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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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New York, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Experience the lights of New York City at sunset on this twilight cruise along the Hudson River and into New York Harbor. Book your ticket in advance online to spare any fuss on the night, and set sail to enjoy the illuminated landmarks while learning about the city from a guide’s informative commentary. A great way to end a day of sightseeing or kick off a night on the town.
  • New York evening sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River and New York Harbor
  • Admire the full-sweep views of Manhattan’s lights only possible from a boat
  • Learn about the sights from a live guide and buy drinks and snacks on board
  • Prebook your ticket to confirm a place on your ideal evening

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See NYC from the water—with live narration—when the sun sets and the city lights switch on.
Live narration by Circle Line’s world-famous guides (in English)
Recorded narration in seven languages available via free app download
Free Wi-Fi on board
2-hour sightseeing cruise
Snacks
Alcoholic Beverages
Soda/Pop

Departure Point

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Travel independently to the departure point at New York City’s Pier 83. Aim to arrive in good time for your cruise to secure the best seats—they're available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Relax and soak up the panoramic views as your boat sets sail along the Hudson Riverand into New York Harbor. Admire Manhattan’s skyline and its landmarks such as One World Trade Center, the United Nations Headquarters, South Street Seaport, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and more.

Then, take in the views of the Brooklyn Bridge and cruise by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, all as an on-board guide shares snippets on their background and the Big Apple's history. As an alternative to the live narration in English, you can also listen to recorded narration in your choice of seven languages—French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, or English—simply by downloading a free cruise app.

During your sightseeing, head for the on-board concession areas to buy drinks and snacks (both own expense), and snap up mementoes from the souvenir store.

Your cruise comes to an end when your boat arrives back at Pier 83.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Brooklyn Bridge
You'll enjoy dazzling skyline views of Manhattan on this 2-hour cruise. From the Statue of Liberty to the Brooklyn Bridge, New York's landmarks are especially memorable when lit up at night. Beverages, food, and souvenirs are available for purchase onboard.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Statue of Liberty
Absorb stunning views of the floodlit Statue of Liberty.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Manhattan Skyline
Soak in the panoramas of Manhattan's illuminated skyscrapers.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Circle Line Cruises
Savor unobstructed views of New York City from deck.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
New York Harbor
Drink in stellar views of the harbor's lights and sights.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Recorded narration available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and English via free app download. Instructions provided on voucher.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by New York City Harbor Lights Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New York City Harbor Lights Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by New York City Harbor Lights Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by New York City Harbor Lights Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New York City Harbor Lights Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The views are spectacular but beware, you must dress warmly because it gets freezing cold outside." See review
  • "The time waiting to board the cruise is terribly long though, and better go early to secure good open seats." See review

Reviews

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star-5
The captains knowledge
Micheal_C
, Oct 2020
This was by far the highlight of our trip and was a last minute add to our plans. Such a relaxing and beautiful trip I will do this every time I’m in nyc.
star-5
Best Birthday Surprise yet
Audrey_T
, Sep 2020
It was a really nice, The Ship was clean. The Crew was Friendly and Courteous. The Food was good. And The Older Gentlemen who Tells you about the City and landmarks was very informative
star-5
The best tour ever!!!
Angellique_B
, Sep 2020
It was really good, I think it was the best birthday ever because of this tour. And the people are so nice.
star-5
The view
Kareem_D
, Sep 2020
The view was beautiful drinks not so good but overall I enjoyed myself very professional I would do it again
star-5
Beautiful
Aliah_A
, Jul 2020
(Post Covid) The experience was beautiful and relaxing. The food, beverages and snacks were definitely on the pricey side, but it doesn’t ruin the overall experience.
star-4
Love it every time!!
Lauri_T
, Jul 2020
Always love to do this with my daughter when I come to visit her. She loves it because it’s always such a refreshing reminder of the beauty and history of the island.
star-5
March sunset cruise
Paula_T
, Mar 2020
We had a very nice time! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and current events. Plenty of photo opportunites.
star-5
Informative, enchanting, amazing!!
Terry_D
, Mar 2020
What a terrific 2 hours we spent on our fabulous night cruise. The boat was spotless and comfortable. Thanks to Mia our server for being so attentive. Huge credit must go to the gentleman who provided the incredibly interesting and detailed narration around the city. He made the trip enchanting and amazing and has a terrific voice to listen to. Thanks to all the staff. Couldnt recommend this trip more highly!!
star-1
Didnt get to go
charlescY7958PY
, Dec 2019
Husband was rushed to hospital with heart attack and we didnt get to go. They refused yo refund my money.
star-3
Disappointing ...
Sevento7
, Dec 2019
The boat was large and able to accommodate everyone but the seating was terrible. You were given a hard folding chair to sit on and since it was raining the view from the window wasn't clear. I did notice that the side where the "premium" seats were located, the window had been cleared and perhaps some type of water repellent applied so their view was clear. We did have a great view of the statue of Liberty from the front deck of the boat even though it was extremely windy and the water was rough. This may have been a better outing in good weather but it wasn't very fun for me.

Product code: 2800HLC

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