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Classic Harbor Line

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Address: Chelsea Piers - Pier 62, New York City, NY 10011
Phone Number: 212-627-1825
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Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of...

Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of New York City, Classic Harbor Line hopes for the privilege of escorting you on a relaxing, inspiring and breathtaking cruise through the waters we proudly call home. Our three classic yachts – the Schooner Adirondack and the Schooner America 2.0 (our sailboats), and the Luxury Yacht Manhattan (our motorized yacht) are reminiscent of the classic boats that cruised the NYC waters a hundred years ago.

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Knowledgable guide, great service, skilled captain. Overall an excellent architecture boat tour.

Traveling to New York City on business, my time for leisure sightseeing was very limited. The classic line architecture tour took just under 3 hours and circumnavigated Manhattan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric D
Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a tour that was for a waterfall display in June 2008. We cruised around near Staten Island, Brooklyn, New Jersey etc. I had a good time. We went fairly close to the Statue of Liberty. The staff was great. There were street performers to watch until we boarded. I stayed at the harbor after the tour and just... More 

Thank Shmeder
Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling to New York City on business, my time for leisure sightseeing was very limited. The classic line architecture tour took just under 3 hours and circumnavigated Manhattan giving me a great appreciation for the city, and allowed me to see far more than I would have with other uses of the time. Plus the extremely knowledgable guide provided excellent... More 

Thank Eric D
South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a perfect cruise around lower Manhattan in the first week of January. Since we went on a Thursday, there were only 7 passengers on board. The captain and crew were delightful, and the included glass of champagne made it very festive. The views of the financial district, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and the Statue of Liberty were "up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What makes NY so special is its skyline. Even better is seeing the transition of thee skyline from sunset to dark. Bay cruises let you experience this beauty on the bay while getting served fabulous food and drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Great ride sipping Champagne on the Hudson and East River. Fireworks just off the shore of the Statue of Liberty. Highly suggest you do this trip on NYE with friends atleast on once.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We held our multi-country reuinion in NYC shortly before Christmas. Our party's age range was 3 - 60. We chose the Harbor Line Sunday Brunch and it was a HUGE success. The organsiation of the day, the efficiency of the staff, the comfort and warmth of the boat, the cleanliness of everything and the value for money were all simply... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

My family and I went on the Holiday Jazz Cruise the day after Thanksgiving. We had several family members from out of town, and we all loved it! The Jazz group was wonderful, the views were amazing, and the experience was just perfect. The cruise included a drink with each ticket and unlimited very yummy hot cocoa (and cookies). It's... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We found this tour by accident, but glad we put down the money and went. It was a great value of length (almost 3 hours), refreshments (complimentary drink and then $6-$8 for any after) and nice snacks and well guided narration of the history and future of the city's architecture and planning. You can also ask any questions along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We boarded the Manhattan II at Chelsea Piers...an experience in itself...an intimate indoor space with tables/booths in front of immense windows and glass ceilings. We started north then east and west and north again. WE sipped Champaign and tasted Greek goodies and we learned about the buildings and features of Manhattan and the Bronx and Brooklyn and NJ too. A... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We did the architecture cruise on the Kingston, which is the smaller boat that docks in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This was a great choice, and I highly recommend it. It's small and holds maybe 30 people max (we had about a dozen that day), so it's less crowded and more intimate than the larger boats they have. The crew and... More 

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