A New York City Cruise for Sightseeing
There’s so much to do and see on the streets of Manhattan it can be easy to forget that it’s an island – and a very unique way to appreciate the sights of this incredible city is on a New York water tour.
Take a New York City cruise for sightseeing and you’ll see amazing views of the Big Apple’s world-famous skyline. New York cruises are also a great chance to relax and give your feet a rest after all those hours exploring the city on your own – sit back on a New York cruise, take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo ops and enjoy your unforgettable New York experience!
New York Dinner Cruises
Plan a dinner cruise around Manhattan Island to commemorate your trip to New York, celebrate a special occasion – even take over the entire boat for your private event – or make any evening a special occasion by taking a New York dinner cruise!
Many dinner cruises around New York City offer live music and dancing – so you can glide across the dance floor as the boat glides along the Hudson River!
Combine the relaxation of a night out with this exceptional way to check out the sights of New York – you’ll see the city lights as your New York dinner cruise travels along the water, offering stunning views of the famous skyline from a unique perspective.
Sit at a window table or take a stroll on deck during your New York dinner cruise and catch breathtaking nighttime views of such well-known sights as the Chrysler Building and the Statue of Liberty.
And if you can’t arrange time for a New York dinner cruise during your visit, many boats also offer brunch and lunch cruises regularly throughout most of the year.
For more than 60 years, Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises have taken passengers around all or part of Manhattan – over 60 million people have taken a ride on the Hornblower!
There are several different Hornblower cruises to choose from, and they all offer terrific up-close-and-personal views of the New York City skyline along with fascinating historical information about the city from seasoned tour guides.
The 3-Hour Full Island New York City Cruise travels all the way around Manhattan Island; on this Hornblower New York cruise you’ll cover three rivers, seven bridges, all five boroughs and 25 famous landmarks.
The 2-Hour Semi-Circle New York City Cruise covers mid and lower Manhattan – enjoy the ride down the Hudson River, then cruise around the Battery to the East River, under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges and experience close-up views of the United Nations and Statue of Liberty. The Harbor Lights Cruise is a 2-hour sunset cruise that follows the same path as the Semi-Circle Cruise- this New York Hornblower cruise provides stunning evening views of the skyline and other city sights.
The 75-Minute Liberty Cruise rides south on the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty, and you’ll also see Ellis Island, the skyscrapers of downtown Financial Center, including the Freedom Tower, being built on the site of the World Trade Center.
Feeling adventurous? Well, for those who enjoy speed, there’s a Hornblower New York cruise: the Beast Speedboat Ride, where you’ll ride for 30 thrill-filled minutes in a custom-built off-shore racing power boat that zooms up to 45 mph down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty.
Tickets for all cruises can be purchased at a number of locations, including Pier 83, the Times Square Visitors Center and the NY SKYRIDE at the Empire State Building.
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