The Absolute Best Cruises for July 4th in New York City

June 14, 2022 Jessica Stewart

If you’re looking for the ultimate and best views of the Fourth of July celebratory fireworks around New York City, you should definitely consider reserving a spot on the water. There are countless cruises you can consider booking, and you’ll want to act fast since the Fourth is just around the corner. We’ve put together a roster of the city’s most popular on-the-water excursions to celebrate the nation’s independence and have spectacular visibility for New York City’s awe-inspiring fireworks displays.

The New York City Fireworks Cruise

Enjoy a full buffet and live DJ entertainment with this Lower East Side cruise! The menu includes fan favorites like pasta, finger foods, salads, and mouth-watering desserts. Gather with friends and sip on spirits as you take in the stunning fireworks display over the New York City skyline.

Macy’s 4th of July Brooklyn Cruise

Check out this waterfront cruise in Greenpoint to celebrate Independence Day! You’ll love the fun atmosphere of this harbor boat ride. The photo ops will be stunning if you’re looking for that perfect skyline shot. And this is a convenient cruise to get to since it departs from Brooklyn, only 40 minutes from Times Square if you take the subway.

Circle Line’s 4th of July Evening Tour

This well-known boat cruise is a hotspot for those interested in sightseeing around the harbor. But it’s also a perfect place from which to gaze upon the fireworks and light displays, too. This cruise will also include a light dinner, drinks, and a live DJ for entertainment, making it a great way to spend your Fourth with friends. Gather on the outdoor deck space for guaranteed views you’ll absolutely love.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise & Lobster Dinner

Pull out all the stops for your July 4th celebration with a front-row seat of the fireworks and a mouth-watering lobster dinner in Hell’s Kitchen! This buffet-style dinner is fantastic, and there will be an open bar for the duration of the evening. A DJ will be on hand to keep the party going while you step out onto the gorgeous vistas to watch the Manhattan skyline light up with fireworks.

Liberty Belle Cruise

Tickets for this cruise include an open bar and a delectable dinner as you sail the local waters and enjoy the Macy’s Spectacular Fireworks Show. Along with some of the best views of the displays, you’ll also enjoy a live DJ and dancing. There are VIP tickets also available if you want to posh-up your Independence Day celebrating. This tour will also offer stunning New York City views of The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and One World Trade Center!

Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

If you want a more luxurious experience, check out the Bateaux New York Fourth of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise! Luxury dining is more elegant from a fully glass-enclosed space, for five hours of Hudson River cruising in style. This cruise offers a three-course, plated dinner with tableside service. There will also be an acoustic quartet on hand for your relaxing enjoyment. And the views of the New York City skyline for the fireworks show will be nothing short of spectacular.

Clipper City Tall Ship Cruise

This cruise in The Battery will offer some of the most stunning visibility during the fireworks show. You’ll have all the best photo opportunities from the deck of the tall ship as the more than 40,000 fireworks shells explode over the East River. Buy tickets for this cruise now so you don’t miss out on the chance to help the crew raise the sails and navigate the behemoth ship! Food and beverages are also included, and there will be an open bar for the duration of the evening.

With so many options for July 4th cruises, this list of favorites can hopefully help you narrow down your selections. Don’t wait if you want to reserve your best and most brilliant views of this year’s fireworks show!

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