Around Manhattan Official NYC Architecture Tour and Yacht Cruise
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Around Manhattan Official NYC Architecture Tour have expired.
The last date listed for Around Manhattan Official NYC Architecture Tour was Tuesday April 8, 2014 / 1:45pm.
Currently at Yacht Manhattan:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
Leave the hustle and bustle of Big Apple behind for a relaxing cruise. More than just a boat ride, the classic 1920s-style vessel Manhattan provides great views as it circles lower New York, passes by Governors Island, closely approaches the Statue of Liberty, glides under the Brooklyn Bridge and sails past the historic South Street Seaport on its 90-minute excursion. Admission includes one beer, wine, champagne, soda or water to enjoy as you take in the sights from the outdoor or climate-controlled observatory decks. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from gdgilden
view more less of this review
This was the maiden voyage for the architectural boat tour, and my friend and I really enjoyed it. Loved the little trivia here and there about the buildings and neighborhoods. The boat was clean and beautiful. I will take this tour again and again, and I can't wait to see how it improves.
Step aboard the teak decks of the_ Manhattan_, our elegant, 1920s style yacht, for a leisurely ’round-Manhattan architecture tour, hosted by architects and members of the local AIA (American Institute of Architects) chapter.
Experience a comfortable and unique round-Manhattan trip through the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air & sunlight with a glass of wine in hand. (Guests are treated to one included beverage from the bar & light hors d’ oeuvres.)
On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will completely circumnavigate the entire island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in the sites, the architecture & tour designed by the AIA.
Some highlights from your expert guide include:
- West Side “Starchitecture”: The Standard Hotel, Frank Gehry’s IAC, and Jean Nouvel’s opulent Eleventh Ave condos
- Coverage of the most classic icons of lower Manhattan: Pier A, Trinity Church, and the Woolworth Building
- Latest updates on the development of Governor’s Island, the Brooklyn Waterfront, and the Domino Sugar Factory
- Back story on Manhattan’s urban planning and the allocations of low income housing
- East River icons: the UN, the Seagram Building, and Gracie Mansion
- The Harlem River unveiled – tales from the unseen end of Manhattan
- The Cloisters, Riverside Church, and Grant’s National Monument
About the Ticket Supplier: Classic Harbor Line LLCBuilt in 1994 in the Scarano Boat Building of Albany, New York, the Schooner Adirondack is an 80-foot wooden replica of a classic turn-of-the-century pilot schooner.
Heading south from Chelsea Piers and down the Hudson River to Battery Park, the Schooner Adirondack passes by Ellis Island and sails out to the Statue of Liberty. Wind and time permitting, she will head toward Governor's Island, breeze by the Financial District and the Brooklyn Bridge on the East River.
The 1920s-style motor yacht "Manhattan," also built by Scarano Boat Building, is brand new to the New York City harbor as of spring 2006. This 80-foot, wood-trimmed, Gilded Era commuter yacht runs full circumnavigations of Manhattan, dinner cruises and sunset cruises, and is available for private charter.