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The 12 best boat tours in NYC in 2024

All aboard! Book these NYC boat tours for incredible views of the Statue of Liberty and other iconic landmarks

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Annalise Mantz

In all of planet Earth, there is no other skyline quite like that of New York City. Whether by air or by land , the Big Apple’s skyscrapers and landmarks are iconic. But there’s one way of touring NYC that beats out the rest, hands down—by boat.  Whether from the upper deck of a yacht or hunkered down on a speedboat, views from the harbor show NYC at its absolute finest. From the Statue of Liberty to the One World Trade Center, you can take in all the biggest sights without dealing with packed subway cars and endless traffic jams. Below are some of the Big Apple’s biggest and best boat tours.

Want more nautical things to do? These are NYC's best boat bars for sips and snacks . 

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Best NYC boat tours

1.  luxury brunch, lunch or dinner harbor cruise.

Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

So this is how to really do an NYC boat tour. Choose which fine dining food option you fancy and then settle into a blissful tour around New York Harbor, with a live pianist your exceptional aural entertainment. And sure, the luxury dining and the music might be pretty good but you wait until you gaze out across the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center from your private table with 360-degree panoramic views. 

Don't miss: The sultry sounds of the onboard jazz pianist who's on a mission to get people dancing.  

2.  Statue of Liberty Express Cruise

Statue of Liberty Express Cruise

Perfect for the sightseer who knows exactly what he or she wants, this Circle Line express tour goes right to the Statue of Liberty – no pit stops this time. Listen to an expert guide point out some lower Manhattan landmarks before pausing for photos right next to Lady Liberty. And since this cruise only takes an hour, it’s easy to fit into even the busiest itinerary.

Don't miss: The perfect photo opp of the famous sculpture and other harbor landmarks. 

3.  NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

Here’s one for the schmoozy, romantic vacationers who are seeking a maximum NYC experience. This sunset sailing cruise with a live jazz band will have you gazing (and jiving) out as the sun drops below Manhattan. Sitting on a 1920s sailing boat, you’ll sail past NYC’s biggest landmarks (including the Statue of Liberty) while a live band plays a mix of beloved classics to contemporary R&B renditions. With an alcoholic drink in hand, live jazz in your ears, and the city lights sparkling in your eyes across the water, you’re in for a swingingly good time.

Don't miss:  Asking the band to play your favorite tune.

4.  Manhattan: Private Sailing Yacht Cruise

Manhattan: Private Sailing Yacht Cruise

Don’t want to share your views of the city skyline? You don’t have to on this private tour of the Hudson River at sunset. It’s your party, so you can bring any food or drinks you like on board. You’ll feel like a high roller as you kick back on your private yacht for the evening.

Don't miss: Chill with your crew on any of the three lounge areas, including the outdoor deck and sun pad. 

5.  Circle Line: Best of NYC Cruise

Circle Line: Best of NYC Cruise

How better to get your bearing in a city as enormous as NYC than by circumnavigation? The Circle Line’s two-and-a-half-hour tour does a full loop of Manhattan Island, taking passengers past plenty of the city’s most popular sights in the process. Spanning three rivers and all five boroughs, you’ll even pass within touching distance of Lady Liberty herself. In other words, get your camera ready!

Don't miss: Non-English speakers can download the Circle Line app for a translated commentary. 

6.  New York City: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

New York City: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

Get a taste of the Big Apple’s nightlife scene with this happy hour boat tour on the Hudson River. The Alive After Five cocktail cruise has everything you need: a fully stocked bar, a dance floor, and a killer DJ. Did someone say tequila? 

Don't miss:  Views of the Manhattan skyline as the sun goes down and the lights turn on. 

7.  New York Water Taxi Cruises

New York Water Taxi Cruises

You can't miss the water taxis, they look just like the car versions: big, bright and yellow. These little beauties cruise round New York Harbor daily, passing major sites like the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. You can stay on and complete the entire loop in 70 minutes, or hop on and off as you please, exploring the greats eats, shops and attractions in NYC's waterside neighborhoods.

Don't miss: They have a team that can help you create a custom route for your journey. 

8.  AIANY: Manhattan Architecture Tour Cruise

AIANY: Manhattan Architecture Tour Cruise

The area south of 59th Street is packed with architecturally significant buildings: the Chrysler Building, the Woolworth Building, the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center just to name a few. This 90-minute boat tour on a 1920s yacht is led by a member of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, meaning architecturally speaking, you’re in good hands. With their guidance, you’ll cover all of Manhattan’s most significant structures, plus the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.

Don't miss: Sip complimentary beer, wine or Champagne from the bar while you learn about infrastructure, parks and architecture.

9.  Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

Put your purse away, because the Staten Island Ferry is totally free. That's right, in one of the most expensive cities in the world, you can find a free ride. This old chugger has been going since before any bridges were built, transporting folks from the 'burbs to Manhattan in 25 minutes. Boats leave South Ferry at Battery Park and run 24 hours a day.

Don't miss: The stunning panoramas of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

10.  New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

Fresh air, ocean waves, a free drink and front row (floating) seats to one of the most famous sunsets in the world. It’s fair to say that this leisurely cruise on the Schooner America 2.0 really does have it all. Sit back and relax as the crew guides this 1800s style sailboat out into the harbor while deep gold light wraps up the city. You’ll glide peacefully past landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as the sun dips behind the Manhattan skyline. What better way to say “goodbye” to a perfect NYC day?

Don't miss : Your complimentary drink that you get to sip on board.

11.  Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride

Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride

Adrenaline junkies will want to book tickets for this supercharged half-hour ride through New York Harbor. The 70-foot speedboat known as the  Beast  zooms toward the Statue of Liberty at 45 miles per hour, kicking up plenty of waves. In fact, the ride can get so intense that guides recommend wearing wetsuits.

Don't miss : The ride is accompanied by a thumping soundtrack to really kick things into high gear.

12.  NYC: Statue of Liberty Day Sail with Onboard Bar

NYC: Statue of Liberty Day Sail with Onboard Bar

This historic experience will have you feeling like you've just stepped into the heart of  The Great Gatsby— or really any other seafaring period drama. Sail Manhattan has two vessels for this experience—the 1920s restored Shearwater sailing boat, and The Clipper, a majestic tall ship with billowing sails. You’ll sail down the Hudson River on one of these spectacular ships, with the aim of the 1.5-hour sail to give you an awe-inspiring (and crowd-free) view of NYC’s biggest landmark hits. 

Don't miss : The open bar that's slinging drinks all hour long.

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Take a step back in time on New York’s only passenger tall ship. Enjoy the sailing experience of a lifetime while taking in the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and more!

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The Shearwater is a graceful Newport-style schooner built in 1929, perfect for groups up to 49 passengers . Have your wedding, birthday, or corporate event on board this classic, Gatsby-era sailing ship as she makes her way to the Statue of Liberty and around Manhattan, taking in the sights and sounds of the harbor. If your party is larger than 49, consider our larger boat, the tall ship Clipper City.


The original Clipper City was built as a cargo schooner in 1854, just prior to the Civil War. Rebuilt and refurbished from the original plans which were borrowed from the Smithsonian Institution, at 158 feet, the Clipper City is an epic venue to host up to 149 guests on a sailing adventure around New York Harbor. Parties and events on our historic tall ships are absolutely breathtaking.

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At Manhattan by Sail, we’re your venue… and so much more. Today, aboard the Shearwater  and  Clipper City , we share the joy of sailing our beautiful harbor with visitors and New Yorkers alike. Offering an incomparable setting for your outing, we’ve developed into a world-class venue. On board during our specialty sails, you can enjoy the sweetness of live jazz music , local craft beers , spicy performances from some of NYC’s premier burlesque performers, and much more. But some things have remained the same since the beginning: our passion, commitment, and our caring, enthusiastic crew who sail each day with their whole hearts.

At Manhattan By Sail, we welcome you aboard to share in our joyful culture and to join us in falling in love with NYC, over and over again.

This is an experience I highly recommend and I'll definitely do again with friends. I booked this for a corporate group outing. It was a great summer Friday excursion with the best view of the city and statue of liberty you won't get on land. Drinks, lite bites, and the Hudson. If you're visiting NYC - Add this to your Things to Do list. If you live in the city, do yourself a favor and experience it in a new way. You'll leave feeling happy to live in such a majestic city.

Absolutely brilliant. Booked the shearwater lady liberty cruise through my New York Explorer pass so wasn't sure what to expect. When we got there was greeted by informative staff and the boat is truly beautiful a restored 1920s schooner. When on board the staff are lovely, gave us blankets and ponchos as it was slightly chilly and the odd spot of rain. Pointed things of interest out to us while on board and kept the great selection of drinks flowing. Brilliant, would recommend.

If you’re going to do a boat trip to see the Statue of Liberty why wouldn’t you choose a historic sailing vessel rather than one of the uninspiring motor boats? Being on a sailing ship with the sails up really adds to the experience. The crew are friendly and engaging and will encourage you to get involved in raising the sails, if you want to.

What a perfect way to enjoy the Upper New York Bay. Great company and both my girlfriend and myself were amazed that all the other boats were so over crowded and ours was perfect. Best way to see the bay and Statue of Liberty. No horrid motor sounds nice music played and drinks on hand friendly staff. Trust us go with this company and you won’t regret it. All the other boats had a frantic experience but ours was heavenly.

Both the ship and the crew were awesome! We especially liked the freedom to move around the entire ship from start to finish. Also not having it narrated turned out to be a plus - it was much nicer to just have informal talks with any of the crew members - they were all very nice and very knowledgeable. They engage volunteers to help and my son really had a great time helping to hoist the sail!

This boat was recommended by some friends & they were spot-on. Loved every aspect of the cruise & enjoyed having a chat with one of the crew members. Had a few cold beers on board too. By far the best value of anything we did in New York, which we found a very expensive city.

Despite being in the nearby area for the past three years this was my first time doing a sail around NYC. I bought tickets on a whim to surprise my boyfriend on a romantic excursion and it was honestly so much fun. The day was really cloudy and cold, but they provide blankets, which is convenient for those who didn’t come prepared. We purchased tickets for the cider tasting/sail, the drinks were good and we were also provided food. The staff were friendly and accommodating and we got really amazing views of the city, I was very happy with our experience.

This has to be the best way to have an enjoyable sail past Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You can take the incredibly cost-effective Staten Island ferry which zooms past or the organized and rammed tourist boats from Battery Park, which aren’t much slower. Only the clipper yacht passes closely in a duration which gives everyone plenty of time to stare in amazement and get all the photos you need. Our next visit will be with these guys on another one of their sailing tours. A must-do.

Excellent, relaxing cruise around the harbor including a great view of the Statue of Liberty! The weather was perfect and it was a fantastic way to end a hectic day of traveling. My daughter and I enjoyed wine as we sat on the deck and let the gentle breeze overtake us!

We've been on the Shearwater Brunch Cruise 3 times, & once on the Clipper City Beer/Lobster Roll Cruise. Excellent quality food & beverages, friendly & professional staff. I prefer sailing on the Shearwater since it's smaller & I like the more "intimate" experience. Can't say enough good things about Manhattan by Sail & I can't wait to go on another sail!

The Clipper City schooner cruise should be on every NYC visitor's list! We four travelers took a leisurely, exciting, and informative sail around the Statue of Liberty and can't wait to do it again. The captain and crew were personable, professional, and took excellent care of their passengers. It's also really easy to find. What a great experience and it was my 16 year old grandson's very favorite activity during our July trip! It's tops in customer service, communication, and it's TOPS on my to-do list for our next NYC trip!

A friend of ours suggested we try this and it did not disappoint! We had taken a ferry trip last time we were in New York and I have to say the sail boat is definitely the way to go! The staff were all so friendly and work SO hard. Views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan were incredible! A really super experience!

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NYC Private Cruise is the operating company of the Luxury Yacht “Self Made”. Operating sightseeing trips on New York waters since 2016, NYC Private Cruise specializes in bringing beautiful, classic-style cruise to the New York City waterways and creating special and memorable excursions.

Our Crew, including all captains, mates, and on-land representatives at NYC Private Cruise, is what makes the experience on our beautiful yacht truly magical.

You will, without a doubt, have fantastic views of the city and find the boat beautiful and comfortable, but what will surprise you and stay with you when you leave is the warm and special treatment you receive from our extraordinary team.

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Sightseeing tour of the New York Harbor

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Statue of Liberty

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Ellis Island

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Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg Bridges

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Scenic skyline tour of Downtown and Midtown Manhattan

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Hudson River cruise past the island of Manhattan and up the Hudson River to West Point Military Academy

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Swimming excursion to Far Rockaway, Breezy Point and Sandy Hook NJ. Full day trip only

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Stops can include lunch at waterfront restaurants at various locations

Trip includes, guard licensed captain, clean luxury towels, bottled water & ice, cups, plates, utensils & napkins, 1 free bottle of champagne with glasses.

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Luxury Private Cruise up to 6 Passengers

Prices will be determined based on clients requirements and needs :

  • Hourly basis – minimum of 2 hours charters starting from $400/hr
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  • Bring your own alcohol and foods
  • Air-conditioned cabin with cool and heat modes
  • Free Kayak available on board for your fun time to use.

Enjoy a Luxury yacht in NYC Harbor. Docked 20 mins from the Statue of Liberty in the beautiful Alpine NJ on the Hudson, you will be in the New York Harbor within minutes of departing. Weddings, Birthdays, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties and Proposals. Our crew is here for you to make your day special!

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This elegant, white-hulled, 80-foot, 1890s-style pilot schooner is a gem in New York Harbor. Schooner Adirondack has been sailing these waters since 1999.  She features seating for up to 49, teak decks and impressive mahogany trim.  An open salon below deck features a marine restroom, bar services, storage and functions as a space to escape the elements.

Schooner Adirondack has been the fastest resident sail vessel in the New York Harbor for the past decade. She held the record finish in the Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race for 12 consecutive years and continues to demonstrate speed and a thrilling ride for her guests in New York Harbor.

The Schooner Adirondack runs an 8-month season in NYC starting in April and ending in November.

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“Better than any picture or review could ever portray. The crew aboard the deck were very sweet and accommodating! Bring your own picnic but no alcohol! (They serve 3 complimentary rounds of champagne, Pinot, or Riesling plus soft beverages) You see every landmark listed in the description and what I loved is they gave you ample time to let the view sink in and take pictures. The price is beyond reasonable for the experience. Knowing what I know now I would have gladly paid double! This was a Birthday gift to my boyfriend and honestly we were both shocked at how incredible the boat ride was. We both could not stop whispering to each other how amazing the views were. He told me this was his best birthday ever and I have to thank Schooner for that! PS. I will be coming back with friends and family next time!” ~ Sunset Sail Customer
“A romantic, affordable night away from the busy city. I had a fantastic time on the Adirondack ! On a boat that cuts the motor about halfway into the trip, it is a quiet, serene getaway from being in the city. I took my boyfriend, visiting from Scotland, and he didn't know something like this existed in such a “busy” city. I would highly recommend it in the warmer weather, especially for small groups and couples.” ~ Romantic Cruise Customer


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Whether for social or corporate events, our party venues will surely get your guests attention. Plan them now with the help of our expert team.

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Social Events

Yacht cruises and boat parties are perfect to celebrate so many kinds of occasions, including:

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  • Sweet Sixteen Celebrations
  • Anniversaries
  • Graduations
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  • First Communion Receptions
  • Engagements
  • Bridal Shower
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  • Fund Raising Events, and so much more!

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Our professional team will be happy to develop a THEME PARTY with you. We'll assist you with all your decorating needs. Our ideas are unique! We have fabulous DJ’s and bands, photographers, and videographers with years of experience working aboard our yachts ---they are truly NAUTICAL PROFESSIONALS !

You will absolutely love them and so will your guests! The packages we can offer you are truly amazing. We'll take care of all the coordinating of the vendor services so you don’t have to. ATTENTION TO DETAIL is what we do best and it is so very important in making your SPECIAL EVENT the absolute best ever!

Corporate Events

Corporate events aboard our luxury private yachts are awesome! Your guests will be so impressed. Whether you choose one of our small vessels, like the Justine or the Ventura, for an exclusive VIP cruise on the Hudson River, or one of our fabulous Mega Yachts, like the Majesty or the Infinity – or any of the other vessels in between- the event is sure to be spectacular.

YOU CAN PLAN AN EVENT FOR A PRODUCT LAUNCH as we did in the past for the Maybach and for new Conair products.

Consider events such as:

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  • Team Building Events, and so much more. 

We have the perfect yacht for you and we can customize the package to suit your taste and budget.

A MORNING BREAKFAST MEETING with a 2 hour cruise is so amazing and such a great perk for your clients. Have a DELIGHTFUL LUNCH while viewing the FALL FOLIAGE and a FANTASTIC EVENING DINNER CRUISE while viewing the incomparable New York City Skyline! It is all so fabulous!

Our chefs are happy to work with you to design a menu that works for you and your particular theme—if you have one. If you need some assistance in finding an appropriate theme for your cruise, we are there to assist you.

We'll provide you with unique ideas for décor and entertainment. Our president, Francesca, will be your event planner extraordinaire! A luxury yacht will be the perfect venue for your special corporate event in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.

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Ideal for weddings, receptions, photoshoots, filming, birthdays, proposals, sightseeing tours, parties, and lifestyle events., charter your private luxury yacht today.

Zenith Yacht Charters is based in the NYC - NJ Metro area. We offer premier luxury charters to private clients. Available for day, evening, and overnight events out of New York City and metropolitan area.

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Justine is a 97 ft luxurious private charter yacht based in New York City. She hosts up to 12 guests for day and evening cruises, and can accommodate eight overnight in four staterooms. The yacht has an elegant and spacious main deck salon, full service bar, formal dining room, and fully equipped galley. There is an aft deck observation area and seating, upper deck outdoor area with lounge seating and 360 degree views, and spacious sun pad on the bow. Located throughout the yacht is a premier sound system, controllable by guests' Bluetooth device, as well as satellite HDTVs. The interior was completely rebuilt in 2010 and is continually and meticulously updated.

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Juliette is a unique yacht in New York Harbor - a boat that was built to be a private luxury yacht, then later upgraded to US Coast Guard Specifications to carry up to 40 passengers. This is the only boat in NYC with a Private Yacht feel and ambience that can legally take more than 12 passengers. Juliette offers a spacious bow and gorgeously appointed upper deck for groups of ten to forty guests to enjoy a loungelike atmosphere while experiencing a private tour of NYC's iconic skyline alongside top tier dining and drinks.

Luncheon and Dinner Cruises

Luncheon and Dinner Cruises

Standard menus or custom catering available. Our chef coordinates closely with the crew and guests to provide the freshest ingredients and highest quality foods. Five Star dining and the ambiance of New York under the stars is a reality to be savored.

The cuisine ranges from French/American to Latin Fusion. Specialties include butter-poached Maine lobster with roasted wild mushrooms, gnocchi and cucumber blossoms; honey-glazed duck with fig,daikon radish and black currant; and Japanese Kobe filet with seared foie gras, spinach and Pinot Noir sauce.

Corporate Events

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Astound and impress your partners, investors, and clients with a private cruise on NYC's premiere charter vessel. Treat your team for work well done. Showcase your waterfront real estate holdings or developments.

Overnight Trips

Overnight Trips

Custom itineraries can be prepared including Sag Harbor, Montauk, Greenwich CT, the Mystic Seaport, Albany, West Point, Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore, Cape May, Newport RI, Cape Cod, Martha's Vinyard, and Nantucket.

Special Events

Special Events

Yachts are available for film shoots, fashion photography, weddings and post-wedding cruises, unforgettable proposals, burials at sea, and any other special event on a luxurious yacht.


Zenith private luxury yachts can be chartered overnight or longer term for cruises to:

1 Port Washington and Port Jefferson, Long Island

Gatsby's Gold Coast - visit beautiful and historic hamlets which inspired Fitzgerald's immortal novel. We sail by famous mansions and lighthouses, and dock at opulent marinas with world class waterfront restaurants.

2 Sag Harbor, Greenport, Shelter Island, Montauk, and the Hamptons

World-renowned Hamptons feature quaint villages and boutiques where you're sure to find the top designer names. Dine in the trendiest restaurants and enjoy some of the top beaches in the country. Explore captivating museums and galleries. Rub shoulders with America's rich and famous.

3 Fire Island, Freeport (South Shore)

Fire Island National Seashore contains miles unspoiled, pristine wilderness, dazzling white sand stretches, and some of the best beaches in New York.

4 Connecticut shore: Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Old Saybrook, and the Mystic Seaport

Our trip along the Connecticut coast includes the opulent and exclusive enclave of Greenwich, the world-renowned maritime museum and seaport at Mystic, the aquarium, and Foxwoods casino.

5 Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise: Troy, Albany, West Point, Kingston, Poughkeepsie

Spectacular Fall Foliage and rolling hills of the Palisades. Epic bridges, federal heritage areas, West Point.

6 Ocean City, Atlantic City, Jersey Shore, Cape May

The famous Jersey Shore features historic boardwalks, world-class beaches and seafood, and the casinos, nightlife, and entertainment capital, Atlantic City.

7 Newport, RI, Cape Cod, Martha's Vinyard, Nantucket

Newport is the sailing capital of the U.S., and overflows with events and regattas. Well known for its maritime history and magnificent harbor, yacht charter visitors will find fabulous mansions, colonial architecture and history, great music, and trendy boutiques.. You can live among history, from earliest settlers, through the American Revolution, to the great mansions built by 19th century industrialists.

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I have attended several events on the Yacht Justine. The plush furnishings and careful interior layout produce an atmosphere that is both elegant and intimate. Clean, comfortable, and spacious. A truly memorable way to experience the New York harbor.

Mike Mallner

We spent the first night of our honeymoon on Yacht Justine. It was the ten year anniversary of 9/11, and the tour around lower Manhattan was sobering and reflective, but also heart-stoppingly beautiful. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate our country and one of its greatest cities, and made the first day of our marriage magic and memorable. The accommodations were also very chic and comfortable, preparing us for the five-star resorts we had booked for the rest of our honeymoon. On top of spending the night in luxurious accommodations, we got a kick out of the novelty of knowing we were on a boat. All in all, it was a cherished experience, and one we would recommend to anyone looking for a truly special night.

Rachel Darwin , Communications Manager at Taft and Partners

Justine is beautiful, outside and in; and her crew is tremendous. I have been on many leisure trips on New York waterways on all types of boats from rustic sailboats to cruise ships, and can say that the aesthetic and ethos of one's immediate surroundings greatly impacts the experience. The elegant look of Justine, and the friendly unpretentious feel of her crew has been the number one factor in my enjoyment.

Sidney Oolongo , Events Coordinator

I had the great pleasure of coming aboard Yacht Justine for a cruise on NYE. Justine is a beautiful vessel and the staff was extremely accommodating and nice. I was very impressed by how attentive the staff was and all their efforts to make sure that I enjoyed my time aboard Justine. I will definitely book another cruise in the near future. If you are looking for a classy retreat from the city in the company of an incredible staff, this is where you want to be.

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Q What is different about your company?

Although everything that floats in New York City is marketed as a "luxury private yacht," Zenith actually owns and operates high-end, beautifully maintained yachts. Our photos, videos, and TV clips are accurate. For ten years, Zenith has served a global elite of CEOs, celebrities, and VIPs from the highest echelons of power. We are the top of the market. We encourage you to visit and see the yachts you are interested in yourselves, and compare. Please ask any local charter agent about our reputation.

Q Who will be on the yacht with us?

All cruises will have a minimum of three crewmembers aboard to assure your safe and enjoyable cruise. A Captain will helm the yacht at all times. All of our captains bring a lifetime of experience and are happy to answer questions and share stories. Two mates will assure safe docking and while aboard will assist guests with comfort, food, and beverages. Cruises booked with a private chef, bartender, or NYC tourguide will have these in addition.

Q Justine is a huge yacht! What is up with the 12 guest limit??

It's the law! The Justine is a private yacht. Under federal regulations any private boat taking paying passengers is only allowed SIX GUESTS, or TWELVE GUESTS for much larger boats – like the Justine - generally over 80 ft long. There are no exceptions; no passenger can be a "friend" or "crewmember" other than paid staff such as your event photographer, tourguide, or wedding officiant. Children do count as passengers. Our company is fully licensed and insured to take guests in a safe and compliant manner. We have been in business over 10 years. Charterers should be VERY wary of any operator telling you to put down excess passengers as "crew" or offering a "bareboat" contract in which the guests claim to be hiring the crew and taking liability for the cruise. None of that is legal nor insured. The Juliette is a unique vessel in NYC - an actual private luxury yacht which has been upgraded to meet Coast Guard commercial standards and legal for up to 40 guests. It still offers a private yacht look and feel.

Q I represent a client who has special security and privacy concerns.

We have broad experience in handling these concerns. All of our guests are entitled to 100% privacy and discretion. We never share any guest information. Crew do not carry phones or cameras. Private and diplomatic security personnel are welcome to travel with guests. Please contact us with any specific concerns or NDA's.

Q What can I bring?

Comfortable shoes and clothing and non-spray sunscreen. Cameras, phones, chargers. We will have towels, ice, and nonalcoholic beverages for every cruise. High heels and shoes with hard black soles are not allowed. Please do not bring any pollution hazards such as confetti, glitter, or streamers; fire hazards such as sparklers. hookahs, fireworks, or sternos; messy food items such as stews, soups, curries, chicken wings, ice cream cakes, bloody mary's, etc.

Q Can we bring children?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your children - HOWEVER they must be under constant adult supervision. We highly recommend bringing your nanny.

Q Can we bring pets?

We do not permit any pets aboard, other than authorized service animals assisting guests with a disability. We love furry guests but keep in mind they get scared, confused, and seasick on yachts.

Q Is there Wi-Fi?

No, but cell phones and streaming data will work throughout all of our routes.

Q What is the music situation?

Both yachts have speakers on all decks. Stereo systems play XM/Sirius radio or guests can Bluetooth their favorite music. You can bring a DJ with their own equipment as well.

Q Do I have to remove shoes aboard?

We do allow guests to wear their shoes aboard. We recommend comfortable options such as sandals or sneakers. High heels and mens' dress shoes with hard black soles are not permitted.

Q Are any parts of the yacht off-limits?

Guests are not allowed into the engine room or other clearly-marked restricted areas. However, anyone who wants an educational tour of the engines and machinery of the yacht is welcome to request this of the captain before or after a cruise. Staterooms with attached bathrooms are available on both yachts for private conversations, changing, hair/makeup, etc.

Q Where do you sail from? Where do you go?

Our home dock is Newport a private and upscale marina in the heart of the Jersey City Waterfront. It is located directly across the Holland Tunnel from Manhattan with PATH Train and garage parking onsite. We can pickup and dropoff guests at Chelsea Piers, North Cove (World Financial District), Dyckman Marina in uptown Manahttan, Liberty State Park (Jersey City), and One15 downtown Brooklyn Marina for varying fees. We can also serve the Hudson River Valley, Long Island, Connecticut and the Hamptons. Our typical 3 cruise covers all of Manhattan's iconic skyline, including the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Intrepid, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and a close-up at the Statue of Liberty. Full day cruises can explore the Northern Hudson Valley, Sandy Hook, or Long Island Sound. The Hamptons, Montauk, Mystic, Newport RI, and Block Island require multiday bookings.

Q Which times/dates are available or recommended?

All of our cruises are custom and yachts are available any time, any day. Holidays and weekends are generally booked early. Some guests prefer spending all day under the sun, others prefer watching the city lights from the comfort of a private yacht at night. The most popular option is to book during sunset, 6-9pm or 7-10pm to experience daylight, sunset, and a bit of NYC after dark.

Q What if the weather is bad?

If the weather is unsafe to sail, we offer a no-fee rescheduling or if no mutually agreeable date is available, full refund. If the weather is not perfect but not unsafe (i.e. rain) we do our best to accommodate all guest requests. It is our goal to provide the best experience possible and in these situations we will try to work with you and see if better times/dates are available. The yacht interior is climate controlled and we do sail in rain. The contract does not provide for no-fee rescheduling or refund for inclement weather but we try to work with everyone to come up with mutually agreeable solutions.

Q I see the same boats listed everywhere? Where should I book this?

Our pricing is standardized and you should feel comfortable booking with any authorized agent or broker, or directly. Online "Airbnb"-style booking services may levy additional fees.

Q How do we pay for a cruise?

We take deposits on credit cards to reserve dates and expect the balance to be paid online via Zelle/ACH/"E-check". We also accept wires, bitcoin, cash, and company or bank checks.

Q What discounts do you offer?

Our pricing is based upon the substantial overhead costs of maintaining and professionally staffing multimillion dollar private yachts. We cut no corners and provide luxury service. Generally speaking, we do not offer discounts. We offer an experience which is often less expensive yet vastly superior to private service at exclusive Manhattan landside venues.

Q What is a customary tip?

Tips for hardworking crew are not included unless specifically added in advance. Tipping is appreciated and customary at the end of your cruise for an amazing experience. One tip for the entire crew, recommended at 18% of total charter fee, can be handed to the Captain and will be split evenly among the crew. Cash is preferred but credit cards, Zelle, and Venmo are also accepted.

Q I am an influencer! Please give me a free cruise so I can post photos of your yacht and get you tons of business!

Thank you but pass.

Q Are we allowed to swim from the yacht?

New York Harbor and the Hudson River have fast currents and heavy boat traffic and are NOT safe for swimming. We do permit swimming from the Justine yacht only, as part of full-day or overnight cruises. We will take you to a more protected area such as Croton, Coney Island, Manhasset Bay, or Sandy Hook. There is no swimming from the Juliette yacht, or as part of any half-day cruise.

Q Can I fly my drone?

We allow guests who wish to take a drone photo or video to do so from a dock only, either before or after the cruise. Any aerial videography from a moving yacht MUST be discussed and cleared with management well in advance (not during boarding). We must discuss homepoint settings, EMF interference, and have insurance and a damage deposit on file.

Q Are there any kayaks, jetskis, etc?

We operate primarily in New York Harbor, which is not a safe place for kayaking, wakeboarding, etc. We can bring water toys upon request for overnight or fullday charters leaving the metro area. Any jetskis require coordination with a third party rental company, which requires advanced planning.

Q Can we film aboard?

You are welcome to photograph/film and share whatever you like. Commercial film and photo shoots should be aware that we do not require permits to film aboard but marinas and docks will require permits for dockside filming. Our crew can help with layouts, positioning, and recommend locations and angles. All commercial film and photoshoots are subject to a $1250/hr flat fee, 4 hour minimum, with a credit card on file for overtime. We can assist with chase boats. Staterooms are available for monitors, hair/makeup/wardrobe, etc.


Q What are your policies regarding masks and the Coronavirus?

We will fully comply with state and federal regulations which apply. Our guests are not currently required to mask and social distance aboard during the 2023 season.

Q Am I allowed to smoke on the yacht?

Smoking and Vaping is permitted on outside decks only. Ashtrays will be provided. Guests are not allowed to bring any smoking device with hot coals, such as hookahs, which present a fire hazard.

Q Are you Handicap-accessible?

No , these yachts are not ADA-compliant. All guests must ascend stairs to board and to access the top deck. However, we have hosted many guests with limited mobility, who board with the assistance of crew and family members. Please contact us with any specific concerns or requirements.

Q Will I be seasick?

New York Harbor generally is fairly calm although waves can be made by criss-crossing ferries. If you are prone to seasickness we recommend taking an over-the-counter medication such as Dramamine one hour in advance, not drinking alcohol, and spending time on outside decks. Crew cannot dispense medications.


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Most of our private sailboat charters are 2, 3, or 4 hours long, and can be scheduled at any time of day or night.

Once you leave the dock, the boat is yours – you may direct your captain to sail where you please.*

Sail north up the river to get an up-close view of the iconic Manhattan skyline, while sailing south into the harbor immerses you in beautiful vistas and historic landmarks.

* While we do our best to provide an authentic sailing experience, we are at the mercy of mother nature.  If wind conditions do not cooperate, our modern sailing yacht features a quiet inboard motor that can be used to reach your destination in most circumstances. Final cruising itinerary remains at the sole discretion of the captain at the time of sail. 

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We provide the finest luxury private sailboat charters in NYC for groups of up to six anytime of day or night.

Our sails immerse you in both the magnificence of New York City and the magic of nature – your only job is to sit back, relax and enjoy! 

It is only you, your guests, and our captain and first mate aboard a spacious and comfortable 38′ modern sailboat. No crowds, plenty of room, perfect for the discerning New Yorker or visitor who prefers to take in NYC on their own terms.

The only sailing experience in NYC providing a captain and steward, coupled with the most amount of space available on any sailing yacht, means you can sit back, relax in comfort, and enjoy a full service yachting experience.

Make the journey your own! Sail whenever and wherever you want, bring your own food, drinks and playlist if you choose. Sunbathe, sight-see, savor the sunset, or stargaze. Practice your sailing skills, or just let the wind take you where it may.

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Book online, receive your confirmation, arrive at the dock conveniently located in Manhattan’s vibrant Tribeca neighborhood, and in minutes you are out on the water.

We offer the finest charter experience in NYC at competitive rates and our prices include everything except for gratuity, which means no extra fees and no surprise charges.

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The 15 Best Cruises In NYC You Can Take This Month

The 15 Best Cruises In NYC You Can Take This Month

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Are you looking for the best cruises in New York that you can take right now? Look no further! Here you find some of the best cruises in NYC that are currently available below!

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My Favorite Cruise In NYC Right Now

If I had to recommend a cruise in New York City right now, it’d be the Champagne City Lights Cruise and the Day Sail to the Statue of Liberty (so awesome!!!) . On these tours, you’ll get to enjoy all the views you could wish for. 

My Favorite Cruises in NYC

This list displays the best cruises in NYC you can take this winter! Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s sightseeing or leisure, with or without food, at day or at night – there’s a cruise for you!

2-Hour Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on America 2.0


This sailing tour is one of the most enjoyable boat tours I’ve ever done in New York! On board on this 105-foot schooner you sail from the Chelsea Piers to the Statue of Liberty and can always see the beautiful skyline of Manhattan and New Jersey. Included in the price is a drink and guaranteed a lot of fun. 

Classic Harbor Line: Champagne City Lights Cruise

Champagne City Lights Cruise NYC

We had an amazing time onboard the luxurious 1920s inspired motor yacht. Combine sightseeing with a romantic evening and step onboard the 1920s inspired boat at Pier 62 (Chelsea Piers – W. 22nd and Hudson River). During the 90-minutes long tour, you’ll get to see iconic NYC sights along the water and most importantly breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Especially in the summer, you can admire the most beautiful sunset during this special cruise. There is seating inside the yacht and outside seating as well.

Live Jazz City Lights Sail

Live Jazz City Lights Sail

This 90-minute live jazz sail is one of the best NYC sails I’ve ever done. You’ll sail from Chelsea Piers to New York Harbor, always with the beautiful skyline and Statue of Liberty in view. What you can expect on the Live Jazz City Lights Sail and why you should definitely do it, I’ll tell you in my report!

Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner


This sailing tour is so beautiful – I’ve done it myself! Aboard the Schooner America 2.0 you sail towards the Statue of Liberty and experience one of the most romantic sunsets in New York. The atmosphere on board is really great and relaxed, while you can admire the Manhattan skyline the whole time. Even a drink is included! Be sure to check it out!

Skyline Brunch Cruise Around Manhattan

Skyline Brunch Cruise Around Manhattan

This brunch cruise is one of the most beautiful boat tours in New York. You sit aboard a 1920s-style ship with lots of wood and even more glass. The provider has several wonderful boat tours in the program, of which we have already tried four (and all were great!).

Start at Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers – this is where you board. First you start towards the George Washington Bridge, then turn south to the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge . You can enjoy the view of the New York skyline and have a delicious brunch with New York specialties. The first drink (even champagne!) is even included in the price.

Circle Line - Harbor Lights Night Cruise

Circle Line - Harbor Lights Night Cruise

The Harbor Lights Cruise by Cricle Line is an amazing way to see the NYC from the water. As the lights start to sparkle across the Hudson and East Rivers at dusk you see the beauty of the city at night from a whole different angle.

Classic Harbor Line: Architecture Yacht Cruise


The architecture boat tour takes you around Manhattan in 2.5 hours. On a 30 meter long wooden ship in the style of the 1920s you can relax and learn a lot of interesting facts about the many small and large buildings of the city. The tour is super-relaxing and the price includes a drink (vino, soft drinks) and small snacks.

Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty


This sunset boat ride to the Statue of Liberty departs from Pier 36 on the East River. From here you will sail along the East River towards the southern tip of Manhattan, passing under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge. 

Then you continue to the Statue of Liberty and a little bit up the Hudson River, so that you can see the skyline of New York from both sides of Manhattan.

Bateaux Lunch Cruise

New York Premier Lunch Cruise

This boat tour with lunch on board the Bateaux New York will take you from the Hudson River to the East River, which means you will see all the major buildings of the NYC skyline. And of course, the Statue of Liberty is included! Since the atmosphere on the Bateaux Lunch cruise is a bit more formal, guests are asked to wear long pants and no shorts or hot pants or flip flops.

Circle Line - New York Landmarks Cruise

Circle Line - New York Landmarks Cruise

This Circle Line cruise will take you past NYC’s most famous attractions and landmarks. You will head past the Statue of Liberty, the One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, amd much much more. If you are looking to explore Manhattan from the water and learn some of the history of NYC at the same time, this is definitely the cruise for you. At a lenght of approximately 1.5 hours, this cruise will take you half way around the Island of Manhattan as well as once around the Statue of Liberty for the ultimate photo opportunity.

Classic Harbor Line: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan


From one of our absolute favorite boat tours in New York there is also a Jazz Cruise. You are on board a luxury yacht in the style of the 1920s, which has a wonderful charm and is not to be compared with the big sightseeing ships. The jazz cruise starts at the Chelsea Piers and takes you along the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and the harbor of New York. On the way you can enjoy a wonderful view of the New York skyline and smooth jazz at the same time.

And the best part? The first drink is included in the price of the Jazz Cruise!

Spirit: Lunch Cruise

New York Spirit Lunch Cruise

Relax on a comfortable boat as it cruises around New York Harbor and Manhattan on this relaxing 2-hour afternoon cruise that includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and DJ’ed music. Get great views and a different perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building. And indulge in the delicious buffet lunch while doing it. Upgrade the afternoon to receive a welcome glass of champagne in a souvenir glass, a table for your party size, and access to a platinum open bar.

Spirit: Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Get a totally different and exciting perspective on New York: from a fun dinner cruise that floats around New York Harbor and Manhattan offering stunning views of the city and some of the world’s most famous landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building. Indulge in a delicious buffet dinner and then groove to the onboard DJ’ed music being spun. Add this dinner cruise to your New York itinerary today!

60-Min Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Sunset Cruise


You start at the South Street Seaport right next to New York’s most famous bridge – the Brooklyn Bridge. From there, you will make a leisurely drive to the southern tip of Manhattan and you will be in the Port of New York where you can see the Statue of Liberty for the first time. On the way there you can also clearly see the new highest building in the evening skyline: the One World Trade Center.

Staten Island Ferry


One of New York’s most popular tourist attractions is the Staten Island Ferry, which commutes between the southern tip of Manhattan and Staten Island. The crossing is free of charge! The 5 mile journey takes about 20-25 minutes and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty.

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On the Atlantis Yacht, we host private parties or private events for every conceivable occasion. Our party planning specialists can assist you in planning every detail of your party and yacht rental. From special menu items and preferences, to exotic bar drinks and decoration ideas, we are here to help you make that birthday, anniversary, bar mitzvah, prom, or sweet 16 the most memorable event and yacht charter or yacht rental ever.

Our Yacht Party Cruises will delight your guests with views of the New York City Skyline. The Atlantis of New York Cruises is a unique event venue with all of the luxuries of a catering hall on your own personal yacht rental! A boat like no other, the Atlantis was designed to impress. From the exterior yacht styling to our custom built sound and lighting, the team at New York Cruises created a one-of-a kind luxury boat available for yacht rental.

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We offer a yacht rental, event space or venue, for any occasion including corporate events , product launches, team building or meetings, weddings which can include an intimate ceremony on our sky deck, Sweet Sixteens that will leave lasting impression, engagement parties that set the tone leading up to your big day, fundraisers that are a unique experience, birthday parties that will create lasting memories!

Multi-Level Dinner Yacht with One Occasion at a Time

The Atlantis of New York Cruises has 3 separate decks that allow for a cocktail space and main dinning area during your luxury yacht cruise. Our floor plans are customizable and are created based on the needs of your cruise. Choosing the Atlantis as your Yacht rental for your next private event means that your guests are our only concentration.

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The team at New York Cruises’ Atlantis Yacht will work with you to plan your private event.  One of the first steps in the process is planning a location for your yacht charter.  We offer yacht rental in multiple locations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  Our team would be happy to assist you in choosing a location for your private event.

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Imagine mingling with guests as you cruise by the skyline of New York. An Atlantis party boat cruise and yacht rental is an experience you will never forget…

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Take to the water and fall in love with NYC all over again! Classic Harbor Line provides unprecedented views of New York City aboard classic yachts on the best boat cruises in NYC. As designer, builder, and operator of classically inspired boats , we offer epic experiences year-round in NY Harbor! While onboard, you’ll have the best NYC sightseeing opportunity available in NY Harbor. Our finely crafted yachts feature teak decks, varnished mahogany rails, and gleaming brass fixtures along with comfortable seating, a bar with drinks available and restrooms.

With breathtaking views of the NYC skyline, monuments, and bridges, Classic Harbor Line offers the best sightseeing boat cruises in NYC! We offer a variety of narration levels on our boat cruises in NYC: non-narrated, lightly narrated or fully narrated. Each NYC boat tour will create lasting NYC memories from the water in NY Harbor!

Specialty Cruises

Join us for a Day Sail, an AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour, Sunset Cruise in NYC and more! When setting sail at sunset guests enjoy varying themed NYC sightseeing experiences including: a sunset evening jazz sail, a live music cruise aboard one of our classic boats, weekend NYC brunch options, a Champagne & Cheese Cruise and more! Join us at night for one of our fun NYC date night ideas on a city light sail! Whatever you choose you are sure to enjoy your time on the water with us as our crew treats you with the most professional hospitality on the best boat cruises in NYC!

Our Reviews

“The Luxury Yacht Sunset Cruise was nothing short of perfect. The staff is extremely friendly and courteous, and my date and I had a great time aboard the ship. The interior of the yacht is very comfortable with an enormous amount of class. It’s also impeccably kept. I would go again in a heartbeat!”

– Sunset Cruise Customer

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