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CBS New York!

the Yacht Mariner Three sailing down a river full of boats and fireworks going off in the distance

“You get the sunset and the fireworks which is a great show!”

– Rossilynne Culgan (Timeout New York)

Fireworks light up the sky in NY Harbor on 4th of July

A huge thank you to Timeout New York for the shoutout on CBS New York!

As the 4th of July approaches, there’s no better way to celebrate America’s Independence Day than by experiencing the iconic New York City fireworks from the water. Classic Harbor Line invites you to join us for an unforgettable evening aboard our elegant yachts and schooners, offering you the best seats in the city for this dazzling display.

At Classic Harbor Line, we pride ourselves on providing a fun and luxurious experience on the water. Our fleet combines elegance with modern comfort, ensuring a memorable night for all our guests. Like Rossilynne mentioned on CBS New York, the cruise included watching the sunset over the New York City skyline. Once the sky darkens a spectacular fireworks display will light up the night sky.


From our yachts and schooners, you’ll have a front-row seat to the fireworks. Panoramic views of iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and One World Trade Center will make it a night to remember.

Choose from our meticulously maintained vessels. Our yachts Manhattan and Manhattan II offer climate-controlled observatories and open-air decks. With large windows and spacious seating, you won’t miss a moment of the action. For those who love the romance of sailing, the Schooner Adirondack and schooner America 2.0 provide a classic maritime experience. Sail through the Hudson River and feel the excitement build as you approach the fireworks display.


Our 4th of July cruises are designed to make your evening special. Enjoy an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres as you relax and take in the scenery. Our professional and friendly crew will ensure you have everything you need for a perfect night. The cruises depart from Chelsea Pier 62 and last approximately 2-3 hours, including the fireworks display.

Seats are limited, so don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to celebrate Independence Day in style. Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, Classic Harbor Line’s 4th of July cruises promise an evening of elegance, excitement, and unparalleled views.

Book your cruise today!

Join us for an evening of fireworks, festivities, and unforgettable moments on the water.

4th of July Firework Magic

Fireworks light up the sky in NY Harbor on 4th of July

“Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in NYC 2024”

Condé Nast Traveler

Guests on the deck of schooner America 2.0 in NY Harbor

When it comes to experiencing the magic of the 4th of July fireworks in New York City, there’s no better way than being right on the Hudson River. We at Classic Harbor Line are thrilled to be recommended by Condé Nast Traveler as the river cruise to take for this spectacular holiday! Here’s what Juliet Izon had to say about our offerings:


“There may be no way to get closer to the fireworks action than by being on the Hudson River itself. And many of the city’s famed cruising companies will be offering special trips just for the 4th of July holiday. Much of Classic Harbor Line’s fleet will be running that night, from cruises with Yacht Manhattan and Manhattan II, along with a Fourth of July sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack.”

Imagine yourself aboard one of our elegant yachts or schooners. You take in the vibrant city skyline as it comes alive with fireworks. Our fleet will be out in full force, offering various unique and unforgettable experiences:

  • Yacht Manhattan and Manhattan II: These classic 1920s-style yachts offer a luxurious and intimate setting. With climate-controlled observatories and open-air decks. Enjoy panoramic views of the fireworks while sipping on your favorite drink from our full-service bar.
  • Schooner Adirondack: For those who prefer the charm and romance of sailing, our Schooner Adirondack provides a classic sailing experience. Feel the wind in your hair and the excitement in the air as you glide through the water. Be perfectly positioned to watch the dazzling fireworks display.

Schooner America 2.0, and Yacht Kingston will also be taking to the waters for the spectacle.

Book Your Spot Straightaway!

Undeniably, spaces are limited! Our 4th of July cruises are always in high demand. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate America’s birthday with style and class aboard Classic Harbor Line.

Visit our website or call us at (212) 627-1825.

Fireworks with Classic Harbor Line

Guests sit aboard America 2.0 during the 4th of July Fireworks cruise, sailing down the Hudson

“Here are the top 4th of July events in NYC for making the most of America’s Independence this year.”

– Timeout

Fireworks light up the sky in NY Harbor on 4th of July

We are thrilled to share that Timeout has recommended Classic Harbor Line as a top way to experience the 4th of July fireworks in New York City! See the fireworks with Classic Harbor Line!

At Classic Harbor Line, there’s no better way to celebrate Independence Day than being on the water. Especially when you’re perfectly surrounded by breathtaking views of the city skyline and an unforgettable fireworks display.

Our 4th of July cruises depart from Chelsea Pier 62 and offer a VIP-level experience, complete with an open standard bar and ample light hors d’oeuvres.

Imagine watching the brilliant fireworks display reflected on the water. Your backdrop consists of the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center. Meanwhile, you sip on something deliciously bubbly and take a bite of something tasty. The combination of the vibrant colors, the stunning skyline, and the festive atmosphere creates a truly unparalleled experience. It’s not just a cruise! This is a celebration of our nation’s independence in one of the most iconic cities in the world. With this in mind….

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the 4th of July in style with Classic Harbor Line. Book your seats now and get ready for an evening of breathtaking views, delicious refreshments, and unforgettable fireworks.

Visit our website or call us at (212) 627-1825 to secure your tickets today!

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard for a night to remember!

Classic Harbor Line Pride

Between the sails of Classic Harbor Line's schooner the Pride flag waves in the sun.

“We’ve got all of our picks of the best parties, events, performances and more LGBTQ+ things to do in NYC to celebrate Pride Month.” -Timeout

Classic Harbor Line's Schooner Adirondack sails in the Hudson with 400 sqft Pride Flag in tow

Classic Harbor Line Pride sails are back, and they’re better than ever! Picture this: a two-hour cruise on a majestic classic Schooner, where you’ll soak in jaw-dropping views of the city’s landmarks.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30. We’re setting sail from Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers. As we glide past One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, and the iconic Statue of Liberty, a vibrant 400-square-foot Pride flag will be fluttering above us, celebrating love and pride.

Saturday tickets are priced at $125/adult, and Sunday tickets for $150/adult. Our Sunday sail will have the best seat in the house for the Pride fireworks show. Each ticket comes with your choice of drink—beer, wine, champagne, or soda—and you’re welcome to pack a picnic for the ride.

Purchase your tickets here!

Every cent of the net ticket sales goes straight to the Hetrick-Martin Institute. HMI is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit supporting LGBTQIA+ youth. This year, as we celebrate our fifth anniversary of this fabulous partnership, we’re aiming to raise a whopping $15,000 for HMI. Come a help us do it!

Come for one of Classic Harbor Line Pride Sails, bring your pride, and let’s make some waves for a fantastic cause. See you on the water!

The Ultimate Fireworks Cruise

Macy's 4th of July fireworks display from a Classic Harbor Line Cruise

New York Daily News – “Where and when to watch 2023 Macy’s July 4th fireworks in NYC

the yacht manhattan sailing down a river full of boats and fireworks shooting in the distance

Classic Harbor Line is excited to be featured in the New York Daily News article “Where and when to watch 2023 Macy’s July 4th Fireworks in NYC”.

Get ready for an unforgettable Independence Day celebration with Classic Harbor Line’s spectacular Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Cruise. As New York City lights up in patriotic splendor, there’s no better place to be than aboard one of our elegant yachts. Sail the Hudson River for front-row views of the dazzling fireworks display.

Celebrate the 4th of July with Classic Harbor Line: The Ultimate Fireworks Cruise

Our cruises offer the ultimate way to experience the America’s birthday. Firstly, step aboard the beautifully crafted Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II. Once aboard you’ll be greeted with a complimentary drink and light hors d’oeuvres. As we set sail from Chelsea Piers, you will enjoy panoramic views of the iconic NYC skyline. Thereafter coming upon views of the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge. All beautifully illuminated against the twilight sky.

As the evening progresses, settle into your comfortable seating and prepare to be awed as the sky bursts into a kaleidoscope of colors. The Macy’s fireworks show, renowned as one of the largest and most impressive in the country, is perfectly viewed from your front row seat on the water. With an open bar and ample space to relax and take in the sights, our cruise ensures a memorable 4th of July for all.

Whether you’re celebrating with family, friends, or that special someone, Classic Harbor Line’s 4th of July Fireworks Cruise promises an exceptional experience. Our attentive crew is dedicated to making your night enjoyable and stress-free. We give you the ability to focus on the beauty of the fireworks and the joy of being on the water.

Book your seats now to secure your spot on the most exciting cruise of the summer. Join us for a night of celebration, stunning views, and undeniably unforgettable memories with Classic Harbor Line.