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Twilight Sightseeing Cruise

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

Twilight Cruise (90 Minutes) by City Sightseeing Cruises

As the sun sets, the Manhattan skyline is transformed into an unforgettable romantic and vibrant visual display. Cruise past famous landmarks and see the city come to life with thousands of sparkling lights illuminating the iconic skyline. You will see the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, United Nations, Governor’s Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more.

Join your loved ones on a magical 90-minute cruise through New York’s waterways, and make romantic memories as you watch the city come to life at twilight. Watch as the sun sets and thousands of lights begin to illuminate the night sky twinkling to life atop the many buildings and landmarks that create the most stunning skyline in the world.

Hours

March 22–June 19: 6:00 pm
June 20–Nov 1: 7:30 pm
Nov. 2–Dec. 31: 6:00 pm
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.

Closings

Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice,November 1-May 28.

Redemption Instructions

Proceed to the City Sightseeing Cruises Ticket Office. Be sure to pick up your ticket while the Ticket Office is open. The cruise is 90 minutes long and snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on the boat. Free shuttle bus service is available to and from the terminal located at W. 38th Street & 12th Avenue.

Included Extra(s)

Priority Boarding to New York Explorer Pass customers.

Address

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.

City Sightseeing Cruises Twilight Cruise brings you a maritime view of the following iconic sights:

  • Empire State Building: The most recognizable building in NYC. Regularly bathed in various colored lights to commemorate special occasions and holidays
  • Statue of Liberty: Did you know this statue was a gift from France in the 1800s to recognize American endeavors that brought about the end of slavery
  • Ellis Island: The immigration hub of America during the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Battery Park: A grassy park at the southernmost tip of Manhattan
  • Governors Island: A small island one-half mile off the coast of Manhattan
  • Brooklyn Bridge: Once the largest suspension bridge in the world, now a world-famous landmark
  • Manhattan Bridge: A suspension bridge crossing New York’s East River
  • Williamsburg Bridge: Connects the Lower East Side of Manhattan with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn
  • South Street Seaport: Home to many of the piers from which New York Harbor cruises depart, including this one
  • United Nations: The most prestigious international organization in the world, housed here in NYC
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage: A living memorial to those who were killed in the World War II Holocaust
  • Chrysler Building: A 319-meter tall art deco skyscraper

To thank you for your patronage, City Sightseeing Cruises has a fleet of complimentary shuttle buses that will pick you up from various points around the city, and return you safely back upon completion of your cruise. Should you choose to find your own transportation; cruises depart from Pier 78, at 455 12th Avenue. Enjoy your magical ride through the waters surrounding the Big Apple, and be sure to take lots of pictures!

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 4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 3 customer ratings)
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Amazingly different views of City
By GM Visitor to NY Verified Reviewer from Scotland on
Pros:
1 Tour In 2 Scenes, Boat Lovely And Warm, Different Views Of City, City Lights Slowly Appear
Cons:
none,
Best Uses:
A Must Whilst Visiting Ny,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Cruise by City Sightseeing Cruises:

I did this trip once with my husband and when we came back for children's 21st and 18th we took them again as wanted them to see the amazing sights! Definitely recommend this. You experience two completely different views of the city going down the river to Brooklyn bridge whilst it's light then coming back watching the whole city light up. It's absolutely amazing. I don't really enjoy boats but this tour was very good. Although it was cold we could sit upstairs in the warmth and slide the windows open when we wanted to take pictures. I will do this trip again when I return to New York one day - it's one of the best! GO YOU WILL LOVE IT - definitely worth the money!

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Amazing cruise
By LeVitrail Verified Reviewer from Fort Bragg,NC on
Pros:
Romantic, fun, Informative, Unique
Cons:
-,
Best Uses:
any occasion,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Cruise by City Sightseeing Cruises:

Me & my husband both agreed that the cruise was the best thing we did on our vacation in NY. Loved everything: the view,the stories told by the boat member & moonlight. Don't forget to bring a sweater or a warm jacket! Highly recommended attraction,totally worth the money.

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Great End to a Great Trip
By BornNewYorker Verified Reviewer from Bowling Green, KY on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Cruise by City Sightseeing Cruises:

What a fantastic way to end our vacation to the Big Apple. The sun had just set and we were able to just kick back and relax while enjoying a beautiful view of the skyline. Plus we got some great photos of Lady Liberty and enjoyed the narrative. We grabbed dinner and drinks afterwards and then headed back to the hotel before we flew out in the morning. It was a relaxing way to cap off a whirlwind week of sightseeing!

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  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

New York Explorer Pass

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

At a Glance

Address

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

Phone: (800) 533-3779

Website: City Sightseeing Twilight Cruise

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