Gourmet New York Harbor Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a Sightseeing Lunch or Brunch Cruise on the Bateau New York

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Gourmet New York Harbor Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a Sightseeing Lunch or Brunch Cruise on the Bateau New York

4 stars rating 39 Reviews
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Looking for a gourmet adventure? Then this two hour Manhattan Lunch Cruise is the ticket! You and your guest will sail aboard the luxurious Bateaux New York and enjoy either a Plated Lunch or Champaign Sunday Brunch Cruise in New York Harbor.

This Big Apple excursion begins when you board the ship at Chelsea Piers. Here you will meet the friendly Captain and Crew and be escorted to your table. After you are on board, you may order a beverage from your server or head out to the deck and enjoy the views of the Manhattan skyline. Upon leaving the dock, you will be able to order your lunch selection or head to the mouth-watering buffet. Savory and sweet treats are on the menu for this scenic cruise. With live music in the background and the views of New York Harbor in the foreground, there is always something to keep you entertained! So, sit back, relax and enjoy lunch or brunch on the Bateaux.

So whether you are looking for the best views of New York or one of the best gifts you can get for couples, this delicious Lunch Cruise is the way to go!  

Who Who
The Gourmet New York Harbor Lunch Cruise Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There may be up to one hundred additional participants on the cruise.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
New York, New York

When When
The Gourmet New York Lunch Cruises are offered on select dates year-round, subject to availability. The cruise typically boards at 11:30 PM, departs at 12:00 PM and returns at 2:00 PM.

duration Duration
The Manhattan Harbor Cruises have a sail time of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2½ hours.

Weather Weather
The New York Lunch Cruises may be held dockside by the Captain or the Coast Guard due to severe weather conditions.

What to wear What to wear
Business Casual attire is suggested. Jeans and sneakers are not permitted.

Additional Information Additional Information

Plated Lunch Menu

APPETIZERS

Spring Salad Du Jour
Daily Salad Creation Inspired by Our Executive Chef

Blue Stone Crab Cake
Lump Crab Dusted in Blue Cornmeal, Cilantro Corn Salad, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Apricot Habanero Jam

Wild Mushroom Strudel
Rustic Mushroom Duxelle in Phyllo, Balsamic Reduction, Pecorino Romano, Truffle Oil

ENTRÉES

Ginger Roasted Chatham Cod
Ginger roasted cod fillet, roasted pineapple and mango chutney, citrus infused quinoa

Amish Roast Chicken
Herbs De Provence, Root Vegetable Mélange, Thyme Demi-Glace

Farm to Table Beggar's Purse
Roasted Spring Vegetables, Puff Pastry, Tomato Fondue, Swiss Chard

DESSERT

Home Style Seasonal Cheesecake
Chocolate Truffle Dream

Buffet Brunch Menu

BREAKFAST SELCTIONS

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Aged NY Cheddar Cheese
Turkey Country Link Sausage
Hickory Smoked Bacon
Golden Hash Brown Potatoes
Fresh Seasonal Fruits
Assorted Muffins and Danish
Cinnamon French Toast with Bananas Foster's Syrup

LUNCH SELCTIONS

Local Garden Salad - With a choice of dressings
Chef's Selection of Pasta
Free Range Chicken
Fresh Catch of the Day
Cold Smoked Salmon with NY Style Bagels and Cream Cheese
Seasonal Vegetable Selections
Chef's Carving Station

DESSERTS

Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies and Brownies
Fondue Station

*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Price includes tax and service charge. Beverages other than water, coffee and tea are additional and can be purchased on board.

Limited paid parking is available at the boarding location.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-110-028

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Gourmet New York Harbor Lunch Cruise require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $182


Who Who:
The Gourmet New York Harbor Lunch Cruise Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There may be up to one hundred additional participants on the cruise.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The Gourmet New York Lunch Cruises are offered on select dates year-round, subject to availability. The cruise typically boards at 11:30 PM, departs at 12:00 PM and returns at 2:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The Manhattan Harbor Cruises have a sail time of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2½ hours.


Weather Weather:
The New York Lunch Cruises may be held dockside by the Captain or the Coast Guard due to severe weather conditions.


What to wear What to wear:
Business Casual attire is suggested. Jeans and sneakers are not permitted.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Plated Lunch Menu

APPETIZERS

Spring Salad Du Jour
Daily Salad Creation Inspired by Our Executive Chef

Blue Stone Crab Cake
Lump Crab Dusted in Blue Cornmeal, Cilantro Corn Salad, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Apricot Habanero Jam

Wild Mushroom Strudel
Rustic Mushroom Duxelle in Phyllo, Balsamic Reduction, Pecorino Romano, Truffle Oil

ENTRÉES

Ginger Roasted Chatham Cod
Ginger roasted cod fillet, roasted pineapple and mango chutney, citrus infused quinoa

Amish Roast Chicken
Herbs De Provence, Root Vegetable Mélange, Thyme Demi-Glace

Farm to Table Beggar's Purse
Roasted Spring Vegetables, Puff Pastry, Tomato Fondue, Swiss Chard

DESSERT

Home Style Seasonal Cheesecake
Chocolate Truffle Dream

Buffet Brunch Menu

BREAKFAST SELCTIONS

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Aged NY Cheddar Cheese
Turkey Country Link Sausage
Hickory Smoked Bacon
Golden Hash Brown Potatoes
Fresh Seasonal Fruits
Assorted Muffins and Danish
Cinnamon French Toast with Bananas Foster's Syrup

LUNCH SELCTIONS

Local Garden Salad - With a choice of dressings
Chef's Selection of Pasta
Free Range Chicken
Fresh Catch of the Day
Cold Smoked Salmon with NY Style Bagels and Cream Cheese
Seasonal Vegetable Selections
Chef's Carving Station

DESSERTS

Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies and Brownies
Fondue Station

*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Price includes tax and service charge. Beverages other than water, coffee and tea are additional and can be purchased on board.

Limited paid parking is available at the boarding location.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-110-028


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Gourmet New York Harbor Lunch Cruise require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


I luv Experience  

5 stars

 It's a wonderful trip & sights r good too 

- - Bronx NY

Wonderful experience  

5 stars

 The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Loved the entertainment, she was very good 

- - Baldwin NY

Great trip - even for local New Yorkers! 

5 stars

 We live in NYC, but totally enjoyed the trip. The lunch was delicious and nicely served, the bateau was lovely, and the duration was just right. All of the crew was very professional. A great overall experience. 

- - New York, NY

Brunch Cruise 

5 stars

 It was very enjoyable, I felt like I was on a mini vacation. Food was good, and the boat was not overcrowded. We would do it again! 

- - Manhattan, NY

Manhattan Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 My husband and I had a wonderful time. It was a gift from our children for our anniversary. The food was delicious and the bathrooms were immaculate.The staff was wonderful and attentive and the parking was easy at pier 61. We tipped our waiter even though it was buffet and we didn't order any special drinks. The only thing I would have liked to have seen is more information on the gift certificate about suggestions about tipping with bigger and bolder print. 

- - Bateaux, NYC

Gourmet NYC Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 It was truly a very nice experience, I was plesantly surprised at the attention to detail, everyone was plesant, and always smiling, our waiter Sean couldn't be more acomadating, the crew was wonderful, seeing NYC on the water while enjoying this wonderful lunch buffet, was so worth it. I will be returning and I have family and friends that can't wait to come with me.....Thank you. 

- - Brooklyn, NY

New York Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 Very much enjoyed it, a gift from my daughter for our 44 th anniversary, our server Julia was excellent. I like the live music and singer and the lunch. My husband would have liked to go a little further under the Williamsburg Bridge, United Nations a few more sights. But overall we really enjoyed it. 

- - Chelsea Piers

Brunch Cruise 

5 stars

 Great decor, great food, great views - A wonderful early afternoon experience! 

- - New York, NY

Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 The food, service and the scenery was great. I will say we had a great time. I will definetely do it again and again. 

- - New York

Brunch 

5 stars

 My husband and I had a very enjoyable time on this cruise. 

- - Yonkers, NY

Lunch Cruise 

3 stars

 It was a great trip around the harbor, but the food was hardly gourmet. Would recommend the boat trip but the food was standard catering food. 

- - New York, NY

Cruise Luncheon 

5 stars

 We have taken cruises around Manhattan for lunch and dinner but this cruise was so really good. It was a gift from my niece for my birthday. The food was delicious, the service was great. I drink alot of water and coffee and anytime my glass was empty the waiter was right there to refill. The piano player sang our favorite songs. We are planning our 25th anniversary in March and we are going to book this same type of luncheon for our group of 50 or more. 

- - Staten Island

Gourmet New York Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 I got a vouncher for the above as a leaving gift from my old company. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was and was impressed as soon as I stood on the boat. The layout means you have 360 degree views of the Manhattan and New Jersey waterside. The tables were covered in white linen with fresh flowers and you weren't seated too close to your next table. We were given a glass of sparkling wine as soon as we were seated and were invited up to the self serve buffet at our leisure. I would highly recommend this for anyone celebrating a birthday or anniversary - its romantic and the service was great plus you can walk about outside and take some great pics. 

- - New York

Lunch Cruise Review 

4 stars

 Very nice - concern with staff due to not as accommodating as hoped - guaranteed window seat on reservation, yet originally did not appoint us there until we put up a fuss - trip was great thanks to weather - food is so-so - drinks expensive. 

- - New York

Lunch Cruise Review 

2 stars

 The cruise didn't get off to a good start. We arrived and although we were there at 12:30 for a 1:00 pm cruise our guaranteed window seats were not available. This was very disappointing since part of the experience of the cruise is seeing the sights which in our case was not so easy. We had to go outside and fight the crowd and also deal with the high temperatures in order to see much. The waitstaff was great. The hostess comped our bill to make up for the inconvenience of not having the window seats but since neither my wife or I are drinkers or big eaters we really didn't order much. 

- - bateaux

NYC Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 A wonderful and romantic way of spending an afternoon with your soon-to-be spouse. Also, the perfect setting for 'taking in' the magnificient sites of the New York skyline. 

- - River Edge, NJ

Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

 Wonderful! Beautiful views, very friendly and accomadating staff. Hope to do it again sometime. 

- - Middletown NY

Bateaux Review 

3 stars

 Food very salty. Too many people smoking outside in front of boat. Took away from the experience. Smoking should not be permitted on the boat. 

- - NY

May B'Day 

4 stars

 It was romantic. Thank you for the experience. It eas a B'day gift from my husband. 

- - Pier 61

Gourmet Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 My husband and I enjoyed the cruise. I was thrilled to spend a romantic lunch with him as it is difficult to find time alone with him as we have two small children to care for. 

- - NYC

New York Lunch Cruise Review 

5 stars

 I received this as a gift. Didn't know what to expect. Was very pleasantly surprised at what a lovely afternoon it was. Food and service were both top notch. Would definitely recommend it to others. 

- - NY, Bateaux

Brunch Cruise Review 

5 stars

 Awesome experience - staff and food were superb!! 

- - Chelsea Pier

Lunch Cruise Review 

5 stars

 Our Children gave us this for Christmas knowing that we like jazz, food and NYC. We were a bit tentative because they forgot about my husbands sea sickness tendency. The servers were very attentive so we felt the freedom to move about, and go outside. Good food, pleasent music, great food & curteous. 

- - Pier 61

NYC Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

 The cruise was really great. It was a little hot sitting under the glass windows with the sun beating down, but that is the only complaint I have. The server was prompt and courteous, the food was fantastic, and the views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty were superb. 

- - NYC

Brunch Cruise 

4 stars

 A great experience! Great service, too. Repeating it for dinner!!!! 

- - New York

Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 It was a fabulous time. The food was great, the complimentary champagne was nice, and the view was pretty. Thanks for everything! 

- - Chelsea Pier

Brunch Cruise New York 

4 stars

 My wife and I enjoyed the seeing the New York skyline from the cruise boat, and especially enjoyed the meal. I'd recommend the cruise to our friends. 

- - New Milford, CT

Brunch Cruise 

4 stars

 We had a wonderful time even though it was blazing hot because the top of the boat is glass! We were able to move to a table in the shade and the experience improved. The food was delicious and the service was also great. Normally I get a little sick on boats but I was fine on this one. Also, the piano player was excellent and we really enjoyed hearing the history of the various places we passed along the way. My husband and I would love to do another cruise similar to this one and we would love to bring our family along. 

- - New York

Lovely Time 

4 stars

 It was an ovecast day but we had a lovely time. (might have been cooler that way) Service was good and so was the food. We would for sure consider doing it again. 

- - NY

Great Lunch Cruise! 

5 stars

 I was a great time to relax and enjoy the view. The food was decent and the singer on the boat was pretty good. I had a great time. 

- - New Jersey

Brunch Cruise on Saturday 

4 stars

 It was very nice. The service was a little spotty and the food was good (I wouldn't say great). But all in all we had a very good time and I would go again. I do have a suggestion though. Saturday was a very windy day. Your confirmation says to call Spirit the day of the cruise if you have any weather-related questions, but your confirmation does not give the number for Spirit. So I had to call information for the number and when I called, I got a voice mail message which said the hours were Monday to Friday. So obviously I would not have received an answer to my question in any case. And I agree wqith the comment about the boarding pass experience. We went directly to the boat with our confirmations and then were told we had to go to the ticket window to pick up the actual tickets. 

- - New York

Lunch Cruise 

3 stars

 My experience on the lunch cruise was okay. I really was expecting some entertainment / excitement. I only thing I really liked was that I got to spend some quality time with my mate. 

- - Hornedo

Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 This trip was just great! Food was good, everything was clean and pretty. Not very crowded and the staff was friendly, warm and very helpful. We'll do it again. 

- - Princeton, NJ

Lunch cruise 

5 stars

 Fabulous! Service and food were excellent. The tour around Manhattan was magical! Will definitely go again. 

- - Chelsea Pier

Gourmet Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 Had a wonderful afternoon on 9/20/09. Crew was special, meal delicious and a great experience 

- - NJ

Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

 Very fun time. The staff did a nice job with the narrative of the sites, although more detail would have been nice. The wait staff was very accommodating. Food was fairly good, but not 'gourmet'(except for dessert). All in all it was very enjoyable. 

- - Chelsea Pier/New York

Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

 The experience was wonderful. The service was excellent, your personnel supper. However we should have been informed of the boarding pass procedure ahead of time and chicken is not gourmet, no way now how. By the way it was delicious. Tell the Chef. 

- - New York

Romantic Gourmet New York Dinner Cruise 

5 stars

 It was the greatest experience ever, we enjoyed every second of it . The cruise ship was very elegant and well decorated. The service was amazing, people were very friendly and helpful....great music. The food menu was very good...it definitely worth every dollar.... :) 

- - New York

Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 A wonderful experience, great food, hospitality and a great customer service staff! That says it all and thanks! 

- - Chelsea Pier

Question: Is the Bateaux wheelchair accessible?

Answer: The ship is fully ADA compliant. The ship also has only one deck so individuals using a wheelchair can access every area of the boat.

Question: My wife's a vegetarian. Will there be menu options for her?

Answer: The menu can accommodate most dietary restrictions and food allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free. Be sure to let your waiter know so he or she can point you in the right direction.

Question: Will there be parking near the docks?

Answer: There is paid parking at Chelsea Piers where you'll board the ship. Exact location details and directions will be provided in your confirmation email once your reservation has been made. Parking in Manhattan can be expensive so you may prefer to take a cab or make other arrangements.

Question: Do I need to know anything before I board? What are the procedures like?

Answer: You will need to bring your confirmation to the ticket desk when you arrive and show your tickets when you board. You are also subject to a search. In order to expedite the boarding process they ask that you please do not bring any unnecessary bags on board and please make sure that all gifts are in gift bags or unwrapped for easy screening.

Question: What is the seating like on the Bateaux? Will we have to share a table with another party?

Answer: The ship has a variety of seating options and the crew will do their best to seat you at your own table. With tables for two, four, six and eight they can usually find you the seating you ask for unless the cruise is full, in which case you may have to share a table.

Question: How should we dress for the Gourmet New York Harbor Lunch cruise? Is it as fancy as the dinner cruise?

Answer: For gentlemen, we recommend dressy casual attire such as nice slacks and a collared shirt. For women, dressy-casual attire. Dark or dressy Jeans are acceptable. Casual jeans, t-shirts, shorts, athletic shoes or flip flops are not permitted.

Question: Are drinks included in the price of the cruise?

Answer: Coffee and tea are complimentary. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.