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8 of The Best Boating Experiences in New York

Vanessa Vanacore

Ever wanted to sail the Hudson River and take in all the views the city has to offer? June is the perfect month to do so. With weather so perfect and the city finally opening back up, we wanted to put together a list of boating experiences you can try this summer in NYC.

1. NYCbySEA Private Charters | North Cove Marina, NYC

A private charter aboard NYCbySEA offers an absolutely unparalleled boating experience. These charters start at $300 an hour and are limited to a maximum of 6 passengers. Perfect for a super romantic date night or for an intimate group of friends.
NYC by Sea Yacht

2. Sailing Yacht Ventura | North Cove Marina, NYC

This historic Yacht has a 16 person maximum (reduced from 35 due to covid) and is an absolutely unforgettable experience. You can also customize your experience by opting for various food and beverage options, private chefs, and even different sailing routes across lower Manhattan and the NY Harbor. Prices start at $325 per guest and that includes food, beverage, and gratuity.
View of Yacht

3. Sail Sunset | Chelsea Piers

This charter allows you to bring your own food and drink. Sunset can hold up to 6 guests and is a very comfortable and spacious coastal cruising yacht with plenty of room aboard to stretch out and relax. Prices start at $595 for 2 hours.
Sunset Views

4. NYC Sightseeing Yacht (Classic Harbor Line) | Chelsea Piers

Available for just $68 a person, the NYC Sightseeing Yacht operates in the afternoons and evenings for an hour and a half so you can catch the sunset or see all the city lights at night.
Views from the Sunset Cruise

5. Jet Skis on the Hudson | Hoboken, NJ

For $189 a person you can reserve a Jet Ski tour of NYC. You have to travel right over the Hudson River to Hoboken, NJ to enter the water and all rentals include wetsuits, riding gear, and safety equipment.

6. Champagne & Cheese Pairing Cruise | Pier 62, NYC

Sip some champagne and enjoy the views from this 1920’s inspired yacht. For just $94 a person you can spend an hour and half sailing through lower Manhattan at night peeping some of the most historical landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and One World Trade Center.

7. Evening Jazz Cruise Aboard Manhattan | Pier 62

"The Boat Band" performs jazz standards and covers throughout the cruise (Usually features a lead sax, keyboard and drums). They play everything from Duke Ellington, to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves and hits from today. Prices start at $104 per person for 2-3 guests and just $84 a person for 4 or more guests.
Interior of Yacht

8. Adventure Sightseeing Tour | North Cove Marina, NYC

The sights are truly abundant among the speedboat tour. You can expect to see 40 different sights during the duration of your tour. The speedboat takes off across the Hudson giving you sweeping views of midtown and downtown Manhattan then cuts south across New Jersey’s coastline to bring you back down to lower Manhattan to catch glimpses of the Financial District and Brooklyn Bridge..Prices start at $99 per person.
Speedboat Tour

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