From the Hudson River to the Long Island Sound, the New York City area is absolutely beautiful in the autumn months. From the crisp, cool air to the sunny yellows, burnt oranges and rich reds that adorn the trees, the city is enveloped in an ambience of fantasy and change. Whether you are hosting a birthday party, corporate event or just looking to celebrate the season with family and friends, a private yacht cruise with Eastern Star Yacht Charters offers you the perfect opportunity to see The Big Apple in her fall dress.
Sail down the Hudson River in style, taking in the fall foliage as we pass the dramatic, steep cliffs of the Palisades with all its vertical beauty. Then, upon entry to New York City, pass by Battery Park and cruise past the Brooklyn Promenade. Known for its bright lights and bustling crowds, many people – even those who live here – don’t know just how much natural beauty and history can be found along the water’s edge of NYC.
The first official park in New York City, Bowling Green was established in 1733 for the “recreation and delight of the inhabitants of this city.” Home to a wrought-iron fence that survived the Revolutionary War, this historical landmark originally hosted a statue of King George III and is the site of the legendary sale of Manhattan to Peter Minuit in 1626.
In the year after Bowling Green’s official establishment, further development of The Battery, located at the southern tip of Manhattan, was restricted to keep this harbor defense area clear. Now one of the city’s most well-known public parks, it is home to many enjoyable outdoor activities and a variety of beautiful plant life that can be viewed from the waters of NYC.
The Brooklyn Promenade occupies what was originally private gardens on the western shore of the county, providing visitors with a truly spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and many other landmarks from its walkways. As part of a recent reconstruction project, the NYC Parks Department embedded bronze panels into the promenade, depicting historic New York City scenes that celebrate the great richness of its inhabitants and vistors.
Put on a cozy sweater and get ready for an afternoon or evening of laughter and fun when you set sail with the Eastern Star this fall. Whether it is an elegant dinner cruise, a casual lunch or a cocktail reception you are looking to host, our team will help make it a day to remember! Contact us online or by calling 800-445-5942 to learn more about our private charters and book your cruise today.