4.5 star rating: Recommended 231 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Don’t have a lot of time in New York City? Make the most of it with this 60-minute harbor cruise that gives you prime views of one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. Snap memorable shots of Midtown and Lower Manhattan, and sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Learn fun facts about the iconic green-hued goddess as an informative guide brings the city’s sights and fascinating history to life.


  • 60-minute New York sightseeing harbor cruise
  • Relax aboard a cruise offering amazing views of city landmarks along Midtown and Lower Manhattan
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and the World Financial Center
  • Listen to entertaining live commentary on board
  • Enjoy a convenient departure point from Midtown
  • Choice of morning or afternoon cruises, depending on the season

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty’s body may have been modeled after sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s mistress, and the great lady’s face after his mom’s? Learn more fun facts like this on this easygoing cruise. Along the way, take pics of the famous city skyline, perfect for Instagram.

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

New York Liberty Cruise

Hop aboard your boat from Pier 83 on the west side of Manhattan. Your 60-minute cruise takes you down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty before turning back. Along the way, learn about the sites and New York’s history from an informative guide on board, and keep your camera out and ready.

Get a prime vantage point of the majestic Statue of Liberty, as your captain pulls up within 100 feet (30 meters) of the monument. Pass by Ellis Island and learn about its historic role in American immigration. Set your sights on One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at a height of 1,776 feet (541 meters). Sail past the World Financial Center (renamed Brookfield Place in 2014 after renovations), home to corporation giants like Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets and American Express.

Snap plenty of photos of iconic sites during the cruise, and if you’d like snacks or drinks, food and beverages are available for purchase right on the boat.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

this was perfect!!! really nice trip!!--not crowded, very confortable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great tour! Tour guide Chris was informative and humorous. Definitely worth the cost!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is an amazing way to see the city sights -- from the water! It was very hot, almost 100 degrees, but we moved inside when necessary and could still see well. The views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty can't be beat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

First trip to NYC and it was awesome! The man doing the tour was very informative and entertaining. Can't wait to go back.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Brilliant - well organised with a really informative guide. Teenagers loved it - they even stopped checking their phones, so enough said!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lived the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Perfect way to begin the trip to nyc. One hour cruise wa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

That was really nice, I enjoyed it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We found the trip to be extremely professional and informative. Excellent value for money and would highly recommend.

From USD $ 20.99

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 2800SLR


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