5 Things for Movie Lovers to do in New York City

Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Call yourself a movie buff?  Fulfill your film fix with these movie fueled NYC activities.

New York City is filled with those whom dare to dream and think outside the box.  From interpretive dance, live music, and art itself, expression in all forms can be seen throughout New York City.  Nothing is more inspiring than art, and film is one of the biggest artistic mediums that celebrates the city, its inhabitants, and the art of storytelling.

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Tags: Visit New York: Planning Your Trip, Tour Guides, Things To Do In NYC

Hello Brooklyn! A Waterfront Tour of one of NYC's Most Popular Destinations

Wed, May 04, 2016

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, chances are you’ve heard of Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn is one of New York’s most iconic boroughs, and its surging popularity over the last few years have put it on the map as a place to be. Today, Brooklyn is the most populous of the 5 boroughs and is jam packed with life, history, culture, art, and of course…FOOD.

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Tags: Tour Guides, Things To Do In NYC, New York With Kids

Circle Line Storytellers: Meet A Few Of Our Beloved Tour Guides

Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Our Guides Are What Make Circle Line Tours So Special

New York City is vibrant and full of life, but that can often be overwhelming. Where do you go? What do you see first? Do you stick to the tourist traps or brave heading into lesser known neighborhoods to find the local gems? There are a million ways to explore NYC, but one thing holds true - whether visiting New York for the first or fiftieth time, taking a tour is always a good idea. Tours offer you the ability to see many sights and sounds you might not have time to see by yourself. You can pack a lot in, and usually get to take a fun ride while you’re at it. And when a tour offers an excellent tour guide, one with both personality and extensive knowledge, you’ve hit the travel jackpot.

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Meet Our Tour Guide: Dave Parker!

Mon, Jul 30, 2012

Here at Circle Line, we take pride in the unique personalities of the tour guides on our six sightseeing vessels. Each guide brings his own individual perspective and experience to the table, and then uses these elements to paint a vibrant picture of New York City. Before you come join us on one of our sightseeing cruises, we would like you to become familiar with our tour guides, and to understand what makes them so special!

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Meet Our Tour Guide: Chris Mason!

Wed, Jun 20, 2012

Here at Circle Line, we take pride in the unique personalities of the tour guides on our six sightseeing vessels. Each guide brings his own individual perspective and experience to the table, and then uses these elements to paint a vibrant picture of New York City. Before you come join us on one of our sightseeing cruises, we would like you to become familiar with our tour guides, and to understand what makes them so special!

Our next tour guide is one of the finest story-tellers in all of New York City, Chris Mason! Chris was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where he still resides today. He was educated at William McKinnely Jr. High School and Manhattan College, where he majored in acting. Little did he know his passion for acting would one day be put to use aboard Circle Line Sightseeing tours!

Chris has been a part of the Circle Line family since 1985.He was first inspired to become a tour guide by his father, John Mason, who has been a Circle Line Guide for 50 years! Chris’s favorite part of the 3-hour full-island tour is passing Yankee Stadium. He’s a huge Yankee fan and goes to as many games as he possibly can.

Chris really enjoys talking about are the vital statistics of Manhattan Island itself! Our guests always ask him for directions to different hot-spots in New York, and Chris is more than happy to help them find their way. He brings his own native New Yorker style of storytelling to the plate, and will always be a favorite with our Circle Line guests.

Interesting Facts About Chris:

-          Meryl Streep has taken his tour.

-          He has a passion for hand-carved glass engravings.

-          Lives in Brooklyn with his wife and 2 children.

-          Loves all types of statistics.

-          He is a 2 nd generation Circle Line Guide!

Chris was recently interviewed by MetroFocus Magazine, here’s what he had to say about being a native New Yorker:

“New Yorkers understand that tourism is an essential part of the economy of the city. I wouldn’t say that we don’t reach out to people, but New Yorkers are multi-taskers. We have a cup of coffee in one hand, a cell phone in the other. We’re on a mission, but if you approach us, we’ll give you directions.”

Come Take a Tour with Chris Today!
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