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New York, United States
New York Premier Lunch Cruise
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Forget trying to snag a reservation at New York's hot restaurant du jour. Don't wait in line at a popular eatery, either. Instead, indulge in a delicious lunch during this 2-hour cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set lunch by the on-board executive chef.
  • Statue of Liberty lunch cruise aboard the Bateaux New York
  • See the city skyline as you float along the Hudson and East rivers
  • Admire fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty from inside the glass-enclosed boat
  • Pass by New York landmarks like Ellis Island, Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Enjoy chef-prepared cuisine, live musical entertainment and exceptional service
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Lunch
Coffee, hot tea, iced tea
Live musical entertainment
Service charge and taxes
Additional beverages and alcohol (available for purchase)
Gratuities
Chelsea Piers , Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA

Pier 61

12:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way over to Chelsea Piers at midday and then stop onto the Bateaux New York to start this relaxing 2-hour lunch cruise. Take a stroll around the boat's all-glass design, offering the ultimate in sightseeing, including 180-degree views of New York City.

And then make your way to your table. As the boat cruises down the Hudson River take note of some of the landmarks you're passing: from the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art to One World Trade Center to the Statue of Liberty. Eventually, as the boat turns toward the East River, get a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.

Enjoy the ambience of the boat as it cruises along New York City. Listen to the pianist play different styles of music, including jazz and blues. the most sophisticated, special way to see the best of NYC from the water.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bateaux New York
Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Manhattan Bridge
Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Governors Island National Monument
Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Manhattan Skyline
Statue of Liberty Bateaux Lunch Cruise
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code will be enforced: Casual attire such as nice slacks and a collared shirt for men. Dressy, casual attire for women. Dark or dressy Jeans are acceptable.
  • There is no smoking inside the boat
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Entertainment Cruises
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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:The New York Premier 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 Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:Local Parking is available at Pier 61. There may be a fee for parking.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the New York Premier 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 Premier 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 Premier 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 Premier 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 Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:Boarding time is 45 minutes prior to departure.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I smoke on board the New York Premier 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 Premier 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 Premier 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
Q:
Can I bring my own cake for a celebration during the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:Yes, guests are allowed to bring a cake, which must be in a closed, covered container (e.g. cake box.) You must keep the cake at your table as there is no available storage on board. There may be a cake cutting fee.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there life jackets available onboard the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens in case of bad weather during the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, the boat will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
Apr 2021
Q:
Will I get seasick during the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New York Premier Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New York Premier Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by New York Premier Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Premier Lunch Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by New York Premier Lunch Cruise.

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33 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-1
they changed my...
Miguelngel_R
, Nov 2021
they changed my reservation at the last minute to a totally different and very neglected boat. obviously it had absolutely nothing to do with what I had paid for and booked.
star-4
Book elsewhere
Michael_F
, Oct 2021
The cruise was awesome as was the weather, but I will not do anymore dealings with Viator as they are greedy heartless people. I booked an earlier snorkeling trip thru the as well for early August in Key West. After traveling the day before to key West while at the height of the COVID pandemic and in the epicenter two members woke that morning with mild symptoms. While we were all vaccinated we thought to do the right thing and not go on o boat with many other people and breathe in a shared snorkel. When i called to inform them they cancelled my reservation but would not refund my money due to their "strict refund policy". So much for doing the right thing.
star-1
Terrible experience
Milan_W
, Apr 2021
You guys sold me a ticket to an event that never happened and then did not contact me to tell me that it was not happening. We got there and there was no one working the ticket office either. Once I figured out it wasn’t happening, I called you all and no one answered. I want my full refund please and thank you
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi Milan- Thank you for notifying us regarding this situation.  We’re incredibly sorry to hear about your experience, and we would like to investigate the situation further. To do so, please email us at guest.services@cityexperiences.com with your name, cruise confirmation number, and the contents of this review. Once we receive your email, we will reach out directly. Thanks for your time.
star-1
After a stressful first day in New...
Diane G
, Apr 2018
After a stressful first day in New York due to Viator's awful service with another booking, me and my daughter were really looking forward to this trip. We arrived an hour before we were due to set sail and went to check in, the ladies at the booking office said that they had no record of our booking with Viator being transferred to them, despite us booking this trip back in October 2017. They told us that they had no room to accommodate us. I told them that we could not do the trip another day due to our tight schedule, we were then told that they could fit us on however continually made the point that they were full. We were squeezed into a corner of the boat and completely ignored for most of the time due to the limited staff on board. We felt like an inconvenience. The whole experience was completely overshadowed by yet more stress caused by Viator. Would not recommend due to such a negative experience with Viator and their poor communication with the organisers of the boat trip, AVOID!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Too short! Food was delicious and...
Vincenzo G
, Apr 2018
Too short! Food was delicious and better than what we expected, and the entire experiece was truly fun and well organized. I went in a Group of eight but would go back also as a couple for dinner
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This tour was recommended from...
Alison_B
, Mar 2018
This tour was recommended from Eric's New York app and he was spot on. It was a delightful 2 hours. The tour went from Chelsea Pier up to the Brooklyn Bridge then back via the Statue of Liberty and very close it was too. Very rousing music was played at the time which was not only appropriate but also made me quite emotional. We were met by a line of waiters to greet us. They all had a name badge and where they were from and they were all excellent. The food was delicious. A talented pianist and singer played requests and also gave us information of what we were passing by. There is an extensive drinks menu - my 2 bellinis were very good. The boat has windows to the ceiling so whether sitting by the window or further in, the views were good and there was a viewing place outside of the boat for taking photos, although, on the day we went it was freezing! There is also an evening cruise with the same boat. All in all, a trip worth taking. It returns to Chelsea Pier which is then convenient for the Highline which is probably a better walk in the summer with the plants in full bloom.
star-5
This was a most enjoyable...
Don A
, Mar 2018
This was a most enjoyable experience. The boat was very stable in the water, the meal was excellent and cooked aboard the boat, and the service was wonderful. Although the sky was overcast and the wind blew constantly, we were still able to get great views and pictures of the lower Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. I would highly recommend this event.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
The 3 hours tour was only 2 with a...
Nam D
, Jan 2018
The 3 hours tour was only 2 with a lunch too simple for the price and without any option. The ship is good with a Nice staff. The pack is enough, only compensated by the excelent view
star-5
This is a must do. Beautiful...
pearlzaccaria
, Sep 2017
This is a must do. Beautiful setting good food and great views of New York by night. Great service nothing too much bother. Fantastic views of The Statue of Liberty, This trip on the River takes in nearly everything you want to see in New York but in a relaxing setting all to music which was also very good. Can't say anything negative about this you will love it. It was my husband 60th birthday and a treat for him he was in awe of the whole trip.
star-5
Lovely, we had a great time, the food...
Harry Z
, Sep 2016
Lovely, we had a great time, the food and the service was excellent.

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