Manhattan Harbor Architecture Cruise

Learn About the Buildings of the Big Apple During a Facinating Architecture Tour

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About This Experience

General Information hide

Learn about the landscape of the City during an Architecture Tour of New York. Narrated by a member of the American Institute of Architect’s NYC Chapter, this Sightseeing Cruise offers you the chance to circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, cruising under all 18 bridges!

This adventure begins at Chelsea Piers. Here you will meet the friendly Captain and Crew as you board the motor yacht Manhattan. After you select your seat, it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree views of the City from the enclosed back-deck observatory as you learn about the monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure of the Big Apple. Enjoy a narration of the tour provided by members of the American Institute of Architects NYC chapter.  From the Harlem, East and Hudson Rivers, you will have a unique perspective on all five boroughs of the City, so don’t forget your camera!

Whether you are a native New Yorker, or this is your first visit to Manhattan, you are sure to learn something new during this Scenic Architecture Tour. One of the best things to do in New York, this educational harbor cruise makes excellent gift for any occasion. 

Where It's Located hide

  • New York, New York

Who Is Included hide

The Manhattan Harbor Architecture Cruise Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There may be up to forty additional participants on the cruise.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The Harbor Cruises are offered seven days a week April thru December, and on select dates in February and March. Sails are typically are offered at 1:45 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The AIANY Architecture Cruises have a sail length of 2¾ hours and a total duration of approximately 3¼ hours.

Weather hide

The Manhattan Harbor Cruises take place in most weather conditions but may be rescheduled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What To Wear hide

Casual attire is suggested for this scenic adventure.

Additional Information hide

Classically-lined and comfortable, the Manhattan features an enclosed back seating area surrounded by windows and skylights, and comes equipped for all weather, with air conditioning and heating.

Each passenger will receive one complimentary drink from the bar. Light snacks as well as soda, water, tea or coffee are also available. Additional beverages are available for purchase at the cash bar and passengers are welcome to bring a small picnic on board. Outside beverages and smoking are not permitted onboard. This Tour is not recommended for children under the age of 14.

There is no guarantee of a full circumnavigation of Manhattan. On rare occasions, the Spuyten Duyvil train bridge is inoperable and cannot opened. This is often times not known until the cruise is underway. There are no refunds or reschedules offered in such cases.

Gratuity for the Captain and Crew is not included and is appreciated at the end of the cruise.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for Manhattan Harbor Architecture Cruise Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice. Reservations may only be rescheduled once.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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