Spirit of New York Buffet Lunch Cruise


  • -2 hour cruise on the Hudson & East Rivers

  • -Delicious attended lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts

  • -Listen to background music via satellite radio

  • -The best views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines including world-famous sights like the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and more

  • Dining inside the decks with access to the outside sightseeing decks.


Indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet as you take in the sights on this relaxing afternoon cruise on the New York Harbor.  Capture photos of landmarks including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge while learning more about New York City and its numerous attractions from informative narration. 

Tour info

2 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point

61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY, 10011

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

When sunshine, good company and city skyline views combine, there’s no better place to enjoy an afternoon than aboard a Spirit lunch cruise. Departing from Chelsea Piers in New York Spirit is the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon on the water. Indulge yourself in a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet freshly prepared on board while listening to top hits! Take in the stunning views of the iconic New York City skyline from our outdoor open-air deck. Come aboard and spend your afternoon on the Spirit of New York!

Head to Chelsea Piers on the westside of Manhattan to board the comfortable boat. Have a photo taken of yourself by the ship's photographer as you embark. You can later purchase the photos as a souvenir and memory of your trip. Then head to your table to grab a seat for the show that is New York City from the water. If you've opted for the upgrade, nurse a glass of Champagne from your souvenir Champagne glass and enjoy the view from your window-side table.
As the boat pulls out from Chelsea Piers, drink in the ambient views of the Big Apple. Marvel at some of the world's most recognizable landmarks and sites, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in North America. Then head up to the buffet and indulge in an all-you-can-eat feast that includes delights such as roast salmon, chicken and pasta, among many other delicious treats.
Bob your head to the DJ'ed music and relax as the boat cruises around New York Harbor. If you've upgraded, enjoy the premium open bar. After 2 hours when the boat pulls back into Chelsea Piers, the cruise has concluded.

What’s included?

  • -2-hour cruise

  • -Lunch - Buffet lunch

  • -Taxes

  • -Unlimited coffee, hot tea and iced tea

  • -Background music via satellite radio

  • -Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)

  • -Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • -Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • On late night and cocktail cruises, passengers must be 21+

Before you go

  • -Only credit cards will be accepted for additional on-board purchases.

  • -Please do not bring any unnecessary bags on board.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

All guests are required to wear masks/face coverings when on board as they are interacting with others who are not members of their household. Masks not required while seated. Cloth face coverings are not required under on young children under age 2, and anyone who has trouble breathing.

Redemption information

    On the day of your cruise, please check in at the ticket booth at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Present your voucher(s) and photo identification when you check in. The ticket booth is located at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.

    Tickets will be held at the box office

About operator:

City Cruises, one of two sub-brands under City Experiences’ expansive portfolio of water- and land-based experience companies, operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the UK.