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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

  • 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
New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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.

What to Expect

Make your way to Pier 83, arriving 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) 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. Listen to live commentary in English or recorded audio commentary via a free app download (Mandarin, Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish, French, and English). Step up to the galley for snacks and drinks, available for purchase.

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.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Harbor Lights Cruise - tips to minimize precruise madness

This is a lovely scenic cruise and Joe’s commentary was quite good. However the process to get people on the boat is chaotic, time consuming and frustrating. First of all on a hot summer night expect large crowds. If you know you want to do...More

Thank HappyTravelerfromBos
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Harbour lights

We visited for the harbour lights cruise we arrived at approx. 5.30 and were able to get a ticket on the day for the 7pm boat. The tour was epic. We were able to get some great snaps of the sights and specifically got very...More

1  Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Good tour

Great tour to get shots of the skyline and the statue of liberty. Initially sat outside but unfortunately where we were sitting it was hard to hear the commentary of the tour guide Joe so decided to move inside as I like to hear about...More

2  Thank Tamara B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent cruise

Jerry was an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide. Had some great stories. You get some great views of the city skyline and Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Governor's Island. The tour goes under at least five of the borough bridges. The only downside was...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Twilight Harbor Cruise!!

Great trip and Dave is excellent. Highly recommend premier seating - especially for summer! Get there early for seats by the windows. Spectacular views of Statue of Liberty, great historical narration of landmarks. Our group liked this tour best.

Thank bethiphr
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31 May 2018|
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Response from ChristinaFromFL | Reviewed this property |
I have trouble with motion sickness also and this trip was no problem at all. The boat is large and moves slowly, we did not even feel movement from the water.
Gabriela S
17 May 2018|
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Response from Henry V | Reviewed this property |
You just present the packet tickets at the ticket counter at the time when you want to do the trip and they issue the tickets based on your NY pass.
21 April 2018|
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Response from gmaj_05 | Reviewed this property |
No, but you could take your own. We just went bundled up.