New York City Lights Dinner Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Boarding: 6:30pm, Cruising: 7:00pm - 10:00pm,
  • Departure Details :
    Pier 40 at Hudson River Park, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Aboard your dinner cruise in NYC, youll enjoy a decadent three-course meal and artisan cocktails prepared by our very own culinary veterans. Experience after-dinner dancing on the river to our live, award-winning onboard DJ. Take in the sights of NYCs iconic landmarks from our climate-controlled sun deck, and get up close and personal with lovely Lady Liberty for a special photo-opportunity you cant get on land! Your dinner cruise around Manhattan and the rest of the beautiful city awaits! Upgrade for a private window table with Champagne a Viator Exclusive available Nowhere else!


  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Dinner included
  • Free drinks included

Know More about this tour

Make your way to Manhattan's Hudson river Park in the evening to embark on your 3-hour dinner cruise. As your 3-tiered yacht departs down the Hudson, bite into hors doeuvres served during a reception, then take a seat at your table and gaze out the panoramic windows at the New york city skyline illuminated at dusk.

Select from an la carte menu and sit back as the professional waitstaff delivers you a customized 3-course meal. Selections may include filet mignon, pan-seared salmon and chicken with truffle potatoes, followed by a decadent dessert assortment (see below for a full sample menu).

The DJ music picks up after dinner, so purchase a drink from the cash bar and show off your dance moves on the dance floor, or head outside to be dazzled by the New york city sights. Get unobstructed nighttime views of the Statue of liberty, Ellis island, the Brooklyn bridge and more from the top deck.

Your dinner cruise concludes back at Pier 40.

Optional Upgrade: Viator Exclusive: Treat yourself and a loved one to your own private window table that guarantees unobstructed views of the dazzling city. Enhance your dining experience with one complimentary bottle of Champagne per couple. It's an option only available on Viator!

Sample Menu:

Starters (choose one):

  • Cranberry, Pecan and Goat Cheese Salad with mesclun , cranberries, candied pecans, goat cheese, and roasted shallots with dijon vinaigrette (Vegetarian and Gluten Free)
  • Seared Duck with roasted vegetable hash with blood orange glaze (Gluten Free)
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with roasted red pepper coulis and fennel slaw
Main course (choose one):
  • Chicken Paillard with roasted potatoes and frise salad
  • Stout Braised Short Rib with fig mushroom demi-glace, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables
  • Grilled Salmon with tri-colored carrots, asparagus, blooming baked potato with beurre blanc sauce (Gluten Free)
  • Cauliflower Steak with golden raisins, pine nuts, baby arugula and quinoa (Vegan)
  • Chef's Selection of Seasonal Desserts
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Signature coffee and tea


Hors d'oeuvres

3-course la carte dinner

Non-alcoholic beverages

DJ entertainment

Port fees and taxes

Window Seat and Sparkling Wine (if option selected)


Additional drinks (cash bar available)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

All enclosed areas on board are non-smoking; smoking is only permitted outside on the outer decks

Cruise schedule is often affected by group charters

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Music ranges from the oldies to the newer pop selections; the DJ entertainers always play a nice selection to please all types of music lovers

If you require vegetarian meals or have special dietary needs, please specify in the Special Requirements field at time of booking

Tables are assigned in advance. If there are additional parties you would like to be seated with, please make note in the Special Requirements field at time of booking and confirm with the operator no less than 72 hours in advance

Please note: Yacht subject to change

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Nov-2019

    . My wife and myself found the cruise and meal were great and totally enjoyed the night. We were visiting from Australia and this was the highlight of or visit to NYC.

  • 23-Aug-2019

    The dinner cruise was a treat to myself and my husband for our 26th wedding anniversary. This was our first time in New York and we thought what a great way to see the Manhattan Skyline at night along with a good view of The Statue of Liberty. We were not disappointed. The staff were great. The food was for my husband excellent , the food for myself being vegetarian was okay you only get one choice for main meal which was cauliflower steak which was not for me . But overall we had a great night which was over all to quick we could have stayed on board till mighnight if allowed.

  • 20-Aug-2019

    Our family of 7 has spent 8 great days in NYC and wanted to end the vacation with a special event. We booked the dinner cruise and it turned out a great experience. The food was actually better than we expected (having quite some experience on tourist activities like this one), the service very professional and the view priceless.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The food was excellent, the journey through the river was smooth and relaxing. The waitress was very pleasant and welcoming. However, the DJ was terrible, he never played dancing music only at the end of the cruise!!! My husband and I love to dance so when we saw that music and dancing was part of the package we was on board, only to be disappointed by boring music and no indication of the dance floor coming to life. Here’s a tip, coffee and tea must be served with the starters, it’s important to have a warm beverage to prepare the stomach for heavy food.

  • 25-Nov-2017

    Nice to see a part of Manhattan and NJ and Brooklyn lights, bridges from a different angle. If it was closer to 2 hours instead of 3 it would have rated higher but that's not a complaint, just a suggestion. 3 hours was just too long, food was pretty good not disappointing but not astonishing by any means and they had our reservation wrong when we boarded which was VIP with champagne and window seat and it took awhile to sort that which Gabriel the manager did. The staff was great Gabriel and Samuel, Hernando, etc and the DJ played good music and it was a posh looking room on the boat which was a real highlight.

    The views of Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty were great, and sitting in a nice floating room was the highlight along with the lovely staff.

    Other than when we got out at 10pm and in late November it's pitch black outside and there were no taxis in the mythical taxi rank at the end of the docks of Pier 40, we had to go onto the street to flat down on taxi in what probably wasn't the most salubrious part of town for an older well-dressed couple to be hailing a taxi late at night on a Friday night.

    We would imagine that in warmer months there would be a lot more people and it would be very lively and even more enjoyable.

    No regrets and I would definitely recommend it for something different especially because it's more intimate.

  • 24-Oct-2017

    This was wonderful. You can even dance. Loved it

  • 24-Sep-2017

    Love the boat, and the beautiful evening cruise. Very smooth ride, great sights including the lighted city skyline at night and the Statue of Liberty. Music, drinks, and dancing. Food good, but this is more about the cruise. Window seat enjoyable when eating, but the best photos will be from the deck outside or up top.

  • 18-Jun-2017

    From the moment we verified our reservation for the 3 hour light dinner cruise. everything was outstanding. The cruise, food, service and the music DJ was all worth the price. I would definitely use this tour again. I could have written a 3 page review, but I wanted to inform not bore. Just Do It!

  • 24-Jan-2017

    This is the third time I have taken this tour when bringing family member to NYC for their first time. On January 22, dinner cruise, it was terrible! The dining room was so hot we could not stay at our table for longer than 10 minutes without having to go outside to cool off. The music was the main thing that made our evening miserable. It was so loud we could not carry on a conversation. DJ played the same music all night and was so focused on a group of 5 single females that he ignored the remaining guest on the cruise. This made for a miserable evening for our family of 5. Would not recommend this cruise!!

  • 12-Oct-2016

    This was a celebration evening for my daughter's birthday and it didn't disappoint. From the canapé on entry to the boat through to the excellent meal, friendly servers and the dancing afterwards to the DJ on board, the whole evening was excellent. We paid extra for a window seat and champagne and it really was worth it for a special occasion. I would also add that I booked all three trips we took in New York with Viators from home in England and everything went very smoothly and when I had to phone their London office to inquire about something, everyone I spoke to was really helpful and friendly. Viators was recommended to us by a friend and we have recommended it to others in our turn.

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