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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
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
From US$43.00
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Manhattan Island CruiseMost Popular
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.
US$43.00
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.
US$62.99
1:30PM 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 1:30pm.
US$62.99
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Overview
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 (1,358)
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Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful way to see the entire Manhattan island.

We took the afternoon tour on a particularly warm day, so the upper deck (the obvious place to sit to see the most) was pretty hot, but perfect for appreciating the incredible views and well narrated history of the buildings and neighborhoods. If your time...More

Thank foxieCalifornia
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback! It is great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your cruise. New York by water is pretty breath taking. We do hope to see you on board again in the near future. Best, Circle Line Sightseeing

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice view, lousy commentary.

We paid extra for priority admittance and seating. The chairs were more comfortable, and we were given a delicious cookie as well as the offer of personal service for concessions. Unfortunately, the sound system was deplorable on that level. We could only understand about 1/4...More

Thank Rebecca S
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Rebecca, We are sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your tour with us. We strive to make sure all of our guests leave our pier with the most amazing memories, we do apologize this was not the case. We do appreciate you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Overpriced and too long.

Expensive for what we saw. 2.5 hours dragged. Booked the night before but no mention that we would not have full trip due to weather. Seemed quite a calm day to us despite rain. We never got close to the Statue of Liberty which was...More

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Monday 15th October

We really enjoyed the 2 1/2 hour cruise, booking it Monday morning, however there was no mention that the boat was not able to fully navigate Manhattan due to high tides at booking on the day. We were not told until we were about to...More

2  Thank Dringo7
Reviewed 6 days ago
The best way to see New York!

The 'Best of NYC' Cruise was recommended by my brother who, coincidentally, was in New York at the same time as us! And he was right - it's a great way to see the city and you get a real understanding of the architecture and...More

1  Thank flower048
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, flower048. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We are so happy that you had a fantastic cruise with us. Cheers, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

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Khoa P
11 October 2018|
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Response from martyn_bryant | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes the pick up point is at Pier 83. You cannot miss it. There is a large building and they have about 8 boats. It is right next to the end of the Highline. Hope this is of help. Martyn
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3 September 2018|
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Response from chuckyD2 | Reviewed this property |
Full refunds are only made for cancellations made 24 hours in advance. As John stated, there are covered seating areas available, although we have always sat outside (or stood in the bow) to maximize the views. Enjoy the... More
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Dreamer798835
3 September 2018|
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Response from JimBWCT | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that they will not cancel cruises because of rain. Therefore they will not issue refunds in that situation.
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