Holidays and Special Events
Classic Harbor Line offers a number of events throughout the year that help celebrate our national holidays. From the most major harbor event – the Fourth of July NYC Fireworks, to our own special holiday season themed cruises, “Cocoa & Carols/Holiday Jazz Cruise”, you are sure to find a special offering monthly within our fleet. Join us on these New York Harbor Cruises to celebrate and share with a loved one. NYC Holiday cruises are the best way to view the beautiful city that we proudly call home.
Wine Regions of the World Tasting Series Cruise
Explore the wines of the world! Each week we will focus on a different region by exploring grapes, styles, soils, viticulture, and tasting techniques that will enhance your tasting experience. These interactive tastings will be conducted by our wine master, Wendy Crispell, in a fun and 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.
To see a full detailed schedule of our Wine Tasting programming, please visit our “Wine Tasting Page”• Buy tickets
Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise
Cruise New York City's famous harbor while listening to live jazz music by the Classic Harbor Line Jazz Trio, The Sound Waves! Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view of the New York skyline and her quintessential lower Manhattan harbor sites. The band sets an extra festive, jazzy mood by playing selections from the Great American Songbook and pieces by NYC jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker (just to name a few)! Learn more about our NYC Jazz Cruise!
Classic Week Regatta
Every year for the first week in October, Classic Harbor Line enters her schooners in a 4 day racing series hosted by the Manhattan Yacht Club. Classic sailing yachts from all over the east coast travel to NYC to compete – and we take our guests with us!
Fall Foliage Cruises & Sails
Get into the autumnal spirit with a 3-4 hour cruise or sail up the Hudson River and into the Palisades aboard one of our classic yachts. Take in the crisp air and the turning leaves as you pass under the George Washington Bridge. Guests will enjoy an open brunch buffet aboard the Manhattan and a fall-themed lunch aboard Adirondack! Click here to read more about our New York City fall foliage tours!• Yacht Manhattan - buy tickets
• Schooner Adirondack - buy tickets
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 cant miss!
Jazz will be playing Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, and live Holiday caroling will be featured Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.
Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting
Step aboard the Yacht Manhattan decked out in full holiday decor. Relax in our climate controled glassed-in observatory and sip on wines hand picked by our adored wine expert Wendy Crispell!
Holiday Brunch Cruise
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 hoilday-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!
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!• Buy tickets
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.
Gay Pride Fireworks Sails and Cruises
Step aboard any of Classic Harbor Line’s fleet on Gay Pride night for the best seat in the house to take in the famous Pier 54 Fireworks! This annual celebration will end with a bang! Colorful fireworks soar in the sky of New York City Harbor just off pier 54 after the "Pride Dance". "ooh” and “ah" as these electric volcanoes burst and fountains of sparkles fade into the open air above you as you glide through their reflections on the water. Click here to read more!
4th of July Fireworks Cruises
Climb aboard any of our vessels to experience New York City’s fireworks and skyline with your friends and family in tow. Enjoy the majesty of New York City's Independence Day Fireworks display aboard our beauties of the water! Get the best seat in the house for the annual display!
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 Weeked (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 Harborfrom 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). Click here to read more!
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. This event is usually scheduled on holiday weekends.
Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail
A light dinner sail featuring a most seaworthy cuisine: NYC's most renowned sushi by Iron Chef Morimoto and cool refreshing assorted sake, served on the decks of New York's most elegant schooner for a sunset sail. Classic Harbor Line and Morimoto have taken special steps to ensure that the sushi is served in the freshest means possible for this event. This sail features 2 separate platings of sushi paired with 4 sake flights. Beer, wine or champagne are also available complimentary.• Buy tickets
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!
Please review the seller’s policies for this activity. Once tickets are purchased, these are binding.
- Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.
- Activity takes place rain or shine.
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability), receive credit for a future event, or receive a refund.
- Parties of 12 or more will be contacted for an additional gratuity charge of 18%.
Classic Harbor Line will contact you directly within 48 hours of your purchase to take your credit card information for the additional charge. You must be reachable at the telephone number and email you provide.