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Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
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Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

By Circle Line Cruises
As twilight descends over New York City, take in the lights of the Manhattan skyline from a boat on this evening harbor cruise. Listen to live commentary on the harbor’s sights—including One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building—as you gear up for a night on the town. Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular evening outing.
from
€41.20
per adult
from
€41.20
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 3-99, max of 600 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • New York Harbor cruise at dusk showcases lit-up Manhattan skyline
  • Learn more from in-depth live commentary on the sights 
  • Prebook a spot on this popular early-evening activity
  • Purchase food and beverages on board

  • Live narration by Circle Line’s world-famous guides (in English)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • 2-hour sightseeing cruise
What's not included
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase

Make your way to Pier 83, arriving with plenty of time before your desired departure for this popular evening cruise. Seeing the lights of Manhattan’s skyline blink on from the water is a great way to kick off an evening exploring New York City. As the boat departs, find a seat or hang out by the railing for great views and photo ops of the twinkling NYC and New Jersey shorelines. Sights include the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, South Street Seaport, the United Nations, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Return to Pier 83 at the conclusion of your cruise.

Departure details
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers West 43rd Street and, 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA Departure Point: Tour departs from Pier 83, New York Address: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Pier 83 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10019 Directions: • Exchange your voucher for a boarding pass at the Circle Line Ticket WindowDIRECTIONS By Subway (Metro): • 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, A, C, E, N, or R train to Times Square 42nd Street • B, D, F, or Q train to 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, • 4, 5, or 6 train to 42nd Street Grand Central Station • All options are approximately 15-25 minute walk to the pierBy Bus: • Take the west-bound M42 or M50 bus and get off at the last stop 42nd Street and 12th AvenueBy Car:: • 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 • From Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey: Upon exiting the tunnel, follow uptown signs on Dyer Avenue to the 3rd light. Turn left onto 42nd Street. Turn right on 11th Avenue and turn left on 43rd Street. Go straight on 43rd Street to Pier 83 • From Midtown Tunnel, Queens and Long Island: Take 2nd Avenue downtown to 34th Street. Right on 34th Street to 10th Avenue. Turn right on 10th Avenue and left on 43rd Street. Go straight on 43rd Street to Pier 83 Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2800HLC

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Guests need to arrive at least 30-minutes prior to departure for boarding.
  • Food and drinks are NOT allowed to be brought on board
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 600 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
  • All guests are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or wear masks in any areas of the boat.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise price starts from €40.44. Discover and book Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise cancellation policy?
Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise is hosted by Circle Line Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Circle Line Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2800HLC

About the operator

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dustinlaukhuf
dustinlaukhuf
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Well worth the price of admission.
Our guide (David) was truly great. He did a great job of giving history of the city, answering questions, and mixin
Z6078KVangieb
Z6078KVangieb
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Great way to see Manhattan!
Our Circle Line Tour was a true marvel! The information shared was amazing and the views were unforgettable!
Christian G
Christian G
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Worthwhile boat cruise
This tour really gets you up close (at least gives you a great view) of any landmark that you might have been think
Willo2580
Willo2580
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Tour guide Andy makes this tour!
Excellent tour, the tour guide Andy was incredibly knowledgeable and a friendly guy. Made the tour interesting. Wou
R2477BVdenise
R2477BVdenise
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It wasn't cheesy!!!
I'm a lifelong New Yorker and never thought I'd be interested in such a touristy thing, but it was great! Our guid
JTAP1994
JTAP1994
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Fantastic tour with a Fantastic guide
On the cruise you have a bar, a cafe to get food and drinks from that are reasonably priced. Our cruise guide was a
AbbyLH7
AbbyLH7
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David made our tour!
Used our Sightseeing App. Perfect during the NYC sunset 🌇 David was our tour guide, he was funny and a proper cr
Nicky S
Nicky S
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Amazing and informative tour!
Amazing tour of the city from the water. Booked this for a wet/windy day in the city to hide from the weather and w
dhontour2016
dhontour2016
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Manhattan Island Cruise - Or Part of it.
In New York over Xmas & we were looking forward to our Manhattan Island Cruise immensely. Unfortunately what we had
arlenesG1335NW
arlenesG1335NW
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Fantastic tour !
A great tour around Manhattan ! David our tour guide was very knowledgeable. A must do if visiting NYC!
martinlQ6231YA
martinlQ6231YA
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Brilliant experience
Tour guide was an absolute laugh. Would recommend. Maybe take a thick coat if you on the outer deck.
Paulie305
Paulie305
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Native New Yorker as a tourist.
Our tour guide David was extremely knowledgeable as well as entertaining. I am a native New Yorker now living in M
Jessica O
Jessica O
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Gets busy to get a seat up top so go early.
Sat up on deck and listened to the man point out various landmarks and features along the way.Basic takeaway food b
Chris B
Chris B
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Great boat cruise
Had a great boat cruise round New York, very knowledgeable guide and very witty he really made us chuckle Highly r
chouillarde
chouillarde
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Canceled trip
The tour was canceled. I suppose it was the weather or something else (we could not have firm information from your
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Paul M
Armagh, UK14 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
A must do if you're going to NYC!!

Used one of my GoCity passes to book this tour. Had to book it at the ticket office on Pier 83.

A 2 hour trip that gives a completely different look to the city. The guide was excellent.

Drinks and snacks available onboard. If doing this in Jan either wear lots of layers or sit inside. No extra benefit to booking the premium option.
Written 4 February 2023
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Brucethealien
20 contributions
Loved it!!!

Was one of our favourite things that we did in our week in New York we had pre booked VIP tickets and on arrival we’re whisked through and settled on the boat in minutes although there were hundreds of people boarding various boats it was extremely well organised and controlled by friendly staff.

Andy our guide was great giving us excellent information about what we were seeing New York generally mixed in with a few personal stories of his time living and working in the city, great historical facts mixed in with just enough humour and gentle ribbing.

We had spectacular views of the skyline, and Statue of Liberty etc

The only very slight negatives was the time it took to get served at the coffee bar and the VIP section was basically just some plastic chairs behind a rope although we were able to move around if we wanted to. Also perhaps the tour was maybe 20 minutes to half an hour too long as we were beginning to flag by that point.

Overall though a great experience we got some fantastic photos and learnt a lot about the history of New York
Written 20 January 2023
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BurnleyJo F
Blackburn, UK16 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Absolutely amazing. David the tour guide was the best, just the right combination of information, history and humour.
The views were out of this world
Written 20 January 2023
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Janice M
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Taking this cruise in January meant it was not a sunset cruise but still very beautiful. Seeing the landscape with all the lights of the city was just beautiful. The inside cabin was nice and warm, maybe a little too warm since we were dressed for the outside, and when out on the observation deck you got beautiful views and pictures. The guide did a very good job explaining what we saw. Worth the money!
Written 19 January 2023
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SamY9724
Bath, UK8 contributions
Excellent tour guide, amazing sites, brilliant price. Very very enjoyable and would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to see New York at its very best
Written 19 January 2023
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Aaron C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
Sep 2022
DO NOT BOOK THIS TRIP. Absolute shocker! Poor communication throughout. It was a frustrating and disappointing experience.
Written 3 January 2023
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Nyla
3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
The Circle Line cruise was amazing and beautiful. It was a very easy process to check in and board the boat definitely recommend!
Written 1 January 2023
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celestem1203
Las Vegas, NV7 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
I had a great time! Everything was wonderful, you get to see so much of the city from the Statue of Liberty, the vessel, Brooklyn bridge and so much more. Be prepared for the cold as it is freezing cold during the duration of the cruise.
Written 31 December 2022
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T Y
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Nice photo ops on this cruise. Just under 2 hrs so it doesn’t drag. Informative guide. A good way to see the island in a short amount of time. Worth it for any tourist.
Written 30 December 2022
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comfortwanderer
Fullerton, CA13 contributions
I guess I expected this to be much nicer inside? When they said harbor cruise I expected like… nice seating… casual music… clean windows/view.

When they say bar and concessions they mean the equivalent of an aging 80s movie theater and it doesn’t look clean. The pretzels looked stale. It’s just lines of non stable chairs packed like sardines… it was like being in a Petri dish with dozens of people open mouthed coughing and you’re just stuck there unless you’d like to go out in the cold - which you should. However, it was truly a gross experience indoors. It’s not about COVID - why aren’t they asking people to cover their mouths? Seriously, you’ve forced us to be packed in here, the least you could do is give a courtesy announcement.

Andy was the golden highlight - he is an incredible narrator and he’s wasting his talent (unless they’re paying him handsomely) on this ship.

I would only recommend this if you have the city pass.
Written 22 December 2022
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