Chelsea High Line and Skyline Cruise and Walking Tour
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The last date listed for Chelsea High Line and Skyline was Friday June 18, 2010 / 2:30pm.
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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 air-conditioned and there was more than enough open-deck space forward once we got...continued
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.