Fall means football, bonfires, chilly nights, and our favorite… Fall foliage! You do not want to miss your opportunity this year to sail with us and see all that this glorious season has to offer! Fall foliage is truly breathtaking and offers the perfect backdrop for family photos! The Long Island Sound is stunning this time of year, so there is no better time than now to come sail with us! So hop aboard our three-deck luxury yacht the Skyline Princess and experience the magic of the season!
Autumn and Skyline
It’s a beautiful thing to watch summer fade into fall, especially in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut. Here at Skyline Cruises, we are happy to give you a front-row seat aboard one of our lunch or dinner cruises. No matter if you are looking to cruise the East River from our home port at the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing, Queens, or if you’re interested in a lighthouse and mansion tour of the Long Island Sound, we are proud to offer public and chartered cruises to make it an autumn to remember!
Lighthouse and New York City Skyline Cruises
The beautiful colors of fall in Western Long Island Sound along the north shore of Long Island as far as Port Washington complement the historic lighthouses and other memorable sights that you will see. Our lighthouse cruises pass by the Execution Rocks, Sand Point, and Stepping Stones lighthouses. Other landmarks you will see include Fort Schuyler, Fort Totten, The Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy, the Throgs Neck and Whitestone Bridges, as well as the mansions of Long Island’s Gatsby-Era Gold Coast.
Despite being called the Concrete Jungle, New York City does have plenty of colors mixed in, especially in the fall. Once you depart from Flushing, you will head past Randall’s Island Park and onto the East River. You’ll pass Gracie Mansion, the official residence of New York City’s mayor. As you head down the river some more, you’ll pass the skyscrapers of Midtown and a gorgeous tree-lined promenade that adjoins the FDR Drive as well as Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedom’s Park. Once the Skyline Princess reaches the tip of Manhattan, you will see some of the most beautiful urban scenery in the world: Manhattan’s Battery Park, Governor’s Island, Ellis Island, and of course, Lady Liberty framed by a beautiful autumn day!
Celebrate with Skyline
No matter the reason, Skyline Cruises can make any occasion spectacular. Whether it’s date night, a special event like a birthday or anniversary, or even a wedding, we are proud to be one of the most unique waterfront venues around! We offer a full range of event options from a cocktail-style party to a full banquet. Our food is some of the best in New York Harbor and it is prepared fresh right in our ship’s galley. Our all-weather rooftop deck, the Skylight deck, can be fully enclosed or left open and is the perfect spot for a DJ with room to dance the evening away and enjoy the sights! Don’t let the season get away from you! For more information on our fall foliage cruises, or to book a public or private cruise, contact us today!