2.5-Hour Sail
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The Full Island Cruise is the only cruise that will allow you to discover all Manhattan (uptown and downtown) and Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx and much more! The only cruise that actually circumnavigates around the Island of Manhattan - Live Narration and Snack-bar onboard!


The Full Island Cruise onboard Circle Line Vessel - 3 Hour is the only cruise that will allow you to discover all Manhattan (uptown and downtown) and the outer boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.The cruise leaves from Pier 83 at West 42nd Street on the Hudson River. You will cruise down the Hudson River and up the East River to circumnavigate the entire Island.


The Full Island Cruise - Circumnavigate Manhattan
Panoramic Views of all New York City
Snack-bar onboard
2.5 hour Overview Tour

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Additional Description

From the high rise buildings of downtown Manhattan to the beautiful parks located at the very northern tip of the Island you will realize how big, diverse and rich in both architecture and natural beauties this island is. Circle Line is one of the oldest boat companies in New York City and their famous boats cruise the New York Harbor throughout the day. For first timers in New York or for returning Visitors the Full Circle Cruise will be a pleasant way to experience the famous Manhattan Skyline and all major attractions giving you great photo opportunity throughout the tour.

Narrated live by a professional tour guide you will get detailed narrative, interesting facts and need-to-know of all the sights as you take. During the tour you will see the United Nations and you will cruise under the famous Brooklyn Bridge to enjoy great close-up views of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, The Empire State Building, Battery Park, Wall Street & the Financial District, Yankee Stadium and much more.

A full bar is available onboard where you can purchase snack and drinks to enjoy during your cruise.


    • The Full-Island Cruise onboard Circle Line Vessel 2.5 hours


    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food & Beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Everything else not specifically outlined in the "What’s Included"


Adult Price: $ 44.00 p.p. 
Kid Price: $ 37.00 * Age Requirements: 3 to 12 years old
Baby Price: Free * Age Requirements: 0 - 2 years

Activity Schedule

Departure Point: Pier 83 - 42nd Street and the Hudson River, New York
Departure Dates: Daily, Year-round
Schedule: 10:00am 1:30pm- Boarding: 45' minutes before departure
Black-out Dates: December 25th
Voucher Info: Exchange your Voucher at VIP Booth at Pier 82. Allow yourself 45 minutes for ample ticketing and boarding time.

Additional Info & FAQ

  • It is not necessary to select a time when you purchase your tickets. Cruise tickets are valid for any time. Please refer to the cruise schedule for available departures.
  • Exchange your Voucher at VIP Booth at Pier 82. Allow yourself 45 minutes for ample ticketing and boarding time.

Policy & Disclaimers

 Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
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Map & Directions

This circle line cruise departs from the Pier 83, Hudson River on the West Side of Manhattan. The Pier is within walking distance from/to Midtown West and Hudson Yards and only 5 minutes south of the famous Intrepid Museum.
You can easily reach the departure point by walking or utilizing public transportation. The closest Subway stop is "42nd Street - Times Square" (1, 2, 3 red line + 7 purple line + A, C, E blue line + N, Q , R & W yellow line and S shuttle from/to Grand Central) located approximately a 20/25-minute walk from Pier 83. Alternatively, the "34th Street/Hudson Yards" (7 purple line) is 15 minutes away on foot.

For those that prefer traveling by water, the closest Water Taxi Stop will be Pier 78 – Midtown / W. 39th St., Hudson River (St. George Line to Staten Island) where you can also board one of the NJ Waterway taxi, and then walk north for 5 minutes to Pier 83. If you opt for a car service (i.e. Yellow Cab, Uber, Lyft etc.) the complete address is – Circle Line, 83 North River Piers, West 43rd Street and 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036.

Please note that once you have arrived by Pier 83, you will head to the box office for the Circle Line Cruises to check in.
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