New York City Sightseeing by Boat

Sightseeing on the Water in NYC - New York City

Staten Island Ferry

If you love the water, a boat tour is the way to go. You can ride on the Staten Island Ferry for free once an hour every day of the week. The ferry gives you a generous view of the Lower Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island Ferry is to be avoided at rush hour to ensure a more comfortable and enjoyable ride.


New York Harbor Cruise

The sights of New York Harbor can also be enjoyed from Pioneer, an 1885 schooner. The cruise lasts for two hours allowing you to truly experience the sights and sounds of New York City from its harbor. Tickets are available from Pier 16.


Circle Line Boat Trip

The Circle Line boat trip is a three hour adventure and widely regarded as the classic way to see New York City. The green and white boat makes its way all around Manhattan Island. The close-up view of the Statue of Liberty is worth the ticket alone. The cruise covers three rivers, seven major bridges and many landmarks including the United Nations. Shorter tours also are available but the three hour cruise is recommended as it gives you the biggest slice of the Big Apple. The Circle Line Boat Trip departs from Pier 83 at W. 42nd Street and the Hudson River.

Circle Line


The Circle Line Boat Trip is one of many top New York City attractions that can be seen free of charge with a New York Pass. Many of New York City's best sights can be seen free of charge with a New York Pass. For example Top of the Rock, is currently Ranked No. 2 on the Top Things To Do in New York, is one of the many attractions you can access with the;

New York Pass

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