It’s 1,300 square miles of some of the most beautiful water in the United States. It’s a tidal estuary that stretches from New York City to Southern Westchester County, Connecticut and the north shore of Long Island. It’s Long Island Sound and according to the organization SoundWaters, it’s surrounded by 600 miles of coastline. Long Island Sound is a body of water we’re very familiar with at Skyline Cruises and some of our most spectacular cruises take place there.
Skyline Shows You Memorable Sights
Skyline is known for cruising past the iconic Manhattan skyline, where you’ll see world-famous sights like the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, United Nations and up-close view of the Statue of Liberty. But we offer so much more. Skyline is one of the best event venues in the tri-state area and we host everything from Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteen celebrations, corporate events, birthdays and anniversaries. We also offer one of the most unique wedding experiences you’ll ever witness with a wedding at sea officiated by our longtime friend Captain Arnold. While we’re named for the Manhattan Skyline overlooking the East River, we can offer you a memorable excursion on Long Island Sound as well.
Departure Docks and Sights of the Sound
The home port for Skyline Cruises is at the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing, Queens. It offers free parking and it’s convenient to much of the Metropolitan area. All of Skyline’s public cruises leave from the Marina, but we offer full ship charters from other locations including New Jersey, other New York City ports, and Westchester, plus areas on Long Island Sound in Connecticut or elsewhere on Long Island.
When you book a Long Island Sound Cruise you can be transported to Connecticut’s gold coast or the beautiful and historic north shore of Long Island. You’ll see some of the most beautiful lighthouses in America, including the Execution Rocks, Sand Point and Stepping Stones lighthouses. Other sights you’ll see along the way include Fort Totten, Fort Schuyler, the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and historic north shore mansions.
When you tour the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound, you’ll also see historic mansions as well as mansions and private islands that are architectural marvels. It’s a tremendous day on the water and our luxury yacht, the Skyline Princess will make things even more memorable.
Your Skyline Princess Trip Will Be Unforgettable
The Skyline Princess is a 3-deck luxury yacht that’s perfect for any event you may be planning. The ship is climate controlled and leaves year round. We offer gourmet food options, all prepared by our in-house chef. Our lower decks are perfect for a cocktail party and sit-down buffet dinner. We also work with all types of groups with all types of budgets. In addition to full ship charters, we often allow customers to charter private decks on one of our public Manhattan skyline cruises. Or we’ll reserve a table or two for events like small weddings. Just tell us about your event and your budget and we’ll work with you.