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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise provided by Classic Harbor Line

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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Gain a new perspective on Manhattan from a 1920s-style yacht
Duration:
2h 45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
70
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h 45m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    70
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6288P7
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Narration by a member of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter
  • Each reservation will be assigned a private table. A 2 ticket purchase minimum is required
  • One complimentary beverage included
Exclusions
  • Gratuity is not included in the price of your cruise, but recommended.
  • Food selections available for purchase. If bringing food please keep to a light snack
Duration
2h 45m
Departure details
  • 62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA The 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.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 70 travellers
Inclusions
  • Narration by a member of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter
  • Each reservation will be assigned a private table. A 2 ticket purchase minimum is required
  • One complimentary beverage included
Exclusions
  • Gratuity is not included in the price of your cruise, but recommended.
  • Food selections available for purchase. If bringing food please keep to a light snack
Departure details
  • 62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA The 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.
Duration
2h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 70 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 Jan. 2022
A note from Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
NYC will require all guests to provide proof of vaccination at check-in. Guests will be assigned private tables onboard. When in our interior spaces, masks are required unless seated at your table while eating & drinking. Masks are not required on outdoor spaces of the boat
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    62 Chelsea Piers
    62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA
    The 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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    One World Observatory
    Woolworth Building
    Statue of Liberty
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Lower East Side
    Empire State Building
    Chrysler Building
    Upper West Side
    George Washington Bridge
    Roosevelt Island
    Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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jeanne180
Saratoga Springs, NY16 contributions
Oct. 2021
Terrific tour! The AIA tour expert was a true expert!! Non stop information and excellent presentation. Ambiance in the boat very goodas was the service. We'll try other tours by this group.
Written 30 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 1 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Petka
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
I take this cruise every time I go to NYC and always learn something new. It’s very informative and a great way to see the City. For architecture buffs, it’s a must do!
Written 30 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, We want to thank you for joining us and your continued business. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you are in town! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 1 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tara n
1 contribution
Oct. 2021
My family (7 total) took the Manhattan Architecture Cruise on 10/17/2021. It was fantastic. The boat was a great size, we had a comfortable table inside with the option to go outside as desired. Drinks were delicious and the food looked tasty (limited options), although we did not order any ourselves. I wish I recalled the name of the architect who gave the presentation. He was wonderful - knowledgeable and conversational. Spoke for over 2 hours without consulting notes and gave both architectural insight as well as contextual information regarding the culture and events during the time of construction. Everyone in our group (both architecture buffs and not so much) enjoyed. My only suggestion would be to have the option of headphones. The speakers were clear, but with chatty neighbors (despite being a "quiet" cruise) it was a little difficult to hear. There were also speakers outside, but it was very windy during our tour, so not possible to hear while on the deck. Overall, a really great time.
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for joining us and sharing this experience with others! We appreciate your feedback and will take it to management. We hope to see you again soon! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 1 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Boris C
13 contributions
Great views of the Manhattan skyline as well as of the greenery at thr northern end. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The service was good. All in all, a very pleasant experience.
Written 9 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for joining us on our AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour and sharing your experience with others. We hope to see you out with us again! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 1 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Madeline P
7 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
My husband and I love architecture tours (especially when they are on a boat) so this was the perfect experience for us! They take you around the whole island of Manhattan and the architect we had was so knowledgeable! He was able to answer anyone’s questions about any building or bridge with some light comedy thrown in there as well! Tips for future riders: try to sit in the right side if you want to sit down the entire time. We had slightly interrupted views on the left side because of the people who sat on the opposite side. However, the boat has huge windows and you are able to get up and go outside to the front of the boat if you wanted a better view/picture. Also, first drink was complementary on them! Must do in NYC especially if first visit.
Written 6 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us out on the water for our AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour. Thank you for joining us and sharing this feeback with others. We hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 12 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jerry C
1 contribution
Oct. 2021
I was a guest of Down Town Magazine, the cruise was absolutely beautiful. The history of the city was so interesting. The boat was very clean and everyone has there own table to sit at. Love Love love this cruise.
Written 5 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, This is wonderful to hear. Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience with others. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 12 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Canas67
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico109 contributions
Great views of Manhattan. Did not completly hear all the stories because the audio was difficult. Despite that, it was worth it.
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for joining us and sharing this feeback. We have given our Operations Manager this information to look into! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 12 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nichapat A
Bangkok, Thailand67 contributions
My husband and I absolutely enjoyed the experience. The booking was simple. The meeting point was easy to find. The tour itself was awesome. We had Arthur as our guide. He was super knowledgeable and stayed very energetic throughout the entire tour. The service on the boat was also very friendly. The boat was clean. All guests and the crew practiced the social distancing.
Written 15 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, We want to thank you for joining us and sharing this experience with others. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour. It truly is an amazing tour and hope to see you out with us again because it is filled with some much information! If you enjoyed this cruise you may also want to check out our AIANY Architecture and the Lights of Gotham Tour which starts up at the end of September and goes through October. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 24 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tony C
State College, PA6 contributions
Absolutely fantastic time. The yacht is spacious and clean. There is ample room for everyone to be inside or outside on the front of the ship. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining the architectural history of each building/ structure. Great selection of drinks that were reasonably priced. I would definitely do this tour again.
Written 25 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour. It is a great way to see this city from the perspective of the water. If you enjoyed this cruise you may also enjoy our: AIANY Architecture and the Lights of Gotham which starts at the end of September and goes through October. We want to thank you for joining us and sharing your experience with others. We hope to see you out there again soon! Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 25 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kathryn M
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Family
Customer (lack of) service call center is located in the Philippines. I needed a simple clarification regarding my booking. Their system was acting up yesterday; would not complete my transaction, so appeared as though it did not happen. Tried again (several hours later) and was successful. This AM checked my cc transactions, there were 2. Called. It took 36+ minutes for resolution. Seriously?! This was the first of many, many bookings I was making for a nearly month long upcoming trip. I will make sure to NOT use Viator again.
Written 14 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, We are very sorry to hear about your experience with Viator. Because you purchased through a third party, you were dealing with the third party customer service team and not directly with us. We will make sure to pass this on to our management team and have them address it with Viator. We look forward to hosting you on a cruise through NY Harbor when you are here and hope that the experience helps counter your purchasing process. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
Written 15 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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