Get unbeatable views of Manhattan from the sky and water on this exclusive VIP tour in New York City! Hop aboard a luxury helicopter and soar over the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and Central Park and admire the dazzling city lights. After your flight, enjoy more spectacular views of the city skyline on a New York Harbor cruise complete with a Champagne toast in front of the majestic Statue of Liberty.
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  • Min price: $299.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 1.8 hour
  • Departure Point: Downtown Heliport at Pier 6

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • Exclusive to Viator
    • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
    • Editor's Pick
    • See the sights illuminated at night
    • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • Operates: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday October through March
  • Inclusions:
    • 15-minute helicopter tour at night
    • 45-minute boat cruise
    • Champagne toast on boat cruise
    • Guide
    • Helicopter fuel surcharge and heliport fees
  • Exclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour available October-March for other times tour operates as Viator VIP: NYC Evening Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise
    • All helicopters fit up to six passengers; you may be seated with another party
    • Tour operator reserves the right to upgrade, alter or terminate any or all sightseeing tours due to security or weather conditions
    • Weight restrictions may apply. Generally, passengers may not exceed 350 lbs (159 kg), and all safety equipment must fit properly
    • Children under 2 years are free of charge; a valid proof of age is required. Child must weigh less than 25 lbs (11 kg) and will be weighed on the day of flight
    • Flights may be cancelled due to inclement weather. If weather conditions are poor, please call the local supplier on your travel date to verify tour operation. If your helicopter flight is cancelled due to weather you may reschedule or request a refund
    • Security Requirements: All guests must observe the following security requirements:
    • Must have a valid photo ID (i.e. passport or driver's 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 on board once they clear through security (disposable cameras are available for purchase at heliport and will be allowed onboard the aircraft)
    • Due to federal law, this flight does not fly directly over New York City
  • Return Details: Pier 16
  • 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

  • 2
    - 24 November 2017 -

    Helicopter for a 15-minute flight 12mins at most. Champagne toast on boat cruise Not supplied.

  • 5
    - 26 October 2017 -

    I cried on this flight, it was completely overwhelming, it was the most magical dream come true moment. Fantastic staff :-

  • 5
    - 20 October 2017 -

    Fantastic tour would highly recommend

  • 4
    - 23 February 2017 -

    The helicopter part is awesome, and the water taxi ride afterwards is fun too. I'm taking one star off because of the almost hour wait between the helicopter and the water taxi it was freezing outside, and the fact that's it is a water taxi, not a cruise ship/boat that the title implies. Still highly recommended.

  • 5
    - 06 February 2017 -

    What an experience! I have visited New York a few times now and the one thing I had not done was view New York by air. This was a gift for my Mother's 60th birthday and the memories will last a lifetime. The staff on the ground were fantastic and welcoming, the pilot informative and the flight itself was out of this world. I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone looking and would suggest that if you feel you want to do it then just go ahead. You will not regret the decision. The cruise was packed full of information and a nice end to the trip.

  • 1
    - 31 January 2017 -

    Hi! First the time was changed on me for helicopter tour, the staff at the helicopter operator are rude, no hello, thank you, just a attitude of people who are bored and would rather be somewhere else! The door staff are even worse, one guy was ok and seem to be the oldest, the last at the door would just say hey hey where's your ticket, who are you flying with, then turn to another guy, have you seen him I was told the boat part of the trip leaves at 7pm, so I arrived at 6.30pm. Well it leaves at 7.30pm and it is pretty cold down at those docks, the trip was under a hour, the boat was late and then the compair stands at the ramp at the end shaking a tips jar. It was great seeing New York from the air but, if you want to do this tour just do the helicopter part and get ready for rude staff, who look at their phones and messages more than anything else, the pilot was great but, the rest was extremely disappointing, because of the time change I had to wait 5 hours until the boat tour, I would suggest just the heli part but, even with that and how quick it goes, I feel the price doesn't match the experience! Buyer beware!

  • 5
    - 14 December 2016 -

    An Amazing trip NYC fabulous at night.

  • 4
    - 19 November 2016 -

    The helicopter part of the tour was fantastic and very organized and professional. Wouldn't bother with the cruise if had known what that was going to be like. Had to wait over and hour before the cruise departed and that was spent in a line on the pier, weren't able to board the boat until just before departure. It was advertised to enjoy a champagne toast in front of the Statue of Liberty - bit hard when they didn't serve alcohol. Helicopter ride was excellent - very professional, welcoming and friendly , shame the cruise didn't live up to their part.

  • 1
    - 17 October 2016 -

    Disappointing I and #39;m afraid to say Due to ltd space to write my review Condensed version below VIP night helicopter flight and cruise VIP it wasn and #39;t unfortunately No safety demo Wasn and #39;t able to sit next to my 16 yr old daughter Cruise Too many packed on a yellow water taxi ( cruise!?)Staff great

  • 5
    - 30 March 2016 -

    I bought this as a present for my parents anniversary. They had an amazing experience. They were well looked after and I had several email reminders about my tickets and have had excellent customer service from these guys. Highly recommend this trip and company. Fantastic, thank you for making my parents anniversary so special

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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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