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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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Winter 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
Summer and Fall 1:45pm
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
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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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Afternoon Architecture Cruise onboard the Manhattan

Being a typical native New Yorker, I shy away from spots frequented by tourists. Of course that means there is a lot I haven’t seen. Took a chance that this cruise was going to be different from the average tourist traps and I was right....More

Thank Misslinda5
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Yes, both locals and visitors alike love this tour! It truly is an amazing way to see the city. Thank you for joining us and sharing this experience. We hope to have you out again with us in the near future. Warmly, Classic Harbor...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Picture perfect afternoon!

Fantastic way to see the city! We visited local friends and decided to look on city from the water. Joseph, the architectural guide, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Almost 3 hours of tidbits about the city, islands, history and people in an air conditioned comfortable...More

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

Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour. Thank you for sharing this experience and recommending us to others. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Informative and relaxing

The architect who offered the commentary was warm, knowledgeable and witty, not didactic. The Manhattan II was cool and comfortable. Sight lines were excellent wherever you sat, and there was plenty of room to walk around or go out on deck. There was even a...More

Thank tobydSarasota_Fl
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, We want to thank you for joining us and sharing your experience. Our yacht is enclosed in a glassed in observatory with windows that wrap around as well as skylights on top so that you have a wonderful view no matter where you are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Superb - what a way to see Manhattan

This was really a super way to get away from the city heat and see some of the architecture we had admired during our wanders on foot in the city. The guide was experienced and spoke for the majority of the cruise in an engaging...More

Thank Harriet T
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, It is always cooler on the water! Yes, The best way to escape the heat and see this amazing city from the perspective of the water. We want to thank you for sharing this experience with others and hope to see you again sometime...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A wonderful way to see New York City

We were lucky to take this tour on a cloudless warm day. This trip circumnavigates Manhattan . Sure, you will see favorites like the Statue of Liberty, UN, Chrysler Building , and 1 Freedom Center. But you will also travel up the East River and...More

Thank nhpod
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, It truly is a wonderful way to see New York City! Thank you for joining and sharing it with others. We hope to see you out with us again in the future on one of our other cruises! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

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Kimberly M
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Harriet T | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes it is. We bought a couple of drinks after the one included in ticket price.
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deaconderek
May 2, 2018|
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Response from HuskerTraveler2 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of seating and easy sight lines from the seats. However, I think you have to step down into the yacht. You might need to call them directly to find out.
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Sue J
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Sheryl N | Reviewed this property |
I seem to recall that when I made my reservations it indicated how many seats were available. Always safer to reserve in advance.
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