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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
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+1 866-947-6837
09:00 - 19:00
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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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Birthday Surprise - NYC the way it should be

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2013
Hayley D
Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Shrewsbury UK
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Logan, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Spent a week in New York with my sister and brother-in-law. They have traveled to NY many times but this was my first visit. This was their first flight over New York and we all loved it. We flew on November 13. Our pilot was Andrew Woods and he was fabulous. We had such a great time. The view was... More 

5 Thank Vickie T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

James was a brilliant pilot and guide. His knowledge and expertise were second to none and I would highly recommend him. Thank you James Damian

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Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

The 20 minute flight was a great way to see the city. We found it particularly useful to do the trip a couple of days in to the visit so we had our bearings and knew what we were looking out for although the trip included an informative commentary. The safety briefing and competent pilot (Andrew) both inspired confidence!

4 Thank Louise P
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

I flew with my dad, on 27 August this year, to celebrate my birthday. The flight was the standard travel and the truth that broke all my expectations. The flight was amazing, with a view of Manhattan that had not hitherto experienced. I did a similar trip last year with another company. The ground staff very welcoming and friendly. The... More 

Thank Fernando D
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We had such a wonderful experience this past Saturday on our Grand Island Helicopter Tour. We originally had it scheduled for Thursday, 07 Nov, but due to bad weather, they rescheduled us for the following day. We appreciated the change because hell if I was going up in a helicopter during strong winds and rain. Anyways, I got to ride... More 

Thank Gelie C
Enderby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Did the Big City Tour with my "grown up" daughter - we loved every second of it! The staff were super friendly and helpful. The views were amazing and gave us some of the bests pics of our week in NYC. A massive thank you to Santiago and the rest of the staff for making it such a fantastic experience!

Thank DebsyG
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Expensive but worth it! The red tour was adequate length and they catered for our 8 month baby well.

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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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