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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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Sit back and unwind on a relaxing two and a half hour cruise around Manhattan Island. You'll see all the sights on the only New York cruise to circumnavigate Manhattan in its entirety.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Option to upgrade for premier seating and a seafood lunch
  • This tour is ideal for photographers, with unobstructed views of top landmarks
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.
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Departure Point
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2.5 hour Sightseeing Cruise
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s world famous guides (in English)
  • Recorded narration in seven languages available via free app download
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Recorded narration available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and English via free app download. Instructions provided on voucher.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

the trip itself was very pleasant - comfortable seats, amazing views, informative speaker. the 'only' bad thing was very pushy staff - they made a rude comment after we denied to take a picture before the cruise, stating that this is 'obligatory'. then we got...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Would recommend - we had a great time. Guide was knowledgeable and funny. Don’t know that I’d spring for premium seats, but besides that worth the money

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice round trip, nice to see nyc from the water. Seen places that we otherwise would not have seen. Also some nice nature that we had not expected.More

Thank Vins1974
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your excellent review. We are happy you enjoyed your trip around the Hudson, its quite the treat to experience all the sights from one of our vessels. Thank you for choosing Circle Line and we hope you come back for another sail...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an excellent way of gaining an insight into Manhattan but the commentary was not as outstanding as others have said. It was often hard to discern which landmark was being described and indeed it was evident that sometimes we had passed the item....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Naishcombe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the 2.5 hour best sight of NY tour from midtown pier 83. Awesome views. Did not go all way around Manhattan. Went about half way and back. But was still great. Super views of lady liberty 🗽 and all the famous skyscraper 🏙...More

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geraldg828
3 September 2019|
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Response from Jimkort1 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking right at the pier. 35/day til midnite
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Willie D
2 September 2019|
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There weren’t any dogs on our trip. Maybe message the company.
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21 August 2019|
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Response from N787JPtonyc | Reviewed this property |
Our tour departed at 1:30pm. Show up to the boat about 30 min prior to boarding. The boat returned right around 4pm. It took about 15 min for the passengers to get off the boat.
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