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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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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.
  • 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
  • Audio commentary via downloadable app in seven languages
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. Listen to live commentary in English or recorded audio commentary via a free app download (Mandarin, Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish, French, and English). Step up to the galley for snacks and drinks, available for purchase. 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.
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Departure Point
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 83 North River Piers, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gracesla wrote a review Mar 2020
Galway, Ireland10 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a ‘must do’ activity for any tourist visiting New York. We saw the city from an angle we never knew existed. It’s very professionally run and we all agreed it was the highlight of our trip to NY.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Madalyn N wrote a review Feb 2020
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What a great way to see the Statue of Liberty, the beautiful bridges of New York, learn about the different historical areas while sitting and enjoying the amazing, surrounding views. I would do this again the next time I am in New York. The cost was (I think) $30 or $40 for a
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Date of experience: March 2019
Gaurav C wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India3,133 contributions309 helpful votes
In my suggestion the Harbor Lights Cruise is a must do in get such a perspective of a city which you cant get any other way...You see such skyscrapers and such Icons like the statue of Liberty and the view totally changes when the Lights of the buildings are turned
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Date of experience: June 2019
Ileana M wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York10 contributions
as a New Yorker, born and raised I can still appreciate the City views. The tour was informative and entertaining. the Night views of the statue of liberty beautiful. great date night option. the lines to get to the boat are long but quick and efficient. I suggest getting there
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Date of experience: December 2019
Jacqueline W wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
Awesome tour. David the tour guide was great. Highly recommend if you’re planning to visit Manhattan
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Date of experience: December 2019
Key Details
  • Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and 3 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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