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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
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
  • This tour is ideal for photographers, with unobstructed views of top landmarks
What to expect
  • 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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
  • This tour is ideal for photographers, with unobstructed views of top landmarks
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2800FIC
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2.5 hour Sightseeing Cruise
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s guides (in English)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Restroom on board
  • Outdoor deck
Exclusions
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA Departure Point: Tour departs from Pier 83, New York Address: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Pier 83 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10019
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2.5 hour Sightseeing Cruise
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s guides (in English)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Restroom on board
  • Outdoor deck
Exclusions
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
Departure details
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA Departure Point: Tour departs from Pier 83, New York Address: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Pier 83 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10019
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug. 27, 2021
A note from Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
This cruise, like all Circle Line Cruises, requires all passengers to provide proof of vaccination. There are no exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Children under 12 are exempt. Passengers must wear masks when indoors except while eating or drinking.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Popular mentions

4.5
733 reviews
Excellent
451
Very good
175
Average
61
Poor
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Terrible
21

Anthony W
Wilmington, Ohio, United States23 contributions
Great city views
Oct. 2021 • Family
David did a great job narrating. The trip was informative, relaxing and entertaining

The ship was nice with great views even from inside
Written October 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary W D
Norwich, NY1 contribution
We were lucky weather was great! Your crew was very good!! N
Oct. 2021 • Friends
The guide - he spoke well, distinctively and knew the areas! The guide can either make your business or break it!
Written October 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

diDenver
Maui746 contributions
Cruise around Manhattan-very nice
Oct. 2021
Cruise around Manhattan was great on a fantastic afternoon. Chris was a great narrator - lots of good information. This is a great way to get out of the city center mentality.
Written October 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shawn H
Washington DC, DC227 contributions
Fabulous Tour Guide to See the Less Seen Parts of NYC
Sep. 2021
We took the Circle Line and enjoyed the whole cruise around the island of Manhattan. I particularly enjoyed seeing the northern parts of the island, as I had never seen that part of the city, parts of which are still wooded and natural. The tour guide was lively, interesting, and fabulous. He had many years of experience honing his act and could provide a lot of history and insights into the city.

We found the top deck outdoors a bit sunny and warm for our tastes, so we sat inside on the top deck.

There were a couple of downsides of our tour that kept this from being 5 stars. First, the premium tickets are essentially a scam. You get a cordoned off section of cushioned inside seats on the top deck, which doesn't offer much of a difference from the normal seats. Most people with premium tickets didn't sit in the premium section. Second, the snack bar downstairs had all kinds of problems, with stressed out staff and broken networks resulting in long waits and upset customers. At various times on the cruise, the staff had to admit defeat and tell folks they couldn't take any orders until the system worked again. Eventually, we did get a pizza and some drinks - which was just adequate.
Written October 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joel R
Papillion, NE267 contributions
Excellent way to see the five Burroughs
A special day full of patriotic and uplifting fun for the whole family. Excellent learning experience. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative.
Written September 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jason Chin-Fatt
Long Island City, NY5 contributions
Not the best of NY that's for sure
Why call it the Best of New York tour if you aren't really showing off NY. The tour focused sooo much on how expensive building were and their cost. So much that I felt like I was on a real estate promo.

Also if you take this tour it is almost a 90% chance you won't go all the way around Manhattan. So don't get fooled. You will not see Yankee Stadium unless you go completely around Manhattan.

The tour guide also spent all the focus on manhattan. There was also plenty to point out about Brooklyn and Queens. He didn't even name the bridges as we went along.
Written August 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shivor7
Dublin, Ireland63 contributions
Brilliant Experience!
Aug. 2021 • Friends
This is absolutely brilliant! I came to NYC for a very short trip with my brother and this was the perfect thing to do on the first day! I’ve been to NYC loads of times but had never been on a boat tour. We both found it incredibly enjoyable and worth every penny. The tour guide is funny and it’s a lot of fun having a personal tour guide rather than a recording and ear phones that most cheap bus tours give you. He answered any and all questions and had extensive knowledge of the city. The first half of the tour is definitely more exciting, though it’s an amazing to experience such a fascinating city from the water. I’d highly recommend checking it out. It is so worth it!
Written August 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jbsixtyfive
Rockville, MD38 contributions
A huge disappointment for an excellent venue
Aug. 2021 • Family
They misrepresented the length and route when they knew the high tide issues
Very disappointing. The script is dated with too many sexist jokes
Historical info detail interesting
Written August 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert LEZOTTE
1 contribution
Good job
Jul. 2021 • Couples
👍🏽😮😷😀🤗👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👌🧉🥃 Best ever good job to all and to all a safe day What a beautiful day we had
Written July 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charlie W
214 contributions
Great Ride
Jul. 2021
The entire experience was great. As a New Yorker showing an out of town friend around, it was a pleasure going on the cruise. The ship was clean (even the bathrooms), easy to navigate and the boarding and disembarking was handled very well.

The best part is that the tour guide spoke just enough. His information was presented in an interesting manner but did not over due it which can kill a tour.

Highly recommended.
Written July 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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I1970JCmarcusm
I1970JCmarcusm
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Perfect scenery at night
Seening the 3 bridges lit up and David the tour guide since of humor. Amazed by the landmark still standing
brookynabroad
brookynabroad
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A great day out
This trip is a pleasure. The boat is designed to afford great views from wherever you sit. There's plenty of outdoo
danymv
danymv
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Quick way to see NY highlights from Hudson river
Nice view, very interesting information, clean restrooms. But expensive snacks. We did not have much time to visit
Linda M
Linda M
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Great fun all around
"Street Beat Brass" was the name of the band. I don't know what I expected, but that band was fabulous. They were f
KathleenM931
KathleenM931
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New York Cruise
This was an excellent way to view the city lights of New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Jersey City and the Statue
bobbyxanadu2
bobbyxanadu2
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The Best Possible Way to See Lady Liberty and the Beautiful Midtown and Lower Manhattan Skyline!
I cannot say enough good about Circle Line and the NYC Liberty Cruise!! I have never enjoyed a local cruise excursi
sunnyshine579
sunnyshine579
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Do it!!
We got our tickets right at the pier and had no problems. Definitely worth the money. The trip was nice with fantas
TracyTraveller53
TracyTraveller53
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Spectacular
View was spectacular, very organized crew, speaker was entertaining and informative. Overall a very enjoyable exper
Pseudo_based
Pseudo_based
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Great 👍
Very informative and super simple to book and board. The boat was clean and the breeze was nice. Highly recommend!
lmr1125
lmr1125
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Fantastic Tour.
What a fantastic way to see the city. The tour guide was very entertaining & informative. I would highly recommend
FloridaPirategirl
FloridaPirategirl
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Weekend in NY
Last minute decided to book it for our first night in NY. So glad we did. Michael was an excellent tour guide ver
MaineMommyof2
MaineMommyof2
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Stunning views!
This was absolutely amazing! Departed the wharf at sunset and captured the most beautiful view! Family fun for all
arleencosca
arleencosca
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Very unpolite employees
Firstly , the security person checked the vaccination proof which is fine and after completing the process he made
Rociotttt
Rociotttt
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Horrible experience
The worst boat trip I ever had. All the crew treated you badly, very high prices for a short and boring trip. I lov
lauriekV7427CN
lauriekV7427CN
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Beautiful experience with my adult daughter
Beautiful trip. Up close with the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn bridge and the 9/11 memorial. We went on the 2
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