The Big Apple NYC Helicopter Tour

Enjoy Awe Inspiring Views of NYC's Most Iconic landmarks on a 12 to 15 Minute Heli Tour

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About This Experience

General Information hide

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!

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Where It's Located hide

  • New York, New York

Who Is Included hide

The Big Apple 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 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 2:00 PM.

How Long Is It hide

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

Weather hide

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 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 or weather.

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


Reservation Information hide

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.

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