Catch awe-inspiring views of New York City’s most incredible sites with the Big Apple Tour by Liberty Helicopters! This one of a kind journey takes sightseeing to new heights (literally!) with an unbeatable perspective of NYC. Soar past iconic attractions including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Ellis Island, the United Nations, and of course the most famous landmark of all, the Statue of Liberty. Helicopter tours are the best way to see the sights completely unobstructed and without having to deal with long lines and packed crowds. For 15 minutes the city skyline is entirely yours to enjoy, and with convenient departures from the Downtown Heliport this is one adventure that is totally hassle-free!
For a truly unique sightseeing experience, book your Big Apple Helicopter tour today!
Please note new security requirements:
Please note that helicopter tours do not operate on Sundays
All passengers must bring a valid photo ID.
All bags must be checked with security.
All customers must walk through a metal detector
A $35.00 per person facility/security fee is payable at the heliport.
Departure location subject to change. Please call Liberty Helicopter for schedule and / or price changes.
Downtown Manhattan Heliport: Pier 6 East River between South Street Seaport and Staten Island Ferry, New York, New York, 10004
Monday through Saturday- 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
After your online purchase you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation, with a link to your online voucher, will also be e-mailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase. Redeem at any of the visitor center locations listed on the voucher. At the visitor center, simply show your voucher on your mobile phone or bring a printed copy.
How long is The Big Apple Helicopter Tour?
The tour lasts approximately 15 minutes.
What will I see on the tour?
Some famous attractions you’ll see include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, the Financial District, the Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler, Woolworth and Met Life buildings, the USS Intrepid, Central Park and the George Washington Bridge.
What happens after I make my purchase?
After you complete your online purchase, you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation including a link to your online voucher will also be emailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase. As soon as you arrive in New York, call Liberty Helicopters at the number listed on your voucher to confirm your reservation. Bring your voucher to the heliport 45 minutes before your tour is scheduled to start and show it to the customer service desk upon arrival.
How long is my voucher valid?
Your voucher is valid for 6 months.
Do I need to make a reservation for my Liberty Helicopters Big Apple Tour?
Yes, Liberty Helicopters requires reservations. To reserve your tour, please call their reservations department at 1-800-542-9933 or 212-967-6464.
Do I need to specify a date of travel when I place my order?
No. When you start your order, you will have to choose the day you believe you are going to use the voucher. However, we understand that plans change, so you’ll have 6 months to make your official reservation and use your voucher. Once you’ve made your reservation with Liberty Helicopters, your booking is confirmed. If you need to reschedule, please do so 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, you will be subject to their cancellation fee.
Why am I charged a $35 heliport fee?
This fee is required by the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Every helicopter company is mandated to charge this fee.
Why do I need to arrive 45 minutes before my tour?
The pre-flight process to ensure your safety and comfort takes about 45 minutes. You will go through a security screening and metal detector, check in with the reservations desk, and place your belongings in a private secure locker. Then, you’ll be weighed and assigned a seat accordingly, watch a short safety video, and be fitted with a life vest.
Will my tour be cancelled due to inclement weather?
For your safety, tours may be cancelled due to bad weather. If you have any weather concerns, please contact the reservations department. If your tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, Liberty Helicopter Tours will work with you to schedule a new date and time.
What can I bring on the helicopter?
You can bring your camera or recording device to capture the experience! All other personal belongings (including purses, scarves, backpacks, hats and all loose items) must be put in a secure locker prior to boarding.
Is narration available for this tour?
Your pilot will provide live commentary in English.