Liberty Cruise by Circle Line

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What you'll do

Is the Statue of Liberty on your NYC bucket list? Of course it is. Well, this just happens to be the perfect cruise to see it in all its iconic glory. 

Take the Liberty Cruise by Circle Line with The New York Pass®

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Includes a 60-minute boat tour of Lower Manhattan and Ellis Island
  • See New York's skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty
  • Lively and entertaining commentary from a tour guide included

This Liberty Cruise is the fastest way to see the Statue of Liberty from midtown Manhattan. Plus, you'll get excellent views of many other famous New York landmarks, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the One World Trade Center. 

There are plenty of incredible photo-ops as you drift along the Hudson, listening to a fun and informative commentary about the Highline, Hudson Yards, and plenty of other famous spots. You'll eventually cruise to a spot a few feet from the impressive Statue of Liberty before sailing back to Manhattan. 

With both outdoor and temperature-controlled indoor cabins available, you'll be able to enjoy this cruise rain or shine.

Liberty Cruise Highlights

Statue of Liberty - the star of the show! Get unbeatable views of Lady Liberty, who has been standing 93 meters tall on Liberty Island since 1886.

Ellis Island - once the US's busiest immigrant port, 12 million people were processed here between 1892 to 1954.

Manhattan's skyline - spot iconic sights such as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Highline as you glide along the Hudson. 


Enjoy A NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise


Experience the magnificence of the iconic Statue of Liberty up close with an unforgettable Statue of Liberty boat tour in NYC. Discover the fascinating history behind this monumental symbol of freedom as you glide along the waters on a Circle Line Liberty Cruise.

Take in the Sights with the Statue of Liberty Boat Tour NYC

Board the NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise and marvel at Lady Liberty in all her glory, while enjoying breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Don't miss this must-see attraction on your visit to the Big Apple!



Q. What are the different types of cruises offered by Liberty Cruise by Circle Line?
A. Liberty Cruise by Circle Line offers a variety of cruises, including the Statue of Liberty Express, Landmark Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise, Liberty Super Express, Liberty Cruise Saver, and the Best of NYC Cruise.

Q. How long is the Statue of Liberty Express cruise?
A. The Statue of Liberty Express cruise provided by Liberty Cruise by Circle Line is approximately 60 minutes long, offering breathtaking views of the iconic Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.

Q. What landmarks can I expect to see on the Landmark Cruise?
A. The Landmark Cruise by Liberty Cruise Circle Line takes you on a journey to discover New York City's most famous landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the One World Trade Center.

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 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 their own personal earbuds to listen to the audio on your phones. 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 NYC Landmark 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. Get it from the Apple iTunes Store or the Google Play Store​ today.​
  • For more information, visit the Circle Line NYC Liberty Cruise website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

January 7 - March 7

March 8 - May 2
Daily: 10:30AM

May 3 - October 31
Daily: 10:30AM and 4:30PM

November 1 - January 5

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


Closings & holidays

July 4: All cruises after 12PM.

Christmas Day

Liberty Cruise by Circle Line

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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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