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Duration: 30 minutes


Experience the amazing skyline of New York City illuminated like never before. Soar above all of your favorite landmarks all while watching the skyline sparkle.

🚁 Highly trained FAA-Certified helicopter pilots

📅 Decades of flying experience dating back to 1985

🏙️ Fly over the world-famous landmarks that define the Big Apple

✨ Soar over Northern Manhattan, crossing the George Washington Bridge, and savor the breathtaking city lights of New York City!


When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7:30pm-9:30pm

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcomed
  • Weight: Must not exceed 275 lbs

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: Children 2 years old and up are full price as due to FAA regulations they need to sit in their own seat. Children under 2 years of age must sit in an adults lap at no charge. When booking please let us know you will have a lap child
  • Pets: This is not a pet friendly experience.
  • Individuals with disabilities: Passengers will need to transfer from the wheelchair onto the helicopter and be able to sit in one of the seats with your legs bent. For passengers under 150 lbs, the staff can assist you into the helicopter and will bring your wheelchair to and from the Heliport while you are flying. For passengers over 150 lbs, you must be able to transfer on your own or have someone with you who can assist you up into the helicopter.


What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: Approximately 25-30 minutes of flight time
  • Who will be present: Your experienced pilot and also, other guests may be joining. This aircraft can seat up to 6 people. There is a 2 passenger minimum required for tour to operate.
  • Spectators: Everyone must have a ticket/reservations.
  • Photo/ video: Due to safety precautions you may not take your own pictures while walking to and from the Heliport to the helicopter. Once inside the helicopter photography is allowed and encouraged. The staff will take a picture of you in front of the helicopter that can be purchased as a print or digital copy after your tour.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: This experience is weather dependent. In the event your flight is canceled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider.
  • Arrival: plan to arrive 30 minutes in advance
  • Parking: There is no parking at the heliport but there is a parking garage at the intersection of South Street & Whitehall Street
  • What to wear: Dress comfortably and appropriately for expected weather conditions. Closed-toe shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
  • What to bring: Only cameras, cell phones and sunglasses may be taken on the helicopter. All bags, hats and scarves may be left in a locker available to you at no charge.
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: Restrooms and lockers are located at the heliport.

Full description

Tour highlights:

  • Statue of Liberty: Witness Lady Liberty's radiant glow as she welcomes you to the harbor, setting the tone for your adventure.
  • Manhattan Skyline: Marvel at the luminous Manhattan skyline, with its towering skyscrapers and vibrant cityscape, all aglow.
  • One World Trade Center: Pass by the solemn and impressive One World Trade Center, a symbol of resilience and unity.
  • Empire State Building: Be captivated by the timeless allure of the Empire State Building, a true emblem of New York City.
  • Madison Square Garden: Catch a glimpse of this renowned arena, host to countless historic events and performances.
  • Hudson Yards & The Vessel: Admire the modern marvels of Hudson Yards and the extraordinary architectural wonder known as The Vessel, both beautifully illuminated.
  • George Washington Bridge: Take in the breathtaking sight of the bustling George Washington Bridge, one of the world's busiest crossings.
  • Ellis Island: Reflect on the history of immigration as you pass by Ellis Island, a gateway to the dreams of millions.
  • Brooklyn Bridge: Admire the graceful beauty of the Brooklyn Bridge, an iconic symbol of New York's connectivity.
  • Governor's Island: Enjoy a picturesque view of Governor's Island, a hidden gem in the midst of the city's hustle and bustle.
  • Billionaires Row: Gaze upon the opulent residences of Billionaires Row, where the city's elite reside.
  • Chrysler Building: Be awed by the art deco elegance of the Chrysler Building, a true masterpiece of architecture.
  • Little Island: Discover the enchanting Little Island, a whimsical park floating above the Hudson River.
  • Chelsea Piers & The High Line: Cruise by Chelsea Piers and the elevated urban oasis of The High Line, both enchantingly lit up.
  • Times Square: Witness the electric energy of Times Square as it comes alive with its dazzling billboards and signs.
  • The Intrepid: Pay homage to the USS Intrepid, an iconic aircraft carrier turned museum.
  • Central Park: Catch a glimpse of Central Park, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city, bathed in the soft glow of night.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 24 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 24 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Samantha K

The City Lights Experience was an amazing way to see the city at night! The helicopter ride was smooth and comfortable, and the views of the illuminated skyline were simply stunning. I would definitely do this tour again and recommend it to anyone visiting New York.

Laura M

The City Lights Experience was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting New York! The helicopter ride over the city at night was magical, and the views of the lit-up skyline were breathtaking. It was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.

Tyler S

The City Lights Experience was absolutely incredible! The entire experience was organized and professional, and the views of the city from the helicopter were unforgettable. It was amazing to see the city come alive at night from above. Highly recommend!