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Narrated Cruises

Narrated Tours If you are specifically looking for a NYC narrated boat tour, we have some great ones to offer! Our NYC Narrated Sightseeing Cruises are perfect for whether you are a local New Yorker or if you are an international tourist. We offer a variety of tours and our crew is sure to impress you with their professional hospitality!

You can choose between a heavily narrated tour or a lightly narrated tour depending on your needs. If you want to learn about the NYC architecture from the perspective of the water we have a heavily narrated tour with a dedicated AIANY guide.  

Looking to just get out and see the Statue of Liberty, then join us on our Statue and Skyline cruise. Our Captain will point out the iconic sights as they navigate through NY Harbor.  Many of our guests also like to come out to just relax and feel the wind and listen to the waves.

The schooner sails and our late night city lights cruises are the best for a passive tourism excursion where no narration is included.  So pick from one of our NYC Narrated Sightseeing Cruises and enjoy NY Harbor in style.  


World One and the Yacht Manhattan II | Classic Harbor Line

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: Adult $112 | Student $82

Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Boat Tour| Classic Harbor Line

Statue and Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

Experience a New York Sightseeing cruise like never before. Join us 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 the whole view of NY Harbor. 

  Duration: 1.5 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $58 to $68 | Child $28 | Infant $14

narrator talking on a microphone on the Yacht Manhattan

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….Join us 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!) Continuing education credits available »

  Duration: 2.75 hrs (offered on Most Fridays)   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $112 | Student $82

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 $112 | Student $82

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 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 $96 - $112

NYC Skyline photo from the deck of Yacht Manhattan II

Paseo en Barco por la Arquitectura de Nueva York con narración en Español

THIS TOUR IS ONLY OFFERED ON PRIVATE EVENTS – Narrado en español por uno de los guías del Instituto Americano de Arquitectos – Nueva York (AIANY). Se ofrece a bordo de Kingston es un mini yate de casco blanco con una cabina totalmente cubierta con grandes ventanales, y una sección de proa exterior. Disfrute de los tesoros arquitectónicos de Nueva York desde un elegante y cómodo barco. La mejor manera de conocer la ciudad. Las obras de arquitectos ganadores de premios nacionales e internacionales, incluidos muchos arquitectos españoles y latinoamericanos.

  Duration: For Private Events Only   Boat: Yacht Kingston   Cost: See charter rates

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 $64 - Child $28 | Infant $14

groups of people on top of the Northern Lights Yacht deck socializing

Statue & Skyline Holiday Cocoa Cruise

Don’t let the cold scare you! Join us 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 $72 | Child $28 | Infant $14

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