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Tickets for New York: Harbor Lights Cruise by Circle Line

Take to the water and marvel at the Manhattan skyline at sunset

Provider: Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts, Inc.

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Starting time: 19:00
Duration: 2h
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible: Except for restrooms

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What's included

2-hour New York Harbor Lights Cruise

Meeting point

Pier 83, W 42nd St, 10036, New York

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  • Hop aboard a two-hour sunset cruise through New York Harbor with a professional guide providing witty and entertaining commentary
  • Get right up close to Lady Liberty, and see a ton of famous Big-Apple landmarks, including Battery Park, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building
  • Imagine the sun setting behind the famous Manhattan skyline, as the shadows grow longer across the water. Now stop imagining it and book this tour – see it for real!

As the sun goes down, the daylight gets redder and softer. Cinematographers call it 'magic hour'. In New York, it's also when the lights come on. The hypnotic effects of a skyline springing to life as the dark descends is thrilling. Witnessing it on a two-hour guided cruise through the waters of the city? Unforgettable.

Settle in for two hours of nautical sightseeing as twilight descends. Turns out the observation deck of the Empire State Building isn't necessarily the only romantic place in the city.

As your boat heads out into the harbor, passing the World Trade Center and Ellis Island, it approaches the feet of the mighty Statue of Liberty. After a photo stop, it motors on, passing under several bridges – including the Brooklyn Bridge – before stopping close enough for a glimpse of Roosevelt Island (the prison here is where Mae West once served eight days on public obscenity charges).

The boat turns around and you'll get a second dose of wonderful New York City views, including the Empire State Building, Manhattan's amazing waterfront and, of course, Lady Liberty.

After the tour, a night in New York is yours for the taking. Just make sure to plan something special – this is a tough act to follow.

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the VIP booth
  • Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure
  • It's recommended to check in 45 minutes before departure, which is at 19:00

Getting There

  • Metro: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, Q or R trains to Times Square 42nd Street. Walk or take the bus to 12th Avenue
  • Bus: Take the westbound M42 or M50 bus and get off at the last stop, 42nd Street and 12th Avenue
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

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kerry,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
31 May 2022
Excellent
It was amazing and the day we booked we couldn’t go cause of the weather. Spoke to customer services while in nyc and they changed it until the next day, even though it was after the cancellation time.
It was amazing and the day we booked we couldn’t go cause of the weather. Spoke to customer services while in nyc and they changed it until the next day, even though it was after the cancellation time.
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Josephine,  United States United States
29 Sep 2022
Excellent
We had great time on cruise and narrator was lively 😊 and pointed everything to us that seemed historic..lovely evening
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Anonymous
10 Oct 2022
Excellent
We really enjoyed the harbor light cruise. Our tour guide was very informative and had a great balance of giving information, humorous, helpful, but also not over talking. There was plenty of time...
We really enjoyed the harbor light cruise. Our tour guide was very informative and had a great balance of giving information, humorous, helpful, but also not over talking. There was plenty of time to just enjoy the sites and converse with our group.
New York Harbor Lights Cruise