The 6 Absolute Best Jazz Cruises in New York

Smooth Jazz Cruises in New York

Are you looking for a Jazz Cruise in New York? Then you’ve come to the right place! In New York you have a wide choice: it ranges from jazz sailing cruises in the evening, dinner cruises or brunch cruises with live jazz to smooth jazz sessions with drinks at sunset.

I’ve done several of the boat tours myself, because for me, there’s hardly a better combination of sailing, jazz and New York City. Maybe you feel the same way I do: whenever I hear jazz, I feel like I’m in New York City – just wonderful!

My tip: Especially the Jazz Cruises at Christmas are very popular and the tickets are booked up quickly. Therefore, you should decide quickly if there are still available tickets.

And now have fun with the TOP Jazz Cruises in New York!

Jazz Cruises in New York City

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    Classic Harbor Line: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

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    From one of our absolute favorite boat tours in New York there is also a Jazz Cruise. You are on board a luxury yacht in the style of the 1920s, which has a wonderful charm and is not to be compared with the big sightseeing ships. The jazz cruise starts at the Chelsea Piers and takes you along the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and the harbor of New York. On the way you can enjoy a wonderful view of the New York skyline and smooth jazz at the same time.

    And the best part? The first drink is included in the price of the Jazz Cruise!

    • NYC Evening Jazz Cruise
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    Bateaux: Dinner Cruise

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    Forget trying to snag a hard-to-get reservation at New York’s hottest restaurants du jour. Instead, indulge in a delicious 3-course dinner during the cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and other famed sites. As a live pianist plays relaxing jazz music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world’s great cities, and enjoy a delicious pre-set dinner by the on-board executive chef.

    • NYC Sunset Jazz Cruise with Live-Jazz
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    New York Harbor Evening Sail with Live Jazz

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    You will sail with the beautiful tall ship “Clipper City” from Battery Park southwards into the harbor of New York and can admire the illuminated One World Trade Center and the skyline from close range. The atmosphere on the tall ship is really very special: you are surrounded by locals, the hustle and bustle of the city is far away and you are immediately deeply relaxed.

    • NYC Evening Jazz Sail
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    Manhattan By Sail - Clipper City Jazz Cruise

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    Spend a relaxed evening with live jazz music on the sailing ship. Of course you can enjoy fantastic views of the New York skyline. A great activity for the evening!

    • NYC Sunset Jazz Sail with Live-Jazz
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    Bateaux New York Luxury Brunch Cruise

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    The boat tours with Bateaux New York are super-popular, especially the Dinner Cruise (which is also one of our favorites). In addition, there’s a Brunch Cruise that takes you from the Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty in two hours. Along the way, you’ll see many of New York’s famous landmarks; I always find the skyline impressive and beautiful. And because the Bateaux New York is made of a lot of glass, the view from everywhere is really good.

    If you are looking for an elegant and luxurious brunch cruise, there is no way around the Bateaux Brunch Cruise: you can expect a brunch menu with a huge selection, there is live music, service on board and all non-alcoholic drinks are included in the price.

    • NYC Brunch Jazz Sail with Live-Jazz
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    Manhattan Holiday Yacht Cruise with Jazz, Cocoa & Carols

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    Make yourself comfortable on the old yacht from the 1920s and get into the Christmas mood during the Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise. This boat tour at Christmas time is one of my absolute favorites. It starts from Pier 62 (Chelsea Piers) on a beautifully decorated yacht. On the way through New York Harbor and the Hudson River, breathtaking views of the New York skyline, the One World Trade Center, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and of course the Statue of Liberty are guaranteed.

    • NYC Holiday Jazz Cruise

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