The Best of NYC Cruise is a relaxed and refreshing cruise as you discover the secrets of New York City. You'll circumnavigate Manhattan Island and see all 5 boroughs, 3 rivers, 20 bridges, plus up-close views of the Statue of Liberty.

Your guides are native New Yorkers who have been approved by the New York Historical Society.

Beverages, food, and souvenirs are available onboard.

Please Note: Seating on this cruise is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 13+):
$43.00
Child Rate
(Ages 3-12):
$36.00
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 2.5 hours
3:00 pm daily (Mid March to Mid March)
10:00 am & 1:30 pm daily (Mid March to Late May)
10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm daily (Late May to Early September)
10:00 am & 1:30 pm daily (Early September through October)
Arrive for check-in at least 30 minutes before cruise departure time.

Tour does not include hotel pick up; the convenient boarding location will be on your E-Ticket.  The ship is handicap-accessible by either a manual wheelchair or scooter by ramp.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • Consistent with NYC regulations (subject to change), these tours require passengers to present proof of vaccination prior to boarding. All passengers age 5 and over must show valid proof of at least two COVID-19 vaccination shots (except for those who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine). The proof may be a vaccine card, a picture of your valid card, the NYC COVID Safe App, the Excelsior Pass app or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S. but all proof must be accompanied by a valid ID. There are no exceptions for medical or religious reasons. Children under 5 are exempt; children between 5 and 17 must have proof but are not required to have a valid ID.
  • A negative COVID test (PCR, rapid) cannot be used as substitute for proof of vaccination.
  • Finally, when passengers are inside the cabin and not eating or drinking, they must wear masks.

 

What You'll See

  • Statue of Liberty
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Empire State Building
  • Gracie Mansion
  • United Nations Headquarters
  • Yankee Stadium
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Chrysler Building
  • High Line
  • Ellis Island
  • South Street Seaport

 

Important Notes

  • All tours are narrated by professional guides in English
  • Indoor and outdoor seating are available and all sightseeing boats are climate controlled
  • Smoking is NOT permitted onboard the boats

 

Onboard Amenities

  • State-of-the-art boats come equipped with almost everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable cruise
  • Unparalleled Views - Pick a seat on the outdoor deck or enjoy the view from the huge panoramic windows in a temperature-controlled indoor cabin
  • Incredible Outdoor Deck - The best way to see NYC and Lady Liberty is "al fresco" - outside in the fresh air, enjoying the cool breezes and the warm sunshine. It doesn't get better than this!
  • Onboard Cafe - Freshly prepared menu of sandwiches, salads and snacks available to purchase. (Sorry - no outside food or drink may be brought onboard)
  • Refreshing Drinks - Enjoy a full bar serving up hot and cold beverages, beer, wine and cocktails. (Sorry - no outside food or drink may be brought onboard)
  • Free WiFi - No need to wait to upload your favorite photos and selfies!

 

Tour does not include hotel pick up; the convenient boarding location will be on your E-Ticket.  The ship is handicap-accessible by either a manual wheelchair or scooter by ramp.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

5 / 5
Anyone who has not taken this cruise should do so.
5 / 5
yes i would reccomend tour
5 / 5
Very beautiful ride and education about NYC . I did this tour at least 15 times. I take all my visitors on this tour.
5 / 5
Bring friends from all over the world to tae this tour.
5 / 5
Very imformtative, interesting cruise
5 / 5
Very well done. We all enjoyed and learned a lot.
5 / 5
we enjoyed the entire experience.
4 / 5
All good
4 / 5
good cruise except booking a specifc time was not honoured
2 / 5
boat ride was great. not taking my coupons poor.

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