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Ultimate Helicopter Tour

Manhattan, NY

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Overview

This ultimate helicopter tour gives you a bird's eye view of all of Manhattan's historic sites and more!

  • Experience provider has been in operation since 1985
  • FAA certified pilots have logged thousands of hours of flight time
  • Take in Manhattan's famous sites, cruise up the Hudson River, and take in the miraculous New Jersey Palisades
  • Enjoy the New York skyline like never before aboard a meticulously maintained Airbus EC130, Airbus EC155 or Bell 407 helicopter!

Financial District - New York, NY

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    Essential Information
    • All passengers must present a valid photo ID (passport or driver's license)
    • The maximum weight per passenger is 275 lbs due to seat size restrictions
    • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian - there is no age limit to participate
    • Children 2 years old and up are full price as, due to FAA regulations, they must sit in their own seat
    • Infants under the age of 2 years old will sit on parents’ laps at no additional charge
    • All bags will be subject to inspection
    • Price includes heliport fee and fuel surcharge
    Duration
    Approximately 17-20 minutes of flight time.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    Due to COVID-19, this tour is limited to 5-6 participants.
    Spectators
    This is only for those on the tour.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions.

    For this experience, our partners are taking add measures to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are reducing the number of passengers permitted in each flight to 5-6 participants. Headsets will be provided without microphones and will be disinfected between flights. Passengers will have the option to use disposable earplugs if they prefer. Participants will be asked about any recent exposure to COVID-19 and any recent tests results relating to such. Additionally, if any passengers present with any related symptoms, they may be asked to reschedule. A touchless thermometer may be used at the discretion of the experience provider to verify that all participants are under a temperature of 100.4 degrees. All helicopters will be disinfected before and after each flight. All high touch points such as life preservers, headsets, seat belts, seats and door handles will be thoroughly cleaned. Our partners will be providing hand sanitizer to any participant who prefers to use it. Our partners kindly ask that all participants please bring and wear a mask for their experience. Participants without masks will not be permitted into the facility or to fly. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Is there an age restriction?

    No, passengers of all ages are allowed. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Infants under the age of 2 years old will sit on parents’ laps at no additional charge.

    Is there a weight restriction?

    Passengers must weigh less than 275 lbs due to seat size and seat belt restrictions.

    Who are your pilots?
    All pilots are FAA Certified and logged thousands of hours of flight time. Many have backgrounds serving as helicopter pilots in the military, law enforcement or other civilian capacities.
    What happens if the weather is bad?
    If the flight gets cancelled due to the weather, participants may reschedule the experience at no additional costs. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

    Returns
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Exchanges
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is cancelled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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