Here are some of NYC’s best night boat cruises – just remember that all the islands you’ll do see have inhabitants, so no staking any claims.
Circle Line Music Cruises
Pier 83, West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
One of the pioneers of music cruises, Circleline is still going strong. They also have a sunset cruise which provides remarkable views of the New York City skyline as the ship sails down the Hudson.
NY Waterway Twilight Tours
4800 Avenue at Port Imperial
Weehawken, NJ 07086
The NY Waterway ferry company offers a huge range of sightseeing cruises. From a 90-minute harbor cruise to full-day cruises, NY Waterway has it all.
Spirit Cruises Dinner, Music & Moonlight Cruises
Chelsea Piers, Pier 61
New York, New York 10011
The Spirit City New York outdoor deck is a perfect spot to gaze at the stars on New York Harbor. Grab a cocktail in the lounge or head for the dance club and move to the latest sounds. You’ll also discover a renovated dining room with lunch and dinner menus, attentive meal service and entertainment. And of course, you’ll enjoy the views of the world’s most dramatic skyline on this New York harbor cruise.
Rocks Off Concert Cruises
E. 23rd St. and FDR Dr.
West 41st St. and Hudson River
New York, NY 10010
Definitely more NSFW, this cruise company specializes in good old-fashioned rock & roll shows on the water. If you want authenticity, then Rocks Off is your edge to the old school. The Rocks Off concert Cruise Series, their flagship event, features a roster of concerts, parties and seaside through the spring and summer season. If you’re in the mood to let your hair down, this is the place.