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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour provided by Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
4.5
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R 4 350,12
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About
An aerial view is the ideal way to discover and photograph the Big Apple while skipping the crowds and entrance fees. During this helicopter ride over Manhattan, see many of New York’s world-famous sights up close, such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and more. Your pilot provides commentary as you soar in a modern, state-of-the-art aircraft. Choose from multiple tour times to fit your schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • 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
Highlights
  • See many of New York’s most famous landmarks in a short time
  • Take to the skies in a modern, state-of-the-art helicopter
  • Flexible departure times available from morning until evening
  • Live commentary accompanies your sightseeing
What to expect
  • Your helicopter flight begins at downtown Manhattan Heliport. Upon paying the heliport’s security fee (separate expense), board the comfortable helicopter and take to the skies. The first notable sight is Governor’s Island, off Manhattan’s southern tip. Continue across the water for an up-close encounter with the Statue of Liberty. Next, pass One World Trade Center and Ground Zero before heading up the Hudson River. See Madison Square Garden and two of the city’s most famous skyscrapers: the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. The tour continues northwards, from the neon lights of Times Square to verdant Central Park. Catch sight of the USS Intrepid (a World War II–era warship) and Ellis Island. From the helicopter, enjoy a top-down vantage point and live commentary, all without battling crowds or paying for separate admission at each site. The flight ends when you touch down at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • 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.
Highlights
  • See many of New York’s most famous landmarks in a short time
  • Take to the skies in a modern, state-of-the-art helicopter
  • Flexible departure times available from morning until evening
  • Live commentary accompanies your sightseeing
What to expect
  • Your helicopter flight begins at downtown Manhattan Heliport. Upon paying the heliport’s security fee (separate expense), board the comfortable helicopter and take to the skies. The first notable sight is Governor’s Island, off Manhattan’s southern tip. Continue across the water for an up-close encounter with the Statue of Liberty. Next, pass One World Trade Center and Ground Zero before heading up the Hudson River. See Madison Square Garden and two of the city’s most famous skyscrapers: the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. The tour continues northwards, from the neon lights of Times Square to verdant Central Park. Catch sight of the USS Intrepid (a World War II–era warship) and Ellis Island. From the helicopter, enjoy a top-down vantage point and live commentary, all without battling crowds or paying for separate admission at each site. The flight ends when you touch down at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5024NIGHT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 18-20-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a USD40.00 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.
Duration
20m
Departure details
  • 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Address: 20 South Street, 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
  • 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
  • 18-20-minute Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a USD40.00 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.
Departure details
  • 20 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA Address: 20 South Street, 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
20m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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

4.5
29 reviews
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Steven K
2 contributions
Had a blast
Dec 2019 • Couples
A bit tight seating but work the experience will recommend. Hope I get to do it again and again and again
Written 17 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gavin c
Ipswich, UK7 contributions
Helicopter ride
Great trip this one , we both had window seats which was fantastic, staff were really friendly and efficient.
Thank alot
Written 16 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Susan
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Surprise treat
Nov 2019 • Family
cancelled due to weather....gutted!! Very friendly and helpful staff. They kept be updated constantly...hopefully we will be back one day!
Written 2 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Susanotoole, Thank you for your understanding. Weather is something we can't control and we are just as devastated when we have to Cancel or reschedule Tours 3 days in row like what happened this week! Rain, rain go away! Please do book a Tour again on your next visit to our beautiful city. We await your return! Cheers!
Written 3 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pattie
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
Helicopter Tour
Literally THE best experience of my entire life. Booking the tour was very easy. A couple clicks and done. The ONE issue was because the UN was in town the week of our tour, our flight time had to be shortened. Customer service was excellent handling the partial refund and re booking the tour. Although Notice prior to my calling to confirm the tour would have been the professional thing to do. Still we had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend this to any and everyone.
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello SassCakes, Thank you for your review. We're glad you had an awesome time! You are right, we can only fly the short Tour during this time. And we thank customers like you for being understanding and flexible! When the UN General Assembly is in session, security in Manhattan is very tight. Midtown Manhattan and beyond becomes a No Fly Zone. We try to reach everyone, either by phone or via email so that all are prepared for it. We give all passengers three options: Reschedule (if you can), Downgrade with Partial Refund (if you have the 20-Minute or the 30-Minute Tours) or Cancel with Full Refund. Thank you!
Written 28 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TKn
5 contributions
New York Helicopter Tour Manhattan with Zip Aviation
Aug 2019 • Couples
We did the 15 min Manhattan tour with Zip Aviation - and it was fantastic!! The tour took us around Statue of Liberty and all the way up Hudson river towards Central Park and back, with a magnificant view over Manhattan!! A moment in life we will never forget. And we had the best pilot for an experience like this - Andrew - what a nice person, so humourous, we felt as if we had known us for a long time. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, topping up your NYC visit - this is it!! Best Regards from Maika and Thorsten - Germany Berlin
Written 4 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Knorrth, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a fantastic Tour! We agree, a Helicopter Tour is the best way to experience how magnificent New York City is! Cheers!
Written 15 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TravelChickSA
Adelaide, Australia138 contributions
Great Experience - Why wouldn’t you?
Aug 2019
Managed to score the front seat of a six seater comfortable helicopter for a 20 minute joy flight which fly over the Hudson River and bay to Coney Island. Safety briefing was adequate, good training, good pilot, very informative, enjoyed the birds eye view of Manhatten, Brooklyn and NJ, would recommend to any visitor of New York
Written 28 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello TravelChickSA, Thank you! We agree, it's truly an amazing flight. Hope those who are thinking about taking one decide to go for it! Cheers!
Written 2 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laura Grossi
Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands5 contributions
Amazing helicopter experience! 🚁🗽
Me and my friend from the Netherlands had an amazing expierence with this company. They were very kind and funny. The people made this expierence complete, especially the pilot, Andrew Woods. The flight took about 15 minutes and we got to see the beautiful New York from every angle. I sat nexto the pilot, and he gave me some good photo tips during the flight too. We also made a selfie which is very nice of him. There was also music on during the flight which you could hear by the headset. Conclusion, this was a very nice, cool and amazing experience which we will never forget. Thanks to the company and the people who made our day! Greetz from your 2 friends from the Netherlands 🇳🇱 😊
Written 16 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello lauragD1939BF, Thank you for your review. A Helicopter ride over this wonderful city is truly an amazing and an unforgettable experience. Our team members (Pilots, Heliport Staff and the CSRs) work very hard to ensure that each Helicopter ride is fun, awesome and unique. Cheers!
Written 19 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

james_lewis5460
5 contributions
Great views of New York
Apr 2019 • Couples
Loved to see New York from the sky. It was a windy day for our flight which made it pretty scary at times but this just added to the excitement.
Written 30 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Delores F
1 contribution
amazing tour!
Aug 2018 • Friends
So happy to have experienced this tour. The staff nice and accommodating. The pilot was fun and informative with perfect accompanying music.
Written 6 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

12:
London, UK523 contributions
Amazing!
Where do I start?

Booked this for my boyfriend’s 21st, we arrived 45 minutes early and actually went out half hour early. We were booked in for a 18-20min flight but actually were out for 25 minutes so definitely no complaints there! There were 5 of us in total and they did the best to balance the weight so we could all see. The views were absolutely fantastic, the pilot is knowledgeable and friendly. We had lovely music to get you in the mood and it was just amazing. I was petrified of heights and I got off and wanted to do it again. I felt 100% safe and I’ve got memories and photos to last a lifetime.

One little thing, I wouldn’t recommend the video for £49, definitely not worth it. The photos are £20 but you have plenty of time to take your own!
Written 14 July 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
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
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Awesome
Unbelievable experience. From the moment I met the guys out front to the time we left it was spectacular. The staff
agbajee
agbajee
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Great Experience
It was really eventful. The pilot and everyone were really nice. The flight Comfortable and worth the money. The pi
V5834CSkatrinas
V5834CSkatrinas
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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
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Highly recommend
Check the best day weather wise first. We saw every sightseeing area of New York Amazing pictures of lady libert
MLF3NJ
MLF3NJ
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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
I9462DPmichaelb
I9462DPmichaelb
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Helicopter ride
I didn´t wait long, a perfect organisation, very friendly staff, safty instructions exelent, They help you however
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
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Mother and daughter Christmas holiday flight
Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend this company. Fabulous experience. From start to finish staff were professio
Inspiration827108
Inspiration827108
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A good trip all around
I experienced a similar trip in Rio this year so when comparing the two this was more limited in time and there was
oli356
oli356
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Not cheap, but a flight of a lifetime opportunity.
Firstly, this isn't a cheap experience, with the $40 fee to the heliport you pay on the day, it must have come in a
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