Fleet Week Cruise in NYC with Military History | Classic Harbor Line
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Military History Tour of New York Harbor
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Location: Chelsea Piers, Pier 62 (W. 22nd St.) New York, NY 10011
Cost: $116

Key Points on the Military History Cruise in NYC

  • The Memorial Day cruise is $116 per person.
  • Enjoy a 2.5-hour New York City Harbor Tour.
  • Offered aboard the yacht Manhattan or the Manhattan II (1920s-inspired yachts).
  • One complimentary coffee, soda, juice, beer, wine, champagne, or soft drink is included. Additional beverages are available for purchase by credit card.
  • Indoor climate-controlled comfortable seating and outdoor seating are available.
  • Turnstile Tours hosts the narration on this Fleet Week cruise in NYC.
  • In addition to stories about NY Harbor’s history with Turnstile tours, we’ll learn about oral histories of men and women who worked and served on the New York waterfront during World War II that will help bring these places to life.
In honor of the National Holiday Weekend and Fleet Week in NYC, Classic Harbor Line and Turnstile Tours have teamed up to offer this special tour of Naval New York Harbor History! Join us for NYC Fleet Week on Memorial Day Weekend for a special, in-depth New York City harbor tour of our rich harbor-related war history. This is a fun activity in NYC for Memorial Day! Our boat tour in NYC is a special 2.5-hour cruise that 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. On this NYC Memorial Day cruise, we will visit historic military sites, monuments, and fortifications and see historic and modern fighting Navy ships up close! A Fleet Week cruise in NYC is the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in NYC!

Highlights of this Military History NYC Memorial Day cruise

*Active Navy and Coast Guard vessels of Fleet Week New York

  • The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Historic Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Staten Island Navy Pier
  • The Statue of Liberty, the lower Manhattan Skyline, and a pass under the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge
  • NY Harbor Forts including Castle Williams and Castle Clinton
  • Governors Island and the South Street Seaport
  • Waterside views of the active Navy and Coast Guard vessels in town for NYC Fleet Week

What is Not Included?

Gratuity is not included unless you purchased the ‘Groups of 10 or more’ ticket type where a 10% gratuity is automatically applied. If you obtain 10 or more individual tickets by separate purchases, you will be contacted to make an advance payment of a 10% Group Gratuity.

Meeting Location

Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) – W. 22nd and Hudson River (Manhattan, NY)

(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


General FAQs about all our excursions.


  • The cruise for military buffs
    I can’t express how much I enjoyed the Military History Tour of NY Harbor as a WWII enthusiast. The tour guides were fantastic and shared so much detailed information about the harbor’s role during the war. It was incredible to visit historic military sites and see firsthand where key events took place. Seeing the historic and modern fighting ships up close was a highlight, and I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about their significance. This tour exceeded all my expectations and I would highly recommend it to any fellow WWII nerds out there.

    – happy customer

  • Battles lost and won in NY Harbor
    I must admit, I was not particularly interested in US History before taking the Military History Tour of NY Harbor. However, this tour completely changed my perspective. The guides were incredibly engaging and brought the history of the harbor to life in a way that was both informative and entertaining. Learning about the harbor’s role in various conflicts throughout history was truly eye-opening. Seeing the historic and modern fighting ships up close was a unique experience that I won’t soon forget. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, regardless of their level of interest in history.

    – happy customer

  • BEST Military History Tour
    The Military History Tour of NY Harbor was a fantastic experience. The tour provided a fascinating look into the harbor’s military history, with the guides providing detailed and informative commentary throughout the tour. My dad loved it. We visited several historic sites and monuments, each with its own unique story to tell. Seeing the historic and modern fighting ships up close was a highlight, especially during Fleet Week. The tour was well-paced, allowing us to explore each site thoroughly. Overall, it was a memorable tour that left me with a greater appreciation for the military history of New York Harbor.

    – happy customer

  • Accuarate and impactful cruise in NYC
    As a veteran, I found the Military History Tour of NY Harbor to be a deeply moving experience. The tour provided a comprehensive overview of the harbor’s military history, highlighting its role in various conflicts throughout history. The guides were respectful and knowledgeable, providing detailed explanations of each site we visited. Seeing the historic and modern fighting ships up close was a powerful experience, reminding me of my own service. I would highly recommend this tour to my fellow veterans and anyone interested in military history.

    – happy customer


Refund/Rescheduling Policy
Bookings of 1 to 9 guests have the option to reschedule or convert to a gift certificate up until 24 hours prior to departure. 10 to 16 must notify us 1 week in advance to reschedule or convert to gift certificate credit. 17 or more must notify us 2 weeks in advance to reschedule or convert to gift certificate credit. Requests for cancellation, rescheduling or conversion to gift credit must be sent by email to [email protected]. *Unique cancellation terms can be offered upon request. Please call 212-627-1825, option 4.

Other Policies
The activity takes place rain or shine but within reason. Activities runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability), receive credit for a future event, or receive a refund.

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