Circle Line Sightseeing
Circle Line Sightseeing is one of the oldest and famous boat tours in New York. Since 1945 they've been offering boat rides for visitors of all ages year round. You get a choice of several boat cruises, a Full Island Cruise is three hours, Semi-Circle Cruise is two hours and the Liberty Cruise in just seventy-five minutes. There's also The Beast, their newest form of sightseeing, a custom built 70 foot racing boat which will take you around the Statue of Liberty. One of the best things about Circle Line is your ticket is good for one year to use and no time or date is needed when buying your ticket, just check the cruise schedule for its available departures. You can reach Circle Line easily at Pier 83 on West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue. Check the website for any additional information.
Classic Harbor Line
Classic Harbor Line offers a more elegant way to see New York by yacht or sailboat. Known as one of the premier boat tours in New York, they offer tours by schooner, yacht or their new Schooner America. All three boats offer great day tours with views of the Manhattan skyline where you are welcome to bring your own picnic. If you're feeling more romantic or indulgent, Classic Harbor Line has a popular Champagne Sunset Cruise or Champagne Brunch cruise, City Lights Dinner Cruise and special events themed tours. Classic Harbor Line is located on Pier 62 by The Hudson River Park.
Bateaux New York gives the visitor a more unique New York cruise experience by dining your way around the city. Only since the new millennium, it has become popular for their dinner cruises with live jazz entertainment. Bateaux New York is the most romantic of these three cruise companies. You can take in several tours of New York by choosing Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch cruises that are two-three hours in length and sets sail twice a day for Dinner and Sunday Brunch, while lunch is available every mid-day. All diners have delicious plated appetizers, entrees, desserts and wine and cocktails to choose from while you sit back, relax and take in the amazing city views. Check the website for additional information and prices.