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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

New York, United States
Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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icon2 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English


Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda.
  • Go on a Manhattan architecture tour aboard a 1920s-style yacht
  • Travel by boat to see New York City sights from the water
  • Guide is from the NYC chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Enjoy one drink
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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
Gratuity is not included in the price of your cruise, but recommended.
Food selections available for purchase. If bringing food please keep to a light snack

Departure Point

62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guarantee of a full circumnavigation of Manhattan is not included. On rare occasions, the Spuyten Duyvil train bridge is inoperable and cannot open for us to pass through. This is often times not known until our tour is underway. River closures may also occur for a number of reasons. There are no refunds for tours that cannot fully circumnavigate. We will accommodate such cases with a tour that features a double backing of the route and further detail of the waterfront sites.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Service animals are permitted; Emotional Support animals and pets are not permitted
  • Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
  • Not for children under 14 years due to this cruise being a heavily-narrated tour experience. We recommend families to join us on Statue & Skyline tours, day sails or any other minimally narrated day time event
  • This cruise is a heavily-narrated tour experience. It's for those seeking an informative, exciting, and content-rich trip. We require guest conversations to be kept to a reasonable level so that narration can be heard by all
  • Groups of 10 or more will be contacted by the operator in advance for an additional 10% group gratuity
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Classic Harbor Line NYC

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise.

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  • "You can slid open the windows inside, however the air condition is on, so it’s very comfortable." See review


222 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Great Excursion!
, Jul 2021
The guide was great, very interesting & informative. The boat is lovely, plenty of room. It’s always a new perspective on the water. Worth your time!
Fantastic experience!
, Jul 2021
It was wonderful to see Manhattan island from a beautiful yacht. The narrative was very interesting. Seeing Manhattan from the water offers a great perspective. It was a hot day when we took this tour and we wished that the A/C on the inside deck was providing cooler relief. Overall we highly recommend this tour. It was fantastic and thank you for the complimentary drinks.
So stupid
, Jul 2021
Everything about this is dumb - except for the nice boat and a ride around the island. You can barely hear what he was saying and he does a very poor job of letting you know which building he is talking about. But the biggest fault, by far, is that he spends most of his time talking about buildings that are not on Manhattan. Who gives a crap about low income housing on Roosevelt island??? I want to know about buildings in the coolest city in the world. So incredibly lame. Wouldn’t do again for free. Chicago architecture boat tours are 1000% better.
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10/10 Manhattan Architecture Tour
, Jul 2021
Attentive crew. Lovely vessel - well-spaced for COVID protocols and passenger viewing. Informative, prideful and colorful AIA guide. Would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting an informative and engaging overview of NYC architecture with historical context. It is 2 hours 45 minutes, so a bit lengthy (not a negative, just a fact) and definitely for those who are invested in learning. Questions were welcome. Fabulous afternoon. 10/10.
Must do
, Jul 2021
What a great way to spend mesmerized from all the stories the city screams at you. Our architectural tour guide was amazing and very easy-going. I would recommend everyone to go more than once. There’s so much to learn a one time visit is not enough
An Excellent Cruise Line!
, Jul 2021
What a beautiful experience! The architectural cruise was very informative and the staff was super accommodating and friendly. The architect providing the history of New York was thorough , inviting and friendly. The snacks on board was an array of cheeses, fruit, crackers and nuts. They had a cheesecake is a jar served with strawberries and blueberries on the side. Also, a wonderfully delicious carmel cookie with sugar sprinkles on top. We order a couple of all…we had a mid day cruise and we hadn’t eaten, lol. There was a complimentary drink of your choice, alcohol, beer or soft drinks. There is an outside observatory that was fantastic. It was a drizzle of rain for a few minutes and it didn’t disturb the experience. You can slid open the windows inside, however the air condition is on, so it’s very comfortable. I will definitely book again and again with Viator cruises!
Lovely day, wonderful time
, Jun 2021
Loved it. The time went by so quickly and the crew was very friendly & accommodating. As with every cruise, the wakes caused by the bigger boats made it "adventurous"... hold on to your drinking glasses!!! The guide knew their architectural history and didn't throw jargon at the passengers unless it was followed up with its respective description. I will do this trip again for sure...
Amazing experience!!
, Jun 2021
This was such an amazing tour and experience! The tour guide was beyond knowledgeable and very kind. It was amazing how much he could recall and knew about all the architecture. The boat in general was beautiful and clean. The drinks and food onboard were amazing as well! I have no criticism or things I would change. I will definitely be doing it again and will recommend this to others!
Fantastic experience!
, Jun 2021
This cruise was a last minute add to our itinerary and we are so very happy to have included it! It’s an interesting review of the entire shoreline of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs and islands but it’s also just a fun boat ride. The tour guide doesn’t get bogged down in architectural terms so don’t feel you need a degree in architecture to take this cruise. Also, the entire staff was incredibly helpful and nice. I would do this again in a heartbeat!
Half Bored
, Jun 2021
Interesting experience so I knew important things about this Island. The tour guide showed his knowledge about the different places. He was friendly and polite. My feedback: put some music once in a while or make jokes so the people don’t get bored or fell sleep.

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