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Manhattan Holiday Yacht Cruise with Jazz, Cocoa & Carols

1. Manhattan Holiday Yacht Cruise with Jazz, Cocoa & Carols

Celebrate the holiday season in style this Christmas on board a luxury 90-minute yacht cruise of Manhattan Harbor. Step inside the yacht’s toasty solarium, decked out in full holiday décor, and enjoy a warm and cozy tour with your friends, family, and loved ones. Delicious hot cocoa, cookies and treats will be served as you sail past Battery Park, South Street Seaport, the Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. Relax in the heated main observation cabin, join in the caroling, or enjoy the beats of a live jazz trio. Sip on a complimentary glass of champagne, wine or beer, and purchase mixed drinks from the on board bar. Then, watch as the gorgeous views of Manhattan Island sail by, all from the comfort of a heated back-deck salon and glassed-in observatory of the 1920s style yacht.

2-Hour Statue of Liberty Day Sail on the Schooner Adirondack

2. 2-Hour Statue of Liberty Day Sail on the Schooner Adirondack

Experience New York in a whole new way on this 2-hour sailing trip aboard the Adirondack, an 80-foot, wooden pilot schooner. The noise and chaos of Manhattan will be quickly forgotten as you sail out onto New York Harbor with the breeze in your hair. Sailing New York Harbor allows you to take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen, from the water - plus you'll enjoy spectacular views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. The tour heads south from Chelsea Piers and down the Hudson River to Battery Park, passing by Ellis Island and sailing out to the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy a complimentary drink, as well as additional drinks being available for purchase. The aim is for an elegant, relaxing, peaceful, and safe experience for all guests. The engines will be shut down for as long as possible to ensure a true sailing experience.

Manhattan: Statue of Liberty and Skyline Cruise

3. Manhattan: Statue of Liberty and Skyline Cruise

Leave the noise of the city behind and see New York in a new light. Sit back and marvel at the famous skyline from the comfort of the solarium on this gorgeous 80-foot 1920s style yacht. Get up close to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on this sightseeing cruise. As you pass by such important sites at Battery Park, the financial district, and South Street Seaport, your captain will provide an informative narration. Cruise the Hudson River and New York Harbor on the Manhattan. The Manhattan provides a turn-of-the-century elegance and comfort, complete with teak decks and mahogany trim. Settle into the spectacular glassed-in observatory on the back deck, equipped with cushioned seating around conversation-friendly tables. The observatory is heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer, providing panoramic views in the utmost comfort.

Wine Tasting Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

4. Wine Tasting Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

Set sail with an informative wine expert, who introduces a variety of wines picked from some of America’s oldest and best-known cellars. Casual, fun and informative, you'll be guided through new tastes and flavors, expanding your palate and pairing great wines with snacks and cheese. Hand built in 1929 from native hardwoods, the 82-foot schooner Shearwater harkens back to a bygone era of yachting. One of New York City’s only floating designated landmarks, Shearwater has been taking New Yorkers and the city’s visitors sailing in the harbor since 2001. Let the historic yacht carry you along the Hudson as you admire breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline with a glass of delicious wine. 

New York City: Craft Beer Tasting Aboard Clipper City

5. New York City: Craft Beer Tasting Aboard Clipper City

Set sail on New York’s largest sailing vessel with a team of craft beer experts. Get introduced to the wonderful new world of craft beer while enjoying breathtaking close-up views of Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. With over 1,500 brewers now making delicious brews all over the country, choosing and appreciating beer has become an art form to rival its cousin wine. Taste several outstanding ales and lagers while you drink in the magnificent views of the skyline of NYC. A replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America’s industry more than a century ago, Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Designed with her new cargo in mind (i.e. you), her decks are spacious and comfortable, with ample seating, a full bar amidships and a raised quarter deck back aft that allows for unparalleled views of the city and it’s harbor.

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What people are saying about The Battery

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,583 reviews

Absolutely fabulous way to see some of the sights. You don’t get a commentary as the crew are somewhat busy sailing the boat and looking after the guests (all of which they did superbly) but thats what guide books and Google are for. Absolutely delightful experience that took you away from the usual mass tourist boat trip. Would highly recommend on a sunny, dry day.

We had an amazing time. The staff were wonderful from the beginning to the end. We traveled with our 2 kids - 10 and 8. It was such a beautiful experience for the kids as the captain allowed the kids to watch her and gave them an attempt at the wheel. Made their day. Great way to see stature of Liberty and NYC skyline with the kids!

Wonderful experience! ✨✨✨✨✨ We just loved it. The crew takes great care, the boat is sublime. This ride on the Hudson is a highlight of our stay in New York. Our 21 month old daughter also enjoyed it. The walk is suitable.

It was great experience! Must-do list in New York! Service was very nice too. We will do it again.

Such a friendly and knowledgeable crew. Just a wonderfully relaxing day on the water!!!