Reasons For a Private Charter...
Say, “I Do!” in front of the Statue of Liberty, under the Brooklyn Bridge, against the back drop of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the magnificent New York City skyline aboard a turn-of-the-century style yacht! Make that special day even more thrilling, spectacular and memorable aboard one of Classic Harbor Line’s intimate, beautifully appointed one-of-a-kind yachts. This is a perfect NYC Wedding Venue! Captains are available to perform ceremonies and our private charter sales team is able to help plan the most ideal wedding or wedding related event: rehearsal dinners, bachelorette parties, and day after brunches, etc.
Take to the water on a majestic pilot schooner or cruise aboard a luxurious 1920s-style yacht for your next NYC Corporate Event! Classic Harbor Line yachts are a popular entertainment venue for a number of New York City businesses. A private charter aboard the Manhattan, Adirondack, America 2.0, or our mini yacht Kingston are a great way to host clients, engage with co-workers or to dazzle recruits.• See more information about Corporate Events aboard our Boats
What could be more fabulous than a specialty wine and cheese pairing aboard a beautiful yacht! Join Wendy Crispell (a wine expert, cheese master and award-winning mixologist) on the water and enjoy one of her themed wine packages or create a unique wine package that your guests will never forget!
Private Architecture Tour
All of our AIANY Tour Programming can be booked privately for you and your office, clients, family, guests, school or whomever you'd like to entertain with this spectacular series of tours! Both the Manhattan and the Kingston offer a range of space accommodations for groups of 6 to 60 for these narrated events. An official AIANY guide will be your host and along with your private tour you can add catering, bar packages, live music and/or many other elements of entertainment or comforts. When booking these tours privately, you may also request route modifications, special themed tours and shortened or lengthened tours. Email email@example.com to book these private tours or learn more on our Private AIANY Tours page
*If you are entertaining guests from the design field or a student group, please consider our reduced AIA charter rates:
October, November and December are great months for end-of-the-year celebrations! Join us for private Fall Foliage charters to Bear Mountain or NYC Private Holiday Parties in New York Harbor. During the fall and winter months the cozy Manhattan salon is heated and fully decorated to capture the spirit of the Season. Host a year-end dinner in our cozy observatory as you and your guests cruise past the magnificent city lights of lower Manhattan. You can add our Jazz Trio for jazzy holiday tunes to your charter or take advantage of one of our popular pre-scheduled December events by securing tickets for your group aboard our Cocoa and Carols/Holiday Jazz Cruise Series. Visit our Holiday Page by clicking here.
Sail around the city and drink in not only the sights, but some of New York State’s finest brews paired with a wide range of local farmstead cheeses. A special host, such as Kelso of Brooklyn, Schmaltz Brewery, Fire Island Brewery or Southampton Brewery, entertains and informs your guests while sailing through New York Harbor and out past the Statue of Liberty. You can book a beer pairing sail privately, or you may want to secure tickets for your group on one of our scheduled summer time New York State Beer Pairing Sails or on one of our Autumnal Beer Pairing Cruises aboard the Yacht Manhattan.
Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sail
Sushi, Sake and Sailing! Bring the sea aboard with sushi by the famous Food Network's Iron Chef, Chef Morimoto! You can book this event privately with or without an open sake bar. Sushi can be served in 2 plating's, passed or buffet style. This popular light and summery menu from the most renowned fine-dining sushi restaurant in town! Enjoy this fresh beautiful menu aboard any of our sailing yachts or the Yacht Manhattan. Though you can arrange this event privately, you may also consider securing tickets for your group on one of our pre-scheduled Morimoto Sushi and Sake Sails.
Destinations and Landside Activities
The Luxury Yacht Manhattan is an ideal yacht to charter for destination around the Tri-state area. She can cruise up to 22 miles per hour and get your group to Poughkeepsie in 4 hours, West Point in 3.5 hours, and Bear Mountain in 3 hours. Other destinations might include the 79th Street Boat Basin Café; Hoboken; World's Fair Marina in Queens; Greenwich, CT; West Point Military Academy to catch a Fall Football Game; or various locations in Connecticut, Long Island, or New Jersey. We are happy to help you tailor a destination charter. You may also consider securing tickets for your group on one of our pre-scheduled Full Day Cruises to Bear Mountain and Back!
Perfect for any corporate team-building event, the schooners have a fun, competitive, and educational team-building program. With hands-on activities, teams will not only have a great time but will also collectively learn about the basics of sailing and line-handling. Our formal team building program takes 3 hours, and is best done during the day with up to 35 aboard the Adirondack or up to 49 aboard America 2.0. One may also plan a less formal team builder for groups up to 75 persons- these are done in fewer than 2 hours. To get more details or to tailor a program right for your group, please contact our charter representative at: 212.627.1825 Opt.4 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"We absolutely loved the cruise. It was a wonderful experience for our family outing to see all of Manhattan comfortably, while relaxing and enjoying each other's company. The Captain and crew were professional, friendly, knowledgeable and happy to answer all of our questions as we went around the island. Even those of us who live here learned something new. When you have a group ranging in age from 1 to 78, it's not easy to find a group activity that everyone will enjoy, but this was definitely a highlight of the trip. We would recommend the Manhattan to anyone, visitor or native New Yorker." -- Private Charter Aboard Yacht Manhattan
"We all had a wonderful time on the Schooner Adirondack … the time went by so quickly … we could have stayed on longer! Looking forward to doing it again." -- Private Charter Aboard Schooner Adirondack
"We chartered the Schooner Adirondack for a 2 hour corporate group sailing event for the 2nd year in a row. We had a fantastic time. The crew was friendly and helpful. The views were amazing. Captain Sarah was great to work with! Thank you!"
"Everyone had such a great time!! We would definitely do it again. Please keep my name in your files. Can't wait for the summer!"
"I had a blast on the trip! It was nice and smooth, the staff was very nice and accommodating, and it was comfortable too! I didn't want to get off the boat!" --- Private Charter Aboard Schooner Adirondack
"The crew members were very upbeat and made the trip enjoyable. Everything was very organized and I loved the captain – he was so funny! My overall experience was a 10 out of 10!" -- Private Charter Aboard Schooner Adirondack
"This was one of the easiest and most fun corporate parties I’ve had to organize! Everyone was so accommodating and answered every question and concern I had. True colors were shown when a bad storm was on its way and my nerves were calmed by everyone at Classic Harbor Line. We all had an amazing time and everyone in the office talks about this trip all the time. We all want to do it again!" -- Private Charter Aboard Schooner Adirondack
"I have nothing but great things to say about it! The captain was so personable with a great sense of humor and the staff was very friendly. Overall, the whole experience was amazing and something I would love to do again in the future with my company." -- Private Charter Aboard Schooner Adirondack
"I liked the trip because it was very intimate and cozy, perfect for our company. I thought the staff was really friendly." -- Private Charter Aboard Schooner Adirondack
"We had a great time and the staff was very professional. This is the second time we chartered the Yacht Manhattan and we highly recommend the experience. Thanks for a great time." -- Private Charter Aboard Yacht Manhattan
"We all had an awesome time and wished it was longer! The company still talks about the event to this day." -- Private Charter Aboard Yacht Manhattan
"We had a fantastic experience on your vessel. The staff was extremely accommodating and our entire group had a wonderful time. I have been on various cruise lines around the city and I would absolutely recommend yours above all others. Thank you for making our event a success."