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See the best of New York City on this guided, 2.5-hour cruise around Manhattan Island. Learn about the history of the island with live commentary from a tour guide. Food, beverages, and souvenirs are available for purchase on board.


  • 2.5-hour cruise around Manhattan Island
  • Amazing views of the Manhattan skyline
  • Cruise by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • Upgrade options available including premier seating, VIP and adventure package

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What You Can Expect

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Circumnavigate Manhattan Island

Three rivers, seven bridges, five boroughs, 25 world-renowned landmarks, and a close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Now that’s getting to know New York City.

On this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour around Manhattan Island, enjoy stunning views of the Big Apple’s brilliant skyline and iconic landmarks, like One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many more.

Departing from Pier 83 in midtown Manhattan, this cruise travels all the way around Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers. The live narration from a professional tour guide helps to provide an educational and entertaining journey. In addition to the live tour guide narration in English, recorded narration is available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and English with a free app download (Instructions provided on voucher). 

Learn more about the history of each of the sites and enjoy a snack or beverage from the onboard concession area while taking in the beautiful views of some of New York City’s most popular attractions. Souvenirs are also available for purchase.

Several upgrade options are also available. Choose to upgrade to premier seating which offers skip-the-line privileges, an exclusive inside area and outdoor patio area onboard, water, and dedicated wait service. In the summer opt for the VIP package upgrade that includes a $25 voucher to North River Lobster located on nearby Pier 83 or if your looking for a little bit of an adventure choose the upgrade option that includes a 30-minute kayak rental and 1-hour bike rental. 

See the itinerary section for more details on each upgrade option.


Customer Reviews

Peter R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fantastic tour!

Muriel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

It was an amazing walking tour. Our guide was the best ever. He humanized the tragedy and I walked away from his tour uplifted and believing in the kindness of people and the importance of joining together. Wonderful experience.

Muriel Simpson

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Amazing experience and great service. The tour guide was extremely informative and we learned so much about Manhattan. Thanks!!

Zoé-Marie O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great experience, worthwhile, many thanks

Nina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This cruise was really amazing! We saw the Statue of Liberty so close and clear that it was not necessary to land on the island. And, of course, we saw Manhattan. We were lucky with weather, a sunny warm day, light gentle breeze and calm water - what wonderful trip!

Rebecca K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We loved this tour. Our guide, Jim? Joe? Sorry! was so patient and informative, the boat was ok, very clean... but seating could have been more comfortable - however, the sights were amazing. To see the skyline from the water, both NYC and Jersey, were great. If you can only do one thing in NYC, take this cruise.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very excellent tour!!! This tour is a wonderful way to see NYC and get many very nice pictures. The guide for the tour was excellent and very informative. I will do this tour again when I go back to NYC.

Terry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour guide was phenomenal...very knowledgeable and informative.

Mandy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Perfect way to the see the city from the water . The tour guide was amazing very knowledgeable - we loved it

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I enjoyed this trip especially the tour guide. Wednesday October 12 at 12:30

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