New York City Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended New York City Sailing trips & boat tours

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

1. 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: Holiday Yacht Cruise with Jazz, Cocoa & Carols

2. NYC: Holiday Yacht Cruise with Jazz, Cocoa & Carols

Celebrate the holiday season in style this Christmas on board a luxury 90-minute yacht cruise of Manhattan Harbor. Step inside the yacht’s toasty solarium, decked out in full holiday décor, and enjoy a warm and cozy tour with your friends, family, and loved ones. Delicious hot cocoa, cookies and treats will be served as you sail past Battery Park, South Street Seaport, the Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. Relax in the heated main observation cabin, join in the caroling, or enjoy the beats of a live jazz trio. Sip on a complimentary glass of champagne, wine or beer, and purchase mixed drinks from the on board bar. Then, watch as the gorgeous views of Manhattan Island sail by, all from the comfort of a heated back-deck salon and glassed-in observatory of the 1920s style yacht.

New York City: Holiday Jazz Classic Motor Yacht Cruise

3. New York City: Holiday Jazz Classic Motor Yacht Cruise

Join this special holiday cruise and step inside a toasty solarium in full holiday decor for a 90-minute cruise to see the lights of New York City. Cruise the Hudson River and enjoy views of Manhattan's skyline Champagne, hot cocoa, and other beverages are available. Cookies and treats for all guests will be included. Enjoy your evening with friends or a loved one and enjoy this live holiday jazz trio. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view of the island from the heated back deck salon of this 1920s style yacht. On this 90 minute cruise, take in picturesque views from your glassed-in observatory. Sights along the way include: - The Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II in full holiday decor - Cocoa, cookies and live holiday jazz - Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District - Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island A complimentary beer, wine, spiked hot cocoa or Champagne from the bar is offered on all trips. Mixed drinks are available for purchase.

NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

4. NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

Take in New York City's iconic skyline on an evening boat cruise. Marvel at key landmarks, such as Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and dance on the upper deck to tunes played by the live DJ. Board the boat at Pier 36 and settle in before setting sail under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Enjoy views of City Hall, the Woolworth Building, South Street Seaport, the Lower Manhattan Skyline, and Wall Street on your right, and the districts of Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights on your left. Once at the southern tip of Manhattan, pass Governors Island and enjoy panoramic views of the whole of Lower Manhattan, dominated by the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Step outside onto the boat's outdoor upper deck to take in these iconic views. Then, head up the Hudson River with the State of New Jersey on one side and Midtown Manhattan on the other. Spot the Empire State Building and Hudson Yards. Next, pass Ellis Island and pause just off Liberty Island at the perfect place to take breathtaking photos of the Statue of Liberty. During the cruise, enjoy a delicious 3-course buffet meal and some light tour narration to ensure you don't miss out on the key attractions. Listen to music played by the live DJ throughout the evening. Take a spin on the dancefloor on the outdoor section of the upper deck after your meal. Sample menu: Garden mixed greens salad Either marinated top round steak or roasted pork loin Chicken Francese Baked tilapia Pasta with tomato and basil Broccoli, carrots, baked potato, and zucchini in a coconut cream sauce (seasonal vegan dish) Mashed potatoes Seasonal vegetables Chocolate mousse or New York cheesecake Non-alcoholic beverages, including juice, soda, or bottled water Tea or coffee

NYC: La Barca All-Inclusive Mexican Brunch Buffet Cruise

5. NYC: La Barca All-Inclusive Mexican Brunch Buffet Cruise

Sail along the Hudson River with iconic views of Manhattan on this cruise from pier 81 in NYC. Treat yourself to a mouth-watering brunch buffet of Mexican food and unlimited mimosas and bellinis. Enjoy coffee, café olla, tea, soft drinks, and juice along with your tasty Mexican fare.  Hop aboard a spacious yacht to experience a modern and fun tribute to the rich culture, history, and textures of Mexico. Pass by iconic landmarks in the Manhattan skyline like the Hudson Yards, the One World Observatory, and the Statue of Liberty.  Feast on assorted breads, pastries, fresh tortillas, scrambled eggs, and chilaquiles roja (red salsa and tortilla soup). Tuck into Mexican-style French toast and caesar salad. Savor classics like bacon, sausage, roasted potatoes and try yellow rice, black beans, and sweet plantains Get creative with a make-your-own-taco bar with options like grilled skirt steak, braised chicken in green and roasted Mahi Mahi (fish). Dip into some salsa and guacamole with some tasty chips. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fresh fruits, tres leches cake, and Mexican flan. Purchase additional drinks from an extensive tequila and mezcal list. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

6. New York City: Sunset Yacht Cruise

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan on a harbor cruise of the Hudson River. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous 360-degree views of the island from the open decks or glassed-in back-deck observatory. Marvel at the 1920s style décor of the boat, and take in stunning views of sights, including Battery Park and the South Street Seaport. Gaze at the towering monuments of the Financial District and sail past Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Cruise the Hudson River and enjoy views of Manhattan's skyline.

Manhattan: Statue and Skyline Cruise aboard the Luxury Yacht

7. Manhattan: Statue and Skyline Cruise aboard the Luxury Yacht

Leave the noise of the city behind and see New York in a new light. Sit back and marvel at the famous skyline from the comfort of the solarium on this gorgeous 80-foot 1920s style yacht. Get up close to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on this sightseeing cruise. As you pass by such important sites at Battery Park, the financial district, and South Street Seaport, your captain will provide an informative narration. Cruise the Hudson River and New York Harbor on the Manhattan. The Manhattan provides a turn-of-the-century elegance and comfort, complete with teak decks and mahogany trim. Settle into the spectacular glassed-in observatory on the back deck, equipped with cushioned seating around conversation-friendly tables. The observatory is heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer, providing panoramic views in the utmost comfort.

NYC: City Lights Yacht Cruise with Drink Included

8. NYC: City Lights Yacht Cruise with Drink Included

Take in the magnificent Manhattan skyline by moonlight while relaxing on a 1920's inspired yacht. Every vantage point offers beautiful views of New York City including the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and the Financial District. Be sure to snap a photo of lady liberty as she lights up at night. Explore the outer decks or stay cozy in your private nook in the boat's grand salon. There is a full bar onboard offering a variety of libations and themed beverages to enjoy. Choose the cocktail cruise option and a featured specialty cocktail is included. Additional drinks are available for purchase at the bar. Sit back and relax as you feel transported back to the roaring 20's and enjoy a memorable evening with friends or loved ones on the Hudson River.

NYC: Manhattan Skyline Brunch Cruise with a Drink

9. NYC: Manhattan Skyline Brunch Cruise with a Drink

Take in Manhattan's modern skyline from the water as you navigate around it on a spacious yacht. Enjoy private seating with a private table for your group, sit back, and admire the view. Taste a delicious brunch menu with a varery of regional delicacies. Step aboard a climate-controlled, 1920s-style yacht for a brunch you'll never forget. As you sip on a glass of champagne, a mimosa, or the drink of your choice, sail past the majestic George Washington Bridge all the way down to Battery Park. Glide by the Empire State Building and the up-and-coming 1 World Trade. Salute the Statue of Liberty herself before turning the corner and heading past Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge for a complete New York City skyline tour.

NYC: Sightseeing Holiday Cruise with Drink

10. NYC: Sightseeing Holiday Cruise with Drink

Gather your family or close friends and get ready for a festive daytime sightseeing cruise. Departing from Chelsea Piers, step aboard a classical 1920s-style yacht, all decked out in elegant holiday decor.  See all the major Lower Manhattan sights from the water. Marvel at the sweeping skyline from inside the heated, glassed-in observatory, or venture to the open deck for pictures and unobstructed views. Enjoy light narration by the captain and some holiday music from the sound system. Sit back and relax with a drink at your private table. Spectacular homemade hot cocoa and snacks will be available for purchase. Capacity limitations will follow the New York State guidelines. You will be assigned private tables separated by plexiglass panes, and air will circulate through an advanced filtration system.

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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.

A beautiful relaxing afternoon….. The staff on the yacht were fabulous! Soooooo nice, friendly and a wealth of knowledge about other boat tours ! The foliage on the trees did not disappoint.. You see Mother Nature at her finest! Sooo nice too to have a beverage of your preferred choice .

Was really a great moment. We can just recommend this company, really professional, a warm welcome, a great pilot that took time to stop the boat and explained us lot of details of what we were seeing and what we should not missed …. No negative point !

Excellent choice, avoided the large queues, smaller boat with less people and excellent tour guide. Would highly reccommend, good value and well worth it!

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