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Itinerary

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.
Locations visited
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island
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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Option to upgrade for premier seating and a seafood lunch
  • This tour is ideal for photographers, with unobstructed views of top landmarks
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Reviewed today
Great way to learn the city

So glad we started off our NYC vacation with this boat tour. Gave us lots of information we wouldn't have received otherwise (guide was very funny) and showed us the city/island in a way we wouldn't have experienced any other way. We paid extra for...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed yesterday
Good but know that certain cruise times don't go around the island as advertised

Four of us did the Circle Line 'Best of NYC' tour this week and it was good but there are a few things to note: 1) Advertised as going all the way around Manhattan but not always due to high tide. So, apparently some of...More

2  Thank Fr3lncr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great tour

We went on this cruise today with friends. It’s a great way to see the city from a different angle and worth every cent. Our tour guide David was very knowledgable and entertaining, if you decide to try this tour and are lucky enough to...More

Thank BJPatt
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Cruise

Joel was an excellent tour guide. Learned much about NYC. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highly recommend it.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour!

Great way to see the sights, and our tour guide was fantastic. Lots of history and stories about the things we were seeing, very interesting!

Thank Scott L
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frank78686
6 August 2018|
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Response from Cabulihan | Reviewed this property |
Of course you should take your grandson on the Circle Line Cruise. He will ride for free just like any kids younger than 3. You should take the first cruise so it is not too hot.
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Audrey2131
19 July 2018|
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We brought food and water with us no problems.
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Sarah M
1 July 2018|
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Response from Temp_2008 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is possible to move around the boat, there are restrooms and bars, but people don't really do that, you'll probably lose your seat
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