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Lower Manhattan Tours Take in the NYC skyline of lower Manhattan aboard one of our NYC Harbor Cruises.  These sightseeing Cruises depart from either our Chelsea Piers location or our North Cove Marina location. Come aboard any one of our yachts and experience a boat ride journey. Cruise with us down the Hudson River and into NY Harbor.

Along the way you will see the Statue of Liberty, the Financial District, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge! Take in the most famous skyline in the world from the decks of our classic yachts!  Whether you want to experience this by sail boat or motor yacht we have the perfect NY Harbor Cruise for you.  

Our NYC Harbor Cruises range from a Sushi and Sake Sunset Sail to an evening Jazz Cruise. Do you just want to get out in the sun and on the water for the afternoon?  Jump aboard for one of our Day Sails or a classic Statue and Skyline Cruise.  Whichever Lower Manhattan Sightseeing Cruise you pick, you are sure to have excellent photo opportunities of the major iconic landmarks or have the best backdrop for your selfie!

COVID-19 UPDATES: Please click HERE to see how we have changed our operation due to Covid-19. 


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 - $86

Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Boat Tour| Classic Harbor Line

Statue and Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

Experience a New York Sightseeing cruise like never before. Step aboard our 1920s inspired motor yacht and take in the iconic sights that NY Harbor has to offer. This is a wonderful cruise to treat out of town guests to see the sites and is a perfect sightseeing cruise for children. Sit back and relax on this elegantly crafted boat as you cruise by Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and have views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge! 

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $48 | Child $28

Day Sail aboard Schooner America 2.0

Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

Enjoy a day sail on this 105-foot schooner that is perfect for family outings, dates, and entertaining. A sail on America 2.0 is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. Within five minutes of leaving the dock you’ll feel the relaxing breeze of New York Harbor; forgetting the mayhem and noise of Manhattan. Take in all the iconic sites of this famous city from the perspective of the water.  Sail past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  Get the perspective of this famous city skyline from the decks of this stunning schooner. 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: America 2.0   Cost: Adult $58 - $68 | Child $28 - $32

Jazz Sail NYC

Live Jazz City Lights or Sunset Sail

Join us for a magical evening of live jazz aboard the decks of our stunning 105 foot schooner.  Sit back and relax with a glass of Champagne in hand and glide through the darkness of NY Harbor with the twinkling skyline as your backdrop or the magical sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty.  This sail is perfect for date night or a group of friends looking to do something unique. Enjoy a live Jazz trio from the decks of this elegant schooner.  (This sail is offered during the city lights time slot as well as the sunset time slot) 

  Duration: 1.5 - 2 hrs   Boat: Schooner America 2.0   Cost: $78 - $96

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 - $68 | Child $28 - $32

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 - $86

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 $62 - $68

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: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Adirondack   Cost: Adult $54

NYC Skyline by Boat with Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour

Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) New York Chapter, is general enough for visitors, yet detailed enough for the locals, design students and professionals! (Students should take advantage of our reduced ‘student’ tickets on this tour.) On this 90 minute cruise, you will cover all the major sites of Lower Manhattan (below 59th Street) and see views of the Brooklyn, and Manhattan Bridges while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure. Continuing education credits available »

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $58 | Student $42

Statue of LIberty Cruise

Statue & Skyline Cruise on yacht Kingston from North Cove Marina

Experience New York like you never have before aboard one of our classic yachts. After a day of sightseeing in the Financial District leave the noise of city street life behind. Join us in NY Harbor for a sightseeing boat tour. Sit back, soak in the sun and enjoy the luxurious view of the island from the comfort of our open decks of our classic yacht! Beer, wine, champagne, soda, juice or water, and a full bar is available for purchase throughout the trip. (Bar is credit card only.)

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Kingston | Departing from North Cove Marina   Cost: Adult $46 | Child $26

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 $54

Evening Jazz Cruise

Evening Jazz Cruise

Cruise New York City’s famous harbor aboard the luxury 1920s style yacht Manhattan while listening to live jazz music by the Classic Harbor Line Jazz Trio, The Boat Band! Learn more about our NYC Jazz Cruise!  This is truly the perfect way to start your evening and relax to the soothing sound of the jazz. 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $78 - $104

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 New York City Harbor Cruise. This romantic cruise is truly one of the most spectacular ways to see NYC! (Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult Starting at $62 - $68

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: 2.25 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $78 | Student $56

Full Moon Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

Full Moon Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

Join us for a magical, moonlit view of Manhattan aboard the Schooner Adirondack. On this sail, you will experience the splendor of New York City’s nighttime skyline under the bright, radiating moonlight.

Full Moons 2020
May 7th: Flower Moon
June 5th: Strawberry Moon
July 5th: Buck Moon
August 3rd: Sturgeon Moon
September 2nd: Corn Moon
October 1st: Harvest Moon
October 31st: Blue Moon

  Duration: 1.75 hrs   Boat: Adirondack   Cost: Adult $54

NYC Pride Sail in NY Harbor

Trans 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 $75

NYC Winter Sightseeing 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

Famous NYC Jazz Cruise Departing from Chelsea Piers

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise on yacht Manhattan II

This event is TBA – we are currently waiting to get COVID-19 guideline updates. Enjoy a short champagne/sparkling wine tasting class at boarding to set the celebration in motion with our wine expert, Wendy Crispell.  Throughout the night, enjoy passed hors d’ oeuvres, our Live Jazz Trio the “Boat Band”, and the New York Harbor Fireworks at midnight aboard our intimate and elegant 1920s style yacht.  So step aboard and celebrate the New Year with us in NY Harbor! **Must be 21 years old to attend. ***Contact us directly to save on Transaction Fees: 212-627-1825 Opt 4

Menu: 

Curious about the Champagne Tasting Class? Here’s a few highlights to look forward to!…
* A vintage American Bubbly rated over 90 points, winner of several awards
* A Grand Cru Champagne – a ‘grower’ Champagne
* A Cremant – a strictly controlled regional bubbly from Jura, France

Here’s what’s on the Menu to accompany the Champagne Tasting…
* House-made French cheese pastry straws
* An assortment of local and international artisan cheeses served with jam, honey and dried fruits
* A charcuterie board served with cornichons, mustard and onion confit
* Forest mushrooms roasted with sage and thyme
* Smoked salmon dressed with toasted pistachio, fresh dill, pickled red onion, capers and crème fraise
* Olive display
* Assorted flatbreads and gourmet crackers
* (All cheeses and salumi are sourced from Murray’s Cheese or Crown Finish Caves.)

Passed items to follow…
* Butter poached lobster shooters with shitake mushrooms
* Fois Gras and apricot-honey drizzle on a toasted baguette
* Carrot roulades with beet and herb goat cheese, ribbons of carrots stuffed with local goat cheese infused with farm fresh ingredients
* Peppercorn crusted filet mignon topped with a silky pate, served on a toasted brioche
* Truffle infused deviled eggs topped with shaved green onion and smoked paprika
* Turkish kofte, a spiced meatball drizzled with a Greek cucumber yogurt sauce
* Expect an elegant sophisticated evening, conversation-friendly seating and great sightseeing!

 

  Duration: 3.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $398

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

This cruise is TBA – we are currently waiting on COVID-19 guideline updates. Join us in your finest formal-wear for a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration aboard the yacht Manhattan, and experience a comfortable and unique Manhattan waterways cruise through the Hudson and East Rivers. Enjoy this intimate yacht decked out in Holiday decor. Throughout the night, enjoy passed hors d’ oeuvres, a fully stocked Standard open bar (Beer, wine, champagne – please see bar menu below), our Live Jazz Trio, and the New York Harbor Fireworks at midnight aboard our intimate and elegant 1920s style yacht. The Quartet is comprised of electric base, guitar, drums, trumpet and vocals. Enjoy some cool jazz at boarding. As the excitement of the evening builds, expect some classic covers, danceable funk and R&B.  **Must be 21 years old to attend. ***Contact us directly to save on Transaction Fees: 212-627-1825 Opt 4

Menu: 

Stationary items to follow..
* Cheese and Charcuterie served with cornichons,, onion confit, fire roasted tomato and olive tapenade
* Roasted gourmet mushrooms with sage and thyme served with toasted baguette.

Passed items to follow…
* Mini Beef Wellington- Filet Mignon, Mushroom Duxelles wrapped in puff pastry
* Crab Cake slider on mini Brioche with Cajun Remoulade
* Bacon wrapped scallop with Sriracha mayo
* Tuscan tart stuffed with savory vegetables

Our Bar…
* Sparkling wine bar: Our private labeled house sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Spanish Cava, French Cremant.
* Beer: Narragansett; Washington County, Rhode Island, Bronx Banner; Bronx NY, Pork Slap; Garrattsville, NY
* Wine: Whites: Al Verdi, Pinot Grigio, Italy. Reds: Los Dos, Blend, Spain. Rosé: Aimé Roquesante, Provence
* Soda, Water & Juices Bar also included.

  Duration: 3 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $348

Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting Cruise

Join us in NYC for a Champagne Valentine’s Day Cruise aboard the luxury yacht Manhattan II.  As you cruise on the Yacht Manhattan II, you will be able to take in all the beauty the New York City skyline has to offer while cozying up and staying warm in our climate controlled observatory. This cruise has limited capacity to create an intimate, comfortable and quiet NY Harbor cruise.  This Valentine’s Day Cruise is one of the best date ideas in the city of Manhattan.  This romantic, intimate and breathtaking NYC Cruise is something that you will make a regular annual event on this special day.    

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $72

Military History Tour of New York Harbor

Military History Tour of New York Harbor

In honor of our National Holiday Weekends, Classic Harbor Line and Turnstile Tours have teamed up to offer a special series of Naval Harbor History Tours! Join us on Memorial Day Weekend (and Fleet Week), for a special, in-depth tour of our rich harbor-related war history.  This special 2.5-hour tour will explore the military history of New York Harbor from the Revolutionary War to today, with special emphasis on the role of the port in World War II. We will visit historic military sites, monuments, fortifications and see historic and modern fighting ships up close (especially during Fleet Week).

  Duration: 2.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $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

Statue & Skyline Cruise on Yacht Kingston

Statue & Skyline Cruise aboard Yacht Kingston

Experience New York like you never have before by leaving the noise of city life behind. Sit back and enjoy this intimate narrated tour of lower Manhattan from the open decks of yacht Kingston! Get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and cruise by Ellis Island.  You will also cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge all the while taking in all of the views that the NYC Skyline has to offer.

  Duration: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Kingston   Cost: Adult $34 - Child $18

NYC Holiday Cruise

Sunset & Holiday Cocoa Cruise

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated cityscape during a comfortable and unique NYC Harbor sunset cruise through the Hudson and East Rivers. Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the grand salon of the Manhattan Yachts in their rich full Holiday decor while taking in NYC skyline during this magical time of year.

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: $62-$86 Adult

NYC Architecture at Night

New York City Lights Holiday Cocoa Cruise

Step aboard the cozy yachts Manhattan or Manhattan II decked out in Holiday decor!  Get into the holiday spirit during this magical time of year and cruise with us in the grand salons of these yachts filled with rich, heart warming full Holiday decor. 

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: $62 - $86

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 Caroling backed by a live band and sing along to the classic holiday carols.  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! **Due to COVID-19 this cruise has been postponed until further notice.  Make sure to check out our Holiday Statue and Skyline Cruise, Holiday Sunset Cruise or our Holiday City Lights Cruise!  

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $74 | Child $52

Best NYC Holiday Cruise | Classic Harbor Line

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. **Due to COVID-19 this cruise has been postponed until further notice.  Make sure to check out our Holiday Statue and Skyline Cruise, Holiday Sunset Cruise or our Holiday City Lights Cruise!  

 

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $74 | Child $52