The Best 4th of July Cruises in NYC

Offering you guaranteed views of the spectacular fireworks

Maureen
8. July 2019
82 ratings

Whether you are looking for a romantic evening or a social one with your friends, 4th of July fireworks cruises in NYC offer you the ultimate way to celebrate the July 4th. 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 2020

As there are numerous cruise options, we’ve made a table, comparing the best 4th of July Fireworks Cruises in NYC. This should help you make a decision if you’re thinking about celebrating America’s birthday on a boat. Last year, the fireworks were launched at 9:20 pm from the Brooklyn Bridge. The location for the 2020 fireworks has not yet been confirmed.

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Infinity Cruise by Hornblower

New York World Yacht Cruise

Fireworks over Manhattan

Rating

Rating

Type

Type

Light Dinner & Fireworks

Dinner & Fireworks

Dinner & Fireworks

Light Dinner & Fireworks

Light Dinner & Fireworks

Duration

Duration

5 hours

5 hours

3 hours

5-6 hours

3 hours

Food

Food

Buffet

4-course dinner

Buffet

Buffet

Buffet

Drinks

Drinks

Premium Open Bar

Premium open bar

Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea

Beer, Wine & Softdrinks

Soft drinks

View of fireworks

View of fireworks

Departure

Departure

5 pm at Pier 40

6 pm at Pier 81

6 pm at Battery Park

5 pm at Pier 36

7 pm at Battery Park

Price

Price

$206

$459

$212

$259

$212

Mobile Ticket

Mobile Ticket

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, you can find more information on each 4th of July Fireworks Cruise in NYC below. Please note that the fireworks will be launched around 9 pm.

1. July 4th Hornblower Infinity Yacht (family-friendly)

Hornblower Fireworks Cruise

This 4th of July fireworks cruise is great for those who want more affordable 4th of July cruise in NYC. Taking into account that you won’t find a fireworks cruise in New York for under $200, this cruise offers everything you need over three floors: plenty of food in buffet-style, an open bar, great atmosphere, a dancefloor and, most importantly, unobstructed views of the 4th of July fireworks. The yacht is pretty large, so you’ll have enough to discover onboard before the fireworks are launched.

  • Start: 5 pm
  • Return: 10 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • buffet and dessert
  • unlimited beverages
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

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2. 4th of July Dinner World Yacht

World Yacht in NYC

In our opinion, the World Yacht Cruise is one of the best 4th of July cruises you can choose if you are looking for an upscale experience. Fireworks cruises aren’t cheap, but it’s better to invest in a great experience rather than spend a lot of money for a cruise you may end up not enjoying. With the dinner cruise by World Yacht, you’re guaranteed to have a stellar experience. If you want to make this July 4th very special and can spare the money, this should be your preferred option!

  • Start: 6 pm
  • Return: 11 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • 4-course dinner
  • premium open bar
  • live DJ
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

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3. 4th of July Cruise with Dinner

For all those looking to spend a great evening while enjoying the fireworks in New York, this cruise is a great option. It departs at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan where you will have the best views of the spectacle as this year’s fireworks will be launched from the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s a rather casual cruise, so you can wear what you want and simply enjoy a light dinner, drinks and the atmosphere on the East River.

  • Start: 7 pm
  • Return: 10 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • light dinner buffet with dessert
  • unlimited soft drinks, coffee, and tea
  • live DJ
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

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4. July 4th Macy’s Fireworks Festive Boat

Fireworks over Manhattan
This 4th of July cruise in NYC offers you one of the longest times on the cruise, but the best thing about it is that it is kid-friendly. The cruise hosts events and toy giveaways to keep the little ones entertained during the ride. Needless to say, if you are traveling as a family, the festive boat is a great choice to see the 4th of July fireworks and spend a memorable evening together.

  • Start: 5 pm
  • Return: 11 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • dinner buffet
  • unlimited soft drinks, beer, and wine
  • live DJ
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

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5. Statue Cruises Fireworks Cruise

Fireworks over the East RiverIf you don’t need a big dinner 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! At close to $200, this no-frills cruise is one of the most affordable 4th of July Cruise in NYC. On the menu, you’ll have sandwiches, salads, and other snacks like brownies. It is the shortest cruise, which is why we think the value for money isn’t all too great compared to the other options. Statue Cruises is also the operator of the ferry to Liberty and Ellis Island!

  • Start: 5 pm
  • Return: 8 pm

What You’ll Get:

  • snacks and refreshments
  • live DJ
  • guaranteed views of the 4th of July fireworks

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