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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

From US$78.00
Highlights
  • Gain a new perspective on Manhattan from a 1920s-style yacht
  • Learn the history of the city and its buildings from a trained architect
  • Enjoy one glass of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drink, plus hors d’oeuvres
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
From US$78.00
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Summer and Fall 1:45pmMost Popular
Circumnavigate Manhattan on this 2.75-hour fully narrated architecture cruise. Departs at 1:45pm. Enjoy iconic skyline views and get an up-close look at Lady Liberty!
US$78.00
Summer 2018 | 10:15am
Circumnavigate Manhattan on this 2.75 hour fully narrated tour. Enjoy views of Manhattan and pass by Ellis Island on your way to get an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty!
US$78.00
Nov/Dec 1:30pm
Circumnavigate Manhattan on this 2.75 hour fully narrated tour departing at 1:30pm. Enjoy views of Manhattan and pass by Ellis Island on your way to get an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty!
US$78.00
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Overview

On this distinctive Manhattan architecture tour, you get a perspective on the city that many travelers don’t: by boat, as you circle around the island of Manhattan. Hop aboard a climate-controlled 1920s-style yacht, enjoy a refreshing beverage, and listen to your guide—a trained architect—tell stories about the city’s history, famous skyscrapers, and riverfront construction.

What to Expect

Your journey around Manhattan begins at Chelsea Piers. Climb aboard either the Manhattan or Manhattan II—both 1920s-style yachts with teak decks and climate-controlled observatories.

On the tour, you make a complete circumnavigation around Manhattan, traveling along the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers. As you go, your guide—a trained architect—provides expert insight on the city’s history, skyscrapers, and riverfront development.

From the water, you see many of the city’s distinct landmarks, including the Chrysler Building and One World Trade Center. You also catch glimpses of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and other waterfront highlights. As you go, enjoy one complimentary glass of beer, wine, or other beverage on board, as well as hors d’oeuvres.

The tour ends at your departure point at Chelsea Piers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Manhattan Architect Cruise.

If you like old wooden boats and design generally this is a great way to get an objective and historical view of the Manhattan skyline. The presenter (architect) was passionate, so knowledgeable, and engaging in his description of New York's noticeable, sometimes hidden and quirky...More

Thank Paul T
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, The AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour is truly packed with amazing information about this stunning city. Thank you for joining us and sharing with others. We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely, relaxing afternoon

We were looking for something relaxing to do on a glorious Sunday afternoon. I wanted to be on the water and searched tours, and choose this one. The boat is lovely and the tour is thorough. My only complaint was the architect speaker. They cruise...More

Thank Laurie Z
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, We are very happy to hear that you had a relaxing afternoon with us. Thank you for joining us and sharing it with others! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Superb tour!

We loved the tour Architecture Around Manhattan boat tour on Aug. 27. It was truly the highlight of our NYC trip! :) Thank you to the architect who provided such an interesting commentary on the numerous bridges and buildings of Manhattan! Enjoyed also seeing the...More

2  Thank jmr12345678
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, We are very happy to hear that we were a highlight of your trip! Thank you for choosing us and sharing your experience with others. We hope to have you out with us again in the near future (If not here in NYC then...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Viewing NYC architecture from the water

This 2 3/4 tour led by an architect is both informative and relaxing. Circling the entire island of Manhattan, you are able learn about iconic and new buildings as well as the bridges that span the rivers. It is a unique perspective that adds another...More

Thank salannyc
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, It truly is a unique perspective of this amazing city. Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience with others. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best way to see NYC

We booked this tour thanks to a friends recommendation and we are so thankful they told us to book it. The price probably scares some people away but it was the best money we spent on the whole NYC trip. You get to go through...More

1  Thank tms99070
CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, We are very happy to hear that you and your mother enjoyed your time out with us on the water. It really is a wonderful way to see this amazing city. We hope to have you out with us again in the near future....More

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DeeAnn S
8 September 2018|
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Response from salannyc | Reviewed this property |
I believe it leaves around 1:45 pm and is approximately 3 hours.
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Kimberly M
20 July 2018|
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Response from Misslinda5 | Reviewed this property |
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deaconderek
2 May 2018|
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Response from HuskerTraveler2 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of seating and easy sight lines from the seats. However, I think you have to step down into the yacht. You might need to call them directly to find out.
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