Helicopter Flight “Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing”: My Review

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New York is one of the best cities for tourism and sightseeing. However, it’s also a bustling city, so rather than stand in line to see the famed sights, it’s much easier to book a helicopter ride over NYC. Doing so allows you to see the gorgeous skyline and iconic views from the air.

The Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing helicopter tour provided by Helicopter Flight Services is one with which you can’t go wrong.

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About Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing Helicopter Tour NYC

For those who are interested, here’s everything to know about this helicopter tour:

What Attractions Will You See?

There’s honestly no better way to view the Big Apple than from the air. With all the famous landmarks and historical sights, it can be difficult to pack everything into just a few days or even a week. This tour is comprehensive and provides visitors with views of Yankee Stadium, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and other sights, including:

What Is The Ride Duration?

The ride duration for this helicopter ride over NYC is 17 to 20-minutes and essentially takes visitors past every well-known location in Manhattan.

What Route Does This Helicopter Tour NYC Follow?

The Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing helicopter tour NYC begins at the downtown heliport and first passes by the Brooklyn Bridge, which crosses over the East River and was built in 1883. It then provides visitors with a clear view of the nation’s symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty.

Next, passengers are provided with a look at New York’s most notable buildings, including the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building. After viewing the city’s breathtaking skyline, the tour proceeds toward Ellis Island, where over 20 million immigrants passed through to gain access to America. Following this is a sobering look at one of the nation’s most tragic events with a clear view of the 9/11 Memorial and museum.

The next sight to be expected is Rockefeller Center, a large complex that houses 19 buildings and covers 22-acres. Just when you don’t think it can get any better, this tour provides a look at the famous George Washington Bridge and the enormous Hudson River below.

Guests will then get a bird’s eye view of one of the most famous Gothic Revival churches, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, which was built starting in 1892. Then, guests are taken over Columbia University, Brookfield Place, and the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex. The Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing helicopter tour NYC finishes off by taking visitors over Helicopter Flight Services’ home base, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, and finally, One World Trade Center.


This helicopter ride NYC price starts out at $284 per person. The cost includes a shared helicopter experience with other travelers in a climate-controlled cabin that’s complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Helicopter Flight Services includes live commentary on board, so you always know where to look and what you’re seeing. Also included in the price are heliport landing and facility fees, as well as a fuel surcharge. The only things not included in the price of a ticket are souvenir photos and hotel pickup and drop-off.


Heliport Information

This tour takes off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport located at 6 East River Greenway, Bikeway, New York, NY 10004.

This is one Manhattan sightseeing tour that you don’t want to miss! It takes passengers over New York City’s most iconic landmarks and famed historical sights. There are plenty of photo opportunities, and it’s a great way to create lasting memories.

Similar Helicopter Tours in NYC

These helicopter flights are very similar to the Manhattan Sightseeing Helicopter Tour and are also very popular:

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 25 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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