Circle Line New York City Harbor Lights Cruise New York, NY

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises83 North River Piers West 42nd Street and, 12th AveNew York, NY 10036
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Set sail aboard this Hudson River cruise for a relaxing journey around New York City’s skyline in its nighttime glory! Marvel at the illuminated cityscape and landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center while learning about the city from the guide’s live narration. It’s a great way to cap off a day of sightseeing!

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Fastest way to see Lady Liberty from Midtown.
  • Includes a 2-hour guided sightseeing cruise with live narration, and free onboard WiFi.
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Arrive early if you want the top deck. Boarding is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Children under age 3 are admitted free of charge.
  • Onboard cafe and full bar available.
  • Parking available on site for a fee.
  • The best way to see NYC and Lady Liberty is on the outer deck in the fresh air, enjoying the cool breezes and warm sunshine.


from Circle Line: Harbor Lights Sightseeing Cruise
Set sail aboard this Circle Line New York City Harbor Lights Cruise from Pier 83 just as the sun sets on the New York Harbor for twinkling night shots of the Manhattan skyline. This evening sightseeing cruise offers breathtaking views of the most beautiful skyline in the world. Cruise along the Hudson River and into New York Harbor while taking in the lights and landmarks of Manhattan.

Narrated by informative and entertaining guides, this tour passes the colossal Hudson Yards, impressive Chelsea Piers, and the towering One World Trade Center before rounding the spectacular tip of southern Manhattan and ultimately cruising only a few feet yards away from the magnificent Statue of Liberty.

Get your camera ready for some of the best selfie opportunities of your life. And you won't miss a thing as Circle Line's award-winning tour guides narrate the story of New York City as you sit back and relax in the comfort of a state-of-the-art boat.

Circle Line: Harbor Lights Sightseeing Cruise Reviews

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Kelsi J.
Colorado Springs, CO
27 Reviews
"Highlight of NYC"
September 2023
This was one of my favorite, if not my favorite, experiences while visiting NYC. The view from the boat around Manhattan as the sun goes down is just breathtaking. If your time is short while in NYC, put this at the top of your list. The crew was nice and organized, plus they had a great drink selection. The commentary while cruising was really interesting as well!
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Tip: Bring a jacket, it gets chilly as the sun goes down while you're on the water.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Circle Line: Harbor Lights Sightseeing Cruise

Where does the Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise depart from?

Circle Line cruises depart from Pier 83 in Midtown Manhattan, located at 83 North River Piers West 43rd Street and, 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036. This Midtown location is on the Hudson River (not near the Grand Central Terminal).

Can I take the subway to get to the Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise departure point?

Yes, you can take the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q or R train to Times Square 42nd Street; train B, D, F to 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, or 4, 5, 6 train to 42nd Street Grand Central Station. Follow directions below for the bus or walk 5 avenues west to Pier 83 (about 1 mile or 1.6km).

Can I take a bus to get to the Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise departure point?

Yes, from 42nd Street take the M42 bus going West, directly to the Circle Line Pier. From 49th Street take the M50 bus directly to the Circle Line pier.

How long is the Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise?

The Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise is approx. 2 hours. Passengers begin boarding 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure.

Is there parking?

Circle Line offers convenient parking near the boats at Pier 83. Daily rates start at $35 (rates subject to change).

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

No, outside food and drinks are not allowed onboard. However, a variety of snacks and drinks are available for purchase on the boat.

Is this cruise appropriate for children?

Yes, the cruise is recommended for all ages. Children must be accompanied by their parents at all times. Passengers under the age of three are free of charge.

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

The cruise sails within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty, giving passengers an amazing view.

What should I bring?

For this harbor lights cruise, it is recommended to bring a camera, sunglasses, a hat, a light jacket, and extra cash.

Are the boats wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the boats are wheelchair accessible.