4th of July Cruises in New York 2023

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 ticket includes unlimited open bar with free beer, wine and soda and a buffet of your favourite 4th of July food items. Spirits and cocktails will be available for purchase. 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: the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show. You will return back to the departure point after 23:00.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 83
  • Departure time: 18:45 (boarding begins at 17:15)
  • Includes drinks and 4th of July-themed food, see the menu here.
  • Age limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol only from 21 years

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

Option 2: 4th of July NYC Fireworks Cruise

Board the Liberty Belle to celebrate the 4th of July in festive style. This cruise includes an open bar, food, and party favours. Dance to the DJ’s live music while you enjoy the views of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and the fireworks show. Sip your drink and celebrate Independence Day in style.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 36
  • Departure time: 17:30
  • Age limit: 21-years, bring valid id

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Option 3: 4th of July Fireworks Yacht Cruise

Admire the Manhattan skyline and Independence Day fireworks from Infinity Yacht. The cruise includes an open bar, food, and entertainment from a live DJ. The yacht will dock in time for you to enjoy the fireworks display. There are additional options to upgrade to private and window tables.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 40 (353 West Street)
  • Departure time: 17:30

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Option 4: 4th of July Cruise from New Jersey

For a festive 4th of July celebration with the entire family, get on board of The Great Point this cruise from New Jersey. 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: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Liberty Harbor Marina, New Jersey
  • Departure time: 17:15

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Option 5: 4th of July Fireworks Cruise on La Barca

Celebrate Independence Day on board the La Barca. You can enjoy the lavish buffet dinner, including Mexican food and the standard open bar, whilst the DJ is playing the music. The cruise departs from 41st Street Marina and will cruise past the Manhattan skyline before docking for the fireworks.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Pier 81 (41st Street Marina)
  • Departure time: 18:30

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Option 6: 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: Pier 81 (41st Street Marina)
  • Departure time: 18:30

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Option 7: 4th of July Cruise with DJ and Buffet

Do you want to celebrate the 4th of July from the water? Then this boat tour is for you! Whilst you cruise through the New York Harbour and enjoy the views, a buffet-style menu will be served. Make sure to grab the festive party favours and have a drink to celebrate Independence Day in style.

Practical Information

  • Departure Point: Pier 36
  • Departure time: 17:30
  • Food included

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Option 8: 4th of July Cruise from Brooklyn with free cancellation

Looking for a 4th of July Cruise with a cancellation option? This cruise departs from Brooklyn, with amazing views over the East River and the Manhattan skyline. Let the DJ take care of the entertainment along the way while an outdoor deck provides a great place to watch the fireworks show. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

Practical Information

    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Departure Point: Greenpoint Terminal Market, Brooklyn
    • Departure time: 17:30
    • Age limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol only from 21 years
    • Free Cancellation Option

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