New York City – Twilight cruise

New York Harbor tour at night

Have you ever wondered what the perfect end to a day of sightseeing in New York City could be? We recommend the New York City Twilight cruise on the Hudson River. The boat will take you for a cruise along the New York City skyline, past many of NYC’s famous skyscrapers as you can look out over the water and watch the sun go down. This is a truly breathtaking experience that we highly recommend!

Highlights of the cruise

The 90-minute New York City Twilight cruise is the perfect way to start your night or the ultimate way to end your day of sightseeing. Experience the magic of New York City at sunset during this your cruise along the Manhattan skyline.

We recommend doing the tour when it’s still warm outside. Doing this tour during the winter months is not quite as fun! The boat you are riding on is a ferry boat which means that it’s kind of loud and not very comfortable to sit on for 1.5 hours. When it’s cold and you can’t go onto the upper deck we recommend one of the other cruises.

As you gracefully cruise past the famous landmarks, New York City comes to life with thousands of lights illuminating the iconic skyline. As the sun sets, the Manhattan skyline is transformed into a romantic and vibrant visual display you won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

This tour will make sure you get to see the City from a completely different and unique perspective. The twilight cruise is the perfect starter to a memorable evening in New York! Enjoy the great view of Manhattan skyline including Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the famous Brooklyn Bridge. your guide will point out the sights, offering facts and interesting information about each landmark. This tour is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic evening or for a family looking for something a little different.

Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Skyscrapers in New York at Night

Schedule / Hours of operation

The cruise starts daily at 6:00 pm

Where to get on board?

This tour departs from the conveniently located Pier 78 on West 38th Street. It’s walking distance from Times Square.

Book tickets for the twilight cruise

You can book your seats in advance and take your tickets with you to the pier. There is one additional advantage: the tour operator often offers additional discounts when booking online!

Profilbild Steffen Kneist
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