Manhattan Sky Tour – Helicopter Tour

Manhattan Sky Tour NYC


The Manhattan Sky Tour is the perfect introduction to NYC for first-time visitors.

For 12 minutes you will experience a unique view of New York City’s most famous attractions from above. During the Manhattan Sky Tour you will get a birds-eye view of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, the financial district, the Empire Statue Building and Ground Zero.



  • Ideal for first-time visitors
  • Several departures per day
  • Incredible and unique views & photos

Manhattan Sky Tour description:

Go ahead and take to the air on your first visit. Experience the historic and impressive sites of New York City from above as the helicopter lifts you from the hustle and bustle of the street high into the clear blue skies. This is definitely an experience you will never forget.

Your tour starts with a flight over Governors Island giving you an unparalleled view of the the former US military stronghold. Viewing its ghostly presence from above and admiring the green space and mini-golf courses that beckon visitors to the island, is a breathtaking way start to the tour. Governors island is also a great location that warrants further exploration on foot.

The Manhattan Sky Tour helicopter then takes you south for a face-to-face meeting with the Statue of Liberty. As you fly over the New York Harbor it almost looks like a giant ant hill from above, full of small, moving parts. It is one of the most important economic contributors to the city and as its so busy a perfect spot for shooting a time lapse video! The Manhattan Sky Tour then flies over the humbling Ground Zero. Visiting the 9/11 Memorial  on foot is also an experience that will leave you with unforgettable impressions.

What catches your eye next is the airport carrier USS Intrepid, which today functions as a museum. You can also then enjoy the tremendous views of the Hudson River, over which the pilot will make a giant loop. As you approach your landing destination, you will first get a bird’s-eye view of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and then finally the Met Life Building.

Whether you are a first-time visitor or returning guest in New York: A helicopter tour over the city is an incredible experience!

Important info & details

Departure point:
Departure from Downtown Manhattan Heliport: Pier 6 and East River

Departure times:

Monday – Saturday:

  • Mornings: 9:00am to 11:00am
  • Noon: 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Early afternoon: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Late afternoon: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Other times available upon request.
Departure times are approximate as they depend on weather conditions and weight limitations.

approx. 12 minutes

Tour returns to original departure point.

Starting at £160

Good to know: 
The advertised price does not include the Heliport/Security fee of $30 per person.You will need to pay this 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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