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Sightseeing boat that brings you close to the Statue of Liberty When visiting the city the top item on the list of things to do is a NYC sightseeing cruise! Cruise around NYC with the best seat in the house for it a magical boat tour cruise of NY Harbor. Step on one of our classically designed yachts and enjoy a boat ride out into New York Harbor. Take in the iconic sites that NYC has to offer with a glass of Champagne in hand. Jump on for a full circumnavigation of the Island and learn the hidden secrets and wonders of this famous Island with a guided tour. Whether you join us for a Statue and Skyline cruise or a AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture tour you are sure to feel as if you are at home with the hospitality our crew gives to you. You will have up close and personal time with Lady Liberty and Ellis Island.  Enjoy the best views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge from the decks of our classic yachts.  Cruise around Governors Island and take in the NYC Skyline from the waters we proudly call home.  

We also have sightseeing boat rides departing from our downtown location at North Cove Marina in the heart of the Financial District. 

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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

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: 1.25 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult Starting at $68 - $78

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

Yacht Manhattan II NYC Brunch Cruise | Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

Join us for our famous leisurely weekend brunch! Our “cruisine” is packed with delicious foods & fresh baked goods! All food served family style at your private table as a three-course brunch.

First Course
Local Freshly Baked NY Bagels with our chefs own flavored cream cheeses including garden vegetable & chive
Smoked Salmon platter with capers, red onion, tomatoes & dill
Fresh Breakfast bakery
Second Course
House-made Quiche changes weekly to incorporate fresh locally sourced ingredients
Roasted turkey-apple sage sausages
Kale salad with farm-fresh veggies and goat cheese
Final Course
Seasonal fruit skewers & mini Italian pastries

Guests are treated to a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa as well! You can also purchase a brunch beverage pagckage if you please! View the sites and enjoy a lightly narrated tour from the Manhattan’s climate controlled, glass observatory.

  Duration: 2.75 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96 - $132 | Child $72

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Schooner Sail

See the last leaves of Fall in all their colorful splendor on our last scenic sail up the Hudson River to the Palisades. Forming a canyon of the Hudson River north of Fort Lee, New Jersey, the Palisades are among the most dramatic geologic features in New York City’s vicinity. Now you can observe this natural wonder from the seat with the best view on the water aboard the Schooner Adirondack. 

  Duration: 3.5 hrs   Boat: Adirondack   Cost: Adult $88 | Child $64

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