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Happy Hour and Dinner aboard Yachts

Whether you are looking to wind down after a day at the office or are visiting NYC and are looking for some fun activities to do in the evening, you might want to look at these sightseeing & dinner cruises. From the Happy Hour cruises to Premier Dinners served table-side, there is something for every occasion and every budget.

There are the three different types of boats you can choose from -

  • Sightseeing Boat is a classic 2-deck boat used for happy hour cruises around the bay. It's an upgrade from a regular sightseeing boat as it features both indoor and outdoor decks, a full bar for cocktails and snacks, and live entertainment with DJ music.
  • Spirit Yacht is a classic 4-deck yacht with plenty of outdoor lounges featuring couches and armed chairs, live DJ music throughout the night, buffet-style meals, and communal tables.
  • Bateaux Yacht is an elegant Parisian-style all-glass-ceiling yacht that features private tables and table-side service. The plated dinner is freshly prepared aboard, and you can enjoy unparalleled views accompanied by music


Happy Hour Cruises to upgrade your sightseeing experience
Unparalleled views over the Manhattan Skyline & Statue of Liberty
Premier dinners - perfect for special occasions
Possibility to upgrade to guaranteed window-table

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See the available options by selecting a date from the calendar.


Available Evening Cruises around the Bay

Whether you are looking for a fun Happy Hour cruise to enjoy those sunset views while sipping on freshly crafted cocktails or more elegant dinners, these are the cruises that sail around the New York Bay daily.

Happy Hour Cruise - New York Bay

Happy Hour Sightseeing Cruise

This young and fun cruise will guarantee some incredible views of the NYC skyline along with Live DJ music and a full cash bar for drinks, cocktails, and snacks (all available for purchase.) If you are looking for something to do with a group of friends and are not really interested in a full-on service dinner cruise but still want something more fun and less touristy than a regular sightseeing cruise, then this option is for you. The onboard bar offers drinks as well as yummy snacks such as Tex Mex and Pasta dishes. The ticket only allows admission to board the cruise, all drinks and food items will be available for purchase. Departing from Pier 15 at 78 South Street, downtown Manhattan.


Dinner aboard the Spirit Yacht around the NYC Bay

Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit Yacht

If you are looking for something a bit more sophisticated but still fun with live DJ music entertainment then the Spirit is for you. This is the classic 4-deck yacht with plenty of outdoor lounges where you can sit on one of the comfortable couches and armed-chairs and relax while taking in the view. Usually a 2-hour and Half cruise around the New York Bay with a sumptuous buffet dinner of main courses, salads, and dessert, plus unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water. Departing from Chelsea Piers - Pier 61 along the Hudson River/12th Avenue.


Premier Dinner aboard the Bateaux in New York

Premier Dinner Cruise aboard the Bateaux Yacht

The most elegant dining experience aboard a Yacht. First of all, the boat itself is like no other yachts. This is an all-glass vessel modeled after the Parisian yachts along the Senne River. The glass ceiling guarantees perfect views from every table, and if you are looking for an upgraded experience, you can purchase a private window-side table upgrade. The food is freshly prepared aboard and served table-side. The music is provided by a 3-piece acoustic band and a female vocalist. This is the ultimate dining experience. Departing from Chelsea Piers - Pier 61 along the Hudson River/12th Avenue.


Answering Top-asked Questions

Who should consider joining these cruises?

Whether you are looking for a new way to enjoy happy hour in the city, or are celebrating a special occasion, these cruises are ideal because they combine - views, live entertainment, and food. These cruises are popular with both locals and visitors.

Why are the cruises not available every day?

Although the cruise operator has an operating schedule that shows available cruises daily, due to weather, number of participants, or force Majeure, they might decide to cancel certain dates.

What happens if the day I picked is no longer available?

In the event that the operator decides to cancel or combine your original cruise with another, you will have the possibility to either move your reservation to another date or have a full refund.

How can I reserve my table?

Whenever you are ready to reserve your cruise, you can select one of the options here below. The calendar will show available cruises on days highlighted in green, just pick your preferred date and fill out the short form. One of our staff will make sure the date you selected is sailing (as sometimes there is a delay in closure updates) and arrange for your table reservation. Although we are offering to book now and pay later on all experiences, in order to finalize your reservation and guarantee your table, full payment must be made. We suggest paying at least 3 weeks in advance especially during holidays and summertime. We will only authorize payment, we won't actually charge the credit card until the table has been manually confirmed by our staff and an E-Ticket has been issued.

Can I cancel or change the date?

Unfortunately no. Once the table is confirmed and paid for, all sales are final unless the cruise is canceled by the operator. If you haven't yet paid for your table, then your table is technically not yet confirmed and thus doesn't need to be canceled.

Do you offer special Holiday cruises?

Great question - yes! Whether you want to celebrate Mother's or Father's Day or New Year's Eve, these cruises offer several Holiday specials throughout the year. Some of the top-seller holiday cruises include Christmas Day Brunch, Thanksgiving Dinner, New Year's Eve Gala Dinner, Independence Day Spectacular, Mother's & Father's Day Brunch, Easter Sunder Brunch, and many others. Please note that Holiday Cruises have limited availability and prices are higher.


    • Evening Cruise around the New York Bay
    • Sightseeing Cruise only includes admission (no food or drinks)
    • Spirit Dinner Cruise includes Buffet dinner, coffee, teat & water
    • Premier Bateaux Dinner includes plated dinner, coffee, tea & water, private table


    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic Beverages (unless otherwise stated)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Everything else not specifically outlined in the "What’s Included"


Departure Point: 
DINNER CRUISES: Chelsea Piers - Pier 61 along the Hudson River. 12th Avenue
SIGHTSEEING CRUISES: Departing from Pier 15 at 78 South St. New York NY 10038. Downtown Manhattan.
Please refer to each specific cruise for additional information and details.


  • Sightseeing Cruise - casual attire/office attire
  • Dinner & Premier Dinner Cruises - formal-casual Attire (no: jeans, short, t-shirt, sneakers etc.)
  • Boarding-time - at least 30 minutes before departure
  • No-Smoking allowed aboard
  • Happy Hour Cruises - drinks and food are not included in the price, available for purchase once aboard.
  • Please note that the local cruise operator updates regularly their operating schedule/calendar. In the event, you select and book a cruise on a date that is no longer available, you will have the chance to (1) Move the cruise to the next available date OR (2) Select a different cruise available on that date OR (3) Cancel the reservation and receive a full refund 
  • Good to Know - Availability & Payments

    Given the frequent updates to the cruise operating days and schedule, it may take 24 to 48 hours for the calendar to reflect true availability and closure dates. This is why when our guests decide to proceed with their reservations, we only authorize their payment but won't actually charge the credit card until the table has been manually confirmed by our staff and an E-Ticket has been issued. This way if anything changes in regards to the availability of our guests' chosen date, we simply void the authorization and no charge whatsoever will appear on their credit card statement. Different from a refund that may take 5 to 8 business days to be processed, voiding an authorization will be in most cases instantly reflect on your online banking or within 24-36 hours depending on your bank/credit card.


Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Discounted Rates: Baby, Kid, Senior and any other discounted Rate only applies to the specified Age-Limit. National ID required at Voucher Exchange as proof of Age.
Please Note:

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Our team  carefully selected all local operators we collaborate with to ensure that our clients get the best possible service. All products we advertised in our website are offered by reliable suppliers that have been in business for several years and that are recognized to be leaders of excellence in the travel industry. In your travel documents, you will find complete information on the local operator, including contact numbers in case of an emergency. If you need additional help our customer service will be happy to further assist you, contact us!!

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DINNER CRUISES: Chelsea Piers - Pier 61 along the Hudson River. 12th Avenue
SIGHTSEEING CRUISES: Departing from Pier 15 at 78 South St. New York NY 10038. Downtown Manhattan.
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