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If you find yourself in the midst of Manhattan, head over to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport for an unforgettable adventure. Glide between the clouds over iconic New York landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Central Park. 
Why go for these tickets?
  • The Downtown Manhattan Heliport is conveniently located and easily accessible by public transport.
  • If you’re short on time, this helicopter tour can be conveniently clubbed with the rest of your Manhattan itinerary.
  • Hovering over Manhattan in a luxury helicopter is a once in a lifetime experience that you will remember fondly for years to come!
Recommended experiences:
The bustle in Manhattan isn’t for everyone. For a more relaxed take off, check out the helicopter tours from Linden Airport in New Jersey that will give you the experience of a lifetime sans having to deal with the infamous New York traffic.
Why go for these tickets?
  • If you’re in New Jersey and you don’t have time to make the commute to New York, this helicopter ride is conveniently located for you.
  • The night helicopter tour option available from the Linden Airport is a fabulous way to see the dazzle of New York city.
  • The New York helicopter tours from New Jersey also give you the option of a sunset tour. This lets you enjoy the skyline with an addition of being able to fly into the multitude of hues that make up the New York sunset.
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If you’re on a budget: Opt for the 15-Min standard NYC helicopter tour which will offer you the best of the flying experience without burning a hole in your pocket. 
If you’re a night owl: Check out the NYC helicopter night tour if you’re looking to experience the sparkle that New York city emanates after dark.
If you want a family affair: Choose the 20-Min ultimate NYC helicopter tour if you’re taking your children with you. This allows the perfect amount of time for you to enjoy the experience while the tour will still be short enough to keep the kids engaged throughout.
If you want luxury: The 30-Min all-inclusive NYC helicopter tour is your go-to if you want to experience your New York Aerial adventure king-size and at your own pace.
If you're short on time: For those on a tight schedule, the 15-Min standard NYC helicopter tour creates the perfect opportunity to include the must-try aerial experience in your visit to New York.
Free entry for infants
Children under 2 don’t require tickets, but they must be seated on the lap of an adult during the entire ride. 
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What are the New York helicopter tour opening hours?
  • Day tours fly every 30 minutes from Manhattan for the 15 and 20 min tours from 9am to 5:30pm. 
  • Tours fly every 60 minutes for the 30 minute tour from 9am to 5pm. 
  • Night tours fly every 30 minutes from 6pm to 9:30pm.
Are the New York helicopter tours operational every day?
All tours are operational only from Monday to Saturday since New York has flight restrictions on Sundays.
How long  is a New York helicopter tour?
The New York helicopter tours give you the option to choose between 15, 20, and 30 minute helicopter tours.
What is the best time to go on an NYC helicopter tour?
The best time to go on a New York helicopter tour is during the spring (March to May) or fall months (September to November). 
What is the starting point of my New York helicopter tour?
There are the two heliports from which you will take off on your New York aerial journey depending on the tour you choose. Tours operating from Manhattan take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, while the New Jersey tours start from Linden Airport. Both heliports are easily accessible by public transport.
Where are the departure points?
  • Downtown Manhattan Heliport: 6 East River Piers, NY 10004 | Find on maps
  • Linden Airport: 1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, United States | Find on maps
How do I get to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport?
This heliport is easily accessible by public transport so you can take a bus or a train to the heliport. The closest bus stop is South St/Whitehall St which is a 4 minute walk away. WTC Cortlandt is the closest subway station and is a 6 minute drive away.
How do I get to Linden airport?
The Legacy Square North 70'n Of Pleasant Street bus stop is a 14 minute walk away from the airport. Linden, 2 S Wood Avenue station is a 5 minute drive from the Linden airport.
​​Is the helicopter tour wheelchair accessible?
At the Downtown Manhattan Heliport the staff can assist passengers under 150 lbs into the helicopter and bring your wheelchair to and from the Heliport while you are flying. 
Is transportation to and from the venue included in the tour?
For the tour from Linden airport, a complimentary shuttle pick-up from Linden Train Station is available.
Is a storage facility available?
Yes, lockers are available at the heliport. Depending on the total weight of all passengers and available space, you may be asked to check in your hand luggage and store them in the lockers.
Is photography permitted on tour?
Yes, you are encouraged to capture all your aerial memories on the New York helicopter tour.
Are outside food and drinks permitted?
No, outside food and drinks are not allowed on the chopper.
Is there a dress code for the New York helicopter tour?
No, there is no dress code for the helicopter tour.
Will I have to go through security before the helicopter ride?
You will have to go through a security check before entering the helicopter so make sure to be at the heliport at least 30 minutes beforehand.
Can I take my children on the helicopter tour?
Yes, children will love this aerial experience. Children under 2 don’t require tickets, but they must be seated on the lap of an adult. A parent or guardian must be present to sign a consent form if the rider is under 18.
Is there a weight limit for the New York helicopter tours?
Yes, the weight limit for the helicopter tour is 275 lbs per passenger.
Depending on which tour you choose, you can see anywhere between 9 to 23 attractions from your chopper. Here’s a look at the iconic landmarks of New York city that you can spot on your helicopter tour:
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from France, symbolizes freedom and welcomes visitors to New York Harbor. You can climb to the statue’s crown for panoramic views of the city.
Ellis Island
Once the United States’ busiest immigrant inspection station, Ellis Island now houses a museum detailing the immigrant experience and genealogical resources for descendants.
One World Trade Center
Built on the site of the former World Trade Center, the One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and offers observatory views reaching miles beyond New York city.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, an iconic Art Deco skyscraper, boasts observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors, providing stunning vistas of New York City's skyline.
Chrysler Building
Known for its distinctive spire, the Chrysler Building showcases Art Deco elegance and is one of New York's most beloved architectural landmarks.
Times Square
At the vibrant heart of Manhattan is Times Square that dazzles with neon lights, Broadway theaters, and bustling crowds day and night.
Central Park
A sprawling green oasis in the midst of the concrete jungle, Central Park offers scenic landscapes, recreational activities, and cultural attractions.
Columbia University
Columbia University, an Ivy League institution, boasts historic architecture, world-class education, and a lively campus culture in the Morningside Heights neighborhood.
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden, often called "The World's Most Famous Arena," hosts major sporting events, concerts, and entertainment spectacles in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Yankee Stadium
Home to the New York Yankees baseball team, the Yankee Stadium is steeped in sports history and offers fans an electrifying game-day experience in the Bronx.
Edge Observation Deck 
Located at Hudson Yards, the Edge Observation Deck provides visitors with breathtaking 360-degree views of Manhattan from its outdoor sky deck and glass-floored platform.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest art museums. It houses an extensive collection spanning 5,000 years of culture, including masterpieces from various civilizations and periods.
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, one of New York's most iconic landmarks, attracts tourists from all over the world. It is a must-visit for history buffs and anyone interested in American democracy and culture.
9/11 Memorial & Museum
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum, located at Ground Zero, pays tribute to the victims of the 11 September 2001 attacks through powerful exhibits, artifacts, and memorials that commemorate the events and honor the lives lost.
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a stunning observation deck atop the iconic One Vanderbilt skyscraper. It offers visitors an exhilarating experience with its outdoor terraces, immersive exhibits, and mesmerizing views of New York City.

Why should I go on a New York helicopter tour?

A helicopter tour over New York lets you experience unparalleled views of the city’s iconic skyline and landmarks from a unique perspective.

How much does the New York helicopter tour cost?

Are there weight restrictions for helicopter tours?

Yes, the weight limit for the helicopter tour is 275 lbs per passenger.

Are there any age restrictions for helicopter tours?

Children of all ages can typically join helicopter tours, but children below 2 will need to sit on a parent's lap.

Can I bring food or drinks onboard?

Food and drinks are not allowed onboard for safety reasons.

How many people can fit in a helicopter?

The helicopters used on this tour can accommodate 6 passengers.

What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my tour?

Helicopter tours are weather-dependent and may be canceled or rescheduled in case of inclement weather for safety reasons.

Do I need to bring anything with me for the helicopter tour?

Bring a valid photo ID for check-in and your phone to capture unforgettable moments during the tour.

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