Step aboard the teak decks of your elegant 1920s style yachts, the Manhattan and Manhattan II, and enjoy a 2.75 hour cruise while learning about NYC's architectural landmarks from the water. The "Around Manhattan" tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) NYC chapter, is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals.Aboard the yachts, experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight. Guests are treated to one complimentary beer, wine or champagne from the bar & a light snack about 1-hour into the trip. Additional beverages are available for purchase by credit card. On this cruise, you will circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure with narration by a member of the AIANY Chapter.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: One World Observatory, New York City, New YorkLearn about the buildings that make up Manhattan's Financial District as the boat cruises around Manhattan. Enjoy live commentary about many famous buildings from the guide throughout the cruise.Pass By: Woolworth Building, New York City, New YorkSpot the Woolworth Building as the boat cruises around Manhattan and enjoy live commentary about many famous buildings from the guide.Pass By: Statue of Liberty, New York City, New YorkGreat up-close views of the Statue of Liberty can be seen from the boats observation cabin or open bow. A nice photo opportunity!Pass By: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New YorkCruise under all 18 bridges that connect Manhattan to the outer boroughs, New York and New Jersey on this 2.75-hour cruise, including the historic Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges!Pass By: Lower East Side, New York City, New YorkLearn about the buildings that make up Manhattan's Lower East Side as the boat cruises around Manhattan. Enjoy live commentary about many famous buildings from the guide throughout the cruise.Pass By: Empire State Building, New York City, New YorkSee this historic landmark from the waterPass By: Chrysler Building, New York City, New YorkSpot the Chrysler Building as the boat cruises up the East River and enjoy live commentary about many famous buildings from the guide. Pass By: Upper West Side, New York City, New YorkCruise along the Upper West Side, see some historic sites and learn about new buildings and the waterfront along the wayPass By: George Washington Bridge, New York City, New YorkAs the boat cruises the northern part of Manhattan, enjoy a pass under the GW Bridge that connects Manhattan to New Jersey. Pass By: Roosevelt Island, New York City, New YorkUp-close views of this historic island can be seen as the boat cruises along the East River.Pass By: Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, New York City, New YorkJust one of the many points of interest you'll see up-close from the comfort of the boats observation cabin or open bow.