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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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Take to the skies on a helicopter tour to see New York's amazing skyline! On this scenic 18-20-minute helicopter flight you'll soar through the sky and experience a bird's eye view of Manhattan's world famous landmarks. This is the best view you can get of New York City!
  • See many of New York’s most famous landmarks in a short time
  • Take to the skies in a modern, state-of-the-art helicopter
  • Flexible departure times available from morning until evening
  • Live commentary accompanies your sightseeing
What to Expect
Your helicopter flight begins at Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Upon paying the heliport’s security fee (separate expense), board the comfortable helicopter and take to the skies. The first notable sight is Governor’s Island, off Manhattan’s southern tip. Continue across the water for an up-close encounter with the Statue of Liberty. Next, pass One World Trade Center and Ground Zero before heading up the Hudson River. See Madison Square Garden and two of the city’s most famous skyscrapers: the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. The tour continues northwards, from the neon lights of Times Square to verdant Central Park. Catch sight of the USS Intrepid (a World War II–era warship) and Ellis Island. From the helicopter, enjoy a top-down vantage point and live commentary, all without battling crowds or paying for separate admission at each site. The flight ends when you touch down at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Manhattan Helicopters, 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 18-20-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a USD40.00 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
  • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Literally THE best experience of my entire life. Booking the tour was very easy. A couple clicks and done. The ONE issue was because the UN was in town the week of our tour, our flight time had to be shortened. Customer service was excellent handling the partial refund and re
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Response from ZipAviation2019, Customer Service Staff at New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello SassCakes, Thank you for your review. We're glad you had an awesome time! You are right, we can only fly the short Tour during this time. And we thank customers like you for being understanding and flexible! When the UN General Assembly is in session, security in Manhattan is very tight. Midtown Manhattan and beyond becomes a No Fly Zone. We try to reach everyone, either by phone or via email so that all are prepared for it. We give all passengers three options: Reschedule (if you can), Downgrade with Partial Refund (if you have the 20-Minute or the 30-Minute Tours) or Cancel with Full Refund. Thank you!
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We did the 15 min Manhattan tour with Zip Aviation - and it was fantastic!! The tour took us around Statue of Liberty and all the way up Hudson river towards Central Park and back, with a magnificant view over Manhattan!! A moment in life we will never forget. And we had the
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Response from ZipAviation2019, Customer Service Staff at New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
Responded 14 Sep 2019
Hello Knorrth, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a fantastic Tour! We agree, a Helicopter Tour is the best way to experience how magnificent New York City is! Cheers!
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Managed to score the front seat of a six seater comfortable helicopter for a 20 minute joy flight which fly over the Hudson River and bay to Coney Island. Safety briefing was adequate, good training, good pilot, very informative, enjoyed the birds eye view of Manhatten,
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Response from ZipAviation2019, Customer Service Staff at New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
Responded 1 Sep 2019
Hello TravelChickSA, Thank you! We agree, it's truly an amazing flight. Hope those who are thinking about taking one decide to go for it! Cheers!
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Me and my friend from the Netherlands had an amazing expierence with this company. They were very kind and funny. The people made this expierence complete, especially the pilot, Andrew Woods. The flight took about 15 minutes and we got to see the beautiful New York from every
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Response from Zip M, Customer Service Staff at New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
Responded 18 May 2019
Hello lauragD1939BF, Thank you for your review. A Helicopter ride over this wonderful city is truly an amazing and an unforgettable experience. Our team members (Pilots, Heliport Staff and the CSRs) work very hard to ensure that each Helicopter ride is fun, awesome and unique. Cheers!
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Loved to see New York from the sky. It was a windy day for our flight which made it pretty scary at times but this just added to the excitement.
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