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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.
Statue Cruises will give you a glimpse of the New York skyline and all its important attractions as you sail down the Hudson on its vessel. They have collaborated with the management that maintains the Statue of Liberty and can thus grant you close views of the magnificent Lady Liberty. Sign up for their harbor cruises and get splendid views of New York and many of its famous landmarks, including Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and others. Check the website for further information regarding pricing, routes and packages.
Downtown Boathouse is a voluntary organization that provides kayaking facilities to marine enthusiasts. Apart from offering free kayaking, the organization also gives free lessons to beginners. A wide variety of kayak-related informal talks as well as formal training sessions by professionals are also arranged by Downtown Boathouse. So if you are passionate about rowing, you know where to go!
The imposing Clipper City Tall Ship was primarily built as a freight vessel in the year 1854 and was used during the Civil War. It gets its name from the city where it was built, a metropolis which is famous as the country's nerve for ship building. Clipper City now provides leisure seekers with some remarkable sails across NYC's pristine waters, stirring through some of the most epochal landmarks like the Statue of Liberty. Counted as one of the last surviving tall ships and also one of the biggest of the world, Clipper City Tall Ship is also a stunning accent to Manhattan's vibrant skyline, offering a riveting glimpse into the country's eventful past featuring its struggles to become the leading nation of industry and commerce.
The skyline of New York City is nothing less than a poetic play of illuminating city lights under the canopy of stars and this picturesque view can be best enjoyed from a magnificent yacht. Hornblower Yacht provides you with the unique opportunity of soaking in all that New York City has to offer while aboard a cruise liner. You can sip on champagne, dig into strawberries and sooth your vision to unparalleled beauty of the Liberty Island while listening to the medley of waves. Whether it is a sunny day or a grey sky, this is one NYC experience that every visitor or local should enjoy.
This ferry building is a fine example of innovative Beaux-Arts design. The slip was constructed in 1909 and it still functions as a passenger portal for ferries around the harbor today. This is the last ferry building that remains on the East River and since ferry service was discontinued in 1938, the edifice had undergone many alterations and ultimately fell into disrepair. In 2001, the city's Economic Development Corporation worked tirelessly to refurbish the building and added its original accoutrements. Today, the slip is used as the main point of departure to Governor's Island. The island is only open in the summer and it is a great option instead of the Staten Island Ferry, however both are free and offer great views of Manhattan and beyond.
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!
The one-hour Seaport Music Cruises offer great views of lower Manhattan including Ellis Island, Battery Park and close-ups of the Statue of Liberty. They also offer two-hour jazz and DJ cruises, apart from a one-hour cruise. Live bands play various genres of music such as Jazz, Blues, Pop and R&B, to which the crowds dance to or just enjoy while they soak in the sights. There are excellent dining facilities available as well on the cruise. A must-do for those on a sightseeing trip of the city. The cruises are in operation seasonally, between the months of May to September.