NYC Helicopter Tour - 15 minutes
Experience New York in a completely unique way with this aerial tour of the city on a 15 minute helicopter ride that will not only show you the sights but will also leave you awestruck!
- Statue of Liberty
- Ellis Island
- One World Trade Center
- 9/11 Memorial
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Battery Park
- Wall Street/Financial District
- Empire State Building
- Chrysler Building
- Madison Square Garden
- Times Square
- U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
- Central Park
Once you hop into your luxury helicopter at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, you will set off on your stunning, 15 minute aerial tour of the city. Soar above New York and get up close to the landmarks that form the city's enchanting skyline. Your route will first take you past the Governer's Island, right adjacent to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, which has been a welcoming beacon to visitors to the New World for over a century!
Cruise up the length of Manhattan until Central Park before making your way back and getting a closer look at the iconic parts of the city, like the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings and Times Square, practically synonymous with New York itself. Get a closer look at the U.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and admire the organized chaos that is Chelsea Piers. Soar past the West Village and Tribeca before you can examine Ground Zero and see the 9/11 Memorial, in remembrance of the day that changed the city forever. You will then make your way back to the heliport, having experienced New York in a way that most people never get to!
Know Before You Go
In the next step of the booking, you'll have to choose between two options. Please choose the one that suits your needs better. The options are:
Without Heliport Fee: If you choose this option, you will have to pay $40 in cash when you arrive at the heliport before you board your flight. This can be a bit of a hassle if you're giving the experience as a gift or booking for someone else, especially when there are no savings involved as both options cost the same.
With Heliport Fee: If you choose this option, the heliport fee will be included in the price that you pay at the time of checkout, saving you the trouble of having to deal in cash and ensuring that the check in goes smoothly and in a timely manner.
Flights run from Monday-Saturday only since New York city flight regulations prohibit flights on Sundays.
Timings are indicative, actual flight timings are subject to weather conditions and availability.
Please note that, for security reasons, flights will not be operational on days/times when games at Yankee Stadium are occurring at the same time or if the President of the United States is visiting New York.
Departure Location and How to Get There
Downtown Manhattan Heliport 6, 6 E River Bikeway, New York, 10004
If you're coming by Subway, you can take lines 1 and 2 to South Ferry, line 3 to Wall Street, lines 4 and 5 to Bowling Green and line R to Whitehall Street and line J to Wall Street.
If you're driving, take Exit 1 off the FDR.
If you're coming by bus, take M1, M6, M15 to South Ferry
Please bring a valid Photo ID.
You may be asked to check-in all handbags.
A security screening (pass via a metal detector) may also occur before your flight.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
I thought the tickets were pretty expensive to begin with (I mean come on, it is 15 minutes after all) and was furious to find out that we were expected to pay $40 more at the heliport! While this did ruin the ride a little for me, I took the liberty of going back to the website I’d booked my tickets from and complained to them. I got a free coupon which definitely made up for the loss, but I wish I wouldn’t have missed the excitement on the ride. Oh well.
I WAS HEART BROKEN when I found out that our tickets had been cancelled that very day because of “weather issues”. Yeah, we got a full refund and everything, but I was very upset.
I was really looking forward to riding around on a helicopter whilst enjoying the GORGEOUS skyline of New York City, but it was simply horrific. Right from booking the tickets on headout, I showed my e-voucher to the security, and they said there was some discrepancy. Ended up waiting in line for 15 minutes before I got a seat at the back. To make matters worse, it was super cloudy, and I barely saw anything. Very disappointed. I’d suggest you check the weather before going on. Oh yeah, but then tickets aren’t completely refundable. UGH.
How to Redeem My Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your voucher shortly. No need to print. You can show the mobile voucher at the ticketing counter. Please carry a valid Photo Id for identification.
Downtown Manhattan Heliport 6, 6 E River Bikeway, New York