New York City

New York City Lunch Cruise on Bateaux

New York City, USA
Statue of Liberty Lunch Cruise
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Coffee, hot tea, iced tea
  • Curated music and light narration with a live pianist
  • Service charge and taxes
  • Panoramic, breathtaking views of the NYC skyline from our fully glass-enclosed deck
  • Additional beverages and alcohol (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

Start time

12:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

City Cruises New York Pier 61 South (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Manhattan Bridge (Pass By)

Ellis Island (Pass By)

Empire State Building (Pass By)

One World Trade Center (Pass By)

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

Governors Island National Monument (Pass By)

Hudson Yards (Pass By)

Chrysler Building (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: We encourage casual attire that is informal and comfortable, (khakis, nice jeans, dresses, casual button-ups/blouses) for your day on the water.
  • 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

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 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.

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 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

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Featured review
It was wonderful time celebrating friend birthday lunch cruise.We all loved the cruise , food was delicious with yummy dessert. The whole cruise service was absolutely wonderful ! they really make this day very special for all of us . The atmosphere on cruise was elegant and beautiful views it was just a cherry on the cake. Highly recommended for any one who is looking for elegant and unique experience.


79 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Relaxing ride
Brett_L, Apr 2024
Good service and the boat was perfect for sight seeing. The pianist did a great job giving some context to sites too.
I was with a friend who...
Christie_M, Jan 2024
I was with a friend who we were celebrating her 74th birthday. Getting to see the statue of liberty so close was amazing ! Although it was VERY cold out it was nice and warm inside.
A great time!
Marilyn_L, Dec 2023
A beautiful day - relaxing cruise! The meal was wonderful, and the service was great. The woman playing the piano and giving brief commentary was perfect - no negatives for this event at all!
Relaxing times
Katiria_G, Nov 2023
Wonderful service. Exceptional crew. Good food and peaceful sailing. My family and I enjoyed the trip. Music and ambience A +
Great Staff ‼️Clean ,...
Linda_S, Nov 2023
Great Staff ‼️Clean , fun, informative! A better selection of food. Plain pasta , MacAnd Cheese, chicken tenders, good salad and dessert.
Nice getaway sight seeing lunch!
DeWayne_M, Oct 2023
Site seeing was very nice and understanding via the explanations. I was not expecting such a relaxing moment in time with my wife.
Anniversary at its best!
daniel_s, Sep 2023
Such a great Anniversary Day! Food was phenomenal and the piano bar was the perfect touch for the ambiance. We will definitely be back, thank you so much!!
Very entertaining and enjoyable.
Assumpta_A, Sep 2023
The music, food, staffing services excellent. The other passengers are very friendly. I definitely enjoyed it and already recommended to my family and friends. Great cruise.
Problems of a trip around the Lady
Elwyn_B, Aug 2023
The trip left on time and returned at the appointed time. The whole experience was supposed to surround a lunch with it. The problem was that the kitchen was completed swamped and was unable to deliver. The management needs to take a hard look at the organization of the kitchen.
Me and my dad hanging on a nice day on the new york premier lunch bateaux ship cruise.
George_F, Aug 2023
The view of the river and the city! The food was good, and the service was excellent, accompany with a soft mellow sound of modern jazz music in the background.
Great experience
kelly_l, Jul 2023
Awesome views. Service was great, and they catered to having a younger child aboard and provided chicken and fríes. My second time. Definitely would recommend.
My 70th birthday cruise with family!
RoseMarie_G, Jul 2023
Having a wonderful time on my birthday and with my family! The cruise was awesome, I plan to go back on the cruise next visit in New York!
Great Cruise - Will Do It Again1
Caroline_C, Jun 2023
The service.. the view... the relaxing cruise itself... the Maitre D who greeted and personally seated us was SO gracious... Gabi (our server) was marvelous... this was so much fun.. The view was spectacular. .Would love for it to have lasted another hour or so! We all enjoyed it!
The food was not good...
Veronica_M, Jun 2023
The food was not good chicken & veggies that were frozen. The salad was boring and just arugula. They charge $6 for refills on sodas (6 oz cup filled with majority of ice). Host & waitress were amazing and readily available. The music was boring and not entertaining. I would not choose this company next time.
Skip the dessert
Olga_S, Jun 2023
On Mom's birthday, I decided to take her out for a celebration. I bought tickets for a boat ride that promised a beautiful senary and lovely music. Upon arrival, I asked for a table by the window, and to my relief, we were given one without any prior reservation. The senary from our table was indeed beautiful, and the music added to the ambiance of the celebration. However, the problem arose when we noticed that there weren't enough waiters to serve the tables. Despite the boat not being fully booked, we had to wait for quite some time to get our orders taken and to be served. The dessert was a major letdown. The wait time for it was extremely long. Just two minutes before we had to leave the boat, our dessert arrived, and we didn't have the chance to enjoy it before we had to disembark. This caused some inconvenience and took away from the overall experience.
May 57th Birthday 2023
beatrice_f, May 2023
It was our Birthday vacation and this lunch cruise was a very nice way to spend some much needed time together 💞
Great lunch great cruise!
Terri_D, May 2023
The boat crew was awesome! Bryan our waiter was the best! Everyone was so accommodating to ensure everyone had a great experience! The piano player was great too! Very talented and have great history facts along the ride!
Brenda_V, May 2023
Would have liked to have a choice other than chicken or veggie did not match advertised menu, but was very tasty
Lunch cruise
Miguel_V, May 2023
The cruise was a very nice experience and I would definitely go again. The service and atmosphere was very good.
Great way to enjoy some NYC highlights
Eileen_M, Feb 2023
The sights were wonderful. The food was surprisingly good! A couple of glitches with the bill but everything got worked out. The staff were delightful. Specifically, we would have preferred Chardonnay by the glass and cream for the coffee. Not much to complain about!

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-You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

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