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NYC: Circle Line Statue of Liberty Cruise Skip-The-Line

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95 reviews

Activity provider: Circle Line Sightseeing

NYC: Circle Line Statue of Liberty Cruise Skip-The-Line

Activity provider: Circle Line Sightseeing

From US$ 25 per person

Hop on board for a quick but highly inspirational harbor cruise of Manhattan. See and hear about the majestic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the historic immigration center, and the World Financial Center.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty for the best photo opportunities
  • Learn the history of Ellis Island and the many immigrants that passed through it
  • View the skyscrapers that make New York's skyline unique
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Take a 60-minute cruise of New York Harbor and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and city skyscraper views that will leave you speechless. The short, but highly inspirational harbor cruise will sail by the majestic Statue of Liberty, continue to the historic immigration center at Ellis Island, and cruise by the World Financial Center of Lower Manhattan. Stare up at the awesome skyscrapers that make New York’s fabulous skyline come alive. Fun and knowledgeable tour guides will bring to life the breathtaking sights and the fascinating history behind “the city that never sleeps,” as you look out for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Staten Island Ferry, Governors Island, Brooklyn Bridge, and more.

  • 60-minute sightseeing cruise
  • Professional guide, providing a live narration throughout the tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink (beverages available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Tour departs from Pier 83, West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue.

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Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 95 reviews

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I did the one hour cruise. It is quite easy to find the place to take the boat. I arrived late on D-Day and was able to cruise the next day at the same time. The view of the Statue of Liberty is really great! There are toilets and what to eat on board; also covered and open space. I recommend !

December 12, 2019

Get there early!

The trip was absolutely fine. Very informative and staff were welcoming. However, if you have booked on line, get there early to collect your tickets. We nearly missed our trip due to being in line for half an hour because of people purchasing tickets for other sailings We saw one couple complaining about the same thing to a staff member and they went straight to the desk. We followed suit. They should have a collection desk for prepaid tickets. They will only accept printed vouchers too.

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April 15, 2017

Good experience and accomplished narrator, and the weathe was fine too

Boat left on time, we had coffee and hot dogs. Listened to the guide most of the time. Knowledgeable and humorous. Lots of interesting facts about the Manhattan shoreline. Good pics of the Statue as we approached, also the new World Trade Center, awesome. Overall, good value for the money. A highlight of our NYC break.

December 4, 2016

Product ID: 684