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New York City Boat Tours

New York City has one of the most famous skylines in the world. Seeing the city from the surrounding waters is a great way get a look at some of the landmarks that define the city. In a two or three-hour boat tour you are sure to see many sights and points of interest. There are many picture-taking opportunities along the way.

Listed below are some of the most popular New York City boat tours offering cruises on the Hudson River or East River. There is a variety of tours, some are run year-round other have more limited calendars.

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New York Skyline Dinner Cruise

New York Top Dinner Cruise The New York Dinner Cruise offers a luxurious night out in New York City! Enjoy delicious gourmet food while you dance and take in the Big Apple's sights and sounds. Enjoy spectacular views of New York's breathtaking skyline as you cruise the Hudson River then around the tip of Manhattan, up the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge and more. Book now!

The Beast
Boat Type: Public
# Boats: 1
: Pier 83-West 42nd St.
Phone: 212-563-3200 , Email:

Don't miss the BEAST… New York's very own thrill ride. Your captain, will take you for a wet n' wild ride through the New York harbor. Hold onto your hat because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you'll be soaring past the skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45mph. There's a stop for a close-up of the Statue of Liberty where you'll have a quick photo-op. It's a pure thrill!
Circle Line Sightseeing
Boat Type: Public & Charter
# Boats: 2+
Location: Pier 83-West 42nd St.
Phone: 212-563-3200, Email:

Whether you are exploring New York for the first time, rediscovering your hometown or seeking a mini-vacation, a Circle Line cruise is a relaxing and fun way to see the world's most famous skyline. There are numerous cruises to choose from. Beverages, wine, beer, cocktails and food are available on board. Discover New York with the City's best tour guides!
Classic Harbor Line
Boat Type: Public & Charter
# Boats: 4
Location: Chelsea Piers
Phone: 212-627-1825, Email:

Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of New York City, Classic Harbor Line will escort you on a relaxing, inspiring and breathtaking cruise through the waters they proudly call home. Their three classic yachts – the Schooner Adirondack and the Schooner America 2.0 (sailboats), and the Luxury Yacht Manhattan (motorized yacht) are reminiscent of the classic boats that cruised the NYC waters in the past two centuries.
Eastern Star Cruises
Boat Type: Charter
# Boats: 1
Location: Chelsea Piers
Phone: 800-445-5942, Email:

The classically designed Motor Yacht Eastern Star offers a one-of-a- kind yachting and dining experience to corporations and private clientele throughout the tri-state area. Experience fine cuisine while your group enjoys the stunning views of Manhattan on a private yacht cruise in New York Harbor.
Manhattan by Sail
Boat Type: Public & Charter
# Boats: 2
Location: South Street Seaport & North Cove Marina
Phone: 212-619-0907, Email:

Point your imagination toward the horizon and get river-bound with Manhattan by Sail! Choose one of these sailboats to be your guide to breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline and other gems of the harbor.
Marco Polo Cruises
Boat Type: Charter
# Boats: 5
Location: 4 NY & 2 NJ Locations
Phone: 212-691-6693, Email:

Marco Polo Cruises is New York City's premier charter yacht company. They provide private party boats and NYC charter yachts that can be chartered for any type of event and sail around beautiful New York Harbor. Marco Polo Cruises owns five party boats in the New York City region. The NYC charter yachts are only available for group charters.
New York Harbor Tours
Boat Type: Small Group & Private Charter
Location: 215 West St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 718.230.0136, Email:

Don't be a another sardine on a crowded tour boat—see the sights from the deck of your own private boat with New York Harbor Tours. We'll give you an intimate, one-of-a-kind view of New York and its waterways, views and iconic sights, from the Statue of Liberty and downtown's skyline to the lesser seen but equally stunning vistas offered by New York's famed rivers. Our crews are Coast Guard licensed, professional and knowledgeable.
New York Waterway
Boat Type: Public
# Boats: Numerous
Locations: Various
Phone: 800-533-2779, Email:

NY Waterway has the largest ferry and excursion fleet in the NY Harbor, but it is still a family business with all the personal attention to service and amenities that it had when it was just Arthur's ferry. You are treated like family from the moment you step into our terminal. Some people say a NY Waterway cruise is the friendliest experience they have had in New York. They say "welcome aboard!"
View Maps: East River Ferry Map | Hudson River Map
NY Yacht & Boat Charter
Boat Type: Charter
# Boats: 27
Locations: 6 NY, 4 NJ & 1 CT Locations
Phone: 888-755-BOAT, Email:

NY Yacht & Boat Charter matches the perfect yacht for your wedding, corporate event, or any other celebratory gathering. From a small group to one of 500 plus, they offer the best yachts at the best (lowest) prices. Relax and enjoy New York City like you have never seen before!
Sail Boat Charter NY
Boat Type: Charter
# Boats: 2
Location: Marine Basin Marina-Brooklyn
Phone: 866-891-9161, Email: na

Enter ther world of private yachting and explore the exotic sail boat charter charter opportunities in NYC, Long Island and NJ. This company specializes in providing you with a great sail boat rental experience at a reasonable price that is comfortable to you.
Spirit Cruises
Boat Type: Public & Charter
# Boats: 3
: Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
Phone: 866-483-3866, Email:

The Spirit of New York on New York Harbor delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. Cruising year-round from Chelsea Piers, the Spirit of New York offers Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail, Moonlight Cruises and much more!
Urban Oyster Tours

Duration: Varies
Cost: From $60 to $105
Contact: (347) 618-TOUR (8687) or email at

Food, Neighborhood, Sailing, Brewery, Winery & Other Tours
Learning from this history, Urban Oyster was founded on the belief that, like oysters, the neighborhoods of New York are treasured resources that require nurturing and cultivation in order to survive and flourish. Through dynamic hands-on tour and event experiences, Urban Oyster aims to connect people to the local treasures of this great city, and in doing so, promote an appreciation for the neighborhoods we inherit.

World Yacht
Boat Type: Public & Charter
# Boats: 3
Location: Pier 81 on the Hudson River @West 42nd St.
Phone: 1-800-498-4270, Email:

World Yacht hosts one of the largest waterborne restaurant and event facilities in New York offering dinner and brunch cruises along New York Harbor. World Yacht is the ultimate New York experience enjoyed by both locals and visitors.

The completeness and accuracy of our listings is not guaranteed. Please check with the tour operator for the most current information and reservation details.

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