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Solar Eclipse in NY Harbor by Boat

Watch the sun begin to vanish from the sky beginning at 1:23pm on August 21, 2017. New Yorkers will have the rare opportunity to see a total solar eclipse, where the moon passes in front of the sun and a dark shadow casts across the earth. The duration of the passing is 2-hours and 37-minutes, with maximum coverage at 2:44pm. Looking for unobstructed views? Classic Harbor Line is offering two schooner day sails in coordination with the full event. Bring your cameras and eye protection as its not recommended to look directly into the sun.

The boats will depart from Pier 62 at the Chelsea Piers Complex at 1:15pm and 1:30pm. During the sail, guests will also enjoy views of One World Trade Center and lower Manhattan, Ellis Island and out into New York Harbor to see the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy 3 complimentary rounds of beer, wine, Champagne, rose or soda from the bar. Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring a light picnic or snacks too.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our NY Harbor special events

There are typically at least two solar eclipses each year, but unlike a lunar eclipse which is visible from anywhere in a night time zone while the eclipse is taking place, a solar eclipse is only visible from certain areas. The last time anyone stateside saw a total solar eclipse was in 1979. After August 2017, the next viewing will be in 2024.


Solar Eclipse Viewing on Yacht Kingston

Join us on August 21st for this rare opportunity in NY Harbor. Come cruise with us and view the partial eclipse of the sun (weather permitting). A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow on earth. Here in New York City we will see a partial eclipse, with 71% of the sun covered by the moon. The first contact of the moon passing in front of the sun is at 1:23, the maximum coverage is at 2:44 and the final contact is at 4:00. We will provide you with protective eyewear as it’s important to never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers  Boat: Kingston  Cost: $72

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Solar Eclipse Day Sail

Join us on August 21st for this rare opportunity in NY Harbor.  Come sail with us and view the partial eclipse of the sun (weather permitting). A NYC solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow on earth. Here in New York City we will see a partial eclipse, with 71% of the sun covered by the moon. The first contact of the moon passing in front of the sun is at 1:23, the maximum coverage is at 2:44 and the final contact is at 4:00. Bring your own eye protection as it’s important to never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers  Boat: America 2.0  Cost: Adult $72 – Child $32

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Solar Eclipse NYC 2017

Solar Eclipse Day Cruise on yacht Manhattan

Join us for this once in a lifetime event aboard the yacht Manhattan in NY Harbor.  Step aboard this luxury yacht for an afternoon on the water and get the best seats in the house for the solar eclipse happening on August 21st! Grab your friends or family and watch as the moon dances in front of the sun creating a magical twilight effect during the day.  

  Depart: Chelsea Piers  Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II  Cost: Adult $72
Sailing in NYC

City Lights Sailing in NYC

Sailing in NYC

I love cruising on the Hudson River, especially in Manhattan. My favorite cruising brand is Classic Harbor Line, which offers an assortment of incredible sailing experiences. I went on its City Lights Sail on America 2.0 and enjoyed every minute of it! I saw spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Battery Park, and Ellis Island. The classic boat itself is a contemporary tribute to the 1851 schooner that won the America’s cup. She’s a beauty at 105 feet long with a strong set of sails. The one hour and forty-five minute journey is incredible!

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Luxury Vacation Idea

Forbes: 11 Luxury Family Getaways In New York City

Luxury Vacation Idea

Having little ones doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the finer things in life when visiting New York City. There are plenty of ways to soak in the fabulousness of Manhattan with kids in tow. Here are some of our favorite options for where to stay and how to play with children in the Big Apple.

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DISCOVER BOTH CLASSIC & NEW WATERFRONT PARKS

DISCOVER BOTH CLASSIC & NEW WATERFRONT PARKS WHEN YOU JOIN THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED AROUND MANHATTAN OR LOWER MANHATTAN TOURS!

This summer, join us as we explore these parks (and more) from the unique vantage point of the water:

RIVERSIDE PARK, where the relentless street grid dissolves into landscape at the Hudson River. Learn how Robert Moses’ 1930’s team concealed rail lines and deftly snaked the Henry Hudson Parkway along the city’s edge.

INWOOD HILL PARK & INWOOD COVE

Explore the pre-historic topography of mannahatta along the Harlem River Ship Canal. Densely forested hills and salt marshes evoke visions of the region before European settlement.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT FOUR FREEDOMS PARK

Situated at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island and across from the United Nations Headquarters, this four-acre memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt celebrates the Four Freedoms he articulated in his 1941 State of the Union address. Designed by Louis Kahn in 1973 and posthumously completed in 2012, the park stands as an affirmation of our nation’s ideals.

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

85 acres of public and private civic landscape has transformed this area of former shipping piers. Michael Van Valkenberg Associates’ design protects Brooklyn’s new edge with resilient shorelines and acoustical berms.

GOVERNORS ISLAND

In the middle of NYC’s Upper Bay sits an island that was off limits to the public for 200 years. Today, new landscape architecture by West 8 , including four engineered hills, and large-scale sculpture peacefully cohabitate with landmark military structures including Castle Williams and Liggett Terrace.

 

SPECIAL STATEN ISLAND FRESHKILLS PARK TOURS

Join the July 23rd or October 15th tour to witness the transformation of NYC’s former 2200 acre landfill into public parkland.  Members of the Freshkills Park’s team join the tour to share their firsthand knowledge of the engineering and environmental policy required to achieve this vast land reclamation project and AIANY guides provide insights on Staten Island’s waterfront infrastructure.

 

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Schooner America 2.0

Make waves with Classic Harbor Line for City of Water Day

Schooner America 2.0

This weekend marks City of Water Day — a fun and event-filled happening to honor the importance of the New York-New Jersey Harbor. And to celebrate, Classic Harbor Line is giving away free sailing trips on its elegant Schooner America 2.0 vessel.

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4th of July Fireworks Cruise

4th of July with Classic Harbor Line in NY Harbor

4th of July Fireworks Cruise

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display over the East River is the largest and most extravagant celebration in the country and nothing beats being on a opulent sailboat champagne in one hand with a delicious treat in the other saluting our nation’s birthday. 

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NYC 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

New York Magazine recommends Classic Harbor Line’s 4th of July fireworks cruise! 

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