What New York helicopter options are there?

As exploring NYC from above has become more popular, the amount of different New York helicopter trip offers has increased dramatically. To help you with your choice and make sure that your New York helicopter will fly over all the sights that you want to see, we have prepared the short guide below. 

A New York helicopter ticket can be the ultimate addition to your trip. We highly recommend the experience because of the unique birds-eye view of the city you get as you soar high above it. Looking down on the entirety of the Brooklyn Bridge, watching the yellow cabs queueing for junctions far beneath you or realizing just how big central park really is as you admire the huge patch of nature amidst the concrete jungle, are just a few of the highlights that will take your breath away. If any of that sounds like something that tickles your fancy, take a look at the providers we recommend to explore NY by helicopter, below.

It has recently decided by the government that helicopters over New York will no longer be allowed to fly on Sundays. This not only means that there will be less helicopters in New York that you can book, but those available will also sell out quicker. To avoid missing out on the opportunity and to avoid the price hike that will inevitably come this winter due to the loss of business the helicopter providers around New York face, our tip is book your tour now to secure it! You can always change the date of your tour to another available time should your timing change.

¬†Short¬†Helicopter over¬†New York ‚Äď The Manhattan Sky Tour

 

Manhattan Sky TourPrice: 155 GBP

Length: 12 minutes

Sights: Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero, Ellis Island, Chelsea Piers, USS Intrepid, George Washington Bridge, Manhattan Bridge

 

You can book your tickets for this NY helicopter here!

 

The cheapest helicopter in New York ‚Äď The Big Apple Tour

 

Big Apple Helicopter TourPrice: 144 GBP

Length: 15 minutes

Sights ‚ÄstStatue of Liberty,¬†Times Square,¬†Empire State Building,¬†Chrysler Building,¬†Rockefeller Center,¬†Brooklyn Bridge,¬†Ground Zero,¬†Ellis Island,¬†Chelsea Piers,¬†USS Intrepid,¬†George Washington Bridge,¬†Manhattan Bridge + Central Park

 

You can book your tickets for this NY helicopter here!

Medium length New York helicopter ‚Äď The Manhattan Scenic Tour


Manhattan Scenic New York Helicopter TourPrice: 194 GBP

Length: 18 minutes

Sights: Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero, Ellis Island, Chelsea Piers, USS Intrepid, George Washington Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Central Park + Yankee Stadium, Palisades of New Jersey, Columbia University

 

You can book your tickets for this NY helicopter here!

 

Our favorite New York¬†helicopter ‚Äď The Complete Tour


Complete New York Helicopter TourPrice: 222 GBP

Length ‚Äď 20¬†minutes

Sights: All previous sites + Coney Island, Northern tip of Manhattan, Verrazano Bridge

You can book your tickets for this NY helicopter here!

Long New York Helicopter ‚Äď Grand Island Tour

Grand Island Helicopter TourPrice:  253 GBP

Length: 25 minutes

Sights: All previous sites + Coney Island, Northern tip of Manhattan, Verrazano Bridge

 

 

You can book your tickets for this NY helicopter here!

 

What routes do the different New York helicopters take?

FAQ ‚ÄstPreparation & what you need to know

Can I book my helicopter ride with my New York Pass?

Yes, however you can only do so once you are in NYC. Not only do you run the risk no helicopter flights being available, the prices are also more expensive in comparison to booking online. It is therefore highly recommended that you plan your helicopter tour in advance and book your tickets here. You can find instructions below on how exactly to book your tickets.

When do I need to be there?

Please be at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport 45 minutes before your scheduled departure time for a compulsory safety induction.

Where do the helicopter rides leave from?

All NYC helicopter rides leave from Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Please be sure to have your tickets with you and arrive 45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Is there a weight limit?

No. However, all passengers weighing over 300lbs (136kg) will need to pay for an extra seat. This can be paid to the provider at check in.

Can I choose my seat?

Due to the need for the weight on both sides of the helicopter to be balanced, you will not be able to pick your seats. However, you can voice your seating preferences during the process and the staff will try to accommodate your wishes with this in mind.

 

 

How many people will I be flying with?

Depending on the helicopter, 4 ‚Äď 6 people¬†will be on one flight.

What can I can not take on board?

Only items that can be kept on your person are allowed on board, such as a cell phone, camera, or sunglasses. Any larger items (e.g. water bottles or oversized cameras that can block the view) need to be left at the heliport. Should you need to leave things behind, there are small lockers available for ($2).

What do I need to bring?

Please make sure to bring your tickets as well as a valid photo ID for every passenger (this also includes children). Also don’t forget your camera!

 

Is there anything not included in the NYC helicopter ride ticket price?

A security/heliport fee of $30 per person is not included in the ticket price. Also not included are the tip (optional), as well as hotel transfers.

 

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