Hornblower Cruises NYC
A private event charter company with a wide range of public dinner cruises, Hornblower Cruises NYC is always an excellent group cruise choice while in the city. With 'unparalleled elegance, grandeur, and excitement', the 210-foot main boat, the Hornblower Infinity, will take you on a journey around New York like never before!
While this branch of Hornblower came about in 2012, the original Hornblower venture started back in 1980 in San Francisco. There are actually over 170 vessels total within this tour company, though only a small percentage are in NYC.
As mentioned before, you can enjoy various cruises departing from Pier 40 in West Village, as well as Pier 15 at South Street Seaport. The Infinity will provide a covered sky deck, state of the art sound and light systems, and a breezy open bow. The newest addition to the fleet is also making a splash, the 148 foot Hornblower hybrid both eco-friendly and luxurious. This yacht will provide you with unbeatable 360-degree views of the gorgeous city skyline from the Atrium Deck.
For groups of 30 or more, you will want a private charter, for under 30 you can choose from any of the many themed cruises, such as City Lights, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Alive After Five, and of course, Sightseeing. The INternational Sightseeing tour will take you to all the most historic landmarks around the city, lasting just about an hour. The City Lights cruise provides a 3-course dinner, dancing, and unbeatable views of the Manhattan skyline, with photo ops at the Brooklyn Bridge and Ellis Island. This is a 3-hour cruise.
School groups, in particular, will be able to also choose between a Lunch Dance Party, a 2-hour long fun cruise with a live DJ and plentiful buffet, this party meant for 6th through 12th graders. You could also choose the Dinner Dance, a 3-hour cruise that is just the same, only in the evening.