Circle Line
Cruisin' Around the City

circle line new york

One of the most popular ways to learn about New York City is by taking a trip on the Circle Line. Offering 9 different types of cruises, including a “Best of” cruise, a Brooklyn-inclusive cruise, and the Liberty Cruise, the multi-hour boat rides feature a full guided tour of Manhattan from the water. The cruise first set sail in 1945, and still operates today as a must-do for many NYC tourists. You can board the boat either at the South Street Seaport or 42nd Street. The Circle Line is a unique cruise company in New York Harbor that is specifically dedicated to sightseeing, with boats designed to give passengers optimal views of Manhattan, all year round.

Perhaps the best-known ride offered by the company is the Best of NYC tour. It touts itself as the only way to see all five boroughs of New York City in one shot! And that’s not all. Along the way, you’ll be charmed by a knowledgeable guide and see landmarks like Yankee Stadium and the George Washington Bridge.

Another famous attraction with Circle Line is the BEAST experience. This specially-built speedboat (complete with painted-on teeth) is intimidating to look at. It’s a 30-minute thrill ride along the Hudson River, slowing down for photo-ops at the Statue of Liberty. The BEAST reaches speeds of 45 mph and makes swift turns. Because of this, there’s a good chance you will get wet on the trip! Other voyages offered include the hotspot-centric Landmarks Cruise and the nighttime Harbor Lights Cruise. Circle Line’s sightseeing vessels are equipped with onboard amenities (such as air conditioning and a concession stand). So what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to sail around Manhattan in style.
Round out the day with a visit to the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum just a five minute walk away!

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Pier 83, West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036


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