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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

Go New York Explorer Pass: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise.

Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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60 days
from $73.00

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 $31.00

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 $41.00

The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

With so much to see and do, you can expect a busy itinerary on your New York City vacation, but it can be tough to enjoy the Big Apple while sticking to your budget. Don't worry about extra spending with a top value New York Pass, offering included entry at attractions around the city. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, bus tours to bike rentals, you can see the best of Manhattan with a New York Pass.

Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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1 to 10 days
from $129.00
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Charlotte P wrote a review Apr 19
Atlanta, Georgia45 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing views and informative tour guide with many tidbits regarding history of sites and cities. Staff was courteous but food is New York expensive and not memorable. Would recommend everyone do it once
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Date of experience: April 2021
Aaron Ross wrote a review Apr 18
82 contributions34 helpful votes
Took four of my kids (ages 13-21) for this your around half of Manhattan Island. It was a cool and overcast day, but this is still one of the best things to do in the city. The ride gets close to the Statue of Liberty, and the onboard your guide is full of historical factoids about so many parts of the city.
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Date of experience: April 2021
Iris G wrote a review Apr 5
Los Angeles, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
Circle line has partnership with Big Bus tours yet declined us from entering the tour twice after providing the documentation we were given by Big Bus tours. The staff is rude and unhelpful. They do not have a supervisor willing to help or resolve by any matters issues they might run into as part of this. We were mistreated and denied entrance twice. They are awful and I do not recommend then. We wasted half a day trying to solve the issues with the ticket. Will never use them again! Some of these tour services do not take responsibility for the services they provide they rely on the customer to figure their issues out and unwilling to refund!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Cait_A wrote a review Apr 5
England, United Kingdom131 contributions
Visited April 2019 Sunset cruise was stunning, didn’t have time to visit Statue of Liberty and this was perfect alternative and to see the skyline light up
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Xian E wrote a review Apr 2
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The tour was lead by an informed and entertaining host—sure the jokes weren’t perfect but it was still very fun. I am a native New Yorker and have never seen NYC quite like this before. All the known and little known landmarks were mentioned (many of which I hadn’t even heard of) and made for great photographs and memories. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking for an all encompassing view of NYC.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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