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New York Harbor: Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Product ID: 679
On this 2.5 hour narrated cruise around the island of Manhattan, relax while you experience 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs and 101 unforgettable New York sights, including magnificent close-ups of the Statue of Liberty.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the only sightseeing cruise in New York City to completely circumnavigate the island of Manhattan
  • Sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty for the best photo opportunities
  • See over 101 NYC sights: the only cruise to show you 5 boroughs, 3 rivers and more than 20 bridges
  • Hear insightful narration by world famous guides
  • Download the Circle Line Skyline Navigator app to access tour commentary in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German and Chinese
Full description
Enjoy a relaxing 2.5-hour 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 close up to the Statue of Liberty and see Manhattan just as the great explorers would have seen in 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.

This popular cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island! Not only do you see the Best of New York, you see it all. Cruise highlights include: up-close 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, The Little Red Lighthouse.

Before you arrive at the departure point, be sure to download the Skyline Navigator App to your own personal device to enhance your cruise experience. The app provides audio and written commentary available in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. 

Includes
  • 2.5-hour cruise in a climate controlled vessel
  • Professional guide, providing live narration throughout
  • App with pre-recorded tour commentary in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (drinks available for purchase)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour departs from Pier 83, West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to sailing time for boarding process.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• This ticket enables you to skip the ticket line and progress straight to boarding the ship
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 630 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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I have done 2 cruises. This one at 2 and a half hours long and the one hour long cruise. In my opinion the longer cruise is more suited to Americans as there is a lot of history here and very interesting. However being a Brit I much preferred the shorter cruise, altho if you want to see the bridges this is only available on the longer cruise.

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March 15, 2020

The most interesting part and the well known sights is in the first half. Recommend sitting on the left if you can as the tour goes anti-clockwise round Manhattan island, although most space is reserved for premier ticket holders. We sat on the right and missed a lot inc Empire State. Second half has less of interest and after 2 hours was enough.

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February 18, 2020

GREAT way to see the city

This tour took us round the whole of Manhattan and included parts of the city we would likely but have visited. It was lovely to do so in a leisurely way with insightful and, at times, funny commentary. Some of the other passengers are a little annoying as they don’t follow simple instructions to not stand so everyone can see all of the time, but that’s people (!) - it did not spoil it though and would recommend this for a pleasant afternoon

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August 28, 2019

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Product ID: 679