Circle Line: NYC Liberty Midtown Cruise from Pier 83

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises83 North River Piers West 42nd Street and, 12th AveNew York, NY 10036
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Experience NYC’s highlights with Circle Line's Liberty Midtown Cruise! Departing from Pier 83, enjoy breathtaking views of the skyline and up-close encounters with the Statue of Liberty. See landmarks like the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, and enjoy live commentary by Circle Line’s knowledgeable guides along the way. Book your seats today!

up to 5 hrs

Good To Know

  • Cruise duration is approximately 1 hour, offering a quick yet immersive experience of NYC's waterfront highlights.
  • Circle Line's boats feature temperature-controlled cabins with panoramic viewing windows, outdoor deck seating, complimentary WiFi, and an onboard cafe and bar.
  • A variety of food and drinks are available for purchase onboard.
  • Children under age 3 ride free. Please ask at the box office for an infant ticket.
  • Knowledgeable guides provide live commentary throughout the cruise, offering insights into NYC's landmarks and history.
  • Those who are prone to seasickness should consider taking proper precautions prior to and during the cruise.
  • Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled departure to obtain boarding passes and head through security.
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to scheduled cruise departure, and seating is on a first-come basis.


from Circle Line: Liberty Midtown Cruise
Embark on a thrilling one-hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise departing from Pier 83 in Midtown Manhattan. Enjoy stunning views of the NYC skyline and get up-close views of the Statue of Liberty as you cruise within just a few feet of this iconic landmark.

As you glide down the Hudson River, you'll witness numerous NYC highlights, including the historic Empire State Building, the Art Deco masterpiece of the Chrysler Building, the soaring One World Trade Center, the colossal Hudson Yards, and the innovative High Line Park.

Circle Line's state-of-the-art boats feature temperature-controlled interior cabins with extra-large windows for uninterrupted views. Alternatively, opt for outdoor seating on the deck to enjoy refreshing cool breezes and warm sunshine.

Onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, allowing you to share your selfies and experiences in real-time. Indulge in freshly-prepared sandwiches, salads, and snacks from the onboard cafe, or sip on refreshing drinks, including beer, wine, and cocktails, from the onboard bar (additional).

Sit back and relax as Circle Line's knowledgeable guides narrate the fascinating story of New York City, providing insightful details about each landmark you pass.

Tour Highlights:
  • Empire State Building
    Standing 1,250 feet tall, it held the title of the world's tallest building from 1931 until the completion of the World Trade Center in 1972.
  • Chrysler Building
    Adorned with classic Art Deco architecture, featuring gargoyles inspired by car ornaments and a spire modeled on a radiator grille.
  • High Line
    An extraordinary 1.45-mile-long elevated park, repurposed from an abandoned railroad section.
  • One World Trade Center
    The 1,776-foot "Freedom Tower" commemorates the Twin Towers and stands as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Statue of Liberty
    Standing at 305 feet tall, Lady Liberty has welcomed visitors since her gift to America from France in 1886.
  • Ellis Island
    The busiest US immigrant port processed over 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1954.

Please arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled departure time to obtain boarding passes at the box office and secure seating on the boat. Boarding will begin 30 minutes prior to departure.

Sightseeing Cruises sail rain or shine unless otherwise directed by the U.S. Coastguard.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Circle Line: Liberty Midtown Cruise

Where does the Circle Line: Liberty Midtown Cruise depart from?

The Circle Line: Liberty Midtown Cruise departs from Pier 83 in Midtown Manhattan at West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue.

When does boarding begin?

Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

When should I arrive for my cruise?

You should arrive 45 minutes to an hour prior to your scheduled departure to allow time for obtaining boarding passes and heading through security.

Can I bring my own food or drinks on board?

No outside food or beverages are allowed on board. However, they do have a full snack bar and beer, wine and cocktails available for purchase during the cruise.

What kind of food and drinks can I purchase on board?

Standard items include hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, an assortment of fresh sandwiches and salads, assorted breakfast items (during morning cruises), coffee/tea/soda/bottled water and a full bar including beer, wine and cocktails.

How long is the cruise?

The cruise lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Are the cruises appropriate for children?

Yes, this cruise is family friendly. Children must be accompanied by their parents at all times during the cruise. Children under age 3 and are free, but please ask for an infant ticket at the box office.

How close will the boat get to the Statue of Liberty?

All of the cruises sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to give you an amazing view.

Are the boats pet friendly?

Sorry, animals are not permitted on the Circle Line boats, except for certified service animals.

What language is the narration provided in?

Circle Line's guides narrate in English. Non-English-speaking guests can download Circle Line's complimentary Translation App on their smartphone devices from the Google Play Store or Apple Store. This app allows you to listen to a guided tour in the language of your choice during the cruise. Available languages include: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Chinese. This audio tour will automatically advance as the boat moves so all you have to do is select your language and press play. It only works while you’re moving on the water. Please bring your own headphones/earbuds, headsets are not provided.