New York Helicopter Guide

A quick and easy list of the best New York helicopter options available.

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Moritz
26. February 2019
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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. 

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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 – 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 – The Big Apple Tour

Big Apple Helicopter TourPrice: 144 GBP

Length: 15 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

You can book your tickets for this NY helicopter here!

Medium length New York helicopter – 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 – The Complete Tour


Complete New York Helicopter TourPrice: 222 GBP

Length – 20 minutes

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

Long New York Helicopter – 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?

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