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Tour code: 2800SLR
Crunched for time but still want to see the best of New York City? Try this 1-hour sightseeing cruise along New York’s Hudson River. Get an incredible perspective of the Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and more from the water. Learn about the history of the sites with commentary from a tour guide. Food and beverages are available for purchase on board.


  • 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
  • Upgrade VIP option with premier seating and exclusive outdoor viewing area onboard

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.

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What You Can Expect

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

New York Liberty Cruise

On this 1-hour liberty cruise, enjoy stunning views of Manhattan’s brilliant skyline and iconic landmarks, like One World Trade Center — the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere — as well as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, Governor’s Island and more.

This cruise travels down the Hudson River to within 100 feet (30 m) of the Statue of Liberty. Narration from a professional tour guide helps to provide an entertaining journey.

Enjoy a snack or beverage from the onboard concession area (available for purchase) while taking in the beautiful views of some of New York City’s most popular attractions.

Customer Reviews

Simon F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Highly recommended. This was my first time on this cruise and the experience could not have been better.

Deb F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour and guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved this cruise! We went on a Monday morning cruise and got to take advantage of the discount pricing. It was only about 20 per person. The duration was an hour which was just the right amount of time. The views were spectacular. And the tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant to listen to. The weather was nice on the day we went so the bow was open. However, while out on the bow, it was hard to hear the tour guide so you'll have to decide - the great views or the great facts. I can imagine the boat is probably really crowded on the weekends so if you can, I would recommend going on a weekday so you don't have to worry about making your way through the crowd to get a good view. Another plus - there's a little café inside on the first level serving food and drinks, and a bar on the top level.

Jane H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wow - this 60 minute cruise was just perfect. We arrived 30 minutes before departure and had great seats on the open deck as the sun was shining. We sailed on the Hudson river down to the Statue of Liberty and had a fantastic view and also had lots of opportunities for taking photos! The tour guide on the boat provided lots of interesting information would certainly recommend this tour.

Shona C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour. It was not exspensive and easy to walk to from midtown Manhatten. Lots of room inside the boat and fantastic photo opportunities of the statue and the skyline. Stand at the front of the boat fro the best photos, but you get them anywhere. People were a little pushy, but you go past the statue twice and all get good photos. You are next to the aircraft carrier Intrepid too, so we stopped off at that as an extra.

Wilfredo O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Short but very interesting cruise. The tour guide was awesome.

jana r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great cruise and very informative We had beautiful weather which made it even better. Having a bar on board is a nice touch

cheryl C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

Suzanne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

Robert S

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!

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