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Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

Classic Harbor Line

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2.75 hours activity

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  • Enjoy a delicious brunch while circumnavigating the entire island of Manhattan by sea
  • Observe Manhattan from the deck of a 1920’s style yacht
  • Satisfy your eyes and stomach at once
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About this Activity
Americans love brunch -- the great excuse to drink with breakfast. And what’s more deliciously American than “cruisine,” or brunch while boating. On a 1920s yacht, you’ll embark on a seaside tour of the entire island of Manhattan, while enjoying a scrumptious brunch and a mimosa. Sound good? Eat a Belgian waffle and view the financial district. Mow down salmon and look at Brooklyn. How does a Bloody Mary and Ellis Island sound? During this experience, you’ll satisfy both your sight and your stomach.

Note: The brunch menu includes a spread of fresh-baked bagels and pastries, fresh fruit, glazed ham, spring mix salad, stuffed quiche, Belgian waffle station, smoked salmon display, and turkey sausages. You will also receive one complimentary beverage (soda, juice, coffee, tea, beer, wine, champagne, Bloody Mary or Mimosa).
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Reviews and Ratings
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Obi Onuora, Apr 6, 2014
Champagne Sunset Cruise
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Matthew Williams, Oct 7, 2013
Sunset Sail
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Sonu Balwani, Aug 5, 2013
Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise
It was great! Not too crowded at all. Just a good amt for you to enjoy. Staff was great!
sophie2570, Jul 15, 2013
Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail
Delicious food, attentive staff, would definitely do again.
ILoveTexas, Jul 15, 2013
Statue & Skyline Cruise
The yacht is a handsome boat with a great staff. It was lovely sailing past the city skyline and the Statue of Liberty with a complimentary glass of champagne.
Nancy J, Jul 15, 2013
Statue & Skyline Cruise
Interesting, relaxing way to see the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Handsome boat with great staff.
Lawrence Safran, Jul 11, 2013
Day Sail
Great way to spend a few relaxing hours. Much nicer than the largevtourist bouts
asmyrls, Jul 6, 2013
Champagne Sunset Cruise
Stunning views...awesome crew
MeghanMaria, Jul 3, 2013
Statue & Skyline Cruise
My dad and I had a great time on the boat ride! The captain mentioned just the right amount of info about landmarks we passed by/under and didn't make the experience feel touristy. The staff was awesome as well. I really appreciated them offering to take photos for us as we passed by the Statue of Liberty. Will definitely do again when I return to NYC.
Girljulie, Jun 24, 2013
Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise
We arrived with our 3 teens in NYC on Father's Day and booked the lower Manhattan cruise for Sunday evening since the Statue of Liberty would not be open while we were there. The cruise line was sooo much nicer than the Circle Cruise Line and was only about $5 more per person. There were only about 40 people on our entire boat, so it felt very personal. Plus, they had a cash bar on board which was nice while cruising around. The bartender even came by and gave us tableside service. The weather was a little windy, but the inside area is completely glassed-in, so we could see everything without being blown away. Wonderful afternoon with the family.
Scott N, Jun 24, 2013
Day Sail
My wife and I and our 3 kids and good friends with their 2 kids had an incredible time last Thursday. Weather was perfect, wind was favorable, beer was cold, captain and crew welcoming and fun! The captain even let our kids "drive" the boat.

We would highly recommend this for families or really anyone for a great afternoon. It was the highlight of our whole trip.
wjhartsoe, Jun 24, 2013
Full Moon Sail
This was a wonderful cruise, quiet and relaxing. The crew was friendly and attentive. Knoweldgeable of the tea and landmarks we were cruising by. Even though this was not a guided tour they answered all the questions that we asked about the area. Would definitely recommend this to a couple looking for a quiet romantic night on the water. Beautiful boat as well!
serberstein, Jun 24, 2013
Statue & Skyline Cruise
Wonderful photo opportunities. Captain and crew were very informative. Would definitely take another trip.
Shore Stokes, Jun 23, 2013
Day Sail
We had a great time on the day sail. The staff was great and they made it a wonderful event. Vimbly made the booking process seamless and was very responsive with my order confirmation. I will definitely go through Vimbly for my next NYC excursion.
Christopher Yeung, Jun 22, 2013
Sunset Sail
The most amazing views of New York City I have ever seen. Went on the Sunset Sail for our anniversary date and it was fantastic!
Alejandro Piekarewicz, Jun 20, 2013
Sunset Sail
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pnmbri, Jun 18, 2013
Day Sail
By far, the coolest thing I've ever done in NYC! It was a perfect NY day! We had originally planned on one of those other sight seeing boat tours but opted for this instead. NO REGRETS! Captain Andrew and his staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Even if you're a local, I highly recommend!
cookinwell, Jun 18, 2013
Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail
i enjoyed the boat ride very much. It had just the right amount of people and the food and sake were very good.
jhortho, Jun 18, 2013
Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail
Friendly crew, beautiful boat, good food, and a sunset to knock your socks off. I always have a good time with Classic Harbor Line - they know how to treat customers = friendly, helpful, promises delivered. Their cruises often have imaginative themes, like sushi and sake, and the food and drinks are always top notch.
Jim L, Jun 17, 2013
Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
Two guides from the American Institute of Architecture take turns telling you about the history of NYC's development, using the round-the-island trip as a chance to explain everything from commercial development to residential development to parks to bridges to the impacts (and lessons) of Super Storm Sandy. It was a 2 3/4 hour college level course with the city providing the visual aides. And meanwhile the friendly and efficient crew of Classic Harbor Line is busy keeping you well juiced and well fed. Forget the Circle Line -- if you want to learn something and be in an uncrowded, very pleasant environment, take this boat tour around Manhattan.
Edshred, Jun 12, 2013
Sunset Sail
Right to the point. The Cruise is a simple, no frills attraction. They take off from the pier, go south on the river to the lower end of Manhattan, then turn around and head back. It offers nice views of the Statue of Liberty, Freedom tower and, of course, lower Manhattan and the Jersey side cityscape. If you haven't done it, you should. Once you've done it, there's no need to ever do it again. The crew was nice and even allowed some of the folk that sat to the rear to steer.
cbsherrod, Jun 10, 2013
Day Sail
Family sailing on Sunday afternoon. Absolutely one of the best days in NYC. The Captain and crew were professionall and personable, boat was beautiful and it was a delightful outdoor experience in a fast paced busy city.
Nikita09, Jun 5, 2013
Sunset Sail
Just did the sunset cruise aboard the America 2.0 with my beloved and an aunt who was visiting from France. What a beautiful experience! Everything was perfect, boat, crew, captain, drinks, sights... A spectacular moment that I would like to share with more visitors. And I will!! Worth every penny!
dpeters8560, Jun 2, 2013
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise
My husband and I booked the tour for our wedding anniversary, and it certainly didn't disappoint... The yacht is beautiful, very well maintained... the Captain and his crew are very friendly, attentive to your every need, and the food was OUTSTANDING....they just kept bringing it throughout the trip... and it was all prepared to perfection...we couldn't have asked for a better experience... Would reccommend it to everyone ....
Allison W, May 30, 2013
Sunset Sail
On May 29, I took the 7 p.m. Sunset Sail on America 2.0 Operated by Classic Harbor Line (SailNYC). It was the perfect time of day with a fantastic crew and captain (Andrew). When we started out it was daylight. We hit the Statue of Liberty about sunset, went over to the Brooklyn side a bit, and then back around, so that by the time we were once again on the West side of Manhattan, the city's lights were on.
While it wasn't a guided tour, the crew members were happy to share lots of great information or just leave us alone. We brought a picnic and enjoyed the drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) they had on board. The crew was great about helping us take photos and capture the amazing scenery.
I will definitely do this again when I have visitors in town again. While I live in NYC, there is nothing like seeing the huge, gleaming city on board a beautiful, well-maintained sailboat.
Sam S, May 29, 2013
Day Sail
My girlfriend and I went for a sail through Classic Harbor Line on a Sunday afternoon and had a really nice time. The staff were professional and friendly and provided us with free drinks. Many great views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. And it was great being in a classic sailing yacht, with only the sound of the wind. It was a windy day, but the boat felt really stable. Really enjoyed the experience and would recommend to others!
gardher, May 26, 2013
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise
The only way to see NYC. A true gem of a trip.
brookhd, May 25, 2013
Champagne Sunset Cruise
I'm originally from NY. I came for the holiday weekend with my kids. We were originally going to take the Circle Line tour, even though it was a little touristy., A friend of mine suggested this instead. We had a great time. The captain and crew were terrific. Very friendly. Very informative. I'm glad we decided to do this and I'd highly recommend it.
Linda E, May 20, 2013
Sunset Sail
I purchased tickets for my daughter and her boyfriend when they visited New York. They had a wonderful trip, managed to sail all the way, and as this caters for smaller numbers they had great views and a fabulous time. The staff were friendly and offered plenty of drinks, but I was disappointed that they were not offered the champagne that was advertised. It didn't bother them though and they reckoned that this trip was the highlight of their visit.
rshiang, May 20, 2013
Statue & Skyline Cruise
Great views of the City and surrounding islands with extremely interesting commentary. In our group we had people in their early 20s to people in their 70s and everyone enjoyed the trip. The interior of the cabin was extremely comfortable and it felt like our own private tour of the city.
Historydawg, May 18, 2013
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise
Excellent Choice
Wife and I enjoyed this very much. Crew was young, energetic, knowledgeable, and most helpful.
Mvk422, May 6, 2013
Day Sail
We signed up for the day sail last saturday and it was a bit of a windy day. We were expecting to be the youngest people on the boat, and we were expecting a sort of sleepy relaxed experience. Not so! Our trip was a little more of an adventure than I was expecting and it was tons of fun. The staff was knowledgeable, nice, and the drinks were a nice touch. I definitely recommend this for a sunny day. Sit in the back if you want a steadier ride - we didn't and didn't realize it would be more intense near the front :)
WASKington, May 4, 2013
Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
2.75 hour cruise around manhattan island. An architect talks for the entire time, commenting on buildings and other items of interest. it is a small boat so everyone has a great view. Conversation is still possible, but why would you when you have the sky line of New York. Also, this cruise qualified for continuing education credits for architects.

I recommend this highly.
Margs003, Apr 30, 2013
Sunset Sail
Wonderful sunset sail aboard the Adirondack! Romantic, or a fun way to spend an evening with a small group of friends. This is not a tour - no historical/building commentary - just a wonderful way to enjoy the sites and the company of the people you're with. We were seated near the rear of the boat (cushioned area near the 'steering wheel') and had a really nice discussion with the captain about the boat itself and sailing in NYC. Be sure to bring a jacket as it gets chilly and if you do get seasick, sit near the rear of the boat, which is less choppy. Wine and a nice selection of NY state craft beers are served throughout the trip and included in the price. I suggest bringing sandwiches or snacks to go along with the beverages. There isn't much room to spread out picnic-style, though, so bring something you can easily balance on your lap. They do pass out fleece blankets but the wind can get chilly so bring some layers, especially for your shoulders. There is a small traditional nautical (pump toilet) bathroom on board.
ramonab, Apr 30, 2013
Champagne Sunset Cruise
Had a very nice time with family from out of town. The ride really showcased the city from the water, where you get the best view. The captain and crew were very knowledgeable.
Gloria G, Apr 15, 2013
Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
We've been on numerous boat tours around Manhattan and throughout the harbor. We love being on the water near the city. This was "tops" in all of our experience because of the small size and elegance of the boat, type of people on board who were engaged and interested, and the most informative and pleasant staff. The architectural emphasis was unique -- far more than simply pointing out the sights. Heartily recommend for locals and tourists of all types!
farquharson, Apr 13, 2013
Statue & Skyline Cruise
We had a great 90minutes. The boat was beautiful and only half full which made it even better. The crew was very nice and the commentary not invasive. My 7 year old even enjoyed it and never once uttered 'are we there yet'.
Lowell N, Apr 11, 2013
Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
We did the Around Manhattan Architecture Tour. We had a wonderful tour, and learned a lot about the history and architecture of Manhattan and environs. Our guide spoke nonstop for about 2.5 hours, an amazing wealth of knowledge about just about everything we passed. The crew was very helpful and provided tasty snacks and drinks. Tour included nice loop by Governor's Island and Statue of Liberty, and unusual views from Spuyten-Duyvil canal and Harlem river. Especially interesting was our guide's detailed history of the bridges over all the rivers, something you don't always notice. For a seasoned New Yorker or first-time tourist, highly recommended.
Kreebondra, Apr 10, 2013
Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
We took this tour on the most beautiful, sunny afternoon so far this year. The boat (Manhattan) is a beautiful and elegant craft which was very well handled by the experienced crew. We had booked the Architecture tour which took 2 hours and 45 minutes and was interesting the whole time. You got one drink included in the price and a small buffet of fruit, cheese and cake too. There was a bar from which you could buy extra drinks. The guide who led the tour talked us through lots of the buildings and bridges we could see from the boat; he really knew his stuff. We had an excellent view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, plenty of photo opportunities. I now know the meaning of those funny structures on the top of all of the buildings! Thoroughly recommended.
kevgilmour, Apr 4, 2013
Champagne Sunset Cruise
It wasn't much of a day when we went out but the atmosphere on the boat was very nice & relaxed with great service. The trip was very long for the price & went at a nice comfortable pace. Would highly recommend.
hamlinjr, Mar 30, 2013
Champagne Sunset Cruise
The champagne cruise was tons of fun. They only sell about 30 tickets per trip so there is plenty of room inside and out for everyone. It was a little bit cold on the day that we went so we sat inside and the windows were big all around so it was easy to see the views. The champagne was good and the cash bar had a sizable selection. I enjoyed the beer selection as well which included stone ipa, yuengling light, and a lager i cant remember the name of. Also the crew was super nice and the captain pointed out various facts about the sights which was interesting as well. All around great and highly suggested.
iruggeri, Mar 27, 2013
Statue & Skyline Cruise
I appreciated the friendliness and knowledge of the staff. Since I was travelling alone, I was happy that the staff offered to take pictures of everyone with the Statue of Liberty.
Gina Perry, Mar 23, 2013
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise
Enjoyed the cruise immensely! We saw the highlights of the city, with a FANTASTIC view of the Statue! On a bitterly cold day, the cabin was nice and toasty warm. The servers were very knowledgeable and friendly, and very attentive to our needs. The food was delish (especially the homemade whipped cream for the waffles). There was only 11 of us on the cruise, so it was quiet and enjoyable (not "touristy" at all). Thanks for a wonderful time!
Sergey S, Mar 19, 2013
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise
When you pay $90 for a brunch cruise, you at least expect tables to be covered with a tablecloth. If we paid $50-60, I would give it 3-4 stars, but when pushing such a price tag, this place does not deliver. The boat was tiny and very bare bones and to get to the bathroom, you have to go through the outside..not idea when its 35 degrees outside. The "Brunch Cruise" should be renamed to "Breakfast Buffet Cruise"..There is no service and all the food is at a buffet table. Again, for $50 sure but for $90, I would have expected more. The food itself was basic; bagels, lox, juices, coffee and a waffle machine where you and the 20 other people can make waffles yourself (one at a time). This was followed by a frittata (no sides) which was pretty good. After that a very simple salad of basically lettuce and peppers that I didn't even bother tasting. They end with fruits and cakes. All in all, I would say, for tourists, this may be a fun way to spend a few hours, but any New Yorkers would tell you that this is a complete rip-off.

The only positive was that the limited staff was very nice.
Anna K, Mar 19, 2013
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise
This cruise delivered on everything it promised, however I just didn't find value matched the price point. For $100 dollars you get a buffet brunch (bagels, frittata, fruit, sweets,etc.) and a boat tour of the city. If you are a tourist, this might be a nice option, but if you're a New Yorker, do yourself a favor and go to one of the dozens of amazing brunch places and follow it up with a ride on the Staten Island Ferry (free!)
amk286, Mar 16, 2013
Statue & Skyline Cruise
We recently took the Saturday afternoon tour while celebrating a friend's engagement. We thoroughly enjoyed it - the crew was attentive and lively, the guide was interesting and informative, and the tour itself was the perfect length of time. The boat is smaller, intimate and comfortable, but not crowded. I would recommend this to anyone.
G S, Dec 31, 2012
Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
Took an enjoyable Around Manhattan Architecture guided tour. Our guides were very knowledgeable and very passionate about architecture. I have a new perspective on this wonderful city. The Harbor Line crew were very courteous - I'll be sure to return with family and friends in the future! A great way to see New York.
Gillianrae, Nov 19, 2012
Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
My husband and I had never taken a boat cruise in NYC before and decided on the Architectural Cruise around Manhattan. This was a little more civilized than some of those cruises that are jam packed with people. Well worth the price for a more intimate setting. Our tour guide was an architect who provided us with oodles of fascinating information. A bonus was the light buffet and the glass of wine or beer included in the price. Lots of great photo opportunities.
unadavis, Nov 19, 2012
Statue & Skyline Cruise
Fabulous! The Manhattan and it's captain and crew are 1st rate. Seeing NY from the water is amazing. We took in so much. The Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges are true engineering feats. Photo opps abound in passing the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the NYC skyline. Worth every penny.
lon alyse, Nov 5, 2012
Champagne Sunset Cruise
My husband and I did the Sunset Champagne Cruise on the "Manhattan" while on our first visit to NYC. The cruise was lightly narrated which was great, meaning we got to learn a little about the sights we were cruising past while also being able to talk amongst ourselves. It was lovely to see the city light up as dusk while sipping on champagne, would highly recommend!
Rosanna M, Nov 1, 2012
Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
Best way to appreciate the architecture around the island, we loved NYC and have visited numerous times before and we really liked to see this way. The accommodations were comfortable indoor with large windows and with outdoor area, sure we will be come back.
semore_places, Oct 28, 2012
Full Moon Sail
We took Charter Harbor Line’s Full Moon Sail to get a view of the city from a different perspective and were not disappointed. There were not a lot of activities at the dock, but it was easy to find and quite safe. Our boat departed on time and had a friendly and competent crew. Although there was not enough wind to proceed fully by sail only, the tour was still fairly quiet and very relaxing. As they stated on the website, this is not an educational tour, just a way to see the skyline and relax on the Hudson River. That said, the views of the skyline, particularly the new construction going on in the Financial District were wonderful. Once out in the harbor, the crew cut the engines and attempted to navigate by sail around the Statue of Liberty. This didn’t work well, as there just wasn’t enough wind. Still, it was amazing to relax on the boat quietly sitting in the harbor between Manhattan and Staten Island. The crew was attentive to our needs for soda and wine while we were onboard, and even gave us a very helpful tip on a local dining spot when the tour concluded. While it would have been better have the breeze been stronger, we still enjoyed the tour very much. Finally, my rating of four stars shouldn’t be considered a slight against this attraction. We enjoyed the Full Moon Sail very much, but everything can’t be rated excellent.
Mary K Kenney, Oct 26, 2012
Champagne Sunset Cruise
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the cruise down the Hudson River. I can't comment on the refreshments because we spent the whole time on deck viewing the impressive Manhattan skyline at night. The evening was clear, calm and not too cold (October 26) - only a few nights before Hurricane Sandy hit. Seeing the Statue of Liberty at night was unforgettable. The crew were friendly, professional and seemed to enjoy what they were doing which is always nice to be around. If you have a free evening in Manhattan, then this is totally worth doing.
Bigcatq, Oct 25, 2012
Day Sail
Took our husbands for a day cruise on the Schooner Adirondak for their birthdays. It was a picture perfect day for a sail. Crew and captain were friendly and more than willing to chat about the NYC landmarks. We had a bottle of champagne provided by the crew to celebrate. 2 hours seemed to go way too fast on this cruise. The couple we were with have done this cruise 3 times and still love it.
NWlivin, Oct 18, 2012
Champagne Sunset Cruise
The staff is really what did it for us, they were fantastic. We went on the sunset champagne cruise and loved the city view from the boat. It was not overly touristy at all. It is a small boat so you don't feel cramped or overwhelmed. So happy we added this to out trip to NYC.
brownstravelgirl, Oct 8, 2012
Statue & Skyline Cruise
It was excellent! We had an overcast day but that didn’t matter one bit. The boat is really neat and we just kind of rocked out there on the water as we headed past the Statue, Ellis Island, the bridges, etc. We were out for 1.5 hours and it seemed to be just enough time to enjoy the water and feel like we got away from it all, without getting bored. The crew was very friendly and laid back and offered us drinks, helped with taking pictures, and still managed to give us privacy. This is not one of those boats where you’re crammed in with 100 other tourists. We all had plenty of room to sit or move around, and there was both an open area and an inside area for sitting. I highly recommend you take at least one tour with this company. Don’t forget to tip!!
klthomason, Oct 7, 2012
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise
Really fabulous cruise! Great food and the narative was great as well. We couldn't hear it very well though because of all the talking. I thought it was a good value. My sister and son enjoyed it as well!
Midnatssolen, Oct 5, 2012
Sunset Sail
I had booked this for my husband and I from home not knowing exactly what it would be like, but we both enjoyed it very much. A nice way to see the Manhattan skyline before and after sunset, the Statue of Liberty and going under the three bridges. We both liked that it was a small setting. We were fortunate enough to have great weather so we enjoyed most of the tour on deck =)
Midnatssolen, Oct 5, 2012
Champagne Sunset Cruise
I had booked this for my husband and I from home not knowing exactly what it would be like, but we both enjoyed it very much. A nice way to see the Manhattan skyline before and after sunset, the Statue of Liberty and going under the three bridges. We both liked that it was a small setting. We were fortunate enough to have great weather so we enjoyed most of the tour on deck =)
cgunt69291, Sep 29, 2012
Full Moon Sail
What a wonderful way to explore the City, whether you are a tourist or a local. We found it to be a very romantic and relaxing cruise and the crew was wonderful.
midge1976, Sep 21, 2012
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise
Brunch was more like continental breakfast
We were seated at a table with too many people and a baby, not enough chairs. The brunch was less than memorable and you actually served croissants and bagels without butter available. One toaster and one waffle iron for all aboard..crazy. Just as important you are serving food on plates and in glass cups etc. and because it was a very rough water day and the table surface is lacquered they slid all over on everyone's table in many cases spilling. We were so busy trying to hold things in place that we couldn't take the time to look around. The speakers were not loud enough to hear what the staff was saying. We were very disappointed to say the least.
citygirlnp, Aug 31, 2012
Full Moon Sail
I have taken several trips on the Schooner Adirondack which have included a solo journey, entertaining out-of-town guests and most recently, the Full Moon Sail with my boyfriend. Each sail has been uniquely memorable, but the Full Moon Sail was a particularly lovely and peaceful experience. The setting and mood really do set the tone, even with our group where there were a few well-behaved bachelorette party members in attendance. Locals shouldn't worry that this is a tourist-trap booze cruise. It's not! It's a refuge from the hustle and bustle without even leaving the island of Manhattan. When you dock, be sure to check out the equally tranquil Chelsea Piers Park.
Lawrence R, Aug 23, 2012
Sunset Sail
Took the two hour sunset cruise on America 2.0 Cant say enough good things about this experience. Crew was very friendly and accommodating, boat was a beauty, and the backdrop was unbelievable. Well worth the expense. A must do for families or even small corporate outing.

Highly recommend it!!
PerfectlyFrank, Aug 22, 2012
Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
If you are looking to take a special tour of Manhattan Island from a different perspective and don't want to be crowded with a ton of tourists, then take a ride on the Manhattan schooner from the Classic Harbor Line at Chelsea Piers. The narrators have a passion for history and architecture and share their vast knowledge with you to make the trip memorable. We learned about many of the iconic buildings on the island but also the history of each neighborhood up and down the river. Each bridge that we sailed under was described in detail with interesting tidbits and color. Plus, as an added bonus, they gave you a beer or glass of wine as well as some appetizers to keep you happy. The 3 hours went flying by, as we cruised through so many sights, even getting a close-up view of the Statue of Liberty without standing in the long lines. Get a seat near the bow for an awesome viewpoint.
chmesick, Aug 20, 2012
Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail
Sushi - Excellent and I mean really excellent. Staff - Very accommodating, knowledgeable and enjoyable to chat with. Ship - Beautiful craftsmanship not seen on other NYC tours. Price - Worth every penny and actually very reasonably priced for the experience. Hosted clients on a Monday night Sushi Sail and am happy to report it was an overwhelming success!
Allison S, Aug 6, 2012
Sunset Sail
Really enjoyed the sunset cruise I took a few weeks ago. My friends and I paid for the nicer boat, and we definitely made the right choice. The ride was comfortable and fun, and the complimentary alcohol was pretty decent stock (Brooklyn Summer in cans, a chardonnay that I didn't hate, and champagne that didn't leave me with a headache. They also some other beer choices and red wines).

The views are breath-taking! We were lucky to get a really dramatic sunset, with sun filtering through darkening clouds right as we reached our closest point to the Statue of Liberty.

The other awesome thing is that, while alcohol is served, this definitely isn't a booze cruise. No one gets rowdy, and the crowd is mature.

Do know that you are on an actual sailboat, so the seating isn't the most comfortable, and you might get wet as the boat goes through wakes and little waves.
Beth McEvoy, Aug 6, 2012
Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail
I am taking another group of friends with me. The food was delicious. The sail is why I am going back again. 10 stars for the America 2.0 & her skipper & crew!
Carobolivar, Aug 4, 2012
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise
Everything was great, music, very romantic,my friend was visiting from South America and loved it as well
Wayne L, Jul 25, 2012
Day Sail
This.. was really fun. My girlfriend and I were on the Schooner America, and the overall experience was fantastic. We had amazing views of the city, and the entire 2 hours was very entertaining and exciting. We sailed basically to the Statue of Liberty before turning back, and we were able to see downtown NY from up close. Also some good views of Jersey City, but we aren't interested in that, right?

Another point of interest is that they serve free beer, soda, and water. At first, they told us we could pick one, but they kept offering.. so I had 3 beers. It was a microbrewery (the name escapes me), but it was definitely quite tasty. I had 2 hefeweizens and a pale ale.

For those who get a bit seasick, perhaps this isn't for you. The waters can be rough at times, and this is a 'sailboat' after all. But, it was really fun to experience riding on the edge, so to speak, and after a few beers, one definitely forgets about that. This was definitely a great way to spend 2 hours on a nice sunny day.
Jen H, Jul 9, 2012
Sunset Sail
My husband and I went on a sunset cruise on the Manhattan. We were in town to celebrate our anniversary. This was the best part of the trip. The crew was very friendly. They offered to take pictures and served us champagne. The narration on the boat was informative but not over the top. The boat itself was beautiful. We will definitely do this again!
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