Liberty Helicopters - Sightseeing Tours of NYC in New York, NY

Liberty Helicopters 6 East River Piers New York, NY 10004
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Offered by the most experienced helicopter sightseeing and charter service in the Northeast, Liberty Helicopters Sightseeing Tours of NYC offers a unique opportunity for guests to see the city in the sky. Guests can choose from The Big Apple tour; the New York, New York tour; The Liberty Private Tour; an Aerial Engagement tour; and more—each ranging between 15 to 20 minutes in length.

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from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Get a birds-eye-view of iconic New York City.
  • View Empire State Building, One World Trade, Statue Of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and more.
  • Helicopters seat up to 5 and 6 passengers plus one pilot.
  • Flight duration is 15-20 minutes.
  • More than 25 years of experience.


from Liberty Helicopters - Sightseeing Tours of NYC
#1 IN EXPERIENCE: We have been in business and flying safely for OVER 25 YEARS

#1 IN SAFETY & SECURITY: We are founding members of the Tour Operators Program of Safety and the ONLY helicopter company in NYC that is a member.

#1 IN CUSTOMER SERVICE & SATISFACTION: Liberty Helicopters is committed to providing our customers with the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.

THE LARGEST FLEET IN THE NORTHEAST: Liberty Helicopters has a fleet of 16 state of the art American Eurocopter helicopters.

Pilots choose American Eurocopter over Bell and others for their ease of maneuverability, more comfortable and quieter ride, less vibration, better visibility for pilots and passengers. ALL SEATS FACE FORWARD allowing our customers to see where they are going not where they have been.
Liberty Helicopters continuously receives the annual Safety Award from the Helicopter Association International, along with being a multiple recipient of the 5 Star Diamond Award and the ERHC Fly Neighborly Award.
Many of Liberty's highly trained pilots are ex-military or NYPD. All receive regular recurrent Eurocopter factory training, specifically the requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration part 135 air carrier standards giving you an assurance of safety aboard our helicopters.

All of our aircraft crews are certified and inspected to meet the demanding standards of the Federal Aviation Administration.

We have our own 24 hours 7 days a week maintenance facility to service and maintain our fleet. All of our highly experienced aviation maintenance technicians receive updated Eurocopter factory training on a regular basis.
We have a new premier space at the redesigned Downtown Manhattan Heliport located at 6 East River Piers NY, NY 10004 with our own souvenir and light snack shop for your convenience. We are open 365 days a year including holidays. Live reservation lines are open 7 days a week from 8am - 6pm. Multilingual staff. No minimum passenger requirement on any of our tours.

Please note there is a $40.00 per person Heliport Fee due upon arrival. A reservation time is required by calling the phone number listed on E-ticket after purchase. A passport or drivers license is required for all adult passengers. Flights are weather permitting.

Reserve New York City Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Andrea Rushton
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Above the skyline"
July, 2016
We booked this trip well in advance of visiting NYC. Having booked our trip for 9.45, we were early and no waiting around. The pilot that we had was very good, pointing out the points of interest as we flew over. The time went really quick. But this is highly recommended, an amazing experience and a memory to be made. Thank you, Reserve, and thank you Liberty Helicopters. We hope to see you again. Andrea
Tip: Don't forget your camera.. this is a must. Be prepared for making an amazing memory.

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susan raven
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Helicopter tour NYC"
July, 2016
A wonderful experience with a knowledgable pilot. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this. We flew up and down Hudson River and could see all the major sights which were pointed out by the pilot along with interesting historical facts.
Tip: Don't forget your camera.

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jonathan r
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2017 NEW
I went to new york with my 11 year old son, had a random thought to go in helicopter ride, emailed to enquire had very quick response back booked it for day after, from arrival they helped me and my son with everything, the flight was great seeing some amazing things from above, this is a must if you go to new york, do it! Thanks liberty for making it the iceing on the cake to our trip
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"Fabulous way to see this marvelous city..."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2017 NEW
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip out on our first visit to NY. Very easy to locate next door virtually to Staten Island Ferry (went on that straight after flight) and access welcome good. After going through pre flight stuff we were shoehorned into the back of the helicopter and before you know it up you go. Our pilot was a nice guy and gave the odd commentary of where you were and seeing etc. Only criticism here was as far as I could tell the headsets were one way as I was asking all sorts of questions but no response. So with this in mind please give more information guys on what you going over etc. as though you may see it every day all day, we see it once only. Would Definitely do it again though..
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"The highlight of our whole NYC trip!! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 17, 2017 NEW
I booked the Big Apple Helicopter tour for my partners 30th Birthday. He didn't know until the day. I was ready to burst since the day I booked it!! You have to confirm on the day of your flight. Unlucky for us we have torrential rain. So it was cancelled. It was re-scheduled for the day after. I rang on the next day to confirm our flight, and yes. We were given the go ahead. The staff were great, and ensure health and safety is adhered to. We were a little nervous at first, but as soon as the helicopter started to take off you could feel nothing but adrenaline. Our pilot was great, explained everything in View, and gave us a smooth ride. It was worth every single penny. I'd do it again tomorrow!!! I still smile about it now. My first time in a helicopter, and it really won't be the last. My partners words - it was the best birthday ever!!!
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Brussels, Belgium
"Exepensive but waouw !!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 17, 2017 NEW
We wanted to do a helicopter tour over Manhattan and we were not disappointed. We took the 20 minutes tour, just amazing. Hopefully the weather was good (not too cloudy), so the journey was brilliant. It is hard to describe the view you have, really beautiful. The pilot was nice and gave explanation about was we were flying above. The only down side: the price. Count for two between 650 and 700$ (tour + fees). But at the end, it is worth doing it at least once in your live, you will no regret it.
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Frank F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
"Unbelievably Cool!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2017 NEW
A once-in-a-lifetime experience! First helicopter ride over a fantastic city! Must do at least once in your lifetime. Worth every penny!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Liberty Helicopters - Sightseeing Tours of NYC

Do I need a reservation?
Yes, reservations are mandatory for all helicopter tours. A phone number will be provided on the E-ticket to set-up a specific tour time for the date purchased.

How many people can fly in your helicopters?
Our helicopters seat up to 5 and 6 passengers plus one pilot.

How long are your tours?
Our Big Apple tour is approximately 15 minutes in length our New York New York tour is approximately 20 minutes in length and our Liberty Private Tour is approximately 20 minutes in length.

Is parking available at the heliport?
The closest parking area to our Downtown Heliport is at South Street Seaport. We are a 5-8 minute walk from there.

What happens if I buy a tour and my flight is cancelled due to weather?
Liberty Helicopters will do our best to reschedule your tour for another date and time.

Are there any additional fees?
Yes, there is a mandatory heliport fee of $40.00 per person which is payable at time of check-in.

Must I bring my photo identification with me?
Yes, all guest are required to bring a valid photo ID that is government issued, whether a photo ID or passport.

Should I call to check on the day of my flight if the weather looks bad?
Yes, it is always a good idea to check with us prior to your flight if the weather looks bad.