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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise provided by Classic Harbor Line

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
Please be advised that as of December 14, 2020, according to NYS law, all food and beverage consumption must occur outdoors. Guests are required to complete a health questionnaire before boarding. Names and phone numbers are required for all guests.
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Updated 20-12-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    62 Chelsea Piers
    62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA
    The boat departs from Chelsea Piers, on Pier 62, which is located at West 22nd Street and the Hudson River. We are at the northernmost end of the Chelsea Piers on the water. When walking to Chelsea Piers, you must cross the West Side Highway. There are crosswalks at 18th, 20th and 23rd Street. When standing on the west side highway facing the river (facing west), go around the north side of the large blue building. Our ticket booth is located steps from the dock on Pier 62. Please check in at the Classic Harbor Line ticket booth upon arrival, and you will be escorted to the boat by the Captain when it is time to board. If lost please call 212.627.1825.
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  • Pass by
    One World Observatory
    Woolworth Building
    Statue of Liberty
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Lower East Side
    Empire State Building
    Chrysler Building
    Upper West Side
    George Washington Bridge
    Roosevelt Island
    Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
  • You'll end at
    62 Chelsea Piers
    62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA
    The boat departs from Chelsea Piers, on Pier 62, which is located at West 22nd Street and the Hudson River. We are at the northernmost end of the Chelsea Piers on the water. When walking to Chelsea Piers, you must cross the West Side Highway. There are crosswalks at 18th, 20th and 23rd Street. When standing on the west side highway facing the river (facing west), go around the north side of the large blue building. Our ticket booth is located steps from the dock on Pier 62. Please check in at the Classic Harbor Line ticket booth upon arrival, and you will be escorted to the boat by the Captain when it is time to board. If lost please call 212.627.1825.
    See address & details
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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
  • See other famous landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
What to Expect
Your journey around Manhattan begins at the pier. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA
Duration
2h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Narration by a member of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter
  • Each reservation will be assigned a private table. A 2 ticket purchase minimum is required
  • One complimentary beverage included
Exclusions
  • Gratuity is not included in the price of your cruise, but recommended.
  • Food is required to accompany any alcoholic beverage
  • Food selections available for purchase. If bringing food please keep to a self contained snack
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guarantee of a full circumnavigation of Manhattan is not included. On rare occasions, the Spuyten Duyvil train bridge is inoperable and cannot open for us to pass through. This is often times not known until our tour is underway. River closures may also occur for a number of reasons. There are no refunds for tours that cannot fully circumnavigate. We will accommodate such cases with a tour that features a double backing of the route and further detail of the waterfront sites.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Service animals are permitted; Emotional Support animals and pets are not permitted
  • Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
  • Not for children under 14 years due to this cruise being a heavily-narrated tour experience. We recommend families to join us on Statue & Skyline tours, day sails or any other minimally narrated day time event
  • This cruise is a heavily-narrated tour experience. It's for those seeking an informative, exciting, and content-rich trip. We require guest conversations to be kept to a reasonable level so that narration can be heard by all
  • Groups of 10 or more will be contacted by the operator in advance for an additional 10% group gratuity
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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NyMbc wrote a review Jan. 10
Brooklyn, New York18 contributions5 helpful votes
I'm a bit of a land lubber, so I wasn't sure if a three hour boat tour was up my alley. So you can imagine my surprise when I felt crest fallen when the Manhattan II began to turn to dock at the end of the tour. What, it's over already, I could hear a voice in my head saying. I
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Date of experience: January 2021
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William wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Canceled my trip with less than 24 hours notice. No reason give. Not an issues with the weather. Super disappointing...and _really_ hypocritical, since the tour operator has a "a zero tolerance" cancellation policy for customers ["All sales are final and incur 100%
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Date of experience: November 2020
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sssingapore wrote a review Nov. 2020
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions2 helpful votes
What a great day on the elegant 1920s style yacht while learning about the fascinating architecture of New York. Everything was well organized, the boat is immaculate, crew were helpful and friendly. The guide was a fountain of knowledge, he made it so interesting, and had a
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from CHL745, Manager at Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
Responded Dec. 1, 2020
Hello, Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience with others. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time out with us on the water and found the Architecture Boat Tour fascinating! It truly is an amazing way to see and learn about the city. We hope to have you out with us again in the future. Make sure to check out our upcoming holiday cruises for the month of December aboard the yachts Manhattan and Manhattan II! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
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Gilly-NYC wrote a review Oct. 2020
Brussels, Belgium8 contributions2 helpful votes
A really fun, easy & energizing way to escape on the water for 3hrs. Learned lots! Our architect-guide was so interesting and made this expedition totally worthwhile. Very comfortable ship and with windows wide open inside, felt very Covid-safe. One could alos sit out on the
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from CHL745, Manager at Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
Responded Dec. 3, 2020
Hello, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour and that you felt safe with the precautions we have put forth due to Covid-19. Thank you for joining us and sharing this experience with others. We hope to see you again soon! (Make sure to check out our upcoming December Holiday Cruises aboard the Yachts Manhattan and Manhattan II) Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
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Martha Q wrote a review Sep. 2020
Rutland, United States3 contributions1 helpful vote
We went on this 2 and 1/2 hour cruise on the Manhattan 2 yacht. It circled Manhattan on a beautiful morning in September. It was hosted by an architect who provided architectural and historical comments on so many points of interest. It was fascinating! We highly recommended
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from CHL745, Manager at Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
Responded Sep. 22, 2020
Hello, We love to hear that you enjoyed your AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture tour and that you felt very safe. Thank you for joining us and sharing this with others. If you enjoyed this cruise you may want to check out our Lights of Gotham Cruise, or our Bridge, Architecture & Infrastructure tour which is also hosted by the AIANY. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
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I love everything about the experience - the incredible boat, views, the calm of the water on quiet days, the thril
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AWESOME EXPERIENCE
It was an awesome experience, band was great, so was the captain and the service provider...worth the time and will
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FANTASTIC
We did a Sunset Sail around lower Manhattan and Statue of Liberty with LIVE JAZZ with drink included, and it was LO
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Fall Foliage tour
This is our 6th trip this season! Every one of them has been delightful. During this time of COVID and Social dis
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Great experience
We actually booked last year and had to cancel due to rain. We got a gift certificate and scheduled for this year.
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Amazing Cruise
We had the best time. It was my daughter's 15th birthday. There was a total of 9 of us. We had the entire back all
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Fall Foliage Along the Hudson River
Being out on the water was nice and seeing the great views of Manhattan as we cruised down the Hudson. The crew wa
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68WorldTraveler68
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Lovely short trip
Exellent way to spend an afternoon in the middle of a pandemic. Great all glass vessel, spotlessly clean and with a
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Amazing sunset sail on a beautiful boat!
We took the Sunset cruise to the Statue of Liberty as guests of Downtown Magazine NYC on a late Sunday afternoon, a
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Day or sunset, it was amazing!
Actually we were switched to the sunset tour which was also very very nice! Absolutely worth it! What an experience
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Fantastic voyage on the Hudson
This nicely appointed boat was an enjoyable way to see the treasures of NYC. The panoramic views to enjoy while ind
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livinwithlui
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Fun experience
I love it great experience. The crew was very friendly everything was beautiful loved the sunset ❤️❤️
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Great way to relax for a few hours
First time on a cruise with CHL and thoroughly enjoyed it. We did the afternoon sailing to the Statue of Liberty, h
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Excellent wish it would be longer
Everything was great! Even though I’m local and know pretty much everything that I saw around, some people on the b
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Great experience!
We had a great experience on the sail - very friendly crew, and a beautiful view of the harbor and Statue of Libert
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  • Duration: 2h 45m
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