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  • NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

    1. NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

    Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht, the Manhattan, while listening to live jazz music on a 1.5-hour cruise. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous views of the New York skyline while enjoying a live jazz band which will play everything from classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington, to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves, and hits from today! The band does take requests, so please ask for your favorite, as they may very well know it! During your cruise, see many famous buildings and sights, including Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. An alcoholic drink is included to enjoy as you soak up the surrounding sights and the sounds.

    This was an amazing experience. I took my boyfriend who loves jazz for his birthday and he loved it. Music was great and being outside seeing the skyline and Statue of Liberty was very romantic. The crew were all very nice and even gave us a free drink at the end of the night.

  • 2-Hour Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

    2. 2-Hour Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

    Offering a premium sailing experience, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant ship designed for the fleet. Added in 2011, the America 2.0 provides the most exceptional day sailing one can find in New York Harbor. Her design is influenced by the style of the late 1800s but incorporates technology of the 21st century, thus connecting the past and present beauty, history, and art of sailing in New York Harbor. A day sail on this 105-foot schooner is perfect for family outings, dates, and entertaining guests from out of town. A sail on America 2.0 is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. Within 5 minutes of leaving the dock, you'll forget the mayhem and noise of Manhattan street life as you feel the relaxing breeze of the harbor. Take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen — from the water — plus spectacular views o...

    The crew was fantastic. Just the right amount of time and it’s a beautiful boat!

  • NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    3. NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    See the iconic sights of New York City with a helicopter flight over Manhattan. Depart from Downtown Manhattan or Westchester, avoid the traffic, and look on as the Big Apple’s famous skyline appears below you. Be amazed by aerial views of iconic landmarks that may include Central Park, Yankee Stadium (if there’s no game on), the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, depending on the option selected. Admire skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.

  • Grand Island Luxury Helicopter Tour

    4. Grand Island Luxury Helicopter Tour

    On this VIP tour you'll soar over the island of Manhattan in a helicopter like a celebrity and travel in luxury, passing some of New York City’s most breathtaking sights. You’ll cruise over Battery Park and to the Bronx, and be amazed at the views from this height! Your 30-minute helicopter ride, with heliport fees included, starts around Battery Park, and continues over the labyrinth of streets in the Wall Street area. You’ll fly over Governor's Island as well. Make sure to keep an eye out for the recently renovated public art that has been installed on this once private island! Then, she rises in the distance – the Statue of Liberty! You’ll come face-to-face with this iconic monument and your highly trained pilot will give you a view of the Statue that you’ve never seen before. The Grand Island Tour is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a unique perspective on the Big Apple. Y...

    everything worked fine, we've been to early and get switched from 4 to 3.30...funny pilot, brilliant organisation

  • New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

    5. 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 a...

    My girlfriend and I had a great time on this cruise. It was mostly couples, very chill compared with most of the other cruises we saw that night. The crew was friendly and fun, and the whole experience was top-notch. Highly recommend.

  • Liberty Harbor Helicopter Adventure

    6. Liberty Harbor Helicopter Adventure

    Manhattan brings to mind grand skyscrapers, taxi cabs, and a world-class attitude all of its own. See all this and more as an expert pilot flies you over NYC by helicopter. After take off, swing down over lower Manhattan to see the skyline and streets below. Swoop over Battery Park for the chance to glance at Wall Street and its labyrinth of streets. Then sail over to Governor's Island, an island once reserved only for the dignitaries of the city that today hosts summer concerts and exceptional public art. Then, in the distance, see Lady Liberty shining brightly. Cruise right up to her eye for an entirely new perspective of the Statue of Liberty! Enjoy all this before heading up the Hudson past the piers of Chelsea, the lights of Broadway, and the playground of Central Park. On your way back to the pier, head around the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and finally fly over Gro...

    It was well worth the money, I booked this activity as a surprise birthday gift and it was much appreciated. It made the trip quite unforgettable and while seeing so many things from the bird perspective crosses off quite a few things such as taking a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty or going on a rooftop of say Freedom Tower. The audio quire wasn’t the language I had booked it in but thankfully we both understood English so it wasn’t too bad. Music which was played suited the ambiente and to finish the tour with Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys was fantastically fitting. We arrived earlier than our scheduled time and they even managed to take us on an earlier flight. It’s a great activity I can only recommend doing it, it’s not an everyday thing to do so - give it a try. :)

  • New York City Helicopter Adventure

    7. New York City Helicopter Adventure

    Soar above Manhattan’s towering skyscrapers on an amazing 20-minute helicopter ride over the beautiful Big Apple. You'll see some of the most iconic sights, sailing past Wall Street, over historic Governor's Island, and coming face-to-face with Lady Liberty herself! You’ll head up the Hudson river, continuing up the west side, and cruising past the piers in Chelsea, past the USS Intrepid and its awesome array of military planes, and then up to Central Park, the playground for New Yorkers. On the way down the other side of the island, you'll have a jaw-dropping view of the Empire State Building and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll fly over Ground Zero where you can have a birds-eye view of the awesome construction taking place, with a tower now over 80 stories tall! You’ll make a sweep over all 5 New York boroughs, and see all the major bridges and sights the Big Apple has to offer. ...

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Overall rating

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This was an amazing experience. I took my boyfriend who loves jazz for his birthday and he loved it. Music was great and being outside seeing the skyline and Statue of Liberty was very romantic. The crew were all very nice and even gave us a free drink at the end of the night.

The staff was super friendly, the views were breathtaking, the drinks were delicious and the band was awesome. We enjoyed ourselves so much I actually considered booking again for the following night. Lots to do and see in the area before or after the cruise.

Great New York experience for visitor or ardent locals. The Boat Band is superb and the views breathtaking.

Very nice pleasant and relaxing my wife and I enjoyed it.

It is amazing experience and the attention is great.