New York Helicopter Tour “Manhattan Highlights”: My Review

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View all of New York City’s iconic sights and beautiful skyline with this helicopter ride over NYC. Helicopter Flight Services operate the flight in one of their state-of-the-art helicopters that feature a climate-controlled cabin and live commentary on-board.

Visitors will get awe-inspiring views of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the MetLife Building. Departure times are available throughout the day, so this tour can fit into even the tightest schedule.

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About The Manhattan Highlights Helicopter Tour NYC

If you’re interested in taking a ride on this flight, here’s everything you need to know:

What Attractions Will You See?

Visitors will get a bird’s eye view of Manhattan’s most famous attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and One World Trade Center. Other attractions visible on this tour include:

What Is The Ride Duration?

The ride duration for the Manhattan Highlights Helicopter Ride NYC is between 12 and 15-minutes.

What Route Does This Helicopter Tour NYC Follow?

With this helicopter ride over NYC, visitors will see all of the iconic sights situated in Manhattan. This flight begins by soaring past the headquarters of Helicopter Flight Services before heading toward the famous Statue of Liberty. From there, guests will get an up-close view of some of America’s most historical landmarks with Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Passengers are then flown over the former military post known as the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, where the monstrous USS Intrepid is docked. Then, guests soar toward some of Manhattan’s most legendary sights, such as the Chrysler Building, Central Park, and the 2167.

Ascending south, the next views are of the Brooklyn Bridge, one of NYC’s most prominent shopping plazas, Brookfield Place, and the Greenwich Village neighborhood. Now for one of the trip’s greatest highlights, is a perfect view of the Manhattan skyline! The last stop is an incredible view of One World Trade Center, which is the largest building of the complex that was rebuilt following the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Following this, the helicopter will fly toward the New York Harbor and the Seaport District of NYC.


The Helicopter ride NYC price is just $234 per person. The cost includes the flight ticket, facility and heliport landing fees, and a fuel surcharge. It does not include hotel pick up or drop off, but they do offer souvenir photos for purchase. It’s important to understand that this is a shared flight so that other travelers may present as well.


Heliport Information

This helicopter ride NYC departs from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport that’s located at 6 East River Greenway, Bikeway, New York, NY 10004.

The bottom line is that a helicopter ride over NYC is the easiest way to see all of the iconic landmarks in one day if you are visiting New York City. It’s also an excellent way to beat the crowds because all of the places this helicopter ride flies over are known for drawing many people each day. So, don’t wait – book your tour today!

Similar Helicopter Tours in NYC

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About the author

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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