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Crunched for time but still want to see the best of New York City? Try this 1-hour sightseeing cruise along New York’s Hudson River. Get an incredible perspective 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 from the water. Learn about the history of the sites with commentary from a tour guide. Food and beverages are available for purchase on board.


  • 60-minute New York sightseeing harbor cruise
  • Relax aboard a cruise offering amazing views of city landmarks along Midtown and Lower Manhattan
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and the World Financial Center
  • Listen to entertaining live commentary on board
  • Enjoy a convenient departure point from Midtown

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty’s body may have been modeled after sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s mistress, and the great lady’s face after his mom’s? Learn more fun facts like this on this easygoing cruise. Along the way, take pics of the famous city skyline, perfect for Instagram.

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What You Can Expect

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

New York Liberty Cruise

On this 1-hour liberty cruise, enjoy stunning views of Manhattan’s brilliant skyline and iconic landmarks, like One World Trade Center — the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere — as well as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, Governor’s Island and more.

This cruise travels down the Hudson River to within 100 feet (30 m) of the Statue of Liberty. Narration from a professional tour guide helps to provide an entertaining journey.

Enjoy a snack or beverage from the onboard concession area (available for purchase) while taking in the beautiful views of some of New York City’s most popular attractions.

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 via free app download. Instructions provided on voucher. 

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

Chris K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour. Perfect amount of time on the water, and great price. Easy access at Pier 83 in midtown. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was awesome recommend will try to do it again before winter comes..

makbule k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

such a good cruise. saw everything and had tons of fun!

Brandon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide was hilarious! He reminded me of Michael Rappaport. We had a beautiful day to see Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty from the water. It was an altogether wonderful experience.

Raymond A M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great Tour guide

Dorota L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was exactly what I was looking for! The boat was clean and comfortable and the staff were great.

Simon F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Highly recommended. This was my first time on this cruise and the experience could not have been better.

Deb F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour and guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved this cruise! We went on a Monday morning cruise and got to take advantage of the discount pricing. It was only about 20 per person. The duration was an hour which was just the right amount of time. The views were spectacular. And the tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant to listen to. The weather was nice on the day we went so the bow was open. However, while out on the bow, it was hard to hear the tour guide so you'll have to decide - the great views or the great facts. I can imagine the boat is probably really crowded on the weekends so if you can, I would recommend going on a weekday so you don't have to worry about making your way through the crowd to get a good view. Another plus - there's a little café inside on the first level serving food and drinks, and a bar on the top level.

Jane H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wow - this 60 minute cruise was just perfect. We arrived 30 minutes before departure and had great seats on the open deck as the sun was shining. We sailed on the Hudson river down to the Statue of Liberty and had a fantastic view and also had lots of opportunities for taking photos! The tour guide on the boat provided lots of interesting information would certainly recommend this tour.

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