New York City Boats & yachts

Our most recommended New York City Boats & yachts

NYC: 1-Hour Cruise Around Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

1. NYC: 1-Hour Cruise Around Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Take a 60-minute boat ride to within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Cruise right under the Brooklyn Bridge and see the most famous skyline in the world. Your live English guide will point out the sites as you journey along the river including the Empire State Building, the new Freedom Tower, the Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island, and more. Make use of both the indoor and outdoor seating, along with large open windows for your viewing pleasure. Get within touching distance of "Lady Liberty" and then move on to Ellis Island to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City. Marvel at the skyline of Manhattan and its famous skyscrapers, including the new One World Trade Center. Glide down both the east and west sides of Lower Manhattan on this roundtrip cruise, and purchase drinks and food from the concession stand aboard the boat. 

New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island with Ferry

2. New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island with Ferry

Hop on board the ferry and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from New Jersey. Visit Liberty Island, explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and learn fascinating facts as you go. Begin your experience by departing from Liberty State Park, located in Jersey City, NJ, and easily accessible by car. Once you arrive at the meeting point, bypass the ticket line with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Ellis Island and Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty). On arrival to Ellis Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide at the Immigration Museum. Then, explore what was America’s busiest immigration station for over 62 years. Walk in the footsteps of millions of people from all around the globe who passed through here looking for a new beginning and a new life for their families in America. With access to the American Family Immigration History Center's records, you can search all ship manifests that came through Ellis Island. Use this unique experience to research your family history. Once you're ready to discover Liberty Island, drop off your audio guide and return to the ferry. Upon arrival on Liberty Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-guided tour. When you are finished, return to the ferry and make your way back to your original departure point.

NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

3. NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this 50-minute express cruise is the fastest way to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. The best views are definitely from the water and you'll enjoy the insights of your fun, onboard tour guide with live narration. Begin your cruise experience at Battery Park's Slip 6. Get your souvenir photo with Lady Liberty in the background while you wait.  Board the vessel, sit back, and set sail on your round-trip sightseeing cruise. Bask in the panoramic view of downtown New York's celebrated towers, memorials, and Landmarks while you relax on board the state-of-the-art boat.  Cruise right over to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic symbols in the world. On your way to Lady Liberty, you’ll sail past and learn about Ellis Island, once home to the United States’ busiest immigration station, where approximately 12 million immigrants came through.  You will also see Governors Island, a former military base that has since been redeveloped with a beautiful park for the public to enjoy.

NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island First Tour of the Day

4. NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island First Tour of the Day

Discover the famous Statue of Liberty on a guided tour and ferry ride. Enjoy early access to Liberty Island, see clear views of the iconic New York skyline, and explore Ellis Island. Begin your day at The Battery (formerly known as Battery Park), the historical gateway to Lady Liberty. Board the earliest ferry of the day (if you choose the earliest tour time) to avoid the crowds of tourists and sail away from Manhattan to greet the Statue of Liberty. Disembark at Liberty Island and join your guide on a walking tour of the island to learn the origins of the iconic Statue of Liberty. As you walk, take in views of the famed New York skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. Wander through the Statue of Liberty Museum and see Lady Liberty’s original torch. Next, board the short ferry to Ellis Island. Hear a brief introduction about the Island's historical significance and get recommendations on what to do on the island from your guide. Then, explore this special place at your own pace. Wander the site, enjoy the official audio guide, search the passenger records for family names, or pause for a quick bite to eat at the popular cafeteria. Either return to Manhattan with your guide on the ferry or stay to explore the island as long as you wish.

NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

5. NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Take in many of the iconic sites of midtown and lower Manhattan on a semi-circle boat cruise. Enjoy magnificent views of the world's most recognizable skyline and get a close-up look at Lady Liberty and Ellis Island from the water. See the sights with a local tour guide who brings to life the breathtaking sights and the fascinating history behind the Big Apple. Sail down the Hudson River, cruising around the Battery, and up the East River. Pass under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges to the United Nations building before heading back to Pier 83, the starting point for your tour.

NYC: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

6. NYC: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

Embark on a sightseeing cruise from Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers. Enjoy stunning views of the NYC skyline with a 180-degree sightseeing experience from a boat that is all-glass and includes curved ceilings and walls. Hop aboard the boat at Chelsea Piers and being your sightseeing adventure. Sail along the Hudson and East rivers, admiring the Manhattan skyline. Spot Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building. Get up-close views of the iconic Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Capture pictures of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Gaze out from one of the open-air decks for unobstructed views. Relax in the elegant atmosphere and take advantage of the attentive service as you dine on a brunch, lunch, or dinner prepared by the chef. Listen to a variety of tunes throughout the cruise played by a skilled pianist. Hear fascinating facts about New York’s famous attractions. Dance to piano melodies that include jazz, blues, and Broadway hits. On the dinner cruise, enjoy the added entertainment featuring an acoustic trio of a baby grand piano, upright bass, and jazz guitar. For brunch, enjoy bottomless mimosas while taking in the spectacular views. Sample Bottomless Brunch Menu - Early Risers: Seasonal Fruit, Breakfast Pastries, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Meats, Breakfast Potatoes, or Cinnamon French Toast Casserole - Late Risers: Organic Mixed Field Greens, Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar, Roasted Broccoli Florets, Baked Ziti Pasta, Roasted Salmon Provençale, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken, or Hand Carved Strip Loin, USDA Choice - Desserts: Bateaux Signature Dessert Station Sample Plated Lunch Menu - First Course: Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar - Entrée: Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast - Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake Sample Plated Dinner Menu - First Course: Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar, Lobster Bisque, Togarashi Tuna Tartare, or Duck Pate De Foie Gras (available for additional price) - Main Course: Forest Mushroom Ravioli, Herb Roasted Shrimp, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast, Braised Beef Short Rib, Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod, American Wagyu Striploin (available for additional price), or Broiled Maine Lobster Tails (available for additional price) - Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake, Humbolt Fog & Belletoile Triple Cream Brie Cheeses, Bateaux Signature Warm Butter Cake, Valrhona Chocolate Mousse, Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries, or French Macarons (available for additional price)

NYC: New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner Fireworks Harbor Cruise

7. NYC: New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner Fireworks Harbor Cruise

Countdown to midnight and toast the New Year with unbeatable views of the New Year’s fireworks while you cruise around Manhattan on the Spirit of New York. You and your guests will enjoy a holiday dinner buffet freshly prepared by the chef along with an open bar. Savor a 3-hour New Year's Eve dinner cruise featuring delectable cuisine, elegant décor, and stunning views that make for an unforgettable holiday. Imaginative culinary creations, a sparkling wine toast, and a live DJ combine to create an unforgettable New York experience. While onboard, experience exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. The crew will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Choose your departure point from either Pier 61 or Pier 15. Dinner Buffet Sample Menu SALADS (ALL SALADS ACCOMPANIED BY FRESH BREADS AND BUTTER)CAESAR SALADRomaine Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Crouton | Traditional Caesar DressingMESCULIN SALAD (G*)(V)(N)Dried Cranberries | Feta Cheese | Sliced Almonds | Orange Champagne Vinaigrette | *Contains NutsKALE QUINOA SALAD (V)(G*)(VG)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette MAINPASTA AL FORNO (V)Alfredo Sauce | Panko Parmesan CrustHONEY SESAME CHICKENScallions | Fresno Chilies OVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH (G*)Spicy Tomato | White Bean RaguHAND CARVED PRIME RIB (G*)Spice Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au Jus COMPLEMENTSROASTED BROCCOLI (G*)(V)(VG)Toasted Garlic | Chili FlakesGARLIC MASHED POTATOES (V)Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic DESSERTSEASONAL DESSERT STATION (V)(N)Assorted Cakes | Brownies, Pastries | Seasonal Fruit | *Contains Nuts

NYC: New Year's Fireworks Cruise with Taco Buffet & Open Bar

8. NYC: New Year's Fireworks Cruise with Taco Buffet & Open Bar

Celebrate the end of the year with this New Year's Eve NYC cruise in New York City. Capture pictures of the Manhattan skyline, pass by the Statue of Liberty, & dance your heart out to music played by a live DJ. Enjoy a midnight toast with champagne.  Hop aboard a spacious and comfortable ship and set off over the waters of the Hudson River. Snap selfies with your friends with the magical backdrop of the NYC skyline. Skip the crowds at Times Square and glide across the water with a drink from the open bar. Savor an all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet dinner and partake in a complimentary champagne toast at midnight while the DJ plays hits all night. Return to your meeting point safely at the end of your cruise.

NYC: New Year's Eve All-Inclusive Party Cruise 2023

9. NYC: New Year's Eve All-Inclusive Party Cruise 2023

Celebrate the New Year on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise of the Hudson River with the magic of the New York skyline as your backdrop. Drink champagne and take in the enchanting New York City fireworks at midnight. Enjoy a delicious selection of passed hors d'oeuvres (Cheese plates, Crudité, Beef Short Ribs wrapped in Bacon, Blue Cheese Butter Chicken Pops with Buffalo Drizzle, Vegetable Spring Rolls and Mini Dauphinois Potatoes au Gratin), a premium open bar with beer and wine, plus a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Keep the party going with a live DJ on board and dance until next year. Get ready for the countdown and toast with a glass of champagne. Continue celebrating for an hour after midnight until your cruise returns back to the port.

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

10. From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Depart New York City and journey to Niagara Falls in New York State to experience the natural wonder from multiple perspectives. Ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and get up close to attractions such as Horseshoe Falls and American Falls. Leave NYC late at night to arrive in the early morning to morning-mist rainbows and the falls’ magnificent roars. Alternatively, depart New York City in the morning for a chance to see the falls change from day to night, and to witness a light show and fireworks. Hear the roar of the waterfalls and see magical rainbows that'll take your breath away in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Climb aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat to get up close to the immense Horseshoe Falls. Visit attractions such as the uninhabited Goat Island and Luna Island on the Niagara River. Get stunning views of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and gaze in awe at the rapids of the Niagara River as it tumbles towards the amazing cascades.

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What people are saying about New York City

One of the best times of my life!!! I did it for the birthday of my wife, and I thought I messed up because of the fog, but boy was I wrong!!! Beef tasted like butter, the ride was too smooth, and we’ll never forget this day!!! Thank you to Nichy, he was the server that helped accentuate the ambiance, as well as the band and their beautiful music!!!

This was our best part by far oif our whole stay in New York. It was a very exhilarating experience. The crew really looked after us well and the views were incredible. Throughout our holiday in the US weve heard the word awesome used again and again - this trip was however up to the adjective it was AWESOME.

Lovely boat, friendly staff, fantastic band and overall a 5* experience as a birthday surprise for my mother .

Always a great way to see the city and get the lay of the land.

Tour Guide was very helpful and had tons of knowledge.