The New York - New York Helicopter Tour

Experience an All-Encompassing 18-20 Minute New York, New York Helicopter Tour

1 Participant Included - Add More?

About This Experience

General Information hide

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the City during this 18-20 minute scenic flight tour of New York!  The New York – New York Helicopter Tour is your opportunity to experience what it is like to actually ride in a Helicopter and view NYC's most captivating sights all at once.

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!

 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!

Where It's Located hide

  • New York, New York

Who Is Included hide

The New York - New York Helicopter Tour Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be approximately five additional participants on the flight plus the Pilot.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

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 2:00 PM.

How Long Is It hide

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

Weather hide

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

What To Wear hide

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

Additional Information hide

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 $40.00 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.


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Reservation Information hide

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.

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