Circle Line: Liberty Midtown Cruise in New York, NY

83 North River Piers West 42nd Street and, 12th AveNew York, NY 10036
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Experience New York City like never before by booking your seat on a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. As the oldest provider of sightseeing cruises in NYC, Circle Line’s tour guides know a thing or two about the city’s history, landmarks, notable residents, and attractions. Get ready for the sightseeing cruise of a lifetime as you see the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and more!

up to 5 hrs

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Choose the cruise that includes the NYC landmarks you want to see.
  • Concessions available for purchase onboard the cruise.
  • Tours are appropriate for all ages.
  • Those who are prone to seasickness should consider taking proper precautions prior to and during the cruise.
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to scheduled cruise departure.


from Circle Line: Liberty Midtown Cruise
Since 1945, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has been providing New York
visitors with exceptional views and fascinating tours of New York City.
As New York’s oldest and largest provider of scheduled, chartered
sightseeing and special event cruises, guests can choose from a variety
of cruises throughout the year. All tours are narrated by our professional
tour guides and we operate the newest fleet of dedicated sightseeing
boats in New York. Food and snacks are available for purchase on board.

Please arrive 45 minutes before the departure to obtain boarding passes at the box office and find seating on the cruise. All cruises depart from Pier 83, West 42nd Street, and 12th Ave along the Hudson River and return to the same location. Boarding begins a half-hour before departure.

The Sightseeing Cruises sail rain or shine unless otherwise directed by the U.S. Coastguard.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Circle Line: Liberty Midtown Cruise

When does boarding begin?

Passengers begin boarding the cruise 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure.

When should I arrive for my cruise?

It is recommended that passengers arrive a minimum of 45 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise time.

Where do cruises depart from?

All cruises depart from Circle Line Pier.

What kind of concessions can I purchase onboard?

Their standard concession items include hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, an assortment of fresh sandwiches and salads, assorted breakfast items (during morning cruises), coffee/tea/soda and a full bar.

Are the cruises appropriate for children of all ages?

Yes. Parents are responsible for their children throughout the duration of the cruise. Children must be accompanied by their parents at all times during the sightseeing cruise.

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

All of the cruises sail within 100 ft. of the statues to give passengers an amazing view.

How long is the cruise?

Tour durations vary by cruise type: - Best of NYC Cruise - 2.5 hours - Landmarks Cruise - 1.5 hours - Harbor Lights Cruise - 2 hours - Liberty Cruise - 1 hour - Landmarks and Brooklyn Cruise - 2 hours - The Beast - 30 minutes

What should I bring on my cruise?

It is recommended that passengers bring a camera, sunglasses, a hat, a light jacket, and extra cash on the cruises.