Check out our frequently asked questions below.
What are your prices?
Please view our New York Helicopter Tours pricing information. Tour schedules and prices are subject to change. Helicopter passengers weighing more than 250 lbs. are required to purchase an adjacent empty seat to safely balance the aircraft.
Do you fly over the city or Central Park?
As per agreement with City Hall, all tour helicopter companies are restricted to flying over water. Prohibiting these flights has adjusted all tourism flight paths to along the water.
What is your policy on flying with children?
Any child under 24 months of age is welcome to ride as a lap child at no charge. Children 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat.
*There is a $30 heliport fee per person that still applies to children under 2 years old.
Are there any additional fees?
Yes, there is an additional heliport facility/security fee of $35.00 per person that is added onto the price of the tour.
Also, there is a $2.00 locker fee that may apply if you have any materials that are not allowed onboard our aircrafts.
Are helicopters a safe way to travel?
Yes! Helicopters are among the safest transportation modes available, and are the most widely used air rescue vehicles in the world. We fly the Bell Jet Ranger that is statistically the safest aircraft ever built. Trust us, spend one day on one of our helicopters and you’ll never want to travel any other way!
How many people do your helicopters seat?
Our helicopters seat either 4 or 6 passengers plus 1 pilot.
What does the interior of your helicopter look like?
What are your hours of operation?
Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Do I need a reservation?
What if there is bad weather on the day of my tour?
If New York Helicopter cancels tours due to bad weather then you can reschedule your tour for another day or cancel. Please call us at 212-361-6060 if you have questions and we can help you out.
What should I bring with me?
Please make sure to bring your photo I.D. and credit/debit card used to book your reservation. You may not bring purses or backpacks into the helicopter, but will be allowed to store them in a locker for a $2.00 fee.
Only items allowed onboard the aircraft are handheld cameras, phones, ipads, sunglasses and small wallets.
Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all of the great views!
Is there public transportation to the Downtown Heliport?
Directions: If you are coming to the Heliport by Subway please take the (R) or (1) trains to Whitehall Street / South Street Ferry, or the #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green. To get here by Bus you can take either the M1, M6, or M15 to South Street Ferry.
Is there parking available at the Downtown Heliport?
No, there is not parking at the Heliport but there are public parking lots nearby.