Taking a Circle Line Cruise?Here Are The Essential Facts
Circle Line Cruises
provide a relaxing way to experience New York City and its environs. You'll sit back, relax, and view all of our beautiful rivers, bridges, landmarks, outer boroughs, and get a close up view of lady liberty--the Statue of Liberty. In fact, if you don't have the time or inclination to actually visit the Statue of Liberty, the Circle Line is a super option!
Take in Manhattan's majestic skyline, sail down the Hudson River, see Battery Park, tug up the East River while passing the United Nations, and more. It's a great way to get an overall 'sense' of the big apple.
Each and every cruise is narrated by a very knowledgeable, entertaining, and in my case, FUNNY tour guide! You'll learn a lot and laugh too!
How To Buy Tickets and Get Discounts
Circle Line Tour Options
2.5-Hour Full-Island Cruise: Most popular cruise year round. See over 101 city sights including a close-up of the Statue of Liberty, Randall’s Island, Columbia University, Harlem, Gracie Mansion, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge,
Yankee Stadium, The Cloisters, Grant’s Tomb, and much more!
1.5-Hour Semi-Circle Cruise: Focus on midtown and lower Manhattan. Obtain beautiful views of the NYC skyline and a close-up of the the Statue of Liberty. This cruise passes each attraction twice! Landmarks include USS Intrepid Pier, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Battery Park, Ellis Island, Wall Street, South Street Seaport and Museum, Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, World Financial Center, United Nations and more!
1.5-Hour Harbor-Lights Cruise (By Night): There is nothing quite as beautiful, or romantic, as NYC at night. Set sail on the same route as the Semi-Circle Cruise as the sun sets and the skyline is at its best. Cruise down the Hudson, around the Battery, up the East River, and back to the 42nd Street Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises pier. You'll see a spectacular skyline, get a close-up of the Statue of Liberty, USS Intrepid Pier
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Battery Park, Ellis Island
Wall Street, South Street Seaport and Museum, Brooklyn Bridge
Chrysler Building, And more!
1-Hour Liberty Cruise: A fast way to see the Statue of Liberty! Sail down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back, viewing such sights as Ellis Island and the historic immigration center, the Freedom Tower, and the World Financial Center, along the way. Includes a close-up look at the Statue of Liberty.
Beast Speedboat Ride: This is an absolute blast! Travel to the Statue of Liberty and back on a 70-foot off-shore power racing boat. Kids will love it, so will you! Don't worry--it's not scary! Really.
1-AAA card gives you a 15% discount on the Circle Line and The Beast!.
2-Purchase a New York City Explorer Pass and admission is FREE!
3-Buy a New York City Pass and you'll visit New York's "Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises" & 5 other attractions at a savings of up to 40% with CityPASS. Shop Today!
4-If you show your New York Pass, admission is FREE! Save 5% Off Any New York Pass! Just Use Coupon Code: nyp5pc2007. Want to read my analysis of the 3 major discount cards?
5-Goldstar often offers great discounts of as much as half off ticket price.
Where is it Located?
It's located at Pier 42 and 12th Avenue
Pick up your boat ride at Pier 83, which is located on West 42 Street, as far west as you can go. When you hit the water, you'll know you're there!
How Do I Get There?
Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, A, C, E, N, Q or R train to Times Square 42nd Street OR Take the B, D, F to 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, OR take the 4, 5, 6 subway to 42nd
Street and Grand Central Station and walk over.Click here for subway information including Metrocards, maps, and an automatic trip planner!
From 42nd Street take the M42 "Crosstown 42nd Street Pier" bus directly to the Circle Line Pier, or take the M42 "Crosstown Javits Center" bus to the 11th Avenue stop and walk one block west. From 49th Street take the M50 "Crosstown 42nd Street Pier" bus directly to the Circle Line pier. Click here for bus information, including fares, maps, and more!
Go to West 43rd Street. Make a right if you are driving south, or a left if you are traveling north, at 43rd Street, to Pier 83.
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Use your New York City Street Map to plot out your route. It's a beautiful walk. Take in everything around you, including interesting New Yorkers, as you tread.
What to Bring
When you venture out for a day of sightseeing, be sure to pack the essentials. This will help to enhance your day! Be prepared by checking out my tips in the "what to place in your backpack" section of my packing list! You'll be glad you did!
Traveling with Kids?
If you are traveling with children, check out my best tips for keeping crankiness to a minimum! I guarantee that there is AT LEAST one tip that will help you during your holiday. Click here and scroll down to the very bottom of the page.
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