4th of July Cruises

4th of July Fireworks

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

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

Enjoy the 4th of July fireworks on this festive cruise while the DJ plays music. With the standard tickets food and drinks are not included but can be purchased on board. You can also opt for VIP tickets, including a festive menu and open bar. Food and drinks are not included but can be purchased on board. You’ll first cruise along the Hudson River and see Statue of Liberty before you finally dock on East River to catch the highlight of the Independence Day: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show. You will return to the departure point around 11:00 p.m.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 83
  • Departure time: 6:00 p.m. (boarding begins at 5:15 p.m.)
  • Age limit:  the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol only from 21 years of age

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Option 2: Festive 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

On this luxurious ship you can admire the Manhattan skyline and Independence Day fireworks from both outdoor and indoor viewing decks. A variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Getting hungry? Treat yourself to traditional American fare, like grilled hot dogs or burgers (available for purchase). Children under 21 receive a $20 discount on this cruise.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: East River, near the 23rd St subway station
  • Departure time: 6.00 p.m.
  • Age Limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, minimum drinking age is 21 years

Book the Festive 4th of July Fireworks Cruise here

Option 3: All-inclusive Broadway Cocktail and Dinner Cruise

Do you want to enjoy your 4th of July evening in true New York style? Then this cocktail and dinner cruise with entertainment by Broadway and Cirque du Soleil-inspired performers is for you. Enjoy a buffet dinner, five hour champagne bar and a four hour general open bar. You’ll have fantastic views of the skyline from the observatory deck. And of course you’ll be front and centre for the impressive views of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Skyport Marina, 23rd Street
  • Departure Time: 5:45 p.m. (boarding starts at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Age Limit: the minimum age limit for this cruise is 21

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Option 4: Macy’s 4th of July Celebration Cruise

The Macy’s 4th of July Celebration cruise includes a 5-course buffet dinner and an open premium bar. Of course there is also a dance floor and DJ will take care of the entertainment. The cruise departs from Pier 36 along East River and will cruise past Manhattan skyline before docking for the fireworks show.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 36
  • Departure Time: 5:30 p.m. (boarding starts at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Age Limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages but not recommended for children under 2 years old, minimum drinking age is 21 years

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Eric’s Tip: Would you like to celebrate the 4th of July all day? Then book this full day program with BBQ, bus tour and cruise.

Option 5: Luxury Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Aboard luxury yacht, The Spirit of New York, to celebrate Independence Day in style. This dinner cruise offers a five course dinner buffet with a premium open bar. Order a cocktail and enjoy amazing views of the Manhattan skyline from the rooftop lounge. After dinner you can enjoy music from the onboard DJ. Then the yacht docks and you can enjoy the Macy’s firework display from the outdoor deck. There are possibilities to upgrade to private or window tables.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Chelsea Piers
  • Departure Time: 6:00 p.m. (boarding begins at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Age Limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol from 21 years of age

Book the Luxury Fireworks Dinner Cruise here

Option 6: Fireworks Cruise and 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

This package is perfect for those wanting to combine a day of sightseeing with the 4th of July celebrations. You begin with a 1,5 to 2 hour sightseeing tour through the city. The bus departs at 15.30 from Midtown Manhattan, for a guided tour of the city. The tour ends next to the Hudson River where you board the boat. Here you can enjoy an open bar and a buffet dinner whilst you watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks from the water. Once the fun is over, the bus will bring you back to the departure point in Midtown Manhattan.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure Point: Midtown Manhattan
  • Departure time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Dress code: casual to dressy. Sleeveless shirts (for men), as well as cutoffs and torn clothing will not be permitted.

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