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Hop-on/off New York Ferry Tickets

Gate Prices Adult $35.00
Child (3-12) $21.00

With Gray Line CitySightseeing NY 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!

These 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 Gray Line CitySightseeing NY 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 Gray Line CitySightseeing NY Cruises, plus New York City's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the New York Explorer Pass!

The New York Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Hop-on/off New York Ferry Tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at the Gray Line CitySightseeing NY Cruises Ticket Office.

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


January 1-March 31, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (departures every 2 hours)
March 25-December 30, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (departures every hour)


New Year's Eve. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.


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.


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

Public Transportation

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

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[ 2 of 4 customers found this review helpful ]

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

Comments about Smart Destinations Hop-on/off Sightseeing Ferry by CitySightseeing:

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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