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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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  • New York Harbor cruise at dusk showcases lit-up Manhattan skyline
  • Learn more from in-depth live commentary on the sights 
  • Prebook a spot on this popular early-evening activity
New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

As twilight descends over New York City, take in the lights of the Manhattan skyline from a boat on this evening harbor cruise. Listen to live commentary on the harbor’s sights—including One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building—as you gear up for a night on the town. Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular evening outing.

What to Expect

Make your way to Pier 83, arriving 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before your desired departure for this popular evening cruise. Seeing the lights of Manhattan’s skyline blink on from the water is a great way to kick off an evening exploring New York City.

As the boat departs, find a seat or hang out by the railing for great views and photo ops of the twinkling NYC and New Jersey shorelines. Listen to live commentary in English or recorded audio commentary via a free app download (Mandarin, Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish, French, and English). Step up to the galley for snacks and drinks, available for purchase.

Sights include the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, South Street Seaport, the United Nations, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.

Return to Pier 83 at the conclusion of your cruise.

Reviews (885)
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Reviewed yesterday
"Highlight of New York visit"

On a rain sodden misty NYC evening we were not looking forward to this 2 hour venture but boy how wrong that proved to be. The NYC skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty were wonderful sights which will live long in our memories...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Harbor Tour Upon Arrival!

We took our teens here upon our arrival to NYC as it was their first time to visit. This was an excellent way to start off our trip as they got a good look of the city from the harbor. You also get a really...More

Thank Jennifer S
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Jennifer S. 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

Reviewed 1 week ago
An unmissable experiance

I had read on the internet that the Circle line trips were excellent but, the one to go on was the Harbor Lights tour, I have to say people were right, this was one of the highlights of our holiday! We got their early and...More

1  Thank HarryHHarrie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the Harbour Lights Cruise on our recent trip to NYC and it was one of the best things we did all week, highly recommended. You get to see the whole city all lit up and twinkling and it is just beautiful, NYC...More

1  Thank Peepser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great cryise

Informative, great crew and info, lady at the bar could’ve been better but the quality of the boat and bathrooms made up for it. They let you walk around.

1  Thank zeeee4
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21 October 2018|
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Response from ReglMad | Reviewed this property |
Just a few minutes search and I found a review that says the boat is heated. Tickets appear to be available for early December on Expedia. Of course as the other writer said, call. Wonder why the question when the... More
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3 October 2018|
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Response from adr1417 | Reviewed this property |
Duration 2-3 hours as November sorry can’t help on that score
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20 September 2018|
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Response from Jen A | Reviewed this property |
3 hrs with loading and unloading