New York City

2-Hour Private Luxury Boat Tour in New York City

Badge of ExcellenceNew York City, USA
Private New York City Boat Tour

From $499.99

per group (up to 2)

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See New York City from the water's edge—and enjoy views many other visitors miss—on this private daytime boat tour. On this sightseeing excursion, you can look forward to seeing the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, and more. Don't forget your camera, and learn more about the city from your captain's commentary. Your tour departs from a convenient location in lower Manhattan.
  • Private New York City sightseeing tour by boat
  • See a new perspective on the city when you explore the Harbor
  • Get great photo ops during this exclusive tour
  • Take your special someone on this private NYC boat tour

What's Included

  • Private tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable captain/guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • North Cove Marina
    Vesey St, New York, NY 10281, USA

    Meet at the booth in the corner of the marina in front of the restaurant PJ Clark’s

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Board your private boat at the North Cove Marina, situated adjacent to the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.

Your captain welcomes you aboard your private charter then sets out on the waters of the Hudson River. Stop for photo ops at the Freedom Tower, zip under the Brooklyn Bridge and cruise around the iconic Statue of Liberty. Watch the world go by along the beautiful waterfront of Brookfield Place.

Listen to music over your vessel's sound system and feel free to bring any food or drinks that you'd like to further enhance this amazing New York sightseeing experience. Your private charter includes a complimentary video of the tour.

At the end of two hours, your captain returns you to the North Cove Marina.

Brooklyn Bridge

Admission Ticket Free

Statue of Liberty

Admission Ticket Free

Brookfield Place

Admission Ticket Free

Lower Manhattan

Admission Ticket Free

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Admission Ticket Free

Hudson River Park

Admission Ticket Free

One World Observatory

Admission Ticket Free

NYCbySEA

Admission Ticket Free

One World Trade Center

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Once booked, call to confirm departure time
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Ivan_P
NYC from the water is magnificent. To traffic lights, no crowds, just you and the beautiful views. Despite the wind and the rough water conditions we had wonderful time. Captain was very professional and shared lots of interesting facts I never knew. Totally recommend!

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Highly recommended!
Bob_D, Sep 2023
So nice to see NY from the water! Higly recommended….. And the captain takes very nice pictures too :-)
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you Bob for the great review! Yes, we take pride in giving our passengers the best possible locations/angles for the most amazing pictures! Thank you again!
Awesome experience.
Noemi_E, Sep 2023
It was a lovely and fun ride. The captain was great and we had a great time. We are old time New Yorkers and did it not to be tourists but to have a great time, which we did.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you Noemi for the great review! Awesome to hear that New Yorkers enjoy their private charter as much as tourists visiting the City! Thank you again! Best, Mike
Fantastic, Relaxing Experience
Jules_M, Aug 2023
Captain Mike was great! Our family absolutely enjoyed our time and would recommend for anyone looking to see the sites and avoid the crowds!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you Jules for the great review! Great to hear you enjoyed your private boat tour! And yes, it’s also a great way to avoid the crowds! Thanks again! Best, Mike
Highly Enjoyable
Amanda_A, Aug 2023
Lovely time spent on the water. Great way to see some city highlights and avoid the overcrowded tourist boats. Will was kind and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you Amanda for the great review and the kind words for Captain Will! I totally agree, a private charter aboard NYCbySEA is definitely than those overcrowded tourist boats! Thanks again! Best, Mike
Perfect way to see NYC
Leigh_C, Aug 2023
This is absolutely the way to see NYC! We did not want to be stuck on one of those big tour boats with tons of people. We wanted a more personalized boat tour. That is exactly what we got. Mike our captain was so knowledgeable and so polite. He was sure to get us the best pictures and was awesome at navigating. I highly recommend NYC by SEA.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you Leigh for the great review and the kind words! Very happy to hear you enjoyed your private charter and yes, I totally agree, NYCbySEA is a much better option than those large tour boats! Thank you again! Best, Mike
Amazing tour
Andrea_C, Aug 2023
Mike was our captain, he was amazing. Very knowledgeable of the city and took lots of great photos for us.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for the great review Andrea! I’m glad you enjoyed and all the pics!
The wow factor!
Donna_T, Jun 2023
10/10 for impressive way to view NYC from the river. Will, our captain was lovely and informative. Highly recommended for the wow factor!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you so much for the "WOW Factor" review! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your private boat charter of New York City with Captain Will! And yes, seeing NYC aboard NYCbySEA is truly impressive! Thanks again! Best, Mike
Awesome
Steve_T, Jun 2023
Fantastic time. Excellent captain! Water was rough so his expertise was greatly appreciated! Would do this again
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you Steve for the great review! Glad to hear Captain Will navigated safely and gave you a great tour! Ty again! Best, Mike
From the very booking of...
Nicole_S, Jun 2023
From the very booking of the boat tour, Mike was in contact and very helpful. He gave very clear instructions on how to find him and made us feel very welcomed when we arrived. The boat itself was perfect and we felt very comfortable and special. Mike was amazing at showing us New York and the Statue of Liberty, with lots of interesting facts along the way. He knew exactly where the best photo opportunities were and we have now some amazing memories. Thank you Mike for such an amazing experience. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you so much for the great review and the kind words Nicole? I'm so glad everyone enjoyed the private boat tour of New York City! And yes, I try my best to make the experience as accommodating and memorable as possible! Best, Mike
Wonderful experience....
Dori_S, May 2023
Wonderful experience. Captain Will was the best! Great easy to see Manhattan through another lens. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Dori for the great review and I agree Captain Will is the best! Yes, seeing New York City from the water is truly amazing! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour! Thank you again! Best, Mike
Really great Captain....
Reiko_B, May 2023
Really great Captain. Nice boat and a great route a round manhatten an the Statue of Liberty. Nice weather
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Reiko for the great review and the kind words for Will. I’m glad you enjoyed your private boat tour of New York City! Thanks again! Best, Mike
My perfect proposal. Unforgettable experience
ALVAREZ_D, May 2023
Had the chance to get views of some of the most iconic must sees of NYC from a perspective you won’t get other than the boat. Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, Statue of Liberty, and the awesome view of NYC from the Hudson. Had a couple of special request for my proposal and Mike assisted on it. He made everything possible! Thank you Mike! Won’t forget it!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Darío for the great review and congratulations! It’s awesome that you decided to share such an important moment in your life aboard NYCbySEA and that everything worked out so well! I wish you nothing but the best in your future together! Thanks again! Best, Mike
Skip the crowds and enjoy the ride
Ivan_P, May 2023
NYC from the water is magnificent. To traffic lights, no crowds, just you and the beautiful views. Despite the wind and the rough water conditions we had wonderful time. Captain was very professional and shared lots of interesting facts I never knew. Totally recommend!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Ivan for the great review! Yes, the water views from New York City are amazing! And I’m glad you enjoyed the private boat tour of New York despite the choppy conditions! Thank you again! Mike
Amazing, great value and an excellent guide
Justin_S, Oct 2022
Best way to actually see the city and private, excellent value for money also giving how much everything is in the city
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Justin for the great review!! Best, Mike
Excellent tour, great host!
eleanor_w, Oct 2022
Thanks so much to Mike who took us on our NYC by sea trip. He was really friendly and provided detailed and interesting information about the city. He was excellent at prompting good photo opportunities too!! It was the best thing we did on our stay and we did a LOT so that’s saying something! Would definitely do it again and cover more areas. Thanks again!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Eleanor for the great review and the kind words! I’m enjoyed the charter with you and James just as much! All the best and wish James the happiest of birthdays! Best, Mike
I would certainly recommend Viator
Jim_G, Oct 2022
I thought Mike did an awesome job with our tour. We saw some great sites around Battery Park + the Statue of Liberty. It was my wife and I’s anniversary, so it was extra special.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Jim for the great review! What a wonderful way to celebrate your Anniversary! Very happy to hear you enjoyed the private charter! Thanks again! Best, Mike
Sunday funday in NYC!
Victoria_T, Sep 2022
Will was a phenomenal and super accommodating captain who worked with us on views and pics and timing. I recommend him and the boat 100%! The experience was better than I could have hoped for and I’m so grateful!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you Victoria for the great review and the kind words for Will! Yes, I totally agree he’s an awesome Captain! and I’m very happy to hear everything worked out so well! Thanks again! Best, Mike
It was a great time. I...
JasmineH, Sep 2022
It was a great time. I really enjoyed the sunset. It was easy going and would do it again!!! I would recommend
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you Jasmine for the great review! Yes, cruising around New York at sunset aboard NYCbySEA is truly great and memorable! Best, Mike
Captain Mike was great....
Pat_B, Jul 2022
Captain Mike was great. Knowledgeable and interesting facts shared without too much monologue. Great at taking photos with amazing Statue of Liberty and NYC skyline shots. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you Pat for the great review and the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour with your family! Looks forward to one day having you out again! Best, Mike
Picture Perfect Day on the Water
Shaun_M, Jun 2022
Mike was very informative and accommodating. Enjoyed the time he took to point out unusual historical facts about the city.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks Shaun for the great review! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour. Look forward to having you aboard again! Best, Mike

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