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New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

1. New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

Experience the best views in New York City from inside a helicopter, complete with large floor-to-ceiling convex windows for your viewing pleasure. On your flight you will see the beautiful Central Park, Hudson River, and New York Harbor, including the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. Cruise past the Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, the World Financial Center, and the Chrysler Building from up high, as well as the iconic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which dates all the way back to 1883. With tour narration and all heliport fees included, there is no better way to enjoy the dramatic and ever-evolving New York City skyline.

New York City: Manhattan Helicopter Tour

2. New York City: Manhattan Helicopter Tour

Manhattan brings to mind grand skyscrapers, taxi cabs, and a world-class attitude all of its own. See all this and more as an expert pilot flies you over NYC on a 15 or 20-minute helicopter tour. Soar over the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Madison Square Garden, among other landmarks. After take-off from the Downtown Heliport, swing down over lower Manhattan to see the skyline and streets below. Swoop over Battery Park to glance at Wall Street and its labyrinth of streets. Then sail over to Governor's Island, an island once reserved only for the city's dignitaries that now hosts summer concerts and public art. Then, fly over Ellis Island and see Lady Liberty shining brightly in the distance. Cruise right up to her eye for a new perspective of the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy all this before heading up the Hudson past the piers of Chelsea and the lights of Broadway. On your way back to the pier, head around the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and fly over Ground Zero where you can have a look at the exceptional work they're doing at the sight. Continue past Madison Square Garden and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. See Central Park as your flight turns around to return to the heliport. Sights included in the 15-Minute tour: Statue of LibertyEllis IslandOne World Trade Center9/11 MemorialBrooklyn BridgeBattery ParkWall Street/Financial DistrictEmpire State BuildingChrysler BuildingMadison Square GardenTimes SquareU.S.S. Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space MuseumCentral Park Sights included in the 20-Minute tour: Brooklyn BridgeBattery ParkWall StreetStatue of LibertyEllis IslandOne World Trade Center9/11 Memorial SiteEmpire State BuildingChrysler BuildingMadison Square GardenU.S.S. Intrepid MuseumTimes SquareCentral ParkGrant’s TombGeorge Washington BridgeHarlem and Harlem RiverThe Bronx and Yankee StadiumPalisades CliffsSpuyten Duyvil Bridge

New York City: Helicopter Tour

3. New York City: Helicopter Tour

See New York City from new heights on this helicopter tour of the city. Explore the symbols and sights of an iconic American city like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building. Choose between three different durations, ranging from the highlights to a more comprehensive tour. All tours include narration and heliport fees.

New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

4. New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

Avoid the traffic and take in spectacular views for two passengers on a scenic helicopter flight over Manhattan. Tours depart from and arrive at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, located just outside NYC and easily accessible by public transit (Metro-North rail) and by car (free parking). Alternatively, opt to include roundtrip transfers from anywhere in Manhattan. Upon arrival at the airport, begin with a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter. Take off and enjoy stunning aerial views of Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the iconic Manhattan skyline, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, and the East River bridges. Gaze down at the incredible sights from the air, knowing that there truly is no other place in the world like New York City.

New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

5. New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

Soak in panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private helicopter flight of Manhattan. Fly aboard an Airbus AS350/H125 helicopter and discover the city like a bird with your family or friends. Escape the city crowds as you depart from Westchester County Airport, located in tranquil White Plains just outside New York City. Catch the Metro-North rail line or use the free parking if you come by car. Listen to a safety briefing on arrival before climbing aboard the helicopter for take-off. Sit back and take in stunning aerial views, revealed straight away as you fly over the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and head over Manhattan. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from above. Look down on Central Park and the East River bridges.

From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

6. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

NYC: Helicopter Tour with Optional Doors-Off Experience

7. NYC: Helicopter Tour with Optional Doors-Off Experience

Admire the inspirational sights of New York City from the sky, on a memorable helicopter ride over the landmarks of Manhattan. See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Governer's Island, and the historic Battery Park waterfront. Book your seat on this New York City helicopter tour and enjoy a 16-minute inbound flight over the famous Manhattan skyline. Fly over some of the landmarks featured in iconic shots you’ve seen in popular movies and TV shows including the Brooklyn Bridge and Statute of Liberty. Enjoy the views from a unique vantage point with the optional and thrilling Doors-Off Experience. Experience sensational views as you soar above the city's iconic skyscrapers, and return with memories to treasure.

New York City: Helicopter Tour with Narration

8. New York City: Helicopter Tour with Narration

Soar over Manhattan in a helicopter and take in New York City’s most breathtaking sights from above. Admire Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty and enjoy insightful commentary from your audio guide. Start your helicopter ride around Battery Park and continue over the labyrinth of streets in the Wall Street area. Fly over Governor's Island as well. Make sure to keep an eye out for the recently renovated public art that has been installed on this once private island. Then, she rises in the distance – the Statue of Liberty! Come face-to-face with this iconic monument and your highly trained pilot will give you a view of the Statue that you’ve never seen before. Marvel at this unique perspective of the Big Apple, cruising over all 5 boroughs, past epic bridges, towering skyscrapers, and even the amusement park at Coney Island before safely returning to the heliport.

From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

9. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. Select the 30-minute tour option, and let skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. Choose the 45-minute tour option for views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour.

New York City: Helicopter Piloting Experience

10. New York City: Helicopter Piloting Experience

Your first helicopter flight lesson begins with 30 minutes of ground instruction that covers helicopter flight controls, flying techniques, and safety procedures. You will then be able to join a professional flight instructor for an exciting 30-minute flight departing from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, just outside New York City. Bring a friend or family member along for the ride if you like. Once airborne, you will have the opportunity to take control of a Robinson R44 helicopter, one of the most popular civilian helicopters in the world. Take in stunning views of Westchester County, the New York/Connecticut coastline, the Hudson River, and the NYC skyline in the distance. No prior flight training or flying experience is necessary. Please note that flight lessons do not go over NYC. Flights depart from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, a relaxed, crowd-free location just outside NYC. It’s easily accessed by public transit, Metro-North rail, and by car with free parking available.

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I have never liked anything so much... spectacular... the employees are very friendly, everything is very well organized and punctual... 100% recommended

a very pleasant experience with a panoramic view from the sky of NY and Manhattan. A bit fast but worth it if the weather is nice

One last, yes, be prepared to lose the whole day to get to the Linden airport in New Jersey.

Absolutely brilliant well worth the money. Best views of New York

Absolutely amazing and heartbreaking!!! Loving it! Thanks