NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 2.5 hours
Beautiful old boat! Fantastic experience to see New York from the water and get some history. I read in the reviews prior to my booking that people talked which made it difficult to hear the speaker. Unfortunately this happened on my trip too. Despite being repeatedly shooshed they continued and so I missed a lot of information. Such a shame. Was still a great experience even though it was a rainy day. Not enough food though. We were told by the speaker that there was plenty of food so not to rush. But then there was none left! I advised the staff (the girl was a bit rude not being apologetic at all); thr young guy did well to perform a ‘loaves and fishes’ miracle but still not really enough to choose from. Great concept but just needs some fine tuning.
The most interesting part and the well known sights is in the first half. Recommend sitting on the left if you can as the tour goes anti-clockwise round Manhattan island, although most space is reserved for premier ticket holders. We sat on the right and missed a lot inc Empire State. Second half has less of interest and after 2 hours was enough.
I have done 2 cruises. This one at 2 and a half hours long and the one hour long cruise. In my opinion the longer cruise is more suited to Americans as there is a lot of history here and very interesting. However being a Brit I much preferred the shorter cruise, altho if you want to see the bridges this is only available on the longer cruise.
Good experience overall. We made the mistake of arriving too early, so would recommend arriving 15-30 mins before. The title of the trip states that you see the Statue of Liberty, however you got no where near it. Overall was a good experience and the views of New York are great.
Good tour, great guide. Worth the money & time, especially to see the Statue of Liberty! Nice to have option of indoors (heated) or out, when it got chilly.