Insider's Guide to New York City

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

Tour code: 2800FIC

Special Offer

Book and travel by June 30 and save 21% off our previously offered price! Not valid on the VIP package.

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 (available weekends only)
  • 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

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Circumnavigate Manhattan Island

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.

Circle Line Upgrade Option (Available Weekends Only):
Cruise VIP Package This option puts your in the captain's chair with first class seating, premium views and at-seats service that will make you feel like you own the city! Enjoy comfortable upgraded seats, exclusive outdoor viewing area, food and beverage service from the comfort of your seat and skip-the-line privileges to avoid long lines. In addition, you'll receive a $25 voucher for the North River Lobster Company, a floating lobster shack located at neighboring Pier 83. North River Lobster Company offers fresh seafood, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer and a raw bar in a relaxed, casual environment and is the perfect place to unwind or soak up the sun after your VIP sightseeing cruise.

Customer Reviews

Vaughn O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent. Really fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent cruise, commentary was wonderful. Saw places we had never seen before. Really enjoyable and fun

Douglas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

fantastic trip....very good guide,informative and funny...

Marcia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Andy the tour guide was wonderful. Entertaining and informative. The tour by water gave a great perspective to how New York city is layed out and the various environments -- glass towers to brick high risers to large areas of green leafy trees and park areas. And of course the historic icons.

Amanda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We booked the trip in the UK based on the reviews. I agree with all the positive reviews, it is a brilliant trip and the commentary was fantastic. This was our first trip to New York and the cruise gave us a really good overview of where everything is and there was lots of interesting facts and tips

Tiffany O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Be sure to arrive early so that you can pick seats in the shade.

Henry J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Steven A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Good price, beautiful views, informative guide. I've been out in the harbor and around lower Manhattan by boat many times, but I've never actually circumvented the island Manhattan. It was remarkable to see the city this way and I highly recommend this trip.

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great tour well priced!

Daniel Jose M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Special Offer
$41.99 Save $8.99

From USD $ 33.00

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message