By Julie Sagoskin
Sail away from these uncertain times without leaving the city when you board a Classic Harbor Line yacht or sailboat. With reduced capacity and mandatory masks required on all outings, you can feel safe as you set sail. Whether you are a New York native or visiting the island for the first time, Classic Harbor Line will show you the best of the Big Apple on one of their relaxing cruises. With five classic yachts, including the Schooner Adirondack, Luxury Yacht Manhattan, Yacht Manhattan II, the Yacht Kingston, and their Schooner America 2.0 will let you sightsee you around in style. Their friendly and experienced captains and crew make each excursion extra enjoyable.
Looking for a unique way to host an intimate event these days? Classic Harbor Line’s motor yachts and sailing boats are all available for private charter for up to 20 guests ranging in price from $900 to $3,000. With idyllic settings, these boat buyouts are ideal for proposals, small weddings and group outings. You can host an unforgettable affair as you pass by some of the city’s most iconic sites. Make your special day as memorable as possible when you say ‘I do’ under the Brooklyn Bridge or beside the Statue of Liberty. Once you depart Pier 62 in Chelsea, you will embark upon an exciting adventure. Enjoy live jazz or see the city lights with your closest friends. They also have an option to remain dockside. Their most popularoptions include the Yacht Kingston or the Yacht Full Moon, while the smaller Schooner Adirondack is spacious enough for 2 to 24 guests.
Forget outdoor dining, take date night to a new level with a romantic sunset sail or explore the breathtaking buildings around New York on their AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture tours. With comfortable, cushioned sections, a large openable exterior window and plexiglass dividers, you can stretch out at one of their large, oversized tables. You will definitely see the city in a whole new light on their 1920s inspired Manhattan or Manhattan 11 yachts. Each of these exciting and educational cruises is narrated by a member of the American Institute of Architects.
With private charters, sunset sailings, double-masted sailboats and motorized yachts, you will be surrounded by the stunning New York City skyline. From group trips to customized tours, their beautiful boats and helpful crew will ensure a perfect outing for any occasion. Their enchanting fall foliage cruises will have you falling in love with New York all over again.
Whether you want to enjoy the view from the climate-controlled glass observatory or feel the wind in your hair on the deck as you jet through the waterway, you are guaranteed to have a good time. Cruise along Governor’s Island, Yankee Stadium and even Brooklyn and the Bronx, enjoy a specialty tour around New York Harbor or ride up to the Hudson for a full day excursion.
Classic Harbor Line’s classic boats, ranging from motorboats to elegant motor yachts to the Schooner America 2.0, their largest and most elegant sailing vessel, allow you to explore New York like never before.