Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise - New York City

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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

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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 narrationis 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 $25 voucher to North River Lobster located on nearby Pier 83.

See the itinerary section for more details on each upgrade option.


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.


2.5 hour Sightseeing Cruise

Live narration by Circle Lines 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)

Additional Info

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.

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  • 04-Mar-2020

    The tour guide was excellent and the weather clear and sunny. This was all around great tour. I would suggest it for anyone wanting to see NYC from the water front

  • 26-Feb-2020

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

  • 19-Feb-2020

    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!

  • 19-Feb-2020

    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

  • 02-Dec-2019

    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!

  • 29-Nov-2019

    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.

  • 21-Nov-2019

    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.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    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!

  • 14-Nov-2019

    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.

  • 01-Nov-2019

    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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