Circle Line Statue of Liberty Cruises in New York, NY

Circle Line Sightseeing CruisesPier 16, South Street SeaportNew York, NY 10038
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As the only cruise company in the NY Harbor dedicated to sightseeing, Circle Line Statue of Liberty Cruises offers unparalleled views of the city and Lady Liberty with their over-sized glass windows. This 60-minute cruise brings passengers right up to the monumental landmark, providing exclusive views and photo opportunities. Passengers also enjoy seeing notable NYC landmarks along the way.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 1 hour.
  • Cruise departs from Pier 16, South Street Seaport.
  • Food and beverages are available for purchase onboard.
  • Children under the age of 3 are free of charge.
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.


from Circle Line Statue of Liberty Cruises
At Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, we like to think that we’ve perfected the fine art of the New York City tour. We have hosted over 60 million passengers on our cruises since we opened in 1945.

Today we’re the only cruise company in New York Harbor exclusively dedicated to sightseeing. Our boats are specifically designed to let you see as much as possible in any weather. With over-sized glass windows that offer magnificent views of Manhattan, our steel vessels offer as comfortable a setting as you can get, all year round. Our dedication to offering you the best possible NYC experience has earned us world-wide recognition as one of the best boat rides in the world.

Statue of Liberty Express:
There’s no better way to see the Statue of Liberty! Now on iconic Circle Line Sightseeing vessels, this 60-minute cruise and take advantage of the elegant amenities inside while admiring the spectacular sights outside. Narrated by our informative and wildly entertaining guides, this tour will cruise by the legendary landmarks of downtown and pause at the feet of Lady Liberty. Capture perfect pictures from the breezy sundeck or from the climate-controlled inside. It’s an unforgettable experience!

Statue by Night
Statue by Night is truly a magnificent way to experience the Statue of Liberty! This narrated tour aboard iconic Circle Line Sightseeing vessels will cruise past the majestic skyscrapers of downtown Manhattan, and as the sun falls to the west arrive at Lady Liberty. Here there will be ample
time to capture one-of- a-kind photos and take in this once-in- a-lifetime opportunity. Whether it’s a romantic evening, a family excursion, or just old-fashioned sightseeing, this experience will surely not disappoint!

Cruise departs and returns to same location: Pier 16, South Street Seaport at 89 South Street and the East River

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
"Christmas 2019"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2019 NEW
The host was so informative and the views were beautiful! We were able to see the Statue of Liberty very close up as well as a great view of the Manhattan skyline. I highly recommend this cruise - even in the winter!
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Leicester, United Kingdom
"Harbour lights cruise nyc"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2019 NEW
Deffo a must , you get a 2 hour boat ride around nyc , cold but worth every minute of it . Amazing views and commentary . You get to take awesome photos of the sights along the coast . Extra $10 on top of the explorer pass that we bought . But value for money .
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Toronto, Canada
"Pretty good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019 NEW
The boat has a massive number of people so it might be hard at times to take pictures, but the crew and the tour were great, so worth it!
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Colchester, United Kingdom
"We loved our 'Best of NYC' Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2019 NEW
We had a cruise included on our 'New York Pass' that we purchased and opted to do the Best of NYC as it was a full tour of the whole of Manhattan island. The tour guide was interesting and it was great to see all the main sights. The only downside is the boat was mentioned as having food and drink so we planned on having lunch on board but the choice was terrible and very overpriced so make sure you take your own food and drink (the coffee was actually undrinkable it was so bad!),
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"Harbor lights tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2019 NEW
Excellent tour. Dave was our tour guide and he was great. Kept our interest and was knowledgeable and fun. The city from the water is beautiful and seeing the Statue of Liberty that close was breathtaking. It was a cool night, low 40’s, but we sat outside for most of the tour. The view is so much better outside. Just come dressed for the weather and bring your hand warmers.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Circle Line Statue of Liberty Cruises

How long is the cruise?
The cruise is approximately 1 hour long.

What will I see in addition to the Statue of Liberty?
Other notable monuments seen on the cruise include:

  • Ellis Island 
  • One World Trade Center 
  • World Financial Center 
  • Empire State Building 
  • Pier 54 (Titanic Pier) 
  • Battery Park

Can I bring food and beverages on the boat?
No. However, guests may purchase food and drinks from the onboard cafe.

Are there restrooms onboard?

When should I arrive?
Arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Cruises begin boarding 30 minutes prior to departure.