Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Downtown

Witness exceptional skyline views and iconic New York landmarks whilst you cruise down the hudson river heading Downtown - see the city sights from a unique perspective

The New York Pass FREE downtown boat cruise with Circle Line Normally $31.00 - Free with New York Pass

Make your way across the Hudson River and take in the beautiful scenery as you take the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Downtown.

Climb aboard this fun express ride where you'll have the chance to view the Statue of Liberty from a unique waterfront perspective. Along the cruise, you will learn more about New York City’s historic skyline and the iconic Lady Liberty that is known worldwide as a symbol for the city. Some of Circle Line's expert tour guides will lead and narrate each cruise leaving from Pier 16 at South Street Seaport. The guides will make sure that you stay entertained and learn everything that you need to know along the way. Keep a camera handy as the 1-hour cruise provides some absolutely stunning views of the skyline. 


Guided Tour
There is so much to see in New York City and sometimes just not enough time. Having an experienced guide for your tour makes it so much easier to learn about your new surroundings. Circle Line Downtown provides knowledgeable and engaging  guides for each cruise to assure that you enjoy your trip and take away as much as you can. The Circle Line Zephyr runs from April to December and sends out a total of 5 ships daily at the following times: (10am, 11:15, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm).

Statue of Liberty
Lady Liberty is known around the world as the face of New York City. More than 4 million people visit the statue and Ellis Island each year. While on the Circle Line Downtown cruise, you'll get an up close view of her within her waterfront surroundings.

Did You Know

  • During the construction of the Statue of Liberty, the city of Boston also showed interest in claiming the statue for their own.

  • The creator of the statue, Frédéric Bartholdi actually considered both Central Park and Prospect Park as potential homes for Lady Liberty.

  • One of the original intentions for the Statue of Liberty was for it to be a light house

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Getting to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Downtown

Getting to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Downtown

  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Downtown 89 South Street Seaport, Pier 16, NY, NY 10038
  • Closest Subway Fulton Street
  • Closest Bus Stop See map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops Stop 14 on Downtown Route

Opening Times

January – March
Daily: 10:00am – 3:00pm.

April – December
Daily: 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm

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