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

Liberty Helicopters 6 East River Piers New York, NY 10004
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Overview

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.

Description

from Liberty Helicopters - Sightseeing Tours of NYC
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 multiple recipients 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

3 Reviews
Dmitrii Timokirov
New York, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Top attraction"
February, 2018
A bit expensive,but veeery interesting
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Tip: Do it only,when the westher is fine!

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Andrea Rushton
UK
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
UK
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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sonnenscheinchen83
Napier, New Zealand
"Making the dream come true"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018 NEW
I was thinking about doing a helicopter flight, but the weather was average. On a fine day, a promo staff member of Liberty Helicopters approached me. However, I had a sailing tour booked so didn't have much time. But the weather was supposed to turn again, so this seemed to be my only chance to do it. He went out of his way to get me on the next flight and all the staff at the helipad did their best to get me up and back down in time. I didn't quite make it, but it is remarkable what extra mile all the staff went through. The flight was excellent, very smooth and the pilot did a great commentary. It was a great experience, and while it may not be the cheapest activity to do in New York, it was certainly the best! Thanks for making my stay a memorable one.
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AgnieszkaAgni
Zurich, Switzerland
"Flying over the Big Apple"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 14, 2018 NEW
Amazing adventure! It was great to see New York from above. The flight is only about 15 min but it's enough time to see everything. Our pilot explained everything we saw and answered our questiones. The crew on the ground was very friendly and professional. We received short safety training before the flight and all went smooth. I enjoyed the flight with my partner and his 11 tears old son and we really liked it. I would highly recommend Liberty Helicopters!
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jameseasey
Sydney, Australia
"Me James Easey"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 07, 2018 NEW
Our flight was the absolute highlight of our 3 week trip OMG! I highly recommend Liberty helicopters for the best way to see NYC. Cheers Jimmy
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Jenni M
Bristol, United Kingdom
"Amazing experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 29, 2018 NEW
We had the most amazing experience with Liberty Helicopters. We did about a 10 minute tour and got to see New York city from the sky. The views were incredible and something we’ll remember forever! The whole experience was run very smoothly & all the members of staff were friendly and made us feel safe. Our pilot gave interesting commentary throughout. We would definitely take another tour with Liberty Helicopters and recommend it to others.
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ashwebbo
Auckland, New Zealand
"New view"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2018 NEW
On our third trip to New York thought we had seen it all but the helicopter view gives a whole new perspective on the city. Would highly recommend over top of the rock or Empire State. We only flew for 15-20 minutes but went over Statue of Liberty and up to Central Park. Definitely a highlight of our trip!
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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.