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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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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.
- 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.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund


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Stop At: Circle Line Cruises, W 42nd St Pier 83 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036

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. 

Stop At: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004

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.

Stop At: Ellis Island, New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017

Ellis Island

Stop At: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, NY 10038

Brooklyn Bridge


Departure point:

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Departure time:


2 hours 30 minutes



Terms and Conditions:

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


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valerie p

Good cruise guide was really interesting well worth booking premium as you can go straight to front of line and the seats are comfortable in the reserved area

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A couple of hours cruising the water in Manhattan, couldn't help looking skyward in case Captain Sully was nearby again (you need to watch 'Sully' to understand). Anyway, the cruise took a couple of hours and was marred slightly by the awful weather... The cruise took in some of the highlights of New York, for example, we passed the Statue of Liberty among others. Another very informative day where my wife just loved the accent of the guide... Another trip to add to your bucket list, I'm confident you will also love this trip!

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Timothy W

No better introduction to Manhattan. I had just arrived in New York for the first time and it was a good way to begin getting my bearings of Manhattan. I was lucky, the weather was cold but sunny and managed to stay outside on top deck all the way. It would have been disappointing if I had had to stay indoors. Narration was excellent.

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Per E

Very good trip in general, interesting and good views! Unfortunately the speaker system on the boat was not so good, we missed part of the very interesting story that was told by the elder gentleman in a fantastic way!

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Lorraine B

A great way to see the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline.
I got great pictures of the Statue from the boat.

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Janice P

We learned a lot about Manhattan; but we found 2.5 hours was a little bit too long. However, I highly recommend.

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Johnny B

This was a great way to see Manhattan from the water, especially for us first-timers to NYC. Enjoyed our tour very much and the tour guide was very informative and funny. He even handled a group of excitable and unruly elementary school kids in a polite, but firm manner and this was much appreciated by the guests (he was applauded!). The only downside to this tour was that it was completely disorganized when trying to figure out what line to stand in to board - and we had the Premier seating so you would think the lines would be properly marked. Because of all the confusion, we had to ask several times to make sure we were standing in the right line, but were told different things by different employees so we kept having to switch lines. Because of that, we ended up at the end of the correct line, even though we got there way before the crowd! So for all of that, I didn't want to give the full 5 stars, although our tour guide deserved the full 5!

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Uzi R

A fun trip in the rain on a cool day with high tide.
The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to follow.
The city looked great in the fog and rain. Mysterious and inviting.
I suggest not to eat the hot dogs they are not very delicious and they are expense.
Throughly enjoyable and fun.
MANHATTAN the greatest island in the world
A fun trip.

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Douglas R

The tour is very good; the standard seating however (folding metal chairs) is most uncomfortable; the $25 per person for the better seating and some other perks should be considered.

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Gerald H

We received a very good overview of New York City. Unfortunately, we were not able to have a complete tour because of the tide levels at the time of our tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave just enough history and information to make his presentation interesting.


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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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.

From USD


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