Your route will cover all of the city's major landmarks. Embrace freedom and remember the immigrant dream as your soar over the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Fly along the Hudson River, for tantalizing glimpses of the midtown icons: the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building!
This fantastic helicopter tour is all-inclusive, which means unlike with most tours you do not have to pay a heliport fee on the day of the flight.
The unforgettable New York Helicopter Tour – Downtown & Midtown Highlights adventure begins when you make your way to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6 on the East River, located between the South Street Seaport and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. On this incredible helicopter tour, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the magical island of Manhattan!
After watching a safety video and receiving a briefing from the crew you will rise into the air over The Big Apple. You’ll enjoy an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty, that marvelous gift from the people of France to the U.S.A. As you hover over Ellis Island, you’ll remember the millions of immigrants whose first views of the U.S.A were at that very spot. From 1892 until 1954, this was the busiest immigrant inspection station in the U.S.A .
You’ll take in the majestic Brooklyn Bridge, over 120 years old and one of the oldest suspension bridges in the U.S.A. As you make your way up the Hudson River, you’ll enjoy the sights of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, those iconic Art Deco structures that symbolize the New York City skyline. You’ll be impressed by the World Financial Center, home to companies such as American Express and Merrill Lynch.
You’ll fly over the Chelsea Piers, which were used for passenger ships in the early 20th century and were the destination of the ill-fated Titanic. At the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, you’ll see a collection of museum ships, including the USS Intrepid and the Concorde SST, as well as the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
Along the New Jersey Coast, you’ll have remarkable views of the Goldman Sachs Tower, the tallest building in New Jersey, as well as the Colgate Clock and Liberty State Park, which was opened in 1976 as part of the celebrations for the bicentennial of American Independence.
You’ll see Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center, where the city’s and the nation’s heart was broken on September 11, 2001.
Upon completion of the tour, you will disembark at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and be free to make your way back to your accommodation.
12 – 15 minute helicopter flight Commentary from the pilot Head-set Map, information pack
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Sound-insulating headsets are given to each passenger to listen and speak with the pilot and one another.
My son and I enjoyed the experience very, very much though did think it was a wee bit pricey!
United Kingdom, 14/Sep/2015
It was an overall great experience, we didn't have the best weather but it was very enjoyable, great pilot and fast service, we really enjoyed it and it will totally recommend it...
wonderfull experience to see NY in sych way! definately recommend!...
Had a blast during the flight. The crew and the pilot were really nice. Definitely will book anothee trip once I'm back in NY....
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