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New York City Boat Tours Guide

MOST POPULAR NYC BOAT TOUR OPTIONS
Looking for a New York City boat tour? We have collected information on the major boat tour companies' offerings and present a comparison of the different tours available to NYC visitors, which will save you time planning your visit. See our
Map of NYC Cruise Boat Locations.

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New York City Boat Tours Comparison Chart

Information below is subject to change. Visit official websites to verify cruise types, pricing and hours/dates of operation and for more details to decide which tour best meets your needs. Price ranges typically indicate differences pertaining to day of week. Prices generally do not include taxes, fees or gratuity.

Location/Cruise Company Cruise Type/Name Duration Base Price Food/Beverage Season
Chelsea Piers-Pier 61
Entertainment Cruises
(Bateaux NY)
Dinner Cruise 3 hours $127 - $137 Plated dinner; cash bar. Year-Round.
  Lunch Cruise 2 hours $55 - $60 Plated lunch; cash bar. Year-Round; Monday through Saturday.
  Brunch Cruise 2 hours $65 Brunch buffet; cash bar. Year-Round; Sundays.
  Theme and Holiday Cruises varies varies varies Check website for upcoming events.
Chelsea Piers-Pier 62
Entertainment Cruises
(Spirit of New York)
Dinner Cruise 3 hours $87 - $100 Dinner buffet; cash bar. Year-Round.
  Lunch Cruise 2 hours $48 Lunch buffet; cash bar. Year-Round.
  Specialty Cruises (such as holiday, gospel, moonlight, karaoke) varies varies varies Check website for schedule.
Classic Harbor Line
(Yacht Manhattan)
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise 2.75 hours $88 Brunch buffet and one complimentary beverage. Year-Round, Saturdays and Sundays.
  Around Manhattan Official NYC Architecture Tour 2.75 hours $76 Light snacks and one complimentary beverage. Year-Round, select days.
  NYC Bridges, Infrastructure & Architecture Tour 2.75 hours $76 Light hors d'oeuvres, one complimentary beverage. Select Saturdays.
  Wine Regions of the World Tasting Series Cruise 2 or 2.75 hours $84 or $104 Wine with Artisan cheese pairings. Year-Round, Mondays (2 hours) and Saturdays (2.75 hours).
  Statue and Skyline Cruise 1.5 hours $42 Cash bar. Year-Round, select days.
  Champagne Sunset Cruise 1.5 hours $52 Cash bar.  Year-Round, select days.
  Champagne City Lights Cruise 1.5 hours $52 Cash bar.  Year-Round, Fridays and Saturdays.
  Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise 1.5 hours $56 Cash bar.  Year-Round, Sundays.
  Prohibition-Era Cocktail Cruise 1.75 hours $74 Cocktails included Year-Round, select days.
  Specialty Cruises (holiday, seasonal and other) varies varies varies Check website for upcoming events.
Classic Harbor Line
(Schooner Adirondack)
Day Sail 2 hours $45 Complimentary beer & soda. April through November.
  Sunset Sail 2 hours $60 Complimentary champagne, wine, beer & soda. April through November.
  City Lights Sail 2 hours $60 Complimentary champagne, wine, beer & soda. May through September.
  Full Moon Sail 2 hours $60 Complimentary champagne, wine, beer & soda. Select dates; check website for schedule.
  Specialty Cruises (holiday, seasonal and other) varies varies varies Check website for upcoming events.
Classic Harbor Line
(Schooner America 2.0)
Brunch Sail 2 hours $72 Light brunch buffet with complimentary Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, beer, wine, champagne, soda, juice and coffee. May through October, Sundays.
  Day Sail 2 hours $52 Complimentary beer & soda. May through October.
  Sunset Sail 2 hours $72 Complimentary champagne, wine, beer & soda. May through October.
  City Lights Sail 2 hours $58 Complimentary champagne, wine, beer & soda. May through October.
  Specialty Cruises (holiday, seasonal and other) varies varies varies Check website for upcoming events.
North Cove Marina
Manhattan by Sail
(Shearwater)
Daytime Sail 90 min. Adult $45
Child $25
Senior $38
Includes one complimentary beer, wine or soft drink. April through October.
  Happy Hour Sail 60 min. Adult $45
Child $25
Senior $38
Includes open bar beer, wine and soft drinks. May through August, Fridays.
  Sunset Sail 2 hours $25 Half-price drinks. April through October.
  City Lights Evening Sail 90 min. Adult $45
Child $25
Senior $38
Includes one complimentary beer, wine or soft drink. June through September, select days.
  Sunday Champagne Brunch Sail 2 hours Adult $95
Child $45
Brunch buffet plus open bar. April through October, Sundays.
  Sunday Wine Tasting Sail 2 hours Adult $95
Child $45
Wine tastings with snack/cheese pairings. April through October, Sundays.  Check website for weekly wine theme.
  Cocktail Sail 2 hours Adult $79
Child $69
Senior $69
Specialty cocktail tasting. May through October, 1st Tuesday of each month.
  Full Moon Sail 90 min. Adult $55
Child $35
Senior $48
Includes two complimentary beer, wine or soft drink. Limited dates based on full moon; check website for schedule.
South Street Seaport-Pier 16
Circle Line Downtown
(Shark)
Speedboat Thrill-Ride 30 min. Adult $24
Child $17
Senior $24
n/a May through September (May and September - weekends only).
Circle Line Downtown
(Zephyr)
Statue of Liberty Express 1 hour Adult $28
Child $17
Senior $24
Food & beverage available on board. Late March through early January.
  Happy Hour Cruise 90 min. $30 Cash bar. Late May through mid-October, Thursdays and Fridays.
  Tropical Oasis Cruise 2 hours $30 Cash bar. Late May through mid-October, Saturdays.
  Casino Night 3 hours General $60
VIP $100
Cash bar. April through November, select Fridays.
  Ladies Night Out 3 hours General $60
VIP $150
Cash bar. June through November, select Fridays.
South Street Seaport-Pier 17
Manhattan by Sail
(Clipper City Tall Ship)
Daytime Statue Sail 90 min. Adult $39
Child $17
Senior $35
Cash bar. April through October.
  Twilight Sail 2 hours Adult $45
Child $20
Senior $38
Cash bar. April through October.
  Harbor Lights Sail 90 min. Adult $39
Child $17
Senior $35
Cash bar. June through September, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  Craft Beer Tasting Sail 1 hour - 45 min. Adult $105
Child $50
Craft beer tastings, accompanied by meats and cheeses. April through October, Saturdays and Sundays.
  Jazz Sail 2 hours Adult $95
Child $45
Includes one complimentary beer, wine or champagne; cash bar. June through September, Wednesdays.
West 38th St-Pier 78 or Battery Maritime Building, Slip 6
NY Waterway 90-Minute Skyline Cruise 90 min. Adult $31
Child $21
n/a Check website for schedule.
  90-Minute Twilight Cruise 90 min. Adult $31
Child $21
n/a Check website for schedule.
  60-Minute Downtown Cruise (note: departs Pier 5 South Street) 60 min. $21 n/a Check website for schedule.
  Special holiday and seasonal cruises. varies varies n/a Check website for schedule.
West 41st St-Pier 81
World Yacht
(Duchess, Princess, Destiny)
Sunday Brunch Cruise 2 hours Adult $69
Child $36
Brunch buffet; one Mimosa included April through October.
  Dinner Cruise 3 hours $142 - $160 4-course meal May through December.
  Holiday and special event cruises varies varies varies Check website for upcoming schedule.
City Lights Cruises
(Atlantis)
Yacht Party Cruise 3.5 hours $80 Light buffet; two drinks prepaid.  Weekend cruises Memorial Day to Labor Day; cruises at other times of the year based on demand.
  Premium Party Cruise 3.5 hours $95 Light buffet; two drinks prepaid. Weekend cruises Memorial Day to Labor Day; cruises at other times of the year based on demand.
West 42nd St-Pier 83
Circle Line Sightseeing at 42nd Street
(The Brooklyn, The Queens, The Manhattan)
Harbor Lights Sunset Cruise 90 min. Adult $35
Child $24
Senior $31
Food & beverage available on board. Approximately March through November.
  Liberty Cruise 60 min. Adult $29
Child $21
Senior $26
Food & beverage available on board. Year-Round.
  Full Island Cruise 2.5 hours Adult $39
Child $26
Senior $34
Food & beverage available on board. Year-Round.
  Semi-Circle Cruise 90 Min. Adult $35
Child $24
Senior $31
Food & beverage available on board. Year-Round.
  "The Beast" Speed Boat 30 min. Adult $27
Child $21
n/a Approximately May through September.
World’s Fair Marina-Pier 1 (Queens)
Skyline Cruises
(Skyline Princess)
Dinner Cruise 4 hours $79-$108 (based on package; discounts for children and seniors) Dinner buffet; packages for cash bar, open bar or soda/juice/coffee only. Check website for schedule.
  Brunch Cruise 4 hours $58-$84 (based on package; discounts for children and seniors) Brunch buffet; packages for cash bar, open bar or soda/juice/coffee only. Check website for schedule.


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Map of New York City Cruise Boat Locations

Manhattan Boat Pier Locations Map Location/Cruise Company

Chelsea Piers-Pier 61
Entertainment Cruises/Bateaux

Chelsea Piers-Pier 62
Entertainment Cruises/Spirit of New York
Classic Harbor Line/Yacht Manhattan
Classic Harbor Line/Schooner Adirondack
Classic Harbor Line/Schooner America 2.0


North Cove Marina
Manhattan by Sail/Shearwater

South Street Seaport-Pier 16
Circle Line Downtown/Shark & Zephyr

South Street Seaport-Pier 17
Manhattan by Sail/Clipper City Tall Ship

West 38th St-Pier 78
NY Waterway

West 41st St-Pier 81
World Yacht/Duchess, Princess & Destiny
City Lights Cruises/Atlantis


West 42nd St-Pier 83
Circle Line Sightseeing at 42nd Street/The Brooklyn, The Queens & The Manhattan

World's Fair Marina-Pier 1 Queens
(pier not on this map)
Skyline Cruises

Various Piers-Check Site
(not on this map)
City Lights Cruises:
The Amberjack, The Cabaret,
The Diplomat
The Temptress, Atlantis, The Star

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