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Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

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Financial District
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Address: 6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
Phone Number:
+1 866-947-6837
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly...

Zip Aviation's Professional Aviation Team is committed to constantly improving our customer's experience. Our NEW management and flight crew teams are focused on your safety. We are completely dedicated to deliver an awesome experience during your visit and Tour. We strive to be the consumate and Premier Helicopter Service in New York City.

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Heli tour was awesone

We did the 18 min tour with ZIP aviation. It was definitely one of the highlights of an fantastic trip to NY! The reception and preparation felt a bit 'factory like', admittedly... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2014
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Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

We did the 18 min tour with ZIP aviation. It was definitely one of the highlights of an fantastic trip to NY! The reception and preparation felt a bit 'factory like', admittedly it was one of the busiest days of the year. It was my first trip in a heli and it was great. The pilot, James, was very helpful... More 

Thank J D
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2013

This was a great experiens wich I strongly recommend. A very nice femal pilot did a great job. Even if the tour only last for 10 - 15 minuts it feelt OK. Have a lot of nice photos over Manhattan, Hudson River, Staty of Liberty and Ellis Island. Start and landing of course. Will also give a eloge to the... More 

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Thank Christina J
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Amazing views!! A must do! One of the most incredible experiences of my life!!!! Staff here were great too, they gave great banter too!! Difficulty contacting them before the flight though as no one seemed to be answering the phone but aside from that the whole experience was awesome!! YOU MUST DO THIS!

Thank Stvhales
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Best experience. Fantastic and friendly staff. This is a MUST do! I loved it. Views were incredible. Worth very cent!

Thank Amandajaynep123
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 20 December 2013

I did it yesterday, i got it as a gift for my brother visiting NY and he loved it. Thanks again to all the Zip Aviation staff and pilot Dave. I will recommend!

Thank En3a
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

It was a spur of the minute thing but one we didn't regret even though it is very expensive. Weather was perfect so we got some great photographs and it was the highlight of a perfect holiday!

Thank Enseada
Ashford Kent
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

Can't say more than any other review, great views, quick service, nice people!! Book it it's worth it! We didn't pre book but got on a chopper within 45 minutes of getting off the subway!

Thank Mills08
Halifax, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Was booked on a flight with these guys as a surprise and we flew on the 18th November. They are friendly and welcoming and want you to enjoy your trip. Seeing NYC from the air is not to be missed and although we were booked for the day before we couldn't fly due to the weather....Bare that in mind- they... More 

Thank Hayley D
Shrewsbury UK
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

An amazing experience and great way to orientate yourself in New York. We chose a later flight - 4.30pm - and saw the sun starting to set over the skyline of New York, wonderful. My wife rode shotgun with the pilot - Dave - a highlight of her holiday. Great commentary by Dave and some great maneuvers - with the... More 

Thank Adeski1
Medellin, Colombia
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2013

The experience of watching the city from the skies was amazing. It was my first visit to NYC, and watching it from up high really drives home the scale and expanse of the place. James, our pilot, made a fantastic job at showing us landmarks and giving us a fantastic ride. Definitely a experience you won't forget.

Thank andresfpadilla

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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