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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Some of the best views of New York City's iconic skyline are from the water. This extended cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island, affording views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and more. While on-board, learn about the history of the island through live commentary or purchase drinks and snacks.
  • Explore the whole of Manhattan Island on an extended cruise
  • Magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Skyline
  • Learn about New York's landmarks through live on-board commentary
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2.5 hour Sightseeing Cruise
Live narration by Circle Line’s guides (in English)
Free Wi-Fi on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Restroom on board
Outdoor deck
Snacks
Alcoholic Beverages
Soda/Pop

Departure Point

83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Departure Point: Tour departs from Pier 83, New York Address: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Pier 83 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10019

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Three rivers, seven bridges, five boroughs, 25 world-renowned landmarks, and a close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Now that’s getting to know New York City.

On this sightseeing tour around Manhattan Island, enjoy stunning views of the Big Apple’s brilliant skyline and iconic landmarks, like One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many more.

Depart from Pier 83 in midtown Manhattan and cruise all the way around Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers. While on-board, enjoy live narration from a professional tour guide.

Learn more about the history of each of the sites while taking in the beautiful views of some of New York City’s most popular attractions.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Circle Line Cruises
Choose to upgrade to premier seating which offers skip-the-line privileges, an exclusive inside area and outdoor patio area onboard, water, and dedicated wait service. In the summer opt for the VIP package upgrade that includes a lunch (Options include Lobster Roll, Burger or Chicken plus coleslaw, chips, soft drink) at North River Lobster located on nearby Pier 83. Upgrade Options: Cruise + Premier Seating  Put yourself in the captain's chair with first class seating, premium views, and seat service that will make you feel like you own the city! Enjoy comfortable upgraded seats, exclusive outdoor viewing area, food and beverage service from the comfort of your seat, and skip-the-line privileges to avoid long lines. Cruise + VIP Package (Available April-September) Premier Seating plus lunch at North River Lobster Company, a floating lobster shack located at neighboring Pier 83. Choose from Lobster Roll, Burger or Chicken plus coleslaw, chips, soft drink. North River Lobster Company offers fresh seafood, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer, and a raw bar in a relaxed, casual environment and is the perfect place to unwind or soak up the sun after your VIP sightseeing cruise. In addition to the live tour guide narration in English, recorded narration is available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and English via free app download. Instructions provided on voucher. 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Statue of Liberty
While you cruise, your knowledgeable tour guide acts as part entertainer and part historian, bringing the city's breathtaking sights and fascinating history to life. You will discover the secrets of New York City as you sail around Manhattan Island, and see three rivers, seven major bridges including the Brooklyn Bridge, the five boroughs, over 25 world-renowned landmarks and, of course, a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Beverages, food and souvenirs are available for purchase on board.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ellis Island
Ellis Island
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the departure point for the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:The cruise conveniently departs from Pier 83 @ West 42nd Street and the West Side Highway, in Midtown Manhattan.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure for the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Parking available at Circle Line Sightseeing, Pier 83, W 42nd Street. $30 before 3 pm weekdays and $35 after 3 pm weekdays and all weekends. (Prices subject to change.)
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I take the subway to get to the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Yes - Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q or R train to Times Square 42nd St; train B, D, F to 5th Ave and 42nd St, or 4, 5, 6 train to 42nd St Grand Central Station. Take the M42 bus west or walk 5 avenues west to Pier 83 (about 1 mile or 1.6km).
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I take a bus to get to the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Yes - From 42nd Street take the M42 bus going West, directly to the Circle Line Pier. From 49th Street take the M50 bus directly to the Circle Line pier.
Jun 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Boarding begins a half-hour before departure. Please plan on arriving 45-minutes to 1-hour before the scheduled departure to allow for time to check-in and also find seating on your cruise.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is seating assigned during the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Seats are first-come, first-serve so arrive early! There is seating available both inside as well as out on deck. The boats typically sail on time, so please leave enough time for traffic delays and plan to arrive early.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my young child with me on the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Yes - For children or infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are food and/or drink available during the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Yes, there is a freshly prepared menu of sandwiches, salads, and snacks as well as a full bar serving up hot and cold beverages, beer, wine, and cocktails available in the onboard cafe to purchase.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own food/drink onboard the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Sorry - no outside food or drink is permitted.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are restrooms available onboard during the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Yes, there are restrooms onboard for your convenience.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is WiFi available onboard the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Yes - there is complimentary WiFi available onboard for your convenience.
Jun 2021
Q:
How close does the boat get to the Statue of Liberty during the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:All of the sightseeing boats cruise within yards (meters) of Lady Liberty for an absolutely incredible view. You’ll feel like you’re actually on the island!
Jun 2021
Q:
Are there any stops during the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:There are no stops during the sightseeing cruise, however, you will get amazing views of over 130 of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise offered in languages other than English?
A:All tours are narrated in English by the guides, however, recorded narration available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, and English via free app download. Instructions are provided on your ticket.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I smoke on board the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Smoking is not permitted during the Harbor Lights Cruise.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my pet with me on the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:Sorry, animals are not permitted, except for certified service animals.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Keep in mind, the elderly do have to make it up and down one set of stairs, but there are railings on both sides." See review
  • "Arrive an hour early like suggested to get the best seats." See review
  • "Beware the high prices for refreshments on board - take your own!" See review

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Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
Pat_T
, Sep 2021
We would totally recommend this tour to 1st timers to NYC. It was very informative and beautiful to go completely around Manhattan Island!
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star-3
Nice way to see Manhattan
Char
, Sep 2021
The ride itself was great, but was extremely difficult To hear the tour guide if not sitting right beside the speakers. Unfortunately we missed 90% of the commentary.
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Heed this review
G_Stewart
, Sep 2021
The most memorable experience of this trip was the other customers bodies standing in front of us. We paid for the Newyork skyline and Statue of Liberty 2.5 hr tour. We had a nice view of the Statue of Liberty but we were on the top section of the boat. There is a bar serving customers at the back and the line was down the middle of the aisle. Evidently there was no credit card machine so it took each guest about 20 minutes per drink and they stood in line over an hour. This meant I could not see through their bodies and was unable to see Newyork Island at all. By the time the bar finished serving all of the guests there was only a half an hour left of the tour. I would only recommend seeing the statute of liberty and make sure you get a seat on the left side of the ship facing the bow. The guide was great! The view was not!
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nYc !
Thanh_H
, Sep 2021
Love the views! Highly recommended circle cruise line to those 1st time Visit to NYC or AC! Also visit ChinaTown.
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star-5
Amazing Tour of Manhattan Island
CarolineRockefeller
, Aug 2021
As a tourist visiting from Australia. I learnt so much from our guide, David. The history of New York City, the sites. It was the best way to see the Island.
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Loved it all!
Julie_W
, Aug 2021
The guide was fantastic, clear and very informational. Seats comfortable. A great introduction to the city.
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GOOD ORIENTATION CRUISE
Barry_S
, Aug 2021
Cruise was excellent. I'd repeat it again. • The sound quality of the narration was marginal in this day and age...sometimes garbled...other times too quiet. • The thing that was missing was a map to be able to see where you were going. I brought my AAA driving map and eventually gave it to some fellow passengers visiting from Ecuador. With the map they were able to get their bearings and to ask questions, such as "Why was the Harlem River so important?" • The map had enough landmarks that we could relate things on Manhattan to place on the opposite sides of the rivers...Brooklyn, Queens, NJ etc. The weather was perfect for the trip!
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Great insightful tour
Tavia_L
, Aug 2021
My 12yo nephew and I took a trip to New York from Seattle and this tour was very insightful, relaxing and fun.
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Wonderful tour
Michele_B
, Aug 2021
Great tour and knowledgeable guide! Easy access, organized and comfortable. Wonderful views. Highly recommend!
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Must do in New York City
Barbara_J
, Aug 2021
It was excellent. A must do in the city. Our host was fabulous. Learned and saw so much. Great great time
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