Gourmet New York Harbor Lunch Cruise

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

4 stars 36 Reviews
participants participants Price for 2 participants

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!  

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.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

New York, New York

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.

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

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

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

Additional Information

Plated Lunch Menu


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


Ginger Seared Mahi
Seared Mahi Filet, 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


Home Style Seasonal Cheesecake
Chocolate Truffle Dream

Buffet Brunch Menu


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


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


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.


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.

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, Thursday, October 03, 2013

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, Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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, Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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, Sunday, June 30, 2013

Brunch Cruise 

5 stars

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

- - New York, NY, Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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, Thursday, August 16, 2012


5 stars

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

- - Yonkers, NY, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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, Sunday, June 24, 2012

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, Friday, June 15, 2012

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, Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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, Friday, August 12, 2011

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, Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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, Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

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

- - Middletown NY, Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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, Wednesday, August 03, 2011

May B'Day 

4 stars

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

- - Pier 61, Sunday, July 31, 2011

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, Thursday, July 21, 2011

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, Friday, June 24, 2011

Brunch Cruise Review 

5 stars

Awesome experience - staff and food were superb!! 

- - Chelsea Pier, Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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, Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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, Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Brunch Cruise 

4 stars

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

- - New York, Monday, October 18, 2010

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, Wednesday, October 06, 2010

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, Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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, Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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, Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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, Friday, March 26, 2010

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, Tuesday, December 01, 2009

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, Thursday, October 08, 2009

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, Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Lunch cruise 

5 stars

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

- - Chelsea Pier, Thursday, October 01, 2009

Gourmet Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

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

- - NJ, Friday, September 25, 2009

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, Sunday, August 09, 2009

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, Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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, Friday, July 17, 2009

Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

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

- - Chelsea Pier, Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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