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Motor Yachts of Classic Harbor LineOur motor yachts are designed for comfort and sightseeing. They are the most perfect NYC Motor Yacht Cruises! Sit in our climate controlled back end observatory and enjoy the details of the boat while you take in the famous iconic NYC Skyline.  Step out on the deck and soak in the sun and capture unbelievable photos of the Statue of Liberty.

The motor yachts can fully circumnavigate the Island of Manhattan in an easy 2.45 hours, and pass under all 18 Bridges allowing for a most premium NYC boat ride. Whether joining us for one of our NYC guided tours, or kicking back on a more leisurely boat ride, you are sure to enjoy your experience with us.

Our yachts are also available for private boat charters.  They are perfect for family gatherings, birthdays, corporate company parties or nautical weddings.  Whether you purchase tickets for one of our public events or privately charter out the boat our most hospitable crew will take care of you and give you a NYC boat ride that you will never forget.   

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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

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

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

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

Holiday Champagne Tasting

Holiday Wine Tasting Cruise

Grab your friends and join Classic Harbor Line’s on the Holiday Wine Tasting Cruise. As you cruise on the Yacht Manhattan II or Yacht Manhattan, 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. We will focus on bubbly sparkling wines for this event! This cruise has limited capacity to create an intimate, comfortable and quiet NY Harbor cruise.

  Duration: 1.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $78 - $104

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New Year’s Eve Champagne Tasting Cruise

Celebrate this New Year’s Eve with your special someone or your close and dear friends on Classic Harbor Line’s New Year’s Eve Champagne Tasting Cruise! 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 special tour features the twinkling lights of Manhattan and a selection of special sparkling wines featuring a delicious flight hand selected by our own wine and food expert.

  Duration: 1.75 - 2 hours   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Starting at $118

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 »

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

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

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 Holiday Night Cruise

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

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

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

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

Palisades Fall Foliage Cruise

Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Cruise aboard Manhattan Yachts

Admire the Palisades of the Hudson River through the skylights of our ship’s heated and enclosed observatory, or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York’s most dramatic natural wonders and foliage as the seasons change. This is a spectacular season for cruising the Hudson River, north of NYC, will be a true delight for you and your guests.

  Duration: 2.25 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adults $88 - $104 | Child $64

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

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

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

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

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 | Student $68

Full Day Cruise to Bear Mountain and Back

Full Day Cruise to Bear Mountain and Back

This 9 hour full day event starts with a 3 hour north bound leg from Chelsea Piers to Bear Mountain State Park.  Once there, guests have 3 hours to themselves to explore the park: visit the Trailside Zoo, take a stroll or a row around Lake Hessian, or hike up Bear Mountain for breath-taking views of the Hudson River valley!

Our classic open breakfast buffet includes fresh local bagels and pastries, seasonal fruit, a Gluten free waffle station, fresh quiche & sausage, smoked salmon with capers, red onion and dill, coffee, juice & tea. The down-river picnic includes a selection of hot entrees consisting of gourmet pork bratwurst, and spicy cheddar wurst from NYs Schaller and Weber or Margarita marinated Chicken, sides include sauerkraut with apple and onion, chefs potato salad, kale salad with blue cheese and dried cranberries and a vegetarian pasta.  Snacks are provided for your hike in the park! 

  Duration: 9 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $182 | Child $118

NYC Fall Foliage Cruise

Fall Foliage Cruise on Yacht Full Moon from Chelsea Piers

Climb aboard the yacht Full Moon — our cozy, elegant, Grebe Yacht — as we travel north to explore the grand foliage of the Palisades Park on the Hudson River.
Admire the last leaves of fall in all their splendor through the open deck of our ship’s covered viewing area, or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York’s most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change with a hot beverage in hand

  Duration: 2.5 hrs   Boat: Full Moon | Departing from Chelsea Piers   Cost: Adult $88 | Child $64

NYC Fall Foliage Boat Tour | Classic Harbor Line

Fall Foliage Cruise aboard Yacht Kingston

Climb aboard the Kingston — our cozy, elegant, 1920s-style yacht — as we travel northbound on the Hudson River in style! Admire the last leaves of fall in all their splendor through the large windowed salon of our ship’s heated and enclosed observatory, or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York’s most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change.  

  Duration: 2.5 hrs   Boat: Kingston   Cost: Adult $88 | Child $64

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

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

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

Wine Tasting NYC | Classic Harbor Line

Wine Regions of the World Tasting Series Cruise

Taste the wines of the world! Each cruise focuses on a different region or theme. Explore grapes, styles, soils, viticulture, and tasting techniques that will enhance your tasting experience. These interactive tastings will be conducted by our certified wine consultant, Wendy Crispell, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Artisan & farmstead cheeses, with a selection of jams, dried fruits, honey and breads will be expertly paired to complement the region’s wines.

 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

NYC Wine and Cheese Pairing | Classic Harbor Line

Wine & Cheese Pairing Classes on Yacht Manhattan

Each week wines are carefully selected from small family run or boutique producers to express the terroir of the region being represented. Years of experience, education and constant tasting help to select wines of exceptional value, quality and taste. Cheeses are ONLY artisan or farmstead cheeses sourced from NYC’s finest shops or small local dairies. Led by NYC wine pro Wendy Crispell (a certified wine and cheese educator) our wildly popular Wine and Cheese cruise has been featured in Wine Spectator, Time Out NY, Edible Manhattan, Gastronomista, Pasta’s Kitchen, Two plus Two review and The New York Post(Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

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