Seeing the Sights of New York City… Aboard a Luxury Yacht Charter

There is little that compares to the sights of New York City.  From the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, a tourist rarely has a lack of things to do.

From the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, a tourist rarely has a lack of things to do.

One of the challenges that go along with a busy city like New York, is getting from one area to another.  With congested streets and a subway system that can overwhelming for a tourist, this can add a unique challenge.  Aboard a luxury yacht charter, visitors can take in all of the sights that the city has to offer in comfort.

Cruising Through New York City

Many of Prestige Yacht Charter’s luxury yachts have a cruise route that takes guests onboard through the many must-see landmarks that the city has to offer.  These sights include the famous Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, Governor’s Island, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building.  With a route that is perfect for taking in all of these notable sights that go hand-in-hand with New York City, a luxury yacht charter is a great way to see the city in comfort and style.

Touring While Enjoying Your Time Onboard

Not only does a luxury yacht charter of New York City offer you a way to see the important landmarks for the city, it is also a great way to do so while relaxing in comfort onboard.  Each climate-controlled yacht charter offers a variety of amenities for guests to enjoy.  These range from comfortable outdoor sun decks to custom dining options and a full-service bar.

This unique way to tour New York City is something that you and your guests will never forget.  Prestige Yacht Charters has a variety of luxury yachts for cruising the city. 

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For a Spectacular 4th of July, Watch the Fireworks from the Water

There are few areas that are more spectacular for viewing fireworks than on the water onboard a private yacht charter.  Macy’s July 4th fireworks display in New York City is one of the largest and most famous to celebrate America’s independence.  The crowds can present a challenge in finding a comfortable location to view the spectacular display. 

Onboard a private charter on the Hudson River the view of the fireworks is like no other, while you also have the opportunity to admire the Manhattan skyline illuminated.

Enjoy the Fireworks in Comfort and Style

A private yacht charter can make the 4th of July a truly memorable event for everyone onboard.  On the water your view of the fireworks is unobstructed as you take in the many sights that go along with this spectacular night.  But more than that, you can relax in style and comfort onboard a private yacht charter. 

From comfortable deck-side seating to catering and beverage service, you and your guests can experience a 4th of July that you will remember forever.  The amenities for cruising the Hudson River on the 4th are endless.  You and your guests can enjoy hors d’oeurves and appetizers while onboard or a four-course meal, while you take in all of the sights that the 4th of July over the city has to offer.

Other Landmarks to Enjoy Onboard

The sights onboard a private yacht charter extend beyond the fireworks.  You will be able to take in the many landmarks that the city has to offer, all from your comfort onboard the charter.  This includes the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Freedom Tower and the Statue of Liberty.

For a truly unforgettable Independence Day experience, plan to view the 4th of July fireworks from onboard a private yacht charter.

For availability, contact Prestige Yacht Charters at 212-717-0300.


Don’t Miss SailGP!

Watch the exciting SailGP race up close from a Prestige yacht! On June 21-22, six nations will compete on the Hudson River as part of a $1 million title tour. Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States are fielding teams to race identical F50 catamaran sailing boats.

Five races on Saturday, June 21 will winnow the field down to two finalists on Sunday to determine the New York City event winner.

…the young Americans are considered the rookies of the tour, but they have already participated in 13 world championships

A global sports championship founded just last year, SailGP held its first races in the United States in San Francisco on May 4-5. Australia bested Japan to win that event. A race near Cowes, Isle of Wight, in Great Britain will follow New York City on August 10-11, and the final contest will take place off of Marseille, France on September 20-22. The race on September 22 will determine the winner of the tour.

At an average age of 26 years old, the young Americans are considered the rookies of the tour, but they have already participated in 13 world championships, an America’s Cup and the Volvo Races. Currently, they are in fourth place in the SailGP tour.

The team members are:
Rome Kirby – Helmsman
Riley Gibbs – Wing Trimmer
Hans Henken – Grinder
Mac Agnese – Grinder
Dan Morris – Grinder
Taylor Canfield – FlightController

Prestige offers the perfect way to view SailGP, up close and personal. Sip cocktails concocted by our new bartenders who specialize in molecular mixology. Or just enjoy the spectacular New York City skyline and the cool breeze out on the water as you wait for the races to begin.

For those who do not wish or are unavailable to watch SailGP, Prestige also offers memorable July 4th yachting opportunities as well. Honor America’s birthday on the East River as fireworks light up the Brooklyn Bridge with a patriotic panoply of colors! 

Of course, Prestige offers the private yachting experience throughout the year as well with trips around Manhattan, up and down the Hudson River and on Long Island Sound. Recently, we have added new ships to our fleet serving Southeast Florida, and we are renovating Juliette in New York.

How a Yacht Charter Can Make Your Corporate Event a Success

This is the time of year when many businesses start to think about ways to kick-off the summer, celebrating and rewarding their employees. 

A great way to stand out from the standard grill and cook-out get-together is with a luxury yacht charter. 

On a Luxury Yacht Charter, There is Something for Everyone

A luxury yacht charter offers a variety of options for everyone onboard.  Guests can enjoy the scenic trip from comfortable seating on the deck soaking up the sunshine.  A DJ with dancing is one of the many entertainment options that can be made available for your guests.  If live entertainment is better suited for your event, options can include everything from a piano player and singer to an orchestra. If you are looking for a more focused corporate affair, our team can arrange for a stage, audio equipment and more.  This allows for executives to speak to their team, either in a formal or informal setting. 

There are many onboard dining options to choose from.  Whether you are looking for a more laid back get together with casual dining or a buffet to a cocktail party followed by a four-course sit-down dinner, the options you choose can set the tone for the event.

Accommodations and Capacity Onboard May Surprise You

Many yachts can accommodate anywhere from ten to hundreds of guests, making this an ideal option for your corporate event.  Whether a smaller intimate team event or over a hundred, the right yacht charter can ensure that your guests have a comfortable and enjoyable experience onboard.

For a truly unique way to not only reward your team, but also to bring everyone together, consider thinking outside of the box with a luxury yacht charter.  Sharing in this one-of-a-kind experience will help to build comradery among your employees, while also providing them with a trip that they will be talking about for years to come.

For more details about available yacht options for your corporate event, check out all of Prestige Yacht Charter’s available fleet at

What to Pack for Your Yacht Charter Experience

There is little as invigorating as a trip on a yacht charter.  Enjoying the open water, scenic decks and cityscapes, all while also enjoying the many amenities that a luxury yacht has to offer.  While most chartered yachts come equipped with many of the items you need, including a full bar and dining options, there are personal items that you might want to bring onboard.

Don’t Forget the Essentials for a Yacht Charter Day Trip

Comfortable footwear will go a long way to making your trip a pleasant one.  Consider packing a pair of sneakers and flip-flops for the most versatile options during your yacht charter experience.  Packing sunscreen is also a must as most passengers spend plenty of time on deck enjoying the sights as they cruise along.

A light sweater or jacket can be also be useful.  As the sun sets the weather on the decks may cool, but you don’t want this to interfere with your scenic yacht experience.

For Evening and Formal Events, Pack Light

If your yacht charter experience is a more formal event, whether a dinner cruise, wedding cruise or corporate yacht event, you will want to pack light.  Fortunately, your yacht charter will have everything you need onboard, so that you can sit back and enjoy the fine dining, dancing, and many other amenities that the yacht charter has to offer. 

You may still want to consider comfortable shoes so that you can dance the night away onboard.  For daytime yacht charters, sunscreen is still a must.  A light jacket or wrap is a good idea, particularly for a formal function where guests may be wearing sleeveless dresses. Planning ahead for your yacht charter can enhance your comfort and enjoyment of this once in a lifetime event.  For more detail about available options, check out all of Prestige Yacht Charter’s available yachts at