Some of the most breathtaking fall foliage views can be found while experiencing a Hudson River cruise right off Manhattan’s piers. Classic Harbor Line offers a variety of pleasure cruises to choose from with each one offering a uniquely memorable experience. Whether you prefer to dine onboard or pack a picnic lunch, cruise on an elegant yacht or sail on a schooner there’s a cruising option to suit your travel needs. There is no better way to take in the stunning golden, crimson, and orange hues of autumn.
Guests of Classic Harbor Line can enjoy the added bonus of cruising under many of the city’s classic landmarks. Guests will glide under the George Washington Bridge, view the cliffs of the Palisades area, and cruise by the Cloisters all while enjoying the colours of autumn. Grab a scarf and sweater, sip on a cocktail or a cup of hot chocolate and set sail with Classic Harbor Line for an excursion you won’t soon forget.
Brunch Cruise Aboard Yacht Manhattan
Step back in time to the elegance of the 1920s aboard the yacht, The Manhattan for a breathtaking 2.75-hour long cruise. Enjoy the splendour of the fall foliage as you cruise Northbound up the Hudson River. Guests will dine on a four-course brunch buffet while sipping on a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, beer, wine or champagne. Passengers can take in the view from either the climate-controlled indoor seating area or breathe in the crisp autumn air in the yacht’s outdoor seating area.
Chelsea Pier (Pier 64)
Sail the Schooner Adirondack
Set sail up the Hudson aboard the Schooner Adirondack for dazzling views of the beauty of autumn along the city’s upper west side. Cruise by the majestic cliffs of the Palisades area and take in the panoramic views of the autumn leaves. Enjoy a cocktail on this tranquil and elegant cruise. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy onboard while partaking in complimentary beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks and plenty of hot cocoa to take the chill off. See the last of the fall leaves at their best while passing under the iconic George Washington Bridge on this 3.75-hour long cruise.
Chelsea Pier (Pier 62)
Fall Foliage Cruise Aboard Yacht Kingston
Take a peaceful break from the bustle of the city aboard the Kingston yacht. Cruise in the luxury of this 1920’s styled yacht which takes passengers on a 2.75-hour long elegant excursion of unforgettable leaf-peeping. This yacht offers the best in elegance whether you are enjoying the views from the ship’s enclosed heated observatory or delighting in the fresh fall breeze out on her bow. Complimentary beverages are served from the bar and guests are welcome to bring lunch. Guests aboard the Kingston will enjoy the views of Palisades Park and the George Washington Bridge.
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