3.5 star rating: Worth doing 81 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

It wa amazing. We had a great time best view to watch fireworks. Our boat was first up, no one between us and the fire works. Great job by our captain. I would do this again for sure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

It was an excellent tour. We would highly recommend to anyone. Very relaxing, fun and a beautiful evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Best way to see the fireworks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

It was a great view to watch the fireworks, great choice of food and drinks and plenty of seats on the boat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Great! The ship adjusted to the best viewing location to match the change in barge positions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This tour was amazing! If you are even in New York City for the 4th of July and have an opportunity to do this you definitely should. Best way to see the fireworks in New York City. We boarded at 4:30 and left the dock about 5:15. We had a nice cruise around the harbor until about 6:30. At 6:30 we were at the designated position to see the fireworks. Since the fireworks were not until 9:30 I wondered how it would be to just sit there for 3 hours but with the music and meeting/talking to some new people the time went by rather fast. Around 9:00 I looked back and realized why we had gotten to our position so early. Behind us were hundreds of boats and we were the first ones closest to the barge where the fireworks were being set off from. At 9:30 we literally had a front row seat to some of the most spectacular fireworks I have ever seen. Towards the end of the show you could since the captain repositioning the ship to head back to the dock. As soon as the show was over the captain zoomed back to the dock and we avoided all other boat traffic. We were back to the dock in 15 minutes with many great pictures and memories of the night to share.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Awesome!!!!!!
Being that close to where the fireworks were let off took the experience to a whole different level.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

I had a wonderful experience from the time I arrived and waited in line to board until the time it was over. The boat was not overly packed and there was plenty of seating for those who wanted to sit. The food was good and not as expensive as I thought it would be. Additionally they provide a DJ on the upper deck however if you are not interested you may go to the lower deck and not be bothered. It truly was fantastic!! I will be taking this cruise again next year if I am in the city! It was very nice to be completely unaware of how many people were watching the fireworks! Additionally the tour guide was very informative. All of the staff was very pleasant and answered all questions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Very nice trip. Sat on the top deck in back. Saw New Jersey fireworks and New York's. Because of previous reviews, we ate before going out. The only food we saw other people have was nachos and hot dogs, don't know if there was anything else. The Intrepid is right next to this dock, so you can see that if you wish. Would take this trip again, very relaxing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

fantastic, nothing like bringing in July 4th in style boat = great, position in the water amazing I will be back :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

best place to see works! bar none.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

we had a wonderful time! the staff was very nice, the DJ very funny and his music amazing! We will definitely recomend it to friends! the way the ship was situated gave us a fabulous view of the show. The only not too good thing, were the lines to get refreshments, but that really did not take away from the good time. THANK YOU!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

Amazing view of the fireworks and such a fun way to spend an evening. Sit outside at the back of the boat as close to the rail as possible. Strongly recommend you BYOB and snax because the line-up is really long. Took over an hour waiting in line to get served.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed the disco and the fireworks were just superb.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

Absolutely the best fourth of July my family has ever had. The view was spectacular! We were right up on the front lines just several hundred feet from the first Macy's barge. I got the most vivid pictures of the fireworks display. I would definitely recommend this event for all to see, however, I have reservations about saying this because I want to go again next year and I feel the crowds will be even larger, but there are many boats available. The only negative point I can mention is that the food available on the boat was limited and some of the selections were sold out before we even got a chance to purchase and we were one of the first groups on the boat. Remember you usually get on the water by 730 pm and the fireworks don't start until around 920 pm so you will have plenty of time to take in the sites prior to the main event. I will be returning with my family next year for another great Fourth of July in the BIG APPLE on the Hudson!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

Was such an awesome experience everything went perfect!

Angela N
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

If you are ever in New York on the fourth of July this is a must, just make sure you get there reasonably early at least 1 and a half ours before they are due to leave to avoid the wait in line don't get me wrong the line moved fast but they can be very long with the added heat and humidity make sure you have water while waiting in line. But the experience was amazing, the people, the fireworks and the atmosphere. Make sure you get a bite to eat before you are on as there is not much in the way of meals and find yourself a prime position on top deck from the beginning otherwise you will be kicking yourself.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

The boat was very nicely appointed and not too crowded. Food and drinks were reasonably priced. The best part, the view of the fireworks was absolutely great!

William E
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Excellent chance to share Independence Day with the natives. Great people.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Excellent. We set off onto the Hudson at 6. A beautiful view of Manhattan, DJ, food and drinks on board. Splendid fireworks! My best 4th of July in my 49 years!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Glad we got there early as there were a lot of people and it is first come first served for seating, which proved to be baseless cause we had a great DJ who got everyone up dancing. There was food and drink available too, not very cheap though. The sights and sounds were unbelievable. We had a great group of passengers and a crew who really wanted us to have a good time, and the weather was perfect. All of which contributed to a most enjoyable time which I would highly recommend.

Iona S
Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

Loved it and would do it again if in N.Y. for July 4th. Everything went smoothly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

This was a great trip. I had planned this as a surprise for my boyfriend, and he absolutely loved it. The best thing about this cruise apart from the beautiful view of the fireworks was that after the fireworks show was over, everyone was dancing to the music played by the live DJ. The food was not expensive, as it usually is on cruises. I absolutely recommend this to all romantics.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

Everything I had hoped for. Thank you.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

I had a great experience. No place better to see the fireworks on the 4th of July. Very impressive to have the city in front of you and the Statue of Liberty behind you. For a non New Yorker but someone who visits often this was still a new adventure for me. Something I would recommend to anyone wanting to avoid the street crowds.

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