WOW. Seeing New York City from the ground or by ship is already an incredible experience. Imagine how breathtaking it would be to actually hover above the city in a helicopter, with a bird’s-eye view of its skyscrapers, landmark monuments, Central Park, and the flawless grid system that makes up its perfect checkerboard map! Liberty Helicopters Big Apple Tour lets you do just that. Watch the traffic from above. Observe the yellow taxis weave in and out of lanes, and see swarms of people rushing around Times Square and Broadway during their commutes (isn’t it great to be on vacation, and flying above the traffic?) Glide past the Statue of Liberty and hover above the sparkling Hudson River, before effortlessly making your way to Manhattan’s Financial District. See the Chrysler and Woolworth Buildings, The George Washington Bridge, The USS Intrepid, Governor’s Island, Ellis Island, Battery Park, and the world-renowned Empire State Building…without hurting your neck to look up! It’s the kind of thing you have only dreamed about, or experienced at IMAX with 3D glasses on. Time to check out the real thing…no popcorn needed.
Liberty Helicopters seat up to six people, with flights departing from the Downtown Manhattan’s heliport at Pier 6. Your Big Apple helicopter pilot and guide will have you in the air for approximately fifteen minutes, which feels like a glorious eternity when you’re hovering over the island of Manhattan, and seeing for the first time how truly vast the metropolis is. Your pilot will point out all the iconic sights of the city as you fly past, giving you aerial information about the Big Apple that simply can’t be comprehended from ground-level. Reviews rave about the overall service provided by Liberty Tours New York, one of the only helicopter tour providers in the city, saying they really roll out the red carpet for passengers from start to finish.
Liberty Helicopters Big Apple Tour has been voted its number one tour by customers, many of whom give the company kudos for providing an unforgettable addition to their trip to New York City. Liberty Helicopters is the largest and most reputable helicopter sightseeing business in the Northeast, and has been safely operating tours for over 25 years. Their world-class pilots maintain impeccable records and regularly undergo training and re-certification to ensure you are safe and taken care of from takeoff to landing. Get airborne on your next trip to the city with Liberty Helicopters and take part in an aeronautical adventure that will leave you with beautiful memories of your trip to New York.
All passengers MUST make a reservation by calling (212) 967-6464 or 1 (900) 542-9933 at least 24 hours in advance to book this tour. The reservation line is open 8 am-6 pm seven days a week. You must bring your pass to get in.
Please arrive at the Downtown Heliport (Pier 6 and the East River) at least 15 minutes prior to your reserved time.
Please note that there is an additional passenger facility/security fee of $35.00 for all heliports in New York City. This fee must be paid by the passenger at the Downtown Heliport on the day of the flight. All major credit cards accepted.
Be sure to get your Go Select Pass back from the staff, as you will need it to access your other attractions.
Monday‚ Saturday, 9:00 am‚ 6:30 pm (last flight at 6 pm);
and Sunday, 9:00 am‚ 5:00 pm (last flight at 4:30 pm)
By Train - Take the N or R to Whitehall Street Stop. Walk towards water keeping it on your righthand side. Heliport is between South Street Seaport and Staten Island Ferry. Take the 1 or 9 to South Ferry Stop.Walk towards water keeping it on your righthand side. Heliport is between South Street Seaport and Staten Island Ferry.
By Bus - Take the number 9 to South Street Seaport stop. Walk south keeping water on your lefthand side. Take the number 15 to the South Street Seaport stop. Walk south keeping water on your lefthand side.