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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

By Circle Line Cruises
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.
from
C$60.03
per adult
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C$60.03
per adult

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Ages 3-99, max of 600 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase

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.

Departure details
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers West 43rd Street and, 12th Ave, 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
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2800FIC

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Please arrive at least 30-minutes prior to the departure time for boarding.
  • Food and drinks are NOT allowed to be brought on board
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 600 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
  • All guests are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or wear masks in any areas of the boat.
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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise price starts from C$58.57. Discover and book Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise cancellation policy?
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2800FIC

About the operator

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Christian G
Christian G
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Worthwhile boat cruise
This tour really gets you up close (at least gives you a great view) of any landmark that you might have been think
AbbyLH7
AbbyLH7
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David made our tour!
Used our Sightseeing App. Perfect during the NYC sunset 🌇 David was our tour guide, he was funny and a proper cr
Brucethealien
Brucethealien
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One of our favourite things we did on our trip
Loved it!!! Was one of our favourite things that we did in our week in New York we had pre booked VIP tickets and
burnleyjof
burnleyjof
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Amazing
Absolutely amazing. David the tour guide was the best, just the right combination of information, history and humo
janicemI7161CR
janicemI7161CR
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Great Experience!
Taking this cruise in January meant it was not a sunset cruise but still very beautiful. Seeing the landscape with
sam9724
sam9724
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Fantastic
Excellent tour guide, amazing sites, brilliant price. Very very enjoyable and would highly recommend this to anyone
martinlQ6231YA
martinlQ6231YA
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Brilliant experience
Tour guide was an absolute laugh. Would recommend. Maybe take a thick coat if you on the outer deck.
Paulie305
Paulie305
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Native New Yorker as a tourist.
Our tour guide David was extremely knowledgeable as well as entertaining. I am a native New Yorker now living in M
Aaron C
Aaron C
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A Joke!
DO NOT BOOK THIS TRIP. Absolute shocker! Poor communication throughout. It was a frustrating and disappointing expe
291nylaa
291nylaa
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Fun at night cruise
The Circle Line cruise was amazing and beautiful. It was a very easy process to check in and board the boat definit
celestem1203
celestem1203
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Wonderful Cruise
I had a great time! Everything was wonderful, you get to see so much of the city from the Statue of Liberty, the ve
Donna W
Donna W
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Great choice for a boat tour
This is a great way to see the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the New York City skyline. We enjoyed it and
Borbaki
Borbaki
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Good Tourist attraction
Nice photo ops on this cruise. Just under 2 hrs so it doesn’t drag. Informative guide. A good way to see the isla
F1Mum2017
F1Mum2017
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Christmas Eve Cruise
Fantastic cruise chose the 15:00 time departure in the hope we would catch the sunset & it did not disappoint. Weat
comfortwanderer
comfortwanderer
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Pass unless included on your pass
I guess I expected this to be much nicer inside? When they said harbor cruise I expected like… nice seating… casua
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Mosquito155
Swindon, UK71 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Friends
Great trip round the whole of Manhattan. 2.5 hours relaxing, seeing it from a different angle before our flight home.

Very smooth ride, chap doing the narration literally must have had a sore throat when he finished, very knowledgeable and talked relentlessly

We sat inside as it was a very cold day. Toasty and warm and not crowded due to the time of year

I would definitely recommend this trip, well worth the money
Written November 18, 2022
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Joe
Manchester, UK94 contributions
On the cruise you have a bar, a cafe to get food and drinks from that are reasonably priced. Our cruise guide was amazing (I think he was called David) he had been a guide for 30 years. He was very knowledgable about all things New York. He shared with us that he was sick on the day of 9/11 & sick on the day that captain sully landed his place in the Hudson. But shared stories about how his colleagues helped with rescuing/ escorting people on those two days. I could have listened to him talking for hours. There is an art to telling stories and this guy absolutely smashes it. You can tell how passionate he is about his job. We learned so much about New York that goes beyond manhattan, that you wouldn’t think to research yourself. We only ended up on this cruise as our helicopter tour was cancelled. I’m so glad we did this tour thought. I’d 100% go on this cruise again when visiting New York in the future.
Written January 23, 2023
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ycookmd
Allen, Texas, United States1 contribution
This was the most informative 2.5 hours of our week long New York trip. The tour guide (Andy) was very knowledgeable, not just about what we were looking at, but also about the geography and history of the city. We used some of his pointers during the rest of our visit.

I highly recommend this “Best of” tour. Your Citypass will cover the shorter 1.5 hour trip but you can upgrade for a small fee and the longer experience is worth the time and money. If you are visiting New York for the first time, this would make a great start and a nice overview of things to see and do.
Written June 5, 2022
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Patsypalooza
Portland, OR2 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
I learned so much on the complete Manhattan tour (and I’ve lived in the city and visited several times)! Completely, thoroughly, enthusiastically recommend it, especially our guide David Parker, who was professional, entertaining, and a champion dad-joke teller. He was expert at pitching his tour to what had to be an incredibly broad range of guests; we really, really appreciated him. (Tip: we sprung for the “premier” seating, and the padded chairs were so worth it, 10/10, would recommend)
Written July 17, 2021
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Dave D
Bury, UK88 contributions
We booked this a little last minute so really didn’t know what to expect. We boarded about 20 minutes or so and got a bagel and coffee which were quite good in terms of quality and cost. The trip was amazing and showed a whole different side to NYC with great commentary without being too much

Boat slows for pictures at relevant places and was well worth the money

We’d definitely go with these guys again
Written October 19, 2022
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Andy
Zurich, Switzerland69 contributions
Not worth the money at all. Seats are folding chairs on a boat, without any organization at all. There are not enough seats for everyone outside, groups and families have to split. Honestly, for the price this is just unacceptable On top of that, staff is very unfriendly and not helpful at all. Not recommended
Written July 26, 2022
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Cathy K
Hartley Wintney, UK4 contributions
a fascinating trip all the way round Manhattan, which we didn't realise was possible.
The guy doing the commentary was warm and informative with loads of local detail to paint the picture.
Comfortable and warm on a wintery day, we sat for two and a half hours as we sailed under 22 bridges down the Hudson River, round the Battery Dock and past the Statue of Liberty, then up the East River to Harlem River passing the Yankee's stadium before coming back round to our starting point after dark with the city laid out in front of us in all it's sparkling evening glory!
Written December 2, 2021
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Kelsey O
1 contribution
Feb. 2022
I went on this cruise with a few friends that were visiting the city for the weekend and we had a great time! Even though I have lived in NYC for 5+ years I still learned a lot of new facts and loved getting to see the city from the water. Our tour guide was named Andy and he was wonderful!! He did such a great job of making the tour fun yet informative. I could listen to him talk all day. Everyone working here was so pleasant and kind.

We were also pleased to find out that there were seating options inside and outside so we were able to stay warm on the cold winter day. My only complaint is the price of the beverages - a water bottle was $5 - so make sure you pack your own drinks!! Overall I would definitely recommend!
Written February 22, 2022
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amylouise20182018
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK6 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
Fantastic experience! We would recommend this to anyone visiting NYC. Not only can you take a load off for 2.5 hours but you can see parts of the city from a different angle. We were so lucky to have Andy as our tour guide - he is so knowledgeable and delivers his information with a wonderful sense of humour! Would recommend sitting in Premium - the padded seats were so comfy! And you’re treated like royalty 👸! We didn’t get to circle the island due to conditions, but we don’t think this took anything away from our experience.
Written October 21, 2022
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Les J
Tyrone, GA19 contributions
It was one of those glorious fall days in NYC and I remember a recommendation by a friend to try this cruise. Easy on line ticket purchase, friend staff and a very knowledgable tour guide really made this a great 1.5 hour tour. It filled in a lot of landmarks with additional facts. Just a great tour on a great day.
Written October 25, 2021
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