The Circle Line’s famed 2.5-hour guided circumnavigation of Manhattan Island is a fantastic way to get your bearings and see many of the city’s sights as you pass under its iconic bridges. It’s the only sightseeing cruise to circle the island, giving you unparalleled views of three rivers and all five boroughs. You’ll even pass within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Better get your camera ready! $43
Why settle for walking/bus tours in New York City when you could cruise the harbor on a boat tour? The upper deck of a yacht or rail of a sailboat offers some of the most incredible views in city, from the breathtaking skyline to glimpses of the legendary attractions. Plus, you won’t have to deal with packed subway cars or jammed streets. Better book your tickets ahead of time, though: locals and tourists alike will no doubt have some of these cruises, sunset sails and yacht parties on their list of can’t-miss things to do in the summer.