New York City

New York Lunch Cruise

New York, United States
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From USD 109.58

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Relax on a comfortable boat as it cruises around New York Harbor and Manhattan on this relaxing 2-hour afternoon cruise that includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and DJ'ed music. Get great views and a different perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. And indulge in the delicious buffet lunch wile doing it. Upgrade the afternoon to receive a welcome glass of champagne in a souvenir glass, a table for your party size, and access to a platinum open bar.
  • Panoramic skyline views
  • Climate-controlled interior decks
  • Delicious buffet-style meals with unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water
  • Modern design and rooftop lounge
  • Dance floor, DJ, and bar games

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This near-daily cruise with lunch and music has a private table and open bar upgrade.

What's Included

  • 2 hour cruise on the Hudson & East Rivers
  • Delicious buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
  • Dining in interior dining decks and access to outdoor spacious lounge
  • Onboard DJ Entertainment
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Spectacular views of the city skyline and local landmarks
  • Soda, creative cocktails, wine and beer are available for purchase
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Chelsea Piers
    Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA

    Boarding: Pier 61. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is located at Pier 61 for our New York departures.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Head to Chelsea Piers on the westside of Manhattan to board the comfortable boat. Have a photo taken of yourself by the ship's photographer as you embark. You can later purchase the photos as a souvenir and memory of your trip. Then head to your table to grab a seat for the show that is New York City from the water. If you've opted for the upgrade, nurse a glass of Champagne from your souvenir Champagne glass and enjoy the view from your window-side table.

As the boat pulls out from Chelsea Piers, drink in the ambient views of the Big Apple. Marvel at some of the world's most recognizable landmarks and sites, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in North America. Then head up to the buffet and indulge in an all-you-can-eat feast that includes delights such as roast salmon, chicken and pasta, among many other delicious treats.

Bob your head to the DJ'ed music and relax as the boat cruises around New York Harbor. If you've upgraded, enjoy the premium open bar. After 2 hours when the boat pulls back into Chelsea Piers, the cruise has concluded.

City Cruises New York - Pier 61 North

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

New York Harbor

Admission Ticket Free

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Empire State Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

One World Trade Center (Pass By)

Governors Island National Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Brooklyn Bridge

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ellis Island (Pass By)

Seaport District NYC

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hudson Yards (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • There is no smoking inside the boat
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge (meal not included)
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Dress code: We encourage casual attire that is informal and comfortable, (khakis, nice jeans, dresses, casual button-ups/blouses)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the New York Lunch Cruise?

A:The New York Lunch Cruise departs from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers at West 23rd and 12th Ave (111C 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011.)

Apr. 2021

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the New York Lunch Cruise?

A:Local Parking is available at Pier 61. There may be a fee for parking.

Apr. 2021

Q:Is the New York Lunch Cruise handicap accessible?

A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there any age restrictions on the New York Lunch Cruise?

A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-12 enjoy a discount rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there high chairs available for my child during the New York Lunch Cruise?

A:Yes, high chairs are available for use during the brunch cruise.

Apr. 2021

Q:How should I dress for the New York Lunch Cruise?

A:Business casual attire is appropriate; such as khaki pants and collared shirts. Please no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.

Apr. 2021

Q:How early should I check in for the New York Lunch Cruise?

A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Apr. 2021

Q:Can I smoke on board the New York Lunch Cruise?

A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.

Apr. 2021

Q:Where do we sit on the boat during the New York Lunch Cruise?

A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there vegetarian selections available during the New York Lunch Cruise?

A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr. 2021

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Featured review
Breathtaking view of the city an landmarks. Very good lunch. Would highly recommend taking this tour.


110 reviews
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Our servers were amazing...
Bryan_C, June 2023
Our servers were amazing and so condierate (Sydney and Maria). The event was fun and good for the family.
Wonderful time!
Natasha_M, June 2023
Celebrated my mom’s 57th birthday 🥳 Great staff, excellent service, wonderful experience!!! Would definitely recommend 👍🏾
Nice birthday
Pearl_M, May 2023
Being able to go outside on deck to feel the breeze. Good food on the buffet. Acknowledgement of my birthday by DJ. Happy Birthday wishes from the crew. A slice of cake because it was my birthday.
Great cruise
Rudy_C, May 2023
It was a great experience, food was good. Music was great, which made the cruise that much better, and the servers were excellent. DJ did a great job. It was a beautiful day.
Great cruise
trinakouma, May 2023
The staff was really thoughtful and nice Caption Dave let me drive the boat very exciting experience. The food was very tasty and good dancing music.
Worth it
Silvano_M, Apr 2023
Great service and views. Food was spectacular. Would definitely consider coming back and doing this again.
Not perfect but great views
Avery_R, Apr 2023
The food wasn't great, but the views were incredible. In order to choose your table, you have to book directly with the cruiseline. My husband and I were seated at an inside table far from the windows, so we had people blocking our view :( After lunch, we went straight upstairs to the observation deck and it was totally fine. As long as the weather is nice and you can go outside to take in the views, I recommend this cruise!
Girl's Trip
Rhonda_O, Apr 2023
Great atmosphere, great food, DJ great, clean restrooms. .great views.. smooth sailing no choppy waters
Terrific birthday 🎉🎂 cruise
Charmaine_M, Mar 2023
We had a great time. Alex and Cassidy was awesome. They both catered to me and made my birthday celebrations🎉🥳 great. For my next cruise I'd love to have them both on my boat🚢. Thanks much for making it a great experience.
Recomended 110%
yami_r, Feb 2023
Amazing views. The Servers were extremely polite. DJ keep the party going! Love the food and the vibe of the whole place.
Professional staff, good food amazing views
B_T, Jan 2023
The staff did an exceptional job. We had a family of eight which included two small children. They were very kind to everyone. The food was very good as well. They had a nice selection to choose from.
Quality experience
Alexis_H, Dec 2022
Took this cruise in December to celebrate my father's birthday and it was a quality experience. Lots of entertainment onboard between the games, dancing and the guided tour. Staff were very kind and helpful. Food was tasty. Trip was exactly as described. No complaints.
Great Little Cruise
Peter_T, Nov 2022
Had a great time with this last minute cruise. Brunch buffet was great and the dj played good music .
Excellent staff and food!
Sharon_G, Oct 2022
Attentive staff, excellent buffet, perfect seating and gorgeous river views. Two months later my brother is still telling everyone about our wonderful day on the Hudson. We’ll definitely book again!
Fun with family
Kim_M, Sept 2022
My relatives from Ga thoroughly enjoyed our outing. It would have been nice to have vegetarian lunch options for members of our clan.
My Quick Get Away
Dinah_M, Sept 2022
I rate Spirit cruise 5 stars. The food, music, staff and services are excellent. If you want a fun, relaxing and quick get away cruise try spirit..
The views of the city...
Fernando_M, Aug 2022
The views of the city from the boat are beautiful and relaxing. We had a good time, however last time I took the same trip, the food quality was better and we had more options.
Experience exciting New York
Laura_E, Aug 2022
Seeing how stunning & majestic the Statue of Liberty is from up close…. Enjoyed the hospitality of the crew…loved the DJ’s playlist Wonderful experience!!
Grandma’s First Bday Cruise
Latonia_W, Aug 2022
My grandma hasn’t been in a boat in over 50 years. She had a great time! She even went out in the deck. Thank you
The food, the staff and...
Kimberly_C, Aug 2022
The food, the staff and the whole atmosphere was absolutely amazing . We highly recommend this to everyone!

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