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.

Good To Know

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


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 8:00 am - 6:00pm. 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
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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.
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christine s
St. John's, Canada
"Should not have flown"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 12, 2017 NEW
First they couldn't find our pre paid reservation. It was pouring rain and foggy and yet they flew us anyway. We could only see half of the buildings the rest were in the fog and cloud and the pilot pointed out bridges etc that we couldn't even see. I started filming on take off and we landed 9 minutes later even though I paid for a 20 minute tour.
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Roeselare, Belgium
"Fantastic experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2017 NEW
We did the NY, NY tour and loved every moment of it ! First we saw the statue of liberty, then the Manhattan island, flying above the Hudson. Definitively worth the money !!
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Sue N
Melbourne, Australia
"Great views if you can see - Overcrowded flight"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 08, 2017 NEW
There were 6 passengers plus the pilots on our flight. 4 passengers in the rear seat and 2 passengers plus the pilot in the front. If you are unlucky enough to be in the middle seats in the rear seats or the middle in the front your will be lucky to see anything. Passengers are located seats on their weight which I totally understand however they just crowd too many passengers per flight. I am quite short and was sitting in the middle front and all I could see was the instrument panel and a small view to the left side avoiding the passenger sitting on the side of the helicopter. My husband was lucky enough to be seated on one side in the rear and got a good view. I am not sure that I would recommend doing this flight to friends considering the cost. Note: you have to pay extra $40US per person on the day for Helicopter Landing fees. This is additional to original cost of the flight.
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Kettering, United Kingdom
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2017 NEW
Went on this helicopter experience for our 10th wedding anniversary. The view of New York did not let us down as it was stunning as expected. The helicopter company I felt did let us down as they were experiencing delays. We were booked in for a 1:30pm flight but did not get into the air until 2:45pm. No apology for the delay until 30minutes passed our scheduled flight. It would have been better to be informed of a delay due to whatever the reason was and asked if wanted to re-schedule the flight time either later that day or another day, as when we left the heliport it was no longer busy.
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Susan M
Holbrook, New York
"NY NY Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 03, 2017 NEW
What can I say besides Amazing. The staff was accommodating and friendly. The tour was well thought out, the ride was smooth, and the pilot was wonderful. A MUST if you want to see the incredible sights of NY from the air. Highly recommend! Thank you Liberty Helicopter Tours for a memorable experience!
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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 canceled 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.