Venue Details

539 Star Starred
Schooners Adirondack
Classic Harbor Lines -- Pier 62 62 Chelsea Piers Manhattan, NY 10011
646-336-5270
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Member Tips

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The Park Restaurant, 118 10th Ave., was good and reasonable.
info Jul 13 2009 star this tip starred
LD
Sneakers of soft-soled shoes for the boat are best.
info Aug 10 2009 star this tip starred
LD
Park on 10th for half or less than Chelsea Piers.
info Aug 10 2009 star this tip starred
LD
We tried Standard Grill at 13th Street. Excellent.
info Aug 10 2009 star this tip starred
SJ
Bring a notebook to jot down the names of architects and buildings - unless you have a great memory
info Jun 07 2010 star this tip starred

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attended Jul 10 2009

This was a most enjoyable tour. The boat ride was great, and the crew friendly and efficient. We loved the tour, too, and the High Line was quite a surprise, I didn't even know it existed though I live in NY.

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LD
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attended Aug 07 2009

First, the harbor cruise on the Manhattan was delightful. Unlike more touristy attractions the yacht (built in 2005) is a pleasure to behold. The cabin is... continued

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SJ
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attended Jun 04 2010

Super way to spend a summer afternoon - made me fall in love with my city all over again

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Description

Make the most of Chelsea with two tours in one. Start with a 90-minute cruise on the1920s-style yacht Manhattan. Her glassed-in observatory features a full bar, breath-taking views & Gatsby-esque glamor! 

Highlights along the route: 


  • West Side Starchitecture on the Hudson: Frank Gehry’s IAC, Standard Hotel & Richard Meier’s Glass Towers 

  • Battery Park, South Street Seaport & Financial District 

  • Governor’s Island, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island 

  • The Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges of the East River 

Professor Matthew Postal greets you at the dock when you return. He is a renowned architectural historian & author of: 

  • Guide to New York City Landmarks, 2009 
  • Ten Architectural Walking Tours in Manhattan, 2009 

Starting at Chelsea Piers, once home to the White Star and Cunard Lines, Matt leads you on a 90 minute walking tour through Chelsea and through the story that leads up to the High Line Park – a former industrial railway of the 1930’s that is now Manhattan’s newest and most celebrated park. 

Following the High Line route, you pass through the notable Art Gallery District, fashionable condominiums and past several historic landmarks, including the General Theological Seminary and Chelsea Market – where the Oreo was invented and current home of the Food Network, Morimoto & Emeril Live.

 

The walking tour ends at Gansevoort Street, in the heart of the famed Meat Packing District. Guests are then invited to walk, explore, photograph & enjoy the High Line at their own pace. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Classic Harbor Line LLC

Built 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.