Champagne Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Classic Harbor Line

Zerve Seller: SailNYC
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Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated cityscape during a comfortable and unique NYC Harbor sunset cruise through the Hudson and East Rivers.

Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open decks or the glassed-in back-deck observatory of these Gatsby-esque 1920's style yachts.

On this 1.5-hour cruise, take in picturesque views from our glassed-in observatory. Highlights along the way include:
  • Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District
  • Governor's Island, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Parts of Brooklyn and Queens and the New York City skyline
  • The Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges of the East River
A beautiful full bar and specialty NY State wines by the bottle available for purchase aboard the Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II. (One complimentary drink is included.)

Please note: The departure time of this cruise varies throughout the season due to the time of the sunset and day light savings.  Advance purchase is strongly encouraged.

Also note: A LIVE JAZZ TRIO performs every Sunday!  In order to join us on a sunset cruise on Sundays, please purchase tickets for the "Sunday Evening Jazz" event.
Climb aboard the Manhattan or Manhattan II and witness the city's beauty and elegance under the setting sun!

What Is Not Included?

Gratuity is not included in the price of your cruise. Parties of 12 or more will be contacted shortly after purchasing tickets to provide credit card information for an additional charge of 18% gratuity.

Meeting Location

Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) - W. 22nd and Hudson River (Manhattan, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
540 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Last 6 months 72 180 4 = 176 97% 4.7
Last 12 months 80 204 4 = 200 98% 4.7
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Rating: 5
Enjoyable Saturday night cruise on the Hudson
Sat, Oct 3  6:15 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were a group of 10 for my cousin's bachelorette party. We originally were supposed to have the schooner sail trip, but was cancelled due to the weather. The company most graciously called me and advised that they can accommodate our group on a motorboat, which was this trip I am reviewing. We brought our own cheese, crackers, sandwiches. The crew was amazing, so friendly! Would highly recommend this trip. For a hour and a 1/2, you get so see so much but you have time to take it all in. The evening cleared up and the views were amazing.
Rating: 5
Fun and Gorgeous view of Manhattan
Sat, Sep 26  6:15 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Fun and Gorgeous view of Manhattan
Rating: 5
It was amazing
Sat, Sep 26  6:15 PM Female 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
short and sweet, it was a classy boat trip! id recommend it to other friends
Rating: 4
Great cruise
Sat, Sep 26  6:15 PM Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Everything was as promised, no unespected surprises.
Rating: 4
Nice relaxing
Sat, Sep 26  6:15 PM Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Relaxing had fun.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Sep 26  6:15 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I went on the Manhattan II for a champagne sunset cruise around Manhattan. My brother was in town with his girlfriend and we wanted a unique experience that would give them, as visitors, a great glimpse of the city. I have been here for over eight years and this cruise was exciting for me as well. The city really is quite beautiful, isn't it? The cruise took us around Battery Park and to the Statue of Liberty, went around Governor's Island and to the Manhattan Bridge, to then turn around and return to Chelsea Piers. The staff was very friendly and attentive, and they played really great music, including Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder, that really added to the atmosphere. Worth every penny. Highly recommend to visitors and locals alike!
Rating: 5
Birthday Cruise with Friends
Sat, Sep 26  6:15 PM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
A very relaxing sunset cruise. Not too much commentary so as to feel like a tour, but enough to point out landmarks to those who may be tourists. Perfect for a date night or a night out with friends!
Rating: 5
Parents 50th wedding Anniversary
Thu, Sep 24  6:45 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was my parents first visit to NYC! This was the BEST thing we did on this trip (well, of course it's hard to beat Jersey Boys). My parents loved every minute of this wonderful boat ride. The boat was so beautiful, the crew so friendly and the sights of the city were breathtaking! I would recommend this is the only way to see the city and Lady Liberty! Mike, one of the crew members, was very attentive to my parents, and shared his vast knowledge of the sights we were seeing! Really can't say enough about this cruise!!!
Rating: 5
Spectacular Experience on Sunset Cruise
Wed, Sep 23  6:45 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Highly recommend taking the Sunset Cruise aboard the Yacht Manhattan. Lovely boat, amazing cheese plate along with champagne, and the route around Manhattan provided spectacular views. We have been to NY many times and this is by far the best "tour" we've ever done. Would recommend it to new visitors as well as anyone who hasn't seen the City and Statue of Liberty close up at sunset.
Rating: 5
Excellent way to see Manhattan
Mon, Sep 21  6:15 PM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A small group of us took the twilight tour on the Manhattan. We all loved it! The crew is wonderful and attentive and they provide a great blend of commentary and a great music soundtrack so you don't feel like you're on a tour. We had the cheese platter and wine and both were fantastic. Was great to have the option to be inside or outside as it can get chilly at night. Would highly recommend this!!
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Do cruises sell out frequently?
Cruises often sell out, and are rarely open for booking more than a week in advance. Check the website or call the week of the date you would like to attend to check availability for public trips and to book as early as possible.
Is there parking and how much is it?
There is parking at Chelsea Piers. You must be south-bound on the West Side Hwy in order to access the turn-in for parking on Piers 61, 60, and 59. Up to 3 hours of parking is $25, and up to 4 hours is $38.
What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing a very young child?
General admission tickets are for all ages. There are no free infant tickets or child tickets available on the Champagne Sunset Cruise. We do have free infant tickets and child tickets available on the Statue & Skyline Cruise and the Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise. You are permitted to bring Children on the Champagne Sunset Cruise, but they will have to have a "General Admission" full price ticket purchased on their behalf. This trip is designated for Adults and Couples and we aim to create an elegant experience for these guests. We ask that only mature, well-behaved children be brought aboard for this cruise.
Why doesn't the schedule list weekdays for more than the next couple of weeks?
Weekend dates are currently available for purchase for the coming months. These yachts are a very popular choice for private charter cruises, so weekdays are added as they become available for the public, which may not be until just a week or two before the cruise date. If the date you are looking for is not currently listed in the schedule, please check back at this website frequently for updates, or contact Classic Harbor Line by clicking the "Contact SailNYC" link (Many people also use the 'Email to a Friend' link to send themselves an email, so they can easily return to this page for schedule updates.)
What exactly do we see on the cruise?
We will travel south from Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River, passing the West Village and Tribeca portion of Hudson River Park. She then rounds Battery Park, heading up the East River to travel under the Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Manhatttan Bridges. We then makes a wide pass through the New York City Harbor to grab a spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Financial District and the complete NYC skyline before heading north on the Hudson River to return to Chelsea Piers.
Is food available on the boat?
There is a cheese plate available for purchase for $18. Other than that, you are more than welcome to bring light snacks or a picnic on board.
How about drinks? Should I bring those too?
No, it is illegal for you to bring alcohol of your own on board. A beautiful full bar and specialty NY State wines by the bottle available for purchase aboard the Yacht Manhattan. (One complimentary drink is included.)
Are these yachts safe?
Absolutely. Along with your captain, there is a minimum of two crew members on every sail to make sure you feel comfortable and at home on the water. We are stocked with water, beverages, and life jackets should you feel you need one.
How steady is the cruise? Am I likely to get seasick?
It is very rare for our guests to become seasick. While most people do not experience any sea sickness on our motor yachts, you may want to consider light medication if you normally take it for motion sickness. We cannot officially advise you to take any medication, however.
Is there an age limit for these cruises?
While there is no age limit for the cruise, all attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Where does the cruise finish?
Our cruise will end at the same pier from which it departed.
Can I get a refund or reschedule my tickets after buying them?
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.
Is gratuity included in the price of the cruise?
Gratuity is not included in the price of the cruise. Parties of 12 or more will be contacted directly by Classic Harbor Line within 48 hours of purchasing tickets to provide credit card information for an additional charge of 18% gratuity.
Do you ever cancel cruises due to bad weather?
The cruise runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where we are forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or be refunded.
What happens if it starts raining when we're out on our cruise?
The aft-deck observatory of these yachts are a completely enclosed area with a roof, so in the event of rain, you will be covered.
Are these yachts handicap accessible?
The Manhattans are accessible to those with walkers and canes. While the exterior deck is also accessible to those in wheelchairs, the yachts are not completely wheelchair accessible by average standards. If you are in a wheelchair, please keep in mind that there is unfortunately no access into the main cabin (the back interior observatory). In addition, areas such as the on-board restrooms have limited access as they are located down several steps. A guest using a wheelchair who would like to reach the back observatory must be comfortable with being carried down by our crew. For this reason, we cannot safely accommodate guests who require this service if they weigh more than 175 pounds. If you will need this service, please click the “Contact SailNYC” link to discuss with us before purchasing tickets.
Can I book a private charter cruise?
Yes, private cruises can be a unique and elegant event for your group. If you are interested in booking a private cruise, please contact us by clicking the "Contact SailNYC" link.
Is smoking permitted during the cruise?
No, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the boat.
Are gift certificates available for this cruise?
Yes, gift certificates are available for the Sunset Cruise, and they make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate for this cruise, please click on the "Gift certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
How is my gift certificate delivered? Can I print it out now and give it to the recipient myself?
Yes, you can! When you purchase your gift certificate online, you will be presented immediately with your gift certificate so that you can print it out and deliver it. If you buy it over the phone, a link to your gift certificate will be emailed to you as soon as your purchase is completed.
What if I want the gift certificate emailed to the recipient instead?
That's no problem, either! When you purchase your gift certificate, just select the option to have the certificate emailed directly to the recipient and provide their email address. You'll even be able to decide whether you want the email sent immediately or if you'd prefer to schedule it to be emailed on a future date. (For instance, if you want to buy it today so you don't forget, but you don't want it emailed to the recipient until their special day!)
Is this cruise narrated?
This cruise is very lightly narrated by the captain or a crew member. This cruise is particularly great for sightseeing of lower Manhattan, and it tends to be a hit among locals, couples, and guests coming straight from work. In efforts to make this event most relaxing, only light narration is provided and light music is also played.


Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Other Policies

Activity takes place rain or shine.
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability), receive credit for a future event, or receive a refund.
Parties of 12 or more will be contacted for an additional gratuity charge of 18%.
Classic Harbor Line will contact you directly within 48 hours of your purchase to take your credit card information for the additional charge. You must be reachable at the telephone number and email you provide.

Classic Harbor Line

If you are in to comfortable cruising or the gilded era of yachting, be sure to experience our 1920s-style "commuter" yachtsManhattan and Manhattan II!
Both the Yacht Manhattan and Manhattan II were constructed right here in New York State by Scarano Boat Building.  We take great pride in their New York heritage as well as in serving the very best of New York bees, wines, cheeses, produce and local baked goods aboard their decks.
Edible Manhattan wrote that we are “not your mother’s Circle Line.” We strive to surpass any “tourist” expectations of what a  harbor cruise entails: We include a “taste of New York” in our menus and maintain an unprecedented level of hospitality aboard a special, beautiful, intimate yacht built by NY craftsmen.
Classically-lined and comfortable with teak decks and mahogany rails, these vessels can accommodate up to 110 guests. They feature an enclosed, cushioned observatory surrounded by large windows and skylights. They are equipped for all weather with a/c & heating and thus operates comfortably from early spring through New Year’s Day.
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