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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

  • New York Harbor cruise at dusk showcases lit-up Manhattan skyline
  • Learn more from in-depth live commentary on the sights 
  • Prebook a spot on this popular early-evening activity
New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
From US$40,00

As twilight descends over New York City, take in the lights of the Manhattan skyline from a boat on this evening harbor cruise. Listen to live commentary on the harbor’s sights—including One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building—as you gear up for a night on the town. Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular evening outing.

What to Expect

Make your way to Pier 83, arriving 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before your desired departure for this popular evening cruise. Seeing the lights of Manhattan’s skyline blink on from the water is a great way to kick off an evening exploring New York City.

As the boat departs, find a seat or hang out by the railing for great views and photo ops of the twinkling NYC and New Jersey shorelines. Listen to live commentary in English or recorded audio commentary via a free app download (Mandarin, Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish, French, and English). Step up to the galley for snacks and drinks, available for purchase.

Sights include the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, South Street Seaport, the United Nations, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.

Return to Pier 83 at the conclusion of your cruise.

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Reviewed 3 days ago
One of our favorite activities in NY

This was absolutely one of our favorite activities from our trip this past weekend. We ended up taking the cruise on Father's Day night. The weather was perfect and our tour guide David (last name Parker I think) was great. Funny and very knowledgeable. And...More

Thank Bjones96
Reviewed 5 days ago
Manhatten, Hoboken,Brookland skylines.

I book this everytime I go to NYC. The tour guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. There is no better way to see the wonderful city lights. Take a light jacket in spring and summer and a little heavier one the fall and winter, it can...More

Thank mboxhamilton
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Beautiful views and refreshing breeze

My family and I booked about 3 months in advance and it didn't disappoint. With the temperatures reaching 32 degrees the sit down and harbour breeze was pleasant early evening relief. Having read previous reviews of sitting on the port side (left facing forward) to...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
The setup at the Pier is a disaster!!!

We prepurchased our tickets more than a month before we arrived. When we got to the pier (even though we had printed out the confirmation) we had to wait in line to “exchange it” for a ticket. That line did not move. We waited 45...More

Thank airykah
Reviewed 6 days ago
First class tour - Andy the tour guide is a star

We took a tour at the end of May. It wasn'r really in darkness as the ship left at about 7pm, but we watched an amazing sunset and the lights were definitely on all over the place on the way back. You should plan to...More

Thank dnallot18
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31 May 2018|
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Response from ChristinaFromFL | Reviewed this property |
I have trouble with motion sickness also and this trip was no problem at all. The boat is large and moves slowly, we did not even feel movement from the water.
Gabriela S
17 May 2018|
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Response from Henry V | Reviewed this property |
You just present the packet tickets at the ticket counter at the time when you want to do the trip and they issue the tickets based on your NY pass.
21 April 2018|
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Response from gmaj_05 | Reviewed this property |
No, but you could take your own. We just went bundled up.
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