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Full Circumnavigations of ManhattanWe offer a variety of NYC Circumnavigation Cruises.  Whether you want a leisurely morning or you want a educational afternoon join us on one of our boat tours that circumnavigates the Island of Manhattan. Sunday morning brunch is best aboard the Yacht Manhattan, fully circumnavigate as you and your friends take in the views. Or how about a focused Architecture cruise of NYC with your own personal AIA guide by boat? Like Wine? Join us for a NYC Saturday afternoon wine tasting. On these boat rides you will pass under all 18 bridges of Manhattan. You will see the concrete empire of Skyscrapers in downtown and you will take in the green up at Columbia University. Whatever cruise you take you are sure to come back for more. We are a boutique tour boat operator and aim to create a intimate atmosphere.  On our classic boats you are not a “number” but a guest. Let our professional crew cater to your every need on these wonderful NYC sightseeing cruises.  


World One and the Yacht Manhattan II | Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

Guided by members of the American Institute of Architects, the New York City architecture tour will take you on a full circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan. During the 2 hour and 45 minute cruise you will explore recent and innovative skyscrapers, residential “Starchitecture”, enduring Art Deco and Beaux Arts icons as well as waterfront parks and infrastructure.  The newest features of the evolving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & Bronx waterfronts are seen in comfort and style, from the climate-controlled, enclosed back-deck observatory or from our open bow; for some fresh air and sunlight. Light hors d’ oeuvres and a complimentary beer, wine, or champagne is included. Continuing education credits available »

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  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $78 | Student $58

Yacht Manhattan II NYC Brunch Cruise | Classic Harbor Line

Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

Join us for our famous leisurely weekend brunch! Our “cruisine” is packed with delicious foods & fresh baked goods! Our chef is aboard throughout the cruise, refreshing the buffet with fresh baked quiche, sausages, a spiral ham, spring salad, bagel & lox station, and waffle station. Guests are treated to a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa as well! View the sites and enjoy a lightly narrated tour from the Manhattan’s climate controlled, glass observatory.

This Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $68. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 Opt 4.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $108 | Child $64

NYC Wine and Cheese Pairing | Classic Harbor Line

Wine & Cheese Pairing Classes on Yacht Manhattan

Each week wines are carefully selected from small family run or boutique producers to express the terroir of the region being represented. Years of experience, education and constant tasting help to select wines of exceptional value, quality and taste. Cheeses are ONLY artisan or farmstead cheeses sourced from NYC’s finest shops or small local dairies. Led by NYC wine pro Wendy Crispell (a certified wine and cheese educator) our wildly popular Wine and Cheese cruise has been featured in Wine Spectator, Time Out NY, Edible Manhattan, Gastronomista, Pasta’s Kitchen, Two plus Two review and The New York Post(Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $92 - $112

AIANY Around Manhattan Historic Architecture Tour

The narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals and is as comprehensive as the standard AIANY circumnavigation tour. Aboard the yachts, experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight with a complimentary beverage in hand. The Historic Architecture Boat Tour will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, focusing on individual landmark buildings and historic districts, as well as historic monuments, bridges, and landscapes. Among the themes to be explored are:

•    Adaptive re-use of historic structures, such as The High Line, that have been creatively reinvented for new uses along the post-industrial waterfront
•    Protecting architectural heritage, including the evolution and implementation of New York City’s Landmarks Law
•    Sustainability and historic buildings

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: $78

NYC Sightseeing Boat Ride | Classic Harbor Line

AIANY Around Manhattan Bridge Infrastructure Tour

John Kriskiewicz, professor of Architecture and City Planning at Parsons and FIT, is your host for a full circumnavigation tour 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! Historical anecdotes and tales of great human engineering feats tell the story of these great 18 bridges and 4 tunnels. Light Hors d’ oeuvres and a complimentary beer, wine or Champagne is included. Continuing education credits available »

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $78 | Student $58

Wine Tasting NYC | Classic Harbor Line

Wine Regions of the World Tasting Series Cruise

Taste the wines of the world! Each cruise focuses on a different region or theme. Explore grapes, styles, soils, viticulture, and tasting techniques that will enhance your tasting experience. These interactive tastings will be conducted by our certified wine consultant, Wendy Crispell, in a fun, 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.

Please note that Saturday Wine tastings do a full circumnavigation of the Island.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $92 - $112

Best Holiday Brunch in NYC | Classic Harbor Line

Holiday Brunch Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

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 holiday-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!

This Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $68. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 Opt 4.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $108 - Child $64

Private Holiday Yacht Rental NYC | Classic Harbor Line

Holiday Wine Tasting aboard Yacht Manhattan

Step aboard the Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II decked out in full holiday decor. Relax in our climate controlled glassed-in observatory and sip on wines hand picked by our adored wine expert Wendy Crispell!  She will teach you which wines go perfectly with everything on your holiday table. Additionally, each will be paired with the perfect cheese, chocolate or chutney to help you build the perfect holiday platter, or to help bring you into the spirited holiday season.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Varies