New York in the spring is amazing and there are lots of things to do outside.The trees in the parks of New York are starting to bloom, especially the cherry blossom in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is impressive. So for me, there’s nothing better than experiencing the first signs of green from the river – and you can do that with spring boat tours.
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Get on board and enjoy the trips to Bear Moountain along the Hudson River or to Freshkills Park on Staten Island. You’ll love it!
These are the best spring boat tours you shouldn‘t miss
Which boat tours I can recommend to you, I tell you here👇
Full Day Cruise to Bear Mountain and BackCruise in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
This is one of the most beautiful boat trips to Bear Mountain that we have done so far. The tour takes a total of 9 hours, including a 3 hour drive to Bear Mountain Park, which you can then explore for 3 hours. On the way there you drive through the Palisades (NJ) to the lower part of the Hudson River Valley. Afterwards you drive back again.
There are only 8 cruises available, so the seats are sold out quickly. Included in the price is a brunch.
Bateaux: Dinner CruiseCruise in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
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 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. Upgrade to enjoy a romantic or first class VIP experience including a private table and French sparkling wine.
Classic Harbor Line: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht ManhattanCruise in ChelseaOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
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!
Classic Harbor Line: Champagne City Lights CruiseCruise in ChelseaOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
We had an amazing time onboard the luxurious 1920s inspired motor yacht. Combine sightseeing with a romantic evening and step onboard the 1920s inspired boat at Pier 62 (Chelsea Piers – W. 22nd and Hudson River). During the 90-minutes long tour, you’ll get to see iconic NYC sights along the water and most importantly breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Especially in the summer, you can admire the most beautiful sunset during this special cruise. There is seating inside the yacht and outside seating as well.
Classic Harbor Line: Lights CruiseCruise in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
Experience New York City’s dazzling lights on this 105-minute sail along the bright and beautiful borough of Manhattan. See sights such as the Statue of Liberty, welcoming travelers with her torch, and Ellis Island, the immigrant doorway to America.
New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner AdirondackCruise in ChelseaOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
The sailing trip into the sunset is definitely one of my highlights in New York and definitely one of the best cruise in New York. During this two-hour tour, the Statue of Liberty awaits you, you can have a drink and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere!
Skyline Brunch Cruise Around ManhattanCruise in ChelseaOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
This brunch cruise is one of the most beautiful boat tours in New York. You sit aboard a 1920s-style ship with lots of wood and even more glass. The provider has several wonderful boat tours in the program, of which we have already tried four (and all were great!).
Start at Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers – this is where you board. First you start towards the George Washington Bridge, then turn south to the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. You can enjoy the view of the New York skyline and have a delicious brunch with New York specialties. The first drink (even champagne!) is even included in the price.
Circle Line - New York Landmarks CruiseCruise in Midtown ManhattanOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
This Circle Line cruise will take you past NYC’s most famous attractions and landmarks. You will head past the Statue of Liberty, the One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, amd much much more. If you are looking to explore Manhattan from the water and learn some of the history of NYC at the same time, this is definitely the cruise for you. At a lenght of approximately 1.5 hours, this cruise will take you half way around the Island of Manhattan as well as once around the Statue of Liberty for the ultimate photo opportunity.
Circle Line - Best of NYC CruiseCruise in Midtown ManhattanOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
The Best of NYC Cruise takes you once around the whole island of Manhattan. This is a great way to explore the city from the water and see more than 25 of the top sights NYC has to offer. Because this is one of the most popular cruises make sure to book your tickets beforehand online to secure your spot.
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