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
  • 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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Tony B
"NYC Holiday "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2017 NEW
Booked online in the UK with no issues, receiving confirmation and a time slot as requested. Arrived at the Heliport after a walk in Battery Park. Prepped for flight after signing in and a short safety video. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Took off very excited but first helicopter developed an a/c failure so after 5 minutes we were back on the ground. 10 minutes later and another helicopter was ready and off we went. Thrilling worthwhile trip, amazing views, not too scary at all and well worth saving to make the excursion. Highly, highly recommended.
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Brisbane, Australia
"Excellent Service - Outstanding Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 11, 2017 NEW
We were super impressed by Liberty Helicopters efficiency and attention to detail, their prompt attention and excellent customer service. They made a great experience, fantastic!
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"Sorry did i say AMAZING again!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 10, 2017 NEW
We arrived at pier 6 to do our helicopter flight. We got checked in, saw a safety video and put on our life jackets. We were taken to the helicopters and we flew with Amanda. The view was breathtaking. We saw Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New Jersey, New York in its intirity, Central Park and all the buildings we has seen from the streets below.
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Stuart p
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
"Beware the Tax"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 05, 2017 NEW
You need to phone these guys when you arrive to arrange a time to fly. So this is located with 3 or 4 other providers down by Battery Park. It's easy enough to find from South Ferry subway. We turned up they were very polite - we queued up and were admitted 30 minutes before our flight. We filled in forms they then wanted $40 each extra for tax - not particularly happy with that but paid anyway. So after being given a life jacket and TV style briefing we were led onto the Pad. Staff place you in order due to your size. We found the back seat cramped with 4 adults crammed into it. The two in the front had the best of everything. The Captain was polite and informative - visibility wasn't good but we could still see. You don't go everywhere they say you will on the ad....basically you go out to Ellis Island then up the Hudson and back. Now we enjoyed this but did notice every other helicopter had more room with facing seats in the rear. We would reccomend a helicopter ride but beware of the tax, remember to phone to book a time and other providers have more room in the helicopter. The staff were very friendly and polite at all times.
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Missouri, Missouri
"Awesome way to see the city!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 04, 2017 NEW
One thing we can check off our list now. The staff was very informative and pleasant. We arrived 30 minutes ahead of flight time and they were right on time. Our pilot pointed out all the highlights and gave us other facts we may not have known. Definitely a must do!
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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.