Enjoy NYC at Night with a Boat Tour
Enjoy an unforgettable night on the deck of a Hudson River tour boat with a view of the spectacular New York City skyline.
The fabulous New York skyline, the traditional background for feature films and the recognizable backdrop for anything that shouts “USA,” is the perfect venue for unforgettable NYC boat tours.
Past reviewers describe NYC boat tours as “fabulous” and “the stuff dreams are made of.” Cruising down the Hudson River in the cool evening air, be prepared for a brilliant show as only the smattering of city lights of Manhattan can provide. The New York experience is one so extraordinary that it is marked for special occasions: an engagement party or wedding proposal, a celebration of a hard-won retirement, or even a memorial service.
You can summarize a day of sightseeing in the Big Apple by taking a Twilight Cruise for 90 minutes. As the sun dips below the horizon, streaking the sky with color and light, you will be treated to a view like you’ve never experienced on your NYC boat tour.
A camera is a vital accessory for NYC boat tours. Be prepared to take in some of the nation’s most famous New York City landmarks:
- Empire State Building
- Ellis Island
- Statue of Liberty
- Battery Park
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Governors Island
- Manhattan Bridge
- South Street Seaport
- Williamsburg Bridge
- United Nations
- Chrysler Building
- Museum of Jewish Heritage
After some long, delicious moments standing on the deck of the boat, feeling the breeze on your face and listening to the engine’s throb while you enjoy the bright vertical backdrop of famous skyscrapers, you step inside. As the boat passes under the famous Brooklyn Bridge, you can escape the chill of the air.
In the comforts of the ship’s cabin, you bask in the royal treatment by the tour’s staff. You sip sweet, fuzzy champagne while listening to a hilarious and entertaining narrative by your tour guide. He may tell you about Henry Hudson, who first sailed up this river in 1609. He may tell the story of Chesley Sullenberger, who landed a U.S. Airbus on the water in 2009. The accident that miraculously all passengers survived then became a movie starring Tom Hanks. He may talk about the New York Mets, or the heartbreak of 9/11, or the sight of the Statue of Liberty welcoming so many travelers who shaped our nation.
Most NYC boat tours have a gift shop so you can purchase souvenirs of your trip, perhaps a small duplicate of Lady Liberty herself or an Empire State Building snow globe. You may feast on a delicious shrimp cocktail.
As the boat comes to its dock and the crew throw the ropes out and lower the ramp for you to disembark, you tell yourself that you can’t wait to do this again.
Feel free to contact us for help with planning your boat tour.