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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

293 reviews
New York City
| 60 minutes


At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 60 minutes
Fully narrated tour
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Hop aboard your boat from Pier 83 on the west side of Manhattan. Your 60-minute cruise takes you down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty before turning back. Along the way, learn about the sites and New York’s history from an informative guide on board, and keep your camera out and ready.

Get a prime vantage point of the majestic Statue of Liberty, as your captain pulls up within 100 feet (30 meters) of the monument. Pass by Ellis Island and learn about its historic role in American immigration. Set your sights on One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at a height of 1,776 feet (541 meters). Sail past the World Financial Center (renamed Brookfield Place in 2014 after renovations), home to corporation giants like Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets and American Express.

Snap plenty of photos of iconic sites during the cruise, and if you’d like snacks or drinks, food and beverages are available for purchase right on the boat.

In addition to the live tour guide narration in English, recorded narration is available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and English via free app download. Instructions provided on voucher.
1-hour Sightseeing Cruise
Live narration by Circle Line’s world famous guides (in English)
Recorded narration in seven languages available via free app download
Free Wi-Fi on board
 Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks (available to purchase)


Meeting point
Tour departs from Pier 83, New York


Michael J,
Dec 2017

Perfect trip for our family, 1 hour round trip to Lady Liberty and back. Tour guide David was extremely knowledgeable and quick witted. I enjoyed his talks. Plenty of photo opportunities up and back as well.

Jackie C,
Aug 2017

The weather was less than wonderful, but the cruise was great. Thankfully it didn't rain during the cruise. It was cloudy but our photos are good. We were looking for a one hour tour with a pier close to our hotel. The NYC Liberty Cruise was perfect. Our guide was incredibly informative and knew what he was talking about. Not too corny but entertaining. We were celebrating birthdays and this was one of the highlights. I would highly recommend this cruise.

Miguel B,
May 2017

Love love love!!! Beautiful views of manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey

Anneliese T,
Feb 2017

Wonderful tour.
We had a beautiful and sunny day which made everything so much better. The boat took us close up to Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty and the skyline of NYC. And we didn't have to stand in line anywhere. Our photos came out beautiful. Can only recommend this trip to anyone.

jennifer i,
Feb 2017

Although the visibility wasn't the best on the day we booked January! the cruise was excellent with a knowledgeable guide - would reccomend

George W,
Jan 2017

Great experience. both the passengers and crew were relaxed and friendly. The guide/narrator made the trip memorable and rewarding.

Sep 2017

It was a nice trip. Though I felt it was too short trip, just around 40mins, Definitely recommend to some one who need a nice cruise to spend an hour.

Jul 2017

Great tour my daughter enjoyed it.

Emily C,
Jul 2017

Worth the money, we had good views of the Statue of Liberty and city skyline. Not much shade upstairs so remember to wear sunscreen and take a hat!

Amy F,
May 2017

Very entertaining crew