Things to do in New York: Enjoy a Harbor Cruise

If you're looking for a unique view of Manhattan, take a Harbor Cruise around Manhattan and see why this is one of the most popular 'Things to do in New York'.

Wondering What to do in New York City during you stay at Hotel Mela? Consider enjoying a scenic NYC Harbor Cruise. This popular NYC activity is offered by several companies, and it is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while seeing some of the most popular New York City Attractions.

Harbor Cruises range from 90 minutes to 3 hours and include schooners, yachts and ferries. Take a look at this list of some of the Best Harbor Cruises in New York.  
Circle Line Full Island Cruise
Location: Pier 83
Telephone: 212.563.3200

This 3-hour cruise is perfect for those who really want to get to know the city. This NYC Harbor Cruise will take you around Manhattan and to all 5 boroughs. You will see top New York City Attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Throughout the cruise, a knowledgeable guide will share trivia and history about NYC. 

Zephyr Yacht Harbor Cruise
Location: Pier 17 South Street Seaport
Telephone: 866.925.4631

If you want to enjoy a harbor cruise in comfort and style, this is the way to go. The bathrooms are clean, and the ride is comfortable, even on a windy day. The tour guides are very knowledgeable of New York history, so you’ll be able to learn about some of the many New York City Attractions that you’ll see as you enjoy a drink from the full bar. 

NY Waterway Twilight Tour
Location: Pier 78 Port Imperial
Telephone: 800.533.3779

New York City is beautiful at night, and a twilight Cruise is a great option when you’re looking for Activities in NYC. Enjoy the twinkling city lights as they flicker on the calm water. This is perfect for a romantic night out or for a family outing. 

Bateaux New York
Location: Chelsea Piers and Lincoln Harbor Marina
Telephone: 212.352.1366

This ship offers a variety of harbor Cruises including lunch, brunch, dinner and cocktail cruises. The food and drinks are great, but the boat is the star of this New York activity. The all-glass boat gives you amazing views of New York City no matter which way you look. 

Manhattan by Sail
Location: South Side of North Cove Marina and East Side of Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Telephone: 212.619.6900

Those who prefer to sail around the harbor should choose Manhattan by Sail. They have two fabulous sailboats: an 80-year-old schooner and a 150-foot topsail schooner. Both provide a relaxing ride around the Harbor and a beautiful way to spend a day outside while taking in some of the most well-known New York City Attractions.

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New York Harbor Cruise