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Yacht Manhattan II
COI | Suggested Max: 130 | 124
Yacht Manhattan
COI | Suggested Max: 85 | 65
Yacht Kingston
COI | Suggested Max: 49 | 32
Yacht Full Moon
COI | Suggested Max: 40 | 28
Schooner America 2.0
COI | Suggested Max: 85 | 76
The Schooner Adirondack
COI | Suggested Max: 49 | 49

Catering and Bar Options

For your private event, Classic Harbor Line offers a wide array of food and beverage packages.

Our team of chefs can provide custom menus and adaptations to food allergies and dietary restrictions for your private NYC boat tour. Elevate your private boat charter with a specially-designed signature cocktail or other customizable options for your bar. See the full menus in our links above.

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Charter Payments

A 50% deposit is required upon signing our contract. Final payment and final in-house menu choices are due 14 days prior to the event.

Charter Cancellations: Owner will refund 75% of the total charter amount if canceled 21 business days in advance of the charter date (1/2 original deposit returned). Owner will refund 50% of the total charter amount if canceled between 21 and 14 business days in advance of the charter date (original deposit forfeited). Cancellations within 14 business days of the event are non-refundable (Total fee is forfeited).

Charter Locations

Manhattan: Chelsea Piers: Classic Harbor Line operates in the culturally enchanting neighborhood of Chelsea. Before or after your excursion with us, be sure to visit the many local art galleries, Hudson River Park, High Line Park, and Chelsea Market. Chelsea also offers a mix of hip modern architectural feats, classic brownstones, and industrial found spaces filled by couture designers and renowned NYC restaurants. Our vessels are docked at the historical Chelsea Piers at Pier 62 (Directly across from West 23rd Street), which used to dock the famed White Star and Cunard Lines and was the destination for the legendary Titanic.

Parking Information

Manhattan: Chelsea Piers: If you plan to park at Chelsea Piers, the access road into Chelsea Piers’ parking lots for Pier 61, 60, and 59 is at West 24th Street. It is accessible if you are westbound on 23rd Street (when you hit West 23rd Street Park, you must take a right on 11th Ave., then take an immediate left onto West 24th Street). Alternatively, the access road is also accessible if you are southbound on the West Side Highway. Unfortunately, we do not issue vouchers for parking at Chelsea Piers.

Regulatory & Safety Information

To Know When Chartering a Boat

Inspected Vessels

The United States Coast Guard annually inspects and re-certifies each vessel in the Classic Harbor Line fleet as an ‘inspected vessel’. Each vessel is certified to carry a set number of passengers and a required number of crew plus a United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved licensed captain.

To meet USCG specifications, each vessel has required lifesaving and safety-related equipment, along with regular crew training to use that equipment. Each CHL crew member and Captain are trained in firefighting, bilge system operation, man-overboard procedure, recovery of steerage, safe abandonment of ship, and anchoring on a recurring basis. Additionally, all captains and first mates are trained in First Aid and CPR. Each Captain is additionally reviewed every five years for license renewal and medical certification. Sea time and a series of maritime exams are required for their licenses.

On inspected (or ‘certified’) vessels, passenger limits are determined based on the size and design of the boat and have equipment (including lifejackets) that support that number. We hold very firmly to our certifiable limit and can ensure all our programming is below the legal limit.

Uninspected Vessels

If you charter a boat not inspected by the USCG, the passenger limit is six. Considering anything more than six as “an illegal charter.”

If you have any safety or regulatory questions about Classic Harbor Line’s fleet or the industry, feel free to inquire. [email protected]