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Chelsea Piers Join us for a NYC Boat Tour at our Chelsea Piers location.  Chelsea Piers is the main location for the Classic Harbor Line NYC operation. Yacht Manhattan, Manhattan II, Kingston, and the Schooner Adirondack & America 2.0 are all docked at Pier 62. Whether you are looking for an educational architecture boat tour or a leisurely NYC sunset sail you are sure to enjoy your time out in New York Harbor with our professional crew.  

Schooner Adirondack and Schooner America 2.0 offer a variety of sailing excursions that take you out into NY Harbor and sail you past the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. If you are looking for a romantic NYC date idea, the sunset sail and city lights sails are a perfect fit for a relaxing, breathtaking evening. 

Our motor yachts; Manhattan, Manhattan II and Kingston allow for a NYC sightseeing boat tour experience in a classic upscale environment. Step aboard one of these 1920s commuter yachts for a educational AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture tour, or enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with our wine expert Wendy Crispell.


Sunset Sail on Schooner America 2.0

Sunset Sail aboard Schooner America 2.0

Experience the most stylish means of viewing a New York City sunset; sailing aboard the Schooner America 2.0. While sailing you will be treated to a glass of champagne by our exceptional crew as you watch the vibrant warm rays of the sun sink peacefully into the horizon.  Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city with your favorite companions when you board this 105-foot, 1800s styled vessel, America 2.0. She’s perfect for romantic outings, entertaining friends from out of town, or just relaxing.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: America 2.0   Cost: Adult $76 - $96

Sunset Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

Sunset Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

See New York City sunset from the water on this evening sightseeing sail of the borough’s waterside landmarks. Climb aboard our beautiful 80-foot schooner, the Adirondack, and join your captain in this peaceful, picturesque sail away from the concrete and noise of the city. (Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Adirondack   Cost: Adult $76 - $96

City Lights Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

City Lights Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

Experience New York City lights like you never have on this sail past the bright and beautiful borough of Manhattan. You’ll take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen — from the water. You will also enjoy spectacular views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge lit up by the evening lights.

  Duration: 1.75 hrs   Boat: Adirondack   Cost: Adult $56 - $64

AIANY Industrial Waterways Tour to Freshkills Park

AIANY Industrial Waterfront Tour into Freshkills Park

Cruise the active, vibrant waterway of the Kill Van Kull and into the heart of Freshkills Park of Staten Island on one of our luxury yachts. The AIANY & planners of the Freshkills Park host this special Classic Harbor Line tour. This is the only water tour available to the public into the Freshkills waterway. Officially closed in 2001, Freshkills has embarked on a 30-year project to be transformed into the largest city park in NYC! Continuing education credits available »

 

  Duration: 3.25 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $86 - $106 | Student $68

Fourth of July Cruise aboard Yacht Kingston

Fourth of July Cruise aboard Yacht Kingston

Step aboard the most intimate classic yacht in town to take in the spectacular Macy’s Fireworks! You and a few other guests will be aboard one of our 1920s-style water taxi to zip out on to the water! The Kingston features wrap-around seating, a covered area midship and an uncovered forward deck for excellent skyward views.  A delicious prix fixe light hors d’ oeuvres menu will be served along with a standard open bar (Beer, Wine, Champagne and Soft Drinks). 

  Duration: 3 hrs   Boat: Kingston   Cost: $428-$492

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AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

Explore NYC’s new and enduring architecture, engineering marvels and the revitalized waterfront from the teak decks of Classic Harbor Line’s elegant motor yachts. The “Around Manhattan’s” insightful tour narration is eloquently shared by AIANY (American Institute of Architects) members. The story of NYC’s development is described as a broad overview for visitors yet includes deeper insights to satisfy demanding locals. Catch new and alluring sites including Little Island at Pier 55, the Hudson Yards “mega-project”, the continuing ascent of “supertall” luxury residential towers and join a discussion of how cities might adapt in the post-Covid era. Continuing education credits available »

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  Duration: 2.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Starting at Adult $86 - $106 | Student $68

Sunset or City Lights Cruise on Yacht Kingston

Sunset Cruise on Yacht Kingston

Step aboard the most intimate classic yachts in town to take in the spectacular New York City Skyline at Sunset! You and only up to 48 other guests will be aboard one of our 1920s style water taxis to zip out on to the Hudson in style! Our identical “mini yacht”, Kingston is the smallest and newest power yacht in the Classic Harbor Line fleet.

  Duration: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Kingston   Cost: Adult $62

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Around Manhattan Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

Treat mom to the elegant yacht she deserves! Bring her aboard the Manhattan II for a leisurely weekend brunch, including  a delicious three-course prix fixe menu served at your private table. A complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa is included! We’ll cruise all the way around the entire island — seeing all the major sites including the Statue of Liberty!

  Duration: 2.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $124 - $142 | Child $72

City Lights Sail aboard Schooner America 2.0

Board the 105-foot, 1800s styled, Schooner America 2.0 after dusk to take a tour of the unmatched Manhattan skyline. Bring your favorite companion or a group of friends to enjoy the lights as you sip on champagne in the peaceful late-night breezes of the Harbor. The City Lights sail on America 2.0 is an exquisite choice for an after-dinner event or to finish any day in the city. (Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

  Duration: 1.75 hrs   Boat: America 2.0   Cost: Adult $56 - $64

Sightseeing Sail of NY Harbor on Schooner Adirondack | Classic Harbor Line

Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on Adirondack

See New York like you never have on this 2 hour sail aboard the Adirondack, a wooden 80-foot pilot schooner. Within five minutes of leaving the dock, you’ll forget the mayhem and noise of Manhattan street life, and you’ll feel the relaxing breeze of New York Harbor! Sail past the Statue of Liberty and get the best view of the NYC Skyline with the World Trade Center standing tall.  

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Adirondack   Cost: Adult $58 - $78 | Child $28 - $34 | Infant $14 - $16

Mimosa Sail aboard Schooner America 2.0

Start your Saturday off with a Mimosa Sail aboard the stunning Schooner America 2.0. Sit with friends and family and enjoy an early afternoon out on the water in NY Harbor. Offering a premium sailing experience, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant sailing ship designed for our fleet. Added to our fleet in 2011, the America 2.0 provides the most exceptional day sailing one can find in New York Harbor.  So sit back and relax for two hours on this classic yacht. 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: America 2.0   Cost: Adult $68 - $78 | Child $34 | Infant $14 - $16

AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC

The best way to understand the many facets of climate change in New York City is by traveling along its waterways….Step aboard Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II for the *AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC * and learn about how climate change is affecting our city and people, and the actions NYC is taking to mitigate pending threats and reduce its carbon footprint. This tour will address the pressing need for sustainable design and greater resiliency, delving into how New York City is reducing fossil fuel consumption, strengthening its natural habitats, and reimagining its transportation infrastructure. The tour will also explore the importance of the environmental justice movement in New York City. (Offered on Fridays!)

  Duration: 2.75 hrs (offered on Most Fridays)   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Starting at Adult $86 - $106 | Student $68

AIANY Alrededor de Manhattan Tour Arquitectura (en español)

Únase a nosotros a bordo de las cubiertas de teca de nuestros elegantes yates estilo años 20, el Manhattan y el Manhattan II, y disfrute de los sitios arquitectónicos de la ciudad de Nueva York, como se ven mejor desde el agua. El recorrido “Alrededor de Manhattan” está narrado por miembros del capítulo de Nueva York del Instituto Americano de Arquitectos (AIANY). Es lo suficientemente general para los visitantes pero rico en detalles para los locales. A bordo de los yates, experimente un recorrido cómodo y único a lo largo de los ríos Hudson, East y Harlem desde el observatorio cerrado y climatizado en la cubierta trasera, o pasee por las cubiertas exteriores para tomar aire fresco y la luz del sol con una bebida de cortesía en la mano. En este crucero de 2,75 horas, circunnavegará la isla de Manhattan (pasando por debajo de los 18 puentes) mientras contempla monumentos, arquitectura, parques e infraestructura. (Ofrecido los Viernes)

  Duration: 2.75 hrs (Ofrecido los Jueves)   Boat: Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: $86 - $106

Classic Cocktails with a Twist aboard Yacht Manhattan

Enjoy and savor a well-made ‘welcome aboard’ on the house cocktail varied by week! Watch the city pass by while relaxing in your private, partitioned seating area surrounded by large windows. Snap a few shots as we linger in front of the Statue of Liberty, explore the outer decks or stay cozy in your private nook; every vantage point offers the BEST VIEWS OF NYC. Welcome in a new era of 20s cocktails with a Sake Gimlet or a Grapefruit & Rosemary Rickey. Our sophisticated cocktail menu is packed with creative modern-day spins. A full bar is available to purchase additional drinks by credit card. A specialty cocktail menu is also available!

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $78. -$84

NYC Mimosa Sail

Mimosa Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

Start your Saturday off with a Mimosa Sail aboard the stunning Schooner Adirondack. Sit with friends and family and enjoy an early afternoon out on the water in NY Harbor. Offering a premium sailing experience, the *Schooner Adirondack* is the legend of our fleet. Climbing aboard *Adirondack*, our 80-foot wooden pilot schooner, you will quickly forget the mayhem and noise of Manhattan street life.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Schooner Adirondack   Cost: Adult $68 to $78 | Child $34 | Infant $14 - $16

NYC Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise | Classic Harbor Line

Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

Climb aboard the Manhattan, our cozy, elegant 1920s style yacht as we travel northbound on the Hudson River in style!  Admire the last leaves of fall in their splendor through the skylights of our ship’s heated and enclosed observatory. Observe New York’s most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change. Our brunch is a three-course prix fixe menu served at your private table: freshly made New York bakery and pastry, salmon and lox, Chef’s seasonal salad with an Autumn twist, a roasted ham and more.  Includes a complimentary bloody Mary, mimosa, beer, wine or champagne. 

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  Duration: 2.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $124 - $142 | Child $72 | Infant $18

NYC Architecture at Night

AIANY Architecture and the Lights of Gotham

Building on the successful ten-year collaboration between AIANY and Classic Harbor Line, this new architecture boat tour capitalizes on the remarkable skyline of Manhattan after sunset. From the time the Brooklyn Bridge was inaugurated with dazzling lights and fireworks in 1883, architects and lighting designers have understood the importance of presenting their structures in the night sky. “The city that never sleeps” is stunningly illuminated more than ever. Today’s designers have a sophisticated array of sources, colors and programs to operate their lighting systems. Take to the waters with an expert AIANY guide to see the latest in how architects and lighting designers are creating a new, more dynamic nighttime experience. View the famously mesmerizing lights of Manhattan and explore the latest trends and innovations in architectural lighting. There really is no better way to capture this view as the iconic NYC skyline reflects off the surrounding waters. This two hour-and fifteen-minute narrated cruise will depart at sunset from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and will include the Lower Hudson River, the Upper Bay and the East River. Prominent examples include the Statue of Liberty from 1886, the Woolworth Tower in 1913, the 1931 Empire State Building, and New York City’s latest supertall building, One World Trade Center. Continuing education credits available »

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $92 - $78 | Student $56

Festive Holiday Boat Cruise NYC | Classic Harbor Line

Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise

Please join us for this special warm and cozy cruise with your friends, family, and all your loved ones during the Holiday Season. Step inside the toasty solarium in full holiday decor for a one hour and thirty minute cruise to see the New York City lights. Listen to Holiday songs backed by a live band!  One complimentary drink of Beer, Wine, Champagne or Delicious Hot Cocoa (Spiked if you please), Cookies, and treats for all our guests are included! (**Additional Drinks are available for purchase)   This is a NYC Holiday cruise that you just can’t miss! 

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  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: General Admission $96 - $124

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Holiday Jazz Cruise

Step aboard our luxury Yacht Manhattan II in full holiday decor and join us for our romantic Holiday Jazz Cruise.  Enjoy this 1.5 hour cruise with your loved one and a glass of Champagne in hand.  See the city lights twinkle at night as you cozy up for an evening out in NY Harbor aboard a luxury yacht.  A complimentary beer, wine, hot cocoa (spiked if you please) or champagne from the bar is offered on all trips. Additional drinks are available for purchase.

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  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan II   Cost: General Admission $96 - $124

NYC Holiday Cruise

Statue & Skyline Holiday Cocoa Cruise

Don’t let the cold scare you! Step aboard one of our classic, climate controlled yachts, decked out in holiday decor and cruise with us into NY Harbor.  Take in the most famous skyline in the world and get an up close view of the Statue of Liberty.  This is one of NYCs Best Holiday Sightseeing Cruises!  Intimate and cozy, you are sure to enjoy your time out with us and make it a memorable experience. 

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $48 - $64 | Child $28 | Infant $14

Champagne Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated cityscape during a comfortable and unique NYC Harbor sunset cruise through the Hudson and NY Harbor. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open decks or the glass observatory of this Gatsby-esque 1920s style yacht. (Photo by Tali Blankfeld).

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adult Starting at $78 - $84

Champagne City Lights Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

City Lights Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Experience a Romantic New York Sightseeing cruise like never before. Step aboard our luxurious 1920s inspired motor yacht. Cozy up in the climate controlled observation cabin to take in the iconic sights. Join us for a bright and beautiful New York City Skyline by nightfall during a comfortable and unique NY Harbor Cruise. This romantic cruise is truly one of the most spectacular ways to see NYC! (Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

  Duration: 1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult Starting at $68 - $84