We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New York City Skyline Cruise

  • Take in unobstructed views of the NYC skyline on a Manhattan Harbor cruise
  • Choose from climate-controlled indoor seating or outdoor viewing areas
  • Cruises conveniently run hourly from the late morning to the late afternoon 
New York City Skyline Cruise
From $19.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travelers
Cruise + One Attraction TicketMost Popular
90-minute Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise + your choice of one attraction (see itinerary section for options)
From $69.00
Cruise + 3 Attraction Tickets
90-minute Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise + your choice of three attractions (see itinerary section for options)
From $139.00
New York City Skyline Cruise
90-minute Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise
From $19.00

See the main sights of Manhattan from the water during this New York City skyline cruise. Travel down the Hudson River through Manhattan Harbor, up the East River, and back with no traffic worries. If you’re planning on visiting an attraction, upgrade to include admission tickets that save time by allowing you to avoid additional ticket lines.

What to Expect

This New York City skyline tour departs from Pier 78 in Midtown. Boats for this cruise come about every hour, so you’re never waiting long. Show your voucher to an employee, and hop aboard.

You can choose to head indoors to a climate-controlled area, or go to the upper deck outside for views from even higher above the water. Either way, you’ll catch sight of popular NYC landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Chrysler Building and Brooklyn Bridge as you cruise down the Hudson, around the Harbor, up the East River, and back again. On your cruise, you’ll learn fun facts about the city and its history from your guide.

Once your tour is over, you’ll return to Pier 78.

At checkout, choose to upgrade to add one or three attraction tickets such as 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory to complete your day. 

Reviews (267)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed August 16, 2018
Regret doing this - long waits, overcrowded, weak narrating. But great view of Statue

This was a big disappointment. Of the entire 3 hours process, about half the time was spent waiting in line or on deck burning up in the sun. The pick-up point is way off the beaten path at pier 78 and we had to walk...More

1  Thank Centex68
Reviewed August 6, 2018
New York Skyline Cruise

boat was old and needed painting and cleaning the bathroom walls were falling down and didn't lock , the stops were too long, the boat that they advertised was not the boat that we got on

3  Thank jklock52
Reviewed July 23, 2018
Very misleading

This cruise was a tremendous disappointment. What was positioned as a 90-minute tour (per the following on their website: "Take in 90 minutes of impressive New York City skyline and famous landmarks including the iconic Statue of Liberty, as our professional guides share their knowledge...More

6  Thank NikfarK1
Reviewed July 14, 2018
Keep away!

This tour is a complete misrepresentation! It was a rainy day and I phoned up to confirm the tours were running and there were trips at 11:30 and 13:00- they said "yes". When we arrive just after 11, it transpired there were trips only at...More

6  Thank AvguyKfarSaba_Israel
Reviewed June 17, 2018
Boat tour great but attraction ticket not accepted

I booked this tour online and got confirmation from viator.com. We presented our voucher at the Pier and were able to get on the boat. We rode to Lower Manhattan and got off to see the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. However, the Museum did not...More

11  Thank Elizabeth W
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Marcia A
April 21, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
We was all dropped off of a bus. I didn’t notice any parking.
Travelers Also Viewed
New York Harbor Happy Hour Cruise
55 Reviews
from $35.00*
New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
898 Reviews
from $40.00*
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan...
1,381 Reviews
from $43.00*
Frequently bought together
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New...
1,836 Reviews
from $39.20*
Empire State Building Tickets...
2,470 Reviews
from $38.00*
NYC One World Observatory...
561 Reviews
from $34.00*
9/11 Memorial Museum Admission
629 Reviews
from $26.00*
Washington DC Day Trip from New York
1,161 Reviews
from $169.00*
Washington DC Day Tour from New York...
136 Reviews
from $139.00*
Likely To Sell Out
Philadelphia and Amish Country Day...
424 Reviews
from $169.00*
Special Offer
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets...
85 Reviews
from $36.00*