We just stepped off our yacht... I know, aren't we fancy!? and what a trip we had around New York Harbor on Classic Harbor Line's yacht, Manhattan!
Let me tell you, New York Harbor is simply teeming with interesting sights and sounds, which you'd probably never experience unless you took a cruise.
For Father's Day, we hopped aboard the luxurious Yacht Manhattan, one of Classic Harbor Line's vessels, for a sunset tour of New York's waterways.
Now, the day was overcast and threatening some drizzles, so the New York skyline was fogged in a bit. But we could still see quite a bit when we got up close.
The boys excitedly followed us down the gangplank and onboard. Once we headed out into the harbor, another exciting thing happened: a man got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, and then all their friends and family came out from the top deck and surprised them! So a cruise makes for a wonderfully romantic experience, as well as a great family trip!
Our yacht had an open front deck with benches where we enjoyed the wind in our hair and watched the city slip by. Our two boys proudly walked around without holding on, showing off their "sea legs."
Inside the enclosed, air conditioned cabin, wooden fixtures shone and upholstered seats offered a place to relax and enjoy the scenery.
The captain narrated various landmarks, and upbeat swing music played, so fitting for the 1920's style yacht.
We packed a picnic lunch, and enjoyed our complimentary beverage while we approached the Statue of Liberty!
The yacht cruised quite close to Lady Liberty, making it possible to get good shots of her full length (again the clouds made for less detail but you can't control the weather!).
We saw the Staten Island Ferry, tugboats, kayaks, the Intrepid Air and Sea Museum, Ellis Island, and the three bridges of New York City - lovely.
New York City's buildings are simply stunning seen from the water, and you can really appreciate the size and grandeur of this city when you cruise by.
Ninety minutes on the water went by quicker than I thought possible, and we were sad to say goodbye to the captain, crew and ship!
Although we've been to New York City many times, we'd never experienced the city from the water, and it was truly a unique and lovely way to see the city from a new perspective!
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Classic Harbor Line has several yachts and sailboats that regularly cruise and sail New York's Harbor. There are various kinds of trips, long and short, as well as brunches!
Their family friendly boat tours of Manhattan offer locals and visitors a chance to enjoy a different kind of sightseeing! And right now, my readers can get 15% off each ticket purchase with this promo code: MOM2015. Valid for any Day Sail, Sunset Sail, City Lights Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack, Schooner America 2.0, or any cruise on Yacht Manhattan.
Disclosure: I received family passes to this cruise at no charge in exchange for posting this message! All opinions are my own!