New York Helicopter Tour

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New York Helicopter Tour

A New York helicopter tour is an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. Not to mention: the amazing views of Manhattan! Book in advance to take advantage of these incredible prices starting from £ 155 (if you book in advance) you can take a helicopter flight for 12 minutes. Discover the famous sights of New York by air. You will see the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, the silvery brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the vast expanse of Central Park.

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Which New York Helicopter Tour should you pick?

Eric’s Tip: There are a number of helicopter tours to choose from. Personally, I have now done four of them and I have found all four of them to be worth the money. The last one that I did was in June 2016, the 15-minute ride (see here). 15 minutes doesn’t seem long, but you can see all the important places and it was a really great experience. If I had to choose, I would go for a 15 or 18-minute ride (see link below). In my opinion, it is the best value for the money. If money was no object, then I would definitely go for the 25-minute “Grand Island” ride. Always book ahead, because this is often cheaper than purchasing your tickets on the day itself. Maybe make it a gift that someone special will never forget or simply treat yourself. If you are looking for something extra special, then I suggest taking an evening helicopter tour with sightseeing cruise.

New York Helicopter Tour - Statue of Liberty New York Helicopter Tour - Empire State Building

Additional Information

Important! It is possible that once you have arrived in New York, your plans have changed and you now need to change the date of your helicopter tour. No problem! Once you confirm your reservation, print the reservation confirmation with all the booking details, including the phone number of the local tour operator. If you have any questions or would like to change the date of your flight, please call them directly 24 hours in advance before the tour (please keep your confirmation close by to refer to your reservation information). Knowing that you can make changes to your reservation, like changing the date, provides you with some peace of mind when booking an affordable helicopter flight in advance. Click here to view the helicopter tour routes. 

Practical Information

After purchasing, you will receive a voucher that you can print out and use as your ticket for the tour.

  • Duration: varies
  • Departure Point: Downtown Heliport at Pier 6
  • Departure Times: varies
  • Arrive at least 20 minutes before departure time
  • Helicopters fit up to six passengers
  • Please note there are no flights on Sundays anymore. This makes the other days sell out faster, so reserve your spot before you leave.

A variety of helicopter tours in New York can be found here

Below are some photos that I made myself of the helicopter tour I took. This gives you an idea of what you can expect!

New York Helicopter Tour - Skyline New York Helicopter Tour - Central Park

Below you can see the routes of three different tours. Click on the image to see the routes.

Helicopter tour map

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