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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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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.
  • 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
  • Option to upgrade for premier seating and a seafood lunch
  • This tour is ideal for photographers, with unobstructed views of top landmarks
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.
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Departure Point
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Departure Time
12:00 PM
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2.5 hour Sightseeing Cruise
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s world famous guides (in English)
  • Recorded narration in seven languages available via free app download
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Recorded narration available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and English via free app download. Instructions provided on voucher.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise as an introduction to NYC. Perfect if you haven't got a lot of time as you see most of the famed landmarks from the boat. We were premier customers, and my only criticism would be that it wasn't made clear that we didn't have to stand in the very
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I agree experience walking over the Brooklyn Bridge. The construction and architecture is simply outstanding one of the premier things to do in New York City, and the best part is free!
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Excellent knowledgeable guide. His talk was fascinating. Well worth the. cost. The snack bar cx was reasonable priced and servings were generous. The restroom was clean
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A great way to see the city. The boat was very stable, the route was fabulous, and the guide was informative.
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Loved the cruise and the enjoyed the views and stories about NYC by the MC. Premium seats were well the extra few bucks.
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