Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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New York City, USA

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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
All guests are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or wear masks in any areas of the boat.


Sit back and unwind on a relaxing two and a half hour cruise around Manhattan Island. You'll see all the sights on the only New York cruise to circumnavigate Manhattan in its entirety.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure



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Average 4.49 out of 5 stars based on 1156 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
650beckym, Dec 2021 Verified
The tour was perfect for a first time traveler to NYC! The gentleman that narrated was amazing and incredibly knowledgeable!!! Definitely recommend!
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
Richard F, Dec 2021 Verified
Expert and entertaining narrator, full of interesting details, history. Extremely worthwhile for New Yorkers (myself & daughter) and visitors (our guest from Italy). Appreciated the amount of time spent near Lady Liberty. The 3 pm tour allowed excellent visibility followed by dazzling lights and their reflection after sunset, especially at the George Washington Bridge and then Midtown. Fortunately we sailed before high tide and were able to pass under the Harlem River bridges. True - the schedule should be according to tide tables, as mentioned by another reviewer. So do heed his caution as you plan.
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
Michael A, Dec 2021 Verified
Be sure to book the Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise during low tide or the cruise might not circle Manhattan Island as the Circle Line cruise ships cannot pass under some of the bridge during high tide. If this happens the cruise will retrace its route along the west (?) side of Manhattan. Also, the temperature is very cold in autumn and winter. So, dress accordingly.
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
Mommacross3, Dec 2021 Verified
Awesome tour around the city. Very informative guide, learned a lot. The 3pm tour we got daylight and a beautiful sunset when we arrived back to the dock.
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
Andrea_L, Dec 2021 Verified
We learned a lot about the big city! Our tour guide took breaks allowing the guests to meander by taking pictures. He was also available to ask any questions we had.
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
Cathy K, Dec 2021 Verified
a fascinating trip all the way round Manhattan, which we didn't realise was possible. The guy doing the commentary was warm and informative with loads of local detail to paint the picture. Comfortable and warm on a wintery day, we sat for two and a half hours as we sailed under 22 bridges down the Hudson River, round the Battery Dock and past the Statue of Liberty, then up the East River to Harlem River passing the Yankee's stadium before coming back round to our starting point after dark with the city laid out in front of us in all it's sparkling evening glory!
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
Alan_P, Nov 2021 Verified
Wonderful experience! David was our tour guide & he was amazing!!!! We learned a lot of history but he was hilarious as well!
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
StephenCr0ss, Nov 2021 Verified
Multiple different options available and different routes and duration. Nice boats. There is even a harbour lights tour at 7pm.
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
George_S, Nov 2021 Verified
My wife and I enjoyed the cruise around Manhattan. The play by play of the views were helpful but could use refinements. Go enjoy the journey.
Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
Kathy_B, Nov 2021 Verified
My husband and I traveled from Tennessee to NYC. The one attraction we chose was Circle Line Boat Trip around Manhattan. When we checked in we were told we had to have Covid Vaccination cards. I had mine but my husband did not bring his. He could not board. I had to go alone. The manager at the ticket office said he emailed Cool Destinations requesting a $44. Refund to my credit card as we were in town for only 1 day and hopefully that can be done. I have enjoyed the NYC CircleLine boat trip over many years while living in NJ. It was a great disappointment not to be able to share it with my husband. We are elderly and the $44. Refund would really be appreciated. I have the unused ticket for your reference. We are fully vaccinated but could not see the card requirement on ticket information. We were masked up.

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