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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.

Wine Tasting Sail Aboard The Classic Schooner Shearwater

2. 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: Sunset, Wine, and Jazz Sail

3. New York City: Sunset, Wine, and Jazz Sail

Bring out the romance and while away an evening under the stars as you slowly sail around New York harbour listening to the cool, smooth sounds of jazz aboard the tall ship, Clipper City. Let the hustle and bustle of the city fade away as you sip on your drink to the music of acclaimed musicians such as jazz guitarist, Joe Cohn, saxophonist, Avram Fefer, as well as a variety of other well-known guest musicians booked by Jazz Standard founder, James Polsky. Watch as the crew sets the massive sails of New York’s largest sailing ship and experience a comfortable cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers. A replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America’s industry more than a century ago, the Clipper City’s decks are spacious and comfortable, with ample seating, a full bar and a raised quarter deck back aft that allows for unparalleled views of the cities harbour and iconic skyline.

New York City: Craft Beer Tasting Aboard Clipper City

4. 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.

Lower Manhattan + Midtown Manhattan Tour - Guided Combo Tour

5. Lower Manhattan + Midtown Manhattan Tour - Guided Combo Tour

Your  guide will start by showing you the historical sites that most visitors overlook in Lower Manhattan, including Bowling Green and Castile Clinton in Battery Park. Learn about Alexander Hamilton at Trinity Church before fast-forwarding to the last century, when the Charging Bull took up residence among the NYSE and Federal Hall. Modern architecture soars overhead, once in the shadows of the World Trade Center. Discuss the tragedy of 9/11 while visiting the official memorial as well as the firefighters’ memorial. Then learn how Lower Manhattan has evolved since, including the Occupy Wall Street movement that took over Zuccotti Park. By the end of the tour, you’ll understand more clearly how New York City has become one of the most important and inspiring metropolises in the world. Then after a break for lunch, travel north to Midtown and learn why it's the "City That Never Sleeps". Find out about the 19th and 20th century additions to Manhattan that helped shape the urban landscape. Explore the lesser-known Marble Collegiate Church and then visit icons like the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library. From Madison Square Park to the quirky Flatiron building, you’ll discover the earlier innovations that helped build New York up, quite literally. Your guide will discuss the skyscraper boom of the early 1900s, including the Met Life Tower and the New York Life Building. You’ll walk by the world-famous Empire State Building to learn about the last of the early 20th century giants. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than the main terminal of Grand Central Station, where you’ll learn about the landmark laws that preserve many of these historic buildings for generations to come.

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What a way to see the famous skyline at night ! Crew and musicians were brilliant and very attentive. Only downside was they had cancelled our time (due to not enough passengers I presume) and we hadn’t been informed , the lady did say she’d tried calling and mailed but we never received anything. They compensated us with a drinks package. We stopped right outside the Statue of Liberty and had great photo opportunities and didn’t feel rushed. Highly recommended and was certainly a highlight on our trip.

This was a highlight of our trip to NYC. The atmosphere was wonderful, and the band was fantastic! Loved every single thing about this. The sights, the decorations, the crew, the music, the spiked cocoa... it really was like a holiday dream. Highly recommended!

It was a wonderful experience, great music, wonderful staff and unforgettable sights to see of the Manhattan skyline

A great experience with a friendly crew and carolers. We would go again!

What a fun ride! Beautiful sites, great fun caroling!