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Whenever we feel ourselves growing grim around the mouth, we account it high time to get to sea as soon as possible, preferably with a glass of champagne in hand. Today's deal takes you aboard an 80-foot yacht courtesy of Classic Harbor Line for $26. You'll skim along the water at sunset, feeling the soft breeze ruffle your hair, drinking in the peaceful beauty of the city lights and the bubbly in your glass.
Step aboard the Manhattan, Classic Harbor Line's 1920s-style commuter yacht, and set sail for a 90-minute cruise past Battery Park, the Financial District, Governor's Island, and the Statue of Liberty, as well as parts of Queens and Brooklyn, including the Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn bridges. You'll get a 360-degree view of New York's magnificent architecture from the ship's cozy, enclosed back-deck observatory.
A modicum of complimentary champagne, beer, soda, or wine will be served on the journey, and mixed drinks are available for purchase. No food is included, but pack a picnic and nibble as you float. Get two Groupons for a romantic evening on the water, or get a few and bring along a group of friends to see the sun set over Manhattan as you never have before.
Available dates: November 5–7, 10, 12–16, 19–29. Call or email by November 12 to reserve your spot.
- The yacht is very pretty - a glassed in room with banquettes and tables so every seat is a good seat. Even the bathrooms were nice! Our cruise had about 30 people, half groups and half couples, so you could mix if you wanted or find a corner to be alone in. The staff was great - very friendly and informative. – smdny, Citysearch
- About 10 friends and I went on the evening boat ride to celebrat [sic] our friend's birthday. We didn't rent the whole boat out, but we were able to sit together and it worked-out great. Everyone loved it (even those who were skeptical at first). – deborahmaher, Citysearch
- Great date, nice and quiet when sailing past the statue of liberty. Beautiful view of the city...Highly advised. – ryanandhez, Zerve
Classic Harbor Line
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.