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
The NYC Helicopter Tour tickets start from $239.
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.
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.
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
Infants below 2 do not require tickets. Additionally, you can avail of cashback offers if you book online.
Yes, you can cancel your tickets up to 24 hours before your visit and get a full refund.
Yes, the ticket prices for children and adults are the same. Only infants below 2 do not require tickets.
Yes, in case there is a cancellation of the tour due to bad weather, you will receive a full refund.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to reschedule your tickets, however, you can cancel them for a full refund up to 24 hours before your tour begins.
The timings of the helicopter tours vary according to the type of tour you choose. Click here for details of each ticket type.
If the weather is bad, your tour will be rescheduled or cancelled. If the tour is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.
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.
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.
We suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before your tour.
Seats are allocated on the basis of weight, which will be decided on the day of the tour once all the guests arrive.
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.
Photography is permitted during the helicopter tour. Don't hesitate to get your camera or cell-phone out to capture incredible aerial pictures.
Yes, the NYC helicopter tour is run by professionals to whom passenger safety is a top priority.
Although you can take the tour when you're pregnant, we recommend checking with your doctor before booking your tickets.
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
The helicopter tours last between 15-30 minutes. Choose the duration of your tour based on your preference.
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.
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.
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.
Parking is not available at the heliports, 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).
The departure point is about 30 minutes away from Times Square. The duration might vary depending on the time of the day.