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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise provided by Classic Harbor Line

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
Capacity is reduced to at least 50% on all of our excursions. Guests will be assigned ‘zones’ or ‘tables’ at check-in to practice social distancing on each trip. Guests are required to complete a health questionnaire prior to boarding. Food and beverages are not offered at this time.
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
On this distinctive Manhattan architecture tour, you get a perspective on the city that many travelers don’t: by boat, as you circle around the island of Manhattan. Hop aboard a climate-controlled 1920s-style yacht, enjoy a refreshing beverage, and listen to your guide—a trained architect—tell stories about the city’s history, famous skyscrapers, and riverfront construction.
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62 Chelsea Piers
62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USAThe boat departs from Chelsea Piers, on Pier 62, which is located at West 22nd Street and the Hudson River. We are at the northernmost end of the Chelsea Piers on the water. When walking to Chelsea Piers, you must cross the West Side Highway. There are crosswalks at 18th, 20th and 23rd Street. When standing on the west side highway facing the river (facing west), go around the north side of the large blue building. Our ticket booth is located steps from the dock on Pier 62. Please check in at the Classic Harbor Line ticket booth upon arrival, and you will be escorted to the boat by the Captain when it is time to board. If lost please call 212.627.1825.
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  • Pass by One World Observatory
    Pass by Woolworth Building
    Pass by Statue of Liberty
    Pass by Brooklyn Bridge
    Pass by Lower East Side
    Pass by Empire State Building
    Pass by Chrysler Building
    Pass by Upper West Side
    Pass by George Washington Bridge
    Pass by Roosevelt Island
    Pass by Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
You'll end at
62 Chelsea Piers
62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USAThe boat departs from Chelsea Piers, on Pier 62, which is located at West 22nd Street and the Hudson River. We are at the northernmost end of the Chelsea Piers on the water. When walking to Chelsea Piers, you must cross the West Side Highway. There are crosswalks at 18th, 20th and 23rd Street. When standing on the west side highway facing the river (facing west), go around the north side of the large blue building. Our ticket booth is located steps from the dock on Pier 62. Please check in at the Classic Harbor Line ticket booth upon arrival, and you will be escorted to the boat by the Captain when it is time to board. If lost please call 212.627.1825.
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Highlights
  • Gain a new perspective on Manhattan from a 1920s-style yacht
  • Learn the history of the city and its buildings from a trained architect
  • Enjoy one glass of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drink
  • See other famous landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
What to Expect
Your journey around Manhattan begins at the pier. Climb aboard either the Manhattan or Manhattan II—both 1920s-style yachts with teak decks and climate-controlled observatories. On the tour, you make a complete circumnavigation around Manhattan, traveling along the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers. As you go, your guide—a trained architect—provides expert insight on the city’s history, skyscrapers, and riverfront development. From the water, you see many of the city’s distinct landmarks, including the Chrysler Building and One World Trade Center. You also catch glimpses of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and other waterfront highlights. As you go, enjoy one complimentary glass of beer, wine, or other beverage on board, as well as hors d’oeuvres. The tour ends at your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA
Duration
2h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Narration by a member of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter
  • Each reservation will be assigned a private table. A 3 ticket purchase minimum is required
Exclusions
  • Gratuity is not included in the price of your cruise, but recommended.
  • Food & beverages are not offered at this time. Guests are permitted to bring their own water bottle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guarantee of a full circumnavigation of Manhattan is not included. On rare occasions, the Spuyten Duyvil train bridge is inoperable and cannot open for us to pass through. This is often times not known until our tour is underway. River closures may also occur for a number of reasons. There are no refunds for tours that cannot fully circumnavigate. We will accommodate such cases with a tour that features a double backing of the route and further detail of the waterfront sites.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Service animals are permitted; Emotional Support animals and pets are not permitted
  • Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
  • Not for children under 14 years due to this cruise being a heavily-narrated tour experience. We recommend families to join us on Statue & Skyline tours, day sails or any other minimally narrated day time event
  • This cruise is a heavily-narrated tour experience. It's for those seeking an informative, exciting, and content-rich trip. We require guest conversations to be kept to a reasonable level so that narration can be heard by all
  • Groups of 10 or more will be contacted by the operator in advance for an additional 10% group gratuity
  • Due to health and safety regulations, food is not permitted at this time. Please plan to eat before or after this cruise
  • Due to health and safety regulations, beverages are not available at this time
  • Guests are not permitted to bring on their own food or alcoholic beverages. A personal water bottle is permitted
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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michel wrote a review Jun 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a great tour. The guide provided detailed information about the buildings. Comfortable boat Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Paul Lizer wrote a review Mar 2020
Mount Vernon, Virginia2 contributions
Wonderful AIA credited host providing an incredible amount of information about the buildings, infrastructure, and history of New York. The boat and facilities are amazing.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mark wrote a review Feb 2020
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Really lovely day, even in the rain! Nice drinks and nibbles, amazing views of New York. I loved the detailed comments by the guide. But the highlight was standing on the deck in a full gale. I loved it!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Adventurer464707 wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution
Great experience with very informative ‘voice over’! Nice staff, drinks and food. Was a great experience with my son whobis studien Maritiem Engineering.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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fas19010 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Hope, Pennsylvania15 contributions1 helpful vote
We were looking for an activity that would allow us to see parts of Manhattan that we hadn’t yet visited with minimal walking and standing and included a subject matter expert. This tour met our criteria and exceeded it. The vessel was lovely and the Captain more than capable.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Definitely will do it again!
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Fabulous boat and knowledgeable guide on the AIA tour
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A must do !!!!!
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AIA round Manhattan Island tour - brilliant
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