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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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From downtown skyscrapers to the Statue of Liberty, New York City is larger than life, with an iconic skyline. This helicopter flight across Manhattan and the Hudson River gives you panoramic views of the city that you can’t get from street level. Spot One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building, and snap memorable photographs from above during this flight.
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Zip Aviation
6 E River Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USAAddress: 6 E River Piers New York, NY 10004 Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
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    Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    ZIP AVIATION offers helicopter tours of New York City and private charter services from NYC to the entire Northeast United States. Three different helicopter tours of NYC are available, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length. Visit our location where you will watch a safety video and meet our team.
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    Pass by Governors Island National Monument
    Pass by Statue of Liberty
    Pass by New York Harbor
    Pass by Manhattan Skyline
    Pass by Lower Manhattan
    Pass by Empire State Building
    Pass by Ellis Island
    Pass by Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
You'll end at
Zip Aviation
6 E River Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USAAddress: 6 E River Piers New York, NY 10004 Located on Pier 6 (2 Building North of Staten Island ferry and the East River). Look for Zip Aviation.
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  • See New York City from the air for a new perspective on the city
  • Fly above the skyline with views of skyscrapers and top landmarks
  • Bring home unique photographs of New York
  • Frequent departures make it easy to squeeze into a busy day of sightseeing
What to Expect
Make your way to a heliport at Pier 6 and the East River in downtown Manhattan to meet the pilot and climb into a state-of-the-art helicopter. Lift off above Manhattan as the view opens up to include city parks, buildings, and landmarks. On your trip, you’ll spot Governor’s Island, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor, and get an amazing perspective on the skyline. When you reach the WWII-era USS Intrepid, bank back along the Hudson River, watching for the Chrysler Building, MetLife Building, and Empire State Building. Keep your camera ready, as the top-down photo opportunities are unmatched from beginning to end. When your flight concludes, touch down at the Manhattan heliport, close to public transit and top Manhattan attractions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Zip Aviation, 6 E River Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 12-15-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a US$40 per person (including infants) 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.
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kim S wrote a review Jan 2020
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The flight was incredible, but soo short. Tip: sit on the right side, then you can see the central park (and city) longer and better. The pilot was really friendly and funny and did a great job :)
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Date of experience: January 2020
KristenHunter1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Atlanta, Georgia11 contributions
No better way to see the city and all the iconic sights than from this helicopter tour! Worth the money! It was an experience we will always remember. Saved so much time over waiting in lines to see Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, etc.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Vicky Heys wrote a review Dec 2019
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We did this trip today it was a great way to get a birds eye view of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline .The captain was Andrew Woods who was great . Highly recommend if visiting NYC .
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Date of experience: December 2019
gonzdrov wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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 a party of 4...160 $ out of our pockets. No bad weather,it was a besutiful day.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Rebbecca N wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions
Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend this company. Fabulous experience. From start to finish staff were professional and helpful. Actual flight with the pilot was a wonderful experience. You have to give it a whirl xx
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  • Duration: 15m
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