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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Highlights
  • 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
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
From US$43.00
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Flexible Admission CruiseMost Popular
Allows you flexibility to choose any departure time. Must be exchanged at the Circle Line Box Office for a valid boarding pass and is subject to availability.
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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.
From US$63.99
12:00PM 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 12pm.
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Overview
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 (1,417)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Fascinating boat tour.

Our tour guide, Chris, very knowledgeable and amusing. Seats not very comfortable but it's only for 2.5 hours and the boat is very roomy.

Thank ChrisA206
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
It was ok

At first. Trough ice conditions it didn’t do all around Manhattan cruise. If you are visiting NYC at winter and want to take this cruise please remember that they might turn around on the half way. Prices in bar/cafeteria are high. Cup of ordinary coffee...More

Thank intsints
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry we were unable to complete the full tour due to the icy conditions. We are happy that you enjoyed the views and took some great photos and hope you join us again when the weather...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The guide, David Parker, was excellent. He made the cruise a really great experience

We went on the complete Manhattan Island Cruise which was for 2.5 hours. We used our Citypass and spent the extra $5 each to upgrade to this full tour. The guide, David, entertained throughout with fascinating facts and history about New York as well as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laura A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Not the best choice

The boat is big, so only some seats are good, and to see both sides, one has to move around. It's a long trip but no snacks may be brought on board, compelling most passengers to buy food and drink from the Circle Line. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank localgal920
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we pride ourselves on an exceptional guest experience and we are sorry if this wasn't demonstrated properly. We will be looking into these issues in hopes we can make improvements for future cruises. Please contact me @rstrazza@nycl.com if you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent!

Highly recommend. Gives you excellent views of the Manhattan skyline and the boat gets up close and personal with Lady Liberty giving you a chance to get some great pictures.

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

Hello, Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed all the exciting sights of NYC! We hope you cherish these memories for many years to come and that you will sail with us again soon. Best, Robert Strazza Director, Guest Experience

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tonylackey
31 January 2019|
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Response from Dana M | Reviewed this property |
At the pier, but if you buy your tickets online, they will give you specific instructions in the confirmation email.
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tonylackey
30 January 2019|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's not cold inside.
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tonylackey
30 January 2019|
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Response from BritishAmerican92 | Reviewed this property |
The VIP section does cost more but there is no need to pay, as there is other inside seating. The difference is just a more comfy seat, but the sections are right next to each other. I was there in December and it was SO... More
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