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NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

1. NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this express cruise is the fastest way to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and enjoy best views from the water. Enjoy insights onboard from your tour guide with live narration. Begin your cruise experience at Battery Park's Slip 6. Get your souvenir photo with Lady Liberty in the background while you wait. Board the vessel, sit back, and set sail on your round-trip sightseeing cruise. Bask in the panoramic view of downtown New York's celebrated towers, memorials, and Landmarks while you relax on board the state-of-the-art boat.  Cruise right over to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic symbols in the world. On your way to Lady Liberty, you’ll sail past and learn about Ellis Island, once home to the United States’ busiest immigration station, where approximately 12 million immigrants came through.  You will also see Governors Island, a former military base that has since been redeveloped with a beautiful park for the public to enjoy.

NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

2. NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

Admire the last leaves of fall in all their splendor through the large windowed salon from the ship's heated and enclosed observatory, or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change with a hot beverage in hand. The Kingston offers wrap-around seating, on a small intimate classic yacht with unobscured views for all. The back observatory is covered to protect you from the bright sun but has open windows for you to feel the fresh breeze in your hair. Guests are welcome on the forward deck as well to soak up the sun and to capture fantastic photographs of the city skyline. This is a beautiful autumn cruise out of Chelsea Piers that takes passengers north on the tree-lined, scenic Hudson River. 

NYC: Skyline and Statue of Liberty Night Cruise

3. NYC: Skyline and Statue of Liberty Night Cruise

Enjoy the best views of the New York skyline on this happy hour cruise around lower Manhattan with onboard food options and a covered outdoor dance floor. This 2-level boat has indoor and outdoor decks to make the most of this unforgettable experience. Cruise down the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge & past South Street Seaport as you head out to the Statue of Liberty for sunset photos. See One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Ellis Island and buildings of all shapes and sizes light up the night sky. There is light commentary to help you identify the many famous buildings and neighborhoods you will see as you cruise along the Hudson River and the East River, on both sides of Manhattan Enjoy a happy hour special, beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks from the cash bar, If you are hungry you can purchase snacks and food options like burgers, chicken fingers, nachos, pasta, hot dogs and hot pretzels. Enjoy the fun music as you dance and mingle on the covered outdoor deck. With a friendly crew and an incredible setting, this happy hour skyline cruise is the perfect way to unwind and experience the magic of New York City at night.

NYC: Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

4. NYC: Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

Climb aboard the Manhattan, a cozy, elegant, 1920's-style yacht, and travel northbound on the Hudson River in style. This cruise is narrated by an Urban Naturalist who will talk about the geology and ecology of the area as we cruise north on the Hudson River. Admire the last leaves of Fall in all their splendor through the skylights of the ship’s heated and enclosed observatory or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change. Highlights along the way of this cruise include the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan and the majestic George Washington Bridge. The orange, golden, and brown leaves of Fall along the Hudson River Valley is one of New York's most dramatic geological features. One complimentary beverage, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, is included with each ticket. Relax in comfort with indoor, climate-controlled assigned seating and outdoor seating available. So, come aboard this autumnal cruise and head north on the tree-lined, scenic Hudson River.

New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

5. New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan on a harbor cruise of the Hudson River. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous 360-degree views of the island from the open decks or glassed-in back-deck observatory. Marvel at the 1920s style décor of the boat, and take in stunning views of sights, including Battery Park and the South Street Seaport. Gaze at the towering monuments of the Financial District and sail past Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Cruise the Hudson River and enjoy views of Manhattan's skyline.

NYC: Holiday Yacht Cruise with Jazz, Cocoa & Carols

6. NYC: Holiday Yacht Cruise with Jazz, Cocoa & Carols

Celebrate the holiday season in style this Christmas on board a luxury 90-minute yacht cruise of Manhattan Harbor. Step inside the yacht’s toasty solarium, decked out in full holiday décor, and enjoy a warm and cozy tour with your friends, family, and loved ones. Delicious hot cocoa, cookies and treats will be served as you sail past Battery Park, South Street Seaport, the Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. Relax in the heated main observation cabin, join in the caroling, or enjoy the beats of a live jazz trio. Sip on a complimentary glass of champagne, wine or beer, and purchase mixed drinks from the on board bar. Then, watch as the gorgeous views of Manhattan Island sail by, all from the comfort of a heated back-deck salon and glassed-in observatory of the 1920s style yacht.

New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

7. New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

Experience a New York City sunset from the water on this evening sightseeing sail past some of the borough's waterside landmarks. Climb aboard a beautiful 80-foot Adirondack for a peaceful, picturesque sail away from the concrete and noise of the city. Enjoy an illuminated view of the spectacular New York City skyline and the many famous sights along the way. Admire the beautiful Battery Park, the 20-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, where artillery has been stationed over the centuries. Sail past Ellis Island, the immigrant doorway to America from 1892 to 1954. Take in a unique of New York's famous Statue of Liberty, a French gift that arrived in New York harbor in 1885 and has come to represent our nation's freedom and ideals. During the course of your sail, enjoy a complimentary alcoholic drink and take in the elegance of this unique sailing tour.

Manhattan: Statue and Skyline Cruise Aboard a Luxury Yacht

8. Manhattan: Statue and Skyline Cruise Aboard a Luxury Yacht

Leave the noise of the city behind and see New York in a new light. Sit back and marvel at the famous skyline from the comfort of the solarium on this gorgeous 80-foot 1920s style yacht. Get up close to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on this sightseeing cruise. As you pass by such important sites at Battery Park, the financial district, and South Street Seaport, your captain will provide an informative narration. Cruise the Hudson River and New York Harbor on the Manhattan. The Manhattan provides a turn-of-the-century elegance and comfort, complete with teak decks and mahogany trim. Settle into the spectacular glassed-in observatory on the back deck, equipped with cushioned seating around conversation-friendly tables. The observatory is heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer, providing panoramic views in the utmost comfort.

NYC: 1920's Classic Schooner Brunch, Day, or Sunset Sail

9. NYC: 1920's Classic Schooner Brunch, Day, or Sunset Sail

Step into a bygone era and let the winds of the past guide you on an extraordinary voyage through the heart of New York City. Climb aboard the Shearwater, a 1920's classic schooner, and prepare for an immersive experience that will transport you back to the vibrant days of the Roaring Twenties. Whether you choose the brunch, day, or sunset sail, you'll find yourself enchanted by the sheer elegance and grace of this majestic vessel. As the gentle waves carry you along, you'll have the opportunity to bask in the captivating beauty of the city's iconic skyline while embracing the rhythmic sounds of the water beneath you. Indulge in a delightful brunch cruise, where you'll not only savor mouthwatering culinary delights but also treat your senses to a unique blend of flavors. Feast on delectable dishes expertly crafted by talented chefs, adding a delicious twist to your sailing experience. If daytime exploration beckons you, then the day sail is the perfect choice. Immerse yourself in the rich maritime heritage of New York City as you glide along the historic waters. Admire the architectural wonders that line the coast and witness iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from a fresh perspective. For those seeking a truly magical experience, the sunset sail promises an unforgettable journey. As the sun begins its descent, casting a warm golden glow across the city, you'll be captivated by the ever-changing hues of the sky. This is the perfect moment to create lasting memories with your loved ones or embrace the solitude of the open waters. Throughout your voyage, knowledgeable crew members will be on hand to guide you and share fascinating insights into the city's maritime past. Feel free to engage with them, asking questions and discovering hidden gems along the way. This is not just a sail; it's an invitation to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York City's maritime history. So seize the opportunity to embark on an off-the-beaten-path adventure, where the spirit of the 1920s intertwines with the vibrant energy of the present. Come aboard the Shearwater and let your journey begin.

NYC: City Lights Yacht Cruise with Drink Included

10. NYC: City Lights Yacht Cruise with Drink Included

Take in the magnificent Manhattan skyline by moonlight while relaxing on a 1920's inspired yacht. Every vantage point offers beautiful views of New York City including the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and the Financial District. Be sure to snap a photo of lady liberty as she lights up at night. Explore the outer decks or stay cozy in your private nook in the boat's grand salon. There is a full bar onboard offering a variety of libations and themed beverages to enjoy. Choose the cocktail cruise option and a featured specialty cocktail is included. Additional drinks are available for purchase at the bar. Sit back and relax as you feel transported back to the roaring 20's and enjoy a memorable evening with friends or loved ones on the Hudson River.

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4.4 / 5

based on 4,802 reviews

This was absolutely worth the money! You get excellent views of the city and a great close up picture of the Statue of Liberty. The band is amazing, the staff is great and it’s very romantic.

The service, the setting and the band were all marvelous. I had family visiting and took them to give them a view of New York from the water. Everyone loved it.

Absolutely amazing!! The band was fabulous and the views were phenomenal. Would recommend to all!

Perfect perfect perfect!!! Great experience worth every penny to avoid the crowds if the ferry.

All the staff were amazing and the view was breathtaking.