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Highlights

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.

Experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers from a glassed-in observatory cabin, which has sliding windows for a fresh breeze, or wander to an open bow for more unobstructed views of the surrounding sites. On this cruise, guests 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.

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David B
June 20, 2021
Delightful!!!! Our architect was excellent, knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed leading the tour. We’ve been to NYC many times over the last 40 years, seeing he new structures from the water along with the upper Hudson history was fascinating. Thank you!!!!
RK
Riva K
June 20, 2021
Highly recommended. Enjoyable and informative. Despite living in NYC all my life and am a history buff, I learned a lot. I also think the price is very reasonable. Unlike some of the other boat rides, it goes all the way around Manhattan.
CB
Cynthia B
June 7, 2021
Very enjoyable architecture tour that most would find interesting whether knowledgeable of architecture or not. The guide was wonderful as well as the boat crew.
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: One World Observatory, 285 Fulton St One World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089

Learn 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, 233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003

Spot 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, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004

Great 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, NY 10038

Cruise 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, NY

Learn 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, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001

See this historic landmark from the water

Pass By: Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington and 42nd St., New York City, NY 10174

Spot 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, Columbus and Amsterdam Ave. between 63rd and 85th Streets, New York City, NY

Cruise along the Upper West Side, see some historic sites and learn about new buildings and the waterfront along the way

Pass By: George Washington Bridge, 179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033

As 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, NY

Up-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, 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park Roosevelt Island, New York City, NY 10044

Just one of the many points of interest you'll see up-close from the comfort of the boats observation cabin or open bow.

Additional Information

  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Capacity is reduced to meet NY State guidelines. Guests will be assigned tables at check-in to practice social distancing on each trip. When in our interior spaces, masks are required, unless seated at your table while eating and drinking. Masks are no longer required on our outdoor spaces
Inclusions
  • 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


Exclusions
  • 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


Duration
2 hours 45 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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