New York City

New York City Landmarks Circle Line Cruise

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From USD 41.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


New York City’s landmarks are iconic masterpieces. See the city’s best sights on this relaxing sightseeing cruise. Get an incredible perspective of the Manhattan skyline, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and more.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing cruise from Midtown
  • See New York's highlights from the water
  • Cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge across the harbor to the Statue of Liberty
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • Convenient departure from Midtown

What's Included

  • Live narration by Circle Line’s world famous guides (in English)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Outdoor deck
  • Download the free Circle Line App to listen to the tour in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian or Chinese. Headsets not included.
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
    83 North River Piers West 43rd Street and, 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

    Pier 83

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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

Depart from midtown Manhattan and travel down the Hudson River, around Battery Park, up the East River, and then past the South Street Seaport and under the Brooklyn Bridge. The narration from a professional tour guide helps to provide an educational and entertaining journey.

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.

Circle Line Cruises

Admission Ticket Free

Brooklyn Bridge

Admission Ticket Free

Statue of Liberty

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please arrive at least 30-minutes prior to the departure time for boarding.
  • Food and drinks are NOT allowed to be brought on board
  • Non-English speaking guests may now download the complimentary Circle Line Sightseeing app on their mobile device from iTunes or the Google Play store. This app allows guests to listen to a guided tour while on the boat. Available languages include: Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian and Chinese. Headsets are not provided.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What is the departure point for the New York City Landmarks Circle Line 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 New York City Landmarks Circle Line 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 New York City Landmarks Circle Line 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 New York City Landmarks Circle Line 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 New York City Landmarks Circle Line 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 New York City Landmarks Circle Line 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 New York City Landmarks Circle Line 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 New York City Landmarks Circle Line 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 New York City Landmarks Circle Line Cruise?

A:Sorry - no outside food or drink is permitted.

Jun. 2021

Q:Are restrooms available onboard during the New York City Landmarks Circle Line Cruise?

A:Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.

Jun. 2021

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Featured review
The Mc was great. Tons of facts about NYC. The crew was really cool. I would definitely do this tour again with friends and family.


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Great tour and view of Manhattan
Marli_d, Sept 2023
I bought this tour for my friend that was visiting from Brazil. I did it before and loved it so I gave to him as a gift. He really enjoyed it.
Everything it says on the tin
Glen_S, Sept 2023
Great experience seeing all of the landmarks via a boat. English audio guide was knowledgeable and the boat had outside areas as well for better photo opportunities. No complaints and a welcome break from walking around the busy city.
Best way to see the city views
Whitney_M, Sept 2023
Great experience, my dad wanted to visit NYC for the first time and the Statue of Liberty was the main thing he wanted to do. This was the best way to get that done. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Disappointing Customer Service
David_R, Sept 2023
Got there a little too late and couldn’t get on another ride. Didn’t get a refund so essentially I wasted $85. Would not recommend.
Go! It is so worth it!
Kelly_C, Sept 2023
What an incredible cruise! Andy was amazing! We learned so much about everything we saw! It was a gorgeous trip!
Great cruise
Kerry_F, Sept 2023
We were in NYC for 7 days and didn’t get to see everything on our list but this cruise definitely helped us see Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the skyline of the beautiful city. Definitely worth the money
Good trip
Julia_L, Sept 2023
Great trip. Would recommend. Nice for family activities. Would do it again during the summer. We saw all landmarks of NYC
lisha_w, Aug 2023
Great tour allowed plenty of time and space for great pics !! Announcer was funny and informational definitely recommend taking the circle cruise if visiting NYC
The cruise was amazing...
Nino_P, Aug 2023
The cruise was amazing and the guide impressive, he put his heart in his work. Thens to the whole team.
Great boat ride around Manhattan and Brooklyn!
Katie_D, Aug 2023
We enjoyed this boat was just long enough and provided great views of the statue of liberty, bridges, sculptures, parks and famous buildings. There were also other cool boats (clipper ships and sail boats) at sail on the river, which made for picturesque views. The boat is a little rocky and I've occasionally felt queasy on long ferry rides, but I drank a frozen margarita and did not feel ill on this short journey. The boat is air conditioned indoors and has plenty of outdoor space as well. My 6 year old also enjoyed, although he recently learned about the Titanic and worried about icebergs in the Hudson River in August. Haha.
Great….wish the PA system...
Beth_T, Aug 2023
Great….wish the PA system was working… then we could hear what was being said. Very hard to hear. But overall a solid hour and a half
Great experience
Jonathan_M, Aug 2023
The views and the narration of the history. We really enjoyed it. I would recommend to family and friends
Great cruise
Patrica_O, Aug 2023
The cruise was amazing. You could see the sites up close. The Statue of Liberty was beautiful Well worth taking!
Great experience! we had...
Dadi_S, Aug 2023
Great experience! we had fun and really enjoyed it… thanks!!! Definitely coming back for next time visit NY!
Quick - easy - good time
Justin_B, Aug 2023
Using this service was quick and easy .... the only bump I ran into was physically finding the tickets at the gate. I thought the reservation info from the confirmation was what I had to show at the ticket window. I didn't realize I was sent e-tickets. The attendant at the tour helped with that. It was simple enough.
Not great
Robert_S, Aug 2023
We got there a half hour early to be told we had to wait in line to get tickets even though we bought tickets through you months before, only to stand in line with people who hadn’t bought tickets in advance. Then we got to the front of the line and they asked us to step aside. After watching several people get tickets very quickly I pushed my way back in line only to have the gentleman be rude to me for being a little upset about the situation. The boat tour was alright but we definitely could barely hear the tour guides voice
Landmarks tour
Kim_T, Aug 2023
The guide was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable about the points of interest. The port was easy to find and the boat ride itself was enjoyable.
Phenomenal views
Kevin_T, Aug 2023
The Mc was great. Tons of facts about NYC. The crew was really cool. I would definitely do this tour again with friends and family.
Tenyia_L, Aug 2023
I enjoyed the cruise. Great insight and lots of photo ops. I expected more time at certain areas but overall good.
NY in a minute
Lori_M, Aug 2023
Very informative and a great way to see all the sites! The tour guide told us so many cool interesting facts! Great as you can be inside or out!

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