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New Jersey helicopter tours – tickets, prices, timings

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New Jersey is an American state finding its sweet spot between its neighbors New York and Philadelphia.

As a melting pot of diverse landscapes, the city is home to everything from beaches and hills to farmlands and rivers. 

A New Jersey helicopter tour is an all-new way of basking in the natural splendor of the city.

This article covers everything you need to know before booking a New Jersey helicopter tour.

What to expect

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Taste of NYC helicopter tour

Taste of NYC Helicopter tour
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The Taste of NYC helicopter tour gives you the best of two attractions’ sightseeing in one as it flies you over both New Jersey and the New York City.

Take the thrill to the next level on this 12 – 15 minute tour as you bond with a small group of fellow travelers over the adventure.

Get headsets and life vests to make the most of the tour.

Choose from a variety of departures throughout the day.

This tour is the cheapest and most popular way to get a feel of what New York City looks like from above. If you have a thing for an adrenaline rush, go for it.

Ticket price (2+ years): US$155 per person.

This tour has options with varying durations – The Kearny, NJ 19-Minute Skyline Helicopter Tour or Kearny, NJ: Ultimate NYC Helicopter Tour of 25 Minutes.

10-Minute helicopter ride from New Jersey to NYC

This helicopter tour from New Jersey is the best deal if you want a luxurious setting well within a budget.

The ticket allows you a 10-minute flight from New Jersey to New York.

You will also be offered complimentary snacks and beverages in an exclusive-access lounge for an enhanced experience.

Not only this, you will also have exclusive access to benefits such as, including full open bar service, snacks, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Ticket price: US$245 per person

New Jersey helicopter our with transfers

Taste of NYC Helicopter tour
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This private two-in-one New Jersey helicopter tour is a private tour that comes with three options of departure points to choose from.

By choosing the Newark International Airport, you can explore most of New Jersey while on your way to the Big Apple.

You also get the luxury of choosing the aircraft you want to fly on out of two options.

Hotel transfers are included in this ticket.

Ticket prices: US$5,800 per group (up to 5)


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Cost of the heli tours

The fifteen-minute Taste of New York heli tour tickets cost US$155 per person for all travelers over 2 years of age.

The ticket gives access to approximately 12 to 15 minutes in the air and includes headsets and life vests for the tour. 

The 10-minute helicopter from New Jersey is priced at US$245 per person for travelers of all ages.

The ticket gives access to approximately 10 minutes in the air and includes open bar service, snacks, and high-speed Wi-Fi, one personal item per person, and one carry-on item-sized item < 25lbs. 

New Jersey Helicopter Tour with Transfer is available at US$5,800 per group (up to 5).

The ticket gives access to Private Charter in Airbus AS350/H125 Helicopter,15 Minute NYC Tour Private Transfer at Airport (Between Airline & Helipad), Luggage Transfer (if needed), Private Transfer between Manhattan Heliport and Hotel Temporary Fuel Surcharge

Departure point

The aircraft for the Taste of NYC tour takes off from 78 John Miller Way.

Address: 78 John Miller Way, Kearny, NJ 07032, USA. Get Directions

Upon arrival at the departure point, contact the shuttle bus (phone number provided on the ticket) for pick up to the heliport.

Meet the light blue shuttle bus (with a red and white helicopter and a “New York Helicopter” logo) in front of the Dry Dock Bistro (located at the address).

The tour ends back at the meeting point.

The 10-Minute Helicopter Ride from Newark Airport to Manhattan takes off from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Address: Newark Liberty International Airport, 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, USA. Get Directions

A private car will take you from your commercial terminal to the private BLADE lounge.

New Jersey Helicopter Tour with Transfer can take off from three departure points (depending upon your choice), one of them being the Newark Liberty International Airport.

All heliports are near public transportation.

There are multiple take-offs daily, so book early to get your preferred time slot.

Recommended Reading: Best helicopter tours in New York

Ending Point

The 10-Minute Helicopter Ride from Newark Airport to Manhattan ends at BLADE Lounge West 30th Street.

Address: West 30th Street, W 30th St, New York, NY, USA. Get Directions.

New Jersey Helicopter Tour with Transfer can end at three departure points.

Address: Air Pegasus Heliport, 335 12th Ave, New York, NY 10011, United States. Get Directions

Address: TSS Heliport, E 34th St, New York, NY 10016, United States. Get Directions

Address: 6 East River Piers, New York, NY 10004, USA. Get Directions

Timings of the tours

The Taste of New York helicopter tour operates from 10 am to 5 pm on all days of the week.

The 10-Minute Helicopter Ride from Newark Airport to Manhattan flies visitors from as early as 7.30 am to 6.50 pm.

New Jersey Helicopter Tour with Transfer is serviceable from 8 am to 6 pm daily.

Most tour operators prefer their participants reach the meeting point 45 minutes before the aircraft’s departure.

Restrictions strictly followed

Weight limits apply for a safe and comfortable New Jersey helicopter tours.

A minimum and a maximum number of passengers are required on these tours, failing which, they will be canceled.

Infants and children are allowed onboard, but infants must sit on the caregiver’s lap throughout the flight.

The 10-Minute helicopter ride from New Jersey to Manhattan is not wheelchair accessible.

A valid photo ID is required.

No pets are allowed onboard except service animals.

Flight times are approximate based on winds, weights, and conditions.

Seating arrangements may often be in the hands of the tour organizers for a safe and stable flight.

Exclusions of the air tours

A heliport fee of US$45 per head is not included in your Kearny, NJ: Taste of NYC helicopter tour ticket. However, you are expected to pay it before taking off.

Since helicopter tours adhere to strict schedules to maximize the number of daily take-offs, tourists are expected to be punctual on this tour.

All participants must be at the heliport at least 60 minutes before the scheduled take-off.

If you don’t arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled flight, a fine of US$50 per person will be levied.

A fine of US$100 per person will be imposed for failing to arrive 30 minutes or less before the scheduled flight time.

Holiday surcharges and checked luggage are no included in the New Jersey helicopter tours.

Accessibility to the tours

The Kearny, NJ: Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour and New York Helicopter Airport Transfer with Scenic Tour are completely accessible to guests with disabilities.

The aircraft, transportation, and surfaces are completely wheelchair accessible, preventing any inconvenience for the guests.

Cancellation Policy

New York Helicopter Airport Transfer with Scenic Tour is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation.

For a full refund on the other tours, you must cancel at least 24 hours before your tour date. 

If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, a 100% percent cancellation fee is applicable.

No changes are allowed within 24 hours of the experience’s start time.

Helicopter tours require good weather. 

If the tour is canceled due to poor weather or non-fulfillment of the minimum number of passengers, you may be offered a different date or a full refund.

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