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New York City Skyline Cruise

  • Take in unobstructed views of the NYC skyline on a Manhattan Harbor cruise
  • Choose from climate-controlled indoor seating or outdoor viewing areas
  • Cruises conveniently run hourly from the late morning to the late afternoon 
New York City Skyline Cruise
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90-minute Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise + your choice of one attraction (see itinerary section for options)
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90-minute Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise + your choice of three attractions (see itinerary section for options)
New York City Skyline Cruise
90-minute Manhattan Harbor sightseeing cruise

See the main sights of Manhattan from the water during this New York City skyline cruise. Travel down the Hudson River through Manhattan Harbor, up the East River, and back with no traffic worries. If you’re planning on visiting an attraction, upgrade to include admission tickets that save time by allowing you to avoid additional ticket lines.

What to Expect

This New York City skyline tour departs from Pier 78 in Midtown. Boats for this cruise come about every hour, so you’re never waiting long. Show your voucher to an employee, and hop aboard.

You can choose to head indoors to a climate-controlled area, or go to the upper deck outside for views from even higher above the water. Either way, you’ll catch sight of popular NYC landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Chrysler Building and Brooklyn Bridge as you cruise down the Hudson, around the Harbor, up the East River, and back again. On your cruise, you’ll learn fun facts about the city and its history from your guide.

Once your tour is over, you’ll return to Pier 78.

At checkout, choose to upgrade to add one or three attraction tickets such as 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory to complete your day. 

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1 - 5 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York Skyline Cruise

boat was old and needed painting and cleaning the bathroom walls were falling down and didn't lock , the stops were too long, the boat that they advertised was not the boat that we got on

Thank jklock52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very misleading

This cruise was a tremendous disappointment. What was positioned as a 90-minute tour (per the following on their website: "Take in 90 minutes of impressive New York City skyline and famous landmarks including the iconic Statue of Liberty, as our professional guides share their knowledge...More

4  Thank Nikfar K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Keep away!

This tour is a complete misrepresentation! It was a rainy day and I phoned up to confirm the tours were running and there were trips at 11:30 and 13:00- they said "yes". When we arrive just after 11, it transpired there were trips only at...More

6  Thank AvguyKfarSaba_Israel
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Boat tour great but attraction ticket not accepted

I booked this tour online and got confirmation from viator.com. We presented our voucher at the Pier and were able to get on the boat. We rode to Lower Manhattan and got off to see the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. However, the Museum did not...More

11  Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Last thing we did on our trip to NY, loads of fun!!

Wifey and I picked the evening cruise to round out the day after a heavy hearted trip to the 9/11 Memorial. The boat was comfortable, the crew very pleasant and the views were astounding! We picked the 7 PM cruise and got to see all...More

12  Thank hazmaster
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We was all dropped off of a bus. I didn’t notice any parking.
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