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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

See the best of New York City on this guided, 2.5-hour cruise around Manhattan Island. Learn about the history of the island with live commentary from a tour guide. Food, beverages and souvenirs are available for purchase onboard.


  • Upgrade VIP option with premier seating and exclusive outdoor viewing area onboard
  • 2.5-hour cruise around Manhattan Island
  • Amazing views of the Manhattan skyline
  • Cruise by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • Choice of morning and afternoon cruises

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What You Can Expect

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Full Manhattan Island Cruise

Three rivers, seven bridges, five boroughs, 25 world-renowned landmarks and a close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Now that’s getting to know New York City.

On this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour around Manhattan Island, enjoy stunning views of the Big Apple’s brilliant skyline and iconic landmarks, like One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and many more.

Choose from a convenient morning or afternoon departure time, then leave from Pier 83 in midtown Manhattan. This cruise travels all the way around Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers. The live narration from a professional tour guide helps to provide an educational and entertaining journey.

Learn more about the history of each of the sites and enjoy a snack or beverage from the onboard concession area while taking in the beautiful views of some of New York City’s most popular attractions. Souvenirs are also available for purchase.

As a bonus, upgrade to Circle Line VIP to include preferred seating, no-waiting-in-line privileges and beverage service, plus a $25 voucher for the North River Lobster Company, a floating lobster shack located also located at Pier 83. Enjoy fresh seafood in a relaxed atmosphere.

Customer Reviews

Julie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Location was easy to find, check in was flawless - Trip was so enjoyable, boat was clean and officered snacks for purchase. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and his voice was very clear - I would definitely recommend and would do it again if the opportunity presents itself.

alison k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very good tour guide.

Wrap up warm as it gets cold on the river. Amazing views for great photos

Felicity M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent way of getting a feel for Manhattan. Very good commentary and well worth it.

David R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

An excellent way to see Manhattan with a running commentary through most of the trip. We saw parts of Manhattan Island that wouldn't be seen from street level and that the usual visit to New York would not cover.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The views and the narrator where great. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful narrator and great sights. Only downer, not the cruise's fault, is the passengers who have loud conversations with one another making it difficult to hear the narration.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was really GREAT! Everybody loved it. I recommend it to my friends!

Hugh R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent thorough and amusing guide to the big apple! Only snag was the vouchers which came with the premium tickets were for a restaurant which was closed and looked as if it had closed for the winter.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The guy who gave the commentary was excellent! The information he gave us was particularly informative and made us understand the geography of the island and surrounding area! The cruise enabled us to experience Manhattan from a different perspective. We had never visited New York before and the cruise gave us a good introduction to recognizing the various buildings and bridges,etc. Unfortunately we stayed outside too long on the upper deck taking photos and we have returned to Scotland with bad colds - not your fault!! You really need to be well wrapped up to be out on the Hudson River! When we return sometime we shall certainly take the cruise again! We would have no hesitation in recommending it to any visitor - a good place to start on a visit to New York!

Janet W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well worth the cruise round Manhattan Island, get to so much more of this amazing city.

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