2.30-Hour Sail
Not refundable





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Spirit Yacht Cruises are a combination of dining, dancing, live entertainment, and spectacular views. Close-up views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and other incredible sights!

The Cruise is also available for Thanksgiving.


Yacht Cruises with DJ - Dinner with Buffet a unique combination of dining, dancing, live entertainment, and spectacular views. On board our luxury yacht you will cruise down the Hudson River and up the East River to the United Nations Building passing under the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge.

Yacht Cruises Lunch with Buffet on Saturday. There is always a good reason for a New York City lunch cruise, it is sure to be an unforgettable day. Spend the day with friends and enjoy the iconic views of the New York skyline.


Yacht Cruises with DJ - Dinner with Buffet
Panoramic Views of the Bay & Skyline
Luxury Yacht In- & Outdoor Decks
Buffet + Live Entertainment & DJ
Delicious plated for lunch

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Additional Description

City Cruises - What to Expect

During the cruise, you will enjoy some spectacular close-up views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Financial District, South Street Seaport, and many others.

The Yacht Cruise features a sumptuous Buffett with a selection of various appetizers, entrees, and desserts to choose from. Coffee, Tea, and Water are included otherwise it’s possible to purchase an Open Bar Package for unlimited cocktails.

During the cruise, you can enjoy great views from one of our outside observation decks and live music & entertainment will create an incredible night to remember!

Available: Daily, Year-round
Dinner Buffet Menu
Lunch Buffet Menu

Special Holiday Cruises: Thanksgiving/Holiday Buffet Menu


    • 2.5 hour dinner cruise (2 hour lunch cruise)
    • dinner or lunch (see menu) buffet with entrees, salads and desserts
    • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
    • Views of the city skyline and local landmarks, including the Empire State Building
    • Onboard entertainment with DJ music
    • Guaranteed table for your party size
    • Taxes and services


    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Everything else not specifically outlined in the "What’s Included"


Dinner Cruise
Sunday to Friday: $180.00 per person
Saturday: $195.00 per person
Dinner Buffet Menu

Lunch Cruise
Saturday: $110.00 per person
Child 3/12: $90.00
Lunch Buffet Menu

Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise: $180.00 per person
Thanksgiving/Holiday Buffet Menu

Good to Know - Availability & Payments

Given the frequent updates to the cruise operating days and schedule, it may take 24 to 48 hours for the calendar to reflect true availability and closure dates. This is why when our guests decide to proceed with their reservations, we only authorize their payment but won't actually charge the credit card until the table has been manually confirmed by our staff and an E-Ticket has been issued. This way if anything changes in regards to the availability of our guests' chosen date, we simply void the authorization and no charge whatsoever will appear on their credit card statement. Different from a refund that may take 5 to 8 business days to be processed, voiding an authorization will be in most cases instantly reflect on your online banking or within 24-36 hours depending on your bank/credit card.

Activity Schedule

Departure Point: Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, New York
Departure Dates: Daily, Year-round

Dinner Schedule: Departure Time: 07:00 pm - Meeting Time: 06:30 pm
Lunch Schedule: Departure Time: 12:00 pm - Meeting Time: 11:30 am

Thanksgiving Cruise: Departure Time: 2:30 pm - Meeting Time: 2:00 pm
Black-out Dates: December 24th/25th - January 1st
Special Cruises & Holiday Cruises: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Valentine, July 4th

Additional Info & FAQ

  • For Dinner: Formal Attire is encouraged
  • For Lunch: Casual Attire. 
  • Boarding-time: 30 minutes before departure.
  • No-Smoking.
  • Please note that during Holidays and Festivities prices may change without prior notice.
  • Holidays Cruises are available for Fleet Week, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve and more. 

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Booking Fees: Please note all reservations are subject to a 2.5% booking fee - This 2.5% Booking Fee is applied to all sales and is never refundable.
Cancellation Policy: Please carefully review our Cancellation Policy
Please Note:
How to
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Map & Directions

This cruise departs from the famous Chelsea Piers, Hudson River on the West Side of Manhattan. You can easily reach the departure point by walking or utilizing public transportation. The are two Subway stops located nearby – the "14 Street & 8 Avenue" (A, C, E blue line + L gray line) and "23rd Street & 8 Avenue" (C, E blue line.) Chelsea Piers are within walking distance from/to Meatpacking District, Chelsea, the HighLine Park and Hudson Yards. If you opt for a car service (i.e. Yellow Cab, Uber, Lyft etc.) the complete address is – City Cruises New York, Chelsea Piers - Pier 61, New York, NY 10011. Please note that once you have arrived by Chelsea Piers, you will have to head to the boarding dock for the City Cruises, New York Pier 61, you will find it closer to 21st & 2nd streets, towards the northern side of the Chelsea Pier Complex
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Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
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Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

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Excellent guide, excellent organisation, Irene always ready to respond, available in every topic with competence, you can feel the passion for her work. Her voice accompanied our tour, we will miss you!

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An extraordinary experience: I had the pleasure of having Irene as my guide for two days and thanks to the passion she puts into guiding you through the streets of NYC, the anecdotes, the trivia she lets you discover, and the facets she shows during the tour you can't help but fall even more in love with this wonderful city.

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[...] unique, very professional, courteous, friendly we can only write positive adjectives, you made us feel at home and have the desire to return. Super recommended. Erica, Marco, Annalisa and Giuseppe.

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I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

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The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

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Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

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We did 2 tours together with our guide Irene in one day, Hoboken and the East side. What can I say, in addition to the wonderful places, she has made everything more magical [...]

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