New York, NY

Food Cruises

Food Cruises Classic Harbor Line offers a variety of “foodie” inspired cruises! The very best of flavors and views come together on the decks of our fleet’s boutique style yachts and schooners. Choose from a number of our sightseeing cruises or sails that are specially paired with the very best of New York State’s breweries, wineries, restaurants, specialty purveyors, bakeries, and farms! Special sommeliers, brew masters, and chefs co-host some of these events — offering educational information and insight to their crafts. Our crowd-free, elegant, and intimate yachts make these events truly special. What better way to experience the best of New York City but on a beautiful yacht cruising around Manhattan and taking in the views alongside our special “foodie” offerings! While cruising with us in Chelsea, all food obsessed should be sure to visit “Chelsea Market” — the local “Foodie Mecca” — home of Emeril Live, Iron Chef America, and Morimoto Restaurant.


Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

Join us for our famous leisurely weekend brunch! Our “cruisine” is packed with delicious foods & fresh baked goods! Our chef is aboard throughout the cruise, refreshing the buffet with fresh baked quiche, sausages, a spiral ham, spring salad, bagel & lox station, and waffle station. Guests are treated to a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa as well! View the sites and enjoy a lightly narrated tour from the Manhattan’s climate controlled, glass observatory.

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $70. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $88 | Child $48

Brunch aboard Schooner America 2.0

Truly, it’s a sailor’s Sunday morning delight when you board the Schooner America 2.0 for her brunch cruise to the Statue of Liberty. Relax and enjoy a plentiful buffet spread of bagels & pastries, fruit, frittatas, a selection of sliced meats and cheeses, and a smoked salmon display. Our captain and crew, the most experienced and knowledgeable you’ll find, take you on a 2-hour sail to the Statue of Liberty where you can take in 360-degree views of the iconic Manhattan skyline and the monuments and structures that define this great city. 

The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $59. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: America 2.0   Cost: Adult $72 | Child $42

Morimoto Sushi and Sake Sail on America 2.0

This light dinner sail features a most seaworthy cuisine:  sushi, and not just any sushi, but Iron Chef Morimoto’s sushi! No sushi meal would be complete without sake, and this sail does not disappoint, we offer a range of cool, refreshing sake served on the decks of New York City’s most elegant schooner. The menu includes a sampling of sushi perfect for a one-of-a-kind sunset sail – 9 sushi pieces and 1 roll – served in 2 platings, paired with 4 sake flights, and all while we set sail for the New York Harbor!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: America 2.0   Cost: Adult $124

Wine & Cheese Pairing Classes on Yacht Manhattan

Each week wines are carefully selected from small family run or boutique producers to express the terroir of the region being represented. Years of experience, education and constant tasting help to select wines of exceptional value, quality and taste. Cheeses are ONLY artisan or farmstead cheeses sourced from NYC’s finest shops or small local dairies. Led by NYC wine pro Wendy Crispell (a certified wine and cheese educator) our wildly popular Wine and Cheese cruise has been featured in Wine Spectator, Time Out NY, Edible Manhattan, Gastronomista, Pasta’s Kitchen, Two plus Two review and The New York Post.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

Full Day Cruise to Bear Mountain and Back

This 9 hour full day event starts with a 3 hour north bound leg from Chelsea Piers to Bear Mountain State Park.  Once there, guests have 3 hours to themselves to explore the park: visit the Trailside Zoo, take a stroll or a row around Lake Hessian, or hike up Bear Mountain for breath-taking views of the Hudson River valley!

The three hour journey back to NYC delights our guests with a bountiful barbecue picnic buffet with the best burgers and hot dogs right off the grill, classic side dishes and desserts prepared by our on board chef.

Special note: This event is usually scheduled on holiday weekends.

The Bear Mountain Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $148. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $178 | Child $98

Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

Climb aboard the Manhattan, our cozy, elegant 1920s style yacht as we travel northbound on the Hudson River in style!  Admire the last leaves of fall in their splendor through the skylights of our ship’s heated and enclosed observatory. Observe New York’s most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change.

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $80. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $98 | Child $48

Fall Foliage Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

See the last leaves of Fall in all their colorful splendor on our last scenic sail up the Hudson River to the Palisades. Forming a canyon of the Hudson River north of Fort Lee, New Jersey, the Palisades are among the most dramatic geologic features in New York City’s vicinity. Now you can observe this natural wonder from the seat with the best view on the water aboard the Schooner Adirondack. 

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $73. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Adirondack   Cost: Adult $86 | Child $56

Holiday Brunch Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

You will find her warm, cozy, and spectacularly decorated within the main cabin — sure to bring you and your guests into the Spirit of the Season!  This round-Manhattan holiday-themed brunch cruise is packed with a bountiful holiday-themed buffet!  Expect fresh baked bagels, gingerbread muffins, cinnamon-apple pastries, seasonal fruit, spiced-glazed ham, harvest-mix salad, stuffed quiches, gluten-free waffle station with all the fixings, turkey sausage, spicy Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Egg Nog, juices, coffee and tea. See Holiday activities we host!

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $70. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $88

April 11th: New World vs. Old World

Wine and Cheese. New World vs. Old World. European Wine vs. Local Cheese- Featuring cheese aged in specialty caves in NYC and Brooklyn with wines perfectly paired from France, Italy, Spain and beyond!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

Around Manhattan Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

Treat mom to the elegant yacht she deserves! Bring her aboard the Manhattan for a leisurely weekend brunch, including a buffet style spread from our famous Around Manhattan Brunch Menu: a bagels & lox station, waffle station, fresh-made quiches, sausages, spiral ham, salad, and loads of fresh local pastries! A complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa is included! We’ll cruise all the way around the entire island — seeing all the major sites including the Statue of Liberty!

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $80. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $98 | Child $48

April 25th: France without Fear: Part One

A delightfully stinky adventure in Wine and Cheese- Did you know France is the home of the big six in wine and cheese? Learn the origins of Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Camembert, Chevre, Brie and more. Figure out how to tell what’s in your glass by deciphering the label. Discover why some of the cheeses of France are shown to be a healthy part of your diet! France is the benchmark for learning about wine and cheese. Sail away on a delightfully stinky adventure into the history of wine and cheese! This tasting will feature the Loire Valley, South West, Languedoc and Bordeaux.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

August 22nd: Italy! Part Two.

Traditions in Wine and Cheese, Southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy is home to fabulous array of wines with hundreds of indigenous grape varieties and cheese! Taste, compare and learn about the laws, traditions, perfect pairings and more in this special celebration of Italy!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

August 8th: Italy! Part One.

Traditions of Wine and Cheese! Northern Italy and Tuscany- Italy is home to fabulous array of wines with hundreds of indigenous grape varieties and cheeses! Taste, compare and learn about the laws, traditions, perfect pairings and more in this special celebration of Italy!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

December 12th – Holiday Wine & Cheese pairing with Chocolate and Chutney!

Holiday Wine and Cheese Pairing with Chocolate and Chutney, Craft the Perfect Platter for Holiday Celebrations. Recipes Included! Is there a perfect wine to serve with a selection of cheeses? Is there a specific order or style of cheeses I should know about? Are there easy tips, tricks and to make my display look amazing? Should I serve red or white? Are there any other choices beyond fruit to add interest? Go home with a handy pairing guide and a recipe for a delicious drizzle created by a master chef! International selection of wines and cheeses will be served.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

December 19th – Wines to pair with everything on your holiday table, even your wacky relatives!

Holiday Wine Pairing. Wines to pair with everything on your holiday table, even your wacky relatives! Perfect pairings and ideas for light bites and cheesy desserts! Recipes Included! With so many flavors, personalities and choices at the holiday table picking the perfect wines can be a head spinning ordeal! Are there wines that will make everyone happy and still pair with a number of foods? YES! Learn about the 5 wines styles that will make your holiday celebrations a success! Go home with a recipe for a mini cheese inspired dessert that is easy and incredibly tasty!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost:

December 31st – Bubbly Holiday Tasting!

Sparkling Wines and Silky, Savory Cheeses for a Decedent NYE Celebrations! Sparkling wine is the most versatile pairing in the cheese world! Find out about the grapes, styles, traditions and methods of production. Tickle your senses with bubbly Cremant from France, Sekt from Austria, Cava from Spain, Method Ancestral Prosecco, an American bubbly from the oldest hand dug cellar in the states and discover an unusual sparkling red! Taste a runny, ripe bloomy rind, a cave aged reserve, a rock hard salty sheep’s milk cheese and other surprises in this fun, interactive tasting!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

July 11th: White Nights, Tasty Tongue Twisting Tipples paired with Cheesy Tapas. World wide whites and rose for Summer Scorchers

Wines from Hungary, Lebanon, The Balkans, Slovenia and beyond will be served. Discover the world of exotic flavor, unpronounceable taste and grapes indigenous to faraway lands. Whether their crisp and refreshing, juicy yet bone dry or lush and lengthy these food friendly finds are fabulous! Pairing will include light, cheese inspired tapas to complement each wine. Recipes included!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

July 25th: New Zealand, Lush Green land of Red and White Wines and the local USA cheeses that love them.

New Zealand’s cool climate and unique techniques in winemaking have caused more than one wine professional take a second look. Delicious Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and other delights from the North and South Island will be featured. A selection of local artisan cheeses including fresh chevre infused with local herbs, Hudson Valley cheddar, NYS Camembert and an American Cantal will be paired perfectly.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

June 13th: Greece, White & Red Wine and Cheese from the Mediterranean!

Greece is chockfull of interesting grapes, traditions and delicious flavor. The unique soil and climate produce stellar whites and reds with lush fruit and mineral notes. The cheese of Greece is just the ticket to serve in the summer. Learn how to make farmstead cheese marinated with olive oil, herbs and tomato. Taste the favorite cheese of last season, a crispy, grilled wonder that has a flavor like no other!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

June 27th: Blazing Sunsets! Red Wine perfect for Summer Sipping paired with cheese & chocolate.

Wines from Sicily, The Jura region of France, USA and beyond will be served. There’s no reason to stop drinking reds in the summer! Many serious red wines are actually meant to have a bit of a chill. Discover the taste, flavor profiles and reasoning behind these wine wonders and pair them perfectly with artisan cheese or chocolate. Your palate will be singing with culinary synergy!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

March 28th: See, Smell, Swirl, Touch, Taste. Wine 201, Secrets of a Wine and Cheese Professional

Using a mix of European and new world wine and cheese you’ll learn how to taste, evaluate and describe the flavors in your glass and on your plate. All of your senses will be stimulated as we work through a number of different aromas, textures, visual aids and labels provided to help you on your wine and cheese journey. Discover if your tastes bend toward the old world, new world or somewhere in between. You’ll leave with a new skill set and the ability to be confident on your next adventure to the wine or cheese shop!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

May 30th: France without fear: Part Two.

A delightfully stinky adventure in Wine and Cheese- Did you know France is the home of the big six in wine and cheese? Learn the origins of Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Camembert, Chevre, Brie and more. Figure out how to tell what’s in your glass by deciphering the label. Discover why some of the cheeses of France are shown to be a healthy part of your diet! France is the benchmark for learning about wine and cheese. Sail away on a delightfully stinky adventure into the history of wine and cheese! This tasting will feature Burgundy, Jura, Alsace, Provence.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

May 9th: Girls Rock! Women wine & cheesemakers in celebration of Mother’s Day!

Wine and cheese from ladies you need to know about! Hear the legends, tales and facts about women’s roles in the history of wine and cheesemaking. Taste the wine and cheese crafted with love by ladies in the USA, France, Italy and Spain.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

November 14th – Craft the perfect platter for Holiday Celebrations!

Holiday Wine and Cheese Pairing with Chocolate and Chutney. Craft the Perfect Platter for Holiday Celebrations. Recipes Included! Is there a perfect wine to serve with a selection of cheese? Is there a specific order or style of cheese I should know about? Are there easy tips or tricks to make my display look amazing? Should I serve red or white? Are there any other choices beyond fruit to add interest? Go home with a handy pairing guide and a recipe for a delicious drizzle created by a master chef! International selection of wine and cheese will be served.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

November 28th – Perfect pairings and ideas for light bites and cheesy dessert!

Holiday Wine Pairing. Wines to pair with everything on your holiday table, even your wacky relatives! Perfectpairings and ideas for light bites and cheesy dessert! Recipes Included! With so many flavors, personalities and choices at the holiday table picking the perfect wines can be a head spinning ordeal! Are there wines that will make everyone happy and still pair with a number of foods? YES! Learn about the 5 wines styles that will make your holiday celebrations a success! Go home with a recipe for a mini cheese inspired dessert that is easy and incredibly tasty!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

October 10th: Oktoberfest! Austria and Germany, Red and White Wines with Germanic cheeses and treats!

Fall in love with the flavors, aromas and taste of Riesling, St. Laurent, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt and Sekt! Learn the terms to help you determine the taste and style of these wines. Discover the traditions, regions and modern advances in each country. Savor the amazing, stinky, aged wonders in the cheese world of Germany and Austria. NYC’s wildly popular “Summer of Riesling” may be over but these wine and cheese combinations are the perfect way to celebrate the flavors of Fall! Go home with a recipe for Wendy’s delicious Liptauer cheese!

 

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

October 24th: Spain and the Iberian Peninsula, From Rioja to Rueda and beyond with sinfully satisfying cheeses, jams and drizzles!

Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain! Sail away to a faraway place using sight, sound, smell and taste. Explore the culture, tradition, grapes, regions, cheese styles and tapas tradition of Spain. Learn about ancient traditions and modern advances in the world of Spanish wine. Taste the refreshing whites and rich reds, aged wines and finish with a luscious sherry! An interesting selection of cave aged cheeses will be paired perfectly. Go home with ideas for creative tapas and a special jam recipe!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

September 12th: For Gouda time call, Chille & Argentina.

Chile and Argentina are home to fabulous and food friendly reds and whites! They may not have any indigenous grapes but vintners from Spain, France, Italy and the USA have banned together to set up second homes there. Find out why these bold beauties are gaining favor the world over! Pair these wines with a stellar selection of Gouda cheeses, aged from 6 months to 5 years! Discover why Gouda in all of its glory pairs perfectly with these sexy, full bodied, bodacious wines. These are no red waxed supermarket cheese’s, there are the real deal in deliciously addictive flavor!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

September 26th: Portugal, It’s a treasure trove of delicious wines and cheeses!

Portugal is full of amazingly delicious red, white, sparkling and fortified wine. Famous for Port, cork production and one of the most successful wine marketing plans ever Portugal is moving into the future with modern techniques and flavor. Its cheese is also gaining a cult following with curd nerds everywhere. Learn about the grapes, styles, rennets, aging methods, regions and culture of Portugal. Swirl, sip, savor the amazing flavors and go home with a recipe for Wendy’s famous tomato jam (a traditional Iberian treat).

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

Wine Regions of the World Tasting Series Cruise

Taste the wines of the world! Each cruise focuses on a different region or theme. Explore grapes, styles, soils, viticulture, and tasting techniques that will enhance your tasting experience. These interactive tastings will be conducted by our certified wine consultant, Wendy Crispell, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Artisan & farmstead cheeses, with a selection of jams, dried fruits, honey and breads will be expertly paired to complement the region’s wines.

Please note that Saturday Wine tastings do a full circumnavigation of the Island.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $104

Holiday Wine Tasting aboard Yacht Manhattan

This fun, interactive NYC cocktail event features a different theme in cocktail culture each week. Craft liquors, house made fruit infusions, gourmet simple syrups and creative garnishes are used to create 5 different signature cocktails with a fresh new spin or traditional flavor. From historical cocktails to modern mixology with tales of distillers, a peek into past and present trends in popular drinks and recipes to recreate your favorite drink at home. Learn how to balance contrasting flavors, add depth of flavor, what makes each liquor unique and get tips on the best sources for ingredients and pairing spirits with food.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Varies