If you ever wanted to experience the Big Apple and its iconic landmarks from an unusual perspective, then this popular Helicopter Ride above NYC (12-15 minutes) is exactly what you need. High above the Hudson River and the city’s tallest skyscrapers you will get a fantastic view on Manhattan. An experienced pilot will not only guide you safely through the air, but will also share interesting facts about the city during the flight through headsets with you.

No matter if you are planning this trip together in advance or if you want to surprise your loved ones - This ride high above the city will definitely be the cherry on top of your New York vacation.

Highlights of this New York Helicopter Tour

The flight starts at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, located just a few minutes east from the Battery Park and the Wall Street. From there, the helicopter will take off and soar above the Hudson River where you will get a spectacular view on the famous 305 feet tall Statue of Liberty at the southern tip of Manhattan. Next to the Statue of Liberty you will also discover Governors Island, which used to be the base of the U.S. military, and Ellis Island, which was the immigrants gateway until the early 20th century.

The flight continues towards the southwestern area of Manhattan, where you get a full picture of the Financial District. You will be surprised by how calm this busy neighborhood looks from above. The One World Trade Center follows you during the whole Helicopter Tour in NYC, because with a height of 1,776 feet, you just can't overlook it. But also its little height wise siblings, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building won’t be missed out. Prepare yourself for fantastic views as you are flying towards north Manhattan. Not only the Woolworth Building, which was one of the first skyscrapers in New York, but also the MetLife Building and a view on the USS Intrepid from the Helicopter is waiting for you.

That's still not all! During this helicopter tour you will also get a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge, which is connecting Manhattan and New Jersey since 1931, and the well-known Central Park, before returning to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

Questions about our Helicopter Rides NYC?

If you have any questions regarding our Helicopter Tour in New York or in general, don’t hesitate to call us at +1 212-557-1654, drop us an email or try our FAQ. Our friendly and knowledgeable multilingual customer care team is happy to help.

Details for all Helicopter Rides

Departure point/Punto di partenza/Treffpunkt: Downtown Manhattan Heliport 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004

Departure time/Orario di partenza/Start: 12 PM - Meeting time is 30 minutes prior departure for security check

Duration/Durata/Dauer: 12-15 minutes

Availability/Disponibilità/Verfügbarkeit: MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT

Important Info/Informazioni importanti/Wichtige Info: Security/Facility fee of $40 per person applies and must be paid by passenger upon arrival at the heliport

Terms and Conditions

Important Info/Informazioni importanti/Wichtige Info: 1. Passengers will have to be 30 minutes prior the time of reservations (for example at 11:30 a.m. in case of reservation at 12:00 p.m.) with the voucher and picture ID of each passenger at the heliport. 2. Reservations are mandatory for all tours. If not requested differently by the Tour Operator, VOLATOUR will book passengers on the day they requested at 3 p.m. at the DOWNTOWN HELIPORT. 3. Fees: $40 Security/Facility fee must be paid by passenger upon arrival at the heliport. The heliport Security/Facility fee is subject to change. We will provide notice in written, oral or electronic form if changes need to be made.

Children Policy/Regolamento bambini/Kinder: Children under 2 years of age AND under 35 lbs (15 kg) can fly for free when sitting on an adult's lap at the discretion of the pilot.

Cancellation Policy/Penali di cancellazione/Rücktrittsregelung(en): 1. VOLATOUR is not responsible for changes in schedule due to weather conditions or security reasons. 2. In case passengers want to change the scheduled time, they must reschedule by calling the heliport. 3. No refund will be granted in case passenger voluntarily renounce to the tour. 4. Refund will be granted only if LIBERTY HELICOPTERS is unable to accommodate the passengers at any other time during their stay.

Voucher Regulation(s)/Regolazione(i) voucher/Gutscheinregelung(en): Voucher must be addressed to LIBERTY HELICOPTERS, departure from Downtown Heliport at Pier 6 and East River in Downtown Manhattan and must be booked via VOLATOUR Inc., 33 West 46th Street - New York, NY 10036.

Yes. Flights are available Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (meeting time is always 30 minutes prior departure). If you don’t specify the time you want to depart during the booking process, VOLATOUR will assign a random slot to you.

Due to security, the helicopter operator might be forced to cancel flights if the weather is too bad. Don’t worry, your flight will be either rescheduled or you will receive a full refund in case it can’t be rescheduled.

You can take the subway (Train 1 to South Ferry stop), the bus (Number 15 to South Street Seaport stop) or a yellow cab.

We never quantify an exact amount. However, if you enjoyed the service, it is custom to tip your pilot with a few dollars.