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New York City Harbor, Statue of Liberty Circle Line 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
From US$26.25
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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 6 days ago
Host was hilarious, the cruise was really nice

This tour is definitely a must. It was a beautiful day and they have seats both in and out doors. The host and tour guide was very knowledgeable, approachable, and funny. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank 613aamp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Relaxing Tour of Manhattan's Highlights

Hassle-free and relaxing tour of Manhattan's sights including the Statue of Liberty. Tour guide was terrific and provided great details on various sights. Buy tickets in advance to avoid lines.

Thank Gene M
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Gene M. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The sites were great, an the explanations given by the tour director were terrific.

Very good to take this boat ride if you are from out of town, or entertaining friends from another city, or from a different country. Lots of interesting history given about the sites that we see.

Thank betsy1404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Nice & Chill

Nice 1.5 hour trip, got a nice view of the statue and city skyline. The downside was that we could not hear the guide speaking (we sat outside). There was only two small speakers in the middle. For the price that we paid (37$) I...More

Thank Kine H
Reviewed 14 August 2018
The tour to take! Ask for Andy, the best guide known to mankind!

60 minutes of tour, filled with plenty of informations, lots of historical background. Great praise to Andy, the best Guide to find in New York. Funny, well informed, classy! The man loves his job!More

Thank Bonvivant0789
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi There! Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the commentary on board. Each tour guide has their own narration of New York City from the boat. Thank you so much for joining us for a sail,...More

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Jason B
22 September 2018|
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I bought mine on line with a specific date and time. try and do early morning otherwise queues can be horrendous.