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From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

1. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Around Manhattan: Official NYC Architecture Cruise

2. Around Manhattan: Official NYC Architecture Cruise

Step aboard the decks of an elegant 1920's-style yacht, for an educational architecture tour around Manhattan, hosted by architects and members of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY). Enjoy your trip through the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers from the air-conditioned observatory, or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight. Circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, passing under all 18 bridges, while taking in the sites and architecture. Examine the visionary development of the waterfront memorials, get an update on the One World Trade Center, Downtown "Starchitecture", Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Ave. condos, and classic icons of lower Manhattan like the Woolworth Building, Wall Street's art deco spires, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Marvel at New York's great engineering feats, such as the Harlem River's bridges: swing, lift, and fixed-span. Hear the story of postwar urban renewal and public housing along the East River and much more.

NYC: Manhattan Skyline Brunch Cruise with a Drink

3. NYC: Manhattan Skyline Brunch Cruise with a Drink

Take in Manhattan's modern skyline from the water as you navigate around it on a spacious yacht. Enjoy private seating with a private table for your group, sit back, and admire the view. Taste a delicious brunch menu with a varery of regional delicacies. Step aboard a climate-controlled, 1920s-style yacht for a brunch you'll never forget. As you sip on a glass of champagne, a mimosa, or the drink of your choice, sail past the majestic George Washington Bridge all the way down to Battery Park. Glide by the Empire State Building and the up-and-coming 1 World Trade. Salute the Statue of Liberty herself before turning the corner and heading past Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge for a complete New York City skyline tour.

New York City: Weekend Holiday Brunch Cruise

4. New York City: Weekend Holiday Brunch Cruise

Get into the holiday spirit on this weekend brunch cruise with a 3-course prix fixe menu family-style at each table. Enjoy baked bagels, an assortment of pastries, seasonal fruit, harvest mix salad, quiche, festive breakfast meat, spicy Bloody Marys, mimosas, juices, coffee, and tea. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of Manhattan from the climate-controlled and glass-enclosed back deck observatory of this vintage-style motor yacht. Cruise around the entire island as you pass under all 18 bridges. Enjoy your own banquet for your booking party in the grand salon. Some of the sights to observe on this cruise include the Upper West Side, George Washington Bridge, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, World Trade One, Roosevelt Island, United Nations Building and the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges on the East River.

New York City: Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx Tour in Spanish

5. New York City: Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx Tour in Spanish

Encounter the Greek, Italian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Slavic communities of New York on a tour of 3 of its famous boroughs.  In the Bronx, stop at Yankee Stadium and go to Fort Apache to look at the work of the local graffiti artists. Cross the Whitestone Bridge to Queens to admire the upscale homes of Malba on the East River. Pause in Flushing Meadow Park and continue to Astoria where the Greek community lives.  Explore the hip neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and discover the home of one of the city's Hasidic Jewish communities. See the artistic graffiti murals in Bushwick and finish with a view of the famous Brooklyn bridges.

From Westchester: Private Helicopter Tour for up to 6 People

6. From Westchester: Private Helicopter Tour for up to 6 People

Soak in panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private helicopter flight of Manhattan. Fly aboard an Airbus AS350/H125 helicopter and discover the city like a bird with your family or friends. Escape the city crowds as you depart from Westchester County Airport, located in tranquil White Plains just outside New York City. Catch the Metro-North rail line or use the free parking if you come by car. Listen to a safety briefing on arrival before climbing aboard the helicopter for take-off. Sit back and take in stunning aerial views, revealed straight away as you fly over the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and head over Manhattan. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from above. Look down on Central Park and the East River bridges.

From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

7. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. Select the 30-minute tour option, and let skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. Choose the 45-minute tour option for views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour.

New York City: Helicopter Tour with Narration

8. New York City: Helicopter Tour with Narration

Soar over Manhattan in a helicopter and take in New York City’s most breathtaking sights from above. Admire Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty and enjoy insightful commentary from your audio guide. Start your helicopter ride around Battery Park and continue over the labyrinth of streets in the Wall Street area. Fly over Governor's Island as well. Make sure to keep an eye out for the recently renovated public art that has been installed on this once private island. Then, she rises in the distance – the Statue of Liberty! Come face-to-face with this iconic monument and your highly trained pilot will give you a view of the Statue that you’ve never seen before. Marvel at this unique perspective of the Big Apple, cruising over all 5 boroughs, past epic bridges, towering skyscrapers, and even the amusement park at Coney Island before safely returning to the heliport.

NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

9. NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

Admire the last leaves of fall in all their splendor through the large windowed salon from the ship's heated and enclosed observatory, or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change with a hot beverage in hand. The Kingston offers wrap-around seating, on a small intimate classic yacht with unobscured views for all. The back observatory is covered to protect you from the bright sun but has open windows for you to feel the fresh breeze in your hair. Guests are welcome on the forward deck as well to soak up the sun and to capture fantastic photographs of the city skyline. This is a beautiful autumn cruise out of Chelsea Piers that takes passengers north on the tree-lined, scenic Hudson River. 

NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Sailing Trip

10. NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Sailing Trip

Bordering the Hudson River north of Fort Lee, New Jersey, the Palisades are among the most dramatic geologic features in New York City's vicinity. Now you can have one of the best views of this natural wonder from a seat on the Schooner Adirondack or Schooner America 2.0. During this Autumn sightseeing sail, you will: • Sail north on the Hudson, with unsurpassed views of the city's Upper West Side • Pass the the Palisades, a picturesque area lined with breathtaking cliffs • Admire the orange, golden and brown leaves of fall • Experience a Hudson River Valley excursion unlike any other Savor a complimentary beverage, with additional beverages available for purchase. Join this autumn sail out of the busy city to the elegant, foliage-adorned cliffs of the Palisades.

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The airport is a bit out of the way, but is easy to reach with a Lyft driver or a rental car. Unlike other providers, you do not pay any additional fees for this. The organization was great and the pilot was very nice. During the flight he tells a little something and flies to the points in such a way that everyone in the heli can enjoy the view and take photos. A total of six people fly in one heli. One sits next to the pilot, four each at the window and one in the middle. The crew decides who sits where, so that the weight is balanced.

This was a great activity that provides a lot of information about how NYC was being built, all the layers on each different parts of the skyline and the surrounding boroughs as well as very interesting facts about the different bridges. Being on the hudson and east rivers, allow for picture perfect moments that will be forever remembered.

It was awesome. So simple to get ready and Tim our pilot pointed out so many landmarks. He made sure that people on both sides of the helicopter got the same experience.

One last, yes, be prepared to lose the whole day to get to the Linden airport in New Jersey.

Thorough tour with amazing views and perfect service.