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This cruise was so worth doing. We chose this one because we have two small children, and it was perfect for us. We got to see so much of New York and took great pictures, and the kids loved it! I think 90 minutes is just the right amount of time.
The harbor cruise was an absolute joy. Whether you are in New York for a week or a couple of hours I highly recommend the tour. Leaving from Pier 78, the cruise takes you past a number of very important sites in history, as well as common interest. Pointing out places such as the pier for the Titanic, Linburgh's landing and several movie locations the tour provides something for everyone. The ship also brings you up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. This was an absolute thrill and the buses bring you right down to the pier for departure and deliver you back in various location in Manhattan after your cruise. Book this trip you will not be sorry.
The kids loved it. The highlight of our entire trip was to see the Statue of Liberty and this gave us the best views possible along with a great look at Manhattan. Thanks to our great tour guide, he was very informative.
This was just great and the guide was very informative, knew everything about the buildings we saw in New York. Couldn't fault him, glad we did it!
The tour guide was very, very good. He gave excellent commentary regarding the skyscraper and sights in New York that we were seeing.
Great commentary and no queues. We saw everything we wanted to and would recommend it to any visitor to New York.
I would absolutely recommend booking this trip through you to anyone, and indeed, I have since I've been back. It was just so easy to do before we went. And with your clear directions it all worked out perfectly on the day. The harbour cruise was brilliant, very informative. We had the best time, all so easy and worry free, thanks a million. I'll definitely use you again.
It was a very good tour and did just as advertised. Tickets were easily purchased and there were no long lines in picking up the tickets. The ride itself was quite comfortable. I would definitely do it again. Oh yes, and the guide was very good inserting bits of trivia from time to time. Very interesting.
The tour narrator was excellent. He provided interesting and varied information along the way. The stops seemed much longer than necessary, especially the last one.
Probably the best tour and a great way to see the sights, you can use it as a hop on hop off tour which is great. I would recommend this over the helicopter tour. I would also recommend you do it early on in your trip as the speaker has good tips and advice on what to see and you can hop off for it
Great tour guide and lovely experience. 90 minutes is perfect time to see the highlights and get the great view of skyline that you can only get from the water.
Booked cruise for 2pm but got there early so went on 1pm one. Queued in heat only to find that it was mainly because they were taking photos of each group to sell later. We didn't want one and they were quite rude and pushy. Suggest that you are given a choice politely not pushed into it as most people would like this but some, like us, wouldn't. This is the reason I gave the tour 4 stars instead of 5.
Sat up top of the boat. There are parts undercover if you wanted shade. Tour was informative and interesting with some humour thrown in. Plenty of chances to take photos especially when you get to Statue of Liberty. Can buy drinks and snacks downstairs and there are toilets. Back at dock they unload quickly and the office has a place to buy sandwiches, ice cream, etc. which was nice enough. We really enjoyed it - good to see things from the water.
The only other thing is that pier 78 is a little way out. We got taxis, however, there are buses nearby. Wouldn't let it put you off.
Really enjoyed this they give you plenty of time to see everything by slowing or stopping the boat so you can take photos
A brilliant tour...not too long but lots to see. The commentary was jam-packed full of information - so much that it was hard to keep up.
The very helpful ground staff allowed us to skip the line as we had our elderly mother with us. Very considerate.
Lots to see and an excellent guide - a great start to our holiday. Confusing instructions about confirming the trip though - couldn't get a response from the boat company which made it a bit stressful.
great family trip- lots of great history and local information....definitely made the trip more enjoyable to learn more about the area.