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New York City Skyline Cruise

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Admire New York's famous skyline and iconic sights from the water on this morning or afternoon cruise. See top New York attractions including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and United Nations, and learn more about the city and its landmarks from engaging commentary. This scenic, relaxing cruise is the perfect way to take a break from the hectic pace of Manhattan.
Highlights
  • Take in unobstructed views of the NYC skyline on a Manhattan Harbor cruise
  • Choose from climate-controlled indoor seating or outdoor viewing areas
  • Cruises conveniently run hourly from the late morning to the late afternoon 
  • Upgrade to add admission to one or three attractions such as the 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory
What to Expect
This New York City skyline tour departs from Pier 78 in Midtown. Boats for this cruise come about every hour, so you’re never waiting long. Show your voucher to an employee, and hop aboard. You can choose to head indoors to a climate-controlled area, or go to the upper deck outside for views from even higher above the water. Either way, catch sight of popular NYC landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Chrysler Building and Brooklyn Bridge as you cruise down the Hudson, around the Harbor, up the East River, and back again. On your cruise, you’ll learn fun facts about the city and its history from your guide. Once your tour is over, you’ll return to Pier 78. At checkout, choose to upgrade to add one or three attraction tickets such as 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory to complete your day. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
455 12th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 90-minute Manhattan harbor cruise - 10am, 12pm, 2pm , 4pm
  • Live tour guide, English only
  • Entry/Admission - City Sightseeing New York Cruises
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (refreshments available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible; however there may be a step up or down depending on the water level on the day of your cruise
  • Please leave a note in the Special Requirements box at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Infants 2 years and under are free
  • Attraction ticket (if option selected) is valid for one time use within 14 days
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 7 August 2019 via mobile

A Boat Trip around Manhattan Island‘s Skyscrapers guarantees fabulous views and is the best start to get an impression of this big city! The tour lasts for 2 hours and tickets needed to be booked in advance (about 44€). Ships start at Pier 83 and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Claudia_and_Teen
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

Do not do this one. We did this boat bc it was included in the bus tour package. Every other boat I saw would have been better than this one. It was a hot day and this boat did nothing to help. We waited in...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2019

Old boat and old sound system so you can barely hear the tour guide announcer! You leave Pier 78 and head down to the Freedom Tower, wait there for about 15-20 minutes then on the way back pass by the Statue of Liberty and head...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dominique F
Reviewed 15 July 2019

This is a very good example of "you buy cheap, you get cheap". Granted the ride was very reasonable, but the boat was old, filthy, and not air conditioned. It was immensely overcrowded and understaffed. It's advertised as a cruise but it's really just a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank marguerite14
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

I have been looking forward to a boat cruise to view NYC skyline for the past 6 yrs. I booked this 'cruise' for 4 Adults and 2 kids. As per the ad description it states - see BOTH East and West side of manhattan and...More

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Mons2004
5 April 2019|
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Response from Young L | Reviewed this property |
Our boat did stop in the middle of the ocean for about 5-10 minutes and let us take pictures. They also turn the boat around and make sure the people from other side also get a chance to take pictures too.
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Marcia A
22 April 2018|
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Response from rebeccamH2723VZ | Reviewed this property |
We was all dropped off of a bus. I didn’t notice any parking.
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