11 Of The Best Boating Experiences In NYC
11 Of The Best Boating Experiences In NYC

11 Of The Best Boating Experiences In NYC

Author Pic By New York Bucket List

Set sail for a day at sea ๐Ÿ—ฝ


Published June 01, 2021

With the weather warming up, the city reopening, and summer days on the horizon, there’s one thing consistently on our mind: boat days. The best thing about boat days on the Hudson? Epic views of Downtown Manhattan, the Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty and more. With so many aquatic options to choose from, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up 11 of the most bucket list-worthy water activities to experience this summer.

Dinner & Sailing Series Aboard the Ventura

Reserve for 2+ people
Priced at $325 per person
First sail: May 21st
Promo: Use BUCKETLIST for 10% OFF tickets

Outdoor dining is one thing. Outdoor dining on a 70-foot yacht with close up views of the Statue of Liberty is another. This summer, Bucket Listers is bringing an exclusive dinner and sailing series to the Hudson River, aboard the 101-year old Ventura. Guests can enjoy a semi-private, socially distanced bucket list dining experience aboard the historic sailing yacht docked in Downtown Manhattan at North Cove Marina. Executive Chef Scott Edwards will be curating each night's 6-course chef's tasting menu with top shelf bar pairings.


Seamore's Lunch Aboard the Ventura

Reserve for 2+ people
Priced at $200 per person (Includes Open Bar + 4-course Lunch)
First sail: June 11th
Promo: Use BUCKETLIST for 10% OFF tickets

What's the best way to spend a summer Friday? Having a 4 course lunch on a 70-foot yacht with close up views of the Statue of Liberty! Our newest dining experience offers a 4-course lunchtime meal aboard the 101-year old Ventura with an open bar! Guests can enjoy a semi-private, socially distanced bucket list-worthy dining experience aboard the historic sailing yacht docked in Downtown Manhattan at North Cove Marina. The delicious and freshly prepared lunch by Seamore's is the perfect way to spend your Friday afternoon!


Sunset Sail Around NYC

Private charters up to 6 people
Prices starting at $595 for 2 hours
First sail: May 9th

Grab your friends and cruise the Harbor on your own private BYOB charter. With unique views of Manhattan, close encounters with the Statue of Liberty, and more...it’s one of our favorite Summer Bucket List items! You may bring your own food and drinks. Sunset can hold up to 6 guests and is ideal for smaller, intimate sailing charters. Sunset is a very comfortable and spacious coastal cruising yacht with plenty of room aboard to stretch out and relax. 


NYC Sightseeing Yacht

Book for 2+ people
Prices starting at $68 per person
Available Now

Looking for something different to do on date night? Come see the city skyline from a new perspective - on a yacht! Join Classic Harbor Line for an afternoon or evening of outdoor fun on one of their sightseeing cruises. You can choose two cruises which include seeing New York’s top sights at sunset or the city lights at night! 


Boozy Yacht Cruises

3 Cruises Available: Champagne Brunch, Champagne & Cheese Pairing and Classic Cocktails
Book for 2+ people
Prices starting at $78 per person
Available Now

Champagne Brunch: For a 2.75 hour cruise, enjoy a menu packed with delicious NYC foods: fresh bagels and baked goods, seasonal fruit, craft sausages, kale salad, stuffed quiche, classic smoked salmon display and pastries. Your ticket includes a complimentary bloody mary, mimosa, beer, wine or champagne. 

Champagne & Cheese Pairing: During your 1.5 hour cruise, enjoy a flight of three worldly sparkling wines, paired with a custom cheese plate, curated by the in-house wine expert & cheese master.

Classic Cocktails: On this 1.75 hour cruise, step forward in time to the new 20s and enjoy a Sake Gimlet or a Rosemary Grapefruit Rickey. The modernized classic cocktail menu is packed with creative modern-day spins. The first cocktail you pick is on-the-house and additional cocktails are available for purchase.


Jet Skis On The Hudson

Book for 1+ people
Prices starting at $189 per person
Available Now

Is Jet Skiing around the statue of liberty on your Bucket List? All rentals include wetsuits, riding gear and safety equipment, plus you don’t need any prior jet ski experience.


Ventura Private Yacht Charter

Private charters up to 25 people
Prices starting at $2,550 for 2 hours
First sail: May 15th

Step aboard the historic sailing yacht Ventura for an unforgettable bucket list experience. Ventura is based in North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place and available for private charter from May to October. Customize your experience with food and beverage options, private chefs, and cruising routes around lower Manhattan and NY Harbor. Daytime private charters are available starting at 9am every day with a return to the dock no later than 5pm - timing will depend on our current availability and booking schedule. The evening private charters are available starting at 5pm every day.


NYC Speedboat Tour

Book for 2+ people
Prices starting at $99 per person
Available Now

See at least 40 of NYC's best sites on one unforgettable boat ride! New York Media Boat takes you on an unforgettable ride through the harbor. The 1.5 hour narrated tour points out more than 40 sights on the local waterways. You’ll experience the city from great vantage points, carefully chosen with the photographer’s interest in mind.


Live Jazz Cruise

Book for 2+ people
Prices starting at $78 per person
Available Now

Live jazz and top sights of NYC - a perfect match! Step aboard the 1920s style yacht Manhattan and witness the city's beauty and elegance, while enjoying some festive live jazz. On this cruise you may hear anything from jazz standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves and hits from today.


Luxurious Powerboat Tour

Book for up to 6 people
Prices starting at $300
Available Now

NYCbySEA’s award-winning tours are perfect for any occasion. From a romantic evening with a loved one to a celebratory night out with friends, a private charter aboard NYCbySEA offers an unparalleled boating experience. Private charters start at $300 an hour and are limited to a maximum of 6 passengers. 

 


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