The Deluxe Helicopter Tour
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Spend 25-30 minutes in the sky above Manhattan
Experience a luxurious helicopter tour along Manhattan Island with magnificent views from a helicopter offering 180 degree views from the sky. Fly south to the Verrazano Bridge and enjoy the northbound views of Manhattan rising from the confluence of the East and Hudson Rivers to greet you.
Our guide to The Deluxe Helicopter Tour
Experience a luxurious new perspective on this incomparable city by flying north and then south along the Hudson River, taking in Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, Greenwich Village and the Brooklyn Bridge amongst many other world-famous sites.
Then as you fly back down to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, continue on to see the Verrazano Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in America. The views flying north toward Manhattan will be an everlasting memory to cherish and an amazing addition to your special trip to New York City.
Your journey in the sky will take you up the Hudson River past sites including (Subject to change without notice):
- Statue of Liberty
- Ellis Island
- One World Trade Center
- Chrysler Building
- Empire State Building
- Chelsea Piers
- The Intrepid
- Central Park
- Times Square
- Columbia University
- Grant's Tomb
- Yankee Stadium
- The Palisades
- George Washington Bridge
- Northern Tip of Manhattan
- Verrazzano Bridge
Daily, closed on Sundays.
9.00am-5.30pm and 10.00am - 4.00pm during the winter months (January and February).
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for The Deluxe Helicopter Tour
- There is a combined Security Fee/Passenger Service Charge of $40 per person that has been included in the price you have paid.
- Only cameras, mobile phones and wallets are permitted on the helicopters. Bags/purses must be locked up. Complimentary lockers are also available on site to safely lock your belongings while flying.
- The Deluxe Helicopter Tour is a shared flight. Each flight accommodates up to 6 people, depending on helicopter used
- New York Helicopter Tours will only be cancelled when it is unsafe to fly, they will not be cancelled if the weather is overcast.
- If your Helicopter Tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be offered an alternative time and date to fly. If you are unable to re-schedule for a suitable time/date that fits with your plans, your ticket voucher will be given a weather stamp and you will receive a full refund.
- There is no minimum age, although infants under 2 years of age must sit on an adult's lap. There is no charge for infants.
- Children who look like they could be 2 years old may be asked for proof of age due to FAA regulations.
- Please note flight times are on request.
- Valid government-issued photo identification must be presented by all passengers and guests.
- All bags are subject to inspection.
- All passengers are required to receive a safety briefing before flying.
- Once your reservation is complete with NY Heli, your exact time will be confirmed. If the time you have requested is not available, we will contact you to offer an alternative time.
- Failure of any passenger to comply with the request or instruction of HeliNY staff will result in refusal to board aircraft.
- There is a maximum weight allowance per passenger of 275lbs.
- You must arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.
- *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions for The Deluxe Helicopter Tour
Do I need to book a date for my The Deluxe Helicopter Tour in advance?
Yes. Due to the huge popularity of this experience, most time slots are booked out in advance.
How many people can ride in a helicopter?
Each helicopter seats up to 6, 7 or 12 passengers plus the pilot, depending on helicopter used.
What happens if my The Deluxe Helicopter Tour is cancelled due to weather?
If your The Deluxe Helicopter Tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be offered an alternative time and date to fly. If you are unable to re-schedule for a suitable time/date that fits with your plans, your ticket voucher will be given a weather stamp and we will be able to refund you in full on your return home.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
There is no minimum age, although infants under 2 years of age must sit on adult's lap. There is no charge for infants.
Is there a maximum weight allowance?
Yes, the maximum weight allowance for a passenger is 275lbs.
Where do The Deluxe Helicopter Tour depart from?
The Deluxe Helicopter Tour depart daily from the Downtown Heliport, Pier 6 and the East River. The location is at the southern tip of Manhattan.
Rides & Attractions
What landmarks can I expect to see during the Deluxe Helicopter Tour?
Depending on the location, you can expect to see landmarks like the Las Vegas Strip, the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and many more iconic sites.
Is there a guide or commentary during the tour?
Many Deluxe Helicopter Tours include an informative commentary provided by the pilot, offering interesting insights into the landmarks you're flying over.