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New York Harbor: Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

New York Harbor: Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

From US$ 44 per person

On this 2.5 hour narrated cruise around the island of Manhattan, relax while you experience 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs and 101 unforgettable New York sights, including magnificent close-ups of the Statue of Liberty.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy the only sightseeing cruise in New York City to completely circumnavigate the island of Manhattan
  • Sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty for the best photo opportunities
  • See over 101 NYC sights: the only cruise to show you 5 boroughs, 3 rivers and more than 20 bridges
  • Hear insightful narration by world famous guides
Full description

Enjoy a relaxing 2.5-hour cruise of New York Harbor and Manhattan Island as you discover the secrets of the city. You will circle Manhattan, passing 3 rivers, 7 major bridges – including the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge – 5 boroughs, and more than 101 sights in New York’s legendary skyline. Get close up to the Statue of Liberty and see Manhattan just as the great explorers would have seen it at the end of their long ocean journeys. Tour the city by water and see the outer boroughs drift by. Fun and knowledgeable tour guides will bring the city that never sleeps to life, telling fascinating stories about the breathtaking sights as you sail. This popular cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island! Not only do you see the Best of New York, you see it all. Cruise highlights include up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Randall’s Island, High Bridge, Columbia University, Harlem, Gracie Mansion, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, The Cloisters, Grant’s Tomb, The Little Red Lighthouse.

  • 2.5-hour cruise in a climate controlled vessel
  • Professional guide, providing live narration throughout
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (drinks available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Participants aged 5 to 11 must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

Tour departs from Pier 83, West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to sailing time for boarding process.

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  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • This ticket enables you to skip the ticket line and progress straight to boarding the ship
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 682 reviews

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Nice way to know New York from a different perspective. The boat ride was tranquil, safe and the vies were incredible. We took the ride departing at 3pm which gave as the opportunity to see the sunset by the time we were returning. The only thing that we suggest to improve is the coffee shop at the boat. We wanted to buy 2 cups of coffee but it took ages to try get them due to lack of efficiency of the girls attending customers. Prices were crazy. Nevertheless it was an excellent experience overall.

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November 17, 2021

My sister and I loved this cruise. The guide was informative and entertaining. We were up close to Lady Liberty, under too many bridges to recall, captured the icon image of lower Manhattan,saw the buroughs, cruised into the majestic Hudson, the Cloisters, Columbia, etc. We couldn't have seen all of this by land in 2.5 hours. Safe, relaxing, educational. Highly recommended.

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August 29, 2021

The tour guide was very knowledgeable about all of the boroughs. He interspersed personal stories that made it fun. All staff treated us with the utmost respect. The only negative was that I am not able to be in the sun without an umbrella/parasol due to a medical condition. There was no notice when planning this tour that they aren't allowed so I had to stay inside for the entire tour while my family (4 others) we're up top. My view was impeded and limited several times as I moved from one side to the other to see what the tour guide was talking about. If I had been aware ahead of time that this rule was in place, I wouldn't have booked it Sun protection should be allowed. The captain said quote: "If an umbrella goes up, this boat will stop instantly." End quote.

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August 21, 2021

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