The Big Apple Helicopter Ride

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  • Free cancellation *
  • No booking or credit card fees
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What To Expect

See the United States' most famous skyline, its buildings and its landmarks from the viewpoint of the sky. Enjoy swooping views of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and more.


Helicopter Tours in New York
Departs From:
New York
Meeting Point:
Downtown Manhattan Heliport
15 minutes
daily except Sunday at 9:00 AM; 9:30 AM; 10:00 AM; 10:30 AM; 11:00 AM; 11:30 AM; 12:00 PM; 12:30 PM; 1:00 PM; 1:30 PM; 2:00 PM; 2:30 PM; 3:00 PM; 3:30 PM
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New York City isn't called the "Big Apple" for nothing!!! This very popular tour provides awe inspiring views of the Big Apple's most iconic landmarks.

As you soar above the famous Hudson River you will fly right by the magnificent Statue of Liberty in all of her glory. View Governors and Ellis Island and see Manhattans Financial District before cruising past the cavernous landscape of the NYC skyline.

Sights include the Empire State Building, Chrysler, Woolworth and Met Life Buildings and the USS Intrepid to mention a few. You will even catch a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge and the world renowned Central Park before heading back to the heliport.

Voted Number #1 Tour by our customers!


  • 12 to 15 minute helicopter ride (approximate)


  • Heliport Fee*

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Heliport Operating Hours

The Downtown Manhattan Heliport (Pier 6 and the East River)

09:00 to 18:00 Monday - Saturday

09:00 to 17:00 Sunday

Heliport hours are subject to change especially during the winter months

Please Note

  • Names of all passengers are required upon booking. If not all names are known, please put "To Be Determined".

  • Your chosen departure time is NOT final as you still have to call to reserve your slot.

  • Your seat is not guaranteed until you have called to confirm your booking. Failure to do so may result in your preferred tour time and departure point being unavailable.

  • Please call to confirm your booking at least 24 hours before desired schedule.

  • *All passengers are required to pay Facility/Security fee of USD 35.00 per person upon arrival.

  • In case of delays or cancellations, We will do our best to reschedule your tour for another date and time. If we can not find an agreed upon date and time for your tour and you purchased your tour through this website or by calling us by phone, we will refund you in full.

  • Children below 2 years old AND weighing under 35 pounds fly for free when sitting on an adults lap. This policy is mandated by the FAA and is at the discretion of the pilot.

  • Seating in helicopters is based on weight and balance.

  • We cannot guarantee sunset tours.

  • Delays may occur more often than not during:

1) Our busy season from October through December

2) Government air restrictions and high profile government visits to NYC

3) Inclement weather and the next flyable weather day

4) Extreme heat, cold or windy days

  • All passengers must observe the following security requirements:

1) Must bring a valid photo ID

2) Check in all handbags and carry on with security

3) Walk through a metal detector

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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