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Circle Line Cruises

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Address: Pier 83 - W 42nd St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-8004
Phone Number: +1 212-563-3200
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9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Today, Circle Line is the only cruise line dedicated exclusively to...

Today, Circle Line is the only cruise line dedicated exclusively to sightseeing, with vessels made of steel and over-sized glass windows that offer magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline, all year round. Owned and operated by New York Cruise Lines Inc., New York's oldest and largest provider of scheduled and chartered sightseeing and special event cruises, Circle Line is recognized as one of the most famous boat rides in the world.

Sightseeing Tour Options:

All Circle Line vessels offer first-class service, the best viewing opportunities and an entertaining, informative tour given by professional guides.

Best of NYC Cruise - Take in over 101 city sights by water, including the Intrepid, Yankee Stadium, the Cloisters and a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty.

Landmark Cruise- Witness magnificent views of the world's premier skyline and such sights as the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

Liberty Cruise - The fastest and best way to see the Statue of Liberty! Sail down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back, and view Ellis Island, the rising Freedom Tower and the World Financial Center, along the way.

Harbor Lights Cruise - For something a bit more romantic, sail the same route as the Landmark Cruise while the sun sets and the skyline comes alive.

The Beast Speedboat Ride - The Beast leaves all others in its wake as the Captain takes this custom-built 70-foot offshore racing powerboat up to 45 mph on a ride down to the Statue of Liberty.

Circle Line looks forward to introducing you to New York.

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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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Best of NYC

This was fantastic! Bought our tickets online and did the VIP upgrade which is well worth it ! You go the window get your VIP bracelet and sit on comfy chairs in a tented area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was fantastic! Bought our tickets online and did the VIP upgrade which is well worth it ! You go the window get your VIP bracelet and sit on comfy chairs in a tented area when it's time to board you get lead on first. There's the VIP section which is roped off and you get a server for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cruise for our 90 minutes trip around the East and Hudson rivers was perfectly clean and comfortable. Amazing views of the rivers, the cities, bridges, Statue of Liberty, etc, incredible comments and guide about every single thing you could imagine of NYC (buildings, historic landmarks, Hollywood stars, important dates, and so on). Every interesting fact about the things we... More 

Thank FranBronco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the Liberty Cruise, it took about 1hr and we were more than close enough to the statue. We had Chris as our guide and he was fantastic, very knowledgeable and a great sense of humour. Great views from the top deck, if it's busy grab a seat next to the edge, you go there and back so have... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough good about the crew and staff. Everyone from Jose who was so kind and helpful, to Rolando who took excellent care of our concession needs to our very informative and entertaining guide Dave they were all amazing. This was such a great addition to our anniversary trip. This is a must do for anyone visiting NY.

Thank Sharry B
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the full cruise of Manhattan island and it is excellent value for money for the 2.5 hour trip. David the tour guide was absolutely superb and new all his stuff, very informative and added comedy so easy to listen to 👍🏼. There were some amazing views, lots of photos taken and the weather was dry and sunny although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Warm (45°) sunny day in February- Great tour, tons of information and awesome views! Dress warm, hats and gloves recommended, even when it seems warm!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had family visiting from Italy and wanted them to really see NYC,this was perfect! It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed ourselves. Cold beer on trip was a nice addition to a relaxing time while soaking in the sun and views.

Thank Melanie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the 'best of NYC' tour which took 2.5 hours. While this is the longest tour, I highly recommend this one as you can really see the highlights of Manhattan, including its neighbour suburbs like Queens and The Bronx. You can see the Statue of Liberty up close as the cruise goes right past it. Although it was raining... More 

Thank Regina L
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The full cruise of Manhattan island is well worth the money. Fantastic views especially of the Statue of Liberty up close. The tour guide really knew his stuff and his commentary was quite humorous too. Worth noting that there is a disclaimer saying may not be able to go around the whole island due to high tides as some bridges... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've used Circle Line 3 times now and love it. Our latest visit was on the afternoon of New Years Eve and as usual it was a great trip. It's a great way to see numerous attractions such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the city skyline and the Statue of Liberty with great commentary. The prices are good and you have... More 

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