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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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Take an early-evening New York City Harbor Lights cruise and bask in the glow of the setting sun and glistening harbor lights. While listening to an entertaining and informative tour commentary, sip your favorite drink and watch the sun set, the moon rise and New York City light up for the night.
  • 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
  • Audio commentary via downloadable app in seven languages
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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Departure Point
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Departure Time
7:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2-hour Sightseeing Cruise
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s world famous guides (in English)
  • Recorded narration in seven languages available via free app download
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Recorded narration available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and English via free app download. Instructions provided on voucher.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

a fantastic way to see NYC night. Also Andy, the narrator for the cruise, was funny and informative. Would recommend it to anyone.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Andy was the host on the evening cruise and he was excellent. Very informative and very knowledgeable. He certainly knows his stuff. The cruise was really good. Managed to get a seat upstairs but we eventually ended up inside as it was getting too cold....More

Thank littleglobetrotter88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fabulous way to spend a couple of hours around New York. Andy's commentary really made the night. Definitely recommend.

Thank nickseanhughes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The evening cruise was well worth the time and trip! Placed on a larger boat, the tour ventured around the Hudson River around Manhattan to see the city skyline. Even took us by the Statue of Liberty at night- which was beautiful and breath taking....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jose C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed this evening harbor cruise. Good to get a different view of the city. Excellent photo opportunity for Statue of Liberty. The narration was informative and whitty. Wrap up in layers if you want to sit outside at this time of the year (october)

Date of experience: October 2019
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Clodagh F
6 October 2019|
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Response from Hemangdesai | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you reach about 45 - 60 min before the cruise time .... we purchased ticket online much earlier and the trip is NOT to miss..... to me, whether you buy premium ticket or take normal should not make much difference... More
Sean M
3 October 2019|
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Response from DeepDuke6 | Reviewed this property |
Drinks were $10, Beers were $5.
16 September 2019|
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Response from Leilaj867 | Reviewed this property |
Not unless you book them.
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