4th of July Boat trips in New York

The 4th of July boat trips in New York are the best way to experience Independence Day. You will see the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and, as the icing on the cake, the fireworks that illuminate the sky above the East River. If you are in New York on July 4, I strongly 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 fireworks for 4th of July during this festive boat trip, while a DJ plays music. A dinner buffet with a 4th of July theme, beer and wine are included. You first sail across the Hudson River and see the Statue of Liberty before you dock in the East River to view the highlight of Independence Day: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show. You will return to the starting point around 11 p.m.


Option 2: Luxury 4th of July Cruise on the Bateaux

The Bateaux is my favorite boat in New York. The large windows that run all the way to the top give you a magnificent view from anywhere on the boat. Book this dinner cruise on Independence Day and admire the illuminated Manhattan skyline while enjoying a three-course dinner. Upgrade options are also available.


Option 3: 4th of July Cruise for the whole family

Do you want to celebrate 4th of July with the whole family? Then this boat trip is perfect for you! As you sail through New York Harbor and enjoy the view, the light buffet and the open bar, the children are entertained with games and gifts. The DJ takes care of the music en route to get the whole family dancing.


Option 4: 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Admire the beautiful skyline, Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge on this dinner cruise with buffet on Independence Day. At dinner, where you can choose from a varied buffet, you have a view of the skyline. After dinner you can watch Macy’s fireworks show.


Option 5: Fireworks Cruise and 2-hour Sightseeing Tour

This package is perfect for those who want to combine sightseeing with the 4th of July festivities. You start with a 1.5 to 2 hour sightseeing tour through the city. The bus departs from Midtown Manhattan at 15.15 for a guided tour of the city. The tour ends at the Hudson River where you can board the boat. Here you can enjoy an open bar and buffet dinner while admiring the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks from the water. Once the fun is over, the bus will take you back to the departure point in Midtown Manhattan.


Option 6: Day program with BBQ, Bus tour and Cruise

If you want to get the most out of this holiday, book this day program. You start with a barbecue lunch consisting of steak, ribs and more, with a beautiful view of Midtown Manhattan. Then you do a bus tour through Lower Manhattan. The guide will tell you everything about this area. After the tour you will be dropped off at the departure location of the evening boat trip. Admire the skyline and the fireworks while enjoying a dinner buffet.

  • Practical information
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Departure point: Midtown Manhattan
  • Departure time: 10.30 a.m.
  • Dresscode: Stylishly casual. Sleeveless shirts (for men), shorts and torn clothing are not allowed.
  • Book the day program here

Option 7: 4th of July Cruise with 5-course dinner

On this 4th of July cruise you can enjoy a 5-course dinner and drinks from the open bar, such as wines and specialty beer. Stroll around the top deck and dance the night away to the music of the DJ. And don’t forget to admire the Macy’s fireworks.