Around Manhattan & Lower Manhattan Boat Tours
AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour
Buy tickets Yacht Manhattan Adult • $76 - Student • $58
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)
• Buy Tickets Yacht Manhattan Adult • $46 - Student • $32
AIANY Around Manhattan Bridge & Infrastructure Tour
AIANY Featured Guide Series
Buy tickets Yacht Manhattan Adult • $46 - $76
AIANY Private Tours
*If you are entertaining guests from the design field or a student group, please consider our reduced AIA charter rates:
AIA New York, in partnership with Classic Harbor Line, is pleased to announce the AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tour’s 5th Season.
To accommodate demand Classic Harbor Line’s yacht Kingston joins the Manhattan to serve an expanded architecture tour menu. This year four distinct tours are offered: NYC Architecture, NYC Bridges & Infrastructure, the Featured Guide Series and, new in 2014, Lower Manhattan Architecture.
Both meticulously designed 1920s-style yachts offer comfortable, teak detailed, enclosed cabins with excellent sightlines. The Manhattan’s cabin is climate controlled. Guests are free to wander the decks for even greater views while Classic Harbor Line’s crew serves a complimentary beer, wine or Champagne and light snacks.
Tours are scheduled 6 days a week to allow visitors, locals, architecture tourists and students to enjoy insightful narration provided by AIANY guides covering New York’s iconic landmarks, Modern architecture and engineering masterpieces.
Art Deco spires such as the Chrysler Building, harbor monuments and infrastructure like the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, recent buildings by Frank Gehry, FAIA, Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, and Richard Meier, FAIA, among other world-renowned architects are just a few of the tour highlights seen from NYC’s historic waterways.
Tour features are thematically linked to illustrate the vast transformation of NYC’s waterfront from industry to booming residential development, ecologically driven park design and resilient urban planning to accommodate storm surge and rising sea levels.
Kudos from a Chicago architecture tour guide - A fabulous trip. There are many buildings in NY that are best seen from the water, and of course the boat takes you close to the bridges. The docent was excellent--well informed, his remarks were very well paced, giving us time to both listen and to look at the buildings (and landscape). And he had a lovely voice! The crew members were friendly and attentive, though never obtrusive. They served drinks and snacks that were too tasty. The boat feels quite luxurious, and there is a chance to walk around, go outside or stay inside (from inside the views are very very good). My friends and I had a wonderful time and learned a lot and we plan to ask others to join us when we are all in NY. Very happy passengers, we were.