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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

From US$40.00
  • 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
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
From US$40.00

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.

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Stunning views

My family recently did the Harbor Lights Cruise. It was a really cold evening, but it was totally worth it. The views of New York are breathtaking. I took some of the most gorgeous pictures. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining as well....More

Thank gmaj_05
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Enjoyed the tour

The tour was great for sunset as well as night time picture, I recommend you dress a bit warmer (during the colder days. The tour lasts about 1 hour and 50 minutes. The guide was informative, the cruise sells drinks, snacks etc. Would recommend.

Thank Carson M
Reviewed 1 week ago
New york at its best

I live in NJ but taking the Circle Line tour around Manhattan make me appreciate how great NY is. Circle line offers helpful employees with food and drinks on the boat and clean bathrooms. Take the sunset cruise, you will have the best views NYC...More

Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great to see the city all lit up

Fabulos tour, although there was no sunset to be seen as such as the weather wasn't great, it was really nice to see the city all lit up in the distance, we sat top left (indoors) as suggested by another reviewer and it was perfect,...More

Thank wirley1066
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Value for Money, Highly Recommended!

Fantastic Early Evening Activity to show off New York all lit up. Great View of Statue of Liberty illumulated. Wonderful to cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge. The tour guide/captain was very good and very amusing too.

Thank TBH1985
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21 April 2018|
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Response from gmaj_05 | Reviewed this property |
No, but you could take your own. We just went bundled up.