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NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Activity provider: Circle Line Sightseeing
Water activity

NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Activity provider: Circle Line Sightseeing

From US$ 37 per person

Experience the grandeur of lower and midtown Manhattan on a guided sightseeing cruise. Get a close-up look at the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and other sights best seen from the water.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Admire the Manhattan Skyline from the water on a sightseeing cruise
  • Discover the fascinating history of the "Big Apple" with a tour guide
  • Get an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Sail under Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and the Williamsburg Bridges
  • Cruise down the Hudson and pass bustling midtown and lower Manhattan
Full description

Take in many of the iconic sites of midtown and lower Manhattan on a semi-circle boat cruise. Enjoy magnificent views of the world's most recognizable skyline and get a close-up look at Lady Liberty and Ellis Island from the water. See the sights with a local tour guide who brings to life the breathtaking sights and the fascinating history behind the Big Apple.

Sail down the Hudson River, cruising around the Battery, and up the East River. Pass under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges to the United Nations building before heading back to Pier 83, the starting point for your tour.

  • Boat cruise
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (drinks available for purchase)
  • Tips

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Look for "Circle Line Sightseeing" on Pier 83.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 805 reviews

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  • Service
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Nice big ship with plenty of room. There was food and drink available but we didn’t get anything so can’t comment on that. The trip to and from the island was nice even with the very cold and very windy weather. I do wish the windows on the inside were a little clearer to be able to take pictures if you don’t want to go outside in the weather but I know that it’s hard to keep them clean from the water splashing on them. It was kinda hard to hear the man talking overhead at times but from what I could hear he is very knowledgeable. Overall I will say that I would do it again but maybe in the spring or summer when the weather is nicer.

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March 27, 2023

It was a beautiful family vacation trip to sightseeing and understanding the NYC main part while enjoying the calm cruise ship and history updates. we took a walk around the busy areas of Time square, Rockefeller and more and no visitor should miss this out from the bucket list

March 27, 2023

This was a great excursion on the water viewing the entire skyline of Manhattan. Very informative. Leave on the west side of Manhattan and circle around the southern & eastern side of the city and back. The announcer was excellent. Do not recommend the soft pretzels, save ur money. Hard seltzer was $16 a can. Bathrooms were very clean. GET THERE EARLY OR YOU WILL BE WITHOUT A SEAT.

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March 27, 2023

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