Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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4. November 2019
342 ratings

Erfahrungen-Helikopter-Flug-New-York-11 Experience the ultimate helicopter flight over New York City! This 18-minute Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour tour takes you high above all five boroughs: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.



  • Tremendous views of all 5 boroughs
  • Several departures per day
  • Various departure points
  • Unforgettable shots

Tour description:

Taking you to the optimal height, the helicopter pilot will make sure you enjoy the best views of New York right from the start. Your Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour begins by crossing the Hudson River towards the harbor and passing along the financial district of Manhattan and its breathtaking skyscrapers. You will have an unforgettable view of the famous Woolworth Building on Broadway, after which you will pass over Ellis Island. From here you will fly closer towards and get an amazing view of the Statue of Liberty! Your flight continues over beautiful Governors Island to the Verrazano Bridge, which connects the two boroughs Brooklyn and Staten Island.

On your return, you will once again cross the Hudson River for impressive views of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. The 25,000 ton ship from WWII makes an amazing focus for panoramic pictures. Leaving the floating steel fortress, the helicopter takes you to the architectural masterpieces of Midtown. Castles made of glass dominate the cityscape, set against the clear, bright, blue sky. You will then pass by the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and Met Life (Pan Am) Buildings. If you have an eye for photography, these views will give you the photos of a lifetime. The Manhattan Scenic Helicopter tour then swings over Central Park where you can take pictures of the large patch of nature among the skyscrapers and one of the most expensive residential areas of New York City. The tour over New York comes to a beautiful end with views of Yankee Stadium, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia University, the George Washington Bridge, and the palisades of New Jersey. Overall the tour is a truly magical experience that you will not be forgetting anytime soon.

Information about the flight schedule

Departure point:
Departure from Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

Departure times:
Departures Monday – Saturday every 30 minutes from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

Tours on Sundays have now been canceled due to a request from the government. This means demand during the weekly flights has increased. Make sure to book your tickets well in advance!

approx. 20 minutes

Tour returns to original departure point.

Prices for the Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour start at £205

Good to know:
The advertised price does not include the Heliport/Security fee of USD 30 per person that you have to pay at check-in.

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About the author

I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On this blog, I want to share everything I have learned and discovered, so you can have the best time in the greatest city in the world!

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