The New York - New York Helicopter Tour

The 18 to 20 Minute NYC Helicopter Tour So Nice, They Named it Twice

4 stars rating 12 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant
The New York - New York Helicopter Tour Unique Gift
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The New York - New York Helicopter Tour

The 18 to 20 Minute NYC Helicopter Tour So Nice, They Named it Twice

4 stars rating 12 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of New York City during this scenic flight tour!  

The excitement starts when you arrive at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport located between Battery Park and South Street Seaport. After you check-in, you’ll watch a brief safety video and then be escorted out on to the tarmac where you and the other guests will board the Bell Helicopter. Once everyone is strapped in, it’s time for the Pilot to take-off! Throughout this extended Helicopter Tour, you will be able to learn about the famous New York City landmarks below. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, Columbia University and everything in between - you will have a bird’s eye view of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Northern New Jersey!

The New York – New York Helicopter Tour is your opportunity to experience what it is like to actually ride in a Helicopter. So whether you are looking for the best tour of New York, or have always dreamed of riding in a helicopter, this experience gift is the ticket!

Who Who
The New York - New York Helicopter Tour Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. There will be approximately five additional participants on the flight plus the Pilot.

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

LocationLocation
New York, New York

When When
The New York Helicopter Tours are offered Monday through Saturday year-round, subject to availability. Tours are offered every 15 minutes between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

duration Duration
The Helicopter Tours have a flight time of 18 to 20 minutes and a total duration of approximately 1 to 1½ hours.

Weather Weather
The NYC Helicopter Flights may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
All participants must observe the following requirements:
Must check in all bags with security.
Must walk through a metal detector.
Must have a valid Government Issued Photo ID (Passport or License).
Must pay a mandatory Heliport Security fee of $2.50 PER PERSON.
Must pay a mandatory Heliport Fee of $35.00 PER PERSON.

Fees must be paid upon arrival at the Heliport and are not included. Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed on-board once they are cleared through security. Individuals who are pregnant or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate. Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation. Participants must be a minim of 5 years of age or older.

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.

Gratuities for your Pilot are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the flight.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  02GR10700D

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the The New York - New York Helicopter Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

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

Price Price: $285


Who Who:
The New York - New York Helicopter Tour Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. There will be approximately five additional participants on the flight plus the Pilot.


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


When When:
The New York Helicopter Tours are offered Monday through Saturday year-round, subject to availability. Tours are offered every 15 minutes between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The Helicopter Tours have a flight time of 18 to 20 minutes and a total duration of approximately 1 to 1½ hours.


Weather Weather:
The NYC Helicopter Flights may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

All participants must observe the following requirements:
Must check in all bags with security.
Must walk through a metal detector.
Must have a valid Government Issued Photo ID (Passport or License).
Must pay a mandatory Heliport Security fee of $2.50 PER PERSON.
Must pay a mandatory Heliport Fee of $35.00 PER PERSON.

Fees must be paid upon arrival at the Heliport and are not included. Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed on-board once they are cleared through security. Individuals who are pregnant or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate. Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation. Participants must be a minim of 5 years of age or older.

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.

Gratuities for your Pilot are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the flight.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  02GR10700D


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the The New York - New York Helicopter Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

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


Liberty Helicopter 

4 stars

 Great experience, well organized and safe. Rather short experience, but worth it. 

- - Miami

Valentine's Day Helicopter Tour 

3 stars

 The tour was exciting, a definite adrendaline rush. I enjoyed the experience, however the time on the helicopter seemed very short. I paid over 43o.oo dollars to be in the air with 6 people. I felt that the duration in the air should have been longer. The pilot looked away from his line of vision twice. That was very scary for a first time helicopter flyer. He did bring everyone back safely, so I should't complain. I was very impressed with how friendly and organized everyone was. They made sure that we were aware of all the safety precautions.My boyfriend enjoyed himself, so I was pleased with how the day turned out. 

- - Brooklyn

Helicopter Tour New York 

5 stars

 It was an excellent adventure for my grandson and me. The staff was helpful, the views were spectacular, and it was everything that was promised. A wonderful day to remember! 

- - Stillwater NY

Helicopter Tour 

4 stars

 My husband and I had a great time. The weather was perfect and the staff was great! Four people in the back did not give enough room for all. I would recommend tour to other people. 

- - Liberty

Helicopter Tour Review 

4 stars

 It was a great experience however, it was shorter than I would have liked for the amount of money that it cost. 

- - NJ

NYC Helicopter Tour 

3 stars

 Very nice way to see the city, but the ride was much too short. We go to NYC about 2 times a year. My husband surprised me with an early Valentine's Day gift, but to his surprise, we had to pay an extra $55 in taxes (why wasn't that included?). Anyway, the tour was still fun especially since it was just the two of us on the flight. 

- - McLean, VA

Helicopter Tour - Wow 

4 stars

 It was a surprise for my wife. We go to NYC about 10 times a year and she had always said she liked the idea of a helicopter ride. It was great fun. Too cramped in the helicopter but still great fun. Bravo to Experience Days! 

- - Uptown tour - NY City

Helicopter Tour Review 

4 stars

 It was a great way to see the city, much too short though. 

- - New York

Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour 

3 stars

 The helicopter ride itself was great. However, we owed $55 in taxes on a gift someone had given us. It would great if taxes could somehow be included. 

- - NYC

New York Helicopter Tour 

4 stars

 Had to reschedule twice due to weather. Facility could use a better layout for patrons & guests. Service was adequate. Flight was fine. 

- - 30th st VIP Heliport

Helicopter Ride 

3 stars

 I like the ride except that we didn't have the chance to take picture of Lady Liberty because the choper was too far and didn't slow down so we can take pictures. Even the city we couldn't take pictures. I guess because of the restriction of the air-space that's why we only flew above the river. Other than that it was ok. 

- - New York

Helicopter Tour Review 

5 stars

 This was an awesome experience for my husband, my daughter, and myself. I think that they put too many people in the back seat with my husband...it was a little tight with 4 big guys. Otherwise it was GREAT! 

- - NY City

Question: What is the difference between Big Apple NYC and New York Helicopter Tours?

Answer: The Big Apple Tour is shorts, about 12 to 15 minutes and takes you to the Statue of Liberty and back. The New York Tour takes you to the Statue of Liberty and then up to view some skyscrapers and the George Washington Bridge before you head back to the heliport.

Question: I received an NYC helicopter tour for my birthday and we're driving in from Long Island. Where can we park?

Answer: The closest parking area to the Downtown Heliport is at South Street Seaport. They are a 5-8 minute walk from there.

Question: I saw under the addition information tab that there is an extra heliport and security fee that is not included in the price of the tour. I'm giving this experience as a gift for my daughter. Can I pay you for that ahead of time?

Answer: Unfortunately no. This is a separate fee and must be paid when they arrive for the reservation.

Question: My friend is a student in NY from overseas. Can he participate in this NYC helicopter tour?

Answer: Yes all guests are required to bring a valid photo id as follows: US residents must bring valid government issued photo id. Non US residents must bring valid government issued passport.