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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 onboard.


  • Upgrade VIP option with premier seating and exclusive outdoor viewing area onboard (available weekends only)
  • 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
  • Choice of morning and afternoon cruises

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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.

Choose from a convenient morning or afternoon departure time, then leave 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.

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.

Circle Line Upgrade Option (Available Weekends Only):
Cruise VIP Package This option puts your in the captain's chair with first class seating, premium views and at-seats 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. In addition, you'll receive a $25 voucher for the North River Lobster Company, a floating lobster shack located at neighboring Pier 83. 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.


Customer Reviews

Mr G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A great experience of Manhattan from the water, with a great slightly whacky commentary. We upgraded to the VIP so no queuing up to board - you wait in comfy seats in the shade, priority seating areas on board inside and out and the $25vouchers for the fantastic North River Lobster Co. Recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Enjoyable afternoon with great guide who gave a running commentary for the whole 2 1/2 hours well worth the money


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Loved this tour for the most part but the only problem was, and I've experienced this with other similar tours, is that if you are out on deck trying to take pictures, it is next to impossible to hear the narrative and, in our case, the guide had LOTS of stuff to share and I missed out on a lot of it. I don't know how they can remedy the problem but I had to keep walking in and out so I could hear all his wonderful stories and still document it with my camera. Otherwise, 5 star experience!

Martyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Although the day was wet, the cruise was very interesting and we were able to see everything. My wife and I learnt a lot from the commentary and under different circumstances there would be some excellent photo opportunities. I would recommend this tour to anybody.

Jean G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the Circle Line Complete Manhattan Island Cruise. Good, sunny day and not too hot. Crowded but it was 9/11 weekend. Andy was a great tour guide. Jovial and full of facts. Would definitely recommend this cruise.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Well organized. Great tour guide. Suggestion: mention parking right at the pier- looked around for awhile and spent 45 to park a few blocks away. At the entrance to the boat, saw parking sign-too late.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

fabulous trip, well worth the money, Tour guide was very knowlegable. would recommend it to everyone, this trip is a must for everybody who visits this fine city

Gloria J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We were extremely pleased with the trip. We saw and learned things about Manhattan that we did not know. The tour guide was very informative and delightful. Hats off to the whole tour group.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really enjoyed this tour - we were only in New York for 3 days and this has to be the best way of seeing a lot in a short amount of time. Guide very knowledgeable and experienced. Recommend this to anyone else visiting New York and wants to save wear and tear on their legs

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