Boat tours and dinner cruises in New York: the best excursions!

Dinner cruises

Boat tours and dinner cruises in New York: the best excursions!

Participate in a dinner cruise is an ideal solution to discover the city while relaxing. Among those organized, you have the choice between:

  • Le Hudson River dinner cruise. It lasts 2 hours and offers a full meal on the East and Hudson River. The meal is cooked with local and fresh products and you have the choice between several menus. Side views, you will see the skyline, the One World Trade Center or the Brooklyn Bridge. Boarding is at 18 p.m. and takes place at Pier 30.
  • Le New York Dinner Cruise of a period of 3 hours. By choosing this option, you will sail the Hudson River and taste local dishes. The meal is complete and a dance floor and a DJ will allow you to wiggle your hips. Don't forget to admire the skyline and the iconic skyscrapers! Boarding is at Pier 40 at 19 p.m.
  • Le dinner cruise with unlimited buffet is ideal for spending an evening under the sign of romanticism. You will board at Chelsea Piers at 18 p.m. for a duration of 2 / 2:30 p.m.. On board, you will have the choice between many dishes. The music will also be there, as will the magnificent views.
  • The Bateaux Dinner Cruise that lasts 3 hours. Boarding is at Chelsea Piers. This dinner cruise offers grandiose views on the city and its monuments. Jazz and blues will be played in the background. The meal is complete and if you want a romantic atmosphere, don't hesitate to ask for it!

Dinner cruises organized for special occasions

Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving ... Here are some special occasions to embark on a boat, enjoy a nice moment and attend the fireworks given for the occasion!





New Year's Eve cruise

Here's a great way to celebrate the New Year! According to your desires, you will have the choice between seven different cruises :

  • That of 3 hours which offers you an open bar, hors d'oeuvres. You can also dance to the sounds of the DJ.
  • La festive with buffet which offers a dance floor, an Italian buffet and a cocktail dinner.
  • Le dinner cruise where five dishes will be served. On this yacht, a DJ will play music for you to have fun.
  • That of 4h30 where you can eat lobster, seafood and dance.
  • Le exclusive dinner cruise where a dinner will be offered. A dance floor will also allow you to swing your hips.
  • Le “Premier” New Year's Eve dinner cruise where six dishes will be offered to you as well as an open bar. A DJ will also be present and this cruise lasts 4h30.
  • The Nautical »Where an open bar and five courses will be offered. A DJ will also set the mood.

I cannot repeat it enough but dinner cruises are in high demand and very few places are available. Whatever your choice, don't forget to reserve your place in advance!

Christmas Eve dinner cruises

Boat tours and dinner cruises in New York: the best excursions!

During this dinner cruise, you can enjoy a good buffet et contemplate the views on the skyline and skyscrapers. Do not hesitate to go to the dance floor to swing your hips to the sounds of the DJ. This cruise lasts 3 hours.



If you want to see Santa Claus, go for the dinner cruise in his company. There too, a buffet will be served and a dance floor will be available.

The dinner cruise version luxurious is also offered: buffet prepared by a chef, pianist playing blues and jazz pieces will be on the program during 3 hours.

Seats for these cruises must be reserved in advance by clicking here.

Thanksgiving dinner cruises

To Thanksgiving, dinner cruises are also organized. While tasting a traditional dish, you can contemplate a beautiful view of the skyline. Among the dinner cruises on offer, you can find the luxury version on a yacht, the one with open bar and buffet and the one consisting of four courses.

La day also, you can participate in a dinner cruise during 2 hours. There too, a buffet will also be served. Click here to reserve your seats!

Valentine's Day dinner cruises

Celebrate Valentine's Day on a boat, what could be more romantic? During this dinner cruise, you will enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the Manhattan landscape. Romantic music will also be played and a dance floor will also be open to swing your hips to the rhythms of the DJ.

Depending on your desires, you can opt for the 3-hour cruise including a full meal, the one on a yacht lasting 3:30 and the one consisting of five courses of 3:30 as well. You can check availability and prices by clicking here.


Dinner Cruise Boats

This cruise lasts 3 hours and offers you the most beautiful views of Manhattan and its buildings. Jazz will be played in the background. A romantic formula is also available if you wish. For this cruise, you will need to embark at Chelsea Piers.


Lunch cruises

Lunch cruise

Taste of good american food while contemplating the iconic New York landmarks is an ideal activity. During this boat tour, a guide will tell you anecdotes and unseen facts about NYC and a DJ will set the mood.

This cruise takes place from March to September (to reserve your seats, go here). It lasts 2 hours and to board, go to Chelsea Piers.

Lunch Cruise

Here's another New York cruise that lets you eat while taking in the sights of the city and sights of its sights: The Cruise Lunch Cruise. This tour lasts two o'clock and the ship departs from Chelsea Piers.

A pianist will also play jazz and blues tracks as well as a few Broadway tracks.

Day cruises

La day, several boat tours are available. During these excursions, you will have the chance to discover iconic sites of the Big Apple: Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and many more! You will be able to take exceptional photos! Depending on your wishes, the duration of these cruises varies from 30 minutes to 2h30. Here is a quick overview of the cruises organized during the day.

Circle Line on the speedboat "The Beast"

Boat tours and dinner cruises in New York: the best excursions!

Do you want to have fun? Are you brave and adept at thrills? The Circle Line The Beast is therefore an interesting offer. At a speed of 72 km / h, you will have the chance to participate in a tourist visit while enjoying the speed. The boat is quite noisy and this boat tour lasts 30 minutes. On this speedboat tour, you can spot the Statue of Liberty, the west side of Manhattan Island and listen to jokes from the captains.

This short boat trip is also a good solution to cool summer.

Circle Line the Beast cruises run daily from April 29 to September 24 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. The starting point is at Pier 83.

Sailboat tour

During this sailboat ride, you will have the chance to live a magical experience: that of strolling on an old sailboat. Depending on the excursion you choose, you can also taste craft beers, wine or listen to jazz and blues. These three towers are interesting and will allow you to enjoy a magnificent view of the NYC cityscape and contemplate the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Ellis Island.

The tour with wine tasting

The sailboat allowing this excursion is the Shearwater that can accommodate about fifty people. On board, wine experts will tell you all the secrets of this famous drink. You can enjoy it with a snack. This tour lasts 2 hours and its starting point is North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place.

The tour with tasting of craft beers

On board this sailboat, you can enjoy a panoramic view while sipping premium beers designed by independent brewers. The duration of this excursion is 1h45 and its starting point is at Battery Park, hold # 2.

Jazz Sail

How about spending a little evening on the water while listening to jazz and blues 2 hours during? While you relax, don't forget to take in the sights and twinkling city lights too! The starting point of this tour is: Battery Park, slipway n ° 2.

Here is the link to book one of these cruises!

Boat tour aboard the training ship "Clipper City"

Boat tours and dinner cruises in New York: the best excursions!

So training ship, you can pass near the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge. Sail aboard the Clipper City is an unforgettable experience! You can relax, take pretty pictures and admire the landscapes around you. Depending on your wishes, seven cruises are proposed:

  • Statue of Liberty Sail (around Miss Liberty).
  • Twilight Sail (sunset excursion).
  • Harbor Lights Sail (escapade nocturne).
  • Burlesque Sail (burlesque-themed cruise).
  • Craft Beer Sail (craft beer themed excursion).
  • Lobster & Beer Lovers Sail (boat tour for beer and lobster lovers).
  • Harbor Evening Sail with Live Jazz (escapade avec concert de jazz).

These different boat tours last between 1h and 2 hours and their starting point is the South end of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. Don't hesitate to reserve your seats in advance!

Sailboat Tour with Champagne Brunch

Drinking champagne and enjoying a good all-you-can-eat buffet on a magnificent sailboat, what do you think? To do this, board the Shearwater and embark for 2 hours. On board, champagne is unlimited and the buffet is very generous. During your getaway, you will see Miss Liberty and you will pass under the Brooklyn Bridge. Some explanations on how to navigate a sailboat can also be given to you if you wish. So that you can enjoy a nice view, a stopover at the port is also planned.

Le Sailing tour with Champagne Brunch is therefore ideal for relaxing.

This cruise only takes place on Sunday at 11 a.m. and its starting point is at North Cove Marina. 40 people are accepted on board, so don't forget to buy your ticket some time before online.

New York Harbor Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise

Boat tours and dinner cruises in New York: the best excursions!

With Hop-On-Hop-Off cruise, you can enjoy a ride on the Hudson River, discover must-see New York sites, get on and off at the various stops provided if you wish. Among the monuments that you will be able to see, there are: the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the One World Trade Center or even Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

You will embark at Pier 79 and this cruise lasts between 60 and 75 minutes. On board, you can order snacks and drinks to eat.

This boat tour is ideal if you want to explore Lower Manhattan and the different neighborhoods of New York.

Circle Line Landmarks and Brooklyn Cruise

This cruise is the only one that offers you to embark in Manhattan to reach the Brooklyn district. During this excursion, you can learn more about the history of this famous district, buy local specialties made by Coney Island Brewery, Brooklyn Cupcake ...

You will embark at Pier 83 and during 2 hours, you will walk along the Manhattan skyline where you can see the Empire State Building and many more! The boat will slow down in front of Miss Liberty and sail to the Verrazano Bridge. Another place to contemplate: Governor's Island. You will then pass under the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Williamsburg Bridge before returning to your starting point. Go to this link to book.

Circle Line Liberty Cruise

The cruise Circle Line Liberty Cruise will allow you to discover a very large number of tourist sites in a minimum of time (60 minutes). Battery Park, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty are notably on the program.

This boat tour will be commented by a guide which will tell you fun facts about each sighted site as well as all the secrets of these places. On the boat, snacks and souvenirs are for sale.

This cruise takes place all year round (except Christmas Day) and its starting point is at Pier 83.

Circle Line Landmarks Cruise

Pendant 2 hours, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the main sites of the city. a guide will tell you some facts about these iconic places and during this excursion you will have the chance to take stunning photos and admire the beauty of the Brooklyn Bridge and the cityscape.

Drinks and snacks are sold on board. For this cruise, you will embark at Pier 83.

Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise

Here is the longest organized cruise in New York: the Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise which lasts 2h30. You will cruise on the Hudson River and circle Manhattan Island. You will see the famous New York buildings and a guide will tell you anecdotes about each of them. You will then take the direction of the Statue of Liberty, then the Brooklyn Bridge. You will follow Yankee Stadium and join Pier 83 (starting point) via the Upper West Side. Snacks are sold on board.

This cruise is organized all year round.

Night cruises

Do a New York night cruise is a good idea to discover the skyline all lit up. Here are all the tours organized in the evening.

Boat tours and dinner cruises in New York: the best excursions!

Tower of the Statue of Liberty

This first cruise will allow you to spend an unforgettable evening. The Tower of the Statue of Liberty will give you the chance to navigate theEast River and contemplate the famous skyline all lit up. You can also see Miss Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge also all in light while listening to the guide.

This excursion lasts 1 time. Drinks and snacks are sold on board. To enjoy this cruise, head to South Street Seaport to embark.

Twilight Boat Tour

Pendant 90 minutes, you can relax while contemplating a view of the skyline and listening to the guide. You will embark at Pier 78 and head for the United Nations Building. During your getaway, you will see the city lights gradually illuminating as well as emblematic buildings like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty or the Chrysler Building. Do not forget your camera !

New York Harbour Lights Cruise

Are you interested in taking a cruise to admire Miss Liberty and the skyline during the sunset? Reserve your place for the New York Harbour Lights Cruise ! Pendant 2 hours, you can enjoy magnificent views and listen to a guide telling you interesting facts about the city. You'll also pass under the Brooklyn Bridge, spot the Statue of Liberty, and more.

The departure point for this cruise is at Pier 83.

Boat tour aboard the training ship "Clipper City"

This cruise is the same as the day cruise, but this one is organized in the evening. The sailboat is the same and the duration also varies from 1 to 2 hours.

July 4th cruises

Here is an original way of celebrate Independence Day. You will be able to enjoy a view of the skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, Miss Liberty and attend the fireworks given for this occasion. Here are the different cruises offered for this day:

  • Statue Cruises Fireworks cruise and light buffet where appetizers and a dinner appetizer will be served. This cruise lasts 3 hours.
  • Festive cruise during 4 hours where drinks will be offered as well as some snacks.
  • La Circle Line : 4th of July Fireworks Cruise of a period of 5 hours. Here drinks and food will be available to order as well as an open bar and menu. A DJ will also set the mood.
  • La Macy’s 4th of July Celebration Cruise where five dishes will be served (buffet). You can also dance to the sounds of the DJ during 5 hours.
  • Le fireworks and lobster dinner cruise where an open bar and a seafood buffet will be offered. A DJ will also be present. The duration of this cruise is 5 hours.
  • Luxurious dinner cruise of a period of 5 hours where an open bar and five dishes will be offered. A DJ will then make you dance!

And here. You now know all the cruises offered in New York. Whatever your choice, don't forget to reserve your seats in advance!

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