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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!
From 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!
From 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!
From 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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Reviews (28)

1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 6 days 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 3 days 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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best Boat Tour I've Been On!

Our AIA member who narrated our tour was phenomenal. He had so much knowledge about the buildings he talked about, and his information was fun as well as informative! He walked around and took questions as well, and had a great sense of humor! We...More

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

Hello, Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simply The Best

This afternoon my husband and I were participants in this wonderful experience. Our guide Joseph was indeed a fountain of information with his excellent commentary and "smooth"delivery. It is not only a welcoming cruise but also very relaxing as you are not crowded and not...More

1  Thank sazanneannne
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time out with us on the water! Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Highly recommended

This cruise was a wonderful experience, combining interesting and insightful expert commentary about architecture, engineering, history, culture, urban development and demographics with beautiful views of New York, New Jersey, the Statue of Liberty, many bridges and the water itself. An excellent accompanying brochure showed 156...More

Thank Anne M
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hello, Thank you for choosing us to be part of your first visit to NYC and sharing your experience! We hope to have you out with us again when you come back in the future. The Architecture Tour is truly an amazing way to see...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Truly Worthwhile Tour!

On a whim, given nice weather, I booked the AIANY Around Manhattan Bridge Infrastructure Tour, which is an around 2.5 hour narrated bridge and architectural tour circumnavigating Manhattan. This was SUCH a enjoyable experience, given the professionalism of the tour narrator, John (a professor at...More

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CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hello, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time out with us on the water with John and the team! Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience. We hope to have you out with us again in the future. Warmly,...More

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deaconderek
2 May 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
17 April 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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