Lower Manhattan and the islands|
Your flight begins with a scenic view of the Hudson River, Manhattan’s Financial District, the Woolworth Building, and Ellis Island—including a close-up of the Statue of Liberty. From Ellis Island, fly on to Governors Island, and the Verrazano Bridge—which joins Brooklyn and Staten Island—before heading back up the Hudson River for a glimpse of the air craft carrier, USS Intrepid.
Midtown Manhattan and more
Then it’s off to see Midtown’s famous skyscrapers: the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Met Life (Pan Am) Building. Other famous flybys include Central Park, Yankee Stadium, St. John the Devine Cathedral, Columbia University, the George Washington Bridge, and the Palisade of New Jersey.
- Scenic helicopter flight over New York City's 5 boroughs
18 to 20 minutes
Departure time and location:
9 AM–6 PM; from the downtown Manhattan Heliport (at pier 6 and the East River).
All flights are subject to a per-person port fee and a small security fee, payable directly to your helicopter provider on the day of your flight.
Children ages 2 and younger who weigh less than 35 pounds (16 kilograms) may ride at no charge if they sit on an adult’s lap. Restrictions apply. Please see terms and conditions for more information. No flights are available after 6 PM.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. You must call the helicopter provider to reserve your desired flight date and time; the customer service phone number appears on your printed voucher. Please call at least 48 hours prior to the day you wish to take your helicopter tour; at time of your call, you must alert the reservation agent if you have children age 2 or younger who will accompany you on the tour. On the day of your flight, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time. Each person in your party (excluding those children age 2 or younger) must present a printed voucher and photo identification to helicopter representative.
Panoramic NYC Tour: Flights depart from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6 and the East River. Flights are subject to a surcharge, payable directly to the provider on the day of your flight.
|Terms and conditions|
|You will not be guaranteed a seat without calling in advance to reserve your flight date and time. A valid passport or photo ID is required to fly; please bring these items with you on the day of your flight. Other than cameras, most personal belongings will not be allowed on board. All passengers will be charged a security fee upon arrival at the heliport. All children age 3 and older must pay full price and sit in their own seat.|
Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.