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20-Min Ultimate NYC Helicopter Tour from Downtown Manhattan

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Marvel at the NYC skyline on this exceptional 20-min helicopter tour. Take in the panoramic views and gaze at the most famous cityscape in the world!


  • Soar high and miss nothing among New York's most famous landmarks during this leisurely 20-min helicopter tour of the city.

  • Marvel at iconic sights, while you soar 1500-2000 ft above the ground, and get a unique view of top attractions like Wall Street!

  • This extended helicopter ride will let you witness the very symbols of NYC like the Statue of Liberty, the Palisades, and the Empire State Building.

  • Sit back in comfort and luxury as your experienced pilot gives you live commentary about the sights you will be crossing.

  • Did you know? Lady Liberty’s crown’s spikes represent the 7 oceans and the 7 continents.


  • 17 to 20-min shared helicopter tour

  • Aerial view of 12+ attractions

  • Live commentary by the pilot

  • Noise-cancelling headsets

  • Optional helicopter tour upgrade


  • Heliport fees ($40 per pax) to be collected at check-in

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


2.6K reviews
Agnar Hlynur Danielsson



Jun, 2024

We had perfect experience in our helicopter flight. They did postpone the flight a bit for better weather window which gave us the really best view possible. The helicopter we bit tight with 6 persons but the windows were big so everybody had great view and could make the photos they wanted without disturbing others. This is highly recommended experience in NYC. We did love it.
Simon Nutley



May, 2024

Ease when booking. Good safety demo. Pilot very knowledgeable.
Carley Keim



May, 2024

Kjeld Olson



May, 2024

An aerial view of New York City

Set off on a thrilling 20-min aerial tour of New York City, while you sit in the comfort of a luxury helicopter. Soar above the Big Apple and get up close to the landmarks that form the city's enchanting skyline. Fly past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, which has been a welcoming beacon to visitors to the New World for over a century! Head north to see the George Washington Bridge, one of the busiest bridges in the world. Admire the best Manhattan tourist attractions from above, without dealing with the crowds, including the Empire State Building, and the One World Trade Center.

One tour, many attractions

Soar up the Hudson as you gaze at popular icons of New York, like the famous Yankee Stadium and the busy Times Square. Cruise past New Jersey’s beautiful palisade cliffs, one of the country's earliest conservation efforts. While you're at it, you'll even get to catch a glimpse of Columbia University and the Chrysler Building, once the tallest building in the world. You will then make your way back to the heliport, having experienced New York in a way that most people never get to! If you want to see the maximum that NYC has to offer, upgrade your tickets to a 30-min helicopter tour.

Sights covered

  • Statue of Liberty

  • One World Trade Center

  • Chrysler Building

  • Empire State Building

  • Chelsea Piers

  • Times Square

  • The Intrepid

  • Columbia University

  • Yankee Stadium

  • The Palisades

  • George Washington Bridge

  • and more popular attractions

Additional information

  • Children aged under 2 don’t require tickets but must sit on the lap of an adult.

  • The weight limit is 275 pounds or 125 kg per passenger, passengers who weigh more than this or close to this may have to wait for a flight that can safely accommodate their weight.

  • The helicopter does not fly over Manhattan itself, but up the Hudson, beside Manhattan.

  • Book your tickets in advance as the New York Helicopter Tour sells out quickly.

  • Plan your tour at the start of your NYC trip to account for potential rescheduling due to weather conditions.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 30 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket redemption point

  • Please check your final voucher for redemption point details & specific instructions.
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