New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Helicopter Flight Services
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 194 per person

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of New York’s Manhattan Island on a sightseeing helicopter flight. Take in the city sights in a specially designed helicopter offering 180-degree views from the sky.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 15 - 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Experience the beauty of Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, and more
  • Discover the best of New York City with a tour narration from a highly-trained pilot
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from above
  • Choose from 3 options to focus on the key highlights of NYC or explore further from the center
Full description

Experience the best views in New York City from inside a helicopter, complete with large floor-to-ceiling convex windows for your viewing pleasure. On your flight you will see the beautiful Central Park, Hudson River, and New York Harbor, including the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum.

Cruise past the Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, the World Financial Center, and the Chrysler Building from up high, as well as the iconic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which dates all the way back to 1883.

With tour narration and all heliport fees included, there is no better way to enjoy the dramatic and ever-evolving New York City skyline.

  • Helicopter flight
  • All heliport fees
  • Pilot
  • In-flight commentary
  • Noise-canceling Bose headsets
  • Lockers
  • Photos (available for purchase)
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Your flight time will be allocated by the local partner, you will receive an email confirming your flight time after booking
  • A safety video is available in English, French, German, and Spanish
  • Tours rescheduled within 24 hours of scheduled flight time are subject to $50 per person rescheduling fee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1497 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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The flight had to be canceled due to bad weather, but the flight could be spontaneously postponed to another day without any problems. The flight itself was great and unfortunately the 15 minutes were over far too quickly. What I found a pity that you could not take your own photo on the helicopter. These were made by a guide. The photos could then be purchased. For the price of the flight, I felt that was too much. Hence a star deduction.

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May 4, 2022

It was amazing! But I would recommend to take the shortest trip. The additional minutes aren’t on the side of the skyline and not worth as much as the skyline view. You can save that extra money and rather enjoy the skyline which was absolutely breathtaking! Great service and very friendly. Will definitely do it again.

March 6, 2022

Best way to really see the city. To really take in it’s size and scope of what all is there and where everything is at. Especially if you don’t have a lot of time. Also really priced right. Helicopter rides are also really fun. Do it, you won’t regret it.

March 6, 2022

Product ID: 19901