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Twilight Sightseeing Cruise tickets

Gate Prices Adult $29.00
Child (3-12) $18.00
As the sun sets, relax and get lost in the magic of a twilight cruise. Watch iconic structures slowly light up the skyline, and you'll feel there is no place better to be on earth. And, you would be right.

Have you ever beheld the Brooklyn Bridge, lit up against the night sky? Or looked up at the Empire State Building, twinkling on the moonlit horizon? If you have never experienced the magnificence of New York City at twilight, this cruise is for you.

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.

Gray Line CitySightseeing NY 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
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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.

Hours

December 1-31, daily at 6:00 pm
April 1-June 16, 2016, daily at 6:00 pm
June 17-September 18, daily at 7:30 pm
September 19-December 30, daily at 6:00 pm

Schedule is subject to change – You are strongly encouraged to re-confirm with Gray Line CitySightseeing NY Cruises 24 hours prior to desired time by calling (212) 445-7599 or visiting the Gray Line City Sightseeing NY website.

Closings

January 1-March 31, 2016
Christmas Day and New Year's Day
*All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board.

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.
 

Reviews for Twilight Sightseeing Cruise by Gray Line CitySightseeing NY

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 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 5 customer ratings)
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Loved the cruise!
By Rish from New York on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included
Best Uses:
Short Stays Great for families General Sightseeing
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Sightseeing Cruise by CitySightseeing:

Great cruise! The tour guide was very informative and friendly. They stopped the boat right near Statue of Liberty at a great vantage point and covered the main buildings and facts about the city very well!

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Great Views and Entertaining Guide
By AnnjW from Denver CO on
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Sightseeing Cruise by CitySightseeing:

This was a great trip around the harbor and the guide pointed out just about everything he could including some interesting personal anecdotes. Since we took the trip in early June, it didn't actually start to get dark, so we didn't see any city lights but we enjoyed it thoroughly none-the less.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

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

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Sightseeing Cruise by CitySightseeing:

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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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

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 Sightseeing Cruise by CitySightseeing:

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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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

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 Sightseeing Cruise by CitySightseeing:

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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