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 £ 160 (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! After booking your flight, make sure you contact the tour operator to confirm the exact date and time of your booking. After making your booking online, you will receive a voucher by email containing all the operator’s contact information. I advise that you contact them at least one week in advance. If you are booking within the week prior to your flight, get in touch with the operator right away to confirm the time and date. The earlier you confirm your booking, the more choice you have of the available time slots.

If your plans change upon arriving in New York and you want to rebook your helicopter flight, you can do so by contacting the tour operator. 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 30 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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