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Yacht Manhattan
Classic Harbor Lines -- Pier 62 62 Chelsea Piers Manhattan, NY 10011
646-336-5270
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60 reviews
27 stars
It's a smaller vessel than most of the other boat/cruise trips available, which makes it a more intimate experience that we thoroughly enjoyed, but the downside is that if you are prone to seasickness, then beware, because you will feel a lot more of the waves, especially from the wakes of others.
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Not a boat where you have a meal, but it's only about an hour and a half.
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Around Manhattan Historical Jazz Cruise
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4.7 average rating
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9 reviews
8 stars
attended May 16 2010

Music was great, service wonderful, spectacular view, enjoyed the free sparkling wine, cheese and crackers...then coffee or soft drinks.
A terrific afternoon.

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7 reviews
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attended Apr 11 2010

This was my first time attended an event like this. I must say that it was very enjoyable. The crew was very friendly. The knowledege of the city and what Jazz musician started there was great. The music was very relaxing, calming. I highly...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 30 2010

A great time, the crew were so nice and attended to all of us whether it be refilling our drinks or taking pictures for us. Loved that it goes all AROUND the island and not just the regular 34th St. to Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island route. Highly...continued

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Description

Take a journey through time aboard this Manhattan excursion that features live jazz music with historical background as you view the iconic skyline of Manhattan!  Light commentary on the cultural and economic forces that shaped the evolution of this music connects the jazz pieces to the sites where they originated as you cruise around the entire island of Manhattan and through a century of New York City Jazz history aboard the aptly named 1920s style yacht Manhattan.

Hosted by Mike McGarril and the Classic Harbor Line Jazz Trio (all graduates of the New School for Jazz Performance), you’ll experience a comfortable and unique cruise through the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers with gorgeous 360-degree views of the island from the climate-controlled observatory.

On this 2.75-hour cruise, you’ll journey around the entire island of Manhattan while listening and learning to the past century of NYC jazz.

Specific highlights include:

• The Empire State Building, the Upper West Side and the Harlem River

• Music made famous by NYC-based jazz legends such as Duke Ellington & Charlie Parker, plus selections from the Great American Songbook

• Parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, as well as the complete NYC skyline

• The United Nations and the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges over the East River

• New York Harbor icons the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

One complimentary beverage will be provided, along with an assortment of light hors d’ oeuvres.