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Classic Boat Rides

8 Simon Lake Dr, Pier 1 Slip 5, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716-1259
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Relaxing and Fun

Captain Dan and Stan crewed a great "Hot Cider" trip up the Shrewsbury and Navesink. We treated... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
diane p
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nj
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Great Afternoon Cruise

Went last Sunday on a cruise through the Navesink River. The wooden boat was very comfortable, the... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
Dennis M
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Middletown, New Jersey
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We specialize in cruising charters for family and business aboard beautifully maintained Classic Boats. If you are planning a celebration event, we can help you with all the details. We also offer public tours. You can buy tickets on our website at the BOOK NOW button on our website.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8 Simon Lake Dr, Pier 1 Slip 5, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716-1259
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Captain Dan and Stan crewed a great "Hot Cider" trip up the Shrewsbury and Navesink. We treated our friends from Alberta, Canada and they were thrilled with the sights, narration and comfort on the Mariner. It was/is a great way of showing off the best...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Went last Sunday on a cruise through the Navesink River. The wooden boat was very comfortable, the crew extremely friendly and knowledgeable and the views were spectacular. Planning to go again in the fall when the foiliage is changing.More

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Dannie D, Owner at Classic Boat Rides, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Dennis M, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with us aboard the Mariner. She was built in 1978 in Deltaville Va. We like to say "Wood Boats Ride Best" and it sounds like you agree. The fall is a great time...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

This was such a great find. Great boat, great entertainment , great crew. Anchored near Fort Hancock for 2 1/2 hours. It was like being on the west coast as we saw a fantastic sunset. The boat is large enough for a group or to...More

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Dannie D, Owner at Classic Boat Rides, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

tini43, We are so glad you had a good time with your family and friends aboard the MARINER. We look forward to the next time we sea you. Let's keep this the "best kept secret" or we'll need a bigger boat! Best Captain Dan And...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Once again, anchor Jam! Just an awesome experience. Captain Dan has the perfect formula (and plays a helluva harmonica... who knew?!) Jammed with Eryn Shewell and Matt O'Ree last night. Great intimate, floating venue in the middle of Sandy Hook Bay. Great crew! Great music!...More

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Dannie D, Owner at Classic Boat Rides, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Ahoy Susan R, Wow! Eryn sure can sing! And Matt O'Ree is an awesome performer as well. Anchor Jam is our favorite night of the week and we are very glad you enjoyed it as well. Thank you so much for sharing your good news...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

Even though our trip was only 2 1/2 hours long, it was an incredible little escape from daily life. The weather was perfect for a sunset boat ride and the company was even better. The staff is super friendly. The music was just what the...More

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Dannie D, Owner at Classic Boat Rides, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Dear LOB62, So glad you could join us for one of our Thursday night "Anchor Jam" trips. We do live in a great area, perfect for "Stay Cations". We hope to have you back aboard soon. Best. Capt. Dan

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

Boarded safely with plenty of room for our group. We received a friendly greeting from the crew. Captain Dan made us feel welcome and safe especially as we were joined by our 94 year old grandmother, and yes... she was jamming with Carl Gentry too....More

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Dannie D, Owner at Classic Boat Rides, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Dmccarthy, It was great to have your group aboard. I particular got a kick out of your Grand Mother who proudly told me her age as we helped her up the steps to the boat. She's a trooper! We are very glad all had fun....More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

What an unbelievably awesome experience! Fun for the whole family. We will be doing this again! Bring your own picnic.Try the carton beer and the rum punches made from Brindleys Shipwreck rum. Put yourself in the capable hands of Capt Dannie and the crew of...More

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Dannie D, Owner at Classic Boat Rides, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Hello Connie, It was great to have both you and Mark aboard. We are very glad you enjoyed yourself. Sea you soon. Capt. Dan and Vicky

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This was our first trip with Captain Dan and Classic Boat rides. We joined them for the Shipwreck Rum Cruise on Sunday July 9. The weather was spectacular, the sunset unbelievable. While they didn't have control of those two things, they took care of every...More

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Dannie D, Owner at Classic Boat Rides, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Ahoy JOJO, We are so glad you have a fun trip with us. Zach from Shipwreck is such a great host. We have another steel drum trip planned for July 30th. Perhaps you can join us again. Sorry to say but Zach won't be joining...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We have made several trips with Captain Dan on his several different tours. It is a beautiful boat, always a great friendly crowd and have recommended too many friends and colleagues. Captain Dan and the boat all well maintained and the crew of that a...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2016

We take Mariner trips three or four times per year. Whether it is a music sunset cruise, or a Navesink run, or even a run to NYC this is one of the best boats to be part of our beautiful bay and rivers. Think about...More

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