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Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises

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  • Enjoy unparalleled views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and landmarks, including One World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island and more, aboard Hornblower’s hour-long See NYC Sightseeing Cruise, departing from Pier 15.
  • Explore New York City in your own language! Our sightseeing cruise is narrated in English and available in eight additional languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean via Hornblower AudioTour App.
  • See NYC Sightseeing Cruise departs multiple times daily from Pier 15 and travel down the East River, through New York Harbor, up the Hudson and back along Lower Manhattan’s shoreline. (See NYC Sightseeing Cruise will resume in 2021.)
  • Step aboard the city's best happy hour cruise: Alive After Five from Hornblower, departing from Pier 15. An onboard DJ provides the soundtrack and New York City provides the sights, while you enjoy savory bar snacks and specialty cocktails, along with iconic views of NYC's skyline.
  • Get the most sightseeing out of your day on the The Hop-On, Hop-Off Cruise. This cruise travels between Pier 78 in Midtown and Downtown's Brookfield Place Terminal, just steps away from the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The cruise offers a live-narrated 90-minute tour of NYC’s must-see sights, including Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, Battery Park, the new Hudson Yards and more!


Pier 15 at South Street Seaport
78 South Street
New York, NY 10038

Pier 78
455 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Brookfield Place Terminal
Battery Park City
Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
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For Alive After Five Cruise schedules, please visit Please note this cruise does not sail daily.

(646) 832-4805

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Advice for Visitors


  • For the NYC Sightseeing Cruise and Hop-on, Hop-off Cruise, please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure; for Alive After Five, please arrive one hour prior to departure. Please note cruises are subject to availability.
  • An open deck is available; it’s recommended you bring along a light jacket or wrap in warmer months as it may get breezy on board, and appropriately warm clothes in winter months.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
  • Please note the departure points for the cruise options: See NYC Sightseeing Cruise and Alive After Five Cruise depart from Pier 15, while the Hop-on, Hop-off cruise travels between Pier 78 (Midtown) and Brookfield Place Terminal (Downtown).


  • Concessions are available on board including light bites and refreshments.

Accessibility: All vessels and facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 20 or more: Call (646) 576-8400 or email