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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise provided by Classic Harbor Line

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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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.
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62 Chelsea Piers
62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USAThe 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
    Pass by Woolworth Building
    Pass by Statue of Liberty
    Pass by Brooklyn Bridge
    Pass by Lower East Side
    Pass by Empire State Building
    Pass by Chrysler Building
    Pass by Upper West Side
    Pass by George Washington Bridge
    Pass by Roosevelt Island
    Pass by Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
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62 Chelsea Piers
62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USAThe 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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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
  • 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
  • 1 complimentary beverage and a light refreshment
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuity is not included in the price of your cruise, but recommended.
  • Additional beverages are available for purchase by credit card only.
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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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Groups of 10 or more will be contacted by the operator in advance for an additional 10% group gratuity
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Paul Lizer wrote a review 01 Mar
Mount Vernon, Virginia2 contributions
Wonderful AIA credited host providing an incredible amount of information about the buildings, infrastructure, and history of New York. The boat and facilities are amazing.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Mark wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
Really lovely day, even in the rain! Nice drinks and nibbles, amazing views of New York. I loved the detailed comments by the guide. But the highlight was standing on the deck in a full gale. I loved it!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Adventurer464707 wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution
Great experience with very informative ‘voice over’! Nice staff, drinks and food. Was a great experience with my son whobis studien Maritiem Engineering.
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Date of experience: February 2020
fas19010 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Hope, Pennsylvania15 contributions1 helpful vote
We were looking for an activity that would allow us to see parts of Manhattan that we hadn’t yet visited with minimal walking and standing and included a subject matter expert. This tour met our criteria and exceeded it. The vessel was lovely and the Captain more than capable.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Penmar wrote a review Dec 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We are 4 adults who took this cruise and we all agreed it was the best activity we did during our 6 day visit to NYC. The boat was beautiful and comfortable, the architect was very informative and engaging and we learned so much about the buildings, bridges and boroughs of the
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Date of experience: November 2019
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By: Classic Harbor Line
Richard F
Congresbury, United Kingdom
144
Fabulous boat and knowledgeable guide on the AIA tour
We did the round Manhattan tour guided by a very knowledgable American Instite of Architects representative. I can
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Lee W
20
A must do !!!!!
Forget bus or helicopter this is the only way to see New York. The best views of New York’s skyline, Statue of
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Paul Lizer
Mount Vernon, Virginia
10
Fantastic
Wonderful AIA credited host providing an incredible amount of information about the buildings, infrastructure, and
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Andrea R
10
Amazing
Amazing experience. Totally recommend it. Staff were very friendly, the boat was very clean and comfortable. My
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Richard F
Congresbury, United Kingdom
144
AIA round Manhattan Island tour - brilliant
This was a fascinating tour on a beautiful boat (Manhattan II). The American Institute od Architects provided a
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Mark
20
Great trip
Really lovely day, even in the rain! Nice drinks and nibbles, amazing views of New York. I loved the detailed
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416berndb
Datteln, Germany
20
Nice Boot
Very nice boot. Friendly staff and good service. Easy to find and a drink is free on board. Not overloaded.
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Nate B
Brisbane, Australia
262
Best decision ever!
Reluctantly booked after my partner wanted to go but absolutely the best thing we did. Warm and friendly crew on a
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Adventurer464707
New York City, New York
10
Mahattan by boot
Great experience with very informative ‘voice over’! Nice staff, drinks and food. Was a great experience with my
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fas19010
New Hope, Pennsylvania
131
Visual and nautical tour around Manhattan Island.
We were looking for an activity that would allow us to see parts of Manhattan that we hadn’t yet visited with
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  • Duration: 2h 45m
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