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4th of July Cruises in New York

4th of July Cruises in New York

4th of July Cruises in New York

4th of July cruises in New York are the best way to experience Independence Day. See the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the icing on the cake;  fireworks lighting up the sky over the East River. If you are in New York on the 4th of July, I highly recommend booking one of the below cruises and make this typical American holiday an unforgettable experience!

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Option 1: Circle Line: 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Enjoy the 4th of July fireworks on this festive cruise while the DJ plays music. This 4th of July cruise is a buffet themed dinner, which includes beer and wine. You’ll first cruise along the Hudson River and see the Statue of Liberty before you finally dock on the East River to catch the highlight of Independence Day: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show. You will return to the departure point around 23:00.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 83
  • Departure time: 18:00 (boarding begins at 17:15)
  • Age limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol only from 21 years

Book the Circle Line 4th of July Fireworks Cruise here

Eric’s Tip: I tested this cruise last year and I really recommend it. It offers good value for money and the atmosphere on the boat is very nice. There was a mix of people, and the music, food and drinks were all great. The boat had several bars, so I never had to wait too long for my drinks.

Option 2: Family Friendly 4th of July Cruise

Do you want to celebrate the 4th of July with the whole family? Then this boat tour is perfect for you! Whilst you cruise through the New York Harbour and enjoy the view, the light buffet and the open bar, the children will be entertained with toys and giveaways. The DJ will take care of the music along the way to get the entire family on their feet.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 36
  • Departure time: 18:00 (boarding starts at 17:00)
  • Age limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol only from 21 years

Book the Family Friendly 4th of July Cruise here

Option 3: Statue Cruises Fireworks Cruise with Light Buffet

Enjoy the evening of 4th of July with a drink, a bite, and an amazing view of the New York skyline. This cruise includes casual dining with a light buffet, dessert and an open soft drinks bar. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Most importantly, you’ll be front and centre for the impressive views of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks!

Practical Information

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: Battery Park
  • Departure Time: 19:00
  • Age Limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol from 21 years of age.

Book the Statue Cruises Fireworks Cruise with Light Buffet here

Option 4: Low Priced Family Cruise

For a festive 4th of July celebration with the entire family, get on board of The Great Point. This boat has several floors and offers Independence Day themed food. While enjoying the nice desserts and open bar, you can admire the skyline, followed by the Macy’s fireworks show later that evening.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 15
  • Departure time: 18:00 (boarding starts at 17:00)
  • Age limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol available only from 21 years

Book the Low Priced Family Cruise here

Option 5: Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Lobster Dinner

Board the spacious boat to celebrate Independence Day in style. This dinner cruise offers an open bar and a seafood buffet that includes lobster. Order a drink and enjoy amazing views of the Manhattan skyline from the outside deck. The boat docks on the East River so you can enjoy the Macy’s firework display. When it makes its way back to 41st Street Marina you can enjoy some more drinks and music from the onboard DJ.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: 41st Street Marina
  • Departure time: 18:00

Book the Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Lobster Dinner here

Option 6: 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Enjoy the beautiful view of the skyline, Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge during this buffet dinner cruise on Independence Day. While you admire the view, you’ll dine on a variety of dishes from the buffet. After dinner enjoy the spectacular Macy’s Fireworks Display.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 61 (Chelsea Piers)
  • Departure time: 18:00

Book the 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise here

Option 7: Luxury 4th of July Dinner Cruise on the Bateaux

The Bateaux is my favourite boat in New York. Due to its huge floor to ceiling windows, you have a beautiful view from every seat on the boat. Book this dinner cruise on Independence Day and gaze at the illuminated skyline of Manhattan whilst enjoying a 3-course plated dinner. There are also upgrade options available.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 61 (Chelsea Piers)
  • Departure time: 18:00

Book the Luxury 4th of July Dinner Cruise here

Eric’s Tip: I recommend that you find yourself a spot at the back of the boat. Most of the boats turn around when the fireworks are about to start, so when you’re at the back you’ll have a front row spot!

Option 8: 4th of July on the Clipper City Tall Ship

Celebrate a truly special 4th of July on the impressive tall ship, the Clipper City. Hop on board this sailing boat at Battery Park. From there you will sail through the New York harbour, past the Statue of Liberty, before it docks to let you admire the fireworks. An all American barbecue and open bar are included. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience!

Practical Information

  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Departure Point: Battery Park
  • Departure time: 17:30
  • Age limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol available only from 21 years

Book the 4th of July on the Clipper City Tall Ship here

Option 9: 4th of July Cruise with 4-course Dinner

During this 4th of July cruise you’ll enjoy a 4-course seated dinner and drinks, such as wines and craft beers, from the open bar. Take a stroll on the rooftop and dance the night away on the music of the DJ. Don’t forget to admire the beautiful skyline and the Macy’s fireworks.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: 41st Street Marina
  • Departure Time: 18:00

Book the 4th of July Cruise with 4-course Dinner here

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