Whether you are looking for a romantic evening or a social one with your friends, 4th of July fireworks cruises offer you the ultimate way to celebrate the July 4th in New York. They guarantee you unobstructed views of the fireworks, without having to go through the hassle of securing a spot in the crowded areas. 

Our Top 4th of July Cruises in NYC for 2019

As there are numerous cruise options, we’ve made a table, comparing the best 4th of July Fireworks Cruises in NYC this year. This should help you make a decision, if you’re thinking about celebrating America’s birthday on a boat. The are fireworks typically launched around 9:20 pm, but the exact time will be announced by Macy’s a few days before the 4th of July.

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4th of July Fireworks Cruise NYC

Statue of Liberty and Fireworks

Onboard 4th of July Cruise in NYC

Fireworks in NYC

4th of July Fireworks over Manhattan

Rating

Rating

NEW!

NEW!

Type

Type

Dinner & Fireworks

Lunch, Sightseeing Tour & Fireworks

Dinner & Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks

Duration

Duration

3.5 hours

10 hours

5.5 hours

4 hours

4 hours

Food

Food

Buffet

BBQ & Dinner Buffet

3-course dinner

Not included

Not Included

Drinks

Drinks

Unlimited beer, wine, juice & soda

Open bar

Open bar

Not included

Water

View of fireworks

View of fireworks

Departure

Departure

6:45 pm at Pier 81

10:30 am at Novotel Times Square

6 pm at Pier 40

6:45 pm at Pier 81 

7 pm at Pier 25

Price

Price

$199

$549

$599

$159

$466 

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Details About Each 4th of July Cruise in NYC

If you still cannot decide, which 4th of July Fireworks Cruise would be the best for you. Find more information on each 4th of July Fireworks Cruise in NYC. Please note that the fireworks will be launched around 9pm.

4th of July Fireworks Cruise NYCNYC July 4th Fireworks and Skyline Cruise

In our opinion this 3.5 hour-cruise is the best 4th of July cruise in NYC, because you get the most value for your money! Onboard you will first be admiring Lower Manhattan’s illuminated skyline and the Statue of Liberty, while you cruise on the East River and enjoy a buffet dinner accompanied by live music. When the Macy’s fireworks finally begin, you. The cruise departs from Pier 81 in Hell’s Kitchen (12th Ave).

  • Boarding: 6:30 pm
  • Departure: 6:45 pm
  • Return: 10:30 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • buffet-style dinner & dessert
  • open bar
  • live DJ
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

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Statue of Liberty and FireworksUltimate NYC 4th of July Experience

This cruise offers you the complete package! It offers several activities to entertain you all day and make your 4th of July in New York an unforgettable day. You will be having BBQ in Midtown Manhattan after which you’ll get a sightseeing bus tour through Lower Manhattan before you board the 4th of July fireworks cruise. No need to worry! Your day will start at Novotel in Midtown Manhattan (226 W 52nd St).

  • Start: 10:30 am
  • Return: 11 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • BBQ Lunch
  • Sightseeing Bus Tour
  • Dinner buffet
  • Open bar
  • Live DJ
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

What You Should Know:

  • Dress code: neat casual attire is required! No sleeveless shirts for mean, jeans, shorts, sneakers etc.

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Onboard 4th of July Cruise in NYCFireworks Yacht Dinner Cruise

This 4th of July cruise is a VIP sailing event with seated dinner. If offers you gourmet food, an open bar, live music and an extensive entertainment program. The panoramic views from the deck of the cruise enable you the ultimate view of Macy’s 4th of July fireworks! Bottom line: If your budget allows, it would probably be the greatest 4th of July cruise in NYC! The yacht departs at Pier 40 at Hudson River Park (353 West Street)

  • Boarding: 5 pm
  • Departure: 6 pm
  • Return: 11:15 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • 3-course gourmet dinner
  • hors d’oeuvre
  • top shelf open bar with signature cocktails
  • champagne
  • DJ and entertainers and special guests
  • Event photographer
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

What You Should Know:

  • dress code: neat casual attire is required! No sleeveless shirts for mean, jeans, shorts, sneakers etc.

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Fireworks in NYCJuly 4th Fireworks Cruise ONLY

If you are not interested in having food and beverages, but simply want to enjoy great views of the 4th of July fireworks in New York, then this cruise is the perfect fit for you! This no-frills cruise is the most affordable 4th of July Cruise in NYC. Should you change your mind, you can always opt for an upgrade that includes food. The cruise departs at Pier 81 in Hell’s Kitchen (12th Ave)

  • Boarding: 6:30 pm
  • Departure: 6:45 pm
  • Return: 10:30 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • live DJ
  • upgrades available
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

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4th of July Fireworks over ManhattanJuly 4th Fireworks Private Charter

Does spending the night of the 4th of July in New York on a private boat sound good to you? Then this private charter may be an option! Its price may seem extremely high at first, bur keep in mind that you can split the cost between six people, amounting to around $266 per person – a reasonable price for an exclusive experience like this! Your private 4th of July Cruise departs at Pier 25. Be sure to bring food and booze with you to have the best experience on your private event!

  • Departure: 7 pm
  • Return: 11 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • private yacht
  • bottled water
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

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