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Narrated Cruises

If you are specifically looking for a narrated tour, we have some great ones to offer! Whether you are a local New York that wants to go a few steps beyond the average NYC tour or if you are an international tourist that wants to hear about the most iconic NYC sites, we offer both! Furthermore, you can choose between a heavily narrated tour or a lightly narrated tour.

Many of our guests like to come out to just relax and hear the wind and waves. The schooner sails and our late night cruises are the best for passive tourism excursion where no narration is included.

Yacht Manhattan outside of Chelsea Piers

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

(Heavily Narrated)

This tour is our most popular among locals! Hosted by architects and members of the American Institute of Architects, the New York City Architectural Tour cruises around the entire city, taking in the “Starchitecture” of the West Side, icons of Lower Manhattan, and the icons of the East River, just to name a few. You'll find this tour jam packed with information and insight! Click here to read more about the AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour!

 Buy tickets Yacht Manhattan  Adult • $76 - Student • $58

 Buy tickets Yacht Kingston  Adult • $68 - Student • $54

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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 (Fleet Week), 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

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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!

• Buy Tickets Yacht Manhattan  Adult • $76

Brunch Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

(Lightly Narrated)

On this delightful cruise you will fully circumnavigate the Island of Manhattan. You will hear light commentary as you eat your three course brunch. Yacht Manhattan will pass under the majestic George Washington Bridge, drift by parts of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. See Roosevelt Island, Governors Island, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty!  "The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $70. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3"
 Buy tickets Adult • $88 - Child • $48

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

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Statue and Skyline Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

Statue and Skyline Cruise

(Heavily Narrated)

Hop aboard Yacht Manhattan and join us for this 1.5 hour cruise! Pass by Battery Park, South Street Sea Port and the world famous Financial District. Cruise under the Williamsburg Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge and the Historical Brooklyn Bridge! Scoot around Governors Island and wave to the Statue of Liberty!

Buy tickets aboard Yacht Manhattan Adult • $42 - Child • $24

• Buy ticket aboard Yacht Kingston Adult • $32 - Child • $18

Yacht Manhattan under East Harlem Bridge

AIANY Around Manhattan Bridge Infrastructure Tour 

(Heavily Narrated)

This cruise is our most highly reviewed narrated tour! Step aboard the luxurious yacht Manhattan for a full round-Manhattan cruise 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! Tour includes content on city planning, infrastructure and architecture as well!   John Kriskiewicz, professor of Architecture and City Planning at Parsons and FIT is your knowledgeable host, on this relaxing afternoon cruise. Our guests regularly rave about John's performance! He is a captivating guide and an amazing host!

• Buy tickets Yacht Manhattan  Adult • $76 - Student • $58

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Champagne Sunset Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

Champagne Sunset Cruise

(Lightly Narrated)

Though scheduled for our most romantic and picturesque time slot, the Champagne Sunset Cruise aboard the Yacht Manhattan or the Yacht Kingston are our only evening time cruise that offers some light narration about the Sights. One complimentary beer, wine, or champagne from the bar is included on all of cruises. See the Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan and travel under the Brooklyn, Williamsburg & Manhattan Bridges!

Buy tickets aboard Yacht Manhattan Adul• $52

• Buy tickets aboard Yacht Kingston Adul• $44

Activity-Specific Policies

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.