New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

4.5
See the entire City of New York on a comprehensive 25-30-minute helicopter tour of the Big Apple! As well as the most popular sights, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero and New York Harbor, you will see Central Park, landmarks like the George Washington Bridge and New Yankee Stadium from above and enjoy spectacular views over New York's five boroughs on this Grand Island helicopter tour.
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  • Min price: $349.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 25 minutes
  • Departure Point: Flights operate from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport

Departure Times:

  • Available Mon-Sat
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  • Available Mon-Sat
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  • Available Mon-Sat
$349.00 Book now
  • Available Mon-Sat
$349.00 Book now
  • Available Mon-Sat
$349.00 Book now
  • Available Mon-Sat
$349.00 Book now
  • Available Mon-Sat
$349.00 Book now
  • Available Mon-Sat
$349.00 Book now
  • Available Mon-Sat
$349.00 Book now
  • Good for:
    • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
    • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Operates: Monday-Saturday
  • Inclusions:
    • 25-30-minute Helicopter tour
    • Local taxes
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • The listed price does not include a USD40.00 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Helicopter seating is based on a 4- or 6-passenger helicopter, whichever is available at the time of your tour
    • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
    • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
    • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
    • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • 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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Reviews

  • brianmcm

    5
    - 21 January 2018 -

    This was a fun little trip, We were a group of 5 so we had the helicopter to ourselves. The pilot was very clear in telling us what landmarks to look at etc. It was a very very smooth ride, highly recommend this tour

  • Lisa H

    3
    - 27 December 2017 -

    Trip was very rushed, they seemed in a hurry to get you on helicopter and get you off to get the next people on. You are not allowed to take bags on board and they make you put in a locker then charge you 2 dollars for the privilege. The sights were good. The pilot did not have much personally, and never really spoke much. The trip would have been better at night with all the lights. Good trip but not great.

  • 5
    - 26 September 2017 -

    Great flight around NYC! Professional company looking after your safety whilst friendly informative tour seeing sights from up above. Thankfully it was a good clear day when we took our first helicopter flight. Lovely smooth ride. Make sure you read the small print and take required paperwork. Enjoy!

  • ann

    5
    - 26 September 2017 -

    Great flight around NYC! Professional company looking after your safety whilst friendly informative tour seeing sights from up above. Thankfully it was a good clear day when we took our first helicopter flight. Lovely smooth ride. Make sure you read the small print and take required paperwork. Enjoy!

  • 2
    - 13 September 2017 -

    A helicopter tour is a great way to see a number of attractions quickly, but I do not think it is an activity that we will do again. There was nothing done in error by the staff, but I think expectations were much higher than reality. Some notes/advice for future guests - The customer service team is very friendly and accommodating due to rainy weather on our tour date, they quickly rescheduled our tour to the following day. - The front desk staff are very friendly, and get you suited up quickly and ready to go. Please do your best to arrive early as requested so as to not hold up the entire group. Also know that you cannot take backpacks or purses with you on the helicopter lockers are available to rent at the Helipad so bring some dollar bills. - To balance the helicopter, my son age 7 had to sit in a middle seat. He told me after the flight that he could barely see out of the windows, so while it was exciting to ride in a helicopter, he saw none of the attractions besides the Statue of Liberty. For him to see the sites was my main reason for booking this activity, so unfortunately this missed the mark. - I'm not sure that they minded, but a couple in our group got split up he was in the back, she was seated in front. If you want to sit with each other, you may want to request this prior to booking. Also note that you will be grouped with strangers, unless you book the entire flight of six yourself. - We booked the Grand Island Tour, which while a longer ride, does not include many additional attractions. We got an extended flight over water while listening to background music. I think the mid-tier option may be the best bang for your buck. - When boarding we were told that we would be able to speak to each other, but the headphones and microphones did not seem to work during our trip. - I'm not sure if it's normal, but our pilot did not speak to us at all during the tour the only information was provided by the pre-recorded messaging as we passe each attraction. This led to a lot of dead air see note above about the background music. It would have been nice to get some local information or additional commentary during this time. So overall, there was nothing done wrong, as noted there were just some areas of expectation that fell a little short.

  • Jonathan L

    2
    - 13 September 2017 -

    A helicopter tour is a great way to see a number of attractions quickly, but I do not think it is an activity that we will do again. There was nothing done in error by the staff, but I think expectations were much higher than reality. Some notes/advice for future guests - The customer service team is very friendly and accommodating due to rainy weather on our tour date, they quickly rescheduled our tour to the following day. - The front desk staff are very friendly, and get you suited up quickly and ready to go. Please do your best to arrive early as requested so as to not hold up the entire group. Also know that you cannot take backpacks or purses with you on the helicopter lockers are available to rent at the Helipad so bring some dollar bills. - To balance the helicopter, my son age 7 had to sit in a middle seat. He told me after the flight that he could barely see out of the windows, so while it was exciting to ride in a helicopter, he saw none of the attractions besides the Statue of Liberty. For him to see the sites was my main reason for booking this activity, so unfortunately this missed the mark. - I'm not sure that they minded, but a couple in our group got split up he was in the back, she was seated in front. If you want to sit with each other, you may want to request this prior to booking. Also note that you will be grouped with strangers, unless you book the entire flight of six yourself. - We booked the Grand Island Tour, which while a longer ride, does not include many additional attractions. We got an extended flight over water while listening to background music. I think the mid-tier option may be the best bang for your buck. - When boarding we were told that we would be able to speak to each other, but the headphones and microphones did not seem to work during our trip. - I'm not sure if it's normal, but our pilot did not speak to us at all during the tour the only information was provided by the pre-recorded messaging as we passe each attraction. This led to a lot of dead air see note above about the background music. It would have been nice to get some local information or additional commentary during this time. So overall, there was nothing done wrong, as noted there were just some areas of expectation that fell a little short.

  • 4
    - 30 June 2017 -

    Great way to see NYC!

  • Vicki W

    4
    - 30 June 2017 -

    Great way to see NYC!

  • 1
    - 26 June 2017 -

    Was very disappointed and upset with this booking, it was expensive and was only in the helicopter for maximum 15 mins. This was unacceptable and feel very let down by the trip.

  • mgagg

    1
    - 26 June 2017 -

    Was very disappointed and upset with this booking, it was expensive and was only in the helicopter for maximum 15 mins. This was unacceptable and feel very let down by the trip.

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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.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world. It was founded to bring art to the American people. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

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