This helicopter tour in New York is the closest thing you’ll find to flying your own helicopter!

Your flight of fantasy embellishes the Big City tour with a bird’s-eye-view of the world famous Coney Island and its landmark amusement park, then soars above the Verrazano Narrows Bridge as you turn to fly over the Palisade Cliffs on the New Jersey shore and on up the Hudson River.

The grandeur and romance of the vistas on the way to the northern-most tip of Manhattan are unparalleled. You will revel in the delight of this incredible experience!

Guided tours are offered in multiple languages for an outstanding sightseeing experience: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate: $259.95
Child Rate
(Ages 2-12):
Child - Free
(Ages 1 and Under, on Adult Lap):

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Tour / Activity Details

25 to 30 minutes
Available every 30 minutes from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm - Monday through Saturday (due to city ordinance, no helicopter tours are allowed on Sunday)
(check-in is 45 minutes prior to flight time)
Please Note: Times shown on the Availability Calendar are requested tour times, not guaranteed tour times. If your requested tour time is not available, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Rates do not include helicopter security fees, fuel surcharge, and heliport fees. These fees are currently $30.00 per passenger and will be collected at the time of the tour. Rates for this tour are per-person. This tour does not offer hotel pick up. Check in is at the Pier 6 Heliport (details on E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Tour Highlights

  • 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
  • Times Square
  • U.S.S. Intrepid Museum
  • 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
  • Coney Island Amusement Park

Important Information

Heliport Fee:
Rates do not include a per-person heliport fee. This fee is currently $30.00 per passenger (subject to change) and will be collected at the time of the tour.

Heliport Security:
All passengers will be required to go through a security checkpoint and will be scanned by a metal detector to ensure safety. Firearms, weapons, sharp objects, lighters, explosives, and chemicals are prohibited at the heliport and aboard aircraft. All passengers must present a valid photo ID and will be asked to leave their belongings in a secure, private locker during the flight. Passengers may take only cameras, phones, and glasses aboard the aircraft.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are helicopter tours safe?
YES! This tour operates in Bell 407 and Bell 206 helicopters, technologically safe aircraft featuring powerful engines and enhanced avionics, resulting in a smooth ride with technical flight characteristics that make these aircraft a dream to operate and fly.

How experienced are the pilots?
These professional aviators are factory trained with thousands of hours flying helicopters, and are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. Your safety is their #1 priority.

Can I bring my children?
Yes, you can bring your children. There is no child discount for children above the age of 2. All children ages 2 and up must be strapped into a seat. Children under 2 years of age are free and must ride on an adult's lap (heliport fees still apply for infant passengers). Children who have a photo ID (passport, student ID, etc.) must present it upon check-in.

Can I take pictures?
Yes, please do!

Why am I required to show up 45 minutes prior to flight time?
Extra time is required to check in, go through security, secure your belongings, weigh in, watch a safety video, and be fitted with a life vest. Failure to arrive so may result in extended delays, or forfeiture of your flight.

How is seating in the helicopter arranged?
Seating in the helicopter is arranged by weight and balance to maximize safety and security. Persons with disabilities will be accommodated accordingly. If you reserved your flight with other people, they will fly with you but may or may not sit next to you aboard the aircraft. Safety is first priority when it comes to seating arrangements.

Who else will be in the helicopter?
You will either fly with three other passengers or five other passengers, depending on the aircraft dispatched that day. Aircraft are chosen for passengers based on weight and balance to maximize safety and security.

What can I bring on the helicopter?
You are permitted to bring a camera, phone, and glasses/sunglasses aboard the aircraft. Purses, bags, handbags, camera bags, scarves, hats, and other loose items of clothing will need to stay at the heliport in a private, secure locker.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Maximum passenger weight is 300 pounds. Hotel pickup not included. Rates do not include heliport fees ($30.00 per passenger, subject to change). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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