Summer is here and that means it’s time to get outdoors, soak up the sun, and maybe enjoy some weekend day drinking!
And what could be a better way to combine all of these things than by doing them on a boat? Whether you’re looking for a happy hour special, or just a great way to spend the weekend with friends, you’re bound to love one of these nautical boat cruises around NYC.
Of course, all of these ships have special sanitizing practices, social distancing rules, and reduced capacity in effect for COVID-19 (click into each plan for all of the details).
Here are some of our favorite NYC boat cruises and yacht parties, and you can check out even more here!
Get on board for the unbeatable powerhouse pairing of eating and drinking on the water. Chow down on lobster rolls from Lobster Joint and unlimited beer for the tastiest two hours you could spend afloat. Don’t miss out on this fantastic duet—classic summer fare and gloriously refreshing unlimited brews, all from on board New York’s premier sailing vessel. Get your ticket here.
If you’re more of wine drinker than beer drinker, this cruise is perfect for a casual afternoon plan. You’ll enjoy a delightful harbor adventure that will expand your palate as experts pair great wines with cheese and charcuterie. Each Wine Sail features an eclectic selection that may highlight differing countries, trends and themes, so be sure not to miss out!Snag tickets here!
Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot better! Hop aboard the Avalon yacht and imagine you are cruising along the Mexican coastline as you enjoy the delicious tacos and tequila available for purchase. Dance the night away across two floors with great music and a live DJ. There will be tons of sightseeing to be done so grab your friends and get ready to admire the breathtaking views of the Big Apple! Tickets can be found here.
Great views, great food, great drinks—this yacht party has it all! Enjoy a party on the water with 2 floors of live music in an indoor/outdoor space and tons of sightseeing. Enjoy a choice of chicken & waffles, French toast, a selection of fruits, and turkey bacon / bacon and sausage (available for separate purchase). Grab tickets here.
Climb aboard the Sensation for a Saturday Night on Manhattan waters filled with music, dancing & delicious dinner menu — oh and you can’t forget Lady Liberty and NYC Skyline views! Perfect for birthday celebrations, romantic dates and nights out with friends and family. While on board, be sure to check out their fully stocked bar! There will also be a DJ playing Latin, Hip Hop, Pop, Oldies & much more. Get tickets here.
With two levels of decks to party on, The Skyport Yacht is set to sail across the NY Harbor, fully stocked on booze, tunes, and all sorts of goodies of that wonderful sort. Cruise, party, and chill with amazing views of the NYC skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and more as your backdrop! NYC DJ Locorious will be spinning hip hop and reggae music of the past and present so you can groove up and down the 100-foot length of the yacht.
If you’re more into EDM, check out this special version of the same cruise on Skyport Yacht, instead featuring NYC local DJ Cristian Arango spinning EDM music of the past and present so you can get your rave on, dancing up and down the 100-foot length of the yacht. Get tickets here.
For something a little more low-key, bring out the romance and step aboard the historic Clipper City sailboat for a jazz concert cruise around NYC. The hustle, bustle and noise of the city turns to the sweet, cool rhythms of bebop, smoky blues, ballads and other jazz standards as you sail smoothly out into the summer night with the backdrop of NYC skyline. Acclaimed jazz guitarist, Joe Cohn, and accomplished saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith, leads this swinging quintet; Joe & Ian will be joined by a variety of other well-known guest musicians booked by Jazz Standard founder, James Polsky.
Here’s another perfect date night idea: Let an expert guide you through the multisensory experience from the combination of wine, cheese, and chocolate, while being surrounded by the stunning Manhattan skyline. Explore the palatable pleasures of wine, cheese, and chocolate like no other, Sip on a glass of wine while taking in the panoramic views of NYC and create special memories with friends and family by boarding this fabulous wine cruise! Some sample pairings include:
- Chardonnay paired with caramel chocolate and Swiss cheese
- Sauvignon Blanc paired with coconut almond chocolate and chèvre
- Cabernet Franc paired with white chocolate and Jalapeño pepper jack cheese
For more of a party atmosphere, set sail on the Avalon yacht for an unforgettable evening filled with incredible music, spectacular views, delicious food and drinks, and great vibes! Dance the night away as the live DJ mixes Top 40 music with reggaeton and hip hop hits. Enjoy the food and drinks available for purchase while appreciating the beautiful views of the skyline at night. Grab your friends and make your way to the harbor! Buy tickets here.