Liberty Helicopter Tours in New York

Liberty Helicopter Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - How many people can ride in a helicopter?

A - Each of our helicopters seats up to 7 passengers plus the pilot. The private tour is an exception: You must book the whole Helicopter and a maximum of 5 people are allowed.
Q - What days of the year are Liberty Helicopters closed?

A - Liberty Helicopters do not fly on Sundays.
Q - What if my chosen tour times are not available?

A - Liberty Helicopter will book you on a flight as close to your chosen times as possible. Your confirmation email from Liberty will include the time of your flight. If Liberty is not able to book you on a flight on the days you have selected, your reservation will be cancelled and your deposit returned.
Q - Do I need a reservation?

A - Please remember that all passengers must have a reservation to use our Downtown Pier 6 Heliport or VIP Heliport.
Q - What times can I book my tour at?

A - You can pick any tour time at 15 intervals throughout the day from 9:00am to 4:00pm. You will need to arrive at the heliport thirty minutes prior to the tour time you selected.
Q - Is there public transportation to Liberty Helicopters?

A - The Downtown Manhattan Heliport is at Pier 6 and the East River.

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For our Downtown Heliport please take the 1 or 9 South to the last stop in Manhattan called the South Ferry. Walk towards the South Street Seaport. We are a five to ten minute walk south of there. You can also take the N or R to the Whitehall Street Stop. By bus take the number 9 to South Street Seaport stop or the number 15 to the South Street Seaport stop.

View the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus Routes and Subway Routes for more information.
Q - How long are your tours?

A - Our Big Apple tour is 12-15 minutes in length and our New York, New York tour is 18-20 minutes in length and the Private Tour lasts 18-20 minutes.
Q - Is parking available at the heliport?

A - No, the closest parking area to our Downtown Heliport is at the South Street Seaport. We are a five to ten minute walk from there. Parking in Manhattan is expensive.

And there is no parking at VIP West 30th Street heliport. The closest lot is located at West 29th Street between 11th and 12th Avenue. Sometimes during off peak times there is free parking on the North bound side of West Side Hwy, which is 12th Avenue.

We recommend that you use the MTA for both heliports.
Q - Why is there a $40 per person fee for flying out of the Heliport?

A - The fee is imposed by the property owner and the Hudson River Trust City Agency. Liberty Helicopter must charge this fee in accordance with a court ruling.
Written by: Liberty Helicopter Tours
Top Photo Credit: © Liberty Helicopter Tours
Photo Description: A Liberty Helicopter flying over New York