Scenic Cruises

Manhattan Architecture Cruise

Manhattan, NY

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Chelsea Piers, NY

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
  • Tour will highlight the engineering masterpieces of NYC 
  • 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!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

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

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 12 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.
  • Light snacks are available to purchase onboard by credit card
  • There is a 2 ticket minimum for each reservation as each reservation will be assigned a comfortable seat in the grand salon
This experience lasts approximately 2.75 hours.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
This experience is available for up to 80 participants.
This experience is to be enjoyed by the participants only.
Weather Dependent
This experience runs rain or shine and will only be cancelled in extreme cases.
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.
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 14 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 received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

Chelsea Piers - Manhattan, NY

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