New York and your eyes pop up to the spectacular sights like Statue of Liberty, World Trade Centre and a line of museums, don’t your! You can call it as the city of joy or a destination to mingle with different cultures amidst your sightseeing extravaganza there. But when it comes to the best way to experience the glorious sightseeing activities in the city, there is none better than cruises that will take you through the sea to the yachts of top Hollywood celebrities like Madonna, Sylvester Stallone and many others. So, when you come down to New York, do board the cruises here and soak in the buzzing atmosphere. We can help you select the cruise based on your ability to pay for the ride. Here comes the list of cruises that you can choose from.
Governor’s Island Ferry
One of the cheapest shuttles that will let you and your family roam around the beautiful city of New York, Governor’s Island Ferry will take you through the oasis of bike paths, mini golf and colorful arts, festivals and concerts galore. You can also visit Hammock Grove, Battery Maritime Building, among others. Charge, it’s just Rs 100-200 per individual, while you won’t have to pay anything for your kids with an age of 12 years and below.
Ikea Water Taxi
Doesn’t matter what the weather looks like, the yellow-coloured Ikea Water Taxi will take you for a spectacular view of the New York city by virtue of two levels- an enclosed bottom level and an open-air top level. The cost of ride stands at Rs 300-400 per individual from Monday to Friday, while it is free on Saturday and Sunday.
The Shark Speed Boat Thrill Ride
Come to this boat and experience high-speed ride with the people sitting there. It can run at a speed of as high as 35 miles per hour and can take you for a trip along the New York Harbour. The 30-minute thrilling ride will take out Rs 1,100-1,200 per individual from your pocket. If you have come with your children with an age of 3-12 years, you need to pay Rs 800-900 to let your kids sit in the cruise and enjoy the sun coming all the way down to the ship. However, your kids must have a height of 40 inches to be allowed an entry in the cruise.
Circle Line Landmark Cruise
Jump to the cruise and get yourself ready for a 360 degree view of the city by walking to Hudson, located in the southernmost tip of Manhattan, East River, Midtown and 42nd St. The one and a half-hour cruise ride will let you learn the local US history, landmarks of New York, as well as see the residences of Hollywood celebrities. However, don’t come to the cruise with toddlers as they may feel slightly restless there. As far as the price is concerned, it is Rs 1,600-1,700 per adult and Rs 1,200-1,300 per kid with an age of 3-12 years.
Circle Line Liberty Cruise
The cruise will let you sail through the water to listen some interesting facts about Statue of Liberty as well as World Trade Centre, Ellis Island Historic Immigration Centre by the professional guides in a 1-hour journey. The cruise, which departs from Pier 83 daily at 10 a.m., 2.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m., will cost you Rs 1,900-2,000 per individual and Rs 1,300-1,400 per child with an age of 3-12 years. However, there is no fee for kids with age under 3 years.
‘Get, Set and Go’ for a thrilling boat ride with Beast Speedboat, which runs at 45 miles per hour. Dazzle the sea, enjoy the music and interact with the people in a 30-minute thrilling ride via the cruise, which runs daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in hourly intervals. Cost of an adult and children with an age of 3-12 years is Rs 1,900-2,000 and Rs 1,500-1,600, respectively.
Manhattan By Sail
Your kids are set to become pirates when they take the seat in the old-school schooner cruises from Manhattan By Sail. You can choose from 2-way cool boats- Shearwater Classic Schooner and Clipper City Tall Ship. While the former patrolled the Chesapeake Bay during World War II, the latter is a 158-foot schooner with billowing white sails. The Shearwater leaves from North Cove Yacht Harbour at 12.30 p.m. and 2.35 p.m. daily, while the Clipper City departs from Slip 2 at The Battery at 2.15 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. daily. With a ride of one and a half hour, you can get a view of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. If you want to capture the nighttime views of New York, buy tickets for special sunset, twilight sails, harbour lights, etc.
Charge of Shearwater
Charge of Clipper City
Children- Rs 1,100-1,200
(Age of 2 years and below)
How to Book a Cruise Ride?
In order to catch the spectacular coastlines and sights of New York via cruise, you need to book the tickets online. Choose a cruise and visit its website to book the ticket. Online booking of tickets can bring discount deals to realize upon and thus reduce the cost of your travel.