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Circle Line Cruises

Pier 83 - W 42nd St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-8004 (Hell's Kitchen)
212 563 3200
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Ranked #122 of 519 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Circle Line 42 ONLY operates out of Pier 83 -- located at West 42nd Street and the Hudson River. We DO NOT operate Zephyr, the Shark or any other... more » Owner description: Circle Line 42 ONLY operates out of Pier 83 -- located at West 42nd Street and the Hudson River. We DO NOT operate Zephyr, the Shark or any other cruise operating out of Circle Line Downtown (or pier 16). « less
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Took Circle Line Tour to see the Statue of Liberty and other land marks. Great picture opportunities. Tour Guide was great. I purchased upgraded tickets to have better views and service (drinks and snacks). I don't think I would do it again. Many people tried sitting in the upgraded area without paying, and they walked into the space to take... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Cruise was good, but our tour guide, David, made the trip well worth it. Great experience. Will go back again!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our first cruise was the full island cruise, we got our tickets with the New York pass. it takes around 2.5 hours and goes around the whole of Manhattan island, the guide was excellent and very informative. This is a great way to get views of the whole island, especially in the middle of Summer on a hot day because... More

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Yachats
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

While we did enjoy the views, the tour guide was trite, annoying, boring, and providing no information of substance. Silence would have been better than what he provided. While he could have providing enriching information about the history and development of the island, it seemed that he could only talk about Batman, Superman and Gotham City. The references got old... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived in New York on Wednesday and took the 4pm semi circle cruise. It was fabulous. The weather was perfection, the cruise was perfect for our two girls to show them the landmarks and bridges. We loved it. Definitely a must do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My kids (11 and younger) slept during most of this 90 minute cruise, but I loved it and found it to be a very informative history lesson about the city of New York. That, added to the fact that you see nearly every important landmark makes it worth it if you have big kids, or adults. We saw, 1 World... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went on a round the island cruise. Took about 2 hours. Had a great tour guide who gave enough information and didn't feel the need to talk all the time. Worth doing. Bring hats and sun cream if it is hot.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Circle Line cruises are a wonderful way to get spectacular views of Manhattan without all the noise and exhaust of stop and start traffic. We found the half-circle tour to be just about right--it's an hour and a half and makes the half circle from midtown (westside) to midtown (eastside). We were traveling with a toddler, and the longer... More

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Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did this tour on our last day in the city and it was worth every dollar. The guide was very informative and entertaining and even though 2.5 hours started to feel a little on the long side, it was great to see all the sights. The only thing we didn't get to see was Yankee Stadium... More

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Lake Charles, LA
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I though a boat ride (1.5 hrs - lower 1/2 of Manhattan) on a hot August morning would be pleasant. It could have been a great trip, if I had chosen different seats. I strongly recommend choosing the port or left side of the boat. The narrator provides more narration outbound as Manhattan passes by on the left. There are... More

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