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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

779 Reviews

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2770HIGH

Reviewed by: Charlene O, December 2014

Fantastic tour it's a must for everyone visiting New York

Reviewed by: Jess G, Philippines, December 2014

If you love riding airplanes or seeing views from skyscrapers, if you love being in the air, this is for you! It is kind of expensive, but worth it, especially if you're a first-timer in a helicopter. Plus, when I signed up, I got a photo for free ($20 value), which was a great souvenir. There is no better place to ride a helicopter for the first time than in New York City! I took the 12-15 minutes tour. The amount of time in the air was okay but it leaves you wanting for more. You are not allowed to bring anything except a camera. Lockers are provided. They seat you according to weight, with a maximum of 6-8 passengers. I was alone and I luckily got seated in the front beside the door. A kid, about 12 years old, was seated between myself and the pilot while 4 adults were in the back. From the heliport, we head south towards Governor's Island, then pass Liberty Island and Ellis Island before heading north until the area of the Intrepid. The helicopter turned around to go back to the heliport. If you're prone to getting seasick, this might not be for you because some motion of the helicopter (especially when it makes a turn) mimics that of a boat sailing with strong waves but in a shorter span of time.

Reviewed by: brendanjk78, December 2014

Fab helicopter ride. Highly recommend. Easy to get to heli-pad and very organised when waiting for your slot. Fantastic! Danielle and Brendan (UK)

Reviewed by: jcanicholson2003, December 2014

Good value trip .A must do if your in the big apple best way to see all the attractions

Reviewed by: Ryan S, December 2014

Amazing! Amazing views! Went really quick but was worth every penny! Made the holiday! Defiantly recommend it!

Reviewed by: Jacqueline.Ferrie, United Kingdom, December 2014

This went without a hitch. No delays. Pilot was captain Caitlin who was great. Well worth the money

Reviewed by: suzytrucker, December 2014

Fantastic. Weather was not very goods but pilot was and very informative. Would recomend this. Next time will do the night one.

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Tour code: 2770HIGH