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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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  • 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
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
From US$43.00
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2.5-hour Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island. Sail under the Brooklyn Bridge, through 5 boroughs and see over 25 world-renowned landmarks including the Statue of Liberty.
From US$43.00
12:00PM Premier Seating
2.5-hour Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island plus Premier Seating, Skip-the-line privileges, exclusive inside area, outdoor patio area onboard, water, dedicated wait service. Departs at 12pm.
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10:00AM Premier Seating
2.5-hour Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island plus Premier Seating, Skip-the-line privileges, exclusive inside area, outdoor patio area onboard, water, dedicated wait service. Departs at 10am.
From US$63.99
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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, you’ll learn about the Big Apple while passing all five of New York’s boroughs.
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.
Reviews (1,408)
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Reviewed today
Great way to see the city from a water view

I am a native New Yorker and thought I have seen it all. After many years in NY, I took the Circle Line cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great views, great historical narration. As far as I am concerned, its right up there with the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jamesrK5770QK
Reviewed 1 week ago
As good as ever.

If you are going to NYC this is a must. It takes 2.5h but the time flies mainly because you are given an expert running commentary by a member of staff. Short and sweet review but honestly it is worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Samjames29
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good cruise and great host

Booked for 12 noon on NYE. Cruise was full, not a spare seat to be found. The host was excellent and you get to see the Statue of Liberty quite close. Host very knowledgeable and friendly, keeps cracking the jokes!. Hot drinks were ok, hey...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sam010101
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best of NYC cruise

We (2 adults and 2 pre-teens) took the cruise on a weekday in January. The weather was cold (4C, around 39F) but beautiful and sunny. The adults enjoyed the cruise but both of our active kids found it too long. The views of the skyline,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Truly excellent experience

Almost everything about this cruise is perfect. The staff to start off with, is really nice and helpful. Chris, our tour guide was very nice to listen to and an awesome tour guide overall. The cruise does not cause any motion sickness for those wondering....More

1  Thank hectictraveler
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with us so much! Our staff works hard to make sure all of our guests leave with the most memorable experience. We hope you can visit us...More

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Christina S
December 31, 2018|
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Response from darlene s | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Yes, the premium seats are enclosed. We paid for premium, however we took a seat right at the side of the boat for a better view. It would depend on the day if it is too cold or not, however if you go outside... More
Christina S
December 31, 2018|
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Response from Nomad604927 | Reviewed this property |
Premium seats are enclosed.
November 26, 2018|
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Response from KingdomCAPT | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy tickets right at the pier.