FAQ & Cruise Route

What is a yacht charter?
A charter aboard a luxury yacht is one of the most unique and special entertaining ideas available. It is hours aboard a superbly appointed private yacht enjoying fabulous cuisine prepared fresh on-board, being waited on by our attentive professional yacht staff, and viewing the gorgeous scenery of New Yorks waterways. You select your menu, time and place and we take care of the rest!

What is the cruise route?
Your group can cruise the East side of Manhattan under the Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges. Your cruise will also cover southern tip of Manhattan Island featuring Battery Park and World Financial Center.

Continue up the Majestic Hudson River to see the magnificent skyline — Including the New World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Chrysler building and other architectural wonders.

As we travel back down the Hudson enjoy close up views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Other highlights include the newly renovated Intrepid Air craft carrier on the upper west side and Governor's Island.

Custom options available to include specific points of interest as well as guided tours and commentary by our experienced historians and scholars.

Typical New York Yacht Charter Cruise Route

What is the right boat for my charter?
The choice of which yacht is perfect for your NY or NJ boat charter can be a difficult one! That's why we have sales staff at Prestige Yacht Charters that are highly experienced event planners and deal with many types of luxury yachts. We'll ask you certain questions regarding the size of your group, the area you'd like to charter, your budget, and most importantly, what your (or your company's) objectives are. Then, we will assist you in selecting the right yacht for you!

How far in advance should I book my charter?
Prime dates such as holidays, boat parades, summer weekends, and days when conventions are held locally often go very quickly so it is best to inquire early (as soon as you have a date confirmed for your event). A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your charter.

How much will it cost?
The price of a NY or NJ yacht charter will depend on the boat you select, the number of guests in your party, the menu you choose, and the city / marina where your charter takes place. Many of the costs are based "per person". Our charter planners will be more than pleased to work up a proposal for you based on this information.

What about all the details?
We can take care of all that for you! All the extras such as ordering floral arrangements, selecting music (deejay or band?), arranging dockage, ordering casino entertainment, magicians, "murder mysteries", caricaturists, etc. can be taken care of by our staff. Just ask for more information!