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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
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About
As twilight descends over New York City, take in the lights of the Manhattan skyline from a boat on this evening harbor cruise. Listen to live commentary on the harbor’s sights—including One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building—as you gear up for a night on the town. Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular evening outing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • New York Harbor cruise at dusk showcases lit-up Manhattan skyline
  • Learn more from in-depth live commentary on the sights 
  • Prebook a spot on this popular early-evening activity
  • Purchase food and beverages on board
What to expect
  • Make your way to Pier 83, arriving with plenty of time before your desired departure for this popular evening cruise. Seeing the lights of Manhattan’s skyline blink on from the water is a great way to kick off an evening exploring New York City. As the boat departs, find a seat or hang out by the railing for great views and photo ops of the twinkling NYC and New Jersey shorelines. Sights include the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, South Street Seaport, the United Nations, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Return to Pier 83 at the conclusion of your cruise.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • New York Harbor cruise at dusk showcases lit-up Manhattan skyline
  • Learn more from in-depth live commentary on the sights 
  • Prebook a spot on this popular early-evening activity
  • Purchase food and beverages on board
What to expect
  • Make your way to Pier 83, arriving with plenty of time before your desired departure for this popular evening cruise. Seeing the lights of Manhattan’s skyline blink on from the water is a great way to kick off an evening exploring New York City. As the boat departs, find a seat or hang out by the railing for great views and photo ops of the twinkling NYC and New Jersey shorelines. Sights include the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, South Street Seaport, the United Nations, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Return to Pier 83 at the conclusion of your cruise.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2800HLC
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s world-famous guides (in English)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • 2-hour sightseeing cruise
Exclusions
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA Departure Point: Tour departs from Pier 83, New York Address: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Pier 83 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10019 Directions: • Exchange your voucher for a boarding pass at the Circle Line Ticket WindowDIRECTIONS By Subway (Metro): • 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, A, C, E, N, or R train to Times Square 42nd Street • B, D, F, or Q train to 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, • 4, 5, or 6 train to 42nd Street Grand Central Station • All options are approximately 15-25 minute walk to the pierBy Bus: • Take the west-bound M42 or M50 bus and get off at the last stop 42nd Street and 12th AvenueBy Car:: • From George Washington Bridge, Westchester or Connecticut: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (Route 9A), go south to West 43rd Street. Make a right at 43rd Street to Pier 83 • From Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey: Upon exiting the tunnel, follow uptown signs on Dyer Avenue to the 3rd light. Turn left onto 42nd Street. Turn right on 11th Avenue and turn left on 43rd Street. Go straight on 43rd Street to Pier 83 • From Midtown Tunnel, Queens and Long Island: Take 2nd Avenue downtown to 34th Street. Right on 34th Street to 10th Avenue. Turn right on 10th Avenue and left on 43rd Street. Go straight on 43rd Street to Pier 83 Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 600 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s world-famous guides (in English)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • 2-hour sightseeing cruise
Exclusions
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
  • Available for purchase
Departure details
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA Departure Point: Tour departs from Pier 83, New York Address: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Pier 83 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10019 Directions: • Exchange your voucher for a boarding pass at the Circle Line Ticket WindowDIRECTIONS By Subway (Metro): • 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, A, C, E, N, or R train to Times Square 42nd Street • B, D, F, or Q train to 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, • 4, 5, or 6 train to 42nd Street Grand Central Station • All options are approximately 15-25 minute walk to the pierBy Bus: • Take the west-bound M42 or M50 bus and get off at the last stop 42nd Street and 12th AvenueBy Car:: • From George Washington Bridge, Westchester or Connecticut: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (Route 9A), go south to West 43rd Street. Make a right at 43rd Street to Pier 83 • From Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey: Upon exiting the tunnel, follow uptown signs on Dyer Avenue to the 3rd light. Turn left onto 42nd Street. Turn right on 11th Avenue and turn left on 43rd Street. Go straight on 43rd Street to Pier 83 • From Midtown Tunnel, Queens and Long Island: Take 2nd Avenue downtown to 34th Street. Right on 34th Street to 10th Avenue. Turn right on 10th Avenue and left on 43rd Street. Go straight on 43rd Street to Pier 83 Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 600 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 9 Nov. 2021
A note from New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
This cruise, like all Circle Line Cruises, requires all passengers to provide proof of at least one dose of COVID vaccine. There are no exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Children under 12 are exempt. Passengers must wear masks when indoors except while eating or drinking.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
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LP Ice
4 contributions
Lovely Views of NYC at Night!
Oct. 2021 • Friends
This cruise departed near sunset. I loved viewing NYC at night and I took lots of pictures, several of which came out very well. David was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable. I eventually sat next to David and he was fun, too. I don’t know what kind of food they had, but the bar was stocked well. I loved this cruise, but it got cold and windy after about an hour.
Written 26 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenifer T
Marietta, GA6 contributions
Good cruise, but a bit quiet on guide narration & open to the elements
Nice views of the cityscape at night (Manhattan, Brooklyn and Gold Coast). Would've liked a little more guide narration. Bundle up as there is no heat and doors to the outside are kept open.
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jkathleen2520
Carrollton, TX47 contributions
Lower deck is best!
If weather permits, get out on the deck for the full experience of cruising the harbor. We found that the lower deck was a lot less crowded than the upper deck with seating, and the views were just as breathtaking.
Written 23 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

amydodson
Cisco, TX76 contributions
Great way to spend an evening
One of my favorite things to do when I’m in NY. Just a relaxing way to spend an evening and get a great overview of the city. You really get a feel for the neighborhoods and the true expanse of Manhattan. Great for families, first timers, and old friends of the city.
Written 20 October 2021
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Marcus M
1 contribution
Perfect scenery at night
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Seening the 3 bridges lit up and David the tour guide since of humor. Amazed by the landmark still standing
Written 19 October 2021
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Kat
Saint Louis, MO3 contributions
New York Cruise
Oct. 2021 • Couples
This was an excellent way to view the city lights of New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Jersey City and the Statue of Liberty. If you arrive extra early, maybe an hour, you can buy these premium tickets, an additional cost, that I think would be worth it as you can sit in a small, enclosed space on the top deck at the front of the boat (especially if it’s cold). If you don’t get the premium tickets, the very back of the boat on the upper deck was a good spot as you can easily see both sides of the boat and awesome views from the back as well. My husband and I were happy we made time to do this!
Written 10 October 2021
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sunnyshine579
Knoxville, TN142 contributions
Do it!!
Sep. 2021
We got our tickets right at the pier and had no problems. Definitely worth the money. The trip was nice with fantastic picture opportunities. I highly recommend the Harbor Lights cruise.
Written 20 September 2021
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CT53
1 contribution
Spectacular
Sep. 2021 • Friends
View was spectacular, very organized crew, speaker was entertaining and informative. Overall a very enjoyable experience for our last day in Manhattan.
Written 18 September 2021
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FloridaPirategirl
florida44 contributions
Weekend in NY
Sep. 2021
Last minute decided to book it for our first night in NY. So glad we did. Michael was an excellent tour guide very informative. If you are ever in NY do this cruise. The city was so amazing to see light up from the water.
Written 14 September 2021
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MaineMommyof2
Maine20 contributions
Stunning views!
This was absolutely amazing! Departed the wharf at sunset and captured the most beautiful view! Family fun for all ages!
Written 14 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Cathy K
Cathy K
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A brilliant way to see New York
a fascinating trip all the way round Manhattan, which we didn't realise was possible. The guy doing the commentary
bansheecrzy
bansheecrzy
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Great experience, good people, good views!
Our conductor/host, David, made this cruise great! He was funny, informative and personable. He even happened to be
Nomad57330465950
Nomad57330465950
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Excellent, definitely recommend!!
Excellent from the start, quick process with tickets, amazing tour guide who shared so much information with passio
RNTessie
RNTessie
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Take the Best of NYC- you won’t regret it!
We took the 2.5 hour trip around Manhattan in November. The boat left harbor at 3 and returned at 5:30 so the last
StephenCr0ss
StephenCr0ss
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Super boat tour of Manhattan
Multiple different options available and different routes and duration. Nice boats. There is even a harbour lights
Thuddery_Dan
Thuddery_Dan
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Great tour!
Great way to learn about the history of NYC and see many of the sights! Our guide David did a great job! You also l
Nancy R
Nancy R
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Stunning views!
Seeing the NYC skyline as the evening became night was absolutely spectacular! It gave us a great perspective on b
N8852EXangelan
N8852EXangelan
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Disappointing as could not determine what was being said.
It was difficult to understand the narrator as he had the microphone so close to his mouth his dialogue at times wa
Les J
Les J
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Glad We Did
It was one of those glorious fall days in NYC and I remember a recommendation by a friend to try this cruise. Easy
frandW5491SV
frandW5491SV
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Zen way to Tour NY/NJ
Great Host. He narrated in a manner that was informative, engaging and humorous. The cruise itself was breathtaki
Kepi H
Kepi H
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Best way to see manhattan island!
What a great way to begin our first morning in New York city! After flying in on the red eye, we found some breakf
brookynabroad
brookynabroad
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A great day out
This trip is a pleasure. The boat is designed to afford great views from wherever you sit. There's plenty of outdoo
danymv
danymv
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Quick way to see NY highlights from Hudson river
Nice view, very interesting information, clean restrooms. But expensive snacks. We did not have much time to visit
Linda M
Linda M
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Great fun all around
"Street Beat Brass" was the name of the band. I don't know what I expected, but that band was fabulous. They were f
AnthonyW693
AnthonyW693
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Great city views
David did a great job narrating. The trip was informative, relaxing and entertaining The ship was nice with great
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