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Things to do In NYC

Best NYC Wine Tasting

Things to do In NYC

Best NYC Wine Tasting!

Cruising along the Hudson is one of the things we look forward to every spring. The view of the infamous NYC skyline and the tranquility of sailing is an experience that never gets old. A few weeks ago we upgraded our usual cruise, with a wine and cheese pairing class aboard  Classic Harbor Line‘s Manhattan II. This particular cruise is about 2 hours long and features wines from all over the world paired with artisan cheeses all presented by Wendy Crispell, a certified wine and cheese educator.

NYC Schooner Sailing Jazz Nights in NY Harbor!

Sailing Jazz Cruise


Brand new this year are some Jazz Nights in NY Harbor aboard the lovely Schooner America 2.0! This summer, Classic Harbor Line sets sail with the Boat Band!  Join us as we glide past the city lights of Manhattan on the decks of the magnificent Schooner America 2.0.  Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, Champagne and Jazz during the most quiet and calm moments out on New York Harbor.  This NY Harbor city lights sail is one that will instantly relax you after your long day of work and allow you to be in the good company of friends and family.  

Look for Special Alerts on the Schooner America 2.0 City Lights Calendar to attend these special outings with Jazz!

Sail NY Harbor on Father's Day

NYC Father’s Day Cruise

Sail NY Harbor on Father's Day

NYC Father’s Day Cruise: The day of the dads is this weekend – Sunday, June 18 – and if you haven’t gotten around to buying a gift yet, this one’s for you.

Don’t rush to the department store in a harried frenzy just to leave with another satin tie or leather watchband. Your dad has enough ties, we promise. This Father’s Day, think outside the box. Here’s a list of five out-of-the-box ideas to make dad feel special this weekend and all year. Sometimes the best gifts can’t be wrapped.

Click here to read more (This will bring you to another website) 

Navigate Manhattan with Classic Harbor Line

WPIX Channel 11 News – How to navigate the Island of Manhattan

Navigate Manhattan with Classic Harbor Line

Pix 11 gives a shout out to Classic Harbor Line for ways to navigate the Island of Manhattan this summer. 

Click here to view the video! 

Five Great Bridges of New York

Five Great Bridges of New York

The New York region is an archipelago composed of many islands.  Countless bridges connect them and here are just five that passengers will encounter on our signature AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tour:

The Verazzano Narrows Bridge

Robert Moses challenged project engineer O.H. Ammann and architect Aymar Embury to make this bridge the tallest, longest, and widest to date.  Completed in 1964 with a span of 4,260 feet, the Verazzano surpassed the Golden Gate by 6o feet.

The Brooklyn Bridge

When the East River froze over, the NYC Commissioners looked to make this the first “Great Bridge,” as author Robert McCollough calls it.  While John Roebling never saw it completed, his son, Washington Roebling, along with his wife Emily, brought the project to completion in 1883.

The Hell Gate Bridge

Currently celebrating its centennial year, this great single arch bridge was the model for the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.  Though attributed to the engineer Gustav Lindenthal, the chief designer on the team was, in fact, the bright, young Swiss engineer, O.H. Ammann.

The High Bridge

The oldest bridge you will see on the tour (completed in 1848), the handsome multi -arched span bridge never carried vehicles.  Instead, the bridge carried much needed fresh water from the Croton Reservoir through the heart of Manhattan.  Today, it carries pedestrians and bicyclists to comprise a sort of High Bridge “high line.” 

The Spuyten Dyvil Railroad Bridge

While the many operable bridges of New York seldom move, there is a real chance you will witness the Spuyten Dyvil Bridge rotate to allow our Classic Harbor Line boats passage through.  This bridge is a center pivot truss-type, seen frequently over the length of the Harlem River.  And just what does Spuyten Dyvil mean anyway?

To find out, and for more in-depth insights and many additional bridges, please join us on the the Architecture, Bridges, and Infrastructure tour offered by Classic Harbor Line and the New York Chapter of The American Institute of Architects.  See the full calendar of tours here.

And for more in-depth insights on many additional bridges, please join us for another tour offered by Classic Harbor Line and the New York Chapter of The American Institute of Architects – our Architecture, Bridges and Infrastructure tour.

See the different variety of tours we offer by clicking here

AIANY Architecture Boat Tour

AIA New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in collaboration with Classic Harbor Line, is pleased to announce the 2017 AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tour’s eighth Season. 
 Tours, provided by AIANY guides, are scheduled seven days a week and offer visitors, locals, architecture tourists and students insightful narration covering New York’s iconic landmarks, modern architecture and engineering masterpieces. Art Deco spires, harbor monuments and infrastructure like the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, plus recent buildings by Frank Gehry, FAIA, Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, and Richard Meier, FAIA, among other world-renowned architects are just a few of the tour highlights seen from New York City’s historic waterways. Tour features are thematically linked to illustrate the transformation of NYC’s waterfront from industry to booming residential development, ecologically driven park design and resilient urban planning to accommodate storm surge and rising sea levels. Click here to learn more about our NYC Architecture Tours

Manhattan II Boat Tour from Classic Harbor Line on Vimeo.

1-Hour Statue of Liberty Cruise

Step aboard one of our luxury yachts for this short and intimate NYC sightseeing boat tour.  This cruise is only 1-hour and is perfect for travelers with little time or a family outing to see the Statue of Liberty! For this Statue of Liberty boat tour we will depart from Chelsea Piers and cruise south along the Hudson River into NY Harbor. Our captain will give narration on  all of the iconic sites that NYC has to offer from the water.  Our crew will cater to your needs and host you with the most professional customer service creating both a memorable and personable experience. Get up close and personal with Lady Liberty and snap your selfies with her as your backdrop or have our crew snap your next family photo for the mantel.  Soak in the sun and take in the most famous Skyline in the world.  The Freedom Tower, Ellis Island, Governors Island and more will all be a part of this Statue of Liberty boat tour.  


Statue of Liberty

1-Hour Statue of Liberty Cruise

Sit back and enjoy the luxurious view of the island from the cozy solarium or the open decks of our gorgeous, 1920s-style yachts!  This is our shortest cruise and will take you out to the Statue of Liberty and back in 60 minutes!  On this intimate excursion our Captain will narrate and high light all of the major iconic sites that NY Harbor has to offer.  Cruise past the financial district and take in the site of the Freedom tower from the water.  Glide out and take in Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and see these landmarks from the perspective of the water.  

  Depart: Chelsea Piers  Boat: Manhattan II, Manhattan or Kingston  Cost: Adult $32 | Child $24


In Style Germany sails NY Harbor

Sails NY Harbor

Brooke Baldwin CNN Sails Schooner Adirondack

Sailing the Hudson

Sail the Hudson River with us! 

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