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Midtown Cruise

A $29.00 value, FREE with your New York Explorer Pass!

Midtown Cruise (90 Minutes) by City Sightseeing Cruises

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.


Schedule is subject to change – You are strongly encouraged to re-confirm with citysightseeing cruises one day prior by calling or visiting http://www.citysightseeingnewyork.com.


Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Redemption Instructions

Proceed to the City Sightseeing Cruises Ticket Office. Be sure to pick up your ticket while the Ticket Office is open.


Each cruise is 90 minutes long and snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board.

Included Extra(s)

Priority Boarding to New York Explorer Pass customers.


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

Public Transportation

By Subway: A, C, E trains to 34th St. Walk to 38th St. and 12th Ave.

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!

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A fun trip on the water
By Sarah Verified Reviewer from New Bedford, MA on
Loved the city views, Nice boat
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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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  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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  • FREE guidebook
    in English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese!

At a Glance


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

Phone: (800) 533-3779

Website: City Sightseeing Midtown Cruise

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$29.00 $18.00
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