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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

From US$31.00
  • 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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1 - 5 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
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 1 week ago
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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Not worth the price

The cruise itself is beautiful, however the guide goes on talking for 90 minutes straight, and you can't hear a word he says

Thank andeehimself
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile
Was okay

Couldn’t understand the speaker very well we started 10 minutes later and came back 5 minutes earlier so it was a 45 min ride instead 1 hour what we paid for. (31$ per Person) We drove to the statue, the boat turned around to the...More

Thank Vanish S
Reviewed 9 April 2018
Statue of Liberty Cruise - Highly recommend

We did this tour and it is about 90 minutes. We paid the extra $10 for the premium section as well as access to the bow area of the boat, which is great for taking pictures. Also, there is the benefit that you have someone...More

Thank james19cindy13
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