Helicopter Tours

Choosing from all the New York helicopter tours that are available can become a daunting task. To simplify things we have summarized the most popular New York helicopter tours available. The New York helicopter tours have quickly become one of the best ways to take in the amazing sites. With an advantage over other air tours, helicopters are allowed to fly around a thousand feet lower than an airplane. Depending on how you would like to see the New York sights, tours are available in a few different types of helicopter’s.

New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island (9.7 Editor Rating)

What’s Included:

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

Taking off from Manhattan’s Downtown Heliport, you will fly past the former US Army post of Governor’s Island to get a close-up of the majestic Statue of Liberty, a nineteenth century gift from the people of France. You’ll then soar over beautiful Battery Park to reach the site of Ground Zero, scene of the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Your flight will proceed along the Hudson River past Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy and the bright lights of bustling Times Square before continuing north to reach New York’s world-famous Central Park, an oasis in the urban landscape!

Sports fans will be thrilled as your helicopter rounds the bases of the New Yankee Stadium, the world’s third most expensive stadium when completed in 2009. You will then fly over George Washington Bridge and head back over Manhattan to take in New York’s world-famous skyline featuring the Empire State Building, the Met Life Building and the art deco magnificence of the Chrysler Building.

You’ll see the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, and fly over the Queensboro, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. The aerial views of the United Nations Building and South Street Seaport are unforgettable as your flight brings you back to New York Harbor over Ellis Island, the first stop on American soil for over 20 million immigrants. Whether this is your first time in New York City or you are a regular visitor to the Big Apple, a New York Grand Island Helicopter Flight is a thrilling way to see this great city and its five boroughs! Click Here for more information.

Manhattan Helicopter Tour (9.6 Editor Rating)

What’s Included:

  • Scenic air tour
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
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Manhattan Helicopter Tour

Celebrate your visit to New York City with a private helicopter flight over Manhattan. What could be more romantic than a personalized 20-minute flight over NYC? Or perhaps you’re celebrating an anniversary, wedding, engagement or birthday? Make the occasion one to remember with your very own sightseeing flight by helicopter!

Your 20-minute private helicopter tour takes you around Central Park, the Empire State Building, United Nations and around the Statue of Liberty. You’ll get so close to lady Liberty that you feel you could reach out and touch her! You will be booking the entire helicopter so up to five passengers can enjoy a ride in your private helicopter. At the end of the tour you’ll receive a special souvenir photo to capture the experience. Click Here for more information.

Complete New York Helicopter Tour (9.4 Editor Rating)

What’s Included:

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
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Tour Photo of the Freedom Tower

Take the ultimate helicopter tour over New York! This 20-minute aerial tour covers all five Boroughs. You’ll see the Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Empire State, Central Park, Yankee Stadium and many other famous landmarks in a way that’s impossible from the ground.

Your New York sightseeing adventure begins as you fly down the Hudson River toward the harbor, passing Manhattan’s Financial District, Woolworth Building and Ellis Island. After a bird’s-eye view of the Statue of Liberty, you’ll fly over Governors Island and the Verrazano Bridge joining Brooklyn and Staten Island. Returning up the Hudson, you’ll pass the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid to view Midtown’s famous skyscrapers: Empire State, Chrysler and Met Life (Pan Am) Buildings, along with Central Park, Yankee Stadium, St. John the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, George Washington Bridge and the Palisade of New Jersey. Click Here for more information.

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York  (9.5 Editor Rating)

What’s Included:

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
Big Apple Helicopter Tour

Big Apple Helicopter Tour

See New York’s famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating 15-minute helicopter tour. You’ll come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty as you fly above the Hudson River. Admire the iconic Empire State Building, the silver Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the sprawling green expanse of Central Park. A must for any visitor to New York City! On your 15-minute New York sightseeing helicopter flight you’ll experience the grandeur of Manhattan’s famous skyline in a way that’s impossible from the ground. You’ll also see the most famous landmark in the US, the Statue of Liberty, from the air!

Starting from New York’s Downtown Heliport, situated close to Battery Park and Wall Street, your flight takes you past the World Financial Center, Empire State, Chrysler, Woolworth, and Met Life Buildings and over Ellis Island and the Hudson River to reach the George Washington Bridge. Your pilot is on hand to provide commentary on the points of interest seen during your flight via the headphones provided, and all seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views over the city. Escape New York’s lines and crowds by taking to the skies! Click Here for more information.

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour (9.4 Editor Rating)

What’s Included:

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

Take to the skies on a helicopter tour to see New York’s amazing skyline! On this scenic 18-minute helicopter flight you’ll soar through the sky and experience a bird’s eye view of Manhattan’s world famous landmarks. This is the best view you can get of New York City!

After taking off from Downtown Manhattan Heliport, you will fly over Governor’s Island, a former Revolutionary US Army post, and the birthplace of New York. Next you will come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty, which has become synonymous with America’s most fundamental value, freedom. Don’t forget to pack your camera for unique shots of this famous landmark! Next your pilot will guide your state-of-the-art helicopter past the humbling site of Ground Zero, before heading up the Hudson River alongside two magnificent feats of civil engineering: the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.

Fly over Central Park, check out the George Washington Bridge from above and enjoy amazing views of bustling Times Square and the world-famous Madison Square Garden. Catch a glimpse of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid and hover over the most passed-through point in the history of immigration, Ellis Island. You’ll be able to see it all without battling the crowds on this New York City helicopter tour! This is the perfect vantage point to take in New York’s skyline. Don’t miss out on this incredible scenic helicopter flight. Click Here for more information.