- 2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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.
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Fully narrated tour
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- 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
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Returns to original departure point
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We took the tour on a chilly, damp afternoon at the end of March. Our fifth day in New York on a week’s holiday from the UK. We’d been to quite a few landmark places and had taken two bus tours so you would think we would have seen and learned everything of interest in Manhattan. Not so! This boat trip was excellent. The guide was extremely informative. We learned and saw so much! The pace and pitch of the guide’s narration was perfect and it was clear that he was a mine of information about New York. All of the obvious stuff and so much more about the make up and history of the boroughs and buildings. We were able to ask questions and had plenty of opportunities to take photographs.
Treat yourself and go Premier. We did. Very comfortable seats under cover with, of course, the option to walk around the boat if we wished to. The ‘At Seat Service’ waitress was excellent! Polite and friendly. Prompt. Well worth the extra dollars.
If you want to learn a lot about the make up and history of New York - and see and hear all about Sully - take this tour. It really was excellent.
Narrator and hostes in the Premeir seating section made this tour, fabulous. I will bring my daughter for a tour.
It was a cloudy day as the remnants of hurricane Florence made it's way up the coast so my photos were a little dull looking. The boat ride was nice and relaxing. Most of all we loved the narrator. He made the whole experience very enjoyable!
The amount of educational information shared by the narrator was spectacular. Fantastic 2.5hrs - worth every cent
Despite inclement weather, this was an enjoyable and very informative cruise around New York. Great way to see the major attractions - Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline etc. The cruise itself was pretty smooth, friendly service for the premium section, which had more comfortable seats and a guide that just loved his city. Well worth the time and money
We had a beautiful day for our 2.5 hour tour. Because of bridge work, we were unable to completely circle the island. However, we still saw most of what we expected, and our guide provided excellent commentary. We got great photos and enjoyed the relaxing cruise after several days of non-stop touring.
The trip was great. We did the reserved seating and it was ok. The guy doing the narration was GREAT! and made the trip much more enjoyable.
What u buy on the internet is a Ticket or Voucher you NEED a " Boarding Pass " so get there an hr before ship leaves so u can exchange for a Boarding Pass !! It's right up front the booth 4 lines no waiting or hassle ..Then if u get Premier they take u right on board tiny line and nicer seats BUT u never need that if u go @ 10am . Great Trip perfect Announcer ,First Class for everyone . Clean,safe ,Large Ship,Clean Rest Rooms,Nice polite people . Prices are fine on board will Go again..Thank YouJeff
We upgraded so we did not have to wait in line. They had a special section for us. they gave you a lovely cookie as a snack. You also had waitress service in this section. Cruise was lovely.
The Circle Line tour was excellent. The trip was enjoyable as well as informational. I would recommend this tour to any interested party. The narrator was extremely knowledgeable of the history of Manhattan. He provided a lot of information that made the tour worthwhile.
Aa a New York-based citizen, I have worked tour many state but never took out to see the city that never sleep.
just another prospective to view manhattan, this was a great trip. well worth the money. had a great time. chose the premier package. felt like a VIP. the tour guide was very informative. particularly liked the northern part of manhattan island
Wow! Loved this. Guide was so knowledgeable and interesting. Well worth it.
Great cruise!! Our guide was knowledgeable and funny! I'd definitely go again next trip to NYC!!
Brilliant, guide was an amazing man who made the experience very enjoyable!
I had been to New Yorl countless times when my husband and I decided to take this cruise. It was wonderful!
Great tour and the guide was phenomenal ... so funny! Highly recommend. This was our second time to do the tour. We upgraded to the premium which was well worth it!
Had a great time and learned more about the island than knew before. Host was very engaging and entertaining.