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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

  • Hudson River cruise gets you on the water for the best NYC views
  • Leave from a pier on the Manhattan waterfront and Hudson River Greenway
  • See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island close up from a boat
Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
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Enjoy unobstructed views of the New York City skyline on this Hudson River cruise to the Statue of Liberty, a great overview of top NYC sights in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Leave from a Midtown pier, and snap classic photos of Manhattan, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, and Ellis Island. With this one tour you’ll avoid the hassle of booking separate tours and transit to each destination.

What to Expect

Make your way to Pier 83 on Midtown Manhattan’s west side. Arrive 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before your desired departure.

Keep your camera ready as the cruise pulls into the Hudson River, as you’ll pass the landmarks that define the New York City skyline, from the Empire State Building to Lady Liberty.

There’s a tour guide onboard for commentary on passing sights, as well as recorded narration in seven languages via an app. Get up-close views, within 100 feet (30 meters) of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and take advantage of snacks and drinks available for purchase on the boat.

As you make your way back up the Hudson River, take in the city skyline, as well as the bustling boat traffic that links Manhattan with Jersey City.

The tour concludes at the original departure point, Pier 83.

Reviews (366)
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Reviewed yesterday
Day Time cruise - skyline and Lady with the Lamp

Cruise left on time and as we did an early ship there was little queuing for tickets (Inc. NY Pass). Lovely cruise with guided commentary on the skyline and surroundings. On upper deck, they try to ask everyone not to stand up to take pictures...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Niki G
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great way to see the Sky Line and the Statue of Liberty!

On a cold winter day this was the perfect way to get such great views of the city and to see the great lady in situe. The ferry was spacious and the tour guide was so good with lots of information. I was especially in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 38Teresa52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perfect ride!

I was hesitant to take this cruise because it was very cold and I thought it would be too long and honestly, boring. Well, we were all pleasantly surprised! This was the PERFECT way to see the Statue of Liberty and so many other sites...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Freckles25000
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are thrilled you enjoyed your cruise with us! It is great to hear you enjoyed your tour guide and his commentary. Thank you for your valuable feedback. Best regards, Catherine

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile
NYC River Tour

Excellent cruise and tour. I travel to NYC 1-2 times per year. I’ve never done the River cruise to see Lady Liberty. Brining my teenage daughter for her birthday, it was perfect. Saw views of the city we would never see.

Thank mrpric02
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile
Great for Photo Shots!

We took this as one of the NY attractions using NY Explorer pass. It was not too crowded and the upper deck had ample space for passengers to take plenty of photos. A very experienced guide was on board to give commentary of all the...More

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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
I bought mine on line with a specific date and time. try and do early morning otherwise queues can be horrendous.