• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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See New York from a different perspective: from the water. This 3-hour dinner cruise is a memorable way to spend an evening in New York City, marveling at the tall skyline and seeing some of the world's most famous landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center. Drink libations, eat good food and listen to music as a DJ spins tunes onboard the boat. Consider upgrading to a private window-side table with Champagne  — a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else!


  • 3-hour Manhattan dinner cruise on New York Harbor, including optional window seating
  • Admire unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and other top New York City attractions
  • Savor complimentary hors d'oeuvres and purchase your favorite drinks from the cash bar
  • Dine on a 3-course meal of selections from an à la carte menu
  • Follow dinner with DJ music and dancing
  • Viator Exclusive: Upgrade your cruise to a private window table for incomparable views with Champagne

What You Can Expect

New York City Lights Dinner Cruise with Optional Window Seat Upgrade

Enjoy views of Manhattan from the outdoor decks

Head to Hudson River Park on the westside of Manhattan to begin this fun 3-hour dinner cruise, sailing around the Hudson River, the East River and New York Harbor. Board the three-tiered yacht  and then begin the cruise. During the opening reception, snack on appetizers and sip on a beverage, as you gaze out at the incredible views. 

At your table, peruse the menu of à la carte edibles, including pan-seared salmon, roast chicken, filet mignon and, of course, dessert (see sample menu below). After ordering your three-course meal, sit back and enjoy your surroundings. After dinner, listen to music from the DJ and buy a drink or two from the cash bar, as the dance floor begins to get going. Then gawk at the great sites, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, the Chrysler Building and the Woolworth Building. In addition to seeing the riverside of Brooklyn, you'll get a unique look at plethora of new high-rise towers that are currently going up in Manhattan.

The cruise finishes after three hours when it pulls into Pier 40. 

Optional Upgrade: Viator ExclusiveUpgrade yourself on the cruise to your own private window table. This will ensure a fantastic view from the boat. And that's not all: with the upgrade you also get a one complimentary bottle of Champagne per couple. It's an option only available on Viator!

Sample Menu:

Starters (choose one):
  • Beef short rib pot pie with fig reduction
  • Baby greens with cranberries, almonds and seasonal veggies
  • Seared duck breast with roasted root hash.
  • Butternut squash ravioli cooked in a sage brown butter sauce
Main course (choose one):
  • Petit filet mignon with roasted shallot demi-glaze, truffle potato au gratin and in-season vegetables (gluten-free)
  • Roma encrusted chicken cooked in a white wine sauce with braised Swiss chard
  • Pan-seared salmon with roasted fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, baby carrots and butternut squash (gluten-free)
  • Vegetable Napoleon of grilled portobello mushrooms, squash, zucchini and peppers (gluten-free and vegan)
  • Assortment of seasonal mini-desserts
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Signature coffee and tea

Customer Reviews

david r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was wonderful. You can even dance. Loved it

Richard Arena A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

From the moment we verified our reservation for the 3 hour light dinner cruise. everything was outstanding. The cruise, food, service and the music DJ was all worth the price. I would definitely use this tour again. I could have written a 3 page review, but I wanted to inform not bore. Just Do It!

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a celebration evening for my daughter's birthday and it didn't disappoint. From the canapé on entry to the boat through to the excellent meal, friendly servers and the dancing afterwards to the DJ on board, the whole evening was excellent. We paid extra for a window seat and champagne and it really was worth it for a special occasion. I would also add that I booked all three trips we took in New York with Viators from home in England and everything went very smoothly and when I had to phone their London office to inquire about something, everyone I spoke to was really helpful and friendly. Viators was recommended to us by a friend and we have recommended it to others in our turn.

Pedro M M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Perfect setting for celebrations.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

my wife and me enjoyed every moment of the dinner cruise.

Andrew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My husband took me on this amazing evening as a surprise for my birthday! It was a truly wonderful evening but was worrying at the beginning as they didn't have our reservation at all, even though my husband and the hotel had both called before hand to confirm our booking. This was sorted out and we had a lovely table by the window but to make the evening extra special Melvin was our server who deserves a medal!! He made our evening wonderful and he took lots of photos of us in front of the most incredible back drop of Manhattan! Many thanks Melvin, you're a complete star !!! If you do book this please make sure you keep on calling them to confirm your booking as they don't seem particularly well organised. I still rate this as 5 stars though as it was a really amazing evening.

Wendy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great food, great music, great trip! Even with weather less than perfect...it was wonderful!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We enjoyed it very much. The boat was clean the food was very good and the music was also very enjoyable as was the service. Thank you for a great night out Mr. and Mrs. Ricci

Ross United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was great. Pier 40 dock easy to find, nice welcome and looked after thoroughly throughout the evening. The yacht was amazing, free to wander and take photos and the sites were beautiful. We upgraded to a window seat with bubbly and it was well worth it.

Kathy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great meal, great skyline views...Over the top staff. Best pics I got of Lady liberty were on this cruise.

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