New York Helicopter Tour Comparison Guide

Use our table below to figure out which helicopter tour best fits your needs

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Moritz
18. March 2019
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New York Helicopter Tours

A New York helicopter tour is the ultimate way to explore the city. You will get the opportunity to take some amazing pictures as well as get an impression of the city and its sights in a truly unique way.

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Looking down on the rest of the cities observation decks as the concrete canyons and people in them grow smaller and smaller, is a truly amazing experience. A New York helicopter tour ensures amazing views of the most impressive sights while giving you a humbling perspective of the city as the busy metropolis shrinks beneath you. However, booking a New York helicopter tour can be confusing with all the different providers and options available. We have put together a guide below that can help you decide which NYC helicopter tours are worth booking.

popular
Manhattan Sky Tour
Big Apple Helicopter Ride
best value
Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Ride
Complete New York Tour
Grand Island Tour

Manhattan Sky Tour Helicopter Ride

Big Apple Helicopter Tour

Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Ride

Complete New York Helicopter Ride

Grand Island Helicopter Ride

Awards
Awards

Certificate of Excellence Helicopter Ride

Certificate of Excellence Helicopter Ride

Certificate of Excellence Helicopter Ride

Certificate of Excellence Helicopter Ride

Certificate of Excellence Helicopter Ride

Category
Category
Short
Medium
Medium
Long
Long
Length
Length
12 minutes
15 minutes
18 minutes
20 minutes
25 minutes
Review
Review

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Average rating
Average rating
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

Times Square
Times Square

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building

Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

Ground Zero / One World Trade Center
Ground Zero / One World Trade Center

Ellis Island
Ellis Island

Chelsea Piers
Chelsea Piers

USS Intrepid
USS Intrepid

George Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge

Manhattan Bridge
Manhattan Bridge

Central Park
Central Park

Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium

Palisades of New Jersey
Palisades of New Jersey

Colombia University
Colombia University

Coney Island
Coney Island

Northern tip of Manhattan
Northern tip of Manhattan

Verrazano Bridge
Verrazano Bridge

Price
Price

What routes do the New York City helicopter tours take?

Starting from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, your helicopter tour will take you over the most interesting sights of NYC. You start by flying over Governors Island and around the Statue of Liberty for an amazing view of the two famous landmarks from above. Flying up the Hudson river will give you a birds-eye view of the skyscrapers to your right as you rise far above the city for a breathtaking view of the Big Apple. As you are far above the observation decks of the city, the view from your New York helicopter tour will give you the opportunity to take some very unique photos of the thriving city beneath you. This is just the beginning of your helicopter tour around New York and what sights you see afterwards depends on which helicopter tour you decide on.  The helicopter tours are truly an experience that you will never forget – each one will give you a truly unique opportunity to explore manhattan from the sky.

NYC helicopter tours all fly up and down the Hudson and circle the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island. The differences between the different routes lies in their flight time as well as the size of the loop they take around Manhattan. You can see the different loop sizes below to compare the New York City helicopter tours.

FAQ – Everything you need to know about your New York helicopter tour

If you have already booked your helicopter ticket or are just about too, there are still some things you need to know. Below we have prepared a list of common questions that you may want answered. If you do have any further questions do not hesitate to ask the friendly and competent team prior to your NY helicopter tour, or let us know and we will do our best to help you.

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