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About Classic Harbor Line
Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of New York City, Classic Harbor Line hopes for the privilege of escorting you on a relaxing, inspiring and breathtaking cruise through the waters we proudly call home. Our three classic yachts – the Schooner Adirondack and the Schooner America 2.0 (our sailboats), and the Luxury Yacht Manhattan (our motorized yacht) are reminiscent of the classic boats that cruised the NYC waters a hundred years ago.
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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.
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2 hours 45 minutes
from US$106.00

Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

See the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty by water in style on this 1920s-style yacht cruise. Complete with open-air viewing decks and a climate-controlled, glassed-in observatory, this yacht makes for a comfortable way to beat the crowds and see the sights on a harbor tour. Enjoy up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and the skyline, plus a glass of wine, beer, or another beverage.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$60.00
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tara n wrote a review Yesterday
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My family (7 total) took the Manhattan Architecture Cruise on 10/17/2021. It was fantastic. The boat was a great size, we had a comfortable table inside with the option to go outside as desired. Drinks were delicious and the food looked tasty (limited options), although we did not order any ourselves. I wish I recalled the name of the architect who gave the presentation. He was wonderful - knowledgeable and conversational. Spoke for over 2 hours without consulting notes and gave both architectural insight as well as contextual information regarding the culture and events during the time of construction. Everyone in our group (both architecture buffs and not so much) enjoyed. My only suggestion would be to have the option of headphones. The speakers were clear, but with chatty neighbors (despite being a "quiet" cruise) it was a little difficult to hear. There were also speakers outside, but it was very windy during our tour, so not possible to hear while on the deck. Overall, a really great time.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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mary j wrote a review 18 Oct
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Great views with a fun atmosphere. They stayed at the statue for a while for many photo ops Cocktails and sailing was perfect end to our weekend in NYC
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SkateGirl314 wrote a review 13 Oct
Cumberland, Rhode Island407 contributions183 helpful votes
Went on the jazz cruise which was very enjoyable. The water was a bit choppy so someone who gets motion sickness might want to caution before boarding.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Boris C wrote a review 9 Oct
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Great views of the Manhattan skyline as well as of the greenery at thr northern end. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The service was good. All in all, a very pleasant experience.
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Madeline P wrote a review 6 Oct
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My husband and I love architecture tours (especially when they are on a boat) so this was the perfect experience for us! They take you around the whole island of Manhattan and the architect we had was so knowledgeable! He was able to answer anyone’s questions about any building or bridge with some light comedy thrown in there as well! Tips for future riders: try to sit in the right side if you want to sit down the entire time. We had slightly interrupted views on the left side because of the people who sat on the opposite side. However, the boat has huge windows and you are able to get up and go outside to the front of the boat if you wanted a better view/picture. Also, first drink was complementary on them! Must do in NYC especially if first visit.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line
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Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us out on the water for our AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour. Thank you for joining us and sharing this feeback with others. We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
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