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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

  • New York Harbor cruise at dusk showcases lit-up Manhattan skyline
  • Learn more from in-depth live commentary on the sights 
  • Prebook a spot on this popular early-evening activity
New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
From US$41.00
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
From US$41.00
As twilight descends over New York City, take in the lights of the Manhattan skyline from a boat on this evening harbor cruise. Listen to live commentary on the harbor’s sights—including One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building—as you gear up for a night on the town. Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular evening outing.
What to Expect
Make your way to Pier 83, arriving 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before your desired departure for this popular evening cruise. Seeing the lights of Manhattan’s skyline blink on from the water is a great way to kick off an evening exploring New York City.
As the boat departs, find a seat or hang out by the railing for great views and photo ops of the twinkling NYC and New Jersey shorelines. Listen to live commentary in English or recorded audio commentary via a free app download (Mandarin, Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish, French, and English). Step up to the galley for snacks and drinks, available for purchase.
Sights include the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, South Street Seaport, the United Nations, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.
Return to Pier 83 at the conclusion of your cruise.
Reviews (933)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Nice way to see the skyline

We took the tour from 7-9pm in April. It was windy and cold, but worth every minute. It is beautiful to see the sunset and lights. Be prepared to take great pictures. Our guide, Andy, was friendly, knowledgeable, fun, but if you don’t understand English...More

Thank I6836AJclaudiap
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
An excellent view of NYC

The cruise was a 2 hour trip and it offered amazing views and information about New York. Andy was our guide and he provided very knowledgeable and informative commentary which included stories and humour. I recommend that the tour is an absolute must whilst visiting...More

Thank markbster
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great feedback, this time of year the Harbor Lights cruise is beautiful as you do get the two amazing views. We hope you took some great photos and we will certainly let Andy know what you thought about the tour. We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sunset Cruise

Beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere at sunset on this cruise. It's a great way to see the Statue of Liberty in a different 'light.'

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gje7
Reviewed 1 week ago
NY Looks Best At Night

A 3 hour night time cruise with commentary as you go round the harbour and have all the major sights pointed out, plus a pass by of the Statue of Liberty. We booked superior seats, which means you get a free cookie and waitress service...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PaulM171
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous way to see New York

We loved every minute of this tour. It started as the sun was setting, by the time we returned 2 hours later, New York has become a twinkling cityscape. So impressive the way the familiar buildings had taken on a different and shiny character. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Celia A
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Celia, We are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time aboard our cruise! We work extremely hard to make sure all of our guests leave with the most wonderful memories. We hope to host you again aboard our cruise in the near...More

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12 April 2019|
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Response from jennifersX1519IE | Reviewed this property |
Get to the check-in window early to exchange your voucher for actual tickets for the cruise you want to take. I believe we got there at least a couple of hours before the cruise time then found someplace nearby to get... More
26 February 2019|
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Response from Michael Z | Reviewed this property |
Either will work. You then exchange these for boarding passes no later than 1 hour before sailing .
16 February 2019|
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Response from Theo V | Reviewed this property |
booking in advance
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