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Address: 455 12th Ave, Pier 78 at 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018-1021 (Formerly New York Waterways Sightseeing Cruises)
Phone Number:
+1 212-445-7599
10:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Hop on the City Sightseeing Cruises exploring New York City and its famed...

Hop on the City Sightseeing Cruises exploring New York City and its famed waterways with ample outdoor decks and a climate-controlled interior for those cooler days. Get stunning views of the NYC skyline and the city’s most iconic landmarks!

Sit back and relax while our knowledgeable tour guide describe the best of Big Apple history, culture and, of course, sightseeing! Get close up views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more! With 4 convenient hop-off stops along the way, you’ll also have plenty of opportunity to get out and explore some of New York City’s most unique neighborhoods up close.

For a remarkable journey through NYC by land and sea, book your City Sightseeing tour today!

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Bello día en la ciudad de NY,great day in New York City,the cruise was good and educated,I bought the tickets from Travelzoo very good price.the only problem that I have is they... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bello día en la ciudad de NY,great day in New York City,the cruise was good and educated,I bought the tickets from Travelzoo very good price.the only problem that I have is they have to stop like two time to drop and get people from another pier.but we really haved a fun day 🌞

Thank lluvi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful tour. My tour guide Nadia Rose was amazing. One of a kind Tour Guide I recommend it to everyone. Very educational

Thank dowillia
Haverhill, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cruise itself was good it's the people that sell the tickets on the street that earn this a poor rating. We were walking by docks and a representative of Liberty Cruise line stopped us and tried to sell us tickets. He told us the reason they were $35 each was because there was free pastry and drinks on the... More 

Thank c0cch
SightseeingAgent, Manager at City Sightseeing New York Cruises, responded to this review

c0cch, we are terribly sorry for this experience! We do appreciate the feedback, whether positive or negative as it does help us improve our services. We are happy to know you did enjoy the cruise itself! But of course, no one should be treated the way you were treated. Call customer care and give us more details on this so... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was walking to Staten Island ferry on 17/04/17 at approximately 11am when I was approached by a representative from the City sightseeing new york cruises. He asked me if I was interested in taking part in a cruise and I said no. He then continue to walk along with me harassing me. I continued to tell him that I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Went on this cruise on a beautiful sunny day. The tour guide was knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the sights of the skyline, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Statue of Liberty, Governors' Island, Ellis Island to name a few. It was great fun and would definitely recommend, we paid $29 each.

Thank holidayer186338
Surrey, England
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a 72 hour pass which we thought was activated when we first used it but it was actually activated as soon as we exchanged our booking for tickets so be careful! The weather wasn't great the first couple of days so you either froze on the open deck (not their fault) or sat behind advertising with very little... More 

Thank gcr23
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Staring up from the base of skyscrapers and catching glimpses of familiar landmarks didn't make me feel like I was in New York. Only after hitting the water did all the pieces fall into place, allowing me get my bearing in this city I've seen so many times before but never visited. I'd recommend boarding at Pier 11 (near Wall... More 

Thank Graham J
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Or first trip to NYC. The bus hop on and hop off was great. It gives you a chance to see the sights and do less walking. You pick and choose what and where you get off. We loved it, except realize it stops by 6:00pm. We got suck in the financial district and needed to take the subway back... More 

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We weren't in New York for long but had a long list of must-sees. If you're feet are hurting but you wish to see a few places then this is the way to go! And decent price! We enjoyed the ride, and we got a beautiful day. The tour guide was funny. People just need to realize that sitting on... More 

Thank Deemcbee
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

-Booked through a 3rd party and times listed were for the summer season, every hour. When we arrived we were informed that the boats run every 2 hours. -Boarding starts early, mostly because they want to force you into a group photo. Not really my thing and I don't care for the 'sales-pitch' aspect of it. -We took the 2pm... More 

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