Manhattan Harbor Cruise - New York City

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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.
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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
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Head to Pier 78 on the west side of Manhattan to board your morning or afternoon 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 World Observatory and National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
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Inclusions for Manhattan Harbor Cruise

  • 90-minute Manhattan harbor cruise
  • Live tour guide, English only
  • One World Observatory Admission (if option selected)
  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum (if option selected)
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Exclusions for Manhattan Harbor Cruise

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks (refreshments available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

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

Observatory and museum (if option selected) is valid for one time use within 14 days

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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221 reviews by the users

  • We had a beautiful sunny day so the skyline was sharp and beautiful. The guide on the cruise was excellent. We would recommend this cruise to anyone visiting NYC.

  • My trip was an experience of a life time, my family and I enjoyed the tour exceptionally and will and looking forward to doing it again.
    Getting to the pier was easy and on arrival the welcome was fine.
    We had time to take photos and look around, the tour guide was clear and full of knowledge of the sites.
    We saw the Empire state building, Chrysler building, pass by Ground zero site of the former twin towers, pass by the Brooklyn bridge and many others.
    The tour went out to Ellis Island statue of Liberty where it turned around and made its way back to the pier allowing you to see the sites from a different angle.
    It was a beautiful cruise and worth every penny, to anyone who is thinking about taking this cruise stop thinking and just do it, its worth it, and if you have children they are not left out my children find it very educational.
    Love it.

  • My 11 year old daughter and I had a great time on this tour. It was raining that day but even so, we enjoyed seeing the sights. The top floor of the boat is partially covered so we could still sit outside. The only two small things I would change is that the bathroom sink didn't work and the tour guide was quite aggressive asking for tips. She was,however, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We really enjoyed this tour despite the lousy weather!

  • Had no problem exchanging voucher for tickets. No wait time got right on after exchange. Found out that additional ticket can be gotten to get on and off the cruise to visit different parts of new York financial district, Brooklyn, etc. Very nice

  • This cruise provided a very relaxing and educational tour of New York City's shoreline. Exploration of the city can be challenging as it is so dense, compact and busy. The Skyline cruise allows you to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of the different boroughs and landmarks as well provide little known information on NYC's history. To top it all off, every employee I encountered from the ticket counter to the crew members on board were extremely professional and friendly. Truly an activity must!!

  • Skyline cruise was great and boat was very nice and clean.

  • Great way to explore the city

  • Tour was very informative.

  • Waited in a long queue even for the 4pm cruise. The guide was ok but could have been more precise when pointing out places of interest. Sometimes we weren't sure which building he was talking about. We tipped him but many ungrateful tourists didn't bother! This event was probably the least enjoyable of all the places we visited. Will avoid on our next trip to NY.

  • The views are so nice. It was great seeing NYC from the water.

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