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!

Tickets for 2018 are not available yet

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Option 1: Statue Cruises Fireworks Cruise with Lite Buffet

Enjoy the evening of 4th of July with a drink and a bite, and an amazing view of the New York skyline. This cruise includes casual dining with a sandwich buffet, dessert and an open soft drink bar. Beer and wine are available for purchase. And of course 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: Gangway 3 at Battery Park
  • Departure Time: 7:00 p.m. (boarding starts at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Age Limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol from 21 years of age.

Book the Statue Cruises Fireworks Cruise with Lite Buffet here

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: 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

Book the Circle Line 4th of July Fireworks Cruise here
Unfortunately this cruise is sold out for 2017

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

Book the Macy’s 4th of July Celebration 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-centric 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: 6:00 p.m. (boarding starts at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Age Limit: the cruise is suitable for all ages, alcohol from 21 years of age. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed on the top deck.

Book the Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Lobster Dinner here

Option 6: Luxury Fireworks Dinner Cruise

If you want to celebrate Independence Day on a luxury yacht, this option is for you. This dinner cruise on The Spirit of New York offers a five course dinner buffet with a premium open bar. With a cocktail in your hand you can enjoy great views of the Manhattan skyline from the rooftop lounge. After dinner you can dance to the music of 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 window or private tables.

Practical Information

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departure Point: Chelsea Piers
  • Departure time: 6:00 p.m. (boarding starts 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

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