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Viator VIP: NYC Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise

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$279

Get unbeatable views of Manhattan from the sky and water on this exclusive VIP tour in New York City! Hop aboard a luxury helicopter and soar over the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and Central Park and admire the dazzling city. After your flight, enjoy more spectacular views of the city skyline on a New York Harbor cruise complete with a Mimosa or Champagne toast in front of the majestic Statue of Liberty.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- All helicopters fit up to six passengers; you may be seated with another party
- Tour operator reserves the right to upgrade, alter or terminate any or all sightseeing tours due to security or weather conditions
- Weight restrictions may apply. Generally, passengers may not exceed 275 lbs, and all safety equipment must fit properly
- Children under 2 years are free of charge; a valid proof of age is required. Child must weigh less than 25 lbs (11 kg) and will be weighed on the day of flight
- Flights may be cancelled due to inclement weather. If weather conditions are poor, please call the local supplier on your travel date to verify tour operation. If your helicopter flight is cancelled due to weather you may reschedule or request a refund
- Security Requirements: All guests must observe the following security requirements:
- Must have a valid photo ID (i.e. passport or driver's license)
- Must check in all bags with security
- No handbags or carry-on bags will be allowed on the flight
- Must walk through a metal detector
- Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed on board once they clear through security (disposable cameras are available for purchase at heliport and will be allowed onboard the aircraft)
- Due to federal law, this flight does not fly directly over New York City
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Description:

Your adventure begins at the Downtown Heliport at Pier 6 when you board a luxury helicopter for a 12-15-minute helicopter flight. Your helicopter flight takes place either in the morning or evening, offering you views of the magnificent New York skyline.

Listen to your friendly pilot share fascinating facts and anecdotes as you spot some of the city's most famous sights. Marvel at sensational views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Soar over the Hudson River and spot the iconic Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Your flight also offers vistas of other Manhattan landmarks including the Chrysler Building, World Financial Center, Chelsea Piers, Time Warner Center and Ground Zero, as well as New Jersey attractions such as the Goldman Sachs Tower, Colgate Clock and Liberty State Park.

After your helicopter ride, and a short walk to Pier 16, you’ll board a 1-hour cruise of New York Harbor. Hear narration by your knowledgeable guide as you delight in captivating views of the Manhattan skyline and cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge. As your boat passes in front of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, toast your special night out on the town with a complimentary glass of Champagne or a Mimosa.

Your magical New York experience concludes after nearly 2.5 hours back at Pier 16.

Departure:

Departure point:

Downtown Heliport at Pier 6

Departure time:

Duration:

2 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Reviews:

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Neil

Amazing! Highly recommended.

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Alison Y

Brilliant morning. Very professional and we ended up with longer as weight distribution amongst other flyers meant changes had to be made. The views were outstanding and the pilot very knowledgeable. The boat tour was great too and we got some stunning pictures from both experiences. Highly recommended.

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Tammy F

I cried on this flight, it was completely overwhelming, it was the most magical dream come true moment. Fantastic staff :-

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norwoodj40

Fantastic tour would highly recommend

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Kirsty A

What an experience! I have visited New York a few times now and the one thing I had not done was view New York by air. This was a gift for my Mother's 60th birthday and the memories will last a lifetime. The staff on the ground were fantastic and welcoming, the pilot informative and the flight itself was out of this world. I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone looking and would suggest that if you feel you want to do it then just go ahead. You will not regret the decision. The cruise was packed full of information and a nice end to the trip.

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Glen F

Great! However the booking reservation gave the time of closing not when we should be at the heli pad. Loved the experience but would not recommend using Viator for any future travels. They messed up on timing on other parts of our travel also. In fact a lady who couldn't speak English booked through Viator at the heli port and it told her to be there by 5pm and the helicopter company she was booked for closed at 3pm.

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Jason M

The helicopter part is awesome, and the water taxi ride afterwards is fun too. I'm taking one star off because of the almost hour wait between the helicopter and the water taxi it was freezing outside, and the fact that's it is a water taxi, not a cruise ship/boat that the title implies. Still highly recommended.

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T.J. R

Helicopter for a 15-minute flight 12mins at most.
Champagne toast on boat cruise Not supplied.

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Peter W

Der Helikopterflug dauerte keine 12 Minuten, wie angegeben. Im Helikopter waren insgesamt 12 Personen. Wir 4 Personen hatten die hintersten Plätze und die Aussicht war dementsprechend schlecht, vor allem für die beiden, die in der Mitte sassen. Meine Kopfhörer funktionierten nicht, aber während des Fluges konnte ich niemanden darauf aufmerksam machen. Als ich es nach dem Flug sagte, gab es keine Entschuldigung, nichts, nur ein Kopfnicken. Nach dem Flug wollten wir wissen, wo unser Boot startet. Sehr unmotiviert wurde uns mitgeteilt, dass es weiter vorne sei.
Am Boot wurden wir vorgerufen, da wir VIP Tickets hatten, jedoch stiegen alle Gäste gleichzeitig ein. Das Getränk musste man sich selbst holen und die Mitarbeiterin musste telefonisch nachfragen, was es für den Gutschein für ein Getränk gibt.
Alles in allem ein enttäuschendes Erlebnis, vor allem für diesen Preis.

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Matthew H

Hi! First the time was changed on me for helicopter tour, the staff at the helicopter operator are rude, no hello, thank you, just a attitude of people who are bored and would rather be somewhere else! The door staff are even worse, one guy was ok and seem to be the oldest, the last at the door would just say hey hey where's your ticket, who are you flying with, then turn to another guy, have you seen him

I was told the boat part of the trip leaves at 7pm, so I arrived at 6.30pm. Well it leaves at 7.30pm and it is pretty cold down at those docks, the trip was under a hour, the boat was late and then the compair stands at the ramp at the end shaking a tips jar.

It was great seeing New York from the air but, if you want to do this tour just do the helicopter part and get ready for rude staff, who look at their phones and messages more than anything else, the pilot was great but, the rest was extremely disappointing, because of the time change I had to wait 5 hours until the boat tour, I would suggest just the heli part but, even with that and how quick it goes, I feel the price doesn't match the experience! Buyer beware!


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Viator VIP: NYC Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise
Overview:

Get unbeatable views of Manhattan from the sky and water on this exclusive VIP tour in New York City! Hop aboard a luxury helicopter and soar over the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and Central Park and admire the dazzling city. After your flight, enjoy more spectacular views of the city skyline on a New York Harbor cruise complete with a Mimosa or Champagne toast in front of the majestic Statue of Liberty.

From USD

$279

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