Harbor Lights Cruise by Circle Line

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NYC Cruise

What you'll do

See the best of the city on this two-hour Manhattan cruise. 

Experience a Harbor Lights Cruise by Circle Line - entry included with the New York Pass®

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply show your pass.
  • Enjoy a two-hour evening cruise.
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in New York, so don't forget to check them out.

Enjoy gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline as it starts to light up the evening sky.

The two-hour Harbor Lights Cruise tour departs early evening, so you can enjoy that classic New York City skyline as the sun sets

What You'll See on the Harbor Lights Cruise in New York City

As the sun sets and the city that never sleeps begins to glow, the Harbor Lights Cruise in New York City offers an unparalleled view of the iconic landmarks that make this metropolis so famous. The Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the magic of New York City's nighttime skyline. The glowing Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the towering skyscrapers provide a stunning backdrop for a memorable evening of relaxation and wonder.


Sipping on a cocktail and sampling the hors d'oeuvres while drifting along the water, you'll be enchanted by the romance and energy of the city. As you cruise, the knowledgeable tour guides provide fascinating facts and history about the landmarks you'll see, giving you a deeper appreciation of the city's rich culture and history.

The Harbor Lights Cruise NYC is a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or simply take in the enchanting beauty of New York City. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this cruise will leave you with memories that last a lifetime, and a newfound appreciation for the city's unique and enduring charm.

Know before you go

Getting in: no reservations necessary. Present your pass at any Circle Line ticket window to receive a boarding pass. Upon presentation, a time and date for the cruise must be selected. Please allow yourself at least 45 minutes and up to 90 minutes in advance during the summer as cruises do sell out during busy periods and for ample ticketing and boarding time.

Please note

  • All tours are narrated by professional guides.
  • Food, snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board.
  • No outside food or drink allowed onboard.
  • You can only go on one Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise per day with your New York Pass.

This cruise is available in Spanish, French and Portuguese via audio translation guides. The app is called "Circle Line Sightseeing" and it is free to download and use, available on iTunes and Google Play stores.

Please bring your own personal earbuds to listen to the audio on your devices. The onboard concessions will have wired headphones available for purchase if needed. You may not listen to the tour on speakerphone mode. 

Tip for taking the Harbor Lights Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing

Download the free Circle Line Skyline Navigator app before your cruise for the best way to enhance your experience. The app translates your cruise content into any of seven languages. Choose to follow along via GPS or take your time discovering on your own. Get it from the Apple iTunes Store or the Google Play Store​ today.​

For more information visit the Circle Line Sightseeing website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 7PM

Schedules are subject to change without notice. Please visit the Circle Line website for the most up-to-date information. 

Closings & holidays

Closed July 4th

Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve

Harbor Lights Cruise by Circle Line

(212) 563-3200

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 365 days of your purchase date.

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