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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

New York, United States
Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
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icon2 hours 45 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English


Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda.
  • Go on a Manhattan architecture tour aboard a 1920s-style yacht
  • Travel by boat to see New York City sights from the water
  • Guide is from the NYC chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Enjoy one drink
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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
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
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.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • Important note: From time to time, the theme of this tour, route and narration may change. Variations of this tour include, AIANY Bridge & Infrastructure Tour, AIANY Industrial Waterways Tour to Freshkills Park, and the AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC. Please reach out to the operator for questions on specific tour theme details
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Classic Harbor Line NYC
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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  • "You can slid open the windows inside, however the air condition is on, so it’s very comfortable." See review


252 Reviews

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A new view of Manhattan!
, May 2022
Seeing Manhattan from the water gives a different perspective and Arthur our guide was excellent and the information he gave helped us appreciate what we were viewing. The crew was professional friendly and helpful.
Definitely a must-do in NY
, May 2022
Crew was great and docent was awesome!! Boat was very nice. Cleanest restrooms in NY - I mean it!!!!!
Had something for...
, Apr 2022
Had something for everyone. The tour guide was fantastic, the boat itself was beautiful and we enjoyed our time on the deck and inside at the table equally. Awesome route around Manhattan as well.
An abundance of information
, Mar 2022
I absolutely loved this tour. The guides are excellent. They were simply an abundance of information about everything from architecture to the development of the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. I was worried that the rainy/snowy day would ruin this prepaid tour. It did not. They never cancel! The boat ride was smooth, the information was excellent and the setting unforgettable! A must do! Leave the kids at home, as our tour was so enjoyable with adults only. Loved loved it!!
Excellent narration, comfortable inside and out
, Oct 2021
Excellent narration throughout the trip, nice drink selection & snacks, friendly attentive staff and crew
Great experience
, Oct 2021
Enjoyed learning about architecture and history around Manhattan. The boat itself is clean and spacious. It gets windy if you venture outside so dress accordingly.
Terrific Tour
, Oct 2021
wonderful tour! Insightful and entertaining! The staff was incredibly generous- a fascinating way to see NY!
Best tour ever!
, Oct 2021
Tour guide was excellent. Trip was well organized. Safety was emphasized. All staff were friendly and helpful. Tour length was good - did not feel "rushed."
NYC from its rivers
, Oct 2021
Great time and educational. As a native New Yorker it was exceptional to see the city from a different angle. The crew was great and our tour guide was fantastic!
A gem on the water
, Sep 2021
This is a must for anyone coming to New York. It is filled with information and the boat ride is around the entire island of Manhattan. You learn the past, present and future planning of New York City while seeing gems you would never see while walking around Manhattan. This is a five star tour and a must for anyone coming or living in New York.
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