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New York Sightseeing Cruises

Hop on a boat and gaze upon the famous New York City skyline

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  • See the spectacular New York City skyline from the water on a number of NYC sightseeing cruises

  • Escape the bustling streets of the Big Apple and sail on the Hudson River for unmatched views of the city

  • Take your pick of flexible cruise options at any time of day so you can squeeze more out of your stay in New York City

  • Gaze out at some of New York City's top sights from the water – the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Governor's Island

  • Take the stress out of dinner reservations in NYC and opt to wine and dine on the water!

New York City is one of America's top tourist destinations – there's so many things to do (and such little time!). Secure your New York sightseeing cruise tickets well in advance to make your stay in the Big Apple stress-free.

Choose the right New York sightseeing cruise tickets for you:

  • See Lady Liberty up close with tickets for a half-day cruise to Ellis Island. Explore America's immigration history, and take memorable snapshots both from the cruise ship and at the feet of the symbolic statue

  • Only have a New York minute? Opt for an abbreviated 45-minute express cruise from Lower Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty (and back!)

  • Get your heart racing with a high-octane thrill ride on a speedboat tour around Hudson Bay. Cruise by the Statue of Liberty at lightning speed!

  • Take a bite out of the Big Apple on a number of dining experiences at any time of day. Enjoy a delicious brunch cruise, a delectable lunch cruise, or an indulgent dinner cruise – whatever floats your boat!

  • Planning to see more sights? Combine your New York sightseeing cruise ticket with a NYC combi pass that gets you access to the Empire State Building, admission to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) and a handy smartphone audio guide

  • NYC weather can be blistering hot in summer and freezing cold in winter – make sure you dress appropriately for current weather conditions

  • Some cruises only sail by Lady Liberty. If you want to spend time on Ellis Island, check to ensure this is an included stop on your cruise before booking

  • Dinner cruises usually adhere to a dress code – smart casual (cocktail dresses, collared shirts, and dress pants) is required

  • Cruises often begin boarding 30 minutes before scheduled departure – be at the meeting point early and bring an ID

  • Some vessels may not be wheelchair accessible. Contact the cruise line about accessibility before booking

  • If your cruise itinerary includes multiple stops, make sure you are on time for your next departure – the ship won't wait!

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Andreza ,  United States United States
07 Mar 2024
It was a wonderful tour, but you need to arrive well in advance, there is a huge queue and it is first come, first served, I was just sad because I didn't know that my ticket didn't give me the...
It was a wonderful tour, but you need to arrive well in advance, there is a huge queue and it is first come, first served, I was just sad because I didn't know that my ticket didn't give me the right to go to the feet of the statue.
New York: Half-Day Statue of Liberty Tour from Battery Park Ticket
kathy,  Vanuatu Vanuatu
18 May 2024
Bad, I didn't receive the tickets on time, I lost the reservation, and yet because of the policies I lost the money because it was non-refundable, or able to reschedule.
New York: Half-Day Statue of Liberty Tour from Battery Park Ticket
Andrew,  Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
10 May 2024
Great trip and guide talks through the sites.. down to liberty Island under brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.. Great views of NY skyline.
New York Landmarks Sightseeing Cruise

About: New York Sightseeing Cruises

Swap the hustle and bustle of the New York City streets for the harbors of the Hudson River with tickets for an NYC boat tour.

Scan the iconic Manhattan skyline from the unique perspective of the water, which is even more dazzling during a sunset cruise. Elevate your New York state of mind with a dinner cruise featuring fresh entrees, cocktails, and live music, as you enjoy the benefits of a city that never sleeps.

With so much to see in so little time, the pre-selected NYC sightseeing day cruises eliminate the guesswork so you can see the best of NYC in a New York minute. Sail by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge with an expert tour guide to help you take a bite out of Big Apple history.

There are plenty of NYC boat tours to choose from – scan the page and take your pick!

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