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NYC Boat Architecture Tour (Sunday and Tuesday) Architecture buffs with a love of boats can enjoy both, on a tour of Manhattan architecture from a boat cruising around the island, offered by Classic Harbor Line Yachts and the New York City Chapter of the Center for Architecture: Sundays at 2:15pm and Tuesdays at 1:15pm through October. Pier 62, West 22nd Street and the Hudson River (212)627-1825, www.sail-nyc.com: $75, including a beverage and hors d’oeuvres.
Classic Harbor Line will be starting new service out of Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina. Starting July 14, catch a 2-hour Sunset Sail on the Schooner Adirondack on Sunday or Tuesday evening or an Around Manhattan AIA tour aboard the Yacht Kingston on Sunday afternoon. Short harbor tours are also available Friday and Saturday for the family, the office or a little date night.
Of special note is a tour that will feature a special Brooklyn waterfront-inspired tour done in partnership withTurnstile Tours. Check out the Brooklyn Waterfront Tour: Past & Present every Saturday starting August 8th, 11 AM-1 PM aboard the 1920s style yacht Kingston. The Classic Harbor Line team is your host and Turnstile Tours is your guide. This series will feature a rotation of Brooklyn waterfront themes including: the past & present of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront; the history and future of Brooklyn’s food production and distribution; and several other rich themes the drape this dynamic edge.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina pick-up point is between Pier 5 & 4, near the end of Joralemon St. To purchase tickets for a Brooklyn departure, you must do so online in advance: www.sail-nyc.com, or call their ticketing agent Zerve: 212.913.9991. To book a private event with Classic Harbor Line from Brooklyn, please call their main office: 212.627.1825
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This epic, white-hulled 100-foot long & 22-foot beam yacht echoes everything that the first Yacht Manhattan is, but with more space, more glass and more accommodations. Manhattan II’s 1920s-inspired design continues with her hull shape and fine features, including teak decks and mahogany finishes. Like her predecessor, Manhattan II also features a spectacular cabin with an all-glass observatory, cushioned seating and intimate tables, and a large, well appointed bar. The main salon is additionally air-conditioned in the summer and heated during the cooler months. Fantastic un-obscured views and comfort are boundless.
Additionally, Yacht Manhattan II is equipped with a sound system throughout offering perfectly executed narrated tours. She hosts the renowned AIANY Architecture Tours, Around Manhattan Brunch Tours, and Wine Tasting Cruises, to name a few.
Down below is an expansive full-service galley. For private parties she is ideal for up to 100 guests in mild weather and up to 75 in the harsher seasons.
The Manhattan II is available year-round.
In the concrete jungle that is New York, sometimes visitors — and even New Yorkers themselves — forget that the city is surrounded by water.
There’s the isle of Manhattan, of course; Coney Island (which is really a peninsula); and the hottest piece of land these days, Governor’s Island, situated right in New York Harbor. On your next foray to the Big Apple, catch the breeze on one of these wonderful water adventures.
Cruise with Classic Harbor Line
Sail around the city on the Yacht Manhattan. A predictable boat trip would be the Staten Island Ferry — free, yes, but hardly glamorous. Water Taxis are adorable, but only take you a few short hops. And sightseeing tours like those offered the Circle Line and the Beast are notoriously crowded.
For a more exclusive tour, check out Classic Harbor Line, which gives you the choice of cruising around in an indoor/outdoor motorized yacht, the Yacht Manhattan, or getting all salty dog on the swift-moving schooner Adriondack. The extensive list of tours makes these boats a great option whether you love brunch (which includes complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa), sunsets and Champers (Champagne Sunset Cruise), live jazz (Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise), booze and brie (NY State Beer & Cheese Pairing), or architecture (Around Manhattan Official NYC Architecture Tour). Tours start at just $45.