About CitySightseeing Cruise Midtown
Getting out onto the waters of New York Harbor will give you a truly different perspective on the city. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how the harbor waters have shaped the destiny of Manhattan, which became a global center of commerce and culture in large part because of its unique geographical position where the Hudson and East rivers come together.
The City Sightseeing Cruise Midtown will take you from the West Side of Manhattan down the majestic Hudson to Manhattan’s tip, before turning up the East River and traveling as far as the United Nations. Along the way, you’ll have great views of some of the city’s most iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge, South Street Seaport and the Chrysler Building.
Narrating this spectacular passage around New York are knowledgeable, experienced guides who will fill you in on the history of what you’re seeing, with a unique local perspective. These local folks are eager to share their trove of knowledge about the workings of the city and the harbor.
All around you, the diverse traffic of the city’s harbor will be in full sight, including ferries, pleasure craft, historic sailing vessels, Coast Guard boats, police patrols, cruise ships, and even the occasional kayak. It’s a spectacular waterborne ballet, and you’ll be right in the thick of it.
VIP Access Pass
Purchase a VIP Access Pass ticket and you will have the benefit of priority boarding and the flexibility to board other affiliated double decker buses.
Approximately 90 minutes
Arrive 20-30 minutes before boarding time; tours fill up on a first-come, first-served basis. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
Did you know?
The United Nations Headquarters building, designed by renowned modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer and completed in 1952, may be in New York City, but the land it sits on is under the sole administration of the U.N., thanks to a treaty agreement with the U.S. government.
The East River is not really a river at all, but rather a tidal strait that connects Upper New York Harbor with the Long Island Sound.
This is a great tour for anyone who wants to breathe some fresh air, see the city’s iconic skyline from a panoramic perspective, and learn some fascinating New York history.
Good for kids?
Kids will love being out on the water and seeing the wide variety of boats that zip around the island of Manhattan, not to mention the helicopters landing at riverside heliports. They’ll also gain a new appreciation for just how important the waterfront is to New York’s hustle and bustle.
CitySightseeing Cruise Midtown Location Information:
Pier 78 located at 38th St. and 12th Ave. (Hudson River)
New York, NY
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority Bus Terminal. Connect to westbound M42 bus.