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
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
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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Tip: Don't forget your camera.

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Jon W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
"A once in a lifetime experience!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2018 NEW
This is an expensive treat but well worth it. Become part of many movies you must have seen flying across the famous New York skyline like spider man. Its not every day you get the excitement of a helicopter ride taking off from next to the river. Wow, wow, wow, would I recommend...........definitely do it!!
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Chrudim, Czech Republic
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 01, 2018 NEW
This was totally beautiful flight. I would definitely recommend ! You see the all Big apple. Surely value of the money.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
"Big Apple"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2018 NEW
Six of us did the Big Apple tour, staff at the check in were great, happy and cheerful and enjoying some banter. The pilot was knowledgable and talked us through everything on the tour, seemed really fast but it was the allotted time. Highly recommend as it’s a great way to see NY.
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Magna, Utah
"Very Rude Staff"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 29, 2018
This was my experience. This was supposed to be a romantic getaway. We had the 9am reservation, which because of weather it was pushed. We were supposed to be the first ones that morning to go. Instead we had to wait, which seemed like forever. We got pushed twice and when we did get to go, they ran out of usb drives. all of that was fine but the way they talk to you is so wrong. They printed us out a picture instead and when I asked about the usb drive. She told me to give her back the picture they had given us. They weren't even willing to refund the difference between a usb drive and a picture. I paid so much more for the usb drive. I can't believe she told me to give the picture back! who does that. To think I was even going to tip them. We will not be returning, EVER!!!! They ruined what was supposed to be a romantic trip. the staff were extremely rude. Not just the lady at the desk. They were unfriendly and made the entire trip a nightmare.
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Malling, Denmark
"No smiles at all"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 29, 2018
We went on a tour at 13 pm. We book tour no 2, and we spend a lot of money on this tour on our sons birthday. I understand that there is a lot of safety instructions, but pleace ....... smile. If anyone just would have send us a smile, it would have been a nice trip. Instead we hereafter think we should have booked another place. Not ever the pilot send a smile in the 20 minutes. He just looked not friendly and irritated. And the picture we were told should come on the web, we do not know how to find, and no one took the time to tell us. A waste of money and never again.
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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.