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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
From US$ 31.00
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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.

Reviews (351)
1 - 5 of 84 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Different Take on Manhattan

Great to see another side to New York from a different perspective and this is one of the ways of doing it. This cruise was good but cannot say it was the best one to be on if you are specifically going on it to...More

Thank Pictureant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Just OK

Staff friendly, live guide's commentary is very basic, very repetitive...Eat before you reach pier, no food options available nearby Pier 83...very limited food options available on boat ( hot dogs $4.50, potato chips $3.00, 16oz. can of beer $9.50) and very expensive ...Boat route runs...More

Thank stevek1967
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile
If you do one thing in NYC, do this.

We absolutely loved this cruise. If we were to recommend one thing to do in NYC it would be this. The views were amazing but what really made it was the tour guide (ours was David) - he was informative, funny, knowledgeable and happy to...More

Thank heatheraisling
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! it is great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your cruise with us, and enjoyed David as your tour guide. We strive to make sure all guests leave with the most memorable experience. Hope to have you...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018
No Surprises, Liberty cruise was great.

Took the one hour Liberty cruise. Felt it was well worth the money.The information provided during the cruise regarding NYC, New Jersey and Statue of Liberty was great.

Thank Luke D
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Luke, Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback! We are pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your cruise with us. We do hope to see you on board again in the near future. Best, Zachary L Guest Services manager

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile
Thumbs up

Great way to see the skyline and get a brief overview of the city. Awesome and quick way to get a good look at Statue of Liberty without having to visit the island. Much better than going on the ferry.

Thank Bianca D
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I bought mine on line with a specific date and time. try and do early morning otherwise queues can be horrendous.
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