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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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New York, United States
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2 hours 45 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Admire the architecture of Manhattan from the water on a cruise on a 1920s-style yacht. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration, provided by members of NYC chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Both locals and visitors will find the commentary interesting. One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as snacks and soda.
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Michele P
, Oct 2018
Born and raised in New York and now frequently visit. Never did the architecture cruise but well worth it! Catch up on the latest developments, enjoy the beauty of the city from an excellent and comfortable boat for viewing!
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SHARON C
, Sep 2018
Everything about the outing was great! The yacht was comfortable and well appointed. The staff were attentive and cheerful. The speaker was informative and personal. The food was delicious. I would recommend this as a day outing to all.
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Gwen H
, Sep 2018
There too many people on cruise, they combined 2 cruises and it made it hard to hear the commentator. It would have been better to split the cruise in half and have 2 separate ones rather than over 90 people on one. Also, we should have been told when purchasing tickets that it was not a full cruise that only part would be covered. Some of the most interesting was lacking. It would have made a difference in our purchasing tickets.
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Ester S
, Sep 2018
The boat guide, the food and any organization on the boat was Excellent!!!In my opinion, such a your should focus on fewer buildings and hear a but more about each building.It is less interesting whois the architect of each building, whoever does not come from this world will not remember the names, but interesting stories about these building we will remember for ever.It is worthwhile to protect the picture of the building on which you spoke , it will certainly help about what building the guide is talking.Good example is the Architecture tours in Chicago!
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Martin M
, Sep 2018
This would have been a wonderful cruise had it not been for the groups of people who came on board for purposes other than enjoying an architecture cruise. One group was there to have a casual business meeting in a pleasant environment and the 10 of them carried on conversations both inside and later outside the cabin for the entire length of the cruise. They were impossible to escape. Another group partied loudly outside and so it was impossible to concentrate on the architect's descriptions or find a quiet spot away from constant gabbing. I asked an employee to remind them to be respectful of paying guests after the docent architect had done so himself. She smiled but did nothing. I spoke to her again at end only to receive another smile. I spoke to the architect and he said that after his first time asking guests to be considerate, it was up to the crew. Such a shame. The experience could have been so enjoyable, but I would not recommend this to anyone who really has an interest in architecture. It is pleasant if you just want to party and see the sights.
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Paula W
, Aug 2018
Super highly recommended! The boats are beautiful and super comfortable we went on Manhattan II, but we also saw Manhattan I at the pier and the best part, it was NOT crowded. There's a full bar and light snacks, the crew was great, even bringing drinks while we were outside. The architect who was narrating was very good and you can also hear him while being outside!
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Paula W
, Aug 2018
Super highly recommended! The boats are beautiful and super comfortable we went on Manhattan II, but we also saw Manhattan I at the pier and the best part, it was NOT crowded. There's a full bar and light snacks, the crew was great, even bringing drinks while we were outside. The architect who was narrating was very good and you can also hear him while being outside!
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Joan H
, Aug 2018
Fabulous very much worth the money - the speaker was wonderful and so were the refreshments. Would recommend it highly.
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Fiona C
, Jul 2018
We really enjoyed this tour. The boat was very open and well designed to observe all the New York skylines. The architect guide gave a very thorough and interesting explanation of many buildings we were not even aware of....with all the historical anecdotes. We learnt a lot. It was made even more enjoyable with champagne and open bar with snacks as the tour takes over two hours. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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Susan U
, Jul 2018
Certainly a step up from most water-based tours we've taken. Boat was lovely, drinks and snacks actually good. The architect (wish I could remember his name) spoke for the entire 2.5 plus hours (and the sound system was quite effective) and shared fascinating knowledge and history. didn't even use notes! We sailed around the entire island, and took in the sights of Governor and Roosevelt Islands as well. It was great to see the Statue of Liberty up close, pass by Ellis and Staten Islands, and enjoy going under the beautiful bridges radiating out from Manhattan. We'd recommend this tour to newcomers and natives alike! Susan U

Product code: 6288P7

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