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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, Pier 83, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Departure time:

12:00 PM


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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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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Mike S

really great tour. excellent organization, very informed tour guide, wonderful sights. highly recommend this if you have just one day to sight see.

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Joseph K

Excellent crew and captain. EXCELLENT spoke person and we loved the stories and animation that he used. Thank you!

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Anita P

I booked the premium seats for myself and my parents. They each had a rollator and have a difficult time walking. The Circle Line staff both online and in person were super helpful. They carried the two rollators (rolling walkers) up the stairs to the premier seating area. The premier seating was fantastic. If you want a cushioned seat and seat back with two chair arms that are also cushioned....this is the way to go. Temperature controlled and safe area for people not that steady on their feet. Keep in mind, the elderly do have to make it up and down one set of stairs, but there are railings on both sides. Both of my parents went to the handicapped restroom on the first deck and they were thrilled with the large bathroom. So, great 3 hour trip for my folks. It was comfy for people who still want to travel and see the sights in their mid-80's.

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Judith P

We took the Circle Line boat tour around NYC and the 5 Burroughs. It was wonderful. We learned about everything we saw. The guide was knowledgeable and had a great personality. I highly recommend this 2-1/2 hr. tour.

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Rebecca C

This was our first trip to NY and we felt it was the best way to see the city! NY can be very overwhelming and this let you see the city from a bit off. You could see everything so much better because you weren't right on top of the city. We took the 2.5 hour cruise and loved it! Arrive an hour early like suggested to get the best seats.

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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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Atti P

Great time on the need to buy premier seating unless you want to sit inside. Great view of the town. I gave only 4 stars because the speaker talked too fast, it was difficult to understand at times.

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Had a really good time on the cruise. It was very informative and it was great to see Manhattan from this view rather than just staying in the CBD itself.

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Florence P

The tour director was great. The sights were better than expected.
The food was much too costly. $17 for a sandwich and $4.25 for water was ridiculous.


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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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