Don't be a another sardine on a crowded tour boat—see the sights from the deck of your own private boat with New York Harbor Tours. We'll give you an intimate, one-of-a-kind view of New York and its waterways, views and iconic sights, from the Statue of Liberty and downtown's skyline to the lesser seen but equally stunning vistas offered by New York's famed rivers. Our crews are Coast Guard licensed, professional and knowledgeable. We'll give you a unique, personal cruise the packed tour boats can't match. Scroll down for tour options and directions, or call 718-230-0136 today for details.

Our New York Boat Tours

Daytime Downtown Loop

New York Harbor Tour Around Harbor

Daytime Downtown Loop: Starting at Just $90 Per Person!

2 hours - Departing from Pier 25 downtown, we loop around the tip of Manhattan, going up the East and Hudson Rivers, where you will see all the historic and beautiful sights of NY Harbor, including a close up look of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Freedom Tower, Empire State, Chrysler and UN buildings, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more.

Daily departures at 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm

Per-Person Ticket Price: $90
(Minimum party of 2)

Private Charter Price: $525 (6 people max).

Manhattan Circumnavigation

Boat Tour Around Manhattan

Manhattan Circumnavigation
Starting at Just $135 Per Person!

3 hours - Our most popular tour. An incredible and unique way to take in the beauty, size and diversity of Manhattan's architecture and sights. Everything you see on the downtown loop plus a magnificent look at the Empire State, Chrysler, UN buildings, Yankee Stadium, the Cloisters, all of th city's famed bridges and more. 

Daily departures at 10:00am, 2:00pm and 5:30pm.

Per-Person Ticket Price: $135
(Minimum party of 2)
Private Charter Price: $750 (6 people max).

Sunset Cruise


Sunset Cruise: Starting at just $105 per person!

2 hours - Step aboard for magic hour. Join us on a 2-hour cruise (route same as daytime downtown loop) across the harbor as the sunsets behind the Statue of Liberty. Romantic and picturesque.

Daily departure at 6:00pm.

Per-Person Ticket Price: $105
(Minimum party of 2)
Private Charter Price: $600 (6 people max).

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Gift Cards

Surprise your friends or loved ones with a gift towards a romantic, intimate and exclusive way to see the city.

Gift cards available for any amount.

Experience gifts are great for employee incentives, friends, family and more.



COMING SOON: Fall Foliage Tours

Leave the city behind and join us as we head up the beautiful Hudson River valley to take in the beautiful fall foliage. See the vibrant colors of autumn as we cruise past the George Washington Bridge and up the majestic Palisades

Per-Person Ticket Price: Coming Soon
(Minimum party of 2)
Private Charter Price: Coming Soon (6 people max).


Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Tours

Our boat, with its huge open aft deck, is the perfect platform for party. Stop searching for the perfect bachelorette party ideas, we have the answer for you: book a private ‘Round Manhattan tour with New York Harbor Tours.

2 Hour private Charter Price: $525 (6 people max).
3 Hour private Charter Price: $750 (6 people max).

our Boat

Our dedicated tour boat, Tireless has:

  • A large open deck with plenty of seating perfect for spreading out and taking in the sights.

  • protected cabin with comfortable seating—(perfect shelter from a passing summer shower).

  • A clean, working head (bathroom).

  • A small but efficient galley perfect for storing and heating any drinks or food.

  • We are a BYOB boat but have coolers available to keep your drinks cold.

Captain David Critchell

Captain David Critchell grew up sailing on Long Island Sound. Through his love of the area’s waterways, he developed a passion for New York’s history, especially its maritime past, details of which he enjoys sharing with his passenger guests. After college, he pursued a career as a magazine journalist, but he missed the feeling of freedom and the connection to the physical world that sailing gave him.

About a decade ago, he returned to New York’s waters, first helming large sailing vessels and more recently, smaller motorboats, before acquiring the Tireless and founding New York Harbor Tours. “I love being out on the same waterways that Henry Hudson and others once navigated,” says Captain Dave. “Seeing the city when out in the harbor or lit up at night from the upper bay are for me priceless experiences. They give you a whole new perspective on New York, which after all, grew into the metropolis it is today by being one of the world’s great port cities.” Captain David Critchell holds a 100 Master’s License from the US Coast Guard. 

Captain David Critchell

Captain David Critchell

Hear What People Have to Say About New York Harbor Tours!

If you are looking for a lovely afternoon on the water, look no further. As a long time New Yorker, I have taken many boat cruises around the island. Nothing compares to the tour I had with Captain Dave. The smaller setting and his wealth of knowledge about the ins and outs of the NY waterways made this a very special experience. It was a beautiful day and a truly memorable experience. I enjoyed it so much, I just gave my 27 year old son a gift certificate for his own cruise around NY. This is also a great, safe adventure for younger children.
— Mary Jane C. of Manhattan, NY

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  • Do you have a bathroom on board? Yes! We have a clean, comfortable head with toilet and sink in the boat's enclosed cabin for your convenience.

  • Do you serve food or drinks? Water and soft drinks are complimentary but please BYOB. We have plenty of cups and ice in our coolers to keep your drinks cold. We do not serve food but encourage you do bring munchies or picnic with you! There is a small galley onboard with a sink, hot water heater and coffee machine for your use. Feel free to stow food in the galley and grab it whenever you like.

  • What time do tours depart? We have set daily departures throughout the day (see here for times) for our intimate boutique public tours but encourage you to book a private charter so you can set the departure time that suits your schedule best.

  • What if the weather looks bad? Your safety is our primary concern and we will not go out in any conditions that are unsafe for the vessel, passengers and crew. In our experience, however, weather rarely forces a cancellation. Our boat has an enclosed cabin with seating if rain or wind are a nuisance and we provide rain gear for our guests who prefer to brave the elements on deck!

  • Is there a minimum age? No. We have infant life-jackets for our tiniest passengers.

  • Do you provide life-jackets? Yes.

  • I cannot swim, is it still safe for me to do the tour? Yes! Our boat is safe and seaworthy and has high gunwales (rails) so everyone stays on the boat and there is no need for swimming.

  • Can we bring alcoholic beverages with us? Please do! We have ice stocked coolers, cups, doozies, cork screws, openers, etc.

  • What is your cancellation policy? A credit card is required to reserve a booking. All credit and debit cards are accepted. A full refund is issued if a cancellation is made more than 15 days prior to trip. If customer cancels less than 15 days prior to trip, a deposit will be kept but will be valid as credit toward future trip. Cancellation less than 48 hours will result in loss of full deposit with no credit issued. We accept all credit cards and cash.

Our Locations



Our primary departure dock is conveniently located on the south side of Pier 25 in Tribeca (lower Manhattan). Access to the pier is at the intersection of West and North Moore Street. Other pickup locations are available upon request.

Address: 215 West Street, New York, NY 10013

Subway: 12-15 minute walk
E to World Trade Center Stop
A,C,1,2,3 to Chambers Street
R to Cortland Street
4,5,6 to Fulton Street
Path to World Trade Center Stop



We also depart from Pier 5 in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park in downtown Brooklyn. Access to the pier is at the bottom of Joralemon Street. 

Address: One15 Brooklyn Marina, 12 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Subway: 12-15 minute walk
R to Court Street Stop: Walk down Montague to Clinton, turn left then right on to Joralemon.
2,3 to Clark Street: Walk south on Henry, turn right on Joralemon
A,C,F to Jay Street–Metrotech: Walk west on Willoughby. Turns into Joralemon Street.

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