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Everything you need to know about sunset helicopter tours in NYC

Witness the awe-inspiring on your sunset helicopter tour of NYC as you see the city bathe in hues of red, orange and pink, transforming it into a magical wonderland. Make the most of this luxury helicopter tour by flying into the sky at twilight. Stay on this page to find out more!




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About the sunset helicopter tour of NYC

New York Sunset helicopter tour

This helicopter tour will give you dreamy aerial views of the NYCs most iconic landmarks against a Monet-like sunset. Spot the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and Madison Square Garden with live commentary by the pilot to enhance your experience. Your tour will also include noise-canceling headsets to ensure you have the most pleasant inflight-time with plenty of photo opportunities.

An experienced pilot and state-of-the-art helicopter will ensure safety and comfort are the top priorities of your NYC helicopter experience. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, planning a romantic evening, or simply seeking an extraordinary adventure, this sunset tour provides the perfect set-up for an unforgettable evening above the city.

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New York Sunset helicopter tour
New York Sunset helicopter tour

Sunset timings in NYC

Changing seasons and the tilt of the Earth's axis influences the time of sunset in New York throughout the year. Here's an approximate timeline for sunset in New York on a monthly basis:

January: Between 4:30pm and 5:00pm
February: Between 5:00pm and 5:45pm
March: Between 5:45pm and 7:15pm
April: Between 7:15pm and 7:45pm
May: Between 7:45pm and 8:15pm
June: Between 8:15pm and 8:30pm
July: Between 8:15pm and 8:30pm
August: Between 7:45pm and 8:15pm
September: Between 7:00pm and 7:30pm
October: Between 6:00pm and 6:45pm
November: Between 4:30pm and 5:00pm
December: Between 4:00pm and 4:30pm

Do remember that these times are approximate and can vary slightly depending on the specific date and weather conditions. It's always a good idea to check a reliable weather source for the exact sunset time on the particular day of your helicopter tour.

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New York Sunset helicopter tour

Frequently asked questions about the sunset helicopter tours of NYC

What are the NYC sunset helicopter tour timings?

If you want to catch the sunset, opt for helicopter tours between 4pm and 9:30pm depending on the time of sun setting on that day. Tours from Manhattan operate between 9am and 6:30pm while tours from New Jersey run between 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Do all tours operate during sunset hours?

All tour operators have options where you can take the helicopter ride during the evenings. So find out when the sun will set on the day of your visit and choose the right time for you to catch the sun setting over NYC.

Is the sunset helicopter tour of NYC worth it?

Yes, the sunset helicopter tour shows you New York in a whole new light with the skyline against the gorgeous backdrop of fiery orange, golden yellow, and deepening shades of purple and pink.

How long is the sunset helicopter tour of NYC?

You can enjoy helicopter tours of different durations, from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on the tour you choose.

What landmarks can I see during the sunset helicopter tour?

During the sunset helicopter tour, you'll get to see iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and One World Trade Center illuminated by the golden hues of the setting sun.

Will I be able to take pictures on my helicopter ride?

Yes, the sunset helicopter ride offers a unique photo opportunity to capture the New York skyline in a whole new way!