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New York City: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

New York City: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

From US$ 95.63 per person

Climb aboard a European-inspired, all-glass dining vessel and enjoy a 2 or 3-hour cruise through New York Harbor complete with live entertainment by an onboard pianist. Feast on your meal at your private table while taking in the spectacular views.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise New York Harbor on board an all-glass dining vessel
  • Enjoy fine cuisine, live musical entertainment, and exceptional service
  • Listen to the sounds of the onboard jazz pianist and take the opportunity to dance
  • Admire great New York views including the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center
Full description
Step onboard the Bateaux New York for a 2 or 3-hour sightseeing cruise departing from Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers. The boat’s all-glass design, including curved ceiling and walls, provides the ultimate sightseeing experience, allowing for 180-degree views of notable New York City sights. As you sail along the Hudson and East rivers, admire the Manhattan skyline and well-known skyscrapers, such as the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building. Get up-close views of the iconic Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, and Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. If you like, you can take in the sights from one of the open-air decks. Enjoy the elegant atmosphere and attentive service as you dine on a brunch, lunch or dinner lunch prepared by the chef, and be entertained by the pianist, who plays a variety of tunes throughout the cruise and provides interesting facts about New York’s famous attractions. You can even dance off your meal to piano melodies that include jazz, blues, and Broadway hits. For the dinner cruise, enjoy the added entertainment featuring an acoustic trio of a baby grand piano, upright bass, and jazz guitar. For brunch, enjoy bottomless mimosas while taking in the spectacular views. Sample Bottomless Brunch Menu - Early Risers: Seasonal Fruit, Breakfast Pastries, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Meats, Breakfast Potatoes, or Cinnamon French Toast Casserole - Late Risers: Organic Mixed Field Greens, Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar, Roasted Broccoli Florets, Baked Ziti Pasta, Roasted Salmon Provençale, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken, or Hand Carved Strip Loin, USDA Choice - Desserts: Bateaux Signature Dessert Station Sample Plated Lunch Menu - First Course: Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar - Entrée: Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast - Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake Sample Plated Dinner Menu - First Course: Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar, Lobster Bisque, Togarashi Tuna Tartare, or Duck Pate De Foie Gras (available for additional price) - Main Course: Forest Mushroom Ravioli, Herb Roasted Shrimp, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast, Braised Beef Short Rib, Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod, American Wagyu Striploin (available for additional price), or Broiled Maine Lobster Tails (available for additional price) - Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake, Humbolt Fog & Belletoile Triple Cream Brie Cheeses, Bateaux Signature Warm Butter Cake, Valrhona Chocolate Mousse, Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries, or French Macarons (available for additional price)
Includes
  • 2 to 3-hour cruise
  • 3-course meal
  • Live entertainment
  • Live narration
  • Unlimited mimosas (if brunch option selected)
  • Coffee, tea, and iced tea
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

Pier 61 Chelsea Piers, 111C 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure
  • For the dinner cruise, most guests choose elegant or dressy-casual attire; cocktail wear or dressy-casual attire is appropriate; dressy jeans are acceptable although casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes and foam flip flops are discouraged
  • For the lunch or brunch cruise, dressy-casual attire is appropriate (i.e. sundresses, nice pants or shorts, collared shirts); dressy jeans are acceptable; casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes or flip flops are discouraged.
  • The menu is subject to change; before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking; guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.4/5

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Arriving a half-hour early worked well. The Bateau is a charming atmosphere to sit with family and friends. The music is soft and conducive to relaxing and good conversation. The deck is a great place to stand outside and watch the Manhattan skyline and breath the fresh air. The choices of appetizers, entrees and dessert were excellent. We chose the clam chowder, the swordfish and cheesecake and all were delicious. A small orchestra provided live music for most of the trip. They were charming, entertaining and their choice of music excellent for a dinner cruise. The servers and staff was polite, attentive and skilled. Stopping by the statue of liberty was inspired. We took pictures of the famous Lady and reflected on the good fortune of living in the free world, filled with opportunities. The three hour duration of the dinner cruise was perfect. Our family of four will forever cherish the memory of that cruise.

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July 17, 2021

Wonderful first experience 5 star service!!

My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary on this lunch cruise and we couldn’t have been happier. The staff was extremely welcoming, generous, and provided superb service, especially from the waiters. The food and drinks were prepared very well. The tour guide, or, “Janice the pianist” was very friendly and played nice music. I have already recommended several friends and family members to attend this event and my wife and I will surely be retiring in the future. Thank you for making our special day perfect!!

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August 5, 2018

Great cruise with delicious brunch

Everything was really well organized, so that waiting times were minimal and we set off smoothly. The food was excellent, varied and abundant and even the music on board was really enjoyable (mostly light jazz), although I've often noticed that this last part's usually an after thought on mini cruises such as this. All in all, the best brunch I had in NYC and the best view I had during any meal there.

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July 5, 2013

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