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New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

1. New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

Experience the most stylish means of viewing a New York sunset by sailing aboard the Schooner America 2.0. While sailing you will be treated to an alcoholic drink of your choice by an exceptional crew, as you watch the warm rays of the sun sink peacefully into the horizon. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city with your favorite companions when you board this 105-foot, 1800s-style vessel, America 2.0. She's perfect for romantic outings, entertaining friends from out of town, or just relaxing. This is sure to be an event you’ll want to experience again. Glide peacefully through the waters of the New York Harbor on the most relaxing, beautiful, and romantic excursion in the city. During your trip, take in the majestic colors of the sunset surrounding New York Harbor's skyline and iconic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island. Heading south from Chelsea Piers and down the Hudson River to Battery Park, the schooner will pass by Ellis Island and sail out to the Statue of Liberty. Wind and time permitting, she will head toward Governors Island and breeze by the Financial District.

New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

2. New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

Experience a New York City sunset from the water on this evening sightseeing sail past some of the borough's waterside landmarks. Climb aboard a beautiful 80-foot Adirondack for a peaceful, picturesque sail away from the concrete and noise of the city. Enjoy an illuminated view of the spectacular New York City skyline and the many famous sights along the way. Admire the beautiful Battery Park, the 20-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, where artillery has been stationed over the centuries. Sail past Ellis Island, the immigrant doorway to America from 1892 to 1954. Take in a unique of New York's famous Statue of Liberty, a French gift that arrived in New York harbor in 1885 and has come to represent our nation's freedom and ideals. During the course of your sail, enjoy a complimentary alcoholic drink and take in the elegance of this unique sailing tour.

New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

3. New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

Embark on a scenic boat cruise at sunset around the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. Feel the wind in your hair and watch the colors of the sunset take over the dusk sky as you cruise on the calm waters around Manhattan, marveling at the city views from your unique perspective. First, choose a seat either on the outdoor or indoor decks, then sit back and relax as you travel to see the Statue of Liberty. Continue towards Ellis Island, where you have the opportunity to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City with the sunset in the background. Take in views of the Manhattan skyline and its famous skyscrapers, including the One World Trade Center, as you cruise along the east and west side of Lower Manhattan. Listen to your guide as they share information about these iconic sites, including the history of the Empire State Building, Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island, and more.

New York: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

4. New York: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

Board a classic yacht and discover New York City from the water on a two-hour happy hour cruise. Enjoy the music on board and spend a relaxing evening with friends as you take in the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline on this cruise. This sunset cruise is one of a kind and features views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and so much more. It's the perfect cruise for birthdays, celebrations for groups of any size, or just a casual day on a boat.

New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

5. New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan on a harbor cruise of the Hudson River. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous 360-degree views of the island from the open decks or glassed-in back-deck observatory. Marvel at the 1920s style décor of the boat, and take in stunning views of sights, including Battery Park and the South Street Seaport. Gaze at the towering monuments of the Financial District and sail past Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Cruise the Hudson River and enjoy views of Manhattan's skyline.

New York City: Manhattan Sunset Tall Ship Cruise

6. New York City: Manhattan Sunset Tall Ship Cruise

Enjoy a 2-hour harbor cruise of New York from on board the Clipper City’s spacious main deck or raised quarter deck. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and many other gems of the harbor as you sail. A replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America’s industry more than a century ago, Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Designed with her new cargo in mind – you! – her decks are spacious and comfortable with ample seating, a full bar amidships, and a raised quarter deck back aft that allows for unparalleled views of the city and its harbor. Order a drink from the full on-deck bar, sit back and relax, or help the crew raise the sails and take a turn at the helm on this idyllic cruise that evokes the days of old.

NYC: City Lights Yacht Cruise with Drink Included

7. NYC: City Lights Yacht Cruise with Drink Included

Take in the magnificent Manhattan skyline by moonlight while relaxing on a 1920's inspired yacht. Every vantage point offers beautiful views of New York City including the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and the Financial District. Be sure to snap a photo of lady liberty as she lights up at night. Explore the outer decks or stay cozy in your private nook in the boat's grand salon. There is a full bar onboard offering a variety of libations and themed beverages to enjoy. Choose the cocktail cruise option and a featured specialty cocktail is included. Additional drinks are available for purchase at the bar. Sit back and relax as you feel transported back to the roaring 20's and enjoy a memorable evening with friends or loved ones on the Hudson River.

From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

8. 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.

NYC: Brooklyn Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise

9. NYC: Brooklyn Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise

Experience the magic of NYC from the water on this sailing cruise from Brooklyn. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. Capture pictures of iconic sights like the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.  Meet your captain and begin your sailing adventure. Get up close to sights like Governors Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. View the immense Brooklyn Bridge from the water. See a piece of history as you pass by Ellis Island. Take in views of the World Trade Center.  Celebrate a birthday or anniversary, make a memorable proposal, build a tighter work team, or make a regular day special with an NYC cruise. Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise. 

NYC: Hudson Yards & High Line Tour with Optional Edge Ticket

10. NYC: Hudson Yards & High Line Tour with Optional Edge Ticket

Explore two of the most unique neighborhoods on the west side of New York City, Chelsea and Hudson Yards, on this comprehensive walking tour. Discover what was once a railway connecting upper and lower Manhattan. See how the High Line has been fully converted into a beautiful walkway slightly elevated above the street.  Featuring views of New York's most iconic landmarks, greenery, and history, the High Line is the perfect way to get to Hudson Yards. While walking, hear stories of the past from a local guide and the history of the area. Next, arrive back at Hudson Yards, a multifaceted campus serving up marvelous architecture, shops, dining, and The Edge observation deck. Your guide will take you to the heart of the neighborhood where you will get up close and personal with The Vessel, a 150-foot art installation. Enjoy seeing the neighborhood and the city from new heights and a different vantage point with an optional ticket to The Edge.

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4.7 / 5

based on 663 reviews

Totally worth it. Best experience ever and best way to see the city. Sunset time is perfect to see the changing lights of skyscrapers and buildings. The Duration is enough, you get the chance to see everything. Likely we were only 4 and we were at the sides, but I wonder if the seats in the middle are as good as the ones near the windows. Only flaw of the helicopter were the windshields that could have been cleaner..

Highly Recommended! Very nice and interesting tour and also very friendly and attentive crew! Sensational views and unforgettable impressions! It was the right decision to have booked this tour separately from our sightseeing pass! It was 28 degrees Celsius at the beginning and the last 20 minutes were still quite chilly. So a light jacket or sweater can't hurt!

The tour is great and the America 2.0 is a beautiful ship.

Beautiful day on the water! Captain and crew were great!

Perfect evening, weather was spectacular and great crew.