Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

See New York's famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating 15-minute helicopter tour. You'll come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty as you fly above the Hudson River. Admire the iconic Empire State Building, the silver Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the sprawling green expanse of Central Park. A must for any visitor to New York City!
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  • Min price: $199.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 15 minutes
  • Departure Point: Flights operate from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • Scenic helicopter flight
    • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
    • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
    • Choice of several departures throughout the day
    • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Operates: Monday - Saturday
  • Inclusions:
    • Helicopter tour
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • The listed price does not include the heliport fee, USD$40.00 per person, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Once your booking is complete, you may call and advise your specific flight time preference to guarantee a spot on the day of your choice. Reservations are STRONGLY encouraged
    • Tours are not private. All helicopters seat 5-6 passengers
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Tour operator reserves the right to upgrade, alter or terminate any or all sightseeing tours due to security, weather or acts of God
    • Weight restrictions may apply. In general, passengers may not exceed 350lbs (159 kg) and all safety equipment must fit properly
    • Children 0-1 years are free. These children must ride on a parent or guardian's lap. Lap children must weigh less than 35 lbs (15 kg) and will be weighed on the day of flight. Parents must also bring proof of age. Children who occupy a seat will be charged at the regular rate regardless of age or weight
    • Security Requirements: All guests must observe the following security requirements:
    • Must have a valid photo ID (i.e. - Passport or Drivers License)
    • Must check in all bags with security
    • No handbags or carry on bags will be allowed on the flight
    • Must walk through a metal detector
    • Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed onboard once they clear through security (disposable cameras available for purchase at heliport and will be allowed onboard the aircraft as well)
    • Due to federal law this flight does not fly directly over New York City
  • Departure Info: All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • 5
    - 19 December 2017 -

    Awesome fun!

  • 5
    - 13 December 2017 -

    An experience never to be forgotten

  • 5
    - 13 December 2017 -

    It wa Great

  • 5
    - 08 December 2017 -

    We have done NYC and lived in NYC and our girls age 15-20 thought it was the coolest thing. We were also in a time crunch and the staff was great and made everything work. Thank you to Q and the Gang!!!

  • 5
    - 21 November 2017 -

    It was amazing would do it again.

  • 3
    - 05 November 2017 -

    the fifteen minutes must start when you leave the building plus 40 not 35 near 175 not worth that

  • 5
    - 01 November 2017 -

    The tour was amazing, a little short, but worth it.

  • 1
    - 30 October 2017 -

    biggest rip off ever. flew in rain and fog couldn't see half the buildings and only flew 9 minutes . unbelievable they take advantage of you just want your money and don't book with viator because they won't fight for you at all money grabbers both of them

  • 5
    - 26 October 2017 -

    We did the helicopter tour on my Birthday and what an experience it was! Everything ran really smoothly from the moment we walked through the door to stepping off of the helicopter. I mentioned that it was my Birthday and the team treated us like royalty - they even let us sit up front with the captain for the flight! We were extremely lucky to have a bright, sunny day so went around lady liberty and up the west side of Manhattan, level with central park and back down again. The views were amazing and the pilot's commentary was brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for a helicopter experience - the price was great too!

  • 5
    - 21 October 2017 -

    Excellent experience and great value. Even if you consider it's a relatively short time in the air we were about 15-20 mins, it was an amazing experience - very comfortable, incredibly exciting and, after visiting the Empire State Building the previous night, this was exceptional to see the city from 'even higher' and from bottom to top of Manhattan. It was also the first time we'd been in a helicopter. A must do if you can.

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Things to Do in this tour

Central Park Yoga

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan. It is the most visited park in the United States and one of the most filmed locations in the world. The park contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds, walking tracks, ice-skating rinks, Zoo, natural woods, running track and theatres.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue. It has a roof height of 443.2 m. The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon. It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture New York Harbor. The copper statue is a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. Statue of Liberty is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess. It was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

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