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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise provided by Circle Line Cruises

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
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About
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. On this one tour, avoid the hassle of booking separate tours and transit to each destination.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
  • Get your bearings in New York City—this is a great way to kick off a trip
What to expect
  • Make your way to the pier on Midtown Manhattan’s west side. Arrive with plenty of time before your desired departure. Keep your camera ready as the cruise pulls into the Hudson River, and 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. 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Get your bearings in New York City—this is a great way to kick off a trip
What to expect
  • Make your way to the pier on Midtown Manhattan’s west side. Arrive with plenty of time before your desired departure. Keep your camera ready as the cruise pulls into the Hudson River, and 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. 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2800SLR
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s guides (in English)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA Pier 83
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Inclusions
  • 1-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s guides (in English)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA Pier 83
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 Aug 2021
A note from Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
This cruise, like all Circle Line Cruises, requires all passengers to provide proof of vaccination. There are no exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Children under 12 are exempt. Passengers must wear masks when indoors except while eating or drinking.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Rob R
Saginaw, MI8 contributions
The Best Possible Way to See Lady Liberty and the Beautiful Midtown and Lower Manhattan Skyline!
Sep 2021
I cannot say enough good about Circle Line and the NYC Liberty Cruise!! I have never enjoyed a local cruise excursion so much in my life. The boarding process was effortless and the ticketing agents were so nice and really got us excited for the trip. The cruise itself had incredible staff, the boat ride was smooth and relaxing, we had a very fun and knowledgeable tour guide, and we got to see some of the most breathtaking scenery all along the one hour tour - all the important parts of NYC, but also New Jersey on the opposite side. While you can never CHOOSE your weather, we lucked out and had one of the most beautiful fall days full of abundant sunshine for our cruise which made it all the more enjoyable. We were directly next to the Statue of Liberty which allowed for some incredible pictures and it was just an awesome experience we won't soon forget. I cannot encourage you enough to take this cruise. You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you, Circle Line!
Written 1 October 2021
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Jean R
7 contributions
Great 👍
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very informative and super simple to book and board. The boat was clean and the breeze was nice. Highly recommend!
Written 16 September 2021
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Janet M
1 contribution
Awesome Experience. Best tour guide Damian
Aug 2021 • Friends
We took the Liberty Super Express tour today. Our tour Damian was awesome and knowledgeable. He gave us many historical facts that we had never know otherwise. Additionally, he gave us some great recommendations for our stay. He’s the best tour guide we have had in all of our travels. He should get promoted, he’s definitely the best of the best!
Written 29 August 2021
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Adri M
1 contribution
Best tour ever!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Been on other boat tours before, decided to go on this spontaneously. Wasnt sure what I was in for but ended up being my favorite tour so far! We were able to get a grear photo op and the staff even helped us take pictures. Damian was an amazing tour guide and gave us so many interesting facts! I would go back just to have him be my tour guide again.
Written 29 August 2021
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Crystal H
1 contribution
Great way to see Lady Liberty!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Damion was a great tour guide. I’ve done the bigger tour that allows you to walk around the statue and while that is great, I really just wanted a photo op this time. The 45 min express cruise was a great option for that and also a good break from all of the walking. We got great views and pics of the state of Liberty and also got a quick tour of the city as the boat went by. Damion was very knowledgeable and the staff was super friendly and took pictures for everyone.
Written 29 August 2021
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joey
Austin, TX3 contributions
Damien the great!
Damien was great! He provided some interesting facts and some food suggestions! I’d recommend this cruise was perfect for sight seeing on the water. Best views of lady liberty!
Written 29 August 2021
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Janet M
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
Must see NY experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
The tour guy Damien was friendly and knowledgeable. He shared some interesting facts dated back from the 1800’s . He had very good attitude and great sense of humor.
Written 28 August 2021
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AM2
10 contributions
Express tour from the water
Aug 2021
The express tour was just enough time for us to see the Statue of Liberty. We actually came out to Battery Park to go to the actual statue but didn't have the bandwidth to do the 2-3 hours required to go there and stop at the actual site.

The Circle Line tour was a great alternative because it had AIR CONDITIONING downstairs. The tour guide (can't remember his name but he was Italian and a long time New Yorker) had lots of interesting stories. He told us when to go upstairs to get the best view of the statue and took pictures of us and answered lots of questions for us. He was great at giving us the orientation of New York, NJ, and CT. He pointed out some interesting tidbits of information along the way.

It was worthwhile and we came away with it with some beautiful pictures.
Written 15 August 2021
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Mark T
Orlando, FL348 contributions
Great way to see lady liberty
Jul 2021
The cruise is a great way to see lady liberty. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating, so a great way to spend time in the city while socially distancing
Written 14 August 2021
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dwdrum007
1 contribution
Liberty Express cruise was nice!
Aug 2021 • Family
Took the Liberty Express cruise. 45 minutes, just the right length for my six year old. Was fun. Damien the tour host was excellent. They used a smaller yellow water taxi boat. No problem getting a seat on the upstairs deck. Would do again.
Written 7 August 2021
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li796
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Lovely Views of NYC at Night!
This cruise departed near sunset. I loved viewing NYC at night and I took lots of pictures, several of which came o
Les J
Les J
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Glad We Did
It was one of those glorious fall days in NYC and I remember a recommendation by a friend to try this cruise. Easy
JeniferT556
JeniferT556
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Good cruise, but a bit quiet on guide narration & open to the elements
Nice views of the cityscape at night (Manhattan, Brooklyn and Gold Coast). Would've liked a little more guide narra
frandW5491SV
frandW5491SV
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Zen way to Tour NY/NJ
Great Host. He narrated in a manner that was informative, engaging and humorous. The cruise itself was breathtaki
jkathleen2520
jkathleen2520
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Lower deck is best!
If weather permits, get out on the deck for the full experience of cruising the harbor. We found that the lower dec
Kepi H
Kepi H
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Best way to see manhattan island!
What a great way to begin our first morning in New York city! After flying in on the red eye, we found some breakf
amydodson
amydodson
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Great way to spend an evening
One of my favorite things to do when I’m in NY. Just a relaxing way to spend an evening and get a great overview of
I1970JCmarcusm
I1970JCmarcusm
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Perfect scenery at night
Seening the 3 bridges lit up and David the tour guide since of humor. Amazed by the landmark still standing
brookynabroad
brookynabroad
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A great day out
This trip is a pleasure. The boat is designed to afford great views from wherever you sit. There's plenty of outdoo
danymv
danymv
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Quick way to see NY highlights from Hudson river
Nice view, very interesting information, clean restrooms. But expensive snacks. We did not have much time to visit
Linda M
Linda M
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Great fun all around
"Street Beat Brass" was the name of the band. I don't know what I expected, but that band was fabulous. They were f
KathleenM931
KathleenM931
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New York Cruise
This was an excellent way to view the city lights of New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Jersey City and the Statue
AnthonyW693
AnthonyW693
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Great city views
David did a great job narrating. The trip was informative, relaxing and entertaining The ship was nice with great
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O7950TBmaryd
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We were lucky weather was great! Your crew was very good!! N
The guide - he spoke well, distinctively and knew the areas! The guide can either make your business or break it!
diDenver
diDenver
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Cruise around Manhattan-very nice
Cruise around Manhattan was great on a fantastic afternoon. Chris was a great narrator - lots of good information.