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Sound Excursions describes their carefully curated group experiences as "field trips for adults." It's easy to see why: every outing takes groups to a new realm of Washington, whether it's the frothy shores of Puget Sound, inland forests and mountains, or tables at Seattle's thriving restaurants. The events held at these diverse locations range from culinary workshops on topics such as sushi-making and moonshine-tasting, to adventurous excursions with whitewater rafting or kayaking, to laid-back themed party cruises. For many outings, luxury transportation is provided.

422 Main Street
New York,
NY
US

With its three classic yachts?the schooner Adirondack, the schooner America 2.0, and the luxury yacht Manhattan?Classic Harbor Line lets passengers experience what it was like to sail New York's waters during a time long past. The boats, which are reminiscent of the vessels that cruised the waters in the past two centuries, show off magnificent views of the modern-day Manhattan skyline, as well as views of historical landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty. Locals and tourists alike relax and sip champagne and cocktails while taking in the unique sights New York has to offer.

The boats set sail for various sight-seeing tours, day trips, private charters for office events, and special events, including a sushi and sake sail featuring sushi prepared by Iron Chef's Morimoto. Classic Harbor Line prides itself on providing a luxurious and hospitable cruising experience.

62 Chelsea Piers
New York,
NY
US

Signature service: Paddle board and kayak rental and sales

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Established: 2013

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Brands Used: SUP ATX

Pro Tip: Paddle boarding is easier than you think so give it a try. We also have a picnic and beach area available.

Q&A with Micki Lees, Owner

Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?

Paddle boarding and kayaking is amazing fun and a great workout. I love to see all the smiling faces after a great day on the water.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

This year, we added a sandy beach with cozy chairs and relaxing palm trees. We also offer stand up paddle yoga, ladies night, full moon paddles, and party events.

What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?

How excited we are to share the fun of being on the water, and how we treat our customers like friends. We will do what we can to help you enjoy your day.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We are experienced and certified in stand-up paddle boarding, and we can answer questions and ensure your safety. We also have boards for sale, and we recommend trying a board before you buy.

622 Jersey Ave.
Greenwood Lake,
NY
US

Vacationers turn off the motor of their pontoon boat and switch on the music, letting the catchy notes of ?Happy? and other tunes drift across the glassy waters of Greenwood Lake. South Shore Marina rents out these eight-person pontoon boats to people who want to explore the shoreline or just relax and float in the sunshine. In two hours, you can take the boats from one end of the lake to the other before returning to the marina?s 120 slips.

1880 Greenwood Lake Tpke.
Hewitt,
NJ
US

Originally built to sail around the world, the New Horizons motorsailer now spends its days providing Maine hospitality to its guests while gliding along the scenic Northeastern coast of the United States. After boarding the sailboat, groups can take in the sweeping views of the New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and past the Statue of Liberty, while sipping drinks and savoring treats such as the classic Maine lobster roll, which can be purchased on board. Seafarers may also embark on special voyages, such as Lobster Day Sail picnics. With its spacious design, semi-private upper deck, and modern sound system, the New Horizons can handle events that range from large family gatherings to old-fashioned ocean-drinking contests.

1 Marin Blvd
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Several times throughout the day, Statue Cruises ferries depart from Liberty State Park in New Jersey or Battery Park in New York and haul groups to an iconic symbol of freedom: the Statue of Liberty. So long as the statue isn't away on vacation, passengers have the chance to hop off at Ellis Island and explore the statue's inner-workings. They can wind their way up to the statue's crown, a climb that includes 393 steps?or the equivalent of a 27-story building. But even if Statue Cruises customers choose to stay on the ground, they can still enjoy the inspiring sights of Ellis Island. Plus, the company's harbor cruises boast magnificent views, as well, including of Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more.

1 Audrey Zapp Dr
Jersey City,
NJ
US