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Set Sail! The Best Booze Cruises In NYC

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

Set Sail! The Best Booze Cruises In NYC

 

You only have about a month left of summer, and when snow starts falling in Manhattan, you’re going to need some fond, warm memories to look back on (or pictures to look at in case you got so drunk you can’t remember). There’s no better way to enjoy NYC in the summer than going on a cruise around the island. Here are the best ones to check out:

 

1. Alive After Five with Hornblower

[Goldstar]
[Goldstar]
Hornblower makes sure you get the views and the booze on their state of the art yacht. This happy hour cruise on Saturdays gives you amazing views of the downtown skyline during the golden hour. Get ready to feel the wind in your hair and be thankful that it’s the weekend.

 

2. VIP Yacht Party with Zephyr

[Eventbrite]
[Eventbrite]
This night cruise makes for a spectacular Friday. It’s a little more expensive than Hornblower’s cruises, but on Zephyr you can get $5 drink specials. And you can snap dazzling pictures of the night time skyline. Download the Fever app to buy your tickets for this Friday.

 

3. The Imbible Pirate Experience

[Hornblower]
[Hornblower]
The Imbible, a play all about the history of alcohol, has teamed up with Hornblower to bring you a combination of boating, booze and Broadway. The boat show is all about the history of rum and pirates, and your ticket includes drinks! (Pirate attire is optional)

 

4. Champagne Brunch Sail

[Manhattan by Sail]
[Manhattan by Sail]
This is the priciest, but with an open champagne bar and a delicious brunch including quiche, yogurt parfaits, muffins, bagels, croissants, salmon, and seasonal fruit all aboard a sailboat, it’s worth it. As a bonus, you can get 20 percent off your ticket if you purchase on Fever.

 

Cover photo credit: Clayton Cotterell/NYC and Company