New York, NY

Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II

Yacht ManhattanStep aboard this Classic Style Yacht! Manhattan or Manhattan II are inspired by the famous (and infamous) commuter yachts of the Roaring Twenties! These boats were commonplace in NY Harbor — owned by the ultra rich on the shores of Long Island Sound — Oil Barons and Wall Street tycoons outfitted long narrow boats with the ever-so-popular combustion engine. Designed for speed and elegance, the Manhattan and Manhattan II are outfitted with 1000 horse power John Deere Diesels, and will be traveling at safe comfortable “cruising speeds” while you enjoy a glass of award winning champagne, a bountiful Brunch, or perhaps an Architecture Tour.


AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

Hosted by architect-members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the New York City architecture tour will take you on a full circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan. You will take in the “Starchitecture” of the West Side, skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, and the icons of the East River in this 2hr45min cruise. These pillars of strength can be viewed in comfort and style, from the climate-controlled, enclosed back-deck observatory or from our open bow; for some fresh air and sunlight. Light hors d’ oeuvres and a complimentary beer, wine, or champagne is included. Continuing education credits available »

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  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $76 | Student $58
  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Kingston   Cost: Adult $68 | Student $54
  Depart: Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina   Boat: Kingston   Cost: Adult $68 | Student $54

Statue and Skyline Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Experience New York like you never before; leaving the noise of city street life behind. Sit back and enjoy the luxurious 360-degree view of the island from the cozy solarium or the open decks of this gorgeous, 80-foot Twenties-style yacht! Pass by Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Governors Island. Pass under the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge and take in the views of New York City from a classic motor yacht!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $42 | Child $24

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 pass beneath the Broooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure. Continuing education credits available »

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $46 | Student $32

Brooklyn Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated cityscape during a comfortable and unique NYC Harbor cruise through the Hudson and East Rivers.

Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open decks or the glassed-in back-deck observatory of this 1920’s style yacht.

  Depart: Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $52

Champagne City Lights Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Experience 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!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $52

Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

Join us for our famous leisurely weekend brunch! Our “cruisine” is packed with delicious foods & fresh baked goods! Our chef is aboard throughout the cruise, refreshing the buffet with fresh baked quiche, sausages, a spiral ham, spring salad, bagel & lox station, and waffle station. Guests are treated to a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa as well! View the sites and enjoy a lightly narrated tour from the Manhattan’s climate controlled, glass observatory.

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $70. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $88 | Child $48

Evening Jazz Cruise

Cruise New York City’s famous harbor aboard the 1920s style yacht Manhattan while listening to live jazz music by the Classic Harbor Line Jazz Trio, The Sound Waves! Learn more about our NYC Jazz Cruise!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $56

Wine & Cheese Pairing Classes on Yacht Manhattan

Each week wines are carefully selected from small family run or boutique producers to express the terroir of the region being represented. Years of experience, education and constant tasting help to select wines of exceptional value, quality and taste. Cheeses are ONLY artisan or farmstead cheeses sourced from NYC’s finest shops or small local dairies. Led by NYC wine pro Wendy Crispell (a certified wine and cheese educator) our wildly popular Wine and Cheese cruise has been featured in Wine Spectator, Time Out NY, Edible Manhattan, Gastronomista, Pasta’s Kitchen, Two plus Two review and The New York Post.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

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. Light Hors d’ oeuvres and a complimentary beer, wine or Champagne is included. Continuing education credits available »

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $76 | Student $58

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!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $76

Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

Climb aboard the Manhattan, our cozy, elegant 1920s style yacht as we travel northbound on the Hudson River in style!  Admire the last leaves of fall in their splendor through the skylights of our ship’s heated and enclosed observatory. Observe New York’s most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change.

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $80. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $98 | Child $48

Cocoa and Carols/Holiday Jazz Cruise

Please join us for this special warm and cozy cruise with your friends, family, and all your loved ones during the Holiday Season. Step inside the toasty solarium in full holiday decor for a 90 minute cruise to see the New York City lights. Delicious Hot Cocoa, Cookies, and treats for all our guests are included!  This is a NYC Holiday cruise that you just can’t miss!

A live Jazz Trio will be playing Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, and Holiday Caroling will be featured Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $56 | Child $36

Holiday Brunch Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

You will find her warm, cozy, and spectacularly decorated within the main cabin — sure to bring you and your guests into the Spirit of the Season!  This round-Manhattan holiday-themed brunch cruise is packed with a bountiful holiday-themed buffet!  Expect fresh baked bagels, gingerbread muffins, cinnamon-apple pastries, seasonal fruit, spiced-glazed ham, harvest-mix salad, stuffed quiches, gluten-free waffle station with all the fixings, turkey sausage, spicy Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Egg Nog, juices, coffee and tea. See Holiday activities we host!

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $70. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $88

Holiday Wine Tasting aboard Yacht Manhattan

This fun, interactive NYC cocktail event features a different theme in cocktail culture each week. Craft liquors, house made fruit infusions, gourmet simple syrups and creative garnishes are used to create 5 different signature cocktails with a fresh new spin or traditional flavor. From historical cocktails to modern mixology with tales of distillers, a peek into past and present trends in popular drinks and recipes to recreate your favorite drink at home. Learn how to balance contrasting flavors, add depth of flavor, what makes each liquor unique and get tips on the best sources for ingredients and pairing spirits with food.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Varies

Full Day Cruise to Bear Mountain and Back

This 9 hour full day event starts with a 3 hour north bound leg from Chelsea Piers to Bear Mountain State Park.  Once there, guests have 3 hours to themselves to explore the park: visit the Trailside Zoo, take a stroll or a row around Lake Hessian, or hike up Bear Mountain for breath-taking views of the Hudson River valley!

The three hour journey back to NYC delights our guests with a bountiful barbecue picnic buffet with the best burgers and hot dogs right off the grill, classic side dishes and desserts prepared by our on board chef.

Special note: This event is usually scheduled on holiday weekends.

The Bear Mountain Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $148. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $178 | Child $98

AIANY Featured Guide Series

The AIANY Tour Committee’s Featured Guide Series invites NYC waterfront specialists, from varied fields and disciplines, to offer first hand insights drawn from their involvement in the transformation of our city’s edge. AIANY Tour Committee co chair, Arthur Platt, hosts the Featured Guide and contributes to Around Manhattan NYC Architecture Tour narration.

Click here to learn more about our Featured Guide Series

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $76 | Student $58

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

Join us in your finest formal-wear for a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration aboard the Manhattan and experience a comfortable and unique waterways cruise around our City of Lights. Take in the New Year’s Eve Fireworks in our cozy enclosed back observatory. Start the night off with a Sparkling Wine Tasting and dance the night away!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $346

Valentine’s Day Champagne & Aphrodisiacs Pairing Cruise

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your special someone on Classic Harbor Line’s Champagne and Aphrodisiac Pairing Cruise in New York City. As you cruise on the Yacht Manhattan, you and your loved one will be able to take in all the romance the New York skyline has to offer while cuddling up and staying warm in our climate controlled observatory. You will be treated to a four course pairing menu that is sure to entice.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $76

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!

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $80. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $98 | Child $48

Champagne 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 East Rivers. 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.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $52

Military History Tour of New York Harbor

In honor of our National Holiday Weekends, Classic Harbor Line and Turnstile Tours have partnered to offer a special series of Naval Harbor History Tours! Join us on Memorial Day Weekend (and Fleet Week), July 4th Weekend, August 8-10 & Labor Day Weekend 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).

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $68

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.

Please note that Saturday Wine tastings do a full circumnavigation of the Island.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

August 22nd: Italy! Part Two.

Traditions in Wine and Cheese, Southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy is home to fabulous array of wines with hundreds of indigenous grape varieties and cheese! Taste, compare and learn about the laws, traditions, perfect pairings and more in this special celebration of Italy!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

September 12th: For Gouda time call, Chille & Argentina.

Chile and Argentina are home to fabulous and food friendly reds and whites! They may not have any indigenous grapes but vintners from Spain, France, Italy and the USA have banned together to set up second homes there. Find out why these bold beauties are gaining favor the world over! Pair these wines with a stellar selection of Gouda cheeses, aged from 6 months to 5 years! Discover why Gouda in all of its glory pairs perfectly with these sexy, full bodied, bodacious wines. These are no red waxed supermarket cheese’s, there are the real deal in deliciously addictive flavor!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

September 26th: Portugal, It’s a treasure trove of delicious wines and cheeses!

Portugal is full of amazingly delicious red, white, sparkling and fortified wine. Famous for Port, cork production and one of the most successful wine marketing plans ever Portugal is moving into the future with modern techniques and flavor. Its cheese is also gaining a cult following with curd nerds everywhere. Learn about the grapes, styles, rennets, aging methods, regions and culture of Portugal. Swirl, sip, savor the amazing flavors and go home with a recipe for Wendy’s famous tomato jam (a traditional Iberian treat).

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

October 10th: Oktoberfest! Austria and Germany, Red and White Wines with Germanic cheeses and treats!

Fall in love with the flavors, aromas and taste of Riesling, St. Laurent, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt and Sekt! Learn the terms to help you determine the taste and style of these wines. Discover the traditions, regions and modern advances in each country. Savor the amazing, stinky, aged wonders in the cheese world of Germany and Austria. NYC’s wildly popular “Summer of Riesling” may be over but these wine and cheese combinations are the perfect way to celebrate the flavors of Fall! Go home with a recipe for Wendy’s delicious Liptauer cheese!

 

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

October 16th: Spain and the Iberian Peninsula, From Rioja to Rueda and beyond with sinfully satisfying cheeses, jams and drizzles!

Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain! Sail away to a faraway place using sight, sound, smell and taste. Explore the culture, tradition, grapes, regions, cheese styles and tapas tradition of Spain. Learn about ancient traditions and modern advances in the world of Spanish wine. Taste the refreshing whites and rich reds, aged wines and finish with a luscious sherry! An interesting selection of cave aged cheeses will be paired perfectly. Go home with ideas for creative tapas and a special jam recipe!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $84

November 14th – Craft the perfect platter for Holiday Celebrations!

Holiday Wine and Cheese Pairing with Chocolate and Chutney. Craft the Perfect Platter for Holiday Celebrations. Recipes Included! Is there a perfect wine to serve with a selection of cheese? Is there a specific order or style of cheese I should know about? Are there easy tips or tricks to make my display look amazing? Should I serve red or white? Are there any other choices beyond fruit to add interest? Go home with a handy pairing guide and a recipe for a delicious drizzle created by a master chef! International selection of wine and cheese will be served.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

November 28th – Perfect pairings and ideas for light bites and cheesy dessert!

Holiday Wine Pairing. Wines to pair with everything on your holiday table, even your wacky relatives! Perfectpairings and ideas for light bites and cheesy dessert! Recipes Included! With so many flavors, personalities and choices at the holiday table picking the perfect wines can be a head spinning ordeal! Are there wines that will make everyone happy and still pair with a number of foods? YES! Learn about the 5 wines styles that will make your holiday celebrations a success! Go home with a recipe for a mini cheese inspired dessert that is easy and incredibly tasty!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

December 12th – Holiday Wine & Cheese pairing with Chocolate and Chutney!

Holiday Wine and Cheese Pairing with Chocolate and Chutney, Craft the Perfect Platter for Holiday Celebrations. Recipes Included! Is there a perfect wine to serve with a selection of cheeses? Is there a specific order or style of cheeses I should know about? Are there easy tips, tricks and to make my display look amazing? Should I serve red or white? Are there any other choices beyond fruit to add interest? Go home with a handy pairing guide and a recipe for a delicious drizzle created by a master chef! International selection of wines and cheeses will be served.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

December 19th – Wines to pair with everything on your holiday table, even your wacky relatives!

Holiday Wine Pairing. Wines to pair with everything on your holiday table, even your wacky relatives! Perfect pairings and ideas for light bites and cheesy desserts! Recipes Included! With so many flavors, personalities and choices at the holiday table picking the perfect wines can be a head spinning ordeal! Are there wines that will make everyone happy and still pair with a number of foods? YES! Learn about the 5 wines styles that will make your holiday celebrations a success! Go home with a recipe for a mini cheese inspired dessert that is easy and incredibly tasty!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost:

December 31st – Bubbly Holiday Tasting!

Sparkling Wines and Silky, Savory Cheeses for a Decedent NYE Celebrations! Sparkling wine is the most versatile pairing in the cheese world! Find out about the grapes, styles, traditions and methods of production. Tickle your senses with bubbly Cremant from France, Sekt from Austria, Cava from Spain, Method Ancestral Prosecco, an American bubbly from the oldest hand dug cellar in the states and discover an unusual sparkling red! Taste a runny, ripe bloomy rind, a cave aged reserve, a rock hard salty sheep’s milk cheese and other surprises in this fun, interactive tasting!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting Cruise

The Romance of Wine, Cheese and Chocolate. Starting off with a Champagne cocktail crafted from rose syrup and gin we will experience 5 unique and decadent pairings of wine with a range of hand crafted cheeses and chocolates. Rich reds with dark sinful chocolate infused with spices to awaken your palate. Lush, buttery whites with creamy, silky cheeses to tempt you. A pairing of all three elements that sing with synergy! Join us for this special Valentine’s inspired tasting designed with care for the hedonist in all of us!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

Fourth of July Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

Join us for the 4th of July celebration on board the 1920s style luxury yacht Manhattan. This vessel offers you great views of the fireworks, Statue of Liberty, and NYC skyline from its forward open air deck or its glass observatory. The cruise includes a complimentary beer, wine, champagne, soda, water, four courses of passed hors d’oeuvres, and dessert.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: TBD

September 11th: Chille & Argentina: Wine & Cheese Tasting NYC

Chile and Argentina are home to fabulous and food friendly reds and whites! They may not have any indigenous grapes but vintners from Spain, France, Italy and the USA have banned together to set up second homes there. Find out why these bold beauties are gaining favor the world over! Pair these wines with a stellar selection of Gouda cheeses, aged from 6 months to 5 years! Discover why Gouda in all of its glory pairs perfectly with these sexy, full bodied, bodacious wines. These are no red waxed supermarket cheese’s, there are the real deal in deliciously addictive flavor!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: $84.00

September 25th: Portugal Wine and Cheese Pairing Class

Portugal is full of amazingly delicious red, white, sparkling and fortified wine. Famous for Port, cork production and one of the most successful wine marketing plans ever Portugal is moving into the future with modern techniques and flavor. Its cheese is also gaining a cult following with curd nerds everywhere. Learn about the grapes, styles, rennets, aging methods, regions and culture of Portugal. Swirl, sip, savor the amazing flavors and go home with a recipe for Wendy’s famous tomato jam (a traditional Iberian treat).

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: $84.00

October 9th: Oktoberfest! Austria and Germany Wine Tasting

Fall in love with the flavors, aromas and taste of Riesling, St. Laurent, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt and Sekt! Learn the terms to help you determine the taste and style of these wines. Discover the traditions, regions and modern advances in each country. Savor the amazing, stinky, aged wonders in the cheese world of Germany and Austria. NYC’s wildly popular “Summer of Riesling” may be over but these wine and cheese combinations are the perfect way to celebrate the flavors of Fall! Go home with a recipe for Wendy’s delicious Liptauer cheese!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: $84.00

November 13th: NYC Holiday Wine & Cheese Pairing Cruise

Holiday Wine and Cheese Pairing with Chocolate and Chutney. Craft the Perfect Platter for Holiday Celebrations. Recipes Included! Is there a perfect wine to serve with a selection of cheese? Is there a specific order or style of cheese I should know about? Are there easy tips or tricks to make my display look amazing? Should I serve red or white? Are there any other choices beyond fruit to add interest? Go home with a handy pairing guide and a recipe for a delicious drizzle created by a master chef! International selection of wine and cheese will be served.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: $84