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Helicopter & balloon rides

Grand Island helicopter tour

Availability: Mondays to Saturdays
Duration: 30 minutes
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Enjoy views of the skyline, including the Empire State Building and World Trade Center
  • Fly out over Brooklyn and see the famous Coney Island
  • Experience an approximate 30-minute helicopter flight over New York City
What to expect

This is the closest experience you will find to flying your own helicopter! Your flight of fantasy extends the Big City tour south past Liberty Harbor to the world-famous Coney Island beach and amusement park.

Begin your flight 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.

You will fly over the spectacular Verrazano Bridge, the longest double decker suspension bridge in New York connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn. The grandeur and romance of the vistas make this tour a perfect date or family adventure.

Your pilot will turn back northbound, and you will pass the Statue of Liberty again as you head home to downtown. You will revel in the delight of seeing New York's harbors and beaches in their entirety!

Bring a camera to capture these unparalleled views in your memory forever!

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
  • Grant's Tomb
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Harlem and Harlem River
  • Bronx & Yankee Stadium
  • Palisades Cliffs
  • Spuyten Devil Bridge
  • Verrazano Bridge
  • Staten Island
  • Coney Island Beach and Amusement Park
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What's included
  • Approximately 30-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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