There are traditional sightseeing tours, and then there’s the New Yorker Helicopter Tour. With this spectacular, unique touring experience, you’ll have the paramount view of America’s largest city. Soar over dozens of infamous landmarks, including the gleaming Chrysler Building, the ominous Empire State Building, and the iconic Statue of Liberty. Glide over historical structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and much more!
Helicopter Flight Services operate five Bell 407 helicopters – a safe, fast, and powerful helicopter known as the sports car of the air. The spacious, comfortable cabin will make your viewing experience delightful and memorable. Manhattan’s skyline is one of its most extraordinary traits, with over 570 skyscrapers over 468.9 square miles. The 1920s brought a large economic boom that boasted a developing skyline of unparalleled skyscrapers. Despite the effects of the Great Depression in the 1930s, New York showed resiliency in constructing some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers of the era, developing Art-Deco marvels still intact today. So many astounding, historical buildings reign tall and proud in New York. Do not pass up the opportunity to admire them from your cozy helicopter vantage point!
Make your reservation 48 hours in advance, and conveniently depart from the Downtown Heliport at Pier 6 and the East River. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to take-off, and make certain you bring along your Go Select pass.
Arrive at the Downtown Heliport (Pier 6 and East River) at least 30 minutes prior to your reserved time. You must have a government issued identification (i.e. license or passport) with you when you arrive. Please bring your pass with you for scanning.
The reservation line is open daily, 8:00 am-6:00 pm.
Due to New York City regulations limited number of flights are allowed per month, spaces are limited so it is best to make reservations in advance to secure your flight.
There is an additional passenger facility and fuel fee of $35.00 for the heliport. This fee must be paid by the passenger at the Downtown Heliport. All major credit cards are accepted.
By Subway: N or R trains to Whitehall Street Stop. Walk towards the water, keeping it on your righthand side. Heliport is between South Street Seaport and Staten Island Ferry;
1 or 9 to South Ferry Stop. Walk towards the water keeping it on your righthand side. Heliport is between South Street Seaport and Staten Island Ferry.
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Comments about Smart Destinations New York Helicopter Tours:
The staff was entertaining and friendly and it was a great way to experience and see the city. Would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a memorable way to take in the best city in the world.