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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 and VIP package
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.

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 lunch (Options include Lobster Roll, Burger or Chicken plus coleslaw, chips, soft drink) at North River Lobster located on nearby Pier 83.


Upgrade Options:

Cruise + Premier Seating 
Put yourself in the captain's chair with first class seating, premium views, and seat service that will make you feel like you own the city! Enjoy comfortable upgraded seats, exclusive outdoor viewing area, food and beverage service from the comfort of your seat, and skip-the-line privileges to avoid long lines.

Cruise + VIP Package (Available April-September)
Premier Seating plus lunch at North River Lobster Company, a floating lobster shack located at neighboring Pier 83. Choose from Lobster Roll, Burger or Chicken plus coleslaw, chips, soft drink. North River Lobster Company offers fresh seafood, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer, and a raw bar in a relaxed, casual environment and is the perfect place to unwind or soak up the sun after your VIP sightseeing cruise.


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, Dec 2018

It was a cloudy day as the remnants of hurricane Florence made it's way up the coast so my photos were a little dull looking. The boat ride was nice and relaxing. Most of all we loved the narrator. He made the whole experience very enjoyable!

, Nov 2018

The amount of educational information shared by the narrator was spectacular. Fantastic 2.5hrs - worth every cent

, Oct 2018

Despite inclement weather, this was an enjoyable and very informative cruise around New York. Great way to see the major attractions - Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline etc. The cruise itself was pretty smooth, friendly service for the premium section, which had more comfortable seats and a guide that just loved his city. Well worth the time and money

, Oct 2018

We had a beautiful day for our 2.5 hour tour. Because of bridge work, we were unable to completely circle the island. However, we still saw most of what we expected, and our guide provided excellent commentary. We got great photos and enjoyed the relaxing cruise after several days of non-stop touring.

, Oct 2018

The trip was great. We did the reserved seating and it was ok. The guy doing the narration was GREAT! and made the trip much more enjoyable.

, Sep 2018

What u buy on the internet is a Ticket or Voucher you NEED a " Boarding Pass " so get there an hr before ship leaves so u can exchange for a Boarding Pass !! It's right up front the booth 4 lines no waiting or hassle ..Then if u get Premier they take u right on board tiny line and nicer seats BUT u never need that if u go @ 10am . Great Trip perfect Announcer ,First Class for everyone . Clean,safe ,Large Ship,Clean Rest Rooms,Nice polite people . Prices are fine on board will Go again..Thank YouJeff

, Aug 2018

We upgraded so we did not have to wait in line. They had a special section for us. they gave you a lovely cookie as a snack. You also had waitress service in this section. Cruise was lovely.

, Jul 2018

The Circle Line tour was excellent. The trip was enjoyable as well as informational. I would recommend this tour to any interested party. The narrator was extremely knowledgeable of the history of Manhattan. He provided a lot of information that made the tour worthwhile.

, Jul 2018

just another prospective to view manhattan, this was a great trip. well worth the money. had a great time. chose the premier package. felt like a VIP. the tour guide was very informative. particularly liked the northern part of manhattan island

, Jul 2018

Aa a New York-based citizen, I have worked tour many state but never took out to see the city that never sleep.

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