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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

  • Hudson River cruise gets you on the water for the best NYC views
  • Leave from a pier on the Manhattan waterfront and Hudson River Greenway
  • See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island close up from a boat
Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
From US$31.00

Enjoy unobstructed views of the New York City skyline on this Hudson River cruise to the Statue of Liberty, a great overview of top NYC sights in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Leave from a Midtown pier, and snap classic photos of Manhattan, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, and Ellis Island. With this one tour you’ll avoid the hassle of booking separate tours and transit to each destination.

What to Expect

Make your way to Pier 83 on Midtown Manhattan’s west side. Arrive 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before your desired departure.

Keep your camera ready as the cruise pulls into the Hudson River, as you’ll pass the landmarks that define the New York City skyline, from the Empire State Building to Lady Liberty.

There’s a tour guide onboard for commentary on passing sights, as well as recorded narration in seven languages via an app. Get up-close views, within 100 feet (30 meters) of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and take advantage of snacks and drinks available for purchase on the boat.

As you make your way back up the Hudson River, take in the city skyline, as well as the bustling boat traffic that links Manhattan with Jersey City.

The tour concludes at the original departure point, Pier 83.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great views, great narration

We did the Liberty Cruise while visiting from Alaska. Tip: get your tickets online, so you don't have to stand in line when you get there! Once they check your tickets, you load onto the boat - this includes climbing stairs - to their open...More

Thank kmidone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great value

Took this on Memorial Day weekend--great way to get up close view of Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Manhattan skyline and more. Great narrator too. At one hour it was just right in length. And the option of being inside with air conditioning or outside.

Thank caracad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Well worth the price of the cruise. The tour guide explained the various sites as we passed them and pointed out the unique buildings, etc., on the NYC skyline. I would certainly recommend this 1 1/2 hour tour on the Hudson for anyone visiting NYC.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Nice 1-Hour+ Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise - Great Guide Andy!

We got the regular tickets using the New York City Pass option. This is a shorter cruise and you don't get off the boat, but get very close to Liberty and a good view of Ellis Island for photos. Andy was extremely knowledgeable about the...More

Thank HappyTravelerSanJose
Reviewed 12 May 2018
Great tour!! Really glad we booked with Circle Line!!!

We had wanted to go see the Statue of Liberty but didn't realize that you often need to book months and weeks ahead of time to get onto the island with the statue. This was an amazing alternative!!! Quick one-hour cruise down to the statue...More

Thank CDNTerry
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