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New York: Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise Ticket

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

Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts, Inc.
Registered address: 83 North River Piers NY, 10036, New York, US
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Duration: 2h
Live guide: English
Wheelchair accessible Except for restrooms
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Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

2-hour New York sightseeing cruise at sunset
Access to the outdoor deck
Nighttime views of the most iconic skyline in the world
Free downloadable app available in 6 languages
Live guide
Free WiFi

What's not included

Food and drinks (available for purchase onboard)
Admission to landmarks and attractions along the tour route

Where you'll go

Starting point

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

Landmarks you'll see

  • Statue of Liberty
  • The High Line
  • Empire State Building
  • 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
  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

136 verified customer reviews

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3 reviews
07 Jan 2024
Alexis was great. We really appreciated her tidbits of information!
New York Harbor Lights Cruise
FRANCESCA,  Italy Italy
07 Jan 2024
Bella esperienza, da fare assolutamente per coloro che si approcciano a New York per la prima volta. Noi abbiamo scelto il tour in serata con lo skyline pieno di luci. Orari puntuali e servizi di...
Bella esperienza, da fare assolutamente per coloro che si approcciano a New York per la prima volta. Noi abbiamo scelto il tour in serata con lo skyline pieno di luci. Orari puntuali e servizi di bordo efficienti.
New York Harbor Lights Cruise
Margaux,  Belgium Belgium
28 Feb 2024
Le personnel très sympas. La visite du musée vaut vraiment la peine. Et la vue est juste extraordinaire !!!
New York Harbor Lights Cruise

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