Seeing NYC by Boat

What follows is a list of resources and links for exploring New York by boat. The list includes the popular boat sightseeing companies, commuter ferries, organizations that offer sailing lessons, and resources for learning more about the waters and waterfront. More links, details, and resources will be added over time. This list does not currently include ocean-going cruise ships that sail on long voyages.

Vessels at the South Street Seaport

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“There was a great difference in boats, of course. For a long time I was on a boat that was so slow we used to forget what year it was we left port in.” ― Mark Twain

NYC Ferry docking at Brooklyn Bridge Park (DUMBO)

NYC Ferry
https://www.ferry.nyc/
See related posts, A Beginner's Guide to Riding the NYC Ferry
and Windblown: A Day Trip on the NYC Ferry

Staten Island Ferry
http://www.siferry.com/

Governors Island Ferry

Governors Island Ferry
https://govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry

Seastreak specializes in commuter trips to New Jersey

Seastreak Ferries
Commuter trips to New Jersey; ferries to Sandy Hook, NJ in season; Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket (also in season).
https://seastreak.com/
*See related post, A Round-trip Ride from Manhattan to the Jersey Shore

NY Waterway headed to Jersey City

NY Waterway 
NYC/NJ routes

Manhattan By Sail
Clipper City, The Battery Slip 2
Shearwater North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place
https://www.manhattanbysail.com/

Classic Harbor Line's yacht Manhattan II at Chelsea Piers

Classic Harbor Line
https://www.sail-nyc.com/
*See related post, When Infrastructure Happens: A Semicircular Boat Tour of New York

South Street Seaport
Schooner PIONEER
https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/visit/street-of-ships/pioneer/

The Audubon Yacht
https://www.audubonyacht.com/

The Circle Line circling Northern Manhattan, View from Muscota Marsh in the Inwood neighborhood.

Circle Line
Pier 83
https://www.circleline42.com/

NY Water Taxi
https://www.nywatertaxi.com/

IKEA Express
https://www.nywatertaxi.com/ikea

Statue Cruises, as seen from inside another boat

Statue Cruises
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
https://www.statuecruises.com

Hornblower New York
https://hornblowernewyork.com/

American Princess Cruises
Seal and Bird Watching
http://www.americanprincesscruises.com/

Bateaux New York
https://www.bateauxnewyork.com/new-york-metro

Spirit Cruises (NYC)
https://www.spiritcruises.com/new-york-metro

Narwhal Yacht Charters (charter)
https://nycsailingcharters.com/

Sailaway NY (charter)
https://sailawayny.com/

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"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.”- Louisa May Alcott

American Sailing Association
https://asa.com/

Hudson River Community Sailing
https://hudsonsailing.org/

Docks for Hudson River Community Sailing at La Marina, end of Dyckman Street, Northern Manhattan


Manhattan Sailing School
http://sailmanhattan.com/

Atlantic Yachting
http://atlanticyachting.com/

City Island Yacht Club
http://www.cityislandyc.org/

NY Sailing Center
https://newyorksailing.club/

SOUL Sailing
https://soulsailingnyc.com/

Rowing Lessons

Row NYC
http://www.rownewyork.org/

Harlem River Community Rowing
https://www.harlemrivercr.org/

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South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street
Manhattan
https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/

Waterfront Museum
290 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Red Hook
http://waterfrontmuseum.org/home

Intrepid Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 4th Street
https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/

PortSide NewYork
Pier 11, Atlantic Basin, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231
http://portsidenewyork.org/

City Island Nautical Museum

City Island Nautical Museum
190 Fordham Street, City Island
http://www.cityislandmuseum.org/

Noble Maritime Collection
1000 Richmond Terrace, Snug Harbor, Staten Island
http://www.noblemaritime.org/
See related story here.

Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
https://www.hrm.org/

Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY
http://www.hrmm.org/

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At Pier 11 Wall Street

“Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon. Go from Corlears Hook to Coenties Slip, and from thence, by Whitehall northward. What do you see? - Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries."- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Chapter 1 - Loomings, p. 1.

New York Harbor Cam
https://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/newyorkharbor/?cam=nyharbor

Marine Traffic - realtime locations of vessels.
https://www.marinetraffic.com

Tugster: a waterblog by Will Van Dorp provides a well-informed documentation of New York’s “sixth boro.”
https://tugster.wordpress.com

NYC Flood Hazard Mapper
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/flood-hazard-mapper.page

NYC: A City of Water
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/nyc-city-of-water.page

NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/plans/vision-2020-cwp/vision-2020-cwp.page

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