NYC Best Dinner cruise – Bateaux New York – My experience and review
If you follow me on Instagram (@marthasachser and @blognyandabout!), you already saw this but I couldn’t help myself… I had to post on the blog as well! I’m thrilled to share with you guys my experience aboard the beautiful Bateaux, one of the best upscale (yet casual and super fun!) cruises in NYC for a special dinner or a perfect brunch/lunch with breathtaking views! Exploring NYC is always special and when you can do this from different angles is even better! I’ve been on dinner cruises in New York City a few times in the past and I really enjoyed the experience so here I am sharing another special adventure with you! Shall we?
How it works:
- There is more than one option, they also offer brunch/lunch or dinner. I decided to go on the dinner cruise simply because I’m obsessed with NY at night and of course, sunsets!
- The boat leaves at 7PM from Pier 61 and returns at 10PM. Boarding starts at 6:15, which is great, gives you plenty of time to relax and think about the menu options!
- There is a dress code, they recommend elegant and upscale attire. Learn more HERE!
- To get to Chelsea Piers you can uber (or similar), take a cab or even a bus (M23), there is a bus stop right outside the main entrance.
How to book your dinner cruise with discount:
You can go to the Bateaux official website and use my code MARTHA10 for 10% OFF (click HERE) to book your experience and upgrades.
What is included:
- The 3 hours tour along the main NYC rivers: Hudson and East River.
- Your 3 course meal: appetizer, entree and dessert. Tea, coffers and water is also included.
- Live music
What’s is not included but you can upgrade:
- Window table
- Alcoholic drinks: the average price is U$4-6 for beers, $5-12 for wine glass and U$6-20 for cocktails. Open bar ticket is available for about U$65 per person.
- Other things you can upgrade and purchase: extra appetizers, open bar, flower bouquet, pictures, etc.
- The cruise runs year round, in the winter you might not be able to stay outside for too long, but still, it is totally worth it!
- Kids under the age of three board for free (check the website for updates)
- If you follow a specific diet like me (plant-based) they will do their best to accommodate your needs. The food is good, nothing out of this world, but the experience as a whole was very very nice.
- If you don’t speak english, they have the menu in a few other languages I believe. At least they had in Spanish and Portuguese!
- If you usually get sick when on a boat I still believe you will be fine on Bateaux. Only a couple of times we felt the boat moving a bit more but nothing major. But if you are sensitive, motion sickness pills should work fine.
While dining you can still go outside, move around, enjoy the view, listen to music and dance like there is no tomorrow! I had a great time ending the night with New York, New York and didn’t want the experience to end!