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Helicopter & balloon rides

Big City helicopter tour

Availability: Mondays to Saturdays
Duration: 20 minutes
Language: English
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Do this because
  • Explore NYC from a new vantage point
  • Enjoy sights of Liberty Harbor and Upper Manhattan
  • Take photo's of Manhattan's world-famous skyline
  • Experience an approximate 20-minute helicopter flight over New York City
What to expect

Do you want to see more? Who could blame you! Stay longer in your comfortable helicopter seat while you see all of the sights included in the Liberty Harbor tour then extend your route northbound to Upper Manhattan.

Your crew will fly you past midtown and all of Central Park up to Harlem and the Harlem River, Columbia University, Grant's Tomb, the Bronx, Yankee Stadium, and over the infamous George Washington Bridge.

You will view the mountainous Palisades Cliffs and make a turn south towards the most popular parts of eastern New Jersey like Hoboken, the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.

Then fly past Lower Manhattan's Battery Park and world-renowned Wall Street then over to greet the Statue of Liberty eye-to-eye and the awe continues as you take in the aerial view from Ellis Island.

The Big City tour truly gives you a perspective into both exciting worlds and sights impossible to see from any other vantage point!

Sights include:

  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • One World Trade Center
  • 9/11 Memorial Site
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Battery Park
  • Wall Street
  • Empire State Building
  • Chrysler Building
  • Madison Square Garden
  • U.S.S. Intrepid Museum
  • Times Square
  • Central Park
  • Columbia University
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Harlem and Harlem River
  • Bronx & Yankee Stadium
  • Palisades Cliffs
  • Spuyten Devil Bridge
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What's included
  • Approximately 20-minute helicopter tour
  • Professional pilot and crew
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • The listed price does not include a USD40.00 per person (including infants) heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. The heliport/security fee is mandated by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is not within our control

6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004

Meeting point:

Meet your tour at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

What to remember
  • Note that duration times are approximate
  • The listed price does not include a US $40 per person heliport/security fee, payable at the time of tour check-in
  • 300-lb (136kg) maximum weight per passenger
  • All passengers must pass through a metal detector security screening and present a valid government-issued ID for security purposes
  • Zip Aviation reserves the right to amend flight paths for safety without giving notice to passengers
  • Flight routes will be altered during Yankee home games to avoid restricted airspace
  • All passengers must pass through a metal detector security screening and present a valid government-issued ID for security purposes
  • Zip Aviation reserves the right to refuse boarding to passengers or upgrade passengers at any time
  • The scheduled duration of tours vary based on flight routing, airspace restrictions, and weather conditions
  • Zip Aviation reserves the right to alter or terminate any flights due to any circumstance including weather, security, emergencies and aircraft availability
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  • Mondays to Saturdays, every 30 minutes from 9.00am to 4.30pm
  • Check-in is required 45 minutes before the starting time
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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