Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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Classic Harbor Line (see map for directions)


2 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

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Discover Manhattan’s iconic skyline on an architecture yacht cruise, offering stunning views and expert insights into the city’s landmarks.


62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York, 10011

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Getting There

Bus: M12 or M23-SBS
Train: Empire Service, Port Washington Branch, and Ronkonkoma Branch
Subway: 7, 7X, C, E, L, A, 1, and 2


62, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York, 10011

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Sail Through NYC History: Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

Take a unique journey through time and around Manhattan Island with the Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise. Set sail aboard a classic 1920s-style yacht and embark on a 2-hour and 45-minute journey to explore New York City’s architectural splendors.

Your knowledgeable guide, who is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), will narrate the experience, bringing to life the city’s skyline. Cruise along the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers, gaining unprecedented views of iconic landmarks and modern marvels.

From a new perspective, imagine the Chrysler Building’s majestic spire reaching for the sky. Learn the history of the Flatiron Building and the World Trade Center. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are enduring landmarks in American history.

This cruise is not solely focused on the past. Your AIA guide will also highlight recent architectural achievements, such as structures by renowned architects Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano. You will witness the ever-evolving urban landscape and gain insights into sustainable design and urban planning.

Take advantage of the refreshing sea breeze and a complimentary beverage as you unwind on the teak decks or explore the climate-controlled observatory. This unforgettable cruise is a must-do for architecture enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone who wants to experience New York City from a new perspective.

  • Unparalleled Views: Enjoy unique, up-close views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline from a luxury yacht.
  • Expert Insights: Discover fascinating stories about New York’s architecture from our onboard historian.
  • Luxurious Comfort: Relax with plush seating, gourmet snacks, and premium beverages.
  • Exclusive Access: Glide past landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge, away from the city crowds.
From $116
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Narration by a member of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter
  • Each reservation will be assigned a private table. A 2 ticket purchase minimum is required
  • One complimentary beverage included

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • Please coordinate with the operator in advance if assistance is required for boarding or if you have any questions about general accessibility. Accessibility varies by boat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed