Excellent for both NYC Locals and Visitors
New York City Helicopter Tours are amazing!!!! I really did not think a NYC Helicopter Tour would be that cool, especially for the price. I’ve flown in and out of NYC’s three airports hundreds of times, and seen the skyline from every angle, or so I thought, until I took to the skies on a helicopter tour. I’m happy to tell you, I have been proven wrong…I LOVED IT!
The views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, World Trade Center, Wall Street, Empire State Building Central Park, Yankee Stadium and so much more were fantastic…check out some of my photos.
About New York City Helicopter Tours
Liberty Helicopter Tours and Manhattan Helicopter Tours are two of the top helicopter tour companies. Their New York City Helicopter Tours and prices are very similar, so it’s really a matter of the best deal you can find and I’ve laid out a variety of options below. My tour was with Liberty Helicopters, but both companies leave from the same heliport downtown. In short, the tours are categorized into Short (12-15 min), Long (18-22) and VIP (Long and Private).
Don’t let the short times fool you – even 12-15 minutes is a long time in the air and allows you to see all the important landmarks and views of NYC. I went on the longest (and most expensive) tour, 18-20 minutes, and though I loved every second, I won’t tell you it’s absolutely necessary.
New York City Helicopter Tour Discounts
- NYC Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours @ Viator
- New York Pass 15% savings on Big Apple or NY, NY Helicopter Tours
- Direct at www.libertyhelicopter.com or www.flymh.com
New York City Helicopter Tour Options
Enjoy spectacular aerial views of Manhattan, including the Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Wall Street, Ground Zero Memorial, and Ellis Island. If your tour heads uptown, Central Park is gorgeous from the sky.
The Big Apple (Approx. 12-15 Minutes) – $145+ pp
As you soar above the Hudson River, you fly right by the magnificent Statue of Liberty in all of her glory. View Governors and Ellis Islands and see Manhattan’s Financial District, Ground Zero Memorial and new World Trade Center before cruising past the cavernous landscape of the NYC skyline. Sights include the Empire State Building, Chrysler, Woolworth and Met Life Buildings and the USS Intrepid to mention a few. You will even catch a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge and Central Park.
New York, New York (Approx. 18-20 Minutes) – $195+ pp
Includes the entire Big Apple Tour, PLUS the USS Intrepid, a closer view of Central Park, Yankee Stadium, St. John the Devine Cathedral, Columbia University, a closer view of the George Washington Bridge and the Palisades of New Jersey.
Romance VIP – $995.00 (for 1-4 people, not per person)
Similar to New York, New York with your own private helicopter and a souvenir photo!
All the tours leave from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6 and East River. It is next to the Staten Island Ferry and right near the Statue of Liberty Ferry, Wall St, etc.
Subway Heliport is between South Street Seaport and Staten Island Ferry. Or take the 1 or 9 to South Ferry Stop. Walk towards water keeping it on your right hand side. Heliport is between South Street Seaport and Staten Island Ferry.
New York City Helicopter Tour
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New York City Helicopter Tours – Aerial View of Statue of Liberty
New York City Helicopter Tour Video
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There are so many special New York City Tours. You can tour New York by walking, bus, helicopter, boat or ferry. Many of these New York City Tours are even free! Locals, please tell us about your New York City Tour!
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