Seeing New York City from the water is beautiful and amazing. Just take a look at the slideshow for this article. There are several companies that offer water tours; the Horn Blower is the one that the pictures were taken from. If the cruise includes a sunset there will be some breathtaking views.
While cruising not only will there be many photo opportunities it is relaxing and on the Horn Blower the food was very good. Take the time to walk from one end of the ship to the other and even stand on the deck and enjoy the wind on the face. Check their website for pricing and a wide range of cruises.
In addition to Horn Blower, there are companies like Circle Line, Manhattan by Sail, and to be really close to the water, how about seeing it from a kayak? If going to the Statue of Liberty by ferry there will be the opportunity to capture the skyline from there too.
There are other ways to see Manhattan from the water or close to it. Take the ferry to Staten Island. Many people who don’t make it to the Statue of Liberty can get excellent photos while gliding by. The Staten Ferry is free. As you are leaving and arriving at the ferry terminal in Manhattan, there is time to snap that perfect picture of the skyline.
Another ferry to take is the one to Governor’s Island from the end of May until the end of September. There is a small fee of $2 roundtrip, but it is not as populated and the views of the Statue of Liberty (some walking is involved here) and Manhattan skyline are outstanding while standing on the island. There are many events held there and places to explore including a fort. Both Staten Island and Governor’s Island are good day out destinations.
If up for some walking take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn, in other words start from Brooklyn walking towards Manhattan. A little trick here is that the end of the bridge in Manhattan is a little lower then Brooklyn, so there is more downhill going that direction. Plus it’s the best way to view Manhattan with it in the foreground; no picture opportunities are lost walking towards it.
There are probably many places on the other side of the Hudson River in New Jersey that need to be explored in the future. Helicopters provide an aerial view, but from the water is always a majestic view.
Include taking a water tour in your New York visit to add to your best ever pictures of New York City’s Skyline.