The Big Apple NYC Helicopter Tour

Ride in a Helicopter During this 12 to 15 Minute Flight Tour of New York

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The Big Apple NYC Helicopter Tour

Ride in a Helicopter During this 12 to 15 Minute Flight Tour of New York

4 stars rating 25 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant

Fly in a Helicopter over Manhattan! This Big Apple Helicopter Tour is the perfect opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to actually ride in a Helicopter.

The fun begins when you arrive at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport located between Battery Park and South Street Seaport. After check-in, you will watch a brief safety video and then be escorted out to the tarmac where you and the rest of the guests will board the Bell Helicopter. Once strapped in, it’s time for lift-off! Throughout the Helicopter Tour you will be able to don your headset and learn about the famous New York City landmarks below. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the George Washington Bridge and everything in between - you will have a unique bird’s eye view of the Big Apple!

Whether you are looking for the best sightseeing tour of New York, or have always dreamed of flying in a helicopter, this experience gift is the ticket!

Who Who
The Big Apple 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 Big Apple 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 Big Apple Tours have a flight time of 12 to 15 minutes and a total duration of approximately 45 minutes.

Weather Weather
The New York Helicopter Tours 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  02RA10700C

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Big Apple 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: $199


Who Who:
The Big Apple 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 Big Apple 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 Big Apple Tours have a flight time of 12 to 15 minutes and a total duration of approximately 45 minutes.


Weather Weather:
The New York Helicopter Tours 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  02RA10700C


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Big Apple Helicopter Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

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


Helicopter Ride 

4 stars

 I had a great time on my helicopter ride over Manhattan. The staff were very friendly and the pilot (whose name I've forgotten) was really good. My only complaint was that I had to pay $32 on arrival which really isn't fair, especially as this had been given to me as a Birthday present. They should just make one pay for everything all at once when booking it. 

- - Melbourne Australia

Big Apple Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 Definitely worth it! The wait time was long, but the experience was unforgetable!! 

- - New York

Helicopter Tour 

4 stars

 Long waiting, good overall experience. 

- - Manhattan

Big Apple Helicopter Tour 

4 stars

 It was great, but hard to take pictures in such a cramped space. Personnel not as friendly as stated on line, seemed to push you through the line. 

- - NYC

Big Apple Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 This was a fantastic experience as we soared over Manhattan and saw sights that were very familiar to us from a whole new angle. I was impressed by the company's organization in getting everyone onto the helicopters. 

- - Glen Rock, NJ

Helicopter Ride 

4 stars

 The helicopter ride was great and the pilot was a pretty good guide and pretty funny, but when I signed up I expected it to be just my guest and I. There was another couple in the helicopter with us. Just wanted others to be aware of this fact. Other than that, an awesome experience. 

- - New York City

Nice Experience but Not Extraordinary 

3 stars

 So i got the NY helicopter tour as b-day present for my 40th...I was looking forward to it, except that the fees kept adding up. First I was told I had to upgrade to a 15 mn tour as they did not carry the 7 mn tour anymore. That's a first$30. Then I was told the gift certificate dod not include an heliport fee of $30 + security fee of $2.50...Of course I did not mention this to my friend knowing she would have been really embarrassed!... Overall, it was ok but we only got to see the west side of Manhanttan and we never flew over it (probably for security reasons) and most of all visibility was not good bc of weather conditions... Under other circumastsance it would have probably been a better experience. 

- - South Seaport

New York Skyline Flight 

5 stars

 A great experience. Pilot was very helpful and informative. Well worth the experience. 

- - Ireland

Lady Liberty Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 I thoroughly enjoyed the flight! 

- - New York City

Helicopter Tour 

4 stars

 The flight was awesome, but it was too short. 

- - New York

Helicopter Ride 

5 stars

 This is a great way to see the city. It gave me a totally different perspective of New York. The views of the stadium, to central park to ellis island and the statue of liberty were all spectacular...What a feeling to see the city from up above with the sun shinning on the Hudson River. I loved it and recomend this tour to anyone visiting New York city! 

- - Ambler, PA

Lady Liberty Helicopter Flight 

5 stars

 Awesome experience! The fit for six in the helicopter is a little 'snug' but the flight was just wonderful. Like others I thought the high cost of the heliport fees a bit sneaky to be hidden in the small print but it was still well worth it. 

- - Flint, TX

Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 I just wanted to say thanks for booking our tour! My boyfriend proposed while on the tour it was very memorable and the pilot, staff and entire experience was great! Thanks again! 

- - Baltimore

New York Skyline Flight 

5 stars

 It was a wonderful experience I really loved it. 

- - Morristown, NJ

Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 Great time. An experience I will always remember. Thank you. 

- - new york

Awesome! - A Must See 

5 stars

 The ride was an amazing way to see the city in a whole new way. Seeing the new and old Yankee Stadium was great as well as the Statue of Liberty. The 15-20 minutes seem short but it was def enough time! The helicopter was slow enough that we took lots of pics. 

- - Albany

Great Service 

4 stars

 I had some problems to get to my orignal appointment and Sarah at customer service made all the necessary changes to accomodate us and was always very understandable. Great customer service. The flight its was great!!! kids realy enjoyed 

- - Washington DC

NYC Helicopter Tour 

4 stars

 The flight was incredible, with amazing views of both the city and NJ. Flying over new and old Yankee Stadium offers a once-in-a-lifetime perspective. Customer service could use some polishing, however. We arrived 1/2 hour before the flight, as instructed, and waited for an hour with no word from the office staff on any delays. 

- - New York

Helicopter Tour 

3 stars

 The flight was great. The wait (over an hour) was tedious. You should include the helipad fees etc in the price, as when I arrived I had to pay an additional $57 which is quite alot. 

- - Boston

New York Helicopter Flight 

4 stars

 Very enjoyable flight added to a wonderful holiday. Views were spectacular offering great photo opportunities. Excellent staff and minimum wait times. Highly recommended. 

- - New York

Helicopter Flight 

5 stars

 I have flown in a helicopter before, but was really impressed that the pilot on this occasion really went out of her way to make sure that my 11 year-old son got the most out of the experience. The views were spectacular, and certainly provide a totally different aspect on NY than from the ground. If you are going to take the time to visit NY, a helicopter ride like this really is an absolute must. 

- - Brighton, UK

Helicopter Tour 

5 stars

 It was great !! Can't wait to do it again . 

- - New York, Queens

Helicopter Tour Experience 

5 stars

 The flight was great. I would recommend it to anyone visiting NYC. 

- - Florida

Helicopter Ride 

4 stars

 I have wanted to be up in a helicopter for years. I've always enjoyed flying and had hoped my trip would last longer than 10 minutes, but it was within range of what was promised. What I found disappointing is that we never flew directly over Manhattan (I bet there are restrictions, which I can understand), but we never flew up the East River (with many more landmarks, etc. to be pointed out by the pilot). So, overall, even though I was thrilled to be in a helicopter, it didn't let me fly over (or at least near where I live - E. 36th near the river). Do I want to fly Experience again??? Yes!!!! 

- - New York, NY

Helicopter Ride 

5 stars

 This was fantastic, I have never been in one before and am not good with heights but it was brilliant. We spent the weekend in NY and saw it from ground level and the on the water with a dinner cruise but this was amazing. We saw all up and down the river but from a totally different perspective. The staff were really nice and they made the visit really enjoyable. Just flying around the city is such a different way to see it all I highly recommend if you are going to do anything do this and the dinner cruise they really made our weekend. 

- - UK

Question: How long is this ride and are the reviews on paying $30, plus another fee when you arrive correct? Thank you!

Answer: The Big Apple Tours have a flight time of 12 to 15 minutes and a total duration of approximately 45 minutes. All passengers are required to pay an additional Heliport Security fee of $2.50 and a mandatory Heliport Fee of $35.00. Unfortunately these fees cannot be included in the price of the gift and must be paid upon arrival.

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 the Big Apple 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: 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.