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About Circle Line Cruises
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. All Circle Line vessels offer first-class service, delicious food and drinks from our snack bar, the best viewing opportunities and an entertaining, informative tour given by professional guides. "Best of NYC", the cruise that made us famous, takes you completely around Manhattan island with over 101 famous sights in 2 1/2 hours. "Landmarks", takes you to the Statue of Liberty and all of downtown NYC, plus the Brooklyn Bridge in 90 minutes. "Liberty Midtown" is the fastest and best way to see Lady Liberty from midtown. In only 60 minutes, sail down the Hudson River to the Statue and back, passing close by lower Manhattan. "Harbor Lights", 2 hours, is for romantics and sunset lovers . You haven't seen the NYC skyline until you've seen it magically aglow at dusk!
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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, learn about the Big Apple while passing all five of New York’s boroughs.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $44.00

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Enjoy unobstructed views of the New York City skyline on this Hudson River cruise to the Statue of Liberty, a great overview of top NYC sights in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Leave from a Midtown pier, and snap classic photos of Manhattan, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, and Ellis Island. On this one tour, avoid the hassle of booking separate tours and transit to each destination.
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1 hour
from $25.00

Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

As twilight descends over New York City, take in the lights of the Manhattan skyline from a boat on this evening harbor cruise. Listen to live commentary on the harbor’s sights—including One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building—as you gear up for a night on the town. Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular evening outing.
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2 hours
from $44.00
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ibeltshhny wrote a review Yesterday
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The food wasn’t great but the views were amazing. Friendly staff. Very nice way to spend the evening
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Date of experience: August 2022
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MarjieNJ wrote a review Aug 11
Weehawken, New Jersey9 contributions2 helpful votes
Our township in NJ sponsors this trip every summer, and this year was the best of all thanks to our incredible guide Adam. What a knowledgeable person, and with a good speaking voice. Sure, he pandered to the people in the reserved section, but we all got to hear a ton of great stories and historical facts. If you are lucky, you can actually go around the island--it depends on the tides, so don't count on it but hope.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Jennifer K wrote a review Aug 11
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Good way to see Lady Liberty. This is the 2nd time I've done this cruise. I feel they almost pack people too close together but I get it. The lady sitting next to my teen son was literally falling into his seat. That was a bit uncomfortable and awkward... The day we went was very crowded and busy as it was a Sunday. Unless you get they really, really early, you won't have the best seat to take pics of Lady Liberty. You can take good photos of just her but not with someone in the pic. It would be nice if they had an area for picture taking. Lastly, I usually don't pay for upgrades for tours or tickets, but if I could do it over, I would've paid the $10 extra to sit in the VIP area up at the very top. You don't have blocked views and you'll be able to take pics with no problems as I mentioned above. So do the upgrade, lol. Otherwise just know this is a basic ferry/cruise. You get what you pay for ($23?) so I'm not sure why people are so unimpressed. I still think it's the best way to see all the sights, buildings and of course, Lady Liberty herself.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Steven S wrote a review Aug 11
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Going close to Statue of Liberty. Was the highlight. The weather was perfect. We were able to walk around once we were underway and the tour guide made the trip interesting. I learned a lot about NYC that I did not know. I also did not realize there were so many bridges. Each has its own character and design.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Naima R wrote a review Aug 10
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Everything was good. We had a wonderful time, except an older worker who hit on me, working upstairs
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Date of experience: August 2022
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