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“Architectural Cruise”

Classic Harbor Line
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Owner description: 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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“Architectural Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We boarded the boat at Chelsea Piers. The cruise has 2 architects who describe the buildings. The boat normally goes around Manhattan but due to the heat, the Spyten Dyval bridge was closed so we went as far as Hells Gate on the East River and close to the George Washington bridge on the Hudson. We also went into the harbor for close views of the Statue of Liberty. The crew was great and they have a complimentary first drink as well as a nice spread of cheeses, crackers and fruit as well as desserts. The inside of the boat is air-conditioned and you can spend time on the deck if you wish. You felt like you were treated well and not part of a large commercial operation. I highly recommend this cruise.

Visited July 2013
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CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you so much for coming out with us and sharing your experience. Unfortunately, sometimes due to weather circumstances or operational circumstances of the Spyten Dyval Bridge we are unable to go around the whole Island of Manhattan. (this does occassionally happen) There is so much to see that the guides will keep you busy and entertained! Thank you again for joining us and please do think of joining us on our AIA-NY Manhattan Bridge and Infrastructor Cruise!

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“City Lights Champagne Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had a fantastic time on this cruise celebrating our Anniversary this past Sunday. The boat leaves at 9PM and sails all around the Manhattan. The lights were really beautiful and the Statue Of Liberty lit up with very few other boats anywhere around was really special. The Freedom Tower, viewed from the water is stunning, all lit in Red, White and Blue. They offered wine, a nice selection of beer and champagne. The Captain was able to use the sails for some of the ride and it was beautiful to sail along silently. Everyone in the crew were terrific and I highly recommend this ride.

Visited July 2013
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CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
First, we must say - Happy Anniversary! Thank you for coming out with us and sharing your experience! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed this experience! The City Lights sail is definitely a magical sail!

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“Must See Tour When Vistiting New York”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

This cruise boat tour is the best kept secret in New York. I thoughly
enjoyed it, seeing so many sites that I would not have seen on
my own and with my limited time there. I liked that our tour captain
explained what we were seeing and its significance. The ride was
smooth sailing, the 4 course meal was delicious, and the staff was so attentive. This was one of the highlights of my trip. I highly recommend it.
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Visited July 2013
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CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
We are happy to have had you out with us! And we love hearing about your experience! Thank you for sharing it! If you are traveling around, make sure to check out our Key West Location, Boston Location or Newport RI Location!
We hope to have you out again!

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“A Perspective of Manhattan From The Water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We arrived at the Chelsea Piers for our Architecture Institute of America boat tour of Manhattan. The process was smooth and seamless embarking on the boat. After a short intro we were off.

Heading north from the Chelsea Piers we were in the middle of the Hudson River. At the top end the boat heads through the Harlem River for the south bound portion along the East River. Upon hitting Battery Park the boat heads out to the Statue of Liberty.

During our tour we were treated to the extremely knowledgeable insights of a member from the AIA. He knew copies amounts of anecdotes about the city and its buildings. Your ticket cost includes a glass of wine, beer or champagne. We also enjoyed a very pleasant tray of cheese and fruit.

The tour surpassed our expectations in terms of the enjoyment provided by the tour guide and the on board provisions and hospitality.

Visited July 2013
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CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for coming out with us! We love hearing about our customers experiences as it is very important for us! The AIA-NY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour is one of our most popular trips and it is always wonderful to hear different experiences!
Thank you and we hope to have you out again with us!

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“90 minute cruise aboard the Manhattan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

The yacht is a handsome boat with a great staff. It was lovely sailing past the city skyline and the Statue of Liberty with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Visited July 2013
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CHL745, Manager at Classic Harbor Line, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Yes! What better way to see the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline than on a yacht with Champagne in your hand! Thank you for coming out with us and sharing your experience! We hope to have you out with us again!

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