New York City Statue of Liberty Sunset Cruise
Experience the most beautiful skyline in the world at the most beautiful time, New York City at Sunset!
Boarding from our Downtown Location at Pier 16 South Street Seaport, sail away on New York’s newest after-hours cruise giving locals and tourists alike the most up-close view of Lady Liberty in front of the most breathtaking and colorful sunsets in the world. This newest evening cruise in the Circle Line fleet allows you to witness more than just the Statue at Sunset— expect to be hypnotized by the glowing panoramic views of Lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, the New York Harbor and more in just sixty minutes!
New York City Christmas Holiday Lights Sightseeing Cruise
Experience beautiful New York City at night and enjoy the cityscape on this night boat cruise. Take in the sites in a glassed-in observatory aboard a classic 1920s-style yacht decked out in fabulous holiday decor. Private tables separated by clear partitions are assigned to each reservation. Guests will be treated to one complimentary beverage. See Manhattan’s most iconic sites from the water and get into the holiday spirit during this 1.5-hour festive cruise. Great photo opportunities to capture the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty lit up at night.
New York Private Boat Charter (Up to 6 Passengers)
The ultimate custom sightseeing experience in New York Harbor! Enjoy the city from great vantage points and photograph the world-famous skyline on the same boat media agencies charter to cover breaking news! Our ‘PRIVATE CHARTER’ Adventure Sightseeing Tour takes your group of up to 6 passengers on an unforgettable ride through the harbor. The narrated tour points out more than 40 sights on the local waterways. You’ll experience the city from unique vantage points, carefully chosen with the photographer’s interest in mind. We’ll bring you within feet of major attractions and create plenty of distance to view the panoramic skyline. Our captains stop the boat at many places along the way to give you the opportunity to take iconic photos. It’s the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the geography of New York City during your visit and a lot of fun for tourists and locals alike!
NYC Central Manhattan Walking Tour and Hudson River Cruise
Experience the best of the greatest city in the world on foot and on the water! Enjoy a guided walking tour of Midtown Manhattan with a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River. Extended option: see more highlights such as Times Square.
Choose one of our excellent tour options tailored to your needs and interests:
3,5-hour: 2-hour Walking Tour with a 1,5-hour Cruise
Choose this tour to learn basic information about NYC and see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Broadway and Hell’s Kitchen. The 2-hour walking tour is led by a Private Guide who is fluent in your chosen language. Includes tickets for a 1,5-hour cruise,
4,5-hour: 3-hour Walking Tour with a 1,5-hour Cruise
Choose this tour to learn more about NYC and see the Times Square, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Broadway and Hell’s Kitchen. The 3-hour walking tour is led by a Private Guide who is fluent in your chosen language. Includes tickets for a 1,5-hour cruise.
Fall Foliage Cruise On Private Yacht: Manhattan to Grand Palisades Cliffs
Journey on a private yacht from Manhattan to the Grand Palisades and immerse yourself in the dramatic colors of the season. Private sightseeing trip with luxury accommodations for you and your closest friends & family. Enjoy unobstructed views on the open deck, complimentary hot cider, cabin lounge, and private lavatory. This perfect day trip from Manhattan is sure to surprise, delight, energize & mesmerize.
Step aboard at Chelsea Piers and cruise past the iconic NYC waterfront as the leaves are changing. We’ll take the scenic route to the picture-perfect rolling hills of the Hudson Valley awash in yellows, oranges, and reds. Voyage north to the stunning Palisades Cliffs for an Instagram-worthy yacht party. Then meander back to the city enjoying all of your private yacht’s luxury amenities.
Private boat charter includes an attentive captain and crew providing a personalized tour of New York with 5-star services. Celebrate Autumn in style.
NYC Insider Tour: Private Yacht with Statue of Liberty Close-Ups
Best boutique yacht for private sightseeing and entertaining. Enjoy the deck lounge’s open floor plan with spacious seating and cabin lounge with table seating for six. Experience curated amenities including catered meals & service, champagne glasses, luxury wraps & blankets. USCG licensed captain and personal steward provide 5-star service. Our team will help you with everything you need for birthdays, date night, marriage proposals, bachelor or bachelorette parties, intimate weddings, anniversaries, graduations, photo & video shoots. Your excursion includes a personalized itinerary with the best views of the city. Cruise under the sun or discover the magic of the city by moonlight. Rediscover the island of Manhattan. Private yacht with luxury services is sure to please everyone from first-time visitors to jet setters to native New Yorkers.
4th of July Fireworks on Clipper City Tall Ship
TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMETHING SPECIAL
See the awe-inspiring Macy’s July 4th fireworks display light up the sky over the East River.
You can’t get any closer to the action, just step aboard the massive Clipper City Tall Ship for a front row seat to the festivities.
Learn the ropes as you join the crew to help raise the sails or sit back and take in the sights from the serene vantage point of two of America’s most beautiful and historic operating sailing ships. The show will feature more than 40,000 shells exploding at a rate of more than 1,500 per minute and fireworks reaching heights of 1,000 feet in the air.
Celebrate a birthday, a bachelor or bachelorette party, or any special event with us! The Honcho offers public as well as private tours and parties. The boat has comfortable seating for up to six people, with a cooler available for any food or drinks guests wish to bring. Alcohol and smoking are permitted during the tour. We recommend bringing “easy to eat” finger foods, such as sandwiches, pizza, etc. We also have a state-of-the-art sound system, which is available for guests to link with their Bluetooth devices.
New York City Skyline Night Sailboat Tour
Step aboard a beautiful sailboat, Schooner America 2.0, for a relaxing city lights tour around New York. See the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island lit up at night. Sit back and relax while enjoying a peaceful sailing experience. Perfect for couples, friends, locals and visitors looking for a relaxing way to escape the city while enjoying views of Manhattan’s skyline at night. The Captain will turn off the engines for as much of the tour as possible, providing an extra relaxing environment on the outdoor, open air decks.
Private Luxury Daytime Boat Tour in New York City – 2 Hour
Experience the breathtaking beauty of New York City on this private, 2-hour cruise around lower Manhattan aboard a 30′ luxurious powerboat. Get an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building and an up-close, personal view of the Statue of Liberty! Passengers are free to bring any food or drinks onboard the boat.
The ultimate custom sightseeing experience in New York Harbor! Enjoy the city from great vantage points and photograph the world-famous skyline on the same boat media agencies charter to cover breaking news! Our Adventure Sightseeing Tour takes you on an unforgettable ride through the harbor. The narrated tour points out more than 40 sights on the local waterways. You’ll experience the city from unique vantage points, carefully chosen with the photographer’s interest in mind. We’ll bring you within feet of major attractions and create plenty of distance to view the panoramic skyline. Our captains stop the boat at many places along the way to give you the opportunity to take iconic photos. It’s the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the geography of New York City during your visit and a lot of fun for tourists and locals alike!
Enjoy a sunset cruise aboard a 1950s-style yacht, departing from North Cove Marina. This boat features a comfortable open-air covered salon along with an open bow. All of which offer excellent views of the city skyline and New York Harbor. Get up close on a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island as the boat cruises around New York Harbor and up the Hudson River. Meet for afterwork drinks, date night, or to enjoy a sunset and skyline views on the water.
Step aboard 105-foot Schooner America 2.0, a modern tribute to the first boat that won the America’s Cup in 1851, for a 2-hour sail around New York Harbor. Sit back and relax while enjoying live Jazz music played throughout this sailing experience. Perfect for couples, friends, locals and visitors looking for a relaxing way to escape the city while enjoying views of Manhattan’s skyline. It’s also great for Jazz music enthusiasts. The Captain will turn off the engines for as much of the tour as possible, providing an extra relaxing and peaceful environment while listening to the live music.
Step aboard our 1920s-style yachts, either Manhattan or Manhattan II, with teak decks, large observation windows and an aesthetically pleasing decor, for a leisurely 2.75-hour weekend brunch cruise. Circumnavigate the Island of Manhattan, seeing all the major sights while enjoying a family-style brunch served at your private table in our main salon. Each table is protected by Plexiglass dividers, cushioned seating and openable windows. Our menu is packed with delicious New York State foods and local goods from NYC purveyors: fresh bagels and bakery, seasonal fruit, craft sausages, fresh seasonal salad, stuffed quiche, a classic smoked salmon display and pastries.
New York City Sightseeing Cruise from North Cove
This cruise offers the perfect departure location from Battery Park City! Locals and tourists can enjoy this convenient meeting point located at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, and just a short walk from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Get the best views of New York City from New York Harbor on a boutique 1950s style yacht. Step aboard and settle into a covered outdoor deck, or on the open bow for this lightly narrated tour, which includes an up-close pass by the Statue of Liberty and unobstructed, sweeping views of Manhattan’s skyline. Sit back and enjoy this experience with friends and family. Bring your camera or phone for photos too!
New York Fall Foliage Cruise up the Hudson River
Enjoy a fall foliage cruise aboard Yacht Kingston, a cozy, elegant, 1920s-style yacht with an observation cabin and open bow. See the grand foliage of the Palisade Cliffs on the Hudson River (nature permitting). Relax in the salon of the boat’s window enclosed observatory, or while catching the breeze on the open bow. Grab a hot beverage from the bar and gaze at New York’s most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change. Light commentary will be provided as the boat cruises north along the Hudson River. Seating is assigned in the covered and heated salon with large windows. *Please note that although the boat is heated, it is also drafty and we advise you to bring layers, hats & gloves.
New York City Lights and Skyline Cruise on Yacht
Experience the bright New York City skyline with views from the water in New York Harbor on this night time cruise. Step aboard a 1920s inspired motor yacht and enjoy a private table in the main, climate controlled salon. Relax and take in the sights of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island along with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline at night.
Step aboard the teak decks of elegant 1920s style yachts, Manhattan or Manhattan II, and enjoy a 2.75 hour cruise while learning about NYC’s architectural landmarks from the water. The “Around Manhattan” tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals.
Experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers from a glassed-in observatory cabin, which has sliding windows for a fresh breeze, or wander to an open bow for more unobstructed views of the surrounding sites. On this cruise, guests will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, passing under all 18 bridges, while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure with narration throughout the cruise.
Important note: select departures on Friday afternoons will focus on Climate Change in and around New York City. Please call the operator directly for questions on the tour theme.
Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise
See many major New York sights on a 90-minute boat cruise on a 1920s-style yacht! Enjoy views from the open bow, or relax in the spacious climate controlled glassed-enclosed observation cabin. The boat cruises along the Hudson River offering views of Manhattan’s west side and booming skyline. Pass by the Financial District, Ellis Island, and Statue of Liberty as the boat cruises into New York Harbor.
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Get accompanied by a licensed NYC tour guide, who will hop off at each stop to provide you with a comprehensive & more private sightseeing experience
Ride in climate-controlled, luxury tour buses that offer a comfortable and pleasant touring experience, as well as protection from weather elements.
Enjoy 15-minute guided walking tours of NYC’s iconic places – Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial and more!
Take a ferry ride for breathtaking views of the NYC skyline from the water!
New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan
Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise along the Hudson River and New York Harbor on a classic 1920s-style yacht. Pass by Manhattan’s financial district, One World Trade, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Take in the beautiful skyline as the sun dips below the horizon. This is a great way to see Manhattan for visitors and locals alike and a great photo opportunity as well.
See all the major lower Manhattan sites along the Hudson River and around New York Harbor. Offered aboard classic 1920s inspired yachts with a spacious glassed-in observation cabin and open bow. Each booking party will be assigned their own private table, partitioned by Plexiglass. Enjoy a flight of three sophisticated sparkling wines paired with select cheeses.
Experience New York City from the water on classic Schooner Adirondack. Gaze at the city lights from the water and enjoy a peaceful setting as you escape the city and take to a quiet harbor at night.
Key points about this activity:
• See the city skyline lit up at night
• Aboard Adirondack – inspired by the pilot schooners of the 1890s
• Sail past Manhattan’s financial district, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
• Enjoy this beautiful boat, 80-feet in length and about 2000 square feet of sail area
• Very popular for couples
New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise
The Liberty Super Express is a 50-minute round-trip sightseeing cruise that sails near the Statue of Liberty and back,. This tour is narrated by tour guides so travelers enjoy fun, onboard entertainment. The tour is the fastest way to get up close to Lady Liberty and back in all of New York City, so you can get great photos with an NYC landmark.
New York Christmas Day Buffet Dinner Cruise
Celebrate the magic of the season on the water with a Christmas Day Signature Dinner Cruise in New York. You and your guests will enjoy a holiday dinner buffet freshly prepared by our chef, full bar service, and City Cruises’ distinctive hospitality. While onboard, experience exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. Our team will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate the holidays on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Happy Holidays!
New York City Lights Cruise aboard Clipper City
Experience the breathtaking beauty of New York City on this 2 hour cruise around New York Harbor. Enjoy a scenic view of the Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey skylines illuminated against the nighttime sky, featuring the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center. See close-ups of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and much more — a great way to end a long day of sightseeing or kick off a night on the town.
New York City Landmarks Circle Line Cruise
Experience the grandeur of New York’s skyline on this 1.5-hour highlights cruise. Sit back and relax while you cruise past New York’s major sights, and enjoy a close encounter of the best kind with the Statue of Liberty.
When looking for a fun and festive way to get out on the water, a Signature cruise is your answer. Come aboard and experience breathtaking NYC skyline views, a chef-prepared buffet-style lunch, attentive service, DJ entertainment, rooftop lounge and onboard games!
Departing from Chelsea Piers in New York, a lunch cruise with City Cruises is the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon on the water taking in the iconic sites along the Skyline. Enjoy views of Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and more!
Don’t have a lot of time in New York City? Make the most of it with this 60-minute harbor cruise that gives you prime views of one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. Snap memorable shots of Midtown and Lower Manhattan, and sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Learn fun facts about the iconic green-hued goddess as an informative guide brings the city’s sights and fascinating history to life.
here are some of the most popular cruises in New York City. However, please check the most up-to-date information since the popularity and availability of cruises might have changed:
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises: This is one of the most well-known cruises in NYC, offering several tours around Manhattan. The “Best of NYC” cruise is particularly popular, offering views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the skyline of Manhattan.
Statue Cruises: This is the official cruise line to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. A trip with Statue Cruises includes ferry rides to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, offering spectacular views of New York Harbor along the way.
Manhattan by Sail: This company offers a variety of sailboat cruises around Manhattan on historic ships. Options include daytime and sunset sails, as well as specialty cruises such as wine tastings or jazz concerts.
World Yacht Cruises: This is a luxury option, offering dinner cruises around Manhattan with a four-course meal, dancing, and spectacular views of the NYC skyline.
Hornblower Cruises & Events: This company offers a variety of options from dining cruises, sightseeing tours, and special event or themed cruises.
New York Water Taxi: While it’s also a means of transportation, the New York Water Taxi offers some sightseeing opportunities, with routes that pass by the Statue of Liberty and under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Classic Harbor Line: This company offers sightseeing cruises on vintage-style yachts. Some of their popular offerings include architectural tours, sunset cruises, and wine-tasting cruises.
Always make sure to check the latest updates and health guidelines, especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as these could affect operations. The popularity of these cruises may also vary depending on factors like the season and the specific interests of travelers.
most popular NYC Boat Rides
As of my last update in September 2021, these are some of the most popular boat rides in New York City. Keep in mind that details may have changed after that:
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises: This is one of the most popular boat tours in NYC, offering several tours around Manhattan. They offer comprehensive views of the NYC skyline, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.
Statue Cruises: This is the official ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It’s a must-do boat ride for many visitors to NYC, offering views of New York Harbor and the chance to explore two iconic American landmarks.
Ferry Services: The Staten Island Ferry is a commuter service between Manhattan and Staten Island, but it’s also popular with tourists for its views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York Harbor. It’s free of charge, making it an affordable way to see the sights. The NYC Ferry also offers routes that provide great views of the city’s waterfront.
Manhattan by Sail: Offers tours around Manhattan on historic sailing ships. They have a variety of cruises, including day, sunset, and night cruises.
New York Water Taxi: This service offers hop-on, hop-off boat tours that stop at several key points of interest along the Manhattan and Brooklyn waterfronts.
Classic Harbor Line: They offer a variety of sightseeing cruises on vintage-style yachts, such as architectural tours, sunset cruises, and wine-tasting cruises.
Bateaux New York: Offers luxury dinner cruises with glass ceilings and walls for perfect views of the city skyline.
Sea the City Jet Ski Tours: For those looking for a more adventurous experience, they offer jet ski tours of NYC, allowing you to see the city’s landmarks from the water at high speed.
Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some services may be limited or have special health and safety requirements. Always check the latest information before planning your trip.