New York Cruise Lines is the parent company of industry leading travel, tourism, entertainment, and restaurant businesses that emphasize the ultimate in hospitality set to the beauty of the NYC skyline. NYCL’s most iconic brand, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, is a fixture in global tourism, hosting more than 70 million passengers since 1945. Recognized as “America’s Favorite Boat Ride,” Circle Line is world-famous for sightseeing and special events including concerts and entertainment.

New York Cruise Lines also owns and operates unique floating restaurants at Pier 81, including North River Lobster Company, an award-winning casual floating lobster shack, as well as Hudson's a waterfront Mediterrian lounge and restaurant with an expansive outdoor top deck and lively bar scene.

Circle Line Cruises

With boats specifically designed to let you see as much as possible in any weather, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has hosted over 70 million passengers since opening in 1945. We like to think that we’ve perfected the fine art of the New York City tour from both midtown and downtown locations. Go to

North River Lobster Company

North River Landing's first floating restaurant, North River Lobster Company, opened in 2014 as NYC's first casual, fresh, three-floor floating lobster shack. Designed for quick lobster lunches, happy hour drinks, sunset dinners and incredible views of the Midtown skyline, the North River Lobster Co. takes short cruises out onto the Hudson up to seven times per day. Go to › 


Spend your special occasion aboard Hudson’s, a new 3-story Mediterranean lounge and restaurant, which opened summer 2016. With evening sails, guests can sit down for a full meal in the dining room or embrace the views from expansive indoor and outdoor bars. Our menus of indulgent tasty dishes are the perfect pairing to an evening on the water. Go to 

New York Water Taxi

New York Water Taxi is NYC’s only hop-on/hop-off by boat sightseeing with stops along the NY waterfront and much more. Whether you’re looking for sightseeing or private charter, 
New York Water Taxi has something for you. Go to >

World Yacht Charters

The experience of a yacht charter begins with one word: exclusivity. Pair 5-star service with a beautiful, blank canvas to plan an event that you, and your guests, will always remember. The NYC skyline and the ever-mesmerizing Statue of Liberty at dusk from the Manhattan harbor. Go to


Both the BEAST is available for general public thrill rides as well as private charters and large groups.
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New York Cruises Lines has been around for over 70 years. That's a long time. Here's a brief overview.