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Tickets for New York City Helicopter Tour

Unforgettable views of NYC from above

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Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 18:30
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 18:30
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:30
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:30
Friday:  09:00 - 18:30
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:30
Sunday:  Closed
Starting time
Every 10 minutes. Guest must call to reserve a timeslot
  • Feel like an NYC bigwig in this memorable helicopter journey above New York City, the Capital of the World
  • Enjoy audio narration of the iconic buildings, monuments, and statues
  • Make the most of this unique photo opportunity with snaps of the Statue of Liberty’s majestic crown and Central Park from the sky

Visitors to New York City tend to gaze upward at the city's skyscrapers in awe. This is a unique opportunity to see the bright lights of Gotham from above. Choose from the Liberty Harbor (12-15 minutes), Big City (18-20 minutes), or Grand Island (25-30 minutes) tour options.

Why get a yellow cab around NYC when you can get a helicopter and get up, up, and away? Winners of the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, these tours are exhilarating, breathtaking, and unforgettable.

There are three options:

Liberty Harbor Helicopter Tour

Take in the skyline from the passenger seat of a whirlybird. You'll see Battery Park, Wall Street and get face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty. Many more NYC highlights will be just out your window, including Ellis Island, the 9/11 Memorial, and the Empire State Building. You'll also circle around Central Park on this action-packed 12-15-minute flight.

Big City Helicopter Tour

In addition to the sights included in the Liberty Harbor tour, you'll also see Upper Manhattan, midtown, all of Central Park, Harlem, the Bronx, Yankee Stadium, and the George Washington Bridge. In just 18-20 minutes, you'll get to know NYC so well you can write your own Beastie Boys lyrics.

Grand Island Helicopter Tour

This is a little like flying your own helicopter. You'll see everything mentioned above, plus the world-famous Coney Island (and the mother of rollercoasters The Cyclone) and the Verrazano Bridge, the longest double-decker suspension bridge in New York. And, as you swing back around to head for home, you'll get another view of Lady Liberty. Skyscrapers, islands, rivers, bridges... this 25-30-minute helicopter ride has it all.

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What's included
  • Flight with audio narration in multiple languages
  • $40/person port fee, payable onsite
  • Please call the number (212) 422-1700 as soon as possible to schedule a flight time with the tour operator
  • Make sure to arrive 45 minutes prior to the flight for a safety briefing and security check
  • Don't forget to bring your smartphone ticket and a valid ID

Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date.

Zip Aviation
6,E River Piers, 10004, New York
Key info
Audio guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese
Additional info

Getting There

Metro: 1 to South Ferry Station; W or R to Whitehall Street Station.

Mar 7, 2018
New York City Helicopter Tour
Excellent service. It was my first flight by chopper. The pilot was very delicate. I recommend the company.
Mar 5, 2018
New York City Helicopter Tour
If you do one thing in NYC make sure it is a helicopter tour totally amazing
Jan 29, 2018
New York City Helicopter Tour
Just amazing
Oct 10, 2017
New York City Helicopter Tour
The Tiqets App that we used as part of our recent trip to NYC was excellent and I would definitely recommend to other people visiting New York. Quick and easy to use
Aug 13, 2017
New York City Helicopter Tour
Unique experience. I would recommended
Jul 18, 2018
New York City Helicopter Tour
May 6, 2018
New York City Helicopter Tour
A faire absolument !!
Aug 10, 2017
New York City Helicopter Tour
Un must do lors d'un séjour à New York. Prestation très professionnelle.
Apr 6, 2017
New York City Helicopter Tour
Un moment inoubliable au dessus de manhattan . Il faut bien cibler le vol en fonction de la météo.

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