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New York City Skyline Cruise

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$15

Admire New York's famous skyline and iconic sights from the water on this morning or afternoon cruise. See top New York attractions including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and United Nations, and learn more about the city and its landmarks from engaging commentary. This scenic, relaxing cruise is the perfect way to take a break from the hectic pace of Manhattan.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible; however there may be a step up or down depending on the water level on the day of your cruise
- Please leave a note in the Special Requirements box at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
- Infants 2 years and under are free
- Attraction ticket (if option selected) is valid for one time use within 14 days
- 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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Itinerary
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Stop At: City Sightseeing New York Cruises, 455 12th Ave Pier 78 at 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018-1021

Head to Pier 78 on the west side of Manhattan to board your cruise around the lower part of Manhattan. Kick back in the climate-controlled indoor seating area, or take in unobstructed views from the boat's observation deck.

Cruise down the Hudson River into Manhattan Harbor, then up the East River to midtown before looping back. Along the way, keep your camera ready for spectacular photo ops of New York's many world-famous skyscrapers and bridges. See a variety of New York attractions including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Governors Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, South Street Seaport, Chrysler Bridge and United Nations.

Throughout your cruise, listen to entertaining and informative onboard narration providing history and fun facts about New York City and its best-known sights. Your 1.5-hour Manhattan cruise ends at Pier 78.

Choose an optional upgrade to include one or three attraction tickets from the list below.
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ITINERARY
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Upgrade to choose from the following attractions: 

Attractions 
• LOL Comedy Club
• Luna Park
• Madame Tussauds Gold Ticket
• National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey 
• One World Observatory
• Spyscape
• Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
• The TOUR
• The RIDE
• The DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE
• Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Museums 
• 9/11 Memorial & Museum
• 9/11 Tribute Museum
• American Museum of Natural History
• Brooklyn Historical Society
• Brooklyn Botanical Garden & Brooklyn Museum Combo Set
• Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour
• Guggenheim Museum
• International Center of Photography
• Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
• Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, The MET Breuer
• Museum of Modern Art (closed for renovation June 16 to October 21, 2019)
• MoMA PS1
• Museum of the City of New York
• Museum of Jewish Heritage
• New York Botanical Garden
• New York Historical Society
• Whitney Museum of American Art

Cruises 
• CitySightseeing New York Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry Tour
• CitySightseeing New York Skyline Cruise
• Manhattan by Sail – Clipper City Daytime Statue Sail
• RIB New York – High Speed Harbor Tour
• Statue of Liberty Ferry and Ellis Island 

Tours and Transportation
• Alternative New York Street Art Tour
• Bike and Roll – 2 Hour Bike Rental
• Bike and Roll Inside Central Park Tour
• Broadway Walking Tour
• Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood Tour
• Brooklyn Navy Yard Past, Present, Future Tour
• Brooklyn Navy Yard Tours: Inside Industry Tour
• Brooklyn Navy Yard Tours: World War II Tour
• Central Park TV & Movie Tour
• Chassidic Walking Tour
• City CoPilot: NYC Luggage Storage
• Fancy Apple 2 Hour Bike Tour
• Go Airlink Airport Shuttle Share Ride
• Greenwich Village Tour
• Harlem Gospel Experience Tour
• High Line, Chelsea, Meatpacking Tour
• Lower Manhattan Walking Tour
• Macy’s Historic Tour
• Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
• NYC Gospel Walking Tour
• NYC Slavery and Underground Tour
• Rockefeller Center Tour
• Secrets of Brooklyn: The Insider’s Scavenger Hunt
• Secrets of New York: The Insider’s Scavenger Hunt
• Secrets of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
• Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown Tour
• Street Art Workshop
• The Radio City Stage Door Tour
• Tour Central Park 2 Hour Bike Tour
• Tour Central Park 2 Hour Walking Tour
• Tour Central Park 12 Hour Bike Rental

Dining 
• Breakfast or Lunch at Applebee's 42nd Street 
• Breakfast or Lunch at Applebee's 50th Street 
• Lunch at Bella Napoli (Near the Empire State Building)
• $25 towards Lunch or Dinner at Buca di Beppo
• Lunch at Dave and Buster's -234 W. 42nd St., 3rd Floor 
• Lunch at Grotta Azzurra (Little Italy)
• $25 towards Lunch or Dinner at Planet Hollywood
*Choice of options is subject to change

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114

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Pass By: Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington and 42nd St., New York City, NY 10174

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Pass By: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004

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Pass By: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, NY 10038

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Pass By: United Nations Headquarters, 405 E 42nd St 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507

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Departure:

Departure point:

455 12th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA

Departure time:

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

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


Reviews:

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David C

Not many customers on the boat, last run of the day and low season, which meant we could pick the seats with the best view. The captain was jolly, his commentary fitted in nicely as we cruised along. If you go out on the Hudson this time of year, wrap up warm, it gets chilly and windy out on the water! The skyline from the water is impressive, a different and wide angle view

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Martha R

The weather outside was frightful...it was raining and gloomy, but we were tucked in inside, and were able to see through the boat's huge windows, so don't let bad weather keep you away. On a nice day, you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. The tour was 90 minutes long, and the narration was not only informative, but also fun, with quite a bit of history thrown in for good measure. We went on the last tour of the day so we could see it all in daylight, but return after dark so we could enjoy the lights on the shores.

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Samantha G

Loved everything about this tour, great views!

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evloanzon

Worth every penny. Very informative but not overwhelming.

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Gerald S

The best way to see the Statue of Liberty and the tower blocks of New York, very informative guide during the trip.

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Bonnie gene O

George Jay was our narrator and he is an outstanding historian of NYC and the remainder of the US. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip on the perfect weather day.

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natashadoobay

The cruise was nice worth the price I paid 20 a person approx but hard to hear the person doing the commentary, I actually could not hear her at all. Other than that it was very enjoyable and nice!

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Steve L

This was an easy way to see the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan without walking all over the place. Only bad part was the weather was terrible...fog and light rain...and cold! Boat was nice and warm though. You can get off at stops...like the World Trade Center Memorial and get back on later. Watch the times so you don't miss the next boat. Jacob did a nice job narrating the trip.

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dislvdgirl

Getting to the dock on foot was more of an exercise than expected due to location and street closures. The boat itself looked bigger than what I expected in the picture, which to me was a negative. Very lengthy stop in lower Manhattan where people get on and off which isn’t really touring time in my opinion. The process of getting your tickets despite having a prepaid voucher was horrendous. They should work on a better process or have more than one person working during peak periods. It seemed like a good price but think we may have saved bundling with other offerings. It appeared that many individuals received free with purchase of a hop on hop off bus tour.
Despite the criticisms, we had a gorgeous day, a knowledgeable and helpful tour guide and awesome views of lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.

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vickypacker1

IT WAS NICE BATHROOM WAS EXTREMELY HOT


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New York City Skyline Cruise
Overview:

Admire New York's famous skyline and iconic sights from the water on this morning or afternoon cruise. See top New York attractions including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and United Nations, and learn more about the city and its landmarks from engaging commentary. This scenic, relaxing cruise is the perfect way to take a break from the hectic pace of Manhattan.

From USD

$15

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