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Address: 455 12th Ave, Pier 78 at 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018-1021 (Formerly New York Waterways Sightseeing Cruises)
Phone Number:
+1 212-445-7599
10:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Hop on the City Sightseeing Cruises exploring New York City and its famed...

Hop on the City Sightseeing Cruises exploring New York City and its famed waterways with ample outdoor decks and a climate-controlled interior for those cooler days. Get stunning views of the NYC skyline and the city’s most iconic landmarks!

Sit back and relax while our knowledgeable tour guide describe the best of Big Apple history, culture and, of course, sightseeing! Get close up views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more! With 4 convenient hop-off stops along the way, you’ll also have plenty of opportunity to get out and explore some of New York City’s most unique neighborhoods up close.

For a remarkable journey through NYC by land and sea, book your City Sightseeing tour today!

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Went on this cruise on a beautiful sunny day. The tour guide was knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the sights of the skyline, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Statue of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was walking to Staten Island ferry on 17/04/17 at approximately 11am when I was approached by a representative from the City sightseeing new york cruises. He asked me if I was interested in taking part in a cruise and I said no. He then continue to walk along with me harassing me. I continued to tell him that I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on this cruise on a beautiful sunny day. The tour guide was knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the sights of the skyline, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Statue of Liberty, Governors' Island, Ellis Island to name a few. It was great fun and would definitely recommend, we paid $29 each.

Thank holidayer186338
Surrey, England
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 72 hour pass which we thought was activated when we first used it but it was actually activated as soon as we exchanged our booking for tickets so be careful! The weather wasn't great the first couple of days so you either froze on the open deck (not their fault) or sat behind advertising with very little... More 

Thank gcr23
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staring up from the base of skyscrapers and catching glimpses of familiar landmarks didn't make me feel like I was in New York. Only after hitting the water did all the pieces fall into place, allowing me get my bearing in this city I've seen so many times before but never visited. I'd recommend boarding at Pier 11 (near Wall... More 

Thank Graham J
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Or first trip to NYC. The bus hop on and hop off was great. It gives you a chance to see the sights and do less walking. You pick and choose what and where you get off. We loved it, except realize it stops by 6:00pm. We got suck in the financial district and needed to take the subway back... More 

Thank phoepfne
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't in New York for long but had a long list of must-sees. If you're feet are hurting but you wish to see a few places then this is the way to go! And decent price! We enjoyed the ride, and we got a beautiful day. The tour guide was funny. People just need to realize that sitting on... More 

Thank Deemcbee
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

-Booked through a 3rd party and times listed were for the summer season, every hour. When we arrived we were informed that the boats run every 2 hours. -Boarding starts early, mostly because they want to force you into a group photo. Not really my thing and I don't care for the 'sales-pitch' aspect of it. -We took the 2pm... More 

Thank divetravler
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We took the tour from mid town west side dock. We got off at the first stop to visit the 911 Memorial and got back on the boat 2 hours later. During the summer it runs every hour. The tour goes on to see the Harbor and provides great views of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Excellent swing by the Statue... More 

1 Thank OttawaCurler
North Tonawanda, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I was planning to do Brooklyn bike tour and Circle Line Night cruise... Planned my whole day around it and when I showed up at the store was told the tour was cancelled and the cruise was as well due to maintenance. Try to go with a different sunset cruise then was told again it's not running during the month... More 

2 Thank Susanna W
SightseeingAgent, Manager at City Sightseeing New York Cruises, responded to this review

Hey Susanna, we here at City Sightseeing want to bring out the best of your tour and I must say, myself and our team sincerely apologize for your negative experience here in New York City. It sounds like to me it was a rough day for you. We would love if you would try to use our touring options again... More 

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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We bought a 90 min boat ride with this company, from and to pier 78. The trip itself was good, we enjoyed that part. But the boat makes a few stops along the way for hopping on and off wich took all in all about 15 minutes of the 90, wich in our case was just a waste of time/boring.... More 

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SightseeingAgent, Facilitator of Happiness at City Sightseeing New York Cruises, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Hello, and thank you for your comments! We are disappointed to hear that your splendid time was nearly ruined by a pushy photographer. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for the details you've provided regarding where you encountered this photographer. This will help us more efficiently address the root of the predicament at hand. Again, we... More 

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