This wasn’t our first time traveling in New York but, it was our first time seeing the city from a classic style yacht. We booked our cruise with the Classic Harbor Line Cruise in advance. There are several cruise options to pick from which I’ll share a bit later if your planning a trip to New York. What was fantastic about taking this cruise tour of New York is you can see the areas of New York by close passing while on the cruise. The views are stunning and we were happy we took our big camera with us to capture photography to share with you.
There are several yachts and schooners to pick from depending on time of year and all have various itineraries. We took the 1-1/2 hour cruise with encompassed the Financial District, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, South Street Seaport and a pass under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Willamsburg Bridges.
Now onto the photo tour of our Classic Harbor Line Cruise of New York;
You leave for your Classic Harbor Cruise from the Chelsea Pier 62 on the Hudson River, West 23rd Street and the Hudson River.
- Each cruise comes with a complimentary, soda, water, beer,wine or champagne on all cruises.
Our day we picked happened to be gorgeous we couldn’t of asked for better weather for our 5:15 pm cruise. We headed out on the luxury yacht Manhattan a 1920’s Mahogany trimmed commuter.
At this point the waters got rough for a bit! There is a lot of traffic on the Hudson and a big swell came up and splashed onto the people in front of us! We got wet but, they got the brunt being in front of us. The crew brought out blankets for those that really got wet and were so helpful the entire trip. The captain suggested we moved to the other side of the boat and did. There is an inside you can sit but, we wanted to capture those views.
We love travel adventures!
At a few points I was holding Sammie or she was helping me be steady as we stood to get all our photography. We laughed quite a bit. I told her she must of been a pirate in a former life as she was loving every minute of the rough patch. Don’t worry the whole boat ride was not like that!! You might see splash spots on some of the photos. Oh, well.
Talk about million dollar views! Up past Governors Island, Ellis Island and right to the Statue of Liberty. The captain slowed down so we could get a close view of the Statue of Liberty. Of course heading into the sun on the right side it was hard to grab great shots close up but, I did manage to get a few. Then the boat turned around to head up back up the river.
This is a photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge.
To be able to go under the bridges was amazing. The designs and architecture are stunning.
This is a photograph of the Manhattan Bridge.
Pictures can’t even capture the beauty of it all!
Although I didn’t get a shot close up of the Williamsburg Bridge as we were turning, you can see it in this shot with all three bridges Williamsburg is the one in the distance. I have so many photos from this harbor cruise and many close up views. I’ll have to put them on Flickr, then I’ll update your when I do it with a link for further viewing.
I can say that this was one of the greatest ways to see New York! We had a blast. I highly recommend the cruise and don’t forget your camera!
- They have student pricing and you can find a family discount on their site, that has limitations. Check here at Groupon They have discounts for the cruise from $16. off!
- all pricing and discounts subject to change
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