Duration
12/15 - 17/20 - 25/30
Type
Private
Language
Mobile Voucher Accepted
yes
Cancellation
Free up to 7 days in advance of the experience

IMPROVE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH A PRIVATE FLIGHT

Helicopter ride with up to 6 passengers

Enjoy a private helicopter ride, choose how long you want your ride to last from 12 to 30 minutes over the city on your very own Helicopter!  A perfect fun activity especially if you are celebrating with friends or family.

The helicopter flight consists in a  ride over New York’s five boroughs, soaring over the Hudson River and you will enjoy spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Financial District and Times Square. You will also  get over  Verrazano Bridge, the bridge that connects Brooklyn to Staten Island, flying above the New york Bay.

Private Helicopter Tour

HIGHLIGHTS

Choose your preferred length from 12 to 30 minutes
Panoramic Views of the best landmarks from the Air
Up to 6 people in your very own Helicopter
Panoramic Views over the 5 boroughs
All-Inclusive Rates with Security Fees. No Extra Fees or Costs

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Additional Description

You will check out the main bridges that connect Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn: the famous Brooklyn and  Manhattan Bridge.

You will also enjoy great views of some of 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 World Trade Center. You won't miss the Yankees Stadium, St John the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, and the George Washington Bridge.

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


Available: Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Not operating on Sunday
From December 1 to March 31: Monday (12:00pm - 4:00pm), Friday (12:00pm - 4:00pm) & Saturday (10:00am-4:00pm)

Inclusions

    • Helicopter Ride of chosen length
    • Private Helicopter only for you (from 1 to 6 people)
    • The Security Fee of $40 per person, included in our prices

Exclusions

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

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

Notes & Security Requirements

  • Must have a valid photo ID (i.e. - Passport or Drivers 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"
Please Note:
How to
get there

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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Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

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5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

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The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

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