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NYC Attractions and Sights to See

Tourists visiting New York City have a staggering number of options for sightseeing, whether they are visiting for a single day or a long weekend. The long list of iconic things to do in NYC includes visiting Manhattan points of interest like skyscrapers and parks as well as traveling on the city streets, underground, and by water. Some of the most impressive NYC attractions are visible from the waters of New York Harbor, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. At Liberty Cruise NYC, we offer popular boat tours that are the best way to see these New York City sights, and when you book online with us, you’ll get the best value on our sightseeing packages and boat tours.

Top NYC Attractions to See from Our Tour Boats

Our boat tours depart from the Pier 36 (299 South St), New York, NY 10002, just northwest of the Financial District, venturing into New York Harbor to give you the most exciting views of the Big Apple. You’ll see memorable sights including Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the impressive Manhattan skyline. Ellis Island is where immigrants began their adventure in America during the 20th century, and now, this island is officially a part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The Manhattan skyline includes the new World Trade Center, the buildings making up the Financial District, and many more prominent downtown Manhattan attractions. And the Brooklyn Bridge has been an iconic landmark in NYC since 1883. But of course, perhaps the most iconic sight in all of New York is the Statue of Liberty, which you’ll be able to see as our tour boat passes by. Take a selfie with Lady Liberty or just look up and admire the view of her from the water as you listen to our expert guides tell of the statue’s history.

Why Take One of Our Boat Tours?

More than 2 million satisfied customers have chosen Liberty Cruise NYC to help them see the New York City sights, and when you book your boat tour or package with us, you’ll see why. Our cruises last 1hr 15min (or 2hr if you choose Liberty Cruise Select), and tours depart several times each day: Just choose the time that’s best for you. Our boats have experienced naval crews committed to giving you the best touring experience possible on New York Harbor. Native guides aboard the boats deliver entertaining and informative narrative programs throughout the tours so you’ll learn as you see the sights.

How to Book Your Tickets for the Best Price

To get the most out of a NYC vacation, seeing all of the landmarks and experiencing all of the iconic things to do in NYC, buy tickets for one of our tours online before your trip. Buying tickets in advance online can save you up to 50 percent, and you can use them up to twenty-four months after your purchase. Just print out the email with your voucher number and take it with you to New York City, or simply show the mobile voucher to our staff at the pier. You’ll then be off on the tour of a lifetime in no time!

Visiting New York on a weekend? Check out our NYC Weekend Sightseeing Guide