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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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  • Cruise around Manhattan Island for sightseeing without hassle or crowds
  • Travel under the seven bridges that surround Manhattan
  • Learn and see more of New York City by exploring with a guide
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
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2.5-hour Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island. Sail under the Brooklyn Bridge, through 5 boroughs and see over 25 world-renowned landmarks including the Statue of Liberty.
10:00AM Premier Seating
2.5-hour Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island plus Premier Seating, Skip-the-line privileges, exclusive inside area, outdoor patio area onboard, water, dedicated wait service. Departs at 10am.
1:30PM Premier Seating
2.5-hour Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island plus Premier Seating, Skip-the-line privileges, exclusive inside area, outdoor patio area onboard, water, dedicated wait service. Departs at 1:30pm.
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Cruise all the way around Manhattan Island on a guided boat tour that takes in every angle of New York City’s iconic waterfront. Traveling by boat means unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty—ideal for snapping memorable photographs. With live narration throughout the cruise, you’ll learn about the Big Apple while passing all five of New York’s boroughs.
What to Expect

Make your way to the Circle Line pier in Manhattan, which is easily reached from the Hudson River Greenway and the cruise terminal.

Your cruise begins on the Hudson River and starts to circle Manhattan Island, following a route that includes three rivers, seven bridges, and up-close views of the Statue of Liberty.

Settle into a comfortable seat and take in the views as your guide points out landmarks on the Manhattan waterfront. There are snacks and drinks available for purchase, too.

Spot the One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower, the distinctive outline of the Empire State Building, and then pull into New York Harbor to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. When you turn up the East River, you’ll cruise past Brooklyn and Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The tour ends back on the Hudson River pier where you departed.
Reviews (1,346)
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Reviewed yesterday
Of all the things we have done in New York, this was the best!

John Mason was the tour guide on this boat ride around Manhattan. He was incredible! So knowledgeable and funny! He gave us all so much information about the city. In addition, what a unique way to see the city--from the water for 2.5 hours on...More

Thank darlene s
Reviewed yesterday
Relaxing way to see Manhattan from the waterside

Decided to take the tour to make the most of our time in NY/NJ waiting for our cruise. Book the premium seating and would recommend that for the additional charge. Although weather was fantastic that day, having inside seats would have been worth the price...More

Thank Erich W
Reviewed yesterday
Great overview of Manhattan

We bought our tickets at the pier about an hour before departure. The guide was amazing. I was looking forward to an afternoon on the water, but in addition, we were regaled for two hours with the history of Manhattan. He explained almost every building...More

Thank nanabecky726
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
A fantastic tour!

We were fortunate to get tickets online the day of our tour. We arrived about an hour early so went to the Intrepid next door and got a free pier pass. After walking the pier, we boarded the tour boat and found seats on the...More

Thank Shelleypy
Reviewed 4 days ago
Perfect way to see the whole of Manhattan

At boarding you have to walk around the pier, and you are forced to have your picture taken (why?). On board experience is good. Andy the tourguide has an extensive knowledge and has an answer to every question. The premium tour gets you a cookie,...More

Thank borisdekeijzer
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate that you have brought to our attention the issue you encountered at boarding. It is amazing to hear that you enjoyed the commentary given by our tour guide. Each of our guides has their own narration,...More

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Khoa P
10 October 2018|
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Response from martyn_bryant | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes the pick up point is at Pier 83. You cannot miss it. There is a large building and they have about 8 boats. It is right next to the end of the Highline. Hope this is of help. Martyn
3 September 2018|
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Response from chuckyD2 | Reviewed this property |
Full refunds are only made for cancellations made 24 hours in advance. As John stated, there are covered seating areas available, although we have always sat outside (or stood in the bow) to maximize the views. Enjoy the... More
3 September 2018|
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Response from JimBWCT | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that they will not cancel cruises because of rain. Therefore they will not issue refunds in that situation.