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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

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 days ago
Such a great way to see NYC

We did the Liberty Cruise as we wanted to get a bit closer the statue without having to spend lots of time on Liberty Island. We got what we paid for and so much more. The cruise goes down the Hudson river, so you get...More

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boat ride to the statue

The cruise narration was as expected. HIstorical and landmark identification with some witty remarks added. The problem was a long unprotected wait in the hot sun,90-100 degrees. It was promoted as a stop at the statue of liberty, but there were no stops. This is...More

Thank wgetz13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good way to see the Statue of Liberty

If you don't have much time, this is a good way to see the Statue of Liberty as well as many other sites from a different vantage point. We learned quite a bit from the tour guide, and it was great for photos. The weather...More

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Statue of Liberty Express

I initially was planning to book the Statue of Liberty cruise through NY Water Taxi, but it appears Circle Line acquired them and our cruise was via Circle Line. We did the Statue of Liberty Express, which is a 1 hour guided tour that gives...More

Thank ramblinggirl67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beautiful and Educational Way to See the City!

My husband and I had friends visiting from Boston with their 12 and 14 years old girls. We booked the Best of the City 2 1/2 hour tour for the 1:30pm sailing on a Friday. I purchased the tickets online which I highly recommend so...More

Thank Dianne10980
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