Social Event Yacht Charter

Manhattan Steamboat offers a 2, 3, 4 or 5-hour private evening or day cruise through amazing NY harbor, up the Hudson River or in LI Sound. Events held on board can match your style and budget. Whether you wish to host a formal affair or an informal, leisurely-style celebration; a day or an evening cruise, have a cocktail-style menu or a plated dinner, we will help you explore your options! Our yachts are ideal settings for private celebrations. The AQUA AZUL in particular offers numerous advantages among them the ability to give guests a wonderful gift in the form of a mini-vacation on the water, in a unique and elegant setting. It also allows hosts to contain the number of guests while offering a more upscale affair than any typical land-based celebration. Cruising on board a private yacht in NY Harbor is always exciting but doing it with family and friends is truly amazing. Surprisingly, the cost of hosting an event on board a private yacht is comparable to quality land-based venues with the added benefit of cruising instead of been confined to a traditional 4-wall space... Hosting a celebration on board a private yacht is unique and trendy and perfect for New Yorkers who always look for a new thing to explore!

Private Yacht Charter for Your Social Events!

With years of experience in nautical events, we specialize in thorough planning and perfect execution of chic celebrations and upscale cruises. Our private yacht charters are much more than cookie-cutter celebrations. They are custom-tailored to fit your needs and desires. We incorporate your unique ideas during your celebration on the water. NY Harbor, the Hudson River, the East River and Long Island Sound are amazing playgrounds for fantastic celebrations. We will help bring your ideas to life by listening to your needs, by creating a detailed event plan and by perfectly executing your celebration. The outcome is successful yacht celebrations that are sophisticated, thrilling and truly memorable. Our long list of testimonials and repeat clients says it all.

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Your Private Social Event!






  • Anniversaries
  • Birthday Cruise in NYC Celebrations
  • Graduations
  • Family Gatherings
  • School Reunions
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Cruises
  • Sweet 16s
  • Engagement Parties
  • A summer day on the water
  • Hudson River Foliage Cruises
  • Casino Cruises
  • Sunset Sails
  • Wine Tastings
  • Summer BBQs
  • Clam Bakes and Lobster Bakes
  • Any other celebration that comes to mind…



  • 3 or 4 hours actual cruising time, plus
  • 30 minutes boarding time and 30 minutes disembarkation time
  • Superb cuisine catered to your taste by the yacht’s executive chef
  • Cocktail hour immediately after boarding
  • Dessert Hour after the celebratory meal
  • Complimentary greeting of guests with wine and sparkling water upon boarding
  • Open bar for the duration of the cruise until dockage
  • On board audio system
  • On board flat screen TVs to play a slideshow
  • Dancing Hour
  • Professional servers in formal attire
  • Maitre D’ to facilitate the celebration
  • House silk orchid arrangements at no additional charge
  • House silk linen at no additional charge
  • House china, stemware and flatware at no additional charge
  • Optional Occasion cake
  • Optional Champagne or After Dinner Cordial Bar
  • Optional Menu Items
  • Elegant florals from top NY Florists- optional
  • Excellent MCs and DJ – optional
  • Piano Players, Bands, Jazz Trios and other Musicians- optional
  • Award-Winning Photographers- optional
  • Best of NY Videographers- optional
  • Cigar Rollers to enhance the celebration- optional
  • Casino Tables and Dealers enhance the celebration- optional
  • Cartoonists, magicians and other service providers to enhance the celebration- optional
  • Belly Dancers, Samba Dances to enhance the celebration- optional
  • Impressionists and other entertainers to enhance the celebration- optional


Please contact us for detailed pricing and social event offerings.