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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island
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See the entire City of New York on a comprehensive 25-30-minute helicopter tour of the Big Apple! As well as the most popular sights, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero and New York Harbor, you will see Central Park, landmarks like the George Washington Bridge and New Yankee Stadium from above and enjoy spectacular views over New York's five boroughs on this Grand Island helicopter tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Ascend into the sky starting at the heliport in downtown Manhattan and get ready for some thrills on this Grand Island helicopter ride throughout New York City. Get an up-close and personal view of the Statue of Liberty and then cruise right by One World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America, before flying along Frank Gehry's dynamic 76-story 8 Spruce Street tower and the Brooklyn Bridge. Fly right over Chinatown and the Lower East Side heading north before seeing bustling Times Square below.  Keeping flying north, going over that giant swath of green known as Central Park and head up to the Bronx where you get a great view of legendary Yankee Stadium, the world's third most expensive sports stadium. After this, head back south, passing by the George Washington Bridge, the United Nations, and the historic South Street Seaport.  There is no better way to get a great sight of New York City than via a helicopter and this thrill-a-second helicopter journey is the way to do it.  Please note: The listed price does not include a heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Ascend into the sky starting at the heliport in downtown Manhattan and get ready for some thrills on this Grand Island helicopter ride throughout New York City. Get an up-close and personal view of the Statue of Liberty and then cruise right by One World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America, before flying along Frank Gehry's dynamic 76-story 8 Spruce Street tower and the Brooklyn Bridge. Fly right over Chinatown and the Lower East Side heading north before seeing bustling Times Square below.  Keeping flying north, going over that giant swath of green known as Central Park and head up to the Bronx where you get a great view of legendary Yankee Stadium, the world's third most expensive sports stadium. After this, head back south, passing by the George Washington Bridge, the United Nations, and the historic South Street Seaport.  There is no better way to get a great sight of New York City than via a helicopter and this thrill-a-second helicopter journey is the way to do it.  Please note: The listed price does not include a heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5024GRAND
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • 25–30-minute helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a $40 per person heliport/security fee
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Address: 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Helicopter seating is based on a 4- or 6-passenger helicopter, whichever is available at the time of your tour
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
  • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 25–30-minute helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a $40 per person heliport/security fee
Departure details
  • 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Address: 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Helicopter seating is based on a 4- or 6-passenger helicopter, whichever is available at the time of your tour
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (113kgs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger.
  • All passengers including children must have ID/Passport or you may be denied your flight
  • Please note, audio language selection is not guaranteed and is based on availability. Should more than 2 languages be requested on the same flight, the audio commentary may default to English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    20 South St
    20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Address: 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Statue of Liberty
    Chrysler Building
    Empire State Building
    Ellis Island
    Central Park
    Times Square
    Yankee Stadium
    George Washington Bridge
    Manhattan Bridge
    Governors Island National Monument
    Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
    New York Harbor
    Queensboro Bridge
    Williamsburg Bridge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
21 reviews
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Michael B
2 contributions
Helicopter ride
Dec 2019
I didn´t wait long, a perfect organisation, very friendly staff, safty instructions exelent,
They help you however they can. A trip I woul´d never forget. Very special thank to Santiago the right man at the right position.
The whole team was courteous and helpfull and also very professional.
Thanx the the complete team

Michael (Germany)
Written 27 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Michael (I9462DPmichaelb), Thank you for your review. We're glad you had an unforgettable experience. Thank you also for mentioning our Heliport Staff. They indeed do a great job in ensuring that everybody is safe while having a great time. Cheers!
Written 5 January 2020
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alistairbrooker1
Northampton, UK4 contributions
Helicopter trip
Sep 2019 • Couples
We actually went on this with my older daughter in Sept 2018.as part of her birthday. Andrew Woods was the pilot. He made the trip very enjoyable, he even took some pictures afterwards. A terrific pilot with a great sense of humour. Would recommend this company.
Written 21 November 2019
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Hello alistairbrooker1, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable Tour. We agree with you, Capt. Andrew Woods makes flying a lot of fun! Cheers!
Written 5 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

354
Ashby de la Zouch, UK6 contributions
Helicopter Flight
Sep 2019 • Family
Fantastic experience! Very organised, haven’t rated 5 as there was an issue with the audio in the helicopter and our mikes did’t work. Slightly miffed to be asked to pay $2 non-refundable for lockers to put our belongings in and then to be sold photos at the end given the price paid.
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello 354, Thank you for your review. Our Ops Team will look into the headphones/audio issue, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Purchase of the photos taken before your Tour is optional. It is not mandatory that you buy them. While in-flight, you can take as many photos as you want using your camera, smartphone or iPad. Thank you.
Written 15 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LeighCS1961
Brackley, UK14 contributions
The Big Apple from the sky
Sep 2018
What a fabulous experience - seeing the city from the air. Not a cheap excursion, but having been to NY before and visited all the famous landmarks on foot, it was my friends' birthday we decided to treat ourselves. We were fortunate to have clear weather and the views were amazing
Written 28 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello LeighCS1961, Thank you for leaving a wonderful review. We wholeheartedly agree - seeing Manhattan from the sky is an amazing experience! On a clear day, the views are breathtaking! Hope you were able to take plenty of pictures! Cheers!
Written 4 August 2019
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Climber54921900986
1 contribution
Something that everyone should do
Jun 2019
Lovely, exciting and breathtaking. We flew the grand tour. All the people that works with Zip aviation were very nice and professional. We had a great time with Andrew the irish pilot. He was fun and really knew what he was doing. It felt really safe flying around and i would love to do this again.
Written 18 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Climber54921900986, Thank you for your review. Our dedicated Zip Team works hard to ensure that you have an unforgettable, fun and safe flying experience.We love our city and we're proud to show her off! Next time you're back in NYC, come fly with us again! Cheers!
Written 24 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Delyth E
25 contributions
Best experience ever!
May 2019 • Couples
What an amazing morning...professional staff to greet you and explain everything.
And Andrew was the best pilot...it was my birthday/wedding anniversary so I got to sit beside him. Great banter and views to die for.
Thank you Andrew for a trip to remember
Written 15 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Delyth E, Thank you for your review! What a great way to spend your Birthday and Wedding and Anniversary! We are honored that you chose to spend it with us. Cheers!
Written 28 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dwparkes
Lincoln, UK68 contributions
Highlight of our stay!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Wow! Everything we had hoped for and more! We opted for the Grand Island flight and it was worth every penny. The pilot went out of his way to show us the sights and added his own little commentary which was informative and amusing. You must do this if you are going to New York!
Written 6 April 2019
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Hello dwparkes, We thank you for your review. The 30-minute Helicopter Tour is indeed worth every penny. You get to see Manhattan from tip to tip and more! The view from the Hudson River is incredible! Cheers!
Written 11 April 2019
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Irishladonthemove
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
My highlight of New York
I bought the 30 min "grand tour" and loved every second of it. The pilot (Andrew Woods) was Irish and really helped us feel relaxed and get ready with our cameras when we hovered for the best pics of the big landmarks.
The guys on the ground also really gave me the VIP treatment and the group handler Santiago made sure we were safe and well prepped and in good spirits before take off.
The route takes off from a pier 6 (which is beside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and close to Brooklyn Bridge) and swoops around the south tip of Manhatten and up its west coast before turning to come back which means you get a great view no matter which side of the chopper you sit on. Andrew clearly loves his job and the company seem to be have a family atmosphere in the office. Would defo do it again!
Written 26 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Footprints816031
3 contributions
Fun time with Captain Andrew Woods
Sep 2018 • Couples
My first flight in a helicopter and part of my birthday present. Andrew Woods, pilot, made the experience so special (including playing ‘Happy Birthday’ for me). I was lucky to be in the front seat, so had the very best views as we soared the skies around the New York skyline. My husband had a rear window seat and also had great views. Andrew’s humour and obvious love of his job were evident. A highly recommended 30minutes flight.
Written 17 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

koenen32
4 contributions
Nice flight with most of interesting sightseeing-points
Aug 2018 • Family
In general the flight was OK. We did not fligh over the stadium as indicated.
Overall the rating was given with 1 as at the station we had to pay additional USD 40 per person (tax). This was mentioned in the confirmation document, but was not clear at booking. In todays transparent world this is a NO-GO. Even if the tax is not earned by the company, this is part of the overall payment of the customer. Bad service.
Written 13 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
Rynorman
Rynorman
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Amazing experience and good value
We saw the helicopters making short tours of Manhattan Island from a short boat tour we were on and decided on the
Noorgierveld
Noorgierveld
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Once in a lifetime
A day I will never forget! My flight got delayed, so i got stuck in New York city during corona. Decided to do a he
arpeeone
arpeeone
00
Awesome
Unbelievable experience. From the moment I met the guys out front to the time we left it was spectacular. The staff
agbajee
agbajee
00
Great Experience
It was really eventful. The pilot and everyone were really nice. The flight Comfortable and worth the money. The pi
V5834CSkatrinas
V5834CSkatrinas
00
Amazing
Amazing! It was a beautiful day i highly recommend it to whoever wants to see the statue of liberty. The view was a
Intellectual-blondes
Intellectual-blondes
00
Highly recommend
Check the best day weather wise first. We saw every sightseeing area of New York Amazing pictures of lady libert
MLF3NJ
MLF3NJ
00
Incredible Helicopter Tour
I took this helicopter tour last summer, before all the chaos that 2020 brought, and it definitely ranks as one of
elin8
elin8
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New York from above - awesome.
Of course a helicopter ride around the Statue of Liberty is amazing. The staff were very nice and we had an amazing
kimsM7998OG
kimsM7998OG
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Amazing view
The flight was incredible, but soo short. Tip: sit on the right side, then you can see the central park (and city)
KristenHunter1
KristenHunter1
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Amazing experience!
No better way to see the city and all the iconic sights than from this helicopter tour! Worth the money! It was an
Heys73
Heys73
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Trip with the irishman
We did this trip today it was a great way to get a birds eye view of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline .T
gonzdrov
gonzdrov
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Rip-off
Total rip-off You hire 15 min for 200$.We flew for 12 min,20% less,and they didn’t refund those 40 $ back.We were
Rebbecca N
Rebbecca N
00
Mother and daughter Christmas holiday flight
Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend this company. Fabulous experience. From start to finish staff were professio
StevenAJK
StevenAJK
00
Had a blast
A bit tight seating but work the experience will recommend. Hope I get to do it again and again and again
gavin c
gavin c
00
Helicopter ride
Great trip this one , we both had window seats which was fantastic, staff were really friendly and efficient. Tha
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