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New York City Skyline Cruise

New York, United States
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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Leave the hustle of the busy New York City streets behind and escape to the water on this Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise. Get an unobstructed view 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. Learn about the history of the landmarks with live commentary from a tour guide. Choose from climate-controlled indoor seating or the outdoor observation deck for a panoramic view. Morning or afternoon departures available.
  • Attraction-packed New York sightseeing cruise
  • Admire New York landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge from the water
  • Learn all about New York from informative onboard commentary
  • Enjoy climate-controlled indoor seating or panoramic views from the observation deck
  • Choose from morning or afternoon departures
  • Upgrade to include admission to one or three attractions

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

See a ton of New York skyline highlights from the harbor at a time of your choosing.
On this sightseeing cruise of New York City, enjoy stunning views of Manhattan’s brilliant skyline and iconic sites like One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, United Nations Headquarters, the South Street Seaport, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and many more.

This cruise departs from Pier 78 at West 38th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan, then travels down the Hudson River, through Manhattan Harbor, up the East River and back, with narration to help provide an educational and entertaining journey. Learn more about the history of the landmarks while taking in the beautiful view of some of New York City’s most popular attractions.

Choose an optional upgrade to include one or three attraction tickets such as Top of the Rock or One World Observatory.

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Great announcer, much too crowded,
Nico P
, Aug 2019
The ship was way too crowded and it was difficult to see the landmarks. The gentleman doing the narration was great but it was hard to hear him. The boat’s sound system is totally inadequate. We were mostly disappointed and would not take this cruise again.
Great Boat Ride
, Jul 2019
George Jay was our narrator and he is an outstanding historian of NYC and the remainder of the US. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip on the perfect weather day.
Fine for the $ but..,
, Jul 2019
Getting to the dock on foot was more of an exercise than expected due to location and street closures. The boat itself looked bigger than what I expected in the picture, which to me was a negative. Very lengthy stop in lower Manhattan where people get on and off which isn’t really touring time in my opinion. The process of getting your tickets despite having a prepaid voucher was horrendous. They should work on a better process or have more than one person working during peak periods. It seemed like a good price but think we may have saved bundling with other offerings. It appeared that many individuals received free with purchase of a hop on hop off bus tour. Despite the criticisms, we had a gorgeous day, a knowledgeable and helpful tour guide and awesome views of lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.
The Worst Tour Ever
, Jun 2019
My mom, husband, grandson and I walked miles to get on this tour. After my 75 y/0 mother was essentially pulled up the outrageous plank that went straight up. We sat on 2nd floor, direct left on benches. We stop at the 911 exhibit and 700 CHINESE JUMOED THST BOAT. We were pushed, crotches in our face while they tried to take pics. Pushed, stepped on, yelled at, etc. AWFUL TOUR! I WAS MAD BEYOND MAD. We couldn't hear the guide with all of the noise Long before we docked 100's of chinese fought to get off the boat first. WHY IN THE HELL DIDNT YOU TAKE THEM ON A PRIVATE TOUR??!!!! I AM planning on filing a complaint with the appropriate agencies and entities. This was awful and frankly we felt violated.
boat trip
, May 2019
I would not recommend this tour at all I spoke on the phone to Mrs April She confirmed and charged a 1.30 hr tour departure time at 13 hrs from Pier 78 on April 16th for 5 passengers We got there 12.30 to find out that the tour does not exist since last year. Had to waste precious NYC time sitting there until 2 pm On top of that the boat stopped for 15 minutes at Battery Park to allow too many passengers to board. On the speaker they even joked and assured there were enough life jackets for everyone I was told it was a tour around Manhattan but we never reached the East River Sent email to Viator on the following day but never got an answer
Appeared low budget
, May 2019
Beautiful tour on the water & informative, the sound system was terrible & organization was lacking. Long lines without clear direction. It was very affordable but will probably not choose to do this again.
A disappointment!
, May 2019
There was no narrator on board which was to be part of the trip. We also didn’t go under the Brooklyn bridge as promised.
Loved everything about this tour, great...
Samantha G
, Sep 2018
Loved everything about this tour, great views!
Statue of Liberty
, Jul 2018
The boat ride was very educational we really enjoyed seeing the Statue of Liberty the boat ride is 90 minutes long it goes down the hudson river it shows you where 911 was the new buildings are beautiful my children also enjoyed the boat ride
Good cruise
, Jun 2018
The cruise was nice worth the price I paid 20 a person approx but hard to hear the person doing the commentary, I actually could not hear her at all. Other than that it was very enjoyable and nice!

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