New York Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise

Explore NY via Air & Sea During a Helicopter Tour & Dinner Cruise

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$680

New York Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise

Explore NY via Air & Sea During a Helicopter Tour & Dinner Cruise

5 stars rating 11 Reviews
participantsparticipants Price for 2 Participants

Discover the Big Apple in style as you fly above New York City in a helicopter and then enjoy dinner on a boat during an entertaining dinner cruise!

The fun begins near Manhattan’s South Street Seaport on Pier 4 and the East River where you will board the Helicopter and enjoy a 12 to 15 minute tour of New York from the air. From the Statue of Liberty to Central Park you will gain a bird’s eye view of New York City. Upon landing, you will then head to Chelsea Piers on the West side of the City. Here you will be greeted by the Captain as you board the ship for your three-hour Dinner Cruise. Throughout the cruise you will sail South down the Hudson River where you will enjoy views of lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Jersey City Skyline’s. After you enjoy your meal, step out on the deck with a cocktail and have your picture taken when the ship pauses in front of Lady Liberty! Then you can dance the night away or simply enjoy the New York Harbor views.

So whether you are looking for the ultimate date night, a unique gift or the best NYC Tour, this Helicopter Ride and Dinner Cruise is the Ticket!

Who Who
The New York Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There may be up to five additional participants on the Helicopter Tour and two hundred additional participants on the cruise.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
New York, Downtown & Midtown New York

When When
The New York Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise is offered on select dates year-round, subject to availability. Flights are typically scheduled for 3:30 PM and cruises typically depart at 7:00 PM.

duration Duration
The Helicopter Tours have a flight time of 11 to 15 minutes and a total duration of approximately 45 minutes. The Dinner Cruises have a sail time of 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3½ hours.

Weather Weather
The Helicopter Tours may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather. The New York Dinner Cruises may be held dockside if there are severe weather conditions.

Dinner Cruise Reservations must be attended even if the Helicopter Tour has to be rescheduled due to weather.

What to wear What to wear
Business Casual attire is suggested. Please do not wear jeans or sneakers.

Additional Information Additional Information
All participants must observe the following security requirements:

Must have a valid Government Issued Photo ID (Passport or Driver's License). Participants must: 1) check in all bags with security - no carry-ons or handbags will be allowed on the flights; 2) walk through a metal detector; 3) pay a mandatory Heliport security fee of $2.50 PER PERSON and a $35 PER PERSON Heliport Fee. Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed onboard once they are cleared through security.

The Operator of this tour reserves the right to upgrade, alter or terminate any or all sightseeing tours due to security, weather or acts of God.

Buffet Dinner Cruise Menu

Spirit Salad
Mixed greens tossed with cranberries, chili almonds and apples, served with roasted garlic balsamic or apple bacon vinaigrette

Classic Caesar
Romaine, parmesan cheese and herb croutons tossed in our house caesar dressing

The Entrees
Signature Spirit Short Ribs
Asian-style short ribs and scallion mashed potatoes

Pan-Seared Chicken
Seasoned chicken breast topped with wild mushroom ragout, served over herb polenta

Baked Tilapia
Herb-crusted tilapia atop tomato orzo and drizzled with a lemon caper sauce

Cavatelli
Pasta tossed with roasted vegetables and tomatoes in a fontina cream sauce

Mediterranean Stuffed Tomato
Vine-ripe tomatoes filled with couscous, feta cheese and basil pesto

The Dessert
Dessert Tasting Trio
Malt ball mousse, chocolate fudge cake, mini apple crisp

*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Price includes tax and service charge. Beverages other than water, coffee and tea are additional and can be purchased on board.

Limited paid parking is available at the boarding location.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  07GLJS001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for New York Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise Xperience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $680


Who Who:
The New York Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There may be up to five additional participants on the Helicopter Tour and two hundred additional participants on the cruise.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The New York Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise is offered on select dates year-round, subject to availability. Flights are typically scheduled for 3:30 PM and cruises typically depart at 7:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The Helicopter Tours have a flight time of 11 to 15 minutes and a total duration of approximately 45 minutes. The Dinner Cruises have a sail time of 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3½ hours.


Weather Weather:
The Helicopter Tours may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather. The New York Dinner Cruises may be held dockside if there are severe weather conditions.

Dinner Cruise Reservations must be attended even if the Helicopter Tour has to be rescheduled due to weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Business Casual attire is suggested. Please do not wear jeans or sneakers.


Additional Information Additional Information:

All participants must observe the following security requirements:

Must have a valid Government Issued Photo ID (Passport or Driver's License). Participants must: 1) check in all bags with security - no carry-ons or handbags will be allowed on the flights; 2) walk through a metal detector; 3) pay a mandatory Heliport security fee of $2.50 PER PERSON and a $35 PER PERSON Heliport Fee. Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed onboard once they are cleared through security.

The Operator of this tour reserves the right to upgrade, alter or terminate any or all sightseeing tours due to security, weather or acts of God.

Buffet Dinner Cruise Menu

Spirit Salad
Mixed greens tossed with cranberries, chili almonds and apples, served with roasted garlic balsamic or apple bacon vinaigrette

Classic Caesar
Romaine, parmesan cheese and herb croutons tossed in our house caesar dressing

The Entrees
Signature Spirit Short Ribs
Asian-style short ribs and scallion mashed potatoes

Pan-Seared Chicken
Seasoned chicken breast topped with wild mushroom ragout, served over herb polenta

Baked Tilapia
Herb-crusted tilapia atop tomato orzo and drizzled with a lemon caper sauce

Cavatelli
Pasta tossed with roasted vegetables and tomatoes in a fontina cream sauce

Mediterranean Stuffed Tomato
Vine-ripe tomatoes filled with couscous, feta cheese and basil pesto

The Dessert
Dessert Tasting Trio
Malt ball mousse, chocolate fudge cake, mini apple crisp

*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Price includes tax and service charge. Beverages other than water, coffee and tea are additional and can be purchased on board.

Limited paid parking is available at the boarding location.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  07GLJS001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for New York Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise Xperience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Excellent Birthday Surprise 

5 stars

 I surprised my boyfriend with this certificate and it was EXCELLENT! The Helicopter ride was AMAZING and the people who worked there were equally awesome. The cruise was a nice way to end the evening. The food was 5 stars and the onboard entertainment was just that entertaining. Although, there was a time gap between each event it worked out because we end up walking the Highline and passed the time. 

- - NYC

Had the best time! 

5 stars

 It was so much fun seeing NYC from both the air and sea. We got up close to the Statue of Liberty and other amazing New York sights. Had the best day and would definitely do it again. 

- - New York

Amazing 

5 stars

 The helicopter ride was incredible, even as a local New Yorker! The views were breathtaking, and the staff was very friendly. The Dinner Cruise was so much fun and everyone was extremely kind. The food was superb! We also sailed around the statue of liberty - it was gorgeous to look at in the evening. This was an amazing experience and I recommend this to everyone!! 

- - New York, NY

Fly and Dine 

4 stars

 It was a wonderful experience. The dinner cruise was excellent. The helicopter ride was good but would have liked to have seen more. 

- - Broome

Fly & Dine 

4 stars

 A great experience, even as a resident New Yorker. The little lady friend had a great time too :) 

- - NY

Fly & Dine 

5 stars

 Worth every penny!! I loved it! This was the most romantic xperience ever! The helicopter ride was so smooth and the view was awesome. I loved every minute of it. While we were waitng to board the the cruise we went to a brewery on pier 59 (or 60) and it was the best. Then the cruise, it was amazing, the crew was so nice, the glass view beautiful, the food incredible, and the music and lighting set the mood just right. I can't wait to plan it again. 

- - NY

Fly and Dine 

5 stars

 Our fly and dine experience was the highlight of our New York trip over the holidays. We received a gift certificate to participate as a wedding gift and loved the entire experience. We heartily recommend this trip to anyone looking for a beautiful way to enjoy the City's skyline. You'll fall in love with NYC all over again whether you are a local or a tourist. 

- - NY, NY

NY Fly & Dine 

5 stars

 October 29, 2008 - My husband and I throughly enjoyed our day. The helicopter was our first time and enjoyed the flight, 15 mins. goes by very quickly. A longer flight next time, there is so much to see. The dinner on the Bateaux, was top of the line, food, service and the music, we could not have asked for anything more. It was like being on an island. When we cruised up to the Statue of Liberty and the band played 'God Bless America', it was so Patriotic, it was very moving. It was first class, from the being to end. PS. I hope the waitress reveiced her tip from your company. It was included in the gift package. 

- - New Jersey

NY Fly & Dine 

3 stars

 The helicopter ride was exciting, great quick way to see the city from above. The dinner cruise was ehhh... dance floor was too packed, food was okay. And, if your upstairs on the cruise, you can't see the entertainment. Overall, it was a nice night out. 

- - NJ

NY Fly & Dine 

4 stars

 The helicopter ride and cruise was wonderful. The views were stunning. I would highly recommend it. The only negative was the disorganized nature of the helicopter tour. It appeared completely unorganized when arriving at the heliport from initial greeting to getting into the helicopter. Once airborne, everything was great. 

- - Boston

NY Fly & Dine 

5 stars

 I wasn't sure about getting on a helicopter but I am glad that I did. It was a fabulous day. What a way to see the city. The food on the dinner cruise could have been a little better but it wasn't terrible. The city is beautiful when lit up at night. 

- - NJ

Question: Is transportation provided between the heliport and the docks for the dinner cruise?

Answer: No, transportation between the two events are the responsibility of the participants.

Question: I noticed in the product description for the Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise that if the flight is cancelled for bad weather we must still attend the cruise. Wouldn't they cancel both? Will I still get to go on the helicopter tour?

Answer: The helicopter tour is more likely to be cancelled that the dinner cruise. The dinner can still be held dockside if necessary. If the pilot determines that the helicopter tour must be cancelled due to weather he will reschedule with you directly.

Question: I'd like to book this for our wedding anniversary. What is included if I choose the Romance on the Water package?

Answer: This package includes a guaranteed table for two, a half-dozen roses, a bottle of Champagne and two souvenir glasses.

Question: How should I dress for the cruise?

Answer: For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button down shirt. For women, nice slacks, Capri pants or a sundress is recommended.

Question: Will there be entertainment on the cruise?

Answer: Yes, there is a DJ.

Question: If we don't choose the romance on the water package will we be seated with other people?

Answer: You may. The cruise ship for this experience features cruise style seating. While they do offer tables for two, the majority of our tables accommodate four to eight people, and guests are sometimes seated with other parties in the tradition of ocean-going cruises

Question: I know you can't smoke on the helicopter, but is there any place to smoke on the ship?

Answer: Yes, all of the interior areas are non-smoking but there are smoking areas available on the outside decks.

Question: Our anniversary is next week. Is there a waiting list or can we get around the 14 days advance notice policy?

Answer: Due to the popularity and limited amount of space on the helicopter portion of the New York Helicopter Tour and Dinner Cruise, we need at least 2 weeks notice to make any reservations for this experience. Unfortunately Experience Days does not offer a wait list option.