Day Cruises in New York City

If you’re looking for a relaxing way to do some sightseeing in New York City, why not take a day cruise? NYC tourists love to take in the city’s sights on the water, as the experience often gives them a unique perspective on the city. While we offer a few different cruise options, all of them provide a great value and an unforgettable sightseeing experience. All of our day cruises in New York feature a live tour guide and convenient hop-off locations in case you want to explore on your own!

We offer multiple day cruises in New York with flexible departure times because we know that people may not want to commit to a firm itinerary right away. All of our boat departure times have been conscientiously scheduled to provide options for those who want to take daytime cruises. NYC tourists who are tight on time or who are visiting with packed schedules can breathe easy knowing that we offer several cruises with departures in the morning as well as during the afternoon.

Our Liberty Cruise Select tour is perfect for those want to take New York day cruises. When you choose this cruise, you’ll board a boat with three decks and be offered panoramic views of popular landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan Bridge, and the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll also see great sights such as Governors Island, Ellis Island, the Manhattan skyline, New Jersey, and Brooklyn Heights. Departing Monday through Friday at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, this tour is a great way to beat the lunch hour rush or take in your cruise during business hours. On Saturday and Sunday, we offer an additional evening departure time of 5:30 pm so that visitors who have become riveted by other New York attractions during the day can still experience a cruise on the water.

If you’re interested in having multiple departure options but would prefer a slightly shorter cruise, opt to buy tickets for our Liberty Cruise Express. On this cruise, tourists will board a two-deck boat and can expect to view Ellis Island and New Jersey as well as the Statue of Liberty and the enchanting Manhattan skyline. Set out at lunchtime on our noon cruise, or come a little later at 1:45 pm to experience our day boat rides. NYC visitors who come to the city on the weekend can also choose to take this cruise at 3:30 pm or 5 pm.

The Liberty Cruise Saver is another option to see popular New York City sights while on the water, including the beautiful skyline of Manhattan. Day cruises for this particular tour set out at noon Monday through Sunday. The cruise lasts one hour and 15 minutes, and you’ll be able to do some great sightseeing, taking in the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New Jersey, and the Manhattan skyline from the water. You’ll experience this tour on a two-deck boat and have the option to hop off at Liberty Harbor if you want to explore Jersey City.


If you’re a fan of New York City and being on the water, you simply can’t go wrong when you book a day cruise. NYC tourists hailing from all parts of the country and all over the world book tickets with Liberty Cruise NYC, and for good reason: Our online specials are too good to pass up! Buy tickets today to take advantage of our best prices on a variety of cruise routes.