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New York City's Best Sightseeing Cruises
There are so many different options to choose from when you're considering taking a sightseeing cruise in New York City, so we've rounded-up our favorite choices to make your decision easier.
Circle Line Boat Tours
Circle Line offers a variety of boat tours for visitors to New York City. This chart will help you decide which Circle Line Boat Tour is best for you.
Circle Line Semi-Circle Cruise Review
Circle Line's two hour cruise travels from 42nd Street on the West Side to 42nd Street on the East Side and back, offering great views of midtown and lower Manhattan. During the tour, a guide supplements the tour's views with interesting information about New York City.
Circle Line Full Island Cruise
Circle Line's three hour cruise circumnavigates the entire island of Manhattan, offering participants views of all five boroughs. During the tour, a guide supplements the tour's views with interesting information about New York City.
The Zephyr Yacht Harbor Cruise: Review
Circle Line's Zephyr Yacht Harbor Cruise combines the comfort of a yacht ride with the great views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. In just one hour, you can see much of downtown Manhattan, including the Statue of Liberty from the Zephyr Harbor Cruise.
The Water Taxi's Gateway to America Tour: Review
Water Taxi's Gateway to America Tour offers visitors a quick tour of the New York Harbor, including great views of Governors Island. In just one hour, you can see downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty from New York's waterways.
SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride
The SHARK Speedboat thrill ride combines the excitement of a speedboat ride with great views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Families with school-aged children and teens will enjoy this crowd-pleasing combination.
Circle Line Beast Speed Boat Review
Visitors traveling with children (as long as they're 40" tall) will love this fun combination of thrill ride and sightseeing cruise wrapped up into one!
NY Waterway's 90-Minute Harbor Cruise Review
NY Waterway's 90 minute harbor cruise takes visitors from 38th Street on the West Side to Midtown on Manhattan's East Side and back, with closeup views of the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan along the way.
NY Waterway's Full Manhattan Cruise Review
NY Waterway's two hour tour is no longer being offered.
Circle Line Liberty Cruise Review
For visitors who want to check-off seeing the Statue of Liberty, Circle Line's Liberty Cruise is an easy, efficient way to make this happen.
The Water Taxi's Hop On/Hop Off Service: Review
Water Taxi's Hop On/Hop Off Service offers visitors a quick tour of the New York Harbor, including great views of Governors Island. In just one hour, you can see downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty from New York's waterways.
Manhattan by Sail
Manhattan by Sail offers sightseeing cruises in the New York Harbor aboard two sailing ships. Their Clipper City Tall Ship departs from South Street Seaport and their Shearwater Classic Schooner departs from the North Cove Marina near the World Financial Center.
Bateaux New York
Enjoy sophisticated dining and fabulous views from this cruise. You can see the Brooklyn Bridge, Governor's Island, lower Manhattan, and more from the glass windows of the climate controlled ship, regardless of the weather.
New York City Sailing and Yacht Cruises
Classic Harbor Line offers a variety of cruises in the New York Harbor aboard their sailboat and motorized yacht.
High speed boat ride around New York Harbor. Boat rides run from May through October.
Romantic dinner cruises, special events and private parties are all available on these elegant ships.