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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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  • Cruise around Manhattan Island for sightseeing without hassle or crowds
  • Travel under the seven bridges that surround Manhattan
  • Learn and see more of New York City by exploring with a guide
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
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2.5-hour Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island. Sail under the Brooklyn Bridge, through 5 boroughs and see over 25 world-renowned landmarks including the Statue of Liberty.
From $43.00
10:00AM Premier Seating
2.5-hour Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island plus Premier Seating, Skip-the-line privileges, exclusive inside area, outdoor patio area onboard, water, dedicated wait service. Departs at 10am.
From $62.99
1:30PM Premier Seating
2.5-hour Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island plus Premier Seating, Skip-the-line privileges, exclusive inside area, outdoor patio area onboard, water, dedicated wait service. Departs at 1:30pm.
From $62.99
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Cruise all the way around Manhattan Island on a guided boat tour that takes in every angle of New York City’s iconic waterfront. Traveling by boat means unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty—ideal for snapping memorable photographs. With live narration throughout the cruise, you’ll learn about the Big Apple while passing all five of New York’s boroughs.
What to Expect

Make your way to the Circle Line pier in Manhattan, which is easily reached from the Hudson River Greenway and the cruise terminal.

Your cruise begins on the Hudson River and starts to circle Manhattan Island, following a route that includes three rivers, seven bridges, and up-close views of the Statue of Liberty.

Settle into a comfortable seat and take in the views as your guide points out landmarks on the Manhattan waterfront. There are snacks and drinks available for purchase, too.

Spot the One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower, the distinctive outline of the Empire State Building, and then pull into New York Harbor to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. When you turn up the East River, you’ll cruise past Brooklyn and Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The tour ends back on the Hudson River pier where you departed.
Reviews (1,380)
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Reviewed today via mobile
Interesting and Informative

This was an excellent way to get an overview of NYC. The narrator was very interesting and provided a great amount of information as the boat made its journey around the island of Manhattan. Great views of the city, bridges, the Statue of Liberty and...More

Thank superjfc
Reviewed yesterday
Informative from start to finish

Our guide was fantastic from start to finish. It was a near perfect day. The guide just reeled off facts from start to finish. I was especially impressed with his up-to-date knowledge. He told us all about the new developments, which celebrities lived where and...More

Thank Escape13780625062
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best of NYC cruise.....highlight of our trip

NYC is a beautiful city but to see it from the water in the fall is breathtaking. You get a great view a photo opportunities of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. My tip is getting there early and go to the open...More

1  Thank jenn0521
Reviewed 1 week ago
Just barely above a waste of money

Great views but it was a cold day so we wanted to sit inside. The speakers were not working inside of the cabin and we could not hear anything that the guide was saying. Also, they didn't ask for tickets or have any type of...More

1  Thank FortFun2009
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, FortFun2009 I am truly sorry that you had a less than stellar experience with your recent visit to us. Please email me @rstrazza@nycl.com so I can work on improving your opinion of us. I look forward to hearing back from you. Best, Robert...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Speak up please?

The sound quality from the commentary was very poor, we could barely hear a full sentence, i was looking forward to this trip after having it recommended by a friend, in the end it was disappointing, halfway through the trip we were wishing they could...More

1  Thank ingles69Dublin
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Dawan N
November 6, 2018|
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Response from martyn_bryant | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Not sure. Best to ask Circle Lines direct. It may be in the sales speel. Best of luck
Khoa P
October 10, 2018|
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Response from martyn_bryant | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes the pick up point is at Pier 83. You cannot miss it. There is a large building and they have about 8 boats. It is right next to the end of the Highline. Hope this is of help. Martyn
September 3, 2018|
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Response from chuckyD2 | Reviewed this property |
Full refunds are only made for cancellations made 24 hours in advance. As John stated, there are covered seating areas available, although we have always sat outside (or stood in the bow) to maximize the views. Enjoy the... More