroundings.

Why should I book my NYC Helicopter Tour tickets online?

The NYC helicopter tour is a popular tourist activity. Booking your tickets online will save you the hassle of waiting in line at the ticket counter and securing your spot in advance in case of unavailability.

What will I see on the NYC helicopter tour?

The NYC helicopter tour takes you over the Hudson River and across New York City. On your journey, you get to see all the iconic New York sights like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and more!

Do I need to book my tickets in advance?

Although it isn't necessary to book your tickets in advance, we highly suggest you do. Getting your tickets in advance gives you a chance to secure your spot, considering the tour can accommodate only about 4-6 people and is a popular tourist activity.

Cancellation & Discounts

Are there any discounts on the NYC helicopter tour tickets?

Infants below 2 do not require tickets.

Can I cancel my New York helicopter tour tickets?

Yes, you can cancel your tickets up to 48 hours before your visit and get a full refund. The tour from Linden Airport can be cancelled up to 24 hours before your ride begins.

Do children have to pay the full ticket price?

Yes, the ticket prices for children and adults are the same. Only infants below 2 do not require tickets.

Will my ticket be refunded if the flight is cancelled due to bad weather?

Yes, in case there is a cancellation of the tour due to bad weather, you will receive a full refund.

Can I reschedule my tour?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to reschedule your tickets, however, you can cancel them for a full refund up to 48 hours before your tour begins.

Visitor Information

What are the timings of the helicopter tour of New York?

The timings of the helicopter tours vary according to the type of tour you choose. Click here for details of each ticket type.

What happens if the weather is bad?

If the weather is bad, your tour will be rescheduled or cancelled. If the tour is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

Is the NYC helicopter tour wheelchair accessible?

If you will be able to sit on the helicopter seat with your legs bent, you can most definitely take the helicopter tour. Staff will be present to assist you.

What should I wear on the helicopter tour?

Comfortable and warm clothes are recommended for your NYC helicopter tour. However, what you wear also depends on which season you choose to go on this tour. The best thing to do is to check the temperature on the day of your visit to choose the appropriate outfit.

What is the reporting time for the NYC helicopter tour?

We suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before your tour.

Do I get to choose my own seat?

Seats are allocated on the basis of weight, which will be decided on the day of the tour once all the guests arrive.

Is live commentary available during the tour?

Yes, your NYC helicopter tour comes with live commentary where you can listen to fun and interesting facts about the city and its most famous landmarks.

Can I take pictures during the flight?

Photography is permitted during the helicopter tour. Don't hesitate to get your camera or cell-phone out to capture incredible aerial pictures.

What will I see on the helicopter tour of New York?

You'll get to see the iconic city of New York from the skies and get a good look at some of its most popular sights like the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, & so much more!

Safety

Is the NYC helicopter tour safe?

Yes, the NYC helicopter tour is run by professionals to whom passenger safety is a top priority.

Can I go on the helicopter tour if I'm pregnant?

Although you can take the tour when you're pregnant, we recommend checking with your doctor before booking your tickets.

Is there a weight limit to go on the helicopter tour?

The weight limit for the tour is 275 pounds. If you weigh more than this, you might have to pay an additional fee or wait for the next trip.

When to Visit

How long is the helicopter tour of New York?

The helicopter tours last between 15-30 minutes. Choose the duration of your tour based on your preference.

What is the best time of year to take the NYC helicopter tour?

April to June is the best time of the year to take the NYC helicopter tour. The weather is pleasant and the skies are clear during this season.

What is the best time of the day to take the helicopter tour?

The best time of the day to take the helicopter tour of New York depends on the experience you're looking for. If you prefer a daytime view, choose the first slot of the day or the early evening slot to fly. If you're looking for sunset/night-time views, choose the last slot of the day.

Getting There

Where is the departure point for my NYC helicopter tour?

The helicopter tour from Manhattan departs from Helicopter Flight Services, while the tours from New Jersey depart from Linden Airport.

How do I get to the departure point?

From New York, subway lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, R, & J and bus numbers M1, M6, or M15 will take you close to the heliport. From New Jersey train lines NC and NJCL and bus numbers 115, 48, 56, or 57 will get you to Linden Airport.

Is there parking at the departure point of the helicopter tour?

Parking is not available at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, however, you can find street parking nearby at South Street & Whitehall Street, South Street & Old Slip Road, or at the South Street Seaport (Pier 17).
Linden Airport offers parking for its visitors.

How long will it take me to get to the helicopter departure point?

The departure point is about 30 minutes away from Times Square. The duration might vary depending on the time of the day.

Is there a shuttle pick up for the New York helicopter tour?

A free shuttle is available from Linden Station to Linden Airport upon request. Please note that the shuttle service is only available for tours departing from New Jersey and not from New York.




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