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NYC: Skyline Brunch Cruise Around Manhattan

1. NYC: Skyline Brunch Cruise Around Manhattan

Aboard the deck of the grand 'Manhattan"'yacht, you will enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch with regional delicacies handpicked by New York City purveyors. A set brunch menu will be served per booking party at your own private table. Step aboard your climate-controlled, 1920s-style luxury yacht for a brunch you'll never forget. As you sip your champagne, Bloody Marys, or Mimosas (beer, wine, soda, and juice are also available and one free alcoholic beverage is included with your meal), you'll sail past the majestic George Washington Bridge and all the way down to Battery Park. You'll glide by the Empire State Building and the up-and-coming 1 World Trade. you'll also have a chance to salute the Statue of Liberty herself before you turn the corner and head past Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge on your complete New York City skyline tour. This cruise is a perfect way to spend a leisurely Saturday or Sunday in New York. Whether you're a tourist or a local, your harbor brunch cruise is an experience you'll never forget.

Around Manhattan: Official NYC Architecture Cruise

2. Around Manhattan: Official NYC Architecture Cruise

Step aboard the decks of an elegant 1920's-style yacht, for an educational architecture tour around Manhattan, hosted by architects and members of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY). Enjoy your trip through the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers from the air-conditioned observatory, or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight. Circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, passing under all 18 bridges, while taking in the sites and architecture. Examine the visionary development of the waterfront memorials, get an update on the One World Trade Center, Downtown "Starchitecture", Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Ave. condos, and classic icons of lower Manhattan like the Woolworth Building, Wall Street's art deco spires, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Marvel at New York's great engineering feats, such as the Harlem River's bridges: swing, lift, and fixed-span. Hear the story of postwar urban renewal and public housing along the East River and much more.

NYC: Bear Mountain Fall Foliage Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

3. NYC: Bear Mountain Fall Foliage Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Cruise up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain in all its autumn glory. This cruise takes you to Bear Mountain State Park at just the right time when those beautiful bursts of fall leaves start to appear along the Hudson. But this is much more than a fall foliage cruise. Stop at Bear Mountain to indulge in some glorious nature. Hop off the boat there, where for 2 hours, you can enjoy the park’s 50+ hiking and biking trails, paddle around the lake,  and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather. You will also enjoy the autumnal sights with some light narration from your onboard guide, all the while enjoying the "Onboard Oktoberfest" with German food and beer specials plus some good ol’ oom-pah music. Sample food and drink offerings include: • German Feast Plate with bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad • Prop & Peller Real Bavarian Pretzels • Traditional pork schnitzel • Classic concessions items (hot dogs, chips, candy, etc.) • Draft and bucket specials on all Warsteiner beers Landmarks visible on the cruise include: • Riverside Church • Grant's Tomb • The Little Red Lighthouse • George Washington Bridge • Hudson Valley foliage • Bear Mountain State Park

From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

4. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

5. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. Select the 30-minute tour option, and let skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. Choose the 45-minute tour option for views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour.

NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Afternoon Sail

6. NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Afternoon Sail

Bordering the Hudson River north of Fort Lee, New Jersey, the Palisades are among the most dramatic geologic features in New York City's vicinity. Now you can have one of the best views of this natural wonder from a seat on the Schooner Adirondack or Schooner America 2.0. During this Autumn sightseeing sail, you will: • Sail north on the Hudson, with unsurpassed views of the city's Upper West Side • Pass the the Palisades, a picturesque area lined with breathtaking cliffs • Admire the orange, golden and brown leaves of fall • Experience a Hudson River Valley excursion unlike any other Savor a complimentary beverage, with additional beverages available for purchase. Join this autumn sail out of the busy city to the elegant, foliage-adorned cliffs of the Palisades.

NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

7. NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

Admire the last leaves of fall in all their splendor through the large windowed salon from the ship's heated and enclosed observatory, or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change with a hot beverage in hand. The Kingston offers wrap-around seating, on a small intimate classic yacht with unobscured views for all. The back observatory is covered to protect you from the bright sun but has open windows for you to feel the fresh breeze in your hair. Guests are welcome on the forward deck as well to soak up the sun and to capture fantastic photographs of the city skyline. This is a beautiful autumn cruise out of Chelsea Piers that takes passengers north on the tree-lined, scenic Hudson River. 

New York City: Weekend Holiday Brunch Cruise

8. New York City: Weekend Holiday Brunch Cruise

Get into the holiday spirit on this 2.75-hour weekend brunch cruise with a 3-course prix fixe menu family-style at each table. Enjoy baked bagels, an assortment of pastries, seasonal fruit, harvest mix salad, quiche, sausage, spicy Bloody Marys, mimosas, juices, coffee, and tea. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of Manhattan from the climate-controlled and glass-enclosed back deck observatory of this vintage-style motor yacht. Cruise around the entire island as you pass under all 18 bridges. Each booking party will be assigned their own banquet separated by Plexiglass in the grand salon Some of the sights to observe on this cruise include the Upper West Side, George Washington Bridge, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, World Trade One, Roosevelt Island, United Nations Building and the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges on the East River.

New York: Central Park & NYC Landmarks Guided Ebike Tour

9. New York: Central Park & NYC Landmarks Guided Ebike Tour

Explore the best parts of New York City on a safe, guided route via Ebike. Take a tour that encompasses all of Central Park and parts of Upper Manhattan. See much of the city without breaking a sweat. Begin in the beautiful neighborhood of West Harlem. Explore sites alongside the Hudson River such as the George Washington Bridge and Grant’s Tomb. You'll also experience incredible displays of gothic architecture at Riverside Church and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine before making your way to Central Park. Once in Central Park, glide along the winding paths of the famous metropolitan park. Along the way, stop at popular sites, such as Strawberry Fields, Central Park Pond, Bethesda Fountain and Terrace.

New York City: Afternoon Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise

10. New York City: Afternoon Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise

After departing from Pier 62 of the Chelsea Piers complex, you will board the luxury yacht Manhattan II, a cozy, elegant, 1920s-style yacht. You can settle into the main observation cabin or find a seat on the open bow to enjoy unobstructed views of Upper Manhattan and the Palisade Cliffs. The boat will then cruise northbound on the Hudson River. This is a spectacular season for cruising the Hudson River, north of NYC and will be a true delight for you and your companions on board. You will be able to witness the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan, the majestic George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River Valley, and the Palisades Park (one of New York's most dramatic geological features riverside features). Each party will be assigned a private table, separated by Plexiglass, in the grand salon. Included in your fare are a choice of two hot soups to keep you cozy, sensational salads, fall-themed cookies, and a scrumptious sandwich. You will also receive a complimentary drink consisting of beer, wine, soda, juice, coffee, tea, or champagne. Additional beverages and mixed drinks are available for purchase from the bar.

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What people are saying about George Washington Bridge

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 550 reviews

The cruise was fantastic. The guide was knowledgeable and peppered his information with great stories. The crew was pleasant and professional. I’ve been recommending the cruise to everyone I know.

Superb cruise Narrator was very knowledgeable and explained the Manhattan skyline with numerous historical facts in an interesting manner. Plenty of space inside and on the deck

Took us 45 minutes to linden airport by taxi from Manhattan The flight was totally worth the night time experience

Great service and food. Very friendly staff and beautiful scenery. I will definitely do it again!

Excellent history about the architectural background of NYC.