Statue Cruises enthralls sightseers of all types with spectacular views of New York's skyline and Ellis Island during decadent sunset cocktail cruises. Aboard the luxurious yacht, tour-goers spy on city life from a distance while washing down the harbor's historical eye candy with complimentary snacks. Cruisers can hop aboard the New York–style gondola in Liberty Landing or Battery Park, and she'll set out to sea, graciously aiding passengers' aquatic appearances with two hours of fresh summer breezes and flirtatious compliments from loggerhead turtles. To finalize reservations before the Internet goes out of business, patrons must book their excursions before July 31, 2011.
The New York Kids Club provides Big Apple families with enriching entertainment for both the young and the young-at-heart. On Friday night, the club holds its week-wrapping-up events—Friday Fun for Everyone or Pajama Party:
Leading more than 30 bike tours across the nation, the cycling enthusiasts at Bike and Roll fuel a passion for healthy, eco-friendly transportation via guided tours and self-guided rides atop rental bikes. Their fleet of two-wheelers stakes a claim to Trek bicycles—the same brand that propelled Lance Armstrong to victory—and other recreation, transportation, road, and children's bikes. Riders can pedal behind a guide during the Ride 'Round Manhattan tour, which circles the Statue of Liberty and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial before cruising along the Harlem River bike path. More adventurous cyclists can board rental cycles on their own and confer with free maps to conduct a jaunt across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges while drinking in the skyline and making Waldo spottings along the river. Bike and Roll also outfits patrons with other specialty transportation, such as in-line skates, segways, and magic carpets programmed to swing past the tops of only historic buildings.:m]]
Manhattan Helicopters' staff zips passengers past the Big Apple's most iconic attractions, furnishing airborne narratives in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese. Flyers with thousands of logged training hours steer whirlybirds past landmarks such as the 9/11 Memorial, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden, thrumming by skyscrapers and affording views of the Statue of Liberty's bald spot. Voice-activated Bose headsets arrange crystal-clear communications between pilots and riders, and large windows deliver unobstructed views of Governors Island and the distant Palisades. Plush leather seats equipped with cup holders equally absorb chair-gripping excitement and reveries more peaceful than a nap in a stork's bindle.