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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

New York City Buffet Lunch Cruise

Relax on a comfortable boat as it cruises around New York Harbor and Manhattan on this relaxing 2-hour afternoon cruise that includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and DJ'ed music. Get great views and a different perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. And indulge in the delicious buffet lunch wile doing it. Upgrade the afternoon to receive a welcome glass of Champagne in a souvenir glass, a private window table and access to a premium open bar. 


  • Buffet lunch cruise in New York City
  • See famous New York sights including the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty
  • Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes vegetarian selections
  • Learn more about New York City's history and landmarks from narration
  • Chill out as a DJ plays current hits, and take advantage of amazing photo ops
  • Opt for the upgrade to get a guaranteed window table and access to an open bar

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

As fabulous as Manhattan is when you're standing in the middle of it, it's nice to see its famous attractions from the water. Learn more about the Empire State Building and lower Manhattan landmarks over a buffet lunch with an open bar option.

What You Can Expect

New York City Buffet Lunch Cruise

NYC Lunch Cruise

Head to Chelsea Piers on the westside of Manhattan to board the comfortable boat. Have a photo taken of yourself by the ship's photographer as you embark. You can later purchase the photos as a souvenir and memory of your trip. Then head to your table to grab a seat for the show that is New York City from the water. If you've opted for the upgrade, nurse a glass of Champagne from your souvenir Champagne glass and enjoy the view from your window-side table. 

As the boat pulls out from Chelsea Piers, drink in the ambient views of the Big Apple. Marvel at some of the world's most recognizable landmarks and sites, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in North America. Then head up to the buffet and indulge in an all-you-can-eat feast that includes delights such as roast salmon, chicken and pasta, among many other delicious treats. 

Bob your head to the DJ'ed music and relax as the boat cruises around New York Harbor. If you've upgraded, enjoy the premium open bar. After 2 hours when the boat pulls back into Chelsea Piers, the cruise has concluded. 


Sample Menu

  • Organic Mixed Field Greens
  • Organic Spinach and Kale Salad
  • Mediterranean Couscous and Chickpea Salad
Main courses:
  • Roast Salmon and Tilapia
  • Maple & Mustard Glazed Pork Loin
  • Herb Roasted Chicken
  • Baked Ziti
  • Roast Broccoli
  • Mini Pastries
  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Seasonal Fruit
*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Thanksgiving Lunch Menu
  • Arugula, Pecan and Citrus Salad - Goat Cheese | Candied Pecans | Navel Oranges | Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Roast Butternut Squash, Organic Spinach and Kale Salad - Parmesan Cheese | Peppers | Red Onions | Roast Garlic Lemon Dressing
  • Butter Basted Roasted Turkey - Homemade Gravy | Cranberry Orange Sauce
  • Hickory Smoked Ham - Maple and Mustard Glaze | Fresh Parsley
  • Oven Roasted Salmon & Tilapia - Garlic Parsley Crust | Tomatoes | Shallots | Capers
  • Baked Macaroni and Cheese - Cheddar | Monterey Jack Cheese | Crispy Herb Breading
  • Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes - Butter and Cream
  • Green Bean Casserole - Baby Cremini Mushrooms | Crispy Onions
  • Rustic Herb Stuffing - Country Bread | Rosemary | Sage
  • Pumpkin Pie | Old Fashion Apple Crumble | Dessert Buffet
*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Customer Reviews

Glenys M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great trip - definitely recommended.

Nadezhda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a brilliant experience. We had upgraded so had a window seat and free bar for some alcoholic drinks. The food was fantastic as were the views. If I ever go back I will be doing this again.

Brian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were notified a couple days in advance that our dinner cruise was cancelled and if we would like to be upgraded to the evening cruise on the same day for no additional charge. Of course we warmly welcomed it.

The food was excellent, the staff was great...warm and friendly.

The slow drift in front of Lady Liberty and the sunset behind her, made for a terrific finally. While so, Celine Dion was airing God Bless America. Speechless! There were some elder couples near me singing their hearts out along with her. I was very moved.

My family and myself have a forever mark on our hearts from our vacation to the great city of New York. We left changed.

Highly recommended! Whether a local, vacationers, or just passing through.

Thank you!

Svetlana V M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

Coral D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely brilliant Cruise. Staff were great, Ship was very comfortable and buffet lunch was excellent. Not to be missed. This is a must do when in NYC and real value for money.

Diane Ng N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

had a fab time would go back again and again

Michael M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Maria H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We enjoyed the lunch cruise, excited about the music and especially the food, couldn't have been better. Had a great relaxing time with the amazing view. Definitely going again soon.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

great crew, food and tour
would recommend and probably would go again

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