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Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters

6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
+1 866-947-6837
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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6 E River Piers, Downtown Manhattan Heliport, New York City, NY 10004-3200
Financial District
+1 866-947-6837
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a treat for my 40th we decided to go for the full 25 min tour, although expensive it was worth every penny on New Years Eve about 4pm Got there a little early but wasn't an issue and we only had to wait bout...More

Thank Littletk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the air for 15 minutes. I'm sure there are cheaper rides for what we paid. Extra $40/person fee. Located right downtown Manhattan.More

Thank Andrea2go
Zip M, Customer Service Staff at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Andrea2go, I'm sorry to hear that you're not satisfied with the Tour that you took with us. This is definitely not what we want our customers to experience! The 15-Minute Tour is indeed our shortest tour. We do offer longer tours at 20-Minutes and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Im glad I took this flight first time in a helicopter for me I loved every minute of it great views of manhattan definitely one off the bucketlist favourite moment flying along too the sound of Frank Sinatra's New York New York brilliant

Thank Darren E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the money to see some exceptional views of the city. All sides of the helicopter got the chance to take some breath taking pictures! Treat yourself

Thank GoonerPaul1964
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My husband and I took our grandson on a trip to NYC and thought a helicopter ride would be a great experience. The woman who booked our trip over the phone was extremely nice and helpful. I had found a trip with another company that...More

Thank sanblue2017
Zip M, Customer Service Staff at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello sanblue2017, I am sorry to hear that you had less than an awesome experience when you took your Tour with us. This is not the impression we want our customers to take away when they fly with us. I am glad your grandson was...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

The copters are fairly small and have three seats in one row. That means the person in the middle doesn't have an unobstructed view and cannot take any pictures. What was worse: we prepaid for an USB-Stick with pictures from the flight and didn't get...More

Thank Thomas K
Zip M, Customer Service Staff at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Thomas, I sincerely apologize that it took this long to resolve the missing photos on your USB. After an exhaustive image search, we found no matching photos. We understand how frustrating this whole process has been for you. A refund has now been processed...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

What can I say this experience was one of the most amazing things I've ever done, and a huge THANKYOU to Andrew our pilot, he made myself and my friend Janine feel so at ease, and made the whole experience wonderful, we saw New York...More

5  Thank Julie N
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Met a rep on water front explained wanted to do Coney Island trip when inside was told no time slot for that so opted for deluxe tour. Got there 2.15 had tour booked for 4pm first available time. 6 people squashed in helicopter sat opposite...More

Thank Andrew G
Zip M, Customer Service Staff at Zip Aviation - Helicopter Tours & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hello Andrew, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read that your Tour experience is less than awesome and unforgettable. Though an apology at this point will not change your experience flying with us, I do offer it sincerely. Seating arrangement in a...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

If you would like to have an onforgettable and wonderful memory of NYC you have to make a helitour. Our pilot Andrew Woods did an amazing job and gave us the feeling to be completely safe. It was absolutely fantastic. Love to do it again

5  Thank Pascale R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The tour above NYC was incredible, amazing, fabulous... The company Zip Aviation was organized very well and in particular the pilote was very attentive to share with us this unforgettable experience (for sure too short!). A very particular "Thank you" to Andrew for this moment;...More

6  Thank 23Natascia23
Financial District
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
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Zip M | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it's possible to transfer someone from a wheelchair to the helicopter. The individuals family member will have to assist the passenger into the helicopter. Our ramp agents can assist the... More
18 April 2015|
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Response from holssunski | Reviewed this property |
The company will do its best to maximise the capacity of each helicopter therefore it is highly unlikely that you will get a helicopter to yourself. They also weigh everyone and then tell you where to sit to ensure an even... More
Victor S
3 January 2015|
Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
For the Bell 407, the manufacturer claims a maximum cruise speed of 133 knots (153 mph or 246 kph). The never exceed speed is 140 knots (161 mph or 259 kph).