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A unique sailing experience aboard Schooner America 2.0 and Light Bites with Marea

the schooner america 2.0, sailing past the statue of liberty, down a river

Forbes LogoLook no further for NYC unique experiences! New York City offers a variety of unique sailing experiences that allow you to explore the city from the water and enjoy breathtaking views of the skyline. We partnered with Marea to create a memorable experience in NY Harbor. See what Forbes has to say about the experience! Click here to read the article.

Solar Eclipse Day Cruise viewing on Yacht Manhattan II in NY HarborWe offer a range of sailing trips, including an evening on the water with Marea aboard the Schooner America 2.0 at sunset. So, set sail with us and enjoy some fine dining! You can enjoy this relaxing cruise while taking in iconic sights. Sights like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Manhattan skyline while enjoying some some light bites from Marea.  At Marea, the authentic, seasonal flavors of coastal Italy meet the style and swagger of New York to form a new kind of gusto. Marea floats to the top for restaurant culture, with exquisite food and unmatched service that set the stage for an experience like no other.

These sailing experiences offer a unique perspective on New York City. They provide a relaxing and picturesque way to enjoy some sightseeing and see the city’s iconic landmarks from the water. Make your sailing adventure in NYC memorable and join us for this unique adventure in NY Harbor.

 

 

U.S. News: The Best Statue Of Liberty Cruises

Interior Cabin of Yacht Manhattan with the sun setting outside the window with the Statue of Liberty

U.S. News & World Report LogoThe Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States. Taking a cruise to see it can be a fantastic experience. There are several cruise options available with us here at Classic Harbor Line!  As a matter of fact, we were listed in the top 6 Best Statue of Liberty Cruises for the Best Luxury! Click here to read the article.

Here are some of the Best Statue of Liberty cruises we offer!

1:  Statue and Skyline Sightseeing Boat Tour aboard the Yacht Manhattan: This is a 1.5 hour cruise that takes you out into NY Harbor to see all of the major iconic sights NYC has to offer.

2: AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tour:  This is a 2.75 hour cruise that does a full circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan! Learn about all of the buildings. Pass by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!

3: Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise: This is a 2.75 hour Brunch that goes around the entire island of NYC! This is a perfect cruise to do some leisurely sightseeing of NYC.

4: Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan: This is a 1.5 hour cruise that brings you out into NY Harbor for some classic NYC Sightseeing aboard our luxury yacht.

5: Day Sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack or Schooner America 2.0: These sightseeing boat tours are for the adventurous! Sail aboard one of our large sailboats for a unique NYC sightseeing experience!

We have a multitude of tours for everyone! See all the exciting trips we have planned here.

 

Marea at Sea aboard the classic Schooner America 2.0

Plating of Marea at Sea bites and specialty cocktail aboard America 2.0 with Classic Harbor Line

 

Introducing: Marea at Sea aboard the classic Schooner America 2.0!  Join us in NY Harbor for a sunset sail with light bites from Marea! Enjoy the “Taste of Marea”several assortment of dishes of seafood and fruit, with half filled wine glasses menu, two savory courses followed by a sweet bite, featuring an unprecedented opportunity to taste the finest Italian-inspired coastal cuisine while leisurely sailing through the serene waters of the Hudson River and New York Harbor! Listed by the NY Times this is sure to be a memorable event!  Marea’s talented team has curated an exquisite multi-course menu, specifically tailored to enjoy while aboard the America 2.0 – a modern tribute to the first boat that won the America’s Cup in 1851.

 

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Marea at Sea Description from the NY Times listing

 

The menu includesa sailboat sailing down the river with the statue of liberty behind it

First plating:

– Gougére: tuna tartare, crème fraiche, caviar
– Oyster en escabeche: marinated East Coast oyster, pickled plum, charred scallion, roasted garlic, crostini chip
– Branzino: bass crudo, panzanella, Castelvetrano olive
– Ricciola: hamachi crudo, fig, caper, fennel

Second Plating:

– Beef Tartare: hand chopped beef, crostini, shallot, cornichon
– Astice: lobster, tomato, eggplant, stracciatella , basil
– Seafood Salad: shrimp, scallop, sepia, salmoriglio
– Melanzana: fairytale eggplant stuffed with caponata

Dessert Plating:

– Bite-sized sweets to finish

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several assortment of dishes of seafood and fruit, with half filled wine glasses

Marea At Sea: Light Bites from Coastal Italy aboard the classic Schooner America 2.0.

Join us for this 2 hour sunset sail aboard the Schooner America 2.0 and enjoy a curated sampling of Marea’s renowned crudos, a taste of their famous Astice appetizer and, of course, caviar. Each dish has been thoughtfully crafted and reimagined to enjoy at sea, while on the decks of New York’s newest and most elegant schooner, America 2.0!

  Duration: 2 hrs  Boat: Schooner America 2.0  Cost: $178 to $228

Sail with PRIDE

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Press Release: Sail with PRIDEPRIDE NYC

PRIDE 2023: New York Harbor PRIDE Sail for the Hetrick-Martin Institute

Sponsored by Classic Harbor Line

For the benefit of transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming, and queer youth support programs of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Classic Harbor Line hosts a sail in New York Harbor on Saturday June 24, 10:30-12:30100% of net ticket sales goes to the Hetrick-Martin Institute

A 400 square foot spinnaker cloth Pride Flag will be flown.  The flag will be hoisted to the aft-leading edge of their mainsail as they glide from Chelsea Piers, south on the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back.  Subsequently, this Pride Flag is nearly half the size of schooner Adirondack’s mainsail and will certainly prove to be an epic and awe-inspiring experience for all those who see it.

Founded in 1979, Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization serving LGBTQIA+ youth services organization. HMI provides its youth members with access to mental health services, social services, basic needs such as toiletries and clothing. As well as remote and in-person programming services focused on education, workforce development and arts & culture.  Today, HMI serves more than 2,000 at-risk youth each year between the ages of 13 and 24 from more than 300 zip codes in New York and throughout the tri-state area, and an additional 8,000 young people through outreach efforts. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals focused on basic needs, mental health, and job readiness skills, HMI seeks to foster healthy youth development. HMI promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.

NYC Pride Sail in NY Harbor

New York Harbor PRIDE Sail for the Hetrick-Martin Institute

Celebrate PRIDE with us and step aboard for an afternoon sail on one of our classic Schooners! 100% of net ticket sales goes to benefit transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth programs of the Hetrick-Martin Institute.  So, grab your friends, soak up the sun and sail with us through the waters we proudly call home.  

  Duration: 2 hrs  Boat: Adirondack OR America 2.0  Cost: Adult $125

CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO FROM WORLD PRIDE!

Take a Romantic Cruise Around Manhattan

Couple raises a glass to Lady liberty on motor yacht Manhattan II

20 Unique Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in NYC This Year

– PUREWOW

Two glasses of Valentine's Day Champagne flank either side of One World Trade on the deck of Manhattan II

Purewow featured Classic Harbor Line‘s Valentine’s Day Cruise as a top 20 unique way to spend Valentine’s Day. As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s no better way to celebrate love than aboard Classic Harbor Line’s enchanting Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting Cruise.

Celebrate Love with Classic Harbor Line’s Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting Cruise

Set sail with us on this unique cruise designed to create unforgettable memories with your special someone. Our 1920s-style yacht, Manhattan II, offers the perfect ambiance for a night of romance. Firstly as you step aboard, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome and a glass of sparkling champagne to set the mood.

The Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting Cruise is more than just a ride on the water; it’s an indulgent experience. Enjoy a 4-glass champagne tasting.  Each glass is paired with cheeses, fruits, chocolates & other accouterments. These are all hand-picked by our in-house wine & cheese expert for this NYC Valentine’s Day activity. Then our expert will guide you through the tasting, sharing insights on the nuances of each champagne and its perfect pairing. The intimate setting and the soft glow of the yacht’s interior make for a truly magical evening.

As you sip your champagne, take in the breathtaking views of the New York City skyline. The yacht cruises along the Hudson River, offering stunning vistas of iconic landmarks. Landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the glittering city lights. Undeniably there’s nothing quite like the sight of Manhattan’s skyline at night, reflected in the tranquil waters, to set a romantic tone.

Moreover whether you’re celebrating a new romance or a lasting love, our Valentine’s Day Cruise is the perfect way to make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable. The combination of exquisite champagne, gourmet pairings, and the serene beauty of New York Harbor creates an experience that you and your loved one will cherish forever.

Tickets for this exclusive event are limited. Book your Valentine’s Day Tickets Here!

Join us for an evening of elegance and romance on Classic Harbor Line’s Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting Cruise. Make this Valentine’s Day truly special with a night to remember on the water.

NYC 4th of July Fireworks with a view

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NYC 4th of July Fireworks with a view!

Classic Harbor Line has been listed as one of the 5 best places to view the NYC Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Cruise by Crains New York! With our intimate classic style yachts you will have the best crowd-free seats. Be front row to see the magical display of fireworks that Macy’s puts off every year. See the New York City sunset. Then watch the city lights come up with a glass of Champagne in hand before the start of the show.  

Grab your tickets for our NYC 4th of July fireworks cruise here. Click here to read the Crains New York article

NYC 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

New York Daily News: Citywide Summer Hotspots

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New York Daily News: Citywide Summer Hotspots

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wave hello to summer at these citywide hotspots

magazine of assortment of cruise photos, highlighting sightseeing and activities to do

Sail back in time with Classic Harbor Line

“Citywide Summer Hotspots feature: Classic Harbor Line. Before underground transit systems crisscrossed the five boroughs, many New Yorkers traveled to work with the help of specially designed commuter yachts.  

Classic Harbor Line gives historically inclined folks the chance to experience the city’s waterways aboard those vintage vessels from the 1920s, on replicas built in Albany by renowned Scarano brothers. The motor yachts have enclosed cabins and open decks, meaning they’re a good bet for any kind of weather. 

Anyone who really wants to go back in time can go for a sail on elegant 1800s-style schooners America 2.0 and Adirondack, with a captain, a crew and a glass of champagne to round out the experience. 

Regular sightseeing tours cost about $58, while kids’ tickets are less. Sail on the Schooners run closer to $100, while day trips can cost up to $300. Sail boats leave from Pier 62 in Chelsea Piers. “

Thank you to New York Daily News for naming Classic Harbor Line one of your citywide summer hotspots!

Our Town: Getting Rid of Single Use Plastic with Classic Harbor Line

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Our Town: Getting Rid of Single Use Plastic with Classic Harbor Line

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Thank you Meryl Phair from Our Town: The local paper for Downtown for joining us and sharing our initiative! We continually work hard to find new ways to make less impact on our environment. Working with Cup Zero is a step towards cutting down on waist in NYC. Read about what we are doing with Meryl’s article. 

“Aboard Classic Harbor Line’s America 2.0 schooner, the guests on the day sail to the Statue of Liberty sit back and enjoy an afternoon on the water. As the boat moves along the Hudson, complimentary drinks are served. Instead of typical single-use cups, the charter and tour boat fleet recently switched over to Cup Zero, a reusable drinkware alternative. The cup says, “Hey I’m worth more than one drink” along with a reminder to “Return me when you’re done.”” Click here to continue reading! 

Close up shot of a Cup Zero cup for sustainable purposes aboard the Schooner America 2.0

A summary

The article explains that New York City is renowned for its convenience, but this comes at a cost. The city generates more than 14 million tons of trash annually. Among the most problematic items are disposable cups at the present time. In the United States, a staggering 58 billion single-use paper cups are discarded each year. This equates to 110,000 cups every minute.

New York lags behind other major cities in waste reduction efforts. Only around one-fifth of the city’s waste is recycled. The NYC Department of Sanitation estimates that approximately 25% of trash from businesses and 18% from homes reaches recycling facilities.

Cup Zero aims to address this issue by preventing waste accumulation. Co-founder Michael Cyr, previously worked in the waste industry. He witnessed the limited recyclability of our waste firsthand. He met his partner Zsolt Bendel at a climbing gym. Bendel was then working in nightlife production and concerned about the excess plastic cups from events. All in all this sparked the idea for Cup Zero. Together, they conceived a reusable cup service for venues and events.

As a result of this partnership in 2022, Classic Harbor Line saved 24K single use plastic cups from landfill! 

NYC Climate Change Boat Tour

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NYC Climate Change Boat Tour

Join us for a NYC Climate Change Boat Tour. Brand New: AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC.  Take a look and see what Straus News online publication OUR TOWN wrote!

As professional sailors, we directly observe the pollutants in our waterways. We see the rising sea levels. Additionally we see the increasing average daily temperatures caused by climate change. Every year, we carefully review and adjust our operating procedures to minimize our carbon emissions. Our goal is to significantly reduce or completely eliminate our use of single-use plastics. We prioritize purchasing items that align with these values. We design tours that not only educate but also inspire positive change for the health of our planet.Close up shot of Yacht Manhattan docked at Chelsea Piers with the Yachts Manhattan II and Kingston in the background. NYC Climate Change Boat Tour.

 

“The Climate Change tour will be dynamic as the story of global heating is an ever-adapting one. The hope of all those involved in getting the educational cruise out on the water is to start more conversations, efforts, and decisions about preserving New York City.”

Click here to check out dates for the tour!

 

Our Town: Climate Change Tour

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Our Town LogoOur brand-new AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC launched on Friday May 6th and writer Meryl Phair was able to join us on this maiden voyage.  Read about her journey on this tour as well as the journey of the partnership between Classic Harbor Line and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY).

On this tour explores how Climate Change is affecting our city and people, and the actions NYC is taking to mitigate pending threats and reduce its carbon footprint.  

Grab your NYC Climate Tour Tickets now! 

Read about Meryl Phairs journey from Our Town: The local paper for Downtown here! Close up photo of the Yacht Manhattan docked at Chelsea Piers, with Manhattan II and Kingston in the background