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NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

3.5 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: DineOnWater LLC
Water activity

NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

Activity provider: DineOnWater LLC
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From US$ 169 per person

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Enjoy a delicious 3-course buffet dinner aboard a boat with a live DJ. Cruise around Lower and Midtown Manhattan and take in landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge from the water.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a feast for the eyes as you take in the NYC skyline from the water
  • Savor a buffet dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and an onboard bar
  • See the Empire State Building, the Freedom Tower, and more illuminated at night
  • Enjoy a photo-op with the Statue of Liberty that you can't get on land
  • Dance an outdoor deck as you cruise New York Harbor to the beats of a live DJ
Full description

Take in New York City's iconic skyline on an evening boat cruise. Marvel at key landmarks, such as Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and dance on the upper deck to tunes played by the live DJ.

Board the boat at Pier 36 and settle in before setting sail under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Enjoy views of City Hall, the Woolworth Building, South Street Seaport, the Lower Manhattan Skyline, and Wall Street on your right, and the districts of Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights on your left.

Once at the southern tip of Manhattan, pass Governors Island and enjoy panoramic views of the whole of Lower Manhattan, dominated by the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Step outside onto the boat's outdoor upper deck to take in these iconic views.

Then, head up the Hudson River with the State of New Jersey on one side and Midtown Manhattan on the other. Spot the Empire State Building and Hudson Yards. Next, pass Ellis Island and pause just off Liberty Island at the perfect place to take breathtaking photos of the Statue of Liberty.

During the cruise, enjoy a delicious 3-course buffet meal and some light tour narration to ensure you don't miss out on the key attractions. Listen to music played by the live DJ throughout the evening. Take a spin on the dancefloor on the outdoor section of the upper deck after your meal. Sample menu: Garden mixed greens salad Either marinated top round steak or roasted pork loin Chicken Francese Baked tilapia Pasta with tomato and basil Broccoli, carrots, baked potato, and zucchini in a coconut cream sauce (seasonal vegan dish) Mashed potatoes Seasonal vegetables Chocolate mousse or New York cheesecake Non-alcoholic beverages, including juice, soda, or bottled water Tea or coffee

  • Cruise
  • 3-course buffet dinner
  • Soft drinks at cash bar
  • Coffee or tea
  • Live DJ
  • Alcoholic drinks (they can be bought onsite at the cash bar)
Not suitable for
  • People prone to seasickness

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Meeting point

Check-in at the Majestic Princess boat on slip 3 of Pier 36. Please walk towards the water, around either side of the main building.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • During the meal, participants share 8-10 person tables
  • This activity takes place rain or shine; please dress appropriately
  • There is a bar onboard but it only accepts cash
  • This cruise is generally suitable for wheelchair users but not for wheelchairs with lithium batteries
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • You will not be issued a refund if you miss the cruise because you arrive late
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 79 reviews

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It was a great trip. Beautiful view of the skyline. The moon was gorgeous. Great stop at the Statue of Liberty for photos. DJ was great but a little loud. Food was well cooked and seasoned, standard American fare served buffet style. Overall a good value for all you get.

September 12, 2022

We took this mini cruise around Manhattan and it was very enjoyable. We left Pier 36 NYC at 7 pm, the perfect time to see the sunset on Wall Street and then go up the Hudson River until night. Going back and seeing the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge at night is best! Dinner is decent

August 28, 2022

The A/C wasn’t working on the lower part of the ship the food was ok. I do think the drinks can be given in something better than a 8oz plastic cup for the price of an alcoholic beverage. But over all the upper deck and scenery was nice for pictures.

July 25, 2022

Product ID: 413701