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.

Tripster 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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Lena W
"No Refund after 5 weeks"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2020
I booked a REFUNDABLE, FULL PRICE Liberty Helicopter Tour for 3 people and when we heard that the US closes its borders I canceled the flight immediately (early march) and got assured that I will receive a refund.. 5 weeks later I haven't seen a penny..
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Louth, United Kingdom
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020
Fantastic experience. The whole team were great from quickly answering questions by e-mail prior to arriving to the friendly and professional team on the day. Nice clean modern premises and well maintained aircraft ( as a former aircraft engineer I look at these things!) I would have no hesitation in recommending Liberty if you are planning a helicopter sightseeing experience. If you fly from their New Jersey base and take a taxi or Uber make sure your driver knows where they are going as the heliport is out of town and not well sign posted and both our Uber drivers struggled a bit to find it. If you are based on Manhattan get the Path train to journal square its quick regular and cheap and then a taxi or uber from.Journal Square station.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
"Massively overpriced for what you get "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 29, 2020
My husband booked us the helicopter trip, something I was really looking forward to but left disappointed if I’m honest. Firstly we were charged $40 per person for landing fees on top of what we’d already paid, ridiculous! Then we had an hours wait after our initial time slot which messed our last day up as we planned to visit other places. When we were eventually called and taken to the helicopter, we were sandwiched in the back and without trying to insult anyone my husband was sat next to a rather large person making it nearly impossible for us to move I was literally squashed up against the window it was so uncomfortable I couldn’t wait to get out! The trip was ok it lasted all of 12 minutes and we were back on the ground, I’m glad I can say I’ve now been in a helicopter but I certainly would never book this particular trip again I think it was a massive waste of money for what you get.
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Hove, United Kingdom
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 29, 2019
The whole experience was amazing. Check-in was quick and the staff very friendly. We left on time and all had a very good view. The commentary from the pilot was really good. A great value 15 minute flight.
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United Kingdom
"New York birthday trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2019
Helicopter ride was amazing. Great views and staff very good. I was in the front seat a bit scary taking off but was worth 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.