3 hours (including boarding time)Start time
Duration: 3 hours (including boarding time)
The New York Bateaux Cruise departs from Chelsea Piers. Directions for reaching the start point are given in Additional Information.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the boading time. This is mandatory to ensure time to obtain boarding passes.
The cruise ends at the starting point
As the magnificent Manhattan skyline spreads out before you in all directions, you’ll be pampered with gourmet cuisine, live jazz and sophisticated dance music.
The stylish Bateaux Cruise is perfect for a family or office celebration, entertaining out-of-town friends, or simply for an afternoon getaway.
Treat yourself and your guests to the delights of an elegant New York Bateaux Lunch and Brunch Cruise.
This marvelous experience offers a delicious mid-day meal enhanced by attentive table-side service and spectacular views of New York’s legendary skyline through the all-glass exterior of the European style boat.
As you board the vessel, you will be greeted by the sophisticated sound of a baby grand piano played by a skilled musician.
Your cruise takes you along the Hudson and East Rivers past the skyscrapers of Manhattan, offering stupendous views of some of the world’s most celebrated landmarks.
On the way, you will be served a gourmet Lunch or brunch as per option seleted. Menus are subject to change but the selection could include the following:
Drinks are not included with your ticket but can be purchased from the bar on board or the excellent wine list.
As you enjoy a magnificent repast, light-hearted sounds of a talented singing pianist performing a variety of familiar favorites will complement your meal. Here is a list of some of the sights you will see along your route:
Chelsea Piers: Completed in 1910 as a passenger ship terminal, it was supposed to be the destination of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic. After years of disrepair, it was turned into a sports and entertainment complex in the mid-1990s.
Empire State Building: This impressive 1,250-feet tower opened in 1923 and was the world’s tallest building for 30 years.
World Trade Center Site: Built between 1966 and 1976, the World Trade Center’s twin towers were once the tallest buildings in the world at 110 stories each. They were destroyed by an act of international terrorism on September 11, 2001.
Battery Park City: This office and apartment community was built on the landfill from the excavation of the World Trade Center in 1977.
Battery Park: Called ‘The Battery’ by New Yorkers, This 20-acre park at the southern tip of Manhattan was originally the site of early Dutch fortifications in the 1600s. Its name originated from the battery of cannons installed there by the British during Colonial times.
South Street Seaport: Dating back to the 1600s, South Street and its Seaport District were once the world’s gateway to New York City and America. After nearly a century of decay, the district was redeveloped in the 1960s into a vibrant commercial area filled with shops, restaurants, offices and the popular South Street Seaport Museum.
Brooklyn Bridge: Regarded as one of the greatest architectural achievements of all time, it was designed by John Augustus Roebling and was constructed between 1869 and 1883.
Brooklyn Heights: Considered New York’s first suburb when it was developed in the 1820s, this charming residential section across the East River from Manhattan was originally accessible by steam ferry. It was declared New York’s first landmark district in 1963.
Governor's Island: These 203 acres were under military command from the 1700s through 1996, making it the oldest continuously operated military post in US history.
Statue of Liberty: A gift to the people of America from the people of France, ‘Liberty Enlightening the World’ stands 300 feet above New York Harbor. She was built by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
Ellis Island: Nearly 17 million immigrants were processed here between 1892 and 1957.
Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal: Located at the north end of Liberty State Park, this beautiful 1892 structure was in operation until 1954. Over one half of the new arrivals at Ellis Island passed through this railroad terminal on their way to new lives across the United States.
Colgate Clock: This stately timepiece once graced the Colgate Palmolive plant. When the factory was demolished in the 1980s, the clock remained.
After dining, your piano player picks up the tempo for those who love jazz, Broadway and blues – the perfect finish to a perfect afternoon.
Your cruise ends at around 2:00pm and you will be dropped back at the starting point at Chelsea Piers.
You must print and present your voucher in order to redeem services purchased. Please contact the activity operator within 5 days of booking or at least 72 hours prior to your arrival into New York to confirm your cruise reservation. You will not be guaranteed a place on the cruise until you have contacted the activity operator to confirm.
Menu is subject to change.
You must print and present your voucher in order to redeem services purchased. Please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator ticket kiosk located dockside. You will be issued boarding passes at this time. Boarding begins 1 hour prior to cruise departure time.
Cruises go ahead rain or shine all year long. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, the activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements
Dress Code - For gentlemen, we recommend dressy casual attire such as nice slacks and a collared shirt. For women, dressy-casual attire. Dark or dressy Jeans are acceptable. However, we strongly recommend no casual jeans, t-shirts, shorts, athletic shoes or flip flops at any time.
Safety Alert - Pursuant to an advisory issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, please power off Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices while onboard the ship.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Directions to Chelsea Piers:
Take Saw Mill Parkway south to West Side Highway.
Continue south to 23rd Street.
Bear right at the Chelsea Piers signs and proceed to Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.
From Long Island:
Take Long Island Expressway to Midtown Tunnel.
Out of tunnel, go left for two blocks to 34th Street.
Go right on 34th to 11th Avenue.
Turn left on 11th Avenue and continue to 24th Street.
Turn right and proceed for one block.
Turn left onto the West Side Highway and continue for one block.
Bear right at the Chelsea Piers sign and proceed toward Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.
From the Holland Tunnel:
Take Holland Tunnel to West Side Highway North.
From the West Side Highway bear right onto 11th Ave and continue for two blocks.
Turn left onto 24th street and continue for one block.
Turn left onto the West Side Highway and proceed for one block.
Bear right at the Chelsea Piers sign and proceed toward Pier 61.
From the Lincoln Tunnel:
When exiting the tunnel, follow signs to West Side Highway South.
Continue south to 23rd Street.
Bear right at the Chelsea Piers sign and proceed to Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.
Take north/south route to 23rd Street.
Take the #23 bus west to Chelsea Piers (last stop) and walk to Pier 61.
Take C, E, 1, or 9 to 23rd Street.
Take the #23 bus west to Chelsea Piers (last stop) and walk to Pier 61
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