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Hop-on/off New York Ferry Tickets

Gate Prices Adult $35.00
Child (3-12) $21.00
No other city has a skyline quite like NYC. And there's no better way to take in the expansive view than a harbor cruise. Learn all about the famous structures that make this city one-of-a-kind, from the Chrysler Building to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Midtown Cruise by Gray Line CitySightseeing NY Cruises offers more sights than any other tour of New York Harbor. It a 90-minute tour packed with sightseeing, photographing, and memory-making that you’ll never forget. Sail around the word-famous New York Harbor with the wind in your hair (or stay inside the climate controlled interior on chillier days), and take in the sights of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, and perhaps some you weren’t familiar with!

Midtown Cruise by Gray Line CitySightseeing NY Cruises goes above and beyond giving you a great tour of the city, and will send a complimentary bus to pick you up (and drop you off after your tour) at many Gray Line CitySightseeing NY Cruises pickup points throughout New York and New Jersey, as well as at ALL of the regular NYC bus stops along the 57th, 49th, 42nd, and 34th Street routes. Boats depart from Pier 78, should you decide to make the trek on your own. Many of Gray Line CitySightseeing NY Cruises' buses are handicapped accessible, ensuring a safe and comfortable ride for all passengers.

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!

Build your own discount attraction pass and save on combined admission to two or more attractions. Enjoy guaranteed discounts on Hop-on/off New York Ferry Tickets and your choice of other top attractions.

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

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

Reviews for Hop-on/off Sightseeing Ferry: CitySightseeing Cruises

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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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