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12/15' minute ride: what to expect




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With the Partial Island Helicopter Ride, you will fly over Brooklyn Bridge and the famous Statue of Liberty with Ellis Island. One World Trade Center  and top landmarks including Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.

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Fly Above Manhattan Top Attractions

The Demi Loop Helicopter Ride  is one of the most interesting experiences you can enjoy while in New York. On board the helicopter you will be flying around Manhattan to see the world's most beautiful panoramas. New York’s skyline seen from the sky is striking.

The Demi Loop consists of 12/15 minutes ride over the most iconic landmarks of the Big Apple including the Empire State Building, the MET Life Building, the Chrysler, the Woolworth Building and the One Tower.


12/15' minutes Ride over Manhattan
Security Fee of 40$ per person included in our prices
Panoramic Views from the Air
Overview Tour Midtown & Lower Manhattan
Close-up views of Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
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Additional Description

You will also fly over the Hudson River and get close-up views of the famous Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, Financial District, the Intrepid Museum and you will even catch a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge.

Remember to bring your camera because you won’t have a better opportunity to take amazing pictures!


    • The Demi Loop Helicopter Ride - 12/15' over New York
    • Choose between Shared or Private Rides
    • The Security Fee of 40$ per person included in our prices


    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Everything else not specifically outlined in the "What’s Included"


Adult Price: starting at $299.00 p.p.
Baby Price: Free * Age Requirements: 0 - 11 months
Upgrade: Available a Private Flight up to 6 passengers

Activity Schedule

Departure Point: Downtown Heliport Pier 6 & East River, New York
Available: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Not operating on Sunday
From January 9th to March 31:  10:00am -4:00pm Not operating on Wednesday and Sunday

Additional Info & FAQ

  • Must have a valid photo ID (i.e. - Passport or Driver's License).
  • Must walk through a metal detector.
  • Must check in all bags with security.
  • No handbags or carry on bags will be allowed on the flight.
  • Complimentary lockers are available to safely hold belongings while flying
  • Cameras and Video-cameras are allowed onboard once they clear through security.
  • Due to federal law, this flight does not fly directly over New York City.
  • Arrive at least 1/2 hour before scheduled departure time.
  • Max weight = 275lbs (124 Kg) per passenger 

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Booking Fees: Please note all reservations are subject to a 2.5% booking fee - This 2.5% Booking Fee is applied to all sales and is never refundable.
Cancellation Policy: Please carefully review our Cancellation Policy
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Map & Directions

The helicopter tours depart from the Downtown Heliport on Pier 6, East River on the East Side of Lower Manhattan by Battery Park. You can easily reach the departure point by walking (if you are around Downtown Manhattan) or by public transportation.
The are couple of subway stops located nearby and within walking distance. The "South Ferry / Whitehall Street" (1 red line + R, W yellow line) is the closest one just 5 minutes south of Pier 6/Heliport, alternatively the "Bowling Green" (4,5 green line) and the "Wall Street / William Street" (2,3 red line) are within 8 to 10 minutes walking distance from Pier 6.

Although a little further away the main train hub "Fulton Street/WTC" (A, C, E blue line + 4, 5 green line + 2, 3 red line + R, W yellow line) is still within a 15-minute walk. Pier 6 is within walking distance from/to Staten Island Ferry, Wall Street, Financial District, Battery Park, and the World Trade Center. For those that prefer traveling by water, the closest Water Taxi Stop will be Pier 11 Wall Street (all lines available) and then walk south for 5 minutes to Pier 6.

If you opt for a car service (i.e. Yellow Cab, Uber, Lyft etc.) the complete address is – Downtown Heliport, 6 E River Piers, New York, NY 10004. Please note that once you have arrived by Pier 6, you will have to check-in to access the Helipad by showing your ID/Passport.  
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