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    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: simply 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.

    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. 

    Please note: you can only go on one Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise per day with your New York Pass.

    Circle Line Cruise visitor information 

    • No outside food or drink is permitted but there is an onboard café serving sandwiches, salads, and snacks. There is also a bar serving hot and cold drinks, beer, wine, and cocktails.
    • There is free WiFi on board so you can share your snaps instantly.
    • 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: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Chinese (Mandarin). Choose to follow along via GPS or take your time discovering on your own. 
    • For more information, visit the Circle Line Cruise website.

    Circle Line New York Tour tickets help

    Simply ask our help team if you have any questions. 


    Q. What is the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
    A. The New York City Harbor Lights Cruise is a nighttime boat tour that takes passengers on a scenic journey through the New York City harbor to view the illuminated skyline.

    Q. How long is the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
    A. The New York City Harbor Lights Cruise is typically around 2-3 hours long, depending on the specific tour package.

    Q. What sights will I see on the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
    A. On the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise, you will see many famous New York City landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline.

    Q. Is food and drink available on the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
    A. Yes, food and drink are usually available for purchase on the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise. Some tours may include complimentary refreshments.

    Q. What should I wear on the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
    A. It is recommended that passengers dress in layers for the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise, as temperatures on the water can be cooler than on land. Comfortable shoes are also recommended.

    Q. Are there restrooms available on the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise?
    A. Yes, restrooms are available on board the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise vessel for passenger use.

    Where you'll be

    Pier 83, West 42nd Street, New York, US

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    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

    Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve

    Harbor Lights Cruise by Circle Line

    (212) 563-3200

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