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New York City Skyline Cruise

  • Take in unobstructed views of the NYC skyline on a Manhattan Harbor cruise
  • Choose from climate-controlled indoor seating or outdoor viewing areas
  • Cruises conveniently run hourly from the late morning to the late afternoon 
New York City Skyline Cruise
From US$19.00
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Cruise + One Attraction TicketMost Popular
90-minute Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise + your choice of one attraction (see itinerary section for options)
From US$69.00
Cruise + 3 Attraction Tickets
90-minute Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise + your choice of three attractions (see itinerary section for options)
From US$139.00
New York City Skyline Cruise
90-minute Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise
From US$19.00

See the main sights of Manhattan from the water during this New York City skyline cruise. Travel down the Hudson River through Manhattan Harbor, up the East River, and back with no traffic worries. If you’re planning on visiting an attraction, upgrade to include admission tickets that save time by allowing you to avoid additional ticket lines.

What to Expect

This New York City skyline tour departs from Pier 78 in Midtown. Boats for this cruise come about every hour, so you’re never waiting long. Show your voucher to an employee, and hop aboard.

You can choose to head indoors to a climate-controlled area, or go to the upper deck outside for views from even higher above the water. Either way, you’ll catch sight of popular NYC landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Chrysler Building and Brooklyn Bridge as you cruise down the Hudson, around the Harbor, up the East River, and back again. On your cruise, you’ll learn fun facts about the city and its history from your guide.

Once your tour is over, you’ll return to Pier 78.

At checkout, choose to upgrade to add one or three attraction tickets such as 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory to complete your day. 


Upgrade to choose from the following attractions: 

• 9/11 Memorial & Museum
• Madame Tussauds Celebrity Ticket
• Ripley's Believe It or Not (Includes LaserRace)
• Top of the Rock Observation Deck
• One World Observatory
• National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
• Gulliver’s Gate
• NFL Experience

• Lincoln Center Tour
• The Radio City Stage Door Tour
• Rockefeller Center Tour
• Madison Square Garden All Access tour
• When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour
• The TOUR

• American Museum of Natural History
• The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
• Cloisters Museum
• Guggenheim Museum
• Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
• Museum of the City of New York
• El Museo del Barrio
• 9/11 Tribute Museum
• New York Historical Society
• Brooklyn Museum/Botanical Garden
• Whitney Museum of American Art
• Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour
• MoMA PS1

Walking Tours
• Brooklyn Navy Yard Past, Present, Future Tour
• World War II of the BK Navy Yard Tour
• Inside Industry Tour of the BK Navy Yard
• Bronx’s Little Italy and Arthur Avenue Tour
• NYC Slavery and Underground Tour
• Alternative New York Street Art Tour
• Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Tour
• Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour
• SoHo, Little Italy, China Town Tour
• Highline, Chelsea, Meatpacking Tour
• Greenwich Village Tour
• Broadway Walking Tour
• Lower Manhattan Walking Tour

• Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Ferry

• Lunch at Dave and Buster's -234 W. 42nd St., 3rd Floor
• Lunch at Grotta Azzurra (Little Italy)
• Lunch at Bella Napoli (Near the Empire State Building)
• Breakfast or Lunch at Applebee's 42nd Street & 50th Street
• $25 towards lunch or dinner at Planet Hollywood
• $25 towards lunch or dinner at Buca di Beppo

Live Events - Seasonal
• NYCFC (New York City FC) Tickets
• NY Mets home game at CitiField
• Baseball Game at Yankee Stadium

• Go Airlink Airport Shuttle Share Ride (For departure transfers only. Reservations required.

*Choice of options is subject to change

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Reviews (269)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
New York City Cruise

We went on this cruise to visit all the skylines around New York. The weather was cold, but we boarded from Pier 78, so we had very good seats!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Young L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing trip all round, the sky line is spectacular. Being a hop on hop off we only got off at Brooklyn and had lunch, hopped back on 1 hour later, and continued the tour. The lady guide encouraged us to return for the night time...More

2  Thank YvonneH2166
Reviewed 17 August 2018
Regret doing this - long waits, overcrowded, weak narrating. But great view of Statue

This was a big disappointment. Of the entire 3 hours process, about half the time was spent waiting in line or on deck burning up in the sun. The pick-up point is way off the beaten path at pier 78 and we had to walk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Centex68
Reviewed 6 August 2018
New York Skyline Cruise

boat was old and needed painting and cleaning the bathroom walls were falling down and didn't lock , the stops were too long, the boat that they advertised was not the boat that we got on

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank jklock52
Reviewed 24 July 2018
Very misleading

This cruise was a tremendous disappointment. What was positioned as a 90-minute tour (per the following on their website: "Take in 90 minutes of impressive New York City skyline and famous landmarks including the iconic Statue of Liberty, as our professional guides share their knowledge...More

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank NikfarK1
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We was all dropped off of a bus. I didn’t notice any parking.
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