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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Tip: Don't forget your camera.

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Ian S
Halifax, United Kingdom
"Fantastic Views of NYC "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2018 NEW
Probably the highlight of the trip - excellent fun and what a buzz. Excellently organised, and the chap whom works for Liberty Helicopter (looks just like Samuel L Jackson), was hilarious 😂 It’s not cheap, but really worth it if you want to have the ultimate NYC experience.
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Alison C
"Excellent flight over New York!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 11, 2018 NEW
Decided to take my daughter on a flight, whilst in New York, during our visit for her 18th Birthday. If you buy a NY Pass, Liberty give a 10% discount. I would definitely buy the USB, they put a picture of your party on it along with the chosen flight. We were well looked after, the pilots commentary was brilliant. Would recommend doing a flight with Liberty. They are well organised, and there was very little wait before the flight.
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mumwhotravels2014
London, United Kingdom
"Worth the extra"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2018 NEW
Fantastic fabulous glorious way to see the city. Very friendly staff and a quick and efficient service. Kids loved it as did we so not to be missed. We did the 20 minuet tour and enjoyed every second
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Fatty_potter
Bromley, United Kingdom
"great day for wifes birthday"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 07, 2018 NEW
great day out after orginal day was cancelled due to weather. the kind of service america is famed for. ground crew made us feel at easy and very helpful, pilot was knowledgeable and friendly. cannot recommend them enough
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Stevetheblue
County Dublin, Ireland
"Brillaint Experience From Start to Finish!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 29, 2018 NEW
If you are a new or experienced visitor to NYC you must experience viewing the sights and skyline from inside a Liberty Helicopter. Our flight was for 11.30 last Tuesday week, but we got there early and from check in, through briefing and then to the final ride we found the Liberty Crew extremely professional and friendly. As we waited we were entertained from an extremely knowledgeable member of staff who was able to engage with every passenger from all parts of the world....a great asset to have Liberty Helicopters! The ride itself was made that more enjoyable by our Pilot (I think it was Brent) who was simply brilliant, professional, knowledgeable, humorous and made his comments relevant to the age of his passengers...our 2 kids were lucky enough to fly with him in the front. So in summary whilst "not cheap" you will have memories, pictures etc to last a life time...so Do It!
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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.