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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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  • 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
From US$40.00

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.

Reviews (897)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise Will Be a Highlight of Trip

We booked this cruise after a coworker recommended it. The recommendation held up to be true. This night cruise is a great way to see and learn about NYC. Dave the guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip that much better, he really enjoys...More

Thank twebster7000
Reviewed 6 days ago
This is a must do.

Excellent view of the city. Fantastic stories by someone who has lived here for years. Daylight on the way out lets you see it all, on the return trip it's night and the city it lit up. Beautiful! Would definitely recommend this cruise to tourist....More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Seeing the lights of New York at night is wonderful!

We flew to New York and stayed 3 days prior to our vacation in Europe. We decided to take this tour for something different. It was excellent and really beautiful. We were very glad that we selected this tour as it was 3 hours and...More

Thank paullA2476OX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harbor Lights tour is good, boring tour guide though...

This is actually my third time to ride the Circle Line. Mainly because everytime i come to NYC it's with different people and they want to do it. The ride at night is beautiful. Breathtaking around lower Manhattan. You will learn useless information that you...More

Thank angelahU8663NM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simply stunning - a different take on New York.

Great to see another side to New York. This cruise was stunning - can't beat seeing the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty all lit up! Be prepared - it gets windy out there. Rug up! One of New York highlights.

Thank 962karinac
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8 November 2018|
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Response from garypZ5706DQ | Reviewed this property |
I purchased them online from there website.
30 October 2018|
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Response from c0ldfeetinmn | Reviewed this property |
City Lights tour has accomodations
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29 October 2018|
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Response from oceanichl | Reviewed this property |
The M line Services Williamsburg but is shutting down for an overhaul. Uber will probably get you there in about 30 minutes