New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour - New York City

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  • Duration: 20 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Monday-Saturday 9:00am-6:30pm All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Departure Details :
    6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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!

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After taking off from Downtown Manhattan Heliport, you will fly over Governor\'s island, a former Revolutionary US Army post, and the birthplace of New York. Next you will come face-to-face with the Statue of liberty, which has become synonymous with America's most fundamental value, freedom. Don't forget to pack your camera for unique shots of this famous landmark!

Next your Pilot will guide your state-of-the-art helicopter past the humbling site of Ground zero, before heading up the Hudson river alongside two magnificent feats of civil engineering: the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.

Fly over Central park, check out the George Washington Bridge from above and enjoy amazing views of bustling Times square and the world-famous Madison square garden. Catch a glimpse of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid and hover over the most passed-through point in the history of immigration, Ellis island. You'll be able to see it all without battling the crowds on this New york city helicopter tour!

This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York's skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight!

Please note: The listed price does not include a US $40 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.


18-20-minute Helicopter tour

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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.

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

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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  • 03-Sep-2022

    Company dis a great job BUT Viator never let us know there is an additional $40 per person charge at the gate!!! Beware. It’s in your email confirmation from the company and you can cancel up to 24 hours before but if you book the day before like we did you are stuck paying a fee you knew nothing about without any recourse.

  • 27-Aug-2022

    We had a fantastic helicopter ride over Manhattan NYC yesterday. It was an epic adventure! Zip Aviation was very professional, courteous and safe. We highly recommend!

  • 26-Aug-2022

    Amazing! We went with 3 kids ages 6 to 16 and everyone thought it was their best experiences ever! We flew over Hudson River with views over Manhattan skyline. We went as late as possible, around 4 pm in time for the golden hour and it was stunning.

  • 25-Aug-2022

    It was an amazing experience! Check in process was nice and easy smooth fast the staff was unbelievably courteous and nice! Definitely going again. Thank you for making great memories for me and my daughter

  • 20-Aug-2022

    Outstanding!! I booked this trip for my brother in laws 60th Birthday surprise. My wife and I did this trip 10years earlier and because of the pilot, Andrew Woods, we thought it would be brilliant to do again , not only with my brother in law but with his wife and our 2 sons - aged 16 and 18. We arrived and to our surprise there was Andrew again stood outside having his break. We recognised him immediately and struck up a conversation. He finished his break early and said he would be delighted to take us up again. What a special trip he gave us in the helicopter. Checking and boarding was a breeze, the staff we so so helpful and friendly and wasnover in seconds. Andrew stayed with us chatting until it was time to board. He made us feel so special and his manner is amazing. The flight was and is the best way to see New York - it is breathtaking and words dont do it justice. The Helicopter seats 6 , so we had it all to oursleves and was so comfortable and spacious. Via headsets you are in touch with the Pilot constantly and are all able to easily speak to each other and the pilot. Andrew made this the most special experiences we have ever had. Flying out to see the Statue of Liberty - as close as can imagine for amazing photos that cant be taken from anywhere else of a boat or land. Then offer over Manhatten seeing all the other amazing sights, central park, the sky scrapers, it was stunning!!! Andrews commentary is so informative, funny, light hearted and above all made this the most special of occasions for my brother in law. Afterwards to see the professional photos of our group boarding were brilliant and a great souvenier of a special special trip. To top it off Andrew came outside and did soecial family shots and joined us for a couple to make memories of a lifetime. I cant recommend this trip highly enough - its a trip of a lifetime and definatiely and 12 out of 10!! Make sure you choose Zip Aviation for this experience and if you are lucky enough to get Andrew Woods as your pilot , as we have had twice! Then it will be out of this world!! Thank you Amdrew for making this so perfect and experience !!

  • 17-Aug-2022

    Make sure you’re on time at the time they stated. The experience was great, I wished the ride was longer for the money but over all for the experience it was 10/10.

  • 14-Aug-2022

    perfect procedure with „ZIP Aviation“ fantastic views and unforgetable time we spent recommended for all !

  • 12-Aug-2022

    The helicopter rides was good and we saw the scenic landmarks. A little more explanations would have been nice. What was not OK was that we were rescheduled a day before the flight to a later time.

  • 02-Aug-2022

    It was breathtaking also the weather has been quite cloudy. Our Pilot Andrew made the whole trip very special and took all the fears that I had before easily away.

  • 26-Jul-2022

    Have to say everything from the reservation to arriving at the heliport and the flight itself went extremely smoothly. Everyone was very pleasant, professional and they even got us out much earlier than we expected. Probably the favorite part of our trip. Well done.

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