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New York City Yacht Charters

Firstly, some good-to-know tips as you’re planning your event:

  • Charters typically run for about 4 hours
  • Charters ALWAYS include a captain and for parties above 6, a deckhand
  • You can charter a barebone boat or ask for catering or BYO (bring your own food)
  • Charter guests in nautical terms are souls and all souls are counted, regardless of age
  • Yacht charter costs start at about $299 per hour (smaller 40 foot yachts and up) to about $1,000 an hour for 100 foot
  • Yes, there are mid-week deals!
  • Parties of under 6 souls do not need a boat with a Federal Coast Guard COI – all other parties do!
  • A 3-4 hour charter will typically get you up and down the Hudson river from about 120th street to the Statue of Liberty and back at a nice relaxing pace.
  • Yes, you can celebrate your wedding on a yacht!

Yacht Event Planner

We have a handy event planner you can use to put together all of the information you need!

COVID-19 Pandemic PSA

  • Currently the max guest size is 20 for NJ and 25 for NYC
  • There is a limit of 25% of FOI capacity – so a yacht with a 100 MAX can carry 20-25 guests, and a 200 MAX can carry 50

What do I need to know about booking a yacht?

  • How many guests are in my party
  • A flexible date range (weekends are very popular)
  • Do I need catering or will I BYO
  • Where do I want to start from – we have a list of Marina’s for NY and NJ
  • How long do I want to go for – the average is about 4 hours and the minimum is usually 3 hours

Budget and Financial planning

What should my budget be?

We recommend a budget of about $4,000 – $5,000 for a party of 15-20 and with a full bar and catering about $6,000.

What deposits are required?

Deposits vary by yacht but usually 50% upfront. Gratuities are at 20%.