New York City

New York City Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise

New York, United States

From USD 128.00

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


See New York’s skyline from the water—and soak up a festive atmosphere—aboard a holiday-themed cruise. Choose from several departure times, and set sail aboard an elegantly decorated yacht. As you go, discover the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan skyline, and other scenic vistas. You can also sing along to carols, listen to live jazz, nibble Christmas cookies, and enjoy a cup of spiked hot cocoa from the bar.
  • Discover New York’s festive side on a holiday-themed cruise
  • See the city’s main sights from the water’s edge
  • Enjoy a complimentary beverage and homemade cookies as you go
  • Listen to live jazz or sing along to festive Christmas carols

What's Included

  • An assortment of holiday cookies
  • One complimentary drink is included
  • Gratuity (recommended for the Captain and crew)
  • Additional beverages are available for purchase by credit card only

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bluestone Lane Chelsea Piers Café
    62 Chelsea Piers Pier 62, New York, NY 10011, USA

    The boat departs from Chelsea Piers, at Pier 62, which is located at the northern end of the Chelsea Piers Complex. Our ticket booth is located on the water just steps from our dock. Please check in at the Classic Harbor Line ticket booth upon arrival.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

One World Observatory (Pass By)

Ellis Island (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each person planning to attend needs a ticket regardless of age. Child/Infant tickets available on select departures. If child/infant tickets unavailable please purchase general admission/adult tickets for each person planning to attend
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Plan to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time to check-in at the ticket booth for your boarding passes
  • Bring a valid photo ID for check-in
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Only animals that perform a manual task to assist a person are permitted aboard. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted
  • Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
  • When purchasing tickets, please advise us right away if you are buying tickets separately from others in your group so that we can seat you together
  • Groups of 10 or more will be contacted by the operator in advance for an additional 10% group gratuity
  • Private tables separated by Plexiglass are assigned per booking in the grand salon
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    155 reviews
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    Wonderful experience
    louis_G, Dec 2022
    The whole trip was amazing. The band sounded great, and the boat slowed down right in front of the statue of Liberty. We were able to take great pictures.
    Great way to celebrate the Holidays
    Feliciana_T, Dec 2022
    The crew was so friendly and the band was awesome. The cookies were surprisingly delicious. The decorations were lovely 🥰 perfect treat
    Absolutely loved it. The...
    Athina_K, Dec 2022
    Absolutely loved it. The boat was cozy and the ambiance very christmas-ish and romantic. Highly recommend it to everyone
    Great for a couples date
    Elanie_W, Dec 2022
    First time to NYC and this was such a delire. Would highly recommend. Got to see parts of the city all on one boat ride.
    Ellen_K, Dec 2022
    I took my granddaughter on the Christmas boat ride around Manhattan and it was magical. The jazz musicians were so talented and the soloist had a gorgeous voice. It was really a lovely experience.
    Festive Fun
    JANET_B, Dec 2022
    Great entertainment, staff were very professional. Wonderful views of the city. Very festive and fun!
    Christmas in Manhattan
    GeraldP_M, Dec 2022
    The city skyline is beautiful from the water!!! The seating is intimate and the music was very nice.
    Ian_L, Dec 2022
    What a way to end our fantastic stay in NYC, the trip was so perfect and really gets you into the Xmas experience whilst seeing all the iconic sites
    Wonderful Holiday Cruise
    Xiomara_O, Dec 2022
    It was a great way to start our vacation. The views of New York at night was beautiful. Only issue we had is that my voucher said we were booked for 6pm but they had us down for 6:45. There was no 6 pm cruise and we had to figure out how to kill an hour. Other than that we had a wonderful time.
    Fantastic Cocoas and Carols cruise!
    Carolyn_R, Dec 2022
    Amazing staff, views and memories made on this trip! Up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty! Amazing band with fun Christmas carols. Great day all together!
    Amazing romantic boat cruise
    Christie_J, Dec 2022
    The Christmas boat cruise was so romantic and the staff were incredible. What a great we to see the city lit up at night and we were so close to the statue of liberty!
    Surpassed our expectations!
    Charles_M, Dec 2022
    This totally surpassed our expectations! Wonderful time, even with messy weather outside for our cruise. Live band is great and the drinks are easy to get and tasty! Seating options comfortable too. Great quick jaunt over to the Statue of Liberty and then Brooklyn bridge too.
    Christmas with my girls!
    Jean_S, Dec 2022
    The carols, the staff and whole experience wAs Amazing.highly recommend! The cookies were the only disappointment…but everything else, top rating!
    Full of Christmas Spirit… we had a Blast!!
    Bianca_M, Dec 2022
    I was pleasantly surprised that the Christmas music was played by an awesome jazz band! Coco and cookies are delicious and the entire ride makes you feel like you are in a Christmas movie! If you are in NYC during the holidays sign up for this cruise!! We have already recommended this cruise to all our family and friends… we had the best time!!!
    Christmassy spirit - a must do if visiting New York!
    Montana_Q, Dec 2022
    This was the best and most Christmassy boat trip ever. The carol singers were amazing, great vibes, and staff lovely. If I lived closer, I would be booking every year!
    Great holiday cruise
    Luan_M, Dec 2022
    The Carols and Cocoa cruise was so fun! The boat was decorated for the holidays, and everything was festive. The band played carols and the kind bartenders served drinks and then cookies/candy. The sights on The Hudson were beautiful and the evening was most memorable. I recommend this cruise! And thank you to the band for singing, Happy Birthday to my husband!
    cruising for christmas cheer
    Flora_M, Dec 2022
    fun little cruise - just a couple of circles around the statue of liberty and views of dowtown manhattan but boat was festive, music was good, drinks were good and drinks were fun
    Wonderful Time
    Sarah_S, Dec 2022
    Quaint, intimate boat and classy chill live music. Better than expected! Away from all the chaos of the city. Beautiful skyline views, comfy boat and festive holiday theme and band. Went with 6 of us, grown adult children. Everyone’s favorite activity in NYC!
    Amazing Crew and Live band
    Shubhashree_R, Dec 2022
    Great experience. Friendly crew, great live music. We loved the experience, and enjoyed watching city lights, skyscrapers, and Statue of Liberty. Perfect for families with kids.
    We had a fabulous time!...
    Carie_K, Dec 2022
    We had a fabulous time! Music was fantastic! Staff was great! Now in the holiday spirit! We had spiked hot chocolate and champagne and cookies!! Great vibes

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