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Hop-on/off Sightseeing Ferry

A $29.00 value - Included with your New York Explorer Pass!

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NY Waterway Tours 90 Minute Skyline Cruise 1
Gate Prices Adult $29.00
Child $18.00

With NYC Cruises, you will leave the hustle and bustle behind, ready to take in a distinctive view of Manhattan. See both sides of the island–from 42nd Street to Battery Park–without leaving your seat. The skyline is particularly gorgeous at night!

Our NYC Cruises will give you the chance to see a different vantage point of some impressive sights, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, United Nations, Governor’s Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more.

Once you’ve embarked at the pier, one of City Sightseeing Cruises’ licensed New York tour guides will accompany you on a loop of the harbor, and give you insights on the following sights along the way:

  • Empire State Building: Once the tallest building in the world, now a world-famous landmark
  • Statue of Liberty: A gift from France in 1885
  • Ellis Island: The main point of immigration for people entering America in much of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Governor’s Island: A 172-acre island in Upper New York Bay, a half mile from the southern tip of Manhattan
  • Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge & Manhattan Bridge
  • United Nations: An 18-acre plot of land that is actually not considered U.S. soil, but international territory
  • Site of the World Trade Center: The completed 9/11 Memorial is slated to open September 11, 2011 on the 10-year anniversary of the second World Trade Center attack.
  • Hoboken Pier
  • Battery Park: Referred to as the "Emerald Doorstep to the Metropolis"
  • Chrysler Building
  • Jewish Heritage Museum
  • Wall Street
  • Greenwich Village

…and many more. All these sights make New York City’s skyline the most recognizable in the world, and this tour gives you a unique perspective on the whole island of Manhattan, while giving you the opportunity to take some postcard-quality snapshots. Don’t miss this opportunity to take in the splendor of the NYC skyline on your trip!

Save on admission on NYC Cruises, plus New York City's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the New York Explorer Pass!

Getting In

Present your pass at the CitySightseeing Cruises Ticket Office. Free shuttle bus service available to and from the terminal at W. 38th St. & 12th Ave.

Pass holders are also eligible to use use Priority Boarding to get on the next available cruise departing from Pier 78.

Hours

March 20-June18: Two boats (10:00am-4:00pm) every hour;
June 19-September 13: Four boats (10:00am-6:00pm) every half hour;
September 14-December 3: Two boats (10:00am-4:00pm) every hour.

Schedule is subject to change.

Closings

December 4, 2015-March 19, 2016. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

Boat stops at World Financial Center, Dumbo, Pier 11 and then returns to 78. You may choose to hop on/off or stay on for the full duration of the journey.

Address

Pier 78
W. 38th St. and 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Public Transportation

A, C, or E trains to 34th St. Then walk to 38th Street and 12th Avenue.
 

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

A fun trip on the water
By Sarah Verified Reviewer from New Bedford, MA on
Pros:
Loved the city views, Nice boat
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Skyline Cruise by City Sightseeing Cruises:

It was a fun trip on the water and really liked the views of the city from the water. The boat was nice and warm during the winter time!

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