Offering several cruise options ideal for a variety of occasions, Bateaux New York Cruises lets guests enjoy an ultimate dining experience in New York City. Cruises are available year-round from Chelsea Piers and includes a ride on the European-inspired Bateaux New York for brunch, lunch, dinner, holiday or full moon-style experiences with breathtaking views of the New York skyline and more.
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What does "Bateaux" mean?
Bateaux is the French word for "boats.” Patterned after the elegant glass boats that cruise the riverbanks of Paris, France, Bateaux New York features glass ceiling and walls with supporting framework to offer unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline.
What is "Boarding Time" and "Cruising Time?"
"Boarding Time" is the earliest our guests may board the ship. Typically we begin boarding 1/2 hour prior to the "Cruise Time." Tickets are picked up at our dockside kiosk up-to one hour prior to the cruise.
Are there any age requirements?
Lunch and Brunch Cruises: Children under 3 are complimentary and a discount is offered for children between the ages of 3 and 12 on our Brunch and Lunch Cruises.
Dinner Cruises: Bateaux Dinner Cruises feature a sophisticated atmosphere. Children under 4 are NOT permitted and we do not offer a discounted rate for children.
Is Bateaux New York wheelchair accessible?
Our crew is happy to aide passengers that need assistance. For individuals needing boarding assistance or wheelchair accessibility. Please let us know when you are making the reservation.
Is the vessel Coast Guard certified?
Yes. All of our ships are Coast Guard certified and maintained regularly to adhere to strict safety regulations.
Will I get seasick?
It's unlikely. Bateaux New York operates in New York Harbor, on the Hudson River and the East River, which are all very calm bodies of water. What's more, our ship is very stable, so in most cases, you can hardly tell that we're moving.
How is seating arranged on board?
Our ship is very flexible when it comes to seating. Tables for two, four, six, eight and even more can be arranged to suit almost every party and occasion. Our unique banquette seating allows us to create groupings of 20 to 100 with ease while still providing intimate seating for couples and foursomes.
What is your smoking policy?
All interior areas of our ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.
Do you sail in inclement weather?
Absolutely. Our ships are fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. We sail rain or shine year round.