Viator VIP: NYC Night Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3763VIPHELI
Get unbeatable views of Manhattan from the sky and water on this exclusive VIP tour in New York City! Hop aboard a luxury helicopter and soar over the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and Central Park. From April to August, watch the setting sun cast a gentle glow on the skyscrapers during your flight. In September through March, admire the dazzling city lights with an evening helicopter tour. After your flight, enjoy more spectacular views of the city skyline on a New York Harbor cruise complete with a Champagne toast in front of the majestic Statue of Liberty.


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  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Editor's Pick
  • Free drinks included
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
Your adventure begins at the Downtown Heliport at Pier 6 when you board a luxury helicopter for a 15-minute helicopter flight. In the spring and summer, see the Manhattan skyline at sunset. In the fall and winter, your helicopter flight takes place after dark, offering you views of the magnificent New York skyline lit up at night.

Listen to your friendly pilot share fascinating facts and anecdotes as you spot some of the city's most famous sights. Marvel at sensational views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Soar over the Hudson River and spot the iconic Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Your flight also offers vistas of other Manhattan landmarks including the Chrysler Building, World Financial Center, Chelsea Piers, Time Warner Center and Ground Zero, as well as New Jersey attractions such as the Goldman Sachs Tower, Colgate Clock and Liberty State Park.

After your helicopter ride, you'll be escorted on a short walk to Pier 16, where you’ll board a water taxi for a 1-hour evening cruise of New York Harbor. Hear narration by your knowledgeable guide as you delight in captivating views of the Manhattan skyline and cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge. As your boat passes in front of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, toast your special night out on the town with a complimentary glass of Champagne.

Your magical New York experience concludes after nearly 2 hours with transfer back to Times Square.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Downtown Heliport at Pier 6
Departure Time:
Check-in by 6pm
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to check-in
Return Details:
Returns to Times Square

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Night Flight and Cruise

Evening helicopter flight and 1-hour cruise of New York Harbor. Available September - March

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Viator VIP: NYC Night Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise

Viator VIP: NYC Night Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise

  • 15-minute helicopter tour at sunset (April through August) or at night (September through March)
  • 45-minute boat cruise
  • Champagne toast (additional drinks available for purchase)
  • Guide
  • Helicopter fuel surcharge and heliport fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All helicopters fit up to six passengers; you may be seated with another party
  • Tour operator reserves the right to upgrade, alter or terminate any or all sightseeing tours due to security or weather conditions
  • Weight restrictions may apply. Generally, passengers may not exceed 350 lbs (159 kg), and all safety equipment must fit properly
  • Children under 2 years are free of charge; a valid proof of age is required. Child must weigh less than 25 lbs (11 kg) and will be weighed on the day of flight
  • Flights may be cancelled due to inclement weather. If weather conditions are poor, please call the local supplier on your travel date to verify tour operation. If your helicopter flight is cancelled due to weather you may reschedule or request a refund
  • Security Requirements: All guests must observe the following security requirements:
  • Must have a valid photo ID (i.e. passport or driver's license)
  • Must check in all bags with security
  • No handbags or carry-on bags will be allowed on the flight
  • Must walk through a metal detector
  • Personal cameras and video cameras are allowed on board once they clear through security (disposable cameras are available for purchase at heliport and will be allowed onboard the aircraft)
  • Due to federal law, this flight does not fly directly over New York City
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Susan G, December 2014

Excellent trip, friendly pilot and very accommodating staff, bit of a wait between flight n boat trip, but excellent bar nearby!

Reviewed by: Chad Irwin I, December 2014

We missed our flight due to an oversight on the booking receipt. When you copy and paste the address on the email and create an event in the iPhone calendar, it creates a hyperlink to the GPS map, but the part that says Downtown Heliport is not highlighted. If you are unfamiliar with NYC piers and you follow the link, it takes you to Pier 92, on the Hudson River. We showed up on time, but on the complete opposite side of town. Fortunately, Our flight was cancelled due to weather and we were issued a refund but it was our last night in NY and we were unable to rebook for the next night. We definitely want to rebook the next time we are in NY, but in the meantime, I thought I would send in this information to help other future travelers that use iPhones (after all, we are such a small sub-set of the population!:) I am giving a 5 star rating because I can only imagine how amazing this trip will be once we are able to- Merry Christmas and we hope to fly with you soon!

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