New York Circle Line Cruises offer multiple great options for sightseeing by boat. If you want to see a lot of the city while relaxing, then this is something I can definitely recommend. All but one of the Circle Line cruises start at Pier 83, close by the Intrepid Museum, at 42nd Street and 12th Avenue. You can easily buy tickets online before going to New York.
The different New York Sightseeing Circle Line Cruises
All of the cruises will take you past the Manhattan Skyline, One World Observatory, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island so make sure to snap photos! The longer the cruise, the more you’ll see. I’ve listed the different cruise options below:
Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise
The Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise is 2.5 hours and great if you want to see all of Manhattan. This cruise goes around the Manhattan island, and you will see the skyline, Yankee Stadium, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and much more. You’ll also cruise under all of the bridges, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge which connect Manhattan with the rest of New York.
Circle Line Landmarks Cruise
If you’re interested in seeing only the highlights then the Circle Line Landmarks Cruise is for you. In a leisurely 1.5 hours you’ll cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge and pass highlights like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline.
Circle Line Harbour Lights Cruise
Nothing beats the New York skyline, except the New York skyline at night! Take the Circle Line Harbour Lights Cruise and enjoy the twinkling lights on a 2-hour sightseeing cruise.
Circle Line Liberty Cruise
On a tight schedule? The Circle Line Liberty Cruise is a great option. This 1-hour cruise will take you past the main attraction: Lady Liberty. Enjoy the Manhattan skyline too, as an added bonus. This cruise does NOT stop at Liberty Island.
Circle Line Liberty Super Express Cruise
Are you visiting Downtown Manhattan and you want to get a closer look at the Statue of Liberty? The Circle Line Liberty Super Express Cruise departs from both Pier 16 in South Street Seaport and Battery Park. Sail to Lady Liberty and back in only 50 minutes! This sightseeing cruise does NOT stop at Liberty Island.
Circle Line Statue of Liberty Sunset Cruise
You can also take an evening cruise from the same Pier 16 in Downtown Manhattan. This one-hour Circle Line Statue Sunset Cruise takes you to admire Lady Liberty up close from the water. You’ll also see New York’s iconic skyline at sunset and how thousands of lights begin to illuminate the city. Note: this boat tour is seasonal.
Circle Line The Beast Speedboat Ride
Sightseeing with a thrill – that’s the 30 min. Circle Line The Beast Speedboat Ride alright! You’ll travel at 72 kph towards the Statue of Liberty. Be prepared to get wet!