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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Don’t have a lot of time in New York City? Make the most of it with this 90-minute harbor cruise that gives you prime views of New York’s iconic skyline and famous sights. Snap memorable shots of Midtown and Lower Manhattan, and sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Pass under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, and listen to an informative guide bring the city’s sights and fascinating history to life.


  • 90-minute New York sightseeing harbor cruise
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise offering amazing views of top city landmarks like the Empire State and Chrysler buildings
  • Listen to entertaining live commentary on board
  • Capture in photos or on video a great number of sites within a short amount of time
  • Enjoy a convenient departure point from Midtown
  • Choice of morning or afternoon cruises, depending on the season

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, the World Financial Center — check off your list of New York’s big-ticket sites during this easygoing cruise. The boat loops back to the starting point, so no worries if you missed a shot; you’ll be able to take that perfect pic for Instagram.

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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 90-minute cruise takes you down the Hudson River into Manhattan Harbor, then up the East River to Midtown 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 to capture one of the world’s most famous skylines. And if you’d like snacks or drinks, food and beverages are available for purchase right on the boat.

Get a prime vantage point of the majestic Statue of Liberty, as your captain pulls up within 100 feet (30 meters) of the iconic monument. Pass by Ellis Island and learn about its historic role in American immigration. Click away as you see grand skyscrapers like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, and admire the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges.

Enjoy views of the following on this attraction-packed sightseeing cruise:

  • Statue of Liberty
  • USS Intrepid Pier
  • Hoboken Pier
  • Pier 54 (Titanic Pier)
  • Jacob K Javits Convention Center
  • Battery Park
  • Ellis Island
  • Wall Street
  • South Street Seaport
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Chrysler Building
  • Empire State Building
  • World Financial Center
  • United Nations

Customer Reviews

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great tour, good information, warm cocktails! ;)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I had a fantastic tour of "see it all" in New York City on my birthday! We had a great tour guide and fit so much into our jam packed day that I couldn't believe it. Our extremely knowledgable tour guide from Brooklyn made it both fun and informative. The driver was excellent, as well. I was comfortable the entire tour and felt very well cared for...I learned so much. I wasn't too tired to hit the show at Radio City Music Hall that night!
Thank you for a very memorable day...I really enjoyed it! This is a must do for a first trip to New York City.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

fun tour. Went with my 10 yr. old niece. Have been going to NY for Biz for 30 years and never did this. Was alot of fun and very, very informative. I'ld do it again!

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