Escape the Heat on a Summer City Cruise

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I don’t know about you, but the warmer the weather gets, the more appealing the ocean becomes. As beautiful as it may be, New York City can become an absorbing heat-trap among the asphalt and concrete between the tall buildings and narrow streets. When the weather gets unbearable, I recommend exploring the city in an alternative way- take one of many New York City cruises to enjoy the sun, the breeze, and of all importance, the views.

Sightseeing Cruises

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Whether you are looking for a Best of NYC Full Island Cruise to see the entirety of Manhattan Island in 2.5 hours, or a quicker, one-hour Liberty Cruise from Midtown Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, you will have the chance to marvel at the amazing skyline views while learning about the history and culture of New York City. Another time sensitive cruise option is the Landmark Cruise. Board this Circle Line ship and see the most of mid and lower Manhattan in just 1.5 hours.


Sailing the Harbor

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Interested in setting sail along the harbor? From brunch and beer to statues and sights, there is a sailboat waiting to take off. Sail on New York’s one and only tall ship for the best views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from the water on the 60-90 minute Clipper City Daytime Statue Sailing Cruise. Add some booze to your tall ship cruise on the Clipper City Craft Beer Tasting Sail, where you can kick-back with a few ales and lagers paired with cheese and charcuterie during a 1 hour and 45 minute sail around Manhattan Island. For an even larger food and drink selection and family-friendly option, book the Shearwater Champagne Brunch Sailing Cruise for a delicious and extensive Sunday brunch buffet with an open champaign bar while sailing on a 2 hour sightseeing journey on a Gatsby-era yacht.


Sunset at Sea: Dinner Cruises & Firework Specials

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There is no better way to end your day in New York City than a harbor cruise. Get best-dressed for an elegant Jazz Dinner Cruise and set sail into the night with a fine dining experience, a bountiful wine list, live jazz or DJ entertainment, and incredible views of the city skyline shining in the night.


I know you want to experience the best of New York City, especially if your time here is limited. Booking a cruise is a cool and refreshing way to explore the city. If you are prone to sea-sickness or if you are simply interested in finding more to do in New York City, search through our complete range of tours, attractions and activities. We can also tailor-make programs specifically to match your desires and budgets. Harlem Spirituals is the ideal one-stop-shop to simplify your planning! Find more information on

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