Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Whether it is a visit around the harbor or a scenic cruise by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, boat tours are a popular way to explore New York in the summer. Cruises provide excellent vantage points on major city landmarks and knowledgeable tour guides are a wealth of information about everything travelers see along the route. Smart Destinations customers can now enjoy expanded sailing hours at their convenience on the most popular cruises in New York.
Available through the New York Explorer Pass or the Go Select New York Pass, these five cruises are the best ways to explore New York by water. Each cruise is a different experience, and some even offer additional benefits to Smart Destinations customers like the chance to pre-board and skip the line. Expanded summer hours mean more frequent sailings and additional weekend hours, making it easier for visitors to take a cruise that fits their schedule.
One of the best cruises in New York is the Circle Line Cruise. This two-hour cruise is an efficient way to take in the Manhattan skyline and other major New York City attractions. For a boat tour that takes less time but is equally as informative, the Statue of Liberty Water Taxi is a narrated tour of the New York Harbor that takes visitors past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and other major sites. As an added bonus, Smart Destinations customers with the New York Explorer Pass or the Go Select New York Pass get priority boarding on both cruises.
New York is impressive by day, but the skyline is at its most magnificent at night. The NYC Twilight Cruise by City Sightseeing Cruises provides the chance to see the Manhattan skyline come to life with thousands of sparkling lights once the sun has set. Highlights on this tour include the Empire State Building, the United Nations Headquarters, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more.
For customers looking for a unique sailing experience, Manhattan by Sail with Clipper City Tall Ships is a special chance to explore the New York Harbor aboard one of the world’s largest operational sailboats. This ship has been known as “New York's largest and most elegant sailing vessel.”
Last but not least, the Hop-On/Hop-Off New York Water Taxi is a convenient and eco-friendly way to combine sightseeing and commuting. Avoid busy city traffic and navigate the city by water instead. Up to twelve different location stops allow you to explore the city at your pace and see the best New York City attractions by water.
About Smart Destinations:
All five of these popular cruises are available with the New York Explorer Pass and the Go Select New York Pass. Travelers exploring New York City with Smart Destinations have access to these cruises plus 50 other New York City attractions, including the Top of the Rock, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Rockefeller Center Tour.
Smart Destinations, a leader in the travel industry, lets travelers enjoy more activities in their destinations for less. With its multi-attraction passes, travelers enjoy flexible purchase options, savings of up to 55% gate prices, and the convenience of skipping the line at most popular attractions. Available online and at walk-up retail outlets, Smart Destinations passes, including Go City Cards, Go Explorer and Go Select Passes, provide admission to more than 400 attractions across nine North American destinations, including New York, Orlando, Oahu, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Boston. For more information visit: http://www.smartdestinations.com