- 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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.
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- 25-30-minute Helicopter tour
- Local taxes
- 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.
Flights operate from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport
All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
Returns to original departure point
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. While you are in the air, see 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 view 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!
Please note: The listed price does not include a US $40 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What an amazing experience with Zip Aviation! We flew all around New York City and got to see things we'd never before seen. Its such an amazing experience seeing the city from that view! I've lived in NYC 12 yrs and I so recommend it for any and all!
This was a fun little trip, We were a group of 5 so we had the helicopter to ourselves.
The pilot was very clear in telling us what landmarks to look at etc.
It was a very very smooth ride, highly recommend this tour
Great flight around NYC! Professional company looking after your safety whilst friendly informative tour seeing sights from up above. Thankfully it was a good clear day when we took our first helicopter flight. Lovely smooth ride. Make sure you read the small print and take required paperwork. Enjoy!
This tour was worth every penny. The Grand tour, being a longer tour was well worth it. The views were spectacular. The tour, from start to finish, was well organized. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend it and would do it again on my next trip.
Everything, from start to finish, was fantastic. Cannot recommend this highly enough. Thank you everybody at Zip Aviation for the experience.
The staff were friendly and the flight experience was amazing. It was well worth the money. Showing New York's major attractions and more. Defiantly recommend.
A fabulous experience would thoroughly recommend, well worth the money seeing Central Park and the vastness of it was great and the skyline. Really finished off a great trip to New York, cant wait to return
Fantastic and Highly commended.
All staff are great and well composed which create a safe environment.
I had a great time specially with our very accommodating Pilot. We had an excellent photo shot but sad to say i dont get his email add or fb account in order to share. I will deffinately recommend this to all my friends here in Qatar....George Glenn Dayada
Fabulous! Buying through Aviator online is the way to go. We got there and were on the helicopter in about 20 minutes. People who purchased their tickets there had to wait in line. Ginger Fountain
THe trip was great from start to finish with a clear day providing us with excellent views of the city and beyond. The pilot ensured that we had as smooth a ride as possible and the time just seemed to pass so quickly. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is visiting the city and wants a proper view of Manhattan and the suroounding districts!!
Wonderful experience, would definitely recommend this to anyone going to New York.
Absolutely fantastic experience. Views over Manhattan and beyond were amazing. An experience to remember forever!