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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience

  • Unparalleled aerial views of Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor
  • Fly past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Central Park
  • Personal headsets ensure you can hear the pilot’s commentary
New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
From US$244.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
From US$244.00
Get a rare view of the Manhattan skyline from above on this 20- to 25-minute small group helicopter tour. Listen to the pilot’s live commentary from personal headsets, ensuring you don’t miss any landmarks along the way. Capture photos of the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park, and make memories to last a lifetime.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Linden Municipal Airport in New Jersey (a 35-minute train ride from New York Penn Station). On arrival, receive a safety briefing and overview of the trip itinerary.
After takeoff, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island come into view. Keep your camera at the ready for a bird’s-eye view of the Manhattan skyline from above.
As you fly over Williamsburg and the Brooklyn bridges, you spot the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and United Nations. The pilot’s live commentary ensures you never miss a landmark.
Next fly over Central Park—this is a rare opportunity that many helicopter tours do not include. You also get a look at Times Square and Rockefeller Center from above before continuing along the Hudson River.
End the tour on a high note by soaring past the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial, before returning to the departure point.
Reviews (17)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing trip. Amazing views. Amazing pilot who was very informative. Little disappointed that our helicopter was the last to go out but was the first one to get back in... I’m hoping that the other choppers had paid for longer out there. Picked the best...More

Thank ellyk629
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Hoped to get more dialogue - disapointed

This was my 1st time in New York so wanted an overview of the key buildings. Unfortunately the pilot did not point out many of the attractions (only Governors Island) I was also on the “wrong” side of the helicopter so wasn’t able to take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shazza240
Bronwyn H, Guest Relations Manager at Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Shazza240, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. All helicopter tour routes are determined by the City of New York. For safety reasons, we fly on the farther side of the Hudson River when traveling back to the heliport....More

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience at Heli NY !

I really recommend to anyone that wants to have the best view of New York to do this flight. The pilots are well trained and professional. You will be welcomed by a nice team that will take care of you while your Helicopter is being...More

Thank florent c
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile
Skyline Tour

A must do activity and despite the cost a well worthwhile experience.... Lovely welcoming staff, efficient polite shuttle service. All good !

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile
Anniversary helicopter ride

Thank you very much for a great ride. You guys gave us a great experience. From the time we walked up and was welcomed, to the facility till we landed, everything and everyone was exceptional. I was like a kid looking all around as the...More

Thank Dee Dee T
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7 September 2018|
Response from sionj196 | Reviewed this property |
No not on this tour. It flys out of the New Jersey municipal airport so you’ll need to catch a train out there from NY city Penn Station. It’s a 40 minute journey. It’s an inexpensive way too travel though I can’t remember... More