Circle Line Sightseeing New York

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

“The World’s Most Famous Boat Ride, Year-Round”

Since 1945, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has hosted over 60 million passengers in New York. Today, Circle Line is the only cruise line dedicated exclusively to sightseeing, with vessels made of steel and over-sized glass windows that offer magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline, all year round. Owned and operated by New York Cruise Lines Inc., New York’s oldest and largest provider of scheduled and chartered sightseeing and special event cruises, Circle Line is recognized as one of the most famous boat rides in the world.

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Circle Line Sightseeing New York

Address:

Pier 83, 42nd Street and 12th Avenue

New York, NY 10036

Between 42nd Street and 12th Avenue

P. 212-630-8885

C. Gina Kelly: Senior Group Sales Manager

E. Groups@circleline42.com

W. Circle Line Sightseeing New York 

Circle Line operates 364 days a year, however availability for groups, schools and camps may be limited seasonally. Contact us for schedules and availability.

All tours are narrated by professional guides. Food and snacks are available for purchase onboard.

Cruises depart from Pier 83 W.42nd Street & 12th Avenue. Click for directions 

It is not necessary to select a time or date when you purchase your tickets. Cruise vouchers are valid for any date* and time. Please refer to the cruise schedule for available departures. Please bring your voucher to the ticket window and exchange it for a boarding pass. Allow yourself 45 minutes for ample ticketing and boarding time.

*Voucher is valid for 1 year.

**Child tickets are available for ages 3-12. Children 0-2 cruise for Free.

Note that there are occasions when the Full Island cruise cannot fully circumnavigate the island due to high tides but there will always be a tour going out at the scheduled time. If you need more information regarding this please call our hotline at 212-563-3200.

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Sightseeing Tour Options

Sightseeing Tour Options 

All Circle Line vessels offer first-class service, the best viewing opportunities and an entertaining, informative tour given by professional guides.

Depart on Circle Line’s most popular cruise year round and discover Manhattan like the great explorers. Take in over 101 city sights, including a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty and:

Cruise Duration: 2.5 Hours (approx.)

  • The Octagon
  • Randall’s Island
  • High Bridge Park
  • Columbia University
  • Harlem
  • Gracie Mansion
  • South Street Seaport
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Yankee Stadium
  • The Cloisters
  • Grant’s Tomb
  • The Little Red Lighthouse And more!

Experience the grandeur of midtown and lower Manhattan. Witness magnificent views of the world’s premier skyline and a “close encounter” of the best kind with the Statue of Liberty. The Circle Line passes every sight two times, making this cruise ideal for getting just the “right” photo of your favorite landmarks, including:

Cruise Duration: 1.5 Hours (approx.)

  • USS Intrepid Pier
  • Hoboken Pier
  • Pier 54 (Titanic Pier)
  • Newport Center
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
  • Battery Park
  • The Museum Of Jewish Heritage
  • Ellis Island
  • Wall Street
  • South Street Seaport and Museum
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Chrysler Building
  • Empire State Building
  • World Financial Center
  • United Nations

The fastest and best way to see the Statue of Liberty! Sail down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back, viewing such sights as Ellis Island, the historic immigration center, the rising Freedom Tower, and the World Financial Center, along the way. Each of our cruise options includes a close look at the Statue of Liberty.

Cruise Duration: 1 Hour (approx.)

For something a bit more romantic, set sail on the same route as the Semi-Circle Cruise as the sun sets and the skyline comes alive at night. Cruise down the Hudson, around the Battery, up the East River, and back to the 42nd Street Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises pier. Along the way, witness the world’s premier skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty, and a host of sights, including:

Cruise Duration: 1.5 Hours (approx.)

  • USS Intrepid Pier
  • Hoboken Pier Pier 54 (Titanic Pier)
  • Newport Center
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
  • Battery Park
  • The Museum Of Jewish Heritage
  • Ellis Island
  • Wall Street
  • South Street Seaport and Museum
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Chrysler Building And more!

The BEAST is done for the season but will be back in May 2014. Please check back for details. Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes the Beast leaves all others in its wake as the Captain takes this custom-built 70-foot offshore racing powerboat up to 45 mph on a ride down to the Statue of Liberty. (Children must be 40”/100cm.)

All tours are narrated by professional guides. Food and snacks are available for purchase onboard.

Cruises depart from Pier 83 W.42nd Street & 12th Avenue. Click for directions 

It is not necessary to select a time or date when you purchase your tickets. Cruise vouchers are valid for any date* and time. Please refer to the cruise schedule for available departures. Please bring your voucher to the ticket window and exchange it for a boarding pass. Allow yourself 45 minutes for ample ticketing and boarding time.

*Voucher is valid for 1 year.

**Child tickets are available for ages 3-12. Children 0-2 cruise for Free.

Note that there are occasions when the Full Island cruise cannot fully circumnavigate the island due to high tides but there will always be a tour going out at the scheduled time. If you need more information regarding this please call our hotline at 212-563-3200.

 

School and Camp Trips

Camps & Schools Sight Seeing

CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING COOL FIELD DAYS

Treat your class or camp group to a fun and fascinating Circle Line Field Trip!

Our knowledgeable tour guides will point out New York’s famous landmarks and teach them facts about New York’s history in a way that captures their attention. They can even customize their narration to your group’s interests and age levels. Choose from our Classic Full Island Cruise, our Liberty Cruise (upgrade to 90-minute cruise available) or our BEAST Speedboat Ride at affordable school and camp rates.

School Groups

Field trips available for school groups of all ages, with the ability to customize narration to your group’s interests and age levels. Private charters and events are also available for fundraisers, Proms, Senior Outings and more.

Summer Camp Groups

Cruises are available for camp groups of all ages, with the ability to customize narration to your group’s interests and age levels. And don’t miss the BEAST… New York’s very own thrill ride. Your captain, will take you for a wet n’ wild ride through the New York harbor. Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you’ll be soaring past the skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45mph. We’ll stop for a close-up of the Statue of Liberty where you’ll have a quick photo-op.

CIRCLE LINE FIELD TRIP TOURS AVAILABLE

90 MINUTE LIBERTY CRUISE

90-Minute Liberty Cruise Treat your class or camp group to a fun and fascinating Circle Line Field Trip where exploring is never boring. Our knowledgeable tour guide will customize their narration to your group’s interest and age levels. Hop onboard for a quick and inspirational harbor cruise.

Schedule

  • Cruises are available from April 28th to October 31st ( Mon, Wed & Fri)

Price

  • Grades K-12 & Chaperones $10.00

Time

  • Board 10:30am
  • Sail 11:00am
  • Return 12:15/12:30pm

FULL CIRCLE CRUISE

Full Island Cruise Enjoy a relaxed and refreshing Full Island Cruise as you discover the secrets of the city. You’ll circumnavigate Manhattan Island and see it all: 3 rivers 7 major bridges 5 boroughs 25+ world renowned landmarks Magnificent close-ups of the Statue of Liberty Discover Manhattan like the great explorers and see the city and the outer boroughs via the water.

Schedule

  • Cruises are available April 28th to October 31st ( Tues & Thurs.)

Price

  • Grades K-12 & Chaperones $12.00

Time

  • Board 10:00am
  • Sail 10:30am
  • Return 1:30pm

THE BEAST SPEEDBOAT

The Beast Speedboat Don’t miss the BEAST… New York’s very own thrill ride. Your captain, will take you for a wet n’ wild ride through the New York harbor. Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you’ll be soaring past the skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45mph. We’ll stop for a close-up of the Statue of Liberty where you’ll have a quick photo-op. It’s a pure thrill!

Schedule

  • Available May- September (Mon-Fri)

Price

  • Adult/ Chaperone: $12.00
  • Grades K-6: $10.00
  • Grades 7-12: $12.00

Time

  • 1st Cruise:Board 9:30am/Sail 10:00am/Return 10:30am
  • 2nd Cruise: Board 10:30am/Sail 11:00am/Return 11:30am
  • 3rd Cruise:Board 11:30am/Sail 12:00pm/Return 12:30pm
  • 4th Cruise: Board 12:30pm/Sail 1:00pm/Return 1:30pm

 

NYC Combo Packages

 Circle Line + The Beast Ride the BEAST!

Get the best of both worlds…enjoy afully narrated sightseeing cruise and then speed around the harbor at up to 45 miles an hour on the BEAST Speedboat Ride. A ton of fun and a really great value!

Price: (May-September) Adult/ Chaperone: $22.00 Grades K-6: $19.50 Grades 7-12: $22.00

Celebrity Cruise Package

Celebrity Cruise Package Enjoy breathtaking views of the skyline aboard Circle Line or the Beast then mix, mingle and rub elbows with an exceptional showcase of incredibly lifelike wax celebrities. In the heart of Times Square, discover world renowned Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum…a veritable who’s who of entertainment, music, sports, politics and world history. An amazing experience.

Pricing:

  • Madame Tussauds + 3 Hour Cruise (April-October) Chaperone: $37.00 Grades K-6: $31.00 Grades 7-12: $31.00
  • Madame Tussauds + 90 Minute Cruise (April-October) Chaperone: $35.00 Grades K-6: $29.00 Grades 7-12: $29.00
  • Madame Tussauds+ The Beast (May-September) Chaperone: $37.00 Grades K-6: $29.00 Grades 7-12: $31.00

Sail-a-bration

Sail-a-bration Treat your class or camp group to a fun and fascinating Circle Line Field Trip where exploring is never boring. Our knowledgeable tour guide will customize their narration to your group’s interest and age levels. Hop onboard a Circle Line cruise or Beast Speedboat ride and then visit the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid containing historic aircraft, films and memorabilia, as well as the submarine Growler and the famous Concorde.

Pricing:

  • Intrepid + Full Island Cruise (April-October) Adult/ Chaperone: $30.50 Grades K-6: $25.50 Grades 7-12: $25.50
  • Intrepid + 90-Minute Cruise (April-October) Adult/ Chaperone: $28.50 Grades K-6: $23.50 Grades 7-12: $23.50
  • Intrepid + The Beast (May-September) Adult/ Chaperone: $30.50 Grades K-6: $23.50 Grades 7-12: $25.50

Cruise the Empire

Cruise the Empire Pricing:

  • Empire State Building + Full Island Cruise (April-October) Adult/ Chaperone: $29.00 Grades K-6: $25.00 Grades 7-12: $29.00
  • Empire State Building + 90-Minute Cruise (April-October) Adult/ Chaperone: $27.00 Grades K-6: $23.00 Grades 7-12: $25.00
  • Empire State Building + The Beast (May-September) Adult/ Chaperone:$29.00 Grades K-6: $23.00 Grades 7-12: $27.00

Ripley’s & Circle Line

Ripley’s & Circle Line Get the best of both worlds…enjoy a fully narrated Sightseeing Cruise or Beast Speedboat Ride and then head to Ripley’s Believe It or NOT ! In the heart of Times Square, Ripley’s offers the ultimate insight into the world of the odd and bizarre; featuring shrunken heads, a six-legged cow and countless astonishing artifacts.

Pricing:

  • Ripley’s + Full Island Cruise (April-October) Adult/ Chaperone: $34.00 Grades K-6: $29.00 Grades 7-12: $31.00
  • Ripley’s + 90-Minute Cruise (April-October) Adult/ Chaperone: $32.00 Grades K-6: $27.00 Grades 7-12: $29.00
  • Ripley’s + The Beast (May-September) Adult/ Chaperone: $34.00 Grades K-6: $27.00 Grades 7-12: $31.00

 

How to Book

Booking is Easy!

  1. Step 1 Call Circle Line at 1-877-338-2542 to check availability of your chosen date.
  2. Step 2 Download and send this inquiry form to us – please click here to download the $7.50 lunch order form and return with the inquiry form using any of the three methods below: – Via mail with your deposit check: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises – Sales Dept. Pier 83,W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036 – Via fax with your credit card details for the deposit: 1-877-338-4242 – Via email with your credit card details for the deposit groups@circleline42.com
  3. Step 3 We will email or fax you a confirmation of your booking.
  4. Step 4 The deposit will hold your scheduled date. Full payment is due two weeks prior to your trip.
  5. Step 5 Come along and enjoy!

DOWNLOADS YOU MAY NEED

Inquiry Form

Lunch Order Form

General Information Sheet

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