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New York Harbor

New York City, New York, 10305

The Basics

Most visitors go to New York Harbor for the views of the city’s beloved Statue of Liberty. Look at her from afar, or get up close on a sightseeing cruise. Many tours to the Statue of Liberty include a stop at Ellis Island, another can’t-miss New York landmark—and Liberty and Ellis islands offer sweeping views of downtown Manhattan.

Alternatively, jet-ski, kayak, or boat in the harbor waters, or embark on a dinner cruise or sunset sail for a glimpse of Manhattan at its brightest. Or, simply take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry or one of the other public boats that transport both locals and tourists around the city.

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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
$41.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Circle Cruise is fun!!
Fantastic! Our tour host was Daniel !! Loved him!! Got to see much of the NYC harbor !! I would definitely recommend !!
Shirley_H, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

star-5
Wonderful experience very intimate
Dymond_F, Oct 2021
New York City Sailboat Day Cruise to the Statue of Liberty
This was such a wonderful experience. The crew members were so nice and friendly. They took our pictures for us. I would most definitely go back. It was very intimate, not a lot of people on board which is nice because Covid.
star-5
Great tour. I would do it...
Antoine_G, Oct 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Great tour. I would do it again! Very knowledgeable tour guide. Clean bus. Seeing the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero was the best.
star-5
Everyone should try this❤️
Naida_G, Sep 2021
New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
Trip was amazing, Manhattan is magical and we had the chance of view the best thanks to this trip, best service and also clean 😍🗽🙏
star-4
Lesson learned
Suzanne_H, Sep 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Jerry was quite knowledgeable of most of the sites. He was excited about history and sharing that with us. I wish he would have been a little more diligent about his face mask instead of wearing it on his chin all day. It would have been a good example to some of the tour group who were hesitant. I booked the tour because I thought there would be safety protocols in place.
star-5
Fun on the boat
vicky_J, Jul 2021
New York Lunch Cruise
It was a blast, I would recommend this to anybody. What a wonderful afternoon. The food was great, the DJ was so much fun And say everything around the New York harbor was amazing
star-5
If you like to be in the sky, very much WORTH IT!!!
Gianna_M, Aug 2021
Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
We had an incredible time. From a smooth check-in to take off. From the clean aircraft to a friendly and experienced pilot. From the sweeping panoramic views of the city, to the informative tour of famous land marks. Wonderful company to book through and great adventure to experience. We will return!
star-5
Harbor lights cruise a must see
Melissa_T, Aug 2021
New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
We had an amazing time. All staff were kind. Lots of precautions put in place for safety. See New York come to life at night is an unforgettable experience!
star-5
Highlight of my trip!
Sarah_A, Aug 2021
New York City Sailboat Day Cruise to the Statue of Liberty
Such an amazing way to see the Statue of Liberty! The staff was incredible and the boat was beautiful and clean. One of the highlights of my trip!
star-5
Amazing experience!!
BMS, Jul 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
Entire trip was amazing!! Staff was friendly! Took all Covid precautions and very professional! Safety was taken seriously and would absolutely do this again!
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Sunset cruise
Margo_O, Jul 2021
New York Sunset Schooner Cruise on the Hudson River
It was a wonderful experience… with exceptional crew.. extremely organized, clean boat. The jazz band was outstanding.
star-5
A Really Fun and Affordable Tour Around NYC
Eleazar_Q, Sep 2021
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Rachel, our tour guide, did an excellent job. She gave us a lot of great information about some of the most iconic NYC landmarks and monuments. Also, her attention to safety was on point throughout the whole tour. I definitely recommend this tour to anyone who's interested on having a quick but very fun and detailed tour around NYC.
star-5
Great NY tour!
Rebecca_G, Jul 2021
New York Lunch Cruise
The service was great! The only concern I had was people serving their own food at the buffets. Due to Covid, it would have been more comforting to have the staff with masks and gloves would have made me feel better!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Staten Island Ferry is free, and a 1-way trip lasts around 15 minutes.

  • Sightseeing cruises typically offer food and beverages for purchase.

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How to Get There

Located at the mouth of the Hudson River, the New York Harbor is served by cruise ships, commuter ferries, and tourist boats. Sightseeing and dinner cruises usually leave from Battery Park. If you’re taking the subway to Battery Park, get off at Bowling Green station.

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When to Get There

New York Harbor is a 24-hour destination, with watercraft arriving and departing at all hours. Evening is arguably the best time for a sightseeing tour—there’s something magical about watching the city light up after dark.

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Governors Island

The biggest island in New York Harbor, Governors Island is a former military outpost open to visitors from May through October. Covering more than 170 acres (69 hectares), this piece of land has a history that goes back to the early 17th century. Explore Fort Jay, Castle Williams, Colonel’s Row, and the South Battery, or check out the various temporary art installations and the annual art fair.

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