New York, NY

Narrated Cruises

Narrated Tours If you are specifically looking for a narrated tour, we have some great ones to offer! 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! 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.


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 »


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


Statue of Liberty and Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

Experience New York like you never before; leaving the noise of city street life behind. Sit back and enjoy the luxurious 360-degree view of the island from the cozy solarium or the open decks of this gorgeous, 80-foot Twenties-style yacht! Pass by Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Governors Island. Pass under the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge and take in the views of New York City from a classic motor yacht!

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


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


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 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: 

May 22:  Capt. Cait Field, FKP TEAM

July 17: Eloise Hirsch, FKP TEAM

August 28: Laura Truettnern, FKP TEAM

October 9: Dylan Gauthier*, An artist who has been working on the park

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


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!

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $74. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $92 - Child $52

Statue & Skyline Cruise on Yacht Kingston

Statue & Skyline Cruise aboard Yacht Kingston

Experience New York like you never have before by leaving the noise of city life behind. Sit back and enjoy this intimate narrated tour of lower Manhattan from the open decks of yacht Kingston! Get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and cruise by Ellis Island.  You will also cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge all the while taking in all of the views that the NYC Skyline has to offer.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Kingston   Cost: Adult $34 - Child $18

Brooklyn Waterfront Past & Present

Brooklyn Waterfront Past & Present

Step aboard the luxury yacht Kingston on this intimate two-hour narrated cruise to explore the Brooklyn waterfront past and present, from the borough’s historical emergence as an industrial powerhouse, to its resurgence today as a major center of innovation, industry, and recreation. The Brooklyn waterfront has long been a major economic engine and cultural touchstone for New York City – there’s no better way to explore this dynamic landscape than from the water! This cruise leaves from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Kingston   Cost: Adult $56 | Child $34

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


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.

  Depart: Poughkeepsie   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: $144


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.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $144