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New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

1. New York City: Manhattan Island Helicopter Tour

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.

New York: Helicopter Tour with Optional Doors-Off Experience

2. New York: Helicopter Tour with Optional Doors-Off Experience

Admire the inspirational sights of New York City from the sky, on a memorable helicopter ride over the landmarks of Manhattan. See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Governer's Island, and the historic Battery Park waterfront. Book your seat on this New York City helicopter tour and enjoy a 16-minute inbound flight over the famous Manhattan skyline. Fly over some of the landmarks featured in iconic shots you’ve seen in popular movies and TV shows including the Brooklyn Bridge and Statute of Liberty. Enjoy the views from a unique vantage point with the optional and thrilling Doors-Off Experience. Experience sensational views as you soar above the city's iconic skyscrapers, and return with memories to treasure.

From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

3. 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.

Linden: New York City Skyline Helicopter Experience

4. Linden: New York City Skyline Helicopter Experience

Make your way to Linden, New Jersey where you will begin your New York City flight adventure. Rest assured that Linden is easily reachable by New Jersey Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car, with plenty of free parking available. Once there, begin your journey by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the Statue of Liberty before seeing 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. The 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also viewable. Fly north past Central Park, glimpse Yankees Stadium, fly over the George Washington Bridge and return along the same path, offering all passengers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

New York City: Skyline Helicopter Tour

5. New York City: Skyline Helicopter Tour

See New York City from new heights on this helicopter tour of the city. Explore the symbols and sights of an iconic American city like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building. Choose between three different durations, ranging from the highlights to a more comprehensive tour. All tours include narration and heliport fees.

New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

6. New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

Soak in panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight. Fly over Manhattan aboard an Airbus helicopter H125 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.

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

8. Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

Enjoy stunning aerial views of the picturesque Hudson Valley covered in autumn colors from the comfort of a helicopter. A unique seasonal experience off the beaten path for those looking to discover new places and perspectives. All tours are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport and fly above historic landmarks dressed in the blazing reds, yellows, and oranges of fall. Sights included in the tour: White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, West Point Academy (subject to temporary airspace restrictions), Bannerman Castle (on the 45-minute tour only), and Dick's Castle (on the 45-minute tour only).

New York City: Helicopter Sightseeing Charter with Champagne

9. New York City: Helicopter Sightseeing Charter with Champagne

Enjoy a romantic date or family outing in your private helicopter with stunning aerial views of Manhattan. All flights are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. R44, AStar, and Twin Star helicopter options available. On a 30-minute helicopter charter, skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of the Hudson River, East River, Yankee Stadium (accessible outside game times only), Harlem, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, George Washington Bridge, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island (with the exception of any restricted areas).

New York City: Romantic Helicopter Proposal Flight

10. New York City: Romantic Helicopter Proposal Flight

Dazzle your significant other with a private helicopter tour over New York City, the perfect place for a marriage proposal in the air. Your professional engagement photographer will work with you to plan every detail of the 30 or 45-minute flight. Begin with a private car pick up at your hotel or residence in Manhattan. You’ll be able to keep the destination a surprise from your unsuspecting partner until you arrive at the airfield just outside Manhattan. After check-in and the mandatory safety briefing, the proposal is in your hands: pop the question before take-off, in-flight, or after landing. The illuminated “Marry Me” sign will be revealed at the end of the flight as the helicopter is landing, for a magical and unforgettable touch. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport.

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What people are saying about New York City

Short waiting time for the flight. The staff was courteous, nice and friendly. The helicopter has six seats, three in the direction of flight, two against the direction of flight and one next to the pilot (which the lightest gets; you will be weighed on site). Impressive view. Despite the short flight time, it was excellent value for money.

Fantastic organisation from start to finish. The pilot was great at pointing out all the landmarks and everyone got to see everything. 10/10 I would definitely recommend a flight i

Very nice team and competent. Great pilot who was very nice and told a lot. We felt well looked after and safe. Feel free to contact us and pass on recommendations!

Esperienza fantastica, vedere New York dall’alto è un’esperienza meravigliosa, e il personale è gentilissimo e preparatissimo.

This was amazing ! I used this trip to propose to my now fiancé! Thank you guys!