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Our most recommended New York City Air & Helicopter Tours

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.

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From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

2. 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. The flight is approximately 25-30 minutes long.

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New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

3. New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

Avoid the traffic and take in spectacular views on 30-minute or 45-minute scenic helicopter flight over Manhattan. Bring your special someone along on this unique tour that’s priced for 2 persons. Tours depart from and arrive at 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 (free parking). 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 on the incredible sights from the air, knowing that there truly is no other place in the world like New York City.

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New York City: Helicopter Tour of Iconic Landmarks

4. New York City: Helicopter Tour of Iconic Landmarks

Take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the inspirational sights of New York City from the sky, as you jump onboard a memorable helicopter ride over the landmarks of Manhattan. See world-famous NYC highlights such as the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, Ellis Island, Battery Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and Governer's Island as never before. Experience sensational views as you soar above the city's iconic skyscrapers, and return with memories to treasure.

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From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

5. 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. On the 30-minute tour, skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. On the 45-minute tour, you’ll have views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area as well, 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. Yankee Stadium is accessible outside game times only. In case of poor weather or aircraft maintenance, the operator will notify the customer at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, a relaxed, crowd-free location just outside NYC. It’s easily accessed by public transit, the Metro-North rail, and by car with free parking available.

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New York City Helicopter Adventure

6. New York City Helicopter Adventure

Soar above Manhattan’s towering skyscrapers on an amazing 20-minute helicopter ride over the beautiful Big Apple. You'll see some of the most iconic sights, sailing past Wall Street, over historic Governor's Island, and coming face-to-face with Lady Liberty herself! You’ll head up the Hudson river, continuing up the west side, and cruising past the piers in Chelsea, past the USS Intrepid and its awesome array of military planes, and then up to Central Park, the playground for New Yorkers. On the way down the other side of the island, you'll have a jaw-dropping view of the Empire State Building and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll fly over Ground Zero where you can have a birds-eye view of the awesome construction taking place, with a tower now over 80 stories tall! You’ll make a sweep over all 5 New York boroughs, and see all the major bridges and sights the Big Apple has to offer. In addition, you’ll pass over Yankee Stadium and Grant's Tomb before safely flying back to the heliport! Flight Path: Your 20-minute flight departs the Downtown Heliport and flies past Governor’s Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island before continuing up the Hudson River. You will continue past Madison Square Garden and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum and Central Park. Continue on past Harlem where you will turn around at the George Washington Bridge for the return to the heliport

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New York City: Private Helicopter Flight

7. New York City: Private Helicopter Flight

Get panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight. Fly over Manhattan aboard an aircraft for up to 5 people and discover the city like a bird with your family or friends. Escape the 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 avail of the free parking if you choose to come by car. Listen to a safety briefing on arrival before climbing aboard the helicopter for take-off. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport Sit back and soak up the 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 famous Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. See Central Park from above and look down on the East River bridges.

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New York City: Helicopter Tour With Narration

8. New York City: Helicopter Tour With Narration

On this VIP tour you'll soar over the island of Manhattan in a helicopter like a celebrity and travel in luxury, passing some of New York City’s most breathtaking sights. You’ll cruise over Battery Park and to the Bronx, and be amazed at the views from this height! Your 30-minute helicopter ride, with heliport fees included, starts around Battery Park, and continues over the labyrinth of streets in the Wall Street area. You’ll 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! You’ll 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. The Grand Island Tour is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a unique perspective on the Big Apple. You’ll cruise over all 5 boroughs, past epic bridges, towering skyscrapers, and even the amusement park at Coney Island before safely returning to the heliport. Flight Path: Your 30-minute flight departs the Downtown Heliport and flies past Governor’s Island, the Statue of Liberty and down to the Verazzano Narrows Bridge over the Upper New York Bay. Then the flight heads north  for views of Ellis Island as you continue up the Hudson River for views of Madison Square Garden and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum and Central Park, Harlem before flying over the George Washington Bridge and Washington Heights before turning around for your return flight to the heliport.

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New York City: Doors-Off Helicopter Experience

9. New York City: Doors-Off Helicopter Experience

Book your seat on this NYC helicopter experience to enjoy a 16-minute inbound flight that features the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Freedom Tower, and the historic Battery Park waterfront. Capturing photos or simply enjoy the view as you fly over New York Harbor gems that captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression. See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor's Island, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Verrazano-Narrow Bridge, Lower Manhattan, and much more. After seeing the skyline from a unique vantage point and feeling the comfort and safety of award-winning security protocol, you’ll soon want to come back for more.

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New York City: Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

10. New York City: Taste of NYC 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 with the opportunity for photos. Experience a view of New York that’s hard to beat. See the Statue of Liberty up close. Take in a bird’s eye view of Ellis Island and Governors Island. Fly over South Street Seaport and cruise by the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges before flying by the famed Wall Street Financial Center.

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Planning Your Visit

  • When is the best time to go?

    The city's colors are at their most beautiful in fall, and the winter brings postcard charm to the gridded streets. We recommend taking a helicopter tour in the fall or the spring. The weather is turning and you'll see lots of beautiful foliage from all angles.

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What people are saying about New York City

A breathtaking experience that is recommended to everyone. The reception was friendly and everything went well. In addition, the Corona standard as well as general security was taken into account. The pilot did a great job and pointed out all the important sights.

An amazing experience provided by a professional and knowledgeable team! Everything was perfect from the booking stage to the very last minute I was assisted on site. The weather was perfect too.

The flight and the service was great. Unfortunately, I had to sit backwards and it was not possible to swap places. Otherwise great attraction to recommend.

Great experience! Pilot was personable, and our son got to ride up front. We got some awesome photos and videos. Would definitely recommend!

just the rush of being in a helicopter as opposed to passenger plane btought all of the views so close