New York City

The Empire Helicopter Tour of New York

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The Empire Helicopter Tour of New York
  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Flight time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Admire spectacular, aerial perspectives of New York City—and see many of its top sights—on this small-group helicopter tour. Choose from a number of convenient start times, meet your pilot at the heliport, and take to the air. As you go, you can see highlights like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, and much more.
  • This small-group tour is capped at six to keep things personal
  • Enjoy a perspective of the city that few visitors get to see
  • Discover New York’s best-known landmarks from the air
  • Choose from a wide range of start times to fit your busy schedule

What's Included

  • Helicopter flight with shared experience among other travelers.
  • On-board live commentary and cabin with climate control.
  • Photos available for purchase as souvenirs.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • The heliport fee of $40 per person must be paid during check-in.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 6 East River Piers
    6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA

    Charm Aviation NYC- Downtown Manhattan Heliport 6 E River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (Pass By)

Empire State Building (Pass By)

Ellis Island (Pass By)

Rockefeller Center (Pass By)

Chrysler Building (Pass By)

Coney Island (Pass By)

Central Park (Pass By)

George Washington Bridge (Pass By)

Intrepid Museum (Pass By)

Yankee Stadium (Pass By)

Verrazano Narrows Bridge (Pass By)

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex (Pass By)

Columbia University (Pass By)

One World Trade Center (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 275 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • To ensure timely departure, passengers must arrive at the heliport at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled flight time. For reservations scheduled after 4 PM, please consider heavy commuter traffic and allow yourself at least 45 minutes of travel time to reach the heliport.
  • Passengers weighing over 275 lbs./124 kg. are required to buy an extra seat at 100% of the retail price. Due to weight restrictions, seat assignments cannot be guaranteed.
  • A valid photo identification, such as a passport or driver's license, is required and match reservation.
  • Passengers are required to undergo scanning by a metal detector.
  • All bags are subject to inspection. Free lockers are provided to store your belongings during the flight.
  • Helicopter window seats aren't guaranteed due to weight and balance factors.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Daniel_A
It was a very wonderful experience. I will always cherish the tour in the sky. I look forward to my next ride just very soon.

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Absolutely brilliant.
Richard_M, Oct 2023
The whole experience was brilliant - from booking through to the actual flight. Really informative and easy to chose which type of flight we wanted and the Pilot, Todd, was so friendly and knowledgable. Would strongly recommend.
Great trip over NYC
Irina_G, Oct 2023
Well organized and planned tour. Amazing views and experience! We had 30 minutes flying over NYC to enjoy. Thank you!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It was an absolute pleasure touring the skies of New York City with you. Should your travels bring you back to NYC, we will be delighted to host you again.
The Experience
Daniel_A, Sep 2023
It was a very wonderful experience. I will always cherish the tour in the sky. I look forward to my next ride just very soon.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It was an absolute pleasure touring the skies of New York City with you. Should your travels bring you back to NYC, we will be delighted to host you again.
I gave myself a 51st birthday present😍🎂🎉
Mattheus_B, Aug 2023
I gave myself a birthday present😍🎂🎉 I had promised my daughter a tour in New York five years ago. So I decided to give her this gift, on my 51st birthday. It was very pleasant to see the happiness stamped on her face. But it wasn't just my daughter, but my son-in-law and granddaughter too.😍 The most memorable thing during my ride was the pilot's smile. I think I fell in love.😍🥰🥂 I will definitely be back.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It was an absolute pleasure touring the skies of New York City with you. Should your travels bring you back to NYC, we will be delighted to host you again.
Waste of 400 dollars. Misleading description.
Jon_C, Aug 2023
Over crowded and given an center seat with very limited outside view. The as350 helicopter has 4 across seating in the rear with the outside passengers blocking most of the window from the 2 inside passengers. The forward part of the helicopter had the pilot seat and 2 passenger seats squeezed in. Result was three heads blocking forward view from the rear seat. Waste of 400 dollars for my seat. Asked before our departure about seating next to a window and given the impression that each passenger would have a window for a view. Very dissatisfied with this trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It was an absolute pleasure touring the skies of New York City with you. Should your travels bring you back to NYC, we will be delighted to host you again. We certainly hope to exceed your expectations next time.
Quite an adventure!
Lisa_M, Mar 2023
We loved this!! Took the 25 minute tour! So worth it! Definitely recommend this company and tour! Just do it!
Definitely a must to do!!!
Matthew_W, Mar 2023
Pilot gave us a lot of information about New York, got a really good understanding how NY and surrounding is set out, definitely a must to do!!!
Dream flight
patrick_S, Jan 2023
Amazing view, the top of New York in 30 minutes with a safe and kindly pilot Good memories and unforgettable momentum
Good experience!
Karolyn_H, Dec 2022
It was a great experience, interesting narrative but the radio crackled a lot. Luckily we had a lovely sunshiny day after many days of rain. It was wonderful to join a family from the UK. If you want to see NYC in a hurry - this is a good bet.
Großartig
Kirsten_H, Dec 2023
Ein wirklich unvergessliches Erlebnis mit traumhaften Eindrücken . Absolut empfehlenswert, tolle und reibungslose Abwicklung
Une très belle expérience à vivre au moins une fois
Michael_B, Sep 2023
Découvrir New-York d'une autre manière, c'est splendide et à vivre au moins une fois. Très bon accueil chez Charm Aviation.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It was an absolute pleasure touring the skies of New York City with you. Should your travels bring you back to NYC, we will be delighted to host you again.
Experiencia inmejorable....
Lucia_L, May 2023
Experiencia inmejorable. 100% recomendable. Las vistas espectaculares y el vuelo fue perfecto. El personal fue muy amable.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We also appreciate your mention of our exceptional customer service. It was an absolute pleasure touring the skies of New York City with you. Should your travels bring you back to NYC, we will be delighted to host you again.
Super fin 25 min lang helikoptertur.
Hanne_N, May 2023
Flot at se alle de kendte landmarks fra oven. Det var meget passende med 25 min. Sikkerhed og udstyr var helt tip top.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We also appreciate your mention of our exceptional customer service. It was an absolute pleasure touring the skies of New York City with you. Should your travels bring you back to NYC, we will be delighted to host you again.
A faire
yoann_d, Feb 2023
Prise en charge à l heure.agreable et exceptionnelle experience. Le personnel était sympathique. le temps à deux trois minutes près correspond.
À faire absolument!!!
Camelia_M, Dec 2022
Des vues magnifiques, le pilote était adorable et un très bon guide aussi. J’ai pas regardé combien de temps on a passé sur le ciel de New York, mais s’était suffisant pour voir tout ce qu’il était à voir.
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