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Manhattan Architecture Cruise

Manhattan, NY

Item #: CRU-NEW-0042
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Marvel at the world-famous skyline of New York City, circling the island by boat on the Manhattan Architecture Cruise.

  • Hosted by members of the American Institute of Architects, from the comfort of a beautiful, luxury cruising yacht
  • Tour will highlight the engineering masterpieces of NYC while cruising the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers
  • Learn about the "Starchitecture" boom of the West Side, skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan, and various famous monuments of the city
  • Enjoy a great way to spend time on the water with the beloved Big Apple as the backdrop for the day!
Chelsea Piers - Manhattan, NY

Mid-January through October:
Friday-Monday - Times vary based on season

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    Essential Information
    • Great for architecture, engineering, urban planning and development students! You can receive up to 1.5 AIACES LU/HSW credits provided through the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
    • Participants must be at least 14 years of age
    • **Please note that full circumnavigation of Manhattan may not occur. The Spuyten Duyvil train bridge is sometimes inoperable. Under these rare instances, the tour will feature double backing of the route and further detail of the waterfront sites.
    • While NYC is in Phase 2, there is no food and bar service during this tour. Please eat prior to attending this 2.75 hour tour. Feel free to bring personal bottled water.
    • There is a 2 ticket minimum for each reservation as each reservation will be assigned a private table onboard.
    2.75 hours
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    Up to 46 Passengers
    This experience is to be enjoyed by the participants only.
    Weather Dependent
    The cruise runs rain or shine. A trip is only canceled in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. Cancellations are made on the day of the sail, by the captain, up to one hour prior to departure time. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions on the day of your experience. In the event of a canceled cruise, passengers will reschedule directly with the experience provider.
    What To Wear
    Dress is typically casual. The temperature might be cooler out on the water, so dress accordingly. We ask that passengers wear only soft soled shoes such as sneakers, deck shoes, flip-flops or sandals.

    Per city guidelines, this experience requires participants (12 y/o and up) to have proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Accepted forms of proof include:  the Excelsior Pass, the NYC COVID Safe App, a CDC Vaccination Card, or the NYC Vaccination Record.

    Our partners are also taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include reducing capacity for all excursions offered. If guests have apparent symptoms upon arrival they will be sent home. A health questionnaire regarding COVID-19 exposure, symptoms, or test positives will be given to all prior to boarding. Hand sanitizer will be available upon arrival. Our partners will have contactless transactions for check-in, bar purchases, and tipping. Additionally, all high-touch points of the yachts are sanitized between every sail we operate. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Is there a minimum age requirement?
    This cruise is designed for adults and students 14 years of age and older.
    Is the Manhattan yacht handicap accessible?
    The yacht is handicap accessible to those with walkers and canes, however the enclosed observatory can not be accessed by wheelchair. In addition, the restrooms are located down several stairs. Please indicate during the booking process if you will need any assistance.
    Is there a restroom on board?

    Yes, the Manhattan yacht has two bathrooms.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is not allowed, and all bookings are final. Failure to appear on your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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