New York, NY

AIANY Architecture Tours

AIA New York, in partnership with Classic Harbor Line, is pleased to announce the AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tour’s 5th Season.

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.  Meet the AIANY Guides.

All of our AIANY Tours can be booked privately in easy steps:

1. Choose the Boats

The Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II hosts up to 65/80 guests and is available Year Round. The Yacht Kingston hosts up to 35 guests and is available April - November.

2. Choose Catering and Beverages

Consider adding catering, full bars, alternate pick-up and drop-off locations and more to tailor your event's needs.

3. Choose an AIA Tour

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

This tour (offered since 2010 by Classic Harbor Line) is one of the most sought after narrated programs we have to offer. Hosted, curated and revised annually by the award winning AIA New York Tour Committee, you and your guests will be treated to one of the most elegantly delivered tours New York City has to offer. The New York Times says "the cruise is a fisheye lens that takes in just about everything". Continuing education credits available »

AIANY Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour

This tour is normally 90 minutes, but it can be a fantastic addition to a 2 to 3 hour private cruise. It is a great tour during the day and it is the only tour recommended for evening Architecture charters. You will cover all the major sites of Lower Manhattan (below 42nd Street) and pass beneath the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure. Continuing education credits available »

AIANY Around Manhattan Bridge & Infrastructure Tour

Urban planners, engineers or anyone with a curiosity on 'how the city works' are quite likely to enjoy this special themed AIANY Tour. This tour is best enjoyed during the day with a full circumnavigation of Manhattan. It takes an in depth look at the engineering marvels of all of the New York City's fantastic infrastructure in terms of transportation, power, sanitation, water supply, housing and much more. Expect some architectural highlights as well! It is hosted by John Kriskiewicz, professor of Architecture and City Planning at Parsons and FIT. Continuing education credits available »

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!

4. Contact Our Charter Private Team

Email privatecharters@sail-nyc.com to book these private tours or to book a 'group' on a ticketed cruise.

Private Tour Rates for AIANY Cruises
2015 Charter Rates
2015 AIANY Student Rates

**If you are entertaining guests from the design field or a student group, please consider our reduced AIA charter rates above and notify your sales representative when you call. You will be asked to show proof of your association. Also, please notify the sales rep. if your industry group intends to receive 'Continuing Education Credits' through this event.

If you are interested in taking one of our public NYC Architecture Cruises click here.