New York Helicopter Tour

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A New York helicopter tour is an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. Not to mention the amazing views of Manhattan! Book in advance to take advantage of these incredible prices starting at CA$281 or a helicopter flight of 12 minutes (if you book in advance). Discover the famous sights of New York by air. You will see the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the silvery brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the vast expanse of Central Park.

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Which New York Helicopter Tour should you pick?

Eric’s tip: There are a number of helicopter tours to choose from. Personally, I have now done over 25 of them and I have found all of them to be worth the money. The last one that I did was in March 2024, the 15-minute ride (click here). I know that 15 minutes doesn’t seem long, but trust me, you see all of the important places and it is a really great experience. If I had to choose, I would go for a 15 or 18-minute ride (see link below). In my opinion, it is the best value for money. If money was no object, then I would definitely go for the 25-minute “Grand Island” ride. Always book ahead, because this is often cheaper than purchasing your tickets on the day itself. Maybe make it a gift that someone special will never forget or simply treat yourself.

Special Helicopter Flights

Do you want to do something extra special? Then choose the Evening Helicopter Flight. During this flight, you will enjoy views of the city with all the beautiful lights. The evening helicopter flight is especially nice for people who have already taken a normal helicopter flight over New York and are looking for a different and unique experience.

There are also cheap helicopter tours over New York available. These leave from a heliport outside New York, a short drive from Manhattan.

For a more personalised flight experience, book a private helicopter tour in New York. While seeing all the iconic landmarks of the city, your own private pilot adds a touch of luxury, perfect for a special occasion.

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Additional Information

Important! After booking your flight, make sure you contact the tour operator to confirm the exact date and time of your booking. After making your booking online, you will receive a voucher by email containing all the operator’s contact information. I advise that you contact them at least two weeks in advance. If you are booking within the week prior to your flight, get in touch with the operator right away to confirm the time and date. The earlier you confirm your booking, the more choice you have of the available time slots.

If your plans change upon arriving in New York and you want to rebook your helicopter flight, you can do so by contacting the tour operator. Click here to view the helicopter tour routes.

Practical Information

After purchasing you will receive a voucher that you can print and use as your ticket, or show as a mobile ticket on your phone.

  • Duration: varies
  • Departure Point: Downtown Heliport at Pier 6
  • Departure Times: varies
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before departure time
  • Helicopters fit up to six passengers
  • Please note there are no flights on Sundays anymore. This makes the other days sell out faster, so reserve your spots before you leave.

A variety of helicopter tours in New York can be found here

Below are some photos that I made myself of the helicopter flight I took. This gives you an idea of what you can expect!

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What is the best helicopter tour in New York?

Personally, I have now taken over 20 and have found all of them to be well worth the money. If I had to choose, I would go for the following tours.

How much is a helicopter tour in New York?

Prices for New York helicopter tours start at CA$281 if you book in advance here.

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