Sightseeing in New York City - Water Tours

Sightseeing in New York City Water Tours
New York Water Tours

New York Water Tours

New York Water Tours

New York water tours are perfect for those NYC travelers who'd like to spend a quiet, leisurely afternoon or evening exploring the harbors of New York City. Whether you're looking for a short jaunt across the Hudson River or an unhurried circumnavigation of Manhattan, you're sure to find what you're looking for.

One of our favorite New York water tours is the New York Sailing Experience by Manhattan by Sail. This fun and wheelchair-accessible NYC water tour allows guests to bring picnic lunches and provides them with access to a full bar. Widely regarded as one of the best water tours in NYC, the New York Sailing Experience has been praised by InStyle Weddings, The New York Times, Time Out New York, and Bridal Guide Magazine, just to name a few.

New York water tours are a great way to explore this city's beauty. You can often find NYC tour discounts so that you can save a little on your stay!

Seastreak Sightseeing Cruise

Seastreak Sightseeing Cruise

Family Friendly NY Water Tours

Looking for more fun NY water tours? Check out the Seastreak Sightseeing Cruise. On this family-friendly NY water tour, you'll enjoy stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and famous NYC attractions such as:

. . . and more! You'll also enjoy a full cash bar and, if you book the Summer Sunset Cruise, family-friendly live entertainment. While food is not offered on the Seastreak Sightseeing Cruise, you're welcome to bring your own picnic lunches (no outside alcohol is permitted). It's a wonderful way to spend the day!

Beautiful Tours During The Sunset

Beautiful Tours During The Sunset

NY Water Tours by Classic Harbor Line

Got an adventurous spirit? Want to explore New York City from the water? Take a New York Classic Harbor Line Cruise! All New York Classic Harbor Line Cruises offer gorgeous views of the New York City skyline, with most cruises passing beneath all 18 of Manhattan's bridges. New York water tours by Classic Harbor Line typically last between 90 and 165 minutes. Here's one of our favorites:

  • Statue and Skyline Cruise by Classic Harbor Line: The Statue & Skyline Cruise by Classic Harbor Line is a 90-minute guided NY water tour of Manhattan. Unlike most water tours in NYC, this Classic Harbor Line cruise limits the number of guests to about 12 per voyage, so as to keep the group sociable and intimate. A full cash bar is available (one glass of champagne is provided to guests free of charge). Among other things, you'll get to see Battery Park, South Street Seaport, the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

Want more New York water tours to choose from? Keep reading below!

NYCTourist Travel Info
  Tour Info Price
1.
Jetty Jumpers NYC

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Price
$150.00 Details
2.
Rockaway Jet Ski

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Price
$30.00 Details
3.
American Princess Cruises

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Price
$45.00 Details
4.
NYC Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Price
$45.00 Details
5.
NY Harbor Cruise

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Price
$40.00 Details
6.
Brooklyn Past & Present Waterfront Tour

ActiveFamily FriendlyScenicHistoricArtsyHoliday FunSportsCulturalMuseumBroadwayNightlifeNYC SightsRomanticShoppingTV and MoviesCentral Park
Price
$54.00 Details
7.
Sunset Cruise from Brooklyn

ActiveFamily FriendlyScenicHistoricArtsyHoliday FunSportsCulturalMuseumBroadwayNightlifeNYC SightsRomanticShoppingTV and MoviesCentral Park
Price
$44.00 Details
8.
New York Water Taxi Tours

ActiveFamily FriendlyScenicHistoricArtsyHoliday FunSportsCulturalMuseumBroadwayNightlifeNYC SightsRomanticShoppingTV and MoviesCentral Park
Price
$25.00 Details
9.
Statue & Skyline Cruise by Classic Harbor Line

ActiveFamily FriendlyScenicHistoricArtsyHoliday FunSportsCulturalMuseumBroadwayNightlifeNYC SightsRomanticShoppingTV and MoviesCentral Park
Price
$40.00 Details
10.
Chaufferred Tours of the Big Apple

ActiveFamily FriendlyScenicHistoricArtsyHoliday FunSportsCulturalMuseumBroadwayNightlifeNYC SightsRomanticShoppingTV and MoviesCentral Park
Price
$199.00 Details
See The Skyline After Dark

See The Skyline After Dark

New York Water Tours After Dark

Night owl? Don't worry! There are plenty of opportunities to sail around New York after dark. Here are two New York water tours best experienced at night:

  • City Lights Cruise by Classic Harbor Line: On the City Lights Cruise by Classic Harbor Line, you'll enjoy complimentary refreshments and stunning views of the glittering Manhattan skyline. Picnic dinners are welcome. What better way to escape the frenzied pace of the city than with a glass of champagne and a relaxing NYC cruise on a warm summer evening?
  • 4th of July Fireworks Cruise by Seastreak: If you're fortunate enough to be in New York City on the 4th of July, be sure to reserve your place on the Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise by Seastreak. You'll begin your cruise in Highlands, New Jersey. After sailing around Manhattan, you'll settle in with snacks and drinks for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Show. As you'd expect, the view from the water is spectacular!

Find the perfect NYC tour for your next vacation!

Downtown Bus and Water Tours in NYC

Downtown Bus and Water Tours in NYC

Downtown Bus and Water Tours in NYC

If you'd like to tour NYC by water, but you'd also like to see popular Manhattan sights up close, you might consider booking the Downtown Bus Tour + NY Waterway Cruise by CitySights. When you opt for this NYC tour package, you'll get 24 hours of access to all CitySights double-decker sightseeing buses, along with a 90-minute New York Harbor cruise. All the best New York City attractions await you!

The best thing about this combo NY tour package is the wide range of possibilities it affords you. Whether you'd like to visit Rockefeller Center, climb the Statue of Liberty, or view Manhattan from the top of the Empire State Building, the Downtown Bus Tour + NY Waterway Cruise will provide you with all the opportunities you need. Rest assured you'll get your money's worth!