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Narrated Tours If you are specifically looking for a NYC narrated boat tour, we have some great ones to offer! Our NYC Narrated Sightseeing Cruises are perfect for whether you are a local New Yorker 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 and our crew is sure to impress you with their professional hospitality! You can choose between a heavily narrated tour or a lightly narrated tour depending on your needs. If you want to learn about the NYC architecture from the perspective of the water we have a heavily narrated tour with a dedicated AIANY guide.  Looking to just get out and see the Statue of Liberty, join us on our Statue and Skyline cruise and listen as our Captain navigates through NY Harbor and points out its iconic sites.  Many of our guests also like to come out to just relax and hear the wind and waves. The schooner sails and our late night city lights cruises are the best for a passive tourism excursion where no narration is included.  So pick from one of our NYC Narrated Sightseeing Cruises and enjoy NY Harbor in style.  


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

Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Boat Tour| Classic Harbor Line

Statue and Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

Experience a New York Sightseeing cruise like never before. Step aboard our 1920s inspired motor yacht and take in the iconic sights that NY Harbor has to offer . Enjoy a complementary beer, wine, champagne or soda on us. Cash bar available for additional drink purchases. This is a wonderful cruise to treat out of town guests to see the sites and is a perfect sightseeing cruise for children as they are welcome to enjoy a kid-friendly version of our signature beverages. Sit back and relax on this elegantly crafted boat as you cruise by Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and pass under the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge! 

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $46 | Child $26

NYC Skyline by Boat with Classic Harbor Line

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 »

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $48 | Student $32

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

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

Military History Tour of New York Harbor

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 Weekend (and 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 Harbor from 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).

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $68

AIANY Industrial Waterways Tour to Freshkills Park

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!

Featured Guests Guides for this year’s series of visits to FKP are: July 23rd and October 15th

 

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $78

Best NYC Romantic Sunset Cruise | Classic Harbor Line

Poughkeepsie to NYC Hudson Valley Dinner Cruise and Activities

This Cruise from Poughkeepsie to NYC is a one-way ticket with a Hudson River Valley inspired dinner. It is a great option Duchess County locals to have epic way to travel to NYC or for NYC residents to return to NYC after a full day of upstate fun! Take the beautiful journey south from Poughkeepsie on the grand Hudson River, and take in the sites as the day turns to night and you enjoy a special dinner prepared by our onboard chef.

“This Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $116. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 Opt 4″

  Depart: Poughkeepsie   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: $156

NYC to Poughkeepsie Cruise | Classic Harbor Line

NYC to Poughkeepsie Hudson Valley Brunch Cruise and Activities

This full day adventure in the Hudson River Valley is a one-way ticket that starts off on the Yacht Manhattan. Take the beautiful journey north on the grand Hudson River and escape the city for a day (or two).  Once you arrive in Poughkeepsie, choose from our suggested special events associated with each date or suggested activities to explore Duchess County.

“This Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $116. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 Opt 4″.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $156

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