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.


  • 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.

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)

Exclusions for Manhattan Harbor Cruise

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

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

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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229 reviews by the users

  • The cruise itself was great allowing beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. On the other hand, the tour guide with the microphone was possibly one of the most obnoxious people I've met. He literally scolded passengers for taking photos over and over. He had so many rude comments, it made our experience less than desired.

  • Have done tbos tour twice now. Worth every penny!

  • This was perfect! You get to see so much from a different perspective. The Statue of Liberty was amazing! My only suggestion is to get there early and get to the top. It was SUPER crowded!

  • OI like a tour with a person who speaks to you and not through a head set. It was a beautiful and day and we saw things from the boat that do not look the same on land. We got off and went up n the World Trade Center. That is also very well done. with the voucher from the boat we did not have to wait in line to buy a ticket. Very worth while.

    Go up at the Trade Center early and then get back on the boat.

  • Beautiful way to see Manhattan. Weather was perfect. Boat was a tad too crowded.

  • We were so lucky to have clear weather and the tour itself was well executed. We were a little confused as the boats captain spoke of getting off the boat at different stops and to rebroad when we wanted to. We assumed we were eligible for this and only because we asked the question as to how the boat staff would ascertain that we were paying passengers on reboarding did we realise that we did not have the hop on hop off option and we were able to quickly get back on board prior to the boat leaving the pier. I would strongly recommend purchasing this option.

  • The guide was very informative and friendly!

  • Great views of city from the Hudson River, started Pier 78, close to the north end of the High Line, took us around the bend of the river and under the Brooklyn Bridge before turning around. Stopped right alongside the Statue of Liberty on the return trip to allow a good photo shoot. Informative running commentary, though guide spoke very fast so did not catch it all. Note that it is promoted as 90 minute tour, but same boat used to provide the hop on, hop off tour, so we did make two stops along the way which ate up some minutes to allow debarcation and embarcation of passengers.

    Good experience.

  • 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.

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USD 15.61