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NYC: Circle Line Best of NYC Skip-The-Box-Office Cruise

Activity provider: Circle Line Sightseeing

NYC: Circle Line Best of NYC Skip-The-Box-Office Cruise

Activity provider: Circle Line Sightseeing

From US$ 44 per person

Relax on a narrated cruise around the island of Manhattan while you see 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, and 101 New York sights, including close-ups of the Statue of Liberty.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the Manhattan skyline on a sightseeing cruise around the island
  • Sail within 100ft of the Statue of Liberty for the best photo opportunities
  • See important landmarks, including Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium
  • Hear entertaining and insightful narration about the sights from guides
  • Enjoy a seamless experience on a comfortable climate-controlled vessel
Full description

Enjoy a relaxing cruise of New York Harbor and Manhattan Island as you discover the secrets of the city. You will circle Manhattan, passing 3 rivers, 7 major bridges – including the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge – 5 boroughs, and more than 101 sights in New York’s legendary skyline. Get up close to the Statue of Liberty and see Manhattan just as the great explorers would have seen it at the end of their long ocean journeys. Tour the city by water and see the outer boroughs drift by. Fun and knowledgeable tour guides will bring the city that never sleeps to life, telling fascinating stories about the breathtaking sights as you sail. See it all as you marvel at the best that New York has to offer. Cruise highlights include close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, Randall’s Island, High Bridge, Columbia University, Harlem, Gracie Mansion, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, The Cloisters, Grant’s Tomb, and The Little Red Lighthouse.

  • 2.5-hour cruise in a climate controlled vessel
  • Professional guide, providing live narration throughout
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (drinks available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet your cruise at Pier 83 — the activity provider's, Circle Line Sightseeing, terminal. Make your way to the security line at the entrance of the pier and show your voucher.

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Important information

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  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1059 reviews

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Great ride on deck - you really see everything very well. Lowlight: the ship didn't go all the way around Manhattan as advertised, but turned around at Roosevelt Island. The advantage: you have a good view of the skyline on both sides of the ship. Unfortunately, the tour guide couldn't be understood by me because he had such slang that I hardly understood anything, even though he spoke English very well.

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September 28, 2022

We spent a long weekend in NYC and this boat cruise tour was the BEST way to get a glimpse of the entire island! We were very impressed with the information provided by the guide along the ride. We would’ve never been able to see different parts of the city if it had not been for this tour. 10/10 recommend!

September 26, 2022

Everything went well, except for the "skip the line". We first had to queue normally and were then taken out of the queue again, but only because my companion is in a wheelchair. The ride is great. Since it was very hot in New York last week, those 2.5 hours on the water were a nice cool down. It was all well written with some small anecdotes.

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September 26, 2022

Product ID: 679