Built in the 1920s by Rice Brother Corporation, Shearwater is the largest and the most elegant wooden Schooner sailing in the New York Harbor. It also finds mention in the National Register of Historic Places and has a colorful history to boast about. The yacht is currently operated by Manhattan by Sail Company, which takes you on a 90 minutes tour of the New York Harbor, and one can catch glimpses of attractions like Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and so forth and can accommodate 48 guests.
A leisurely sail down the waters of the Hudson is what awaits you when you sign up with American Princess Cruises. This company manages three magnificent vessels: The American Princess, The Captain Lou Fleet and The Skyline Princess, all well maintained to ensure safety and equipped with an amicable professional on-board staff to serve you. Hire the liner for your private party and revel in splendid views from the river as you enjoy your celebration. They also organize themed cruises to cater to your interests like their tugboat enthusiast tours, dolphin, whale or seal watching, historic tour, scenic tour or a cruise that includes all the prime attractions. Pick your style and your cruise liner and have a bon voyage!
One of the best ways to experience New York is aboard the Bateaux. Book a voyage on the exquisite European-inspired boat that boasts a glass-enclosed seating space on its deck that gives way to stunning 360 degree views of the city. Enjoy a contemporary gourmet meal with champagne or fine wine that promises an unrivaled dining experience. Let live music and dancing make for entertaining accompaniments while panoramic vistas of the Manhattan skyline capture the Big Apple in all its splendor. Available throughout the year for lunch, dinner or charter services, the cruise is a popular choice among to-be-weds looking for an inspiring reception venue.
Embark on a journey down the Hudson with Circle Line Downtown. Departing from Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport, Circle Line offers two vessels for touring along the waters; Zephyr catamaran and Shark speedboat. You can book the Shark for your small group and enjoy the thrill as it cuts through the currents. Get on to the Zephyr and enjoy a lazy ride along the water gazing at the popular attractions of the city; The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn bridge and other sites. Along with a cruise to view New York's famous structures, you can also book their liners for your private event.
All aboard and check out the New York City skyline from the sea. Rent a private charter and you can enjoy the view as you are served dinner and cocktails on the deck. Daily public sails are also offered for those who'd like to venture out to sea without spending too much. They also offer specialized cruises like the Clipper City Craft Beer Tour. The public sailing schedule is subject to change, so call for reservations, prices and schedules.
Whether you're just visiting New York City for a day or you've lived here your entire life and want to learn more about your home town, New York Water Taxi's Hop-On/Hop-Off service is the only water ride in NYC where one ticket is all that you need to partake in some of the city's greatest sights, monuments and attractions! Get the best view in town on our top deck and see the entire New York City and New Jersey Skyline including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island and much more - all narrated by knowledgeable and entertaining guides! A cash bar is available on board to keep you refreshed along the way. Do the complete ride alone in 90-minutes - or go at your own pace, hopping on and off as many times as you like at any one of our four convenient piers (listed below), and have a blast exploring!
Enjoy the unique experience of staying aboard Half Moon and Temptress cruise ship and enjoy some stunning cultural events like live musical concerts and cabarets on board. For further information on these cruises, please check the website.
Float through the glistening waters of the Hudson and have a gala time on the stunning Princess Yacht at Pier 81. With a capacity of 550 guests, the chic yacht is completely climate controlled and comprises of a dining room and a dance floor. The rooftop lounge is ideal to enjoy the terrific views of the celebrated New York skyline while sipping on a delectable cocktail. The river breeze lingers on the outer deck, furnished with cozy lounge sofas to relax. Corporate events to classy weddings, the yacht is equipped to host a variety of private events catering to everyone's needs.
The Waterways Cruise Line offers trips up the Hudson River, as well as in the East Harbor (bordered by Manhattan on one side and Brooklyn and Queens on the other). There are a variety of different cruises available, all of which allow you to enjoy the sights of New York City from the comfort of a luxury ferry. Choose a harbor cruise, baseball cruise, twilight cruise, disco cruise, Broadway entertainment cruise, history or architecture cruise. Prices vary. Call for information.
Sign up with City Sightseeing New York and explore New York city by sailing down the Hudson. The view from the waters will offer you a serene sight of the city; its skyline and bridges. Tourists can choose from three main cruises; Midtown, Downtown and Twilight Cruise. To get a glimpse of the most popular attractions of the city choose the Midtown Cruise which will give you glimpses of the Manhattan Bridge, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and other prime attractions. The Downtown Cruise is of a shorter duration and will take you through important attractions from the midtown tour. Enjoy the brightly lit city as the night falls with the Twilight Tour. Visitors can also charter their private boat for their own personalized tour.