Governors Island
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  • New York: Harbor Lights Night Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    1. New York: Harbor Lights Night Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    Experience New York at sunset on a 2-hour cruise of the harbor, and take in all the sights and lights of Manhattan aboard a climate-controlled boat. Grab your friends, family and coworkers - or even a totally random stranger - and embark on an unforgettable journey of the harbor with "Lady Liberty" keeping watch! With a drink in your hand, purchased from the fully stocked bar, feel the breeze on your face and be mesmerized by the shimmering skyline. Get endless photo opportunities to make you an Instagram star as you sail past legendary attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and get perfect views of the Freedom Tower - One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Pier 54 (Titanic Pier), Battery Park and more. See where millions of immigrants were processed when they arrived in America at Ellis Island, cruise past Governors Island, the South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge. Get ...

    Very easy to get there. Professional, kind and helpful staff. On time. Beautiful views and easy ti take photos. Very clean and perfectly organize sitting areas. I will recommend to my friends. Thanks,

  • NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    2. NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    See the iconic sights of New York City with a helicopter flight over Manhattan. Depart from Downtown Manhattan or Westchester, avoid the traffic, and look on as the Big Apple’s famous skyline appears below you. Be amazed by aerial views of iconic landmarks that may include Central Park, Yankee Stadium (if there’s no game on), the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, depending on the option selected. Admire skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.

  • New York City: Champagne and Cheese Pairing Cruise

    3. New York City: Champagne and Cheese Pairing Cruise

    Hop onboard a 1920s-style yacht and be seated at your private table in the grand salon. Set sail along the shore of Lower Manhattan, admiring iconic landmarks including One World Trade Center, the Financial District, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. As you sail, enjoy a self-guided tasting session of 3 sophisticated Champagnes, paired with 3 artisan cheeses. You can also head outside to the leisure deck to snap unforgettable photos for your vacation album and get a better view of the iconic New York skyline.

    Great tour, definitely recommend it. You get a bit of everything with the cheese/champagne and sightseeing boat ride. Staff was great and friendly. For someone who hates crowded tourist attractions and tours, this was a great experience.

  • New York City Bus, Boat and Walking Tour

    4. New York City Bus, Boat and Walking Tour

    See the best of New York City on sightseeing tours by bus and boat. In addition, enjoy a walk through the Financial Center to Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange. A live tour guide will enhance your experience with commentary on this 5-hour program. The Staten Island ferry ensures breathtaking views of the New York City and New Jersey skylines. Take in views of world-famous landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island and more.

    Charming, nicely paced, and lots of information - especially if you're into movie history.

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What people are saying about Governors Island

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 683 reviews

Very easy to get there. Professional, kind and helpful staff. On time. Beautiful views and easy ti take photos. Very clean and perfectly organize sitting areas. I will recommend to my friends. Thanks,

The best views of NYC and Jersey City!! The tour guide performed an excellent narrative of the story of NYC throughout the tour. Highly recommended!!

Took my two young daughters to New York for girls trip and this was a highlight. It was easy to book, guide was wonderful. Views spectacular.

Excellent tour! Sat in back with chairs facing backwards for amazing views!

First time doing this tour and it was fabulous! Would do it again