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Around Manhattan Join us and choose any boat tour of Manhattan Island that we have to offer! Step aboard one of our 1920s style beauties, the Manhattan & Manhattan II. Our yachts run several Manhattan Island Boat Tours that will circumnavigate the entire island of NYC. Cruise around NYC by boat and you will see all that this city has to offer with views of all the iconic landmarks we are known for.  Get stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and cruise with us under the amazing bridges. 

We built the Yacht Manhattan & Manhattan II low enough to fit under all 18 bridges around NYC.  They are also designed to give comfort and elegance to the groups that cruise within their cabins. Ride with us and enjoy the splendor of the City, from world-renowned architecture to the endless bridges. We also travel on the 3 historic waterways that outline her shores: The Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers! Get up close with Lady Liberty and cruise by the World Trade Center and under the Brooklyn Bridge, all of which are perfect for snapping some amazing photos. 

Our boat rides are perfect for your out of town guests, native New Yorkers, and tourists alike.  We are not like the other sightseeing boat rides in NY Harbor, because we keep the capacity limited to create an intimate experience for you.  

Our Manhattan Island Boat Tours offer an Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise, Architecture, Historic and Bridge & Infrastructure Tours. All of these cruises depart from the historic Chelsea Piers, Pier 62. 

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Around Manhattan Holiday Escape

Around Manhattan Island Holiday Escape

Start your weekend off aboard one of our classic yachts for a Around Manhattan Island Holiday Escape cruise! Tis the season to get into the holiday spirit and what better way than to join us one of the Manhattan yachts decked out in holiday decor. Experience a beautiful morning Brunch cruise around New York City. Sip on Mimosas and cruise around the island of Manhattan.  

  Duration: 2.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Starting at $78

Bring your own Brunch Cruise

Around Manhattan ‘Bring your own Brunch’ Cruise

Grab your friends and brunch and join us to cruise around Manhattan! This is aimed to create a simple, enjoyable and Covid-safe picnic bunch experience: Bring your own! Whether it is bagels from your local bakery or a breakfast packed from home – we ask that you keep it simple and safe! We offer one complimentary choice of soda, juice, coffee, tea, beer, wine, champagne, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa!  Additional beverages can be purchased at our onboard bar or through an advance beverage package.

  Duration: 2.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Starting at $78

World One and the Yacht Manhattan II | Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

Guided by members of the American Institute of Architects, the New York City architecture tour will take you on a full circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan. During the 2 hour and 45 minute cruise you will explore recent and innovative skyscrapers, local, national, and international award-winning architects, enduring Art Deco and Beaux Arts icons as well as waterfront parks and infrastructure.  The newest features of the evolving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & Bronx waterfronts are seen in comfort and style, from the climate-controlled, enclosed back-deck observatory or from our open bow; for some fresh air and sunlight. Continuing education credits available »

BUY GIFT CERTIFICATE

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

NYC Sightseeing Boat Ride | Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Bridge Infrastructure Tour

John Kriskiewicz, professor of Architecture and City Planning at Parsons and FIT, is your host for a full circumnavigation tour that takes an in depth look at the engineering marvels of all of New York City’s fantastic, historic, and wildly different bridges and tunnels! Historical anecdotes and tales of great human engineering feats tell the story of these great 18 bridges and 4 tunnels.  Continuing education credits available »

  Duration: 2.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $86 | Student $68

AIANY Around Manhattan Historic Architecture Tour

The narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals and is as comprehensive as the standard AIANY circumnavigation tour. Aboard the yachts, experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight. The Historic Architecture Boat Tour will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, focusing on individual landmark buildings and historic districts, as well as historic monuments, bridges, and landscapes. Among the themes to be explored are:

•    Adaptive re-use of historic structures, such as The High Line, that have been creatively reinvented for new uses along the post-industrial waterfront
•    Protecting architectural heritage, including the evolution and implementation of New York City’s Landmarks Law
•    Sustainability and historic buildings

Continuing education credits available »

  Duration: 2.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $86 | Student $68

AIANY Urban Ecology Tour

Don’t miss the AIANY NYC INFRASTRUCTURE & URBAN ECOLOGY TOUR, a collaboration between AIANY and Classic Harbor Line, focusing on issues of urban ecology! This 2-hour cruise will introduce guests to the delicate balance between the region’s expanding harbor infrastructure and its vital marine ecology. Our guide from the AIANY will illustrate a range of historic and modern “working waterfront” sites that co-exist side by side with new parks for public access and recreation. Come and learn about the efforts to reintroduce oysters and soften hard shorelines to support aquatic habitats and absorb storm surge and rising sea levels. In the Upper Bay you will see diverse working vessels and learn about their specific roles in bringing international goods to NYC and maintaining the harbor. Tour Sites include Liberty State Park, Global Container Terminal, Weeks Marine, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Sims Metal, Governors Island, and Brooklyn Bridge Park  Come join us on this special cruise and experience a comfortable tour from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight.  Continuing education credits available »

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan II   Cost: $68 Adult | $48 Student

Best Mother's Day Brunch Cruise | Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

Treat mom to the elegant yacht she deserves! Bring her aboard the Manhattan for a leisurely weekend brunch, including a buffet style spread from our famous Around Manhattan Brunch Menu: a bagels & lox station, waffle station, fresh-made quiches, sausages, spiral ham, salad, and loads of fresh local pastries! 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   Cost: Adult $96 | Child $72