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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

  • Hudson River cruise gets you on the water for the best NYC views
  • Leave from a pier on the Manhattan waterfront and Hudson River Greenway
  • See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island close up from a boat
Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
From US$31,00
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
From US$31,00

Enjoy unobstructed views of the New York City skyline on this Hudson River cruise to the Statue of Liberty, a great overview of top NYC sights in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Leave from a Midtown pier, and snap classic photos of Manhattan, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, and Ellis Island. With this one tour you’ll avoid the hassle of booking separate tours and transit to each destination.

What to Expect

Make your way to Pier 83 on Midtown Manhattan’s west side. Arrive 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before your desired departure.

Keep your camera ready as the cruise pulls into the Hudson River, as you’ll pass the landmarks that define the New York City skyline, from the Empire State Building to Lady Liberty.

There’s a tour guide onboard for commentary on passing sights, as well as recorded narration in seven languages via an app. Get up-close views, within 100 feet (30 meters) of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and take advantage of snacks and drinks available for purchase on the boat.

As you make your way back up the Hudson River, take in the city skyline, as well as the bustling boat traffic that links Manhattan with Jersey City.

The tour concludes at the original departure point, Pier 83.

Reviews (361)
1 - 5 of 95 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Perfect ride!

I was hesitant to take this cruise because it was very cold and I thought it would be too long and honestly, boring. Well, we were all pleasantly surprised! This was the PERFECT way to see the Statue of Liberty and so many other sites...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Freckles25000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
NYC River Tour

Excellent cruise and tour. I travel to NYC 1-2 times per year. I’ve never done the River cruise to see Lady Liberty. Brining my teenage daughter for her birthday, it was perfect. Saw views of the city we would never see.

Thank mrpric02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great for Photo Shots!

We took this as one of the NY attractions using NY Explorer pass. It was not too crowded and the upper deck had ample space for passengers to take plenty of photos. A very experienced guide was on board to give commentary of all the...More

Thank philip_leong88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awful waste of time, we left after 2hrs and never rode the boat. From the street vender we purchased from to the 2nd and third lines we stood in we were lied to over and over. Please don't spend money with this...More

Thank RachaelTooth
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Rachael, I am sorry to hear about your negative experience, can you please contact me @rstrazza@nycl.com with a number that I can reach you on? I would like to discuss this situation in more detail. Happy Holidays and I look forward to hearing back....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Rip off

We got sold vouchers at the Statton Island ferry stop to avoid the ferry and have a tour instead. They put us on a free bus to their pier where we queued up for half an hour only to be told all tours sold out....More

Thank seanmo46
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, We are sorry you had this negative experience, can you please email me @rstrazza@nycl.com with a number I can call you back on. I would like to learn more about what happened and I look forward to hearing back. Best, Robert Strazza Director, Guest...More

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21 September 2018|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
I bought mine on line with a specific date and time. try and do early morning otherwise queues can be horrendous.