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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:4 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

4th of July Fireworks Cruise in New York City

Escape the July 4th crowds in Manhattan and take to the water for the best views of the famous Macy's fireworks display! On this 4th of July cruise, you’ll set out from Pier 78 in Midtown in the early evening and head into New York Harbor to enjoy a leisurely Independence Day celebration. Listen to music played by the onboard DJ, and purchase drinks and food to hold you over, admiring the views of the Manhattan skyline until the fireworks begin!


  • July 4th fireworks cruise in New York City
  • Escape the Independence Day crowds on the streets of Manhattan!
  • Relax on an evening journey through New York Harbor
  • Enjoy unbeatable views of the Macy's fireworks show on the Hudson River
  • Listen to music from the onboard DJ
  • Drinks and casual dinner menu available for purchase

What You Can Expect

4th of July Fireworks Cruise in New York City

July 4th in NYC!

Board your 4th of July cruise at Pier 78 and head out into New York Harbor. You’ll have a few hours to admire views of the Manhattan skyline and take in the other waterfront sights before the fireworks start. Grab a drink and some dinner from the onboard bar (own expense) and enjoy the warm evening air on your face as you listen to the DJ spin tunes.

Shortly before 9pm, your boat will move into the Hudson River to provide you with unmatched views of the 36th annual Macy's fireworks display. Break away from the crowds on the city streets and admire the fireworks from the water. Known as one of the biggest and best Independence Day fireworks shows in the country, the Macy’s display will thrill all ages.

Book now and make this July 4th an evening to remember!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic! We were right under the Statue of Liberty...took some amazing pictures as the sun was setting...great cruise. Great crew and not over crowded. Only tip is to take some snacks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great experience. Sightseeing before the fireworks and then a great spot for viewing the fireworks. DJ was awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Fabulous, apart from the fact the fireworks did not start until after midnight not 10pm as stated. The boat was fun, with a disco and drinks, but trying to get a taxi from the piers at 3 in the morning was hard!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We really enjoyed the Fireworks Cruise. A big highlight in our trip! Thanks so much for the amazing 4th of July Celebration.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Well organised and a fantastic view of the fireworks! If I come next year, I will be booking again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

well organized and able to accommodate a large number of people properly

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Enjoyed the boat cruise and fireworks. The only criticism is the music was a little loud.!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Fun evening with available top tier seating for all onboard and good music selection in early evening by our DJ., however, the music Macy's had chosen for the fireworks display would have been a better fit for that part of the evening. We really enjoyed the views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the New York skyline. Had an unobstructed view of the fireworks, but it might have been better had we been anchored in the East River a little closer to fireworks display like some of the other cruises instead of along the shoreline. With a couple of slight inmprovements, it would have been perfect, but would definitely recommend.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2015

The pre-cruise was okay. The view from the river of the bridges and the skyline were great. When It came time for the fire works they pulled into a pier and we got to see the action from a position with thousands of non-paying cruise participants.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2012

Fun Night with great views of the fireworks

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