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New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

1. New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

Take a 60-minute cruise to enjoy views of famous landmarks on the Manhattan skyline during a New York City sunset. Depart from Pier 36 right under the Brooklyn Bridge and travel toward South Street Seaport and Battery Park. Watch the sunset behind the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Get up close to within 100-feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for the most incredible photos opportunities as the sunsets. Admire views of One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, and more. While aboard, make the most of the full cash bar with snacks and drinks available to purchase.

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From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

2. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. The flight is approximately 25-30 minutes long.

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New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

3. New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan on a harbor cruise of the Hudson River. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous 360-degree views of the island from the open decks or glassed-in back-deck observatory. Marvel at the 1920s style décor of the boat, and take in stunning views of sights, including Battery Park and the South Street Seaport. Gaze at the towering monuments of the Financial District and sail past Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Cruise the Hudson River and enjoy views of Manhattan's skyline.

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NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

4. NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht, the Manhattan, while listening to live jazz music on a 1.5-hour cruise. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous views of the New York skyline while enjoying a live jazz band which will play everything from classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington, to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves, and hits from today! The band does take requests, so please ask for your favorite, as they may very well know it! During your cruise, see many famous buildings and sights, including Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. An alcoholic drink is included to enjoy as you soak up the surrounding sights and the sounds.

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Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night

5. Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night

Take a nighttime bus tour of New York and see how the city comes alive after dark. Sit back and relax on the bus as your accompanying guide provides you with facts and interesting stories about the famous landmarks you’ll pass. Enjoy nighttime views of famous places that may include Times Square, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, the Empire State Building, Little Italy, and the Brooklyn Bridge, depending on the option selected. Feel the ambiance of the metropolis known as The City That Never Sleeps.

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New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

6. New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

Experience the most stylish means of viewing a New York sunset by sailing aboard the Schooner America 2.0. While sailing you will be treated to an alcoholic drink of your choice by an exceptional crew, as you watch the warm rays of the sun sink peacefully into the horizon. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city with your favorite companions when you board this 105-foot, 1800s-style vessel, America 2.0. She's perfect for romantic outings, entertaining friends from out of town, or just relaxing. This is sure to be an event you’ll want to experience again. Glide peacefully through the waters of the New York Harbor on the most relaxing, beautiful, and romantic excursion in the city. During your trip, take in the majestic colors of the sunset surrounding New York Harbor's skyline and iconic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island. Heading south from Chelsea Piers and down the Hudson River to Battery Park, the schooner will pass by Ellis Island and sail out to the Statue of Liberty. Wind and time permitting, she will head toward Governors Island and breeze by the Financial District.

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New York: Valentine's Day Sunset Cruise with Buffet Dinner

7. New York: Valentine's Day Sunset Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Show your love to your partner with a romantic Valentine's Day cruise at sunset in NYC. Relish a buffet dinner, and make a toast to your relationship with a glass of Champagne or wine. See some of the city's most famous landmarks as you go, and enjoy an onboard DJ with festive music. Seating is limited to 150 and there is an onboard cash bar should you wish to buy more drinks. The Valentine's Day buffet menu is as follows: • Champagne toast or Wine • Caesar Salad • Penne Rigate with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil • Baked Tilapia served in a White Wine Sauce • Chicken Francaise • Carving Board of Oven Roasted Pork Loin with Traditional Homemade Applesauce • Medley of Seasonal Fresh Vegetables • Oven Roasted Baby New Potatoes • Assorted Dinner Rolls and Sweet Butter • Chef's Selection of Valentines Desserts • Freshly Brewed Coffee and Herbal Tea

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NYC: Skyline at Night Van Tour with Transfer

8. NYC: Skyline at Night Van Tour with Transfer

Experience the incredible panoramic views from New York City's best-kept secret, New Jersey’s waterfront. See Manhattan's famous skyline comes to life during the twilight hours, with millions of lights flickering all around you. Be introduced to the city of Frank Sinatra, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empty Sky Memorial. Take photos of the dazzling sights while you let yourself be swept up in a journey through history. Then, tickle your palate with one of America’s best and well-known pastries at Carlo’s Bakery. Discover how the bake shop entered the spotlight on the TV show “Cake Boss.”

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New York: City Lights Cruise

9. New York: City Lights Cruise

Climb aboard a tall ship replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America's industry more than a century ago. Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Explore the spacious and comfortable decks with ample seating, a full bar, and a raised quarter deck that allows for unparalleled views of the city and its harbor. Order a drink from the full on-deck bar, sit back and relax, or help the crew raise the sails and take a turn at the helm on this idyllic cruise. This tour is the perfect way to begin or enhance any weekend and enjoy drinks out on the water at night. Feel the beat of the live DJ as you see the world's most famous skyline light up the night.

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New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

10. New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

Experience a New York City sunset from the water on this evening sightseeing sail past some of the borough's waterside landmarks. Climb aboard a beautiful 80-foot Adirondack for a peaceful, picturesque sail away from the concrete and noise of the city. Enjoy an illuminated view of the spectacular New York City skyline and the many famous sights along the way. Admire the beautiful Battery Park, the 20-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, where artillery has been stationed over the centuries. Sail past Ellis Island, the immigrant doorway to America from 1892 to 1954. Take in a unique of New York's famous Statue of Liberty, a French gift that arrived in New York harbor in 1885 and has come to represent our nation's freedom and ideals. During the course of your sail, enjoy a complimentary alcoholic drink and take in the elegance of this unique sailing tour.

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What people are saying about New York City

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based on 663 reviews

Just an amazing experience, the team made it real easy and a comfortable process. The staff was awesome. They really accommodated for me under the circumstances which made my night that much better! Thank you !!!

Wonderful sunset cruise! City and Statue of Liberty was stunning as the sun set and lights came on. Boat was great! All windows so no bad seat. Enclosed so no cold wind. Worth the money!

Great experience! Pilot was personable, and our son got to ride up front. We got some awesome photos and videos. Would definitely recommend!

Daniel was our guide and he was amazing. He’s very knowledgeable and my sons and I learned so much. I highly recommend this tour.

Very romantic! Loved the jazz music and atmosphere! The nighttime view of NYC and Lady Liberty weren’t too bad either!