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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

From US$78.00
Highlights
  • Gain a new perspective on Manhattan from a 1920s-style yacht
  • Learn the history of the city and its buildings from a trained architect
  • Enjoy one glass of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drink, plus hors d’oeuvres
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
From US$78.00
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Summer and Fall 1:45pmMost Popular
Circumnavigate Manhattan on this 2.75-hour fully narrated architecture cruise. Departs at 1:45pm. Enjoy iconic skyline views and get an up-close look at Lady Liberty!
US$78.00
Nov/Dec 1:30pm
Circumnavigate Manhattan on this 2.75 hour fully narrated tour departing at 1:30pm. Enjoy views of Manhattan and pass by Ellis Island on your way to get an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty!
US$78.00
Summer 2018 | 10:15am
Circumnavigate Manhattan on this 2.75 hour fully narrated tour. Enjoy views of Manhattan and pass by Ellis Island on your way to get an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty!
US$78.00
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Overview

On this distinctive Manhattan architecture tour, you get a perspective on the city that many travelers don’t: by boat, as you circle around the island of Manhattan. Hop aboard a climate-controlled 1920s-style yacht, enjoy a refreshing beverage, and listen to your guide—a trained architect—tell stories about the city’s history, famous skyscrapers, and riverfront construction.

What to Expect

Your journey around Manhattan begins at Chelsea Piers. Climb aboard either the Manhattan or Manhattan II—both 1920s-style yachts with teak decks and climate-controlled observatories.

On the tour, you make a complete circumnavigation around Manhattan, traveling along the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers. As you go, your guide—a trained architect—provides expert insight on the city’s history, skyscrapers, and riverfront development.

From the water, you see many of the city’s distinct landmarks, including the Chrysler Building and One World Trade Center. You also catch glimpses of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and other waterfront highlights. As you go, enjoy one complimentary glass of beer, wine, or other beverage on board, as well as hors d’oeuvres.

The tour ends at your departure point at Chelsea Piers.

Reviews (63)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent and informative cruise

Highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in the history and architecture of Manhattan. Our guide gave a thoroughly informative commentary for the duration of the tour, as we enjoyed the expansive views from the comfort of a beautiful classic boat.

Thank Midd_family
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Use of Your Time in New York

I went on this tour for the third time when a friend was visiting from out of town, and I thoroughly enjoyed it each time. You get to circle Manhattan in a small and comfortable boat (with drinks and snacks provided), while someone knowledgeable about...More

Thank hifromny
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Educational Tour on a beautiful

I'm a native New Yorker and live in the City. I wasn't aware of this architectural boat tour until quite recently. Went with 2 other people and enjoyed it thoroughly. The ship itself was beautiful, comfortable and made for sightseeing. ( We commented on what...More

Thank mikecnyc
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for joining us and sharing this experience! We look forward to hosting you on another cruise in the near future. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
You've got to experience this Yacht Cruise

If you're interested in learning about the Manhattan architecture including the surrounding areas, this is an experience you shouldn't miss. The guide offers an in depth view of the Manhattan skyline. He talks about when the buildings were constructed and the style during the era....More

Thank Hants W
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience with others. It truly is filled with educational facts about the architecture surrounding this famous city from the waters perspective! We hope to have you out with us again in the future. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Informative and relaxing tour

Unfortunately, there was a bridge closure the day of our tour and we weren't able to go all the way around Manhattan. Still, the tour was well worth it. Our guide was quite informative and was available to answer any questions. The on-board service was...More

Thank KatrinaH1202
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We are sorry to hear about the Bridge Closure, but want to thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

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Johanna E
September 22, 2018|
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Response from salannyc | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I suggest you contact the tour company.
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DeeAnn S
September 8, 2018|
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Response from salannyc | Reviewed this property |
I believe it leaves around 1:45 pm and is approximately 3 hours.
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Kimberly M
July 20, 2018|
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