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NYC Boat Tours - Best of NYC Cruise

Gate Prices Adult $44.00
Child (3-12) $37.00

The Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, the Empire State Building, Wall Street, and the South Street Seaport. These are just some of the major NYC attractions you’ll see on your 2.5-hour Manhattan cruise! Enjoy a morning or afternoon of leisurely sightseeing aboard Circle Line and get a better appreciation for the fascinating island that is Manhattan.

The Best of NYC Cruise takes you around the island of Manhattan on an unforgettable journey that will not only bring you past the major attractions of the City by water, but also will set the stage for the rest of your trip and give you a better feel for what you want to see up-close! First-timers to “The Big Apple” will enjoy this comprehensive trip just as much as those who frequent the city—who doesn’t enjoy a good cruise?

This cruise is fully-narrated (live), and passengers can enjoy snacks and beverages for purchase on board. This cruise is available year-round, and no advance seat reservations are required. What will you see on the Circle Line 3-hour Full Island Cruise?

Empire State Building: 102 floors of pure Americana! This Manhattan icon remained a beacon of patriotism following the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in 2001. The Empire State Building is instantly-recognizable by its characteristic Art Deco architecture, and is very visible on the skyline from the waters around Manhattan.

Chrysler Building: Another Art Deco landmark that sits prestigiously at the crossroads of 42nd and Lexington. This building’s history shows something of a rivalry in the “race to the top” in the early days of skyscrapers. The Chrysler Building held the record as tallest building for nearly a year before the construction of the Empire State Building was completed.

Ellis Island: This gateway to the United States shuffled millions of immigrants through its bureaucratic documentation center between 1892 and 1954. But did you know that after 1924, when the initial swells of seafaring immigrants had died down, Ellis Island became, in an ironic reversal, primarily a deportation and detention processing station?

Statue of Liberty: It needs no introduction, but did you know that this most iconic of American landmarks was painstakingly constructed, piece by piece, in France, and shipped across the Atlantic? The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, by President Grover Cleveland, former New York Governor, and then-president. It is estimated that nearly a million spectators watched the ceremony.

Wall Street: The symbolic home of American capitalism, and probably among the most politically and morally divisive street in the world! Whatever your take on the bigwigs of Wall Street, you can’t deny its historical impact in shaping the country’s finances, and we think that makes it worth a visit.

Yankee Stadium: Home to the world’s most famous baseball team, and the place to go to get the taste of American sports culture and old-world “New Yorkicisms”.

Brooklyn Bridge: This stunning feat of structural engineering is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River.

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Getting In

There is a $10 upgrade fee for this cruise. Present your pass at any Circle Line ticket window to receive a boarding pass. Upon presentation, a time and date for the cruise must be selected. Please allow yourself at least 45-minutes for ample ticketing and boarding time.


March 11-April 28: departures at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
April 29-September 4: departures at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm
September 5-October 29: departures at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
October 30-March 9: departs at 12:00 noon


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There is a $10 upgrade fee for this cruise. Download the FREE Circle Line Skyline Navigator app before your cruise for the best way to enhance your experience! The app translates your cruise content into any of seven languages. Choose to follow along via GPS or take your time discovering on your own. Get it from the Apple iTunes Store or the Google Play Store​ today.​


Pier 83, West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Driving Directions

From George Washington Bridge, Westchester or Connecticut: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (Route 9A), go south to West 43rd Street. Make a right at 43rd Street to Pier 83.

Public Transportation

By Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, Q, or R trains to Times Square/42nd Street. From there, walk or take the M42 bus to 12th Avenue.

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