Fleet Week Tours of New York Harbor | May 24–29

2023 Fleet Week Harbor Tours:

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2:30pm
  • Friday, May 26, 9:45am
  • Monday, May 29, 10am

Join us for a special series of in-depth tours of the rich military history of New York Harbor to celebrate Fleet Week to New York City! Starting from Chelsea Piers, this 2.5-hour cruise aboard one of Classic Harbor Line‘s beautiful motor yachts will explore the military history of New York Harbor from the Revolutionary War to today, with special emphasis on the role of the port from World War II to today. The tour will visit historic military sites, monuments, and fortifications, including the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Staten Island Navy pier, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, as well as give you a waterside view of the active Navy and Coast Guard vessels in town for Fleet Week.

If you can’t make it to a tour in person, our May 29 cruise will be live streamed with our friends at Urbanist: Exploring Cities on YouTube.

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AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Boat Tours

Upcoming Tours led by Andrew Gustafson:

  • Saturday, Apr 15, 1pm
  • Sunday, Apr 16, 1:45pm
  • Wednesday, Apr 19, 12:45pm
  • Thursday, Apr 20, 12:45pm
  • Thursday, Apr 27, 12:45pm

Explore NYC’s new and enduring architecture, engineering marvels, and the revitalized waterfront from the teak decks of Classic Harbor Line’s elegant motor yachts. Hosted by the guides of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, this 2 hour and 45 minute circumnavigation tour offers insightful narration about the city’s built environment, from the Hudson and the Battery to the Hell Gate and Spuyten Duyvil. The story of NYC’s development is described as a broad overview for visitors, yet includes deeper insights to satisfy knowledgeable locals and architecture and design professionals. Learn about architectural icons and new and alluring sites, including Little Island at Pier 55, the mega-project Hudson Yards, and the continuing ascent of “supertall” luxury residential towers. Turnstile’s Andrew Gustafson is now part of the AIANY team leading these tours, and you can find his schedule above (subject to change), or join any of the wonderful AIANY boat tours with their engaging and knowledgeable guides.