Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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426 reviews   (4.77)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Step aboard the teak decks of elegant 1920s style yachts, Manhattan or 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 throughout the cruise.

Important note: select departures on Friday afternoons will focus on Climate Change in and around New York City. Please call the operator directly for questions on the tour theme.

What's Included

Each reservation will be assigned a private table. A 2 ticket purchase minimum is required

Narration by a member of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter

One complimentary beverage included

What's Not Included

Food selections available for purchase. If bringing food please keep to a light snack

Gratuity is not included in the price of your cruise, but recommended.

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 99

Additional Info

  • As of March 7, 2022, proof of vaccination will not be required. As of April 21, 2022, Facial Masks are optional, but of course welcome, on all our vessels.
  • 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 o
  • Important note: From time to time, the theme of this tour, route and narration may change. Variations of this tour include, AIANY Bridge & Infrastructure Tour, AIANY Industrial Waterways Tour to Freshkills Park, and the AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resilien
  • Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Service animals are permitted; Emotional Support animals and pets are not permitted
  • 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
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

One World Observatory
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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Woolworth Building
Spot the Woolworth Building as the boat cruises around Manhattan and enjoy live commentary about many famous buildings from the guide.

• Admission Ticket Free

Statue of Liberty
Great up-close views of the Statue of Liberty can be seen from the boats observation cabin or open bow. A nice photo opportunity!

• Admission Ticket Free

Brooklyn Bridge
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!

• Admission Ticket Free

Lower East Side
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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Empire State Building
See this historic landmark from the water

• Admission Ticket Free

Chrysler Building
Spot the Chrysler Building as the boat cruises up the East River and enjoy live commentary about many famous buildings from the guide.

• Admission Ticket Free

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

• Admission Ticket Free

George Washington Bridge
As the boat cruises the northern part of Manhattan, enjoy a pass under the GW Bridge that connects Manhattan to New Jersey.

• Admission Ticket Free

Roosevelt Island
Up-close views of this historic island can be seen as the boat cruises along the East River.

• Admission Ticket Free

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

• Admission Ticket Free


A different way to see NY
J6639VVmonicac, 20-12-2022
Informative and wonderful scenery, this is a great tour to get some history and a lay of the land from the water! If you want to get away from the crowds and noise, this is ideal. You will hear about history, architecture, neighborhood planning and the ways that NY is dealing with more frequent storms and sea level rising. Very interesting. Beautiful boat
Great narratives
Ruth_R, 19-12-2022
Highly recommend. Great narratives. Excellent sites. Cozy boat. Friendly crew. Just enough time to get a true sense of the city.
Great way to see a lot! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
SCtraveler4life, 16-12-2022
We came the week before Christmas to see Music Man and decided to Book a tour in the morning. We were looking for a tour that we could see a lot with out sitting in traffic or walking in weather. Can’t say enough good things about this tour! The boat is very comfortable. We enjoyed cocktails and cheese plate. Your first cocktail is included. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The guide is extremely knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and enjoyable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is coming to Manhattan and has the time. We love being on the water so even on a cold day it’s a great way to see the whole island and neighboring areas, Statue of Liberty all from the water.
A Manhattan Exploration on the Water
Brenda_F, 11-12-2022
The host was fantastic! The service on board was so good and the route, boat & the weather all made for a perfect experience!
4.5 *
Lana_D, 20-12-2022
I personally LOVED the cruise and I wish I came alone to fully enjoy it.
My teenaged stepdaughter didn't bring her earphones and was bored, ruining it for us and other guests - if I'm being honest.
She would last only Manhattan, but the cruise takes you much further than that ( the part that I appreciated the most) - but the kiddo was bored last two hours.
Don't repeat my mistake, save this for adults only.

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