The Best 4th of July Cruises in NYC

Guaranteed views of the spectacular fireworks

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If you’re spending the 4th of July in New York, a fireworks cruise may be the best way to celebrate it. NYC’s 4th of July cruises guarantee you a relaxed evening with unobstructed views of the fireworks. No need to go through the hassle of securing a spot in the crowded areas. 

Our top 4th of July cruises in NYC 2021

The number of 4th of July cruises in New York can be quite overwhelming. That’s why we have created a table for you that features the best 4th of July fireworks cruises in NYC. This way, if you want to spend the country’s birthday on a cruise, you can easily make a decision. The location for the 4th of July fireworks has not yet been confirmed. The fireworks cruises, however, will all adjust their route according to the locations of the fireworks!

Details on each 4th of July cruise in NYC

If you are still unsure of which 4th of July fireworks cruise is the best pick for you and your party, you can find more information on each 4th of July Fireworks Cruise in NYC below. Please note that the fireworks are typically launched around 9 pm.

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    Circle Line 4th of July Evening Cruise

    Cruise in Hell's Kitchen
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    Circle Line is a very well-known sightseeing cruise operator in New York and also offers one of the best 4th of July cruises. The cruise includes a light dinner with classic summer dishes and great drinks. Most importantly, however, you will enjoy guaranteed views of the fireworks, particularly from the outdoor deck space.

    What you’ll get:

    • light dinner
    • drinks
    • live DJ
    • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks
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    4th of July Fireworks on Clipper City Tall Ship

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    See New York City’s 4th of July Fireworks from the deck of a tall ship for the ultimate visibility and photo ops. Help the crew raise the sails and navigate the ship, or just sit back and enjoy the show. Each year’s fireworks show consists of more than 40,000 shells exploding above the East River for a brilliant display celebrating the nation’s birth. Buy tickets in advance to avoid the last-minute scramble for 4th of July plans!

    • Food and beverages included 
    • Best possible vantage point for fireworks show 
    • See the NYC skyline from the water 
    • Open bar throughout the cruise
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    July 4th New York City Fireworks Cruise with Buffet and Live DJ

    Cruise in Lower East Side
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    Celebrate July 4th on this New York City Fireworks Cruise. Depart for the evening to the beats of a live DJ. Enjoy a buffet style menu featuring pasta, finger foods, chicken, salad, desserts and more! Sip on an alcoholic beverage from our onboard cash bar. Grab the festive party favors provided as the firework show begins. Your cruise will return once the fireworks end. What’s Included:

    • July 4th New York City Fireworks Cruise 
    • Buffet Style Menu featuring pasta, chicken, salad, finger foods, dessert and more! 
    • Live DJ Music

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On this blog, I want to share everything I have learned and discovered, so you can have the best time in the greatest city in the world!

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Russ Taskey

Would LOVE to see the 4th of July fireworks in New York!!! My wife and I have never been there. Need to get a information on Hotels or places to stay to get a great view of the show!!!!


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