What better way to take in the majestic views of the Manhattan skyline than with a birds-eye view of New York City. See New York attractions like the Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, and the Statue of Liberty while snapping some amazing photos. Each tour provides headsets so passengers can listen to the pilot as he recites interesting facts about the area. Many New York City tour companies offer a variety of helicopter packages at varying price points so it pays to shop around. Here’s a list of some of the most interesting helicopter tour packages enabling you to enjoy the city from way up above.
New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience
Treat yourself to aerial views of the Manhattan skyline on this 20-25 minute helicopter flight. In this small group tour visitors will view some of Manhattan’s top landmarks. A variety of departure times are offered. Visitors can check out viator.com which is a popular tour company in the city. The average cost for this tour will run about $244 per person
Big Apple Helicopter Tour
Big Apple Helicopter Tour is one of the most budget-friendly ways to enjoy an aerial view of the city. The tour is typically 12-15 minutes in duration but enough time to catch all the major iconic New York City landmarks. Check out libertyhelicoper.com for details on this tour package. This tour typically runs about $244 per person.
Private Helicopter Aerial Experience
Are you in the city to celebrate a milestone birthday, special anniversary or perhaps planning on “popping the question?” Booking a private helicopter tour is a great way to create an unforgettable memory. You’ll have an opportunity to chat with the pilot himself before take-off to plan out your route so you’re sure to include all your favorite New York City landmarks. This unforgettable 30-minute tour is offered through triphobo.com for $1995 per person.
VIP Night Helicopter and Statue of Liberty Cruise
Take advantage of being in “the city that never sleeps” by enjoying a nighttime helicopter tour. Aboard your luxury chopper, you’ll enjoy illuminated views of iconic landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and Empire State building. You’ll cap off the evening with a New York Harbor cruise compete with a champagne toast in front of the Statue of Liberty. This tour includes a 12-15 minute helicopter tour followed by a 1-hour harbor cruise. This package is offered by viator.com and typically costs $279 per person.
Private Helicopter Transfer from Lower Manhattan to NYC Airports
End your New York weekend break in style by heading to the airport on a private helicopter transfer. You’ll not only enjoy breathtaking aerial views of Manhattan but you’ll avoid city traffic and get to your designated airport in under 10 minutes. Transfers are available to JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports. Helicopter transfers provide quick and easy transpiration for the business travelers and a unique way to end a getaway if you are traveling for pleasure. Check out triphobo.com for tour details. This airport transfer typically runs $500 per person based on 4 passengers.
For more unmissable things to do and see, check out our guide to the best New York tours.