Circle Line: Full Manhattan Island Cruise New York, NY

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises83 North River Piers West 42nd Street and, 12th AveNew York, NY 10036
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Experience a comprehensive sightseeing boat tour around Manhattan Island aboard this Best of NYC Circle Line cruise. See stunning skyline views and over 130 iconic landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and more, while learning about the history and culture of NYC from informative and entertaining tour guides.

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • The only NYC cruise that goes completely around the island of Manhattan.
  • Duration is approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes. Passengers should arrive 45 minutes before departure.
  • Enjoy live narration on board.
  • Parking available at Pier 83, close to the boat.
  • Pick a seat on the outer deck or enjoy panoramic views from a temperature-controlled cabin indoors.
  • Arrive early if you want the top deck. Boarding is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Children and infants under 3 are free of charge.
  • Onboard amenities include a cafe and full bar, and free WiFi.


from Circle Line Best of NYC: Full Manhattan Island Cruise
This Circle Line complete Manhattan Island cruise is the only sightseeing cruise in New York City that goes entirely around the island of Manhattan. Enjoy breathtaking views of the NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty from the outer deck while taking in the cool breezes or warm sunshine—or from a temperature-controlled indoor deck with huge panoramic windows.

On board Circle Line Sightseeing's state-of-the-art boats, you will pass three rivers, 20 bridges, five boroughs, over 130 iconic landmarks, and get a close-up look of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!

As you journey around the full island, the world-famous tour guides tell you the story of New York City so you can enjoy the best sightseeing experience NYC has to offer!

Some of the landmarks you'll get to see include:
  • Manhattan skyline
  • Little Island
  • Hudson Yards
  • One World Trade Center
  • Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Brooklyn
  • Yankee Stadium
  • George Washington Bridge
  • An up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Unless the U.S. Coastguard specifies otherwise, the sightseeing cruises operate in all weather conditions.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Circle Line Best of NYC: Full Manhattan Island Cruise

Where does the Circle Line Best of NYC: Full Manhattan Island Cruise depart from?

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises depart from Pier 83 along the Hudson River, located at 83 North River Piers West 4nd Street and, 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036.

How long is this Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise?

Cruise duration is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

When should I arrive?

Passengers should arrive a minimum of 45 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise time. Passengers begin boarding 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure.

Can I purchase concessions onboard?

Yes. There is an onboard cafe with a freshly prepared menu of sandwiches, salads and snacks available for purchase.

Is this cruise appropriate for children?

Yes. Children must be accompanied by their parents at all times during the cruise. Passengers under the age of three are free of charge.

How close will the boat get to the Statue of Liberty?

All of the cruises sail within 100 feet of the statues, giving passengers an amazing view.

What should I bring?

Passengers should bring a camera, sunglasses, a hat, light jacket, and extra cash for onboard purchases.

Is parking available?

Circle Line offers convenient at Pier 83, just steps away from their boats. Daily rates start at $35.

Is the boat accessible?

Yes, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises can accommodate strollers and wheelchair users.