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Boat Rides & Dinner Cruises in New Jersey

NOTE: Most fishing Party & Charter boats also offer sightseeing cruises throughout the year. Due to the enormous amount of these boats, they are not listed on this page but almost 300 of them can be found at Party & Charter Boats in NJ.

All Aboard Yacht Charters
Luxury boat and yacht charters in the New York Harbor. Over 45 yachts from 1 to 600 guests. They offer private parties, sweet sixteen, bar/bat mitvahs, weddings, rehearsal dinners, graduation proms., anniversaries, birthdays, or just a romantic night for two.

Atlantic City Cruises
New Hampshire Ave.
Atlantic City
Atlantic City Cruises offers 4 different daily cruises aboard Cruisin 1 with an  information-packed tour of Atlantic City's skyline or back bays. The Morning Skyline Cruise is an hour-long narrated morning cruise along the ocean front skyline of Atlantic City. The 2 hour-long Marine Mammal Adventures cruise takes you head into the open ocean in search of marine life with an educational commentary provided by an onboard marine naturalist. The Harbor Tour is an hour-long cruise through the harbors and marinas of Brigantine Beach and Atlantic City. The Sunset Calm Water Cruise is an hour-long water cruise through the marinas and back bays of Atlantic City which enables you the opportunity to view spectacular sunsets on the scenic wetlands. Cruisin is a dual-deck ship with a capacity of 150 persons and offers beverages & snacks, a full service bar, disposable cameras, binoculars for rent, souvenir photographs and souvenir hats & shirts. For a full schedule an pricing, visit their website.

Atlantic Highlands Princess
16 Robertsville Rd.
Marlboro, NJ 07746
732 682 5674
Welcome Aboard ! Welcome aboard the Atlantic Highlands Princess an elegant 66-foot victorian styled dinner cruise riverboat. The Atlantic Highlands Princess provides our guests with two fully enclosed decks. Our main deck is air conditioned for the summer months as well as heated for the cooler months. The second deck is enclosed and allows the perfect setting for the beautiful scenic views of the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers. The Atlantic Highlands Princess is owned and operated by Atlantic Highlands Charters. Atlantic Highlands Charters believes that a dinner cruise that offers fine food exceptional service and spotless accommodations will make any affair a truly memorable one. Atlantic Highlands Charters, LLCTelephone (732) 291- 4141Contact Information and Reservations(732) 291- 4141 www.atlantichighlandsprinc The main salon and second deck of the Atlantic Highlands Princess can accommodate a dinner cruise for up to 140 passengers. Once your onboard you will want to relax and enjoy our centrally located full service bar with large picture windows that offer our guests a full view of the breathtaking scenery that passes by as we cruise the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.

Barnegat Bay Sail Charters
Cedar Creek Marina
100 Harbor Inn Road
BBSC offers sunset, 1/2 day and 2 1/2 hours cruises in the Barnegat Bay. 2 1/2 hour cruises depart at 10am and 2pm at a cost of $40 for adults and $20 for children 6-12. 1/2 day cruises lasts 4 hours, departs at 10am and 3pm and costs $60 for adults and $30 for children. Sunset cruises depart 1 hour before sunset and costs $40 for adults and $20 for children. Snacks and beverages are provided on all cruises. $5 Off Per Person For All Cruises Monday - Friday. They also offer a training class,  Introduction to Sailing, which is a 3 day, 12 hour course designed to make the beginner comfortable with all aspects of sailing. Instruction includes nautical nomenclature, rules of the road, points of sailing, proper tacking procedure, rigging, sail trim, anchoring, and docking.

Binghamton Ferryboat
725 River Road

Cape May Whale Watch
1286 Wilson Drive
Cape May
609-898-0055 • 609-898-1122 • 888-531-0055
The Cape May Whale Watch is a new 75 ft. long and 30 ft. wide catamaran specifically designed for non-obtrusive, up close viewing of whales and dolphins. It has a capacity of 140 passengers with high speed capability which offers unsurpassed whale finding experience. They guarantee sightings of marine life or the next trip is free. They have 4 different cruises to choose from which depart in the morning, afternoon and evening with rates ranging  from $8 to $26 per person. A $3 coupon is available from their website. Group rates are available for 20 to 140 people. At the same location you can find their Research Center which studies and monitors marine mammal feeding, migration and breeding habits.

Cape May Whale Watcher
2nd Ave. & Wilson Drive
Cape May
609-884-5445 •800-786-5445
The Cape May Whale Watcher offers whale and dolphin watching trips from April to December. The boat is the largest watching boat in South Jersey at 100 foot with a capacity of 290 passengers. The boat has a full snack bar with hot and cold beverages, pizza, ice cream, hot dogs, beer and wine. They offer 2 or 3 hour trips, 3 times daily, departing in the morning, afternoon and evening with prices ranging from $8 to $26 per person. Children under 6 are free with each paid adult. They also offer lighthouse, fireworks and D-Day history cruises. A $3 coupon is available from their website. Group rates are available for 20 to 290 persons. They offer Guaranteed sightings on every trip or the next one is free.

Captain Schumann's Big Blue Sightseer
4500 Park Boulevard 
609-522-2919 • 800-246-9425
Captain Schumann offers daily 2 1/2 hour whalewatching cruises on the Big Blue Sightseer Cruiser. from May until late September 10:30am: Wildwood and Cape May Cruise. 2pm: Whale & Dolphin Cruise. 6:30pm: Dolphin & Dogs Sunset Cruise with free pizza and hot dogs.

Cornucopia Princess
Smith Street Harbor Side
Perth Amboy
Elegant dining afloat a 130 foot, 3 deck cruise ship. Dinner Cruises are every Friday & Saturday Night and boards at 6pm and sails from 7pm-10pm. Brunch Cruise are every Sunday and boards at 11am and sails from Noon-2:30pm. All cruises include a 3 - 6 piece band and a 1 hour hors d'oeuvres reception. Midnight Cruises are every Friday, Saturday & Sunday Night and boards at 11pm and sails from Midnight-3am. They offer customized wedding receptions and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other parties for 20 to 400 people.

Delaware Bay Schooner Project
2800 High Street
856-785-2060 • fax: 856-785-2893
The Delaware Bay Schooner Project offers cruises aboard the 115 foot, 45 person capacity A.J. Meerwald. Learn about the natural, historic and cultural resources of the Delaware Estuary, and the need to conserve these resources for the future. Passengers can help raise & furl the sails, handle & coil the lines and assist the crew as they trawl for fish, dredge for oysters, sample plankton and perform water quality tests. Daily sails leave from their home port of Bivalve (where the Maurice River meets the Delaware Bay), Philadelphia, Lewes, Cape May, Wilmington, Camden, or other ports in the region. The schooner is owned and operated by the Delaware Bay Schooner Project, a not-for-profit educational organization with the mission of providing education and building stewardship to conserve and enrich the culture, history and natural resources of the Delaware Estuary. The US Coast Guard has worked closely with the Schooner Project to ensure that the vessel and crew meet strict safety standards for carrying students and adults and the program is fully insured. Cost for an average trip is $25 for adults and $12 for children and group rates are available. Visit their website for full schedules and pricing.

Delta Lady
Wildwood Marina
Rio Grande & Susquehanna Aves
The Delta Lady offers several narrated tours aboard an 1850's Riverboat. Passengers will see and learn about the inland waterways of Cape May, Cape May Canal, The Bird & Wildlife Sanctuaries, commercial fishing fleets, waterfront restaurants and marinas, the U.S. Coast Guard Base & Fleet and more. The Wildlife & Nature Cruise is an educational cruise through ecological significant waterways. See rare and endangered species and enjoy breathtaking photographic opportunities. The Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise offers dinner and live entertainment with a sail into the sunset as guests are serenaded by banjos. The Cruise With Captain Kidd offers a continental breakfast cruise with Captain Kidd as he entertains with his storytelling of time gone by, sing-alongs, jokes and some very special souvenirs and prizes. The Sing-a-Long Banjo Cruise offers guests a chance to sing along, dance, enjoy cocktails and watch fireworks. The dual deck boat offers open air and enclosed seating, a snack bar and a full service bar. Cruises range in price from $6.95 to $30. The Delta Lady is available for private charters for weddings, birthdays, corporate parties, and other special occasions.

East Coast Yacht Charters,Inc.
Yachts available in New Jersey,and New York for weddings, dinner and excursion cruises, reunions, Bar/Bat Mitzvah's, Corporate and Special Events.

Euphoria Sailing Tours, LLC
Forked River, NJ 08640
Barnegat Bay Sailing ToursYou may help as crew, or sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and abundant wildlife.Osprey NestWe are located at the widest point of the Barnegat Bay in Forked River, NJ, ten minutes off Garden State Parkway exit 74.Tour options include, but not limited to:  Two-hour Cruise  ..... 0 pp  Four-hour Cruise    ..... 5 pp  Full Day Cruise     ..... 10 pp  Lagoon Cruise      ..... 0 pp  Sunset Sail         ..... 0 pp"Euphoria" can accommodate up to six passengers.Soft drinks and snacks will be provided, feel free to bring your own spirits.Sailing times are flexible and weather permitting. Please contact us for availability.

Explorer Sail Charters
Sailing from Nelson's
12 Lake Drive
Island Heights, NJ
973-398-1221 (Capt. Bob)
Sail on Barnegat Bay onboard "Explorer", a fast, clean, and safe sailing yacht. Full safety equipment, including radar. Explorer is a 34 foot Oday -- the fastest sail charterboat on the bay. Choose from a 3 hour afternoon or sunset cruise at $200 (less on weekdays), full day sails, overnights w/sleepaboard, etc. Their friendly crew will make your cruise memorable. You and your party will be the only passengers, they don't take walk-ons.

Horizon Cruises
1500 Harbor Boulevard
Horizon Cruises offers 2 to 3 hour lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and moonlight cruises on their brand new, $8 million luxurious dining yacht. The 161 foot ship can accommodate parties from 2 to 600 and all cruises feature live musical entertainment. A seasonal menu is served table side featuring a 3 course meal for Lunch / Brunch and a 4 course meal for Dinner. See their extensive menu. Hors D'ouvres selections and open bar packages are available. Their cruises are available 7 days a week and depart at various times; check their website for schedule and prices. Private charters and wedding packages are also available. The ship has a passenger elevator, making all the decks handicap accessible. A private deck can normally be reserved with a guest count 25 passengers below the capacity of the deck. A full ship can be chartered with a minimum of 500 guests. The cruises have been setting the standard for luxurious harbor cruise dining for 10 years.

The Lady
Liberty Landing Marina
Liberty State Park
Jersey City (exit 14B on the NJ Turnpike)
732-291-4354 • fax: 732-872-2127
The Lady is an elegant 85 foot authentic paddlewheel riverboat which offers a 3 1/2 hour luncheon cruises. The scenic trip sails Sunday through Friday from 11am until 2:30pm. Enjoy live entertainment with sing-a-long and narration of all the sights. The hot buffet lunch consists of house salad, a chicken, beef or pork entree, a pasta selection, and a choice of vegetable, potato or rice. After lunch, dessert and coffee are served. Their food is prepared to perfection, right on board, and is served on china. Cost for the cruise is $34.00 and group rates are available for 20 or more. A cash bar is also available. The boat is fully carpeted with 2 levels of viewing pleasure - one enclosed, one scenic. It is air conditioned for summer use as well as heated for the cooler months.

NY Boat Charter
Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club
1500 Harbor Boulevard
888-755-BOAT • 201-319-5100
NY Boat Charter has a fleet of 29 boats - including sailboats, yachts, fishing vessels and paddleboats. The boats range in size from 40 to 160 feet and can accommodated anywhere from 2 to 600 guests. If you need a boat for a marriage proposal, entertaining clients, surprise birthdays, romantic getaways, scenic photo shoots or ash scatterings..they have it! They also offer sightseeing tours of the Statute of Liberty and NYC skyline or you can create your own Itinerary. Many long distance trips are also available on some boats. They accept all major credit cards and you can book a trip online from their website.

River Belle
Broadway Basin - 47 Broadway
Point Pleasant Beach
River Queen
Bogan's Basin - 800 Ashley Avenue
732-528-6620 • 732-892-3377
The River Belle & River Queen are 80 foot replicas of Mississippi Riverboats with mahogany decks and varnished interior and have a capacity of 140 passengers. They offer numerous cruises in an unparalleled atmosphere for sightseeing, dining or dancing the day or night away. They offer a 2 hour luncheon cruise, a 2 hour brunch cruise, a 3 hour dinner buffet cruise, a 3 hour pizza and fireworks cruise, a 3 hour murder mystery cruise, 2 hour day or evening sightseeing cruises, a Fourth of July fireworks cruise and a New Years Eve Gala cruise. Visit their website for schedules and pricing. All cruises take place on the calm inland waters of the Manasquan & Metedeconck Rivers, the Point Pleasant Canal and the Barnegat Bay. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. A full service bar is available. Private charters are available from mid-April through New Years Eve for parties of 20 or more.

River Lady
1 Robbins Parkway
Toms River
The River Lady offers numerous cruises on their 85 foot Mississippi-style Riverboat paddle-wheeler from May to September. They offer a 2 or a 2 /12 hour lunch cruise which your Captain will present a historical commentary and a delectable lunch will be served; a 2 hour historical sightseeing cruise where passengers will learn a tremendous amount of history that has taken place along the Toms River and Barnegat Bay; a 2 1/2 hour early bird dinner cruise; and a 3 hour dinner and dancing cruise where a splendid dinner will be served followed by music for your dancing enjoyment. You can view their schedule and pricing at their website. They offer an assortment of beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks on all cruises. Group functions and private charter cruises are also available. Advance ticket purchase is required on all cruises.

Riverboat Services
Aboard the Great Ga-Zee-Boat
Weston's Marina, Park Road
Monmouth Beach
Cruise the Calm Inland Waters of The Shrewsbury & Navesink Rivers. The Great Ga-Zee Boat offers a complete selection of catered menus from May 15th until October 15th. Their food cruises include the All American Barbecue Cookout,  Shrewsbury River Clambake, Sunset Hors D' Oeuvre Reception, New Jersey Deli Sandwich Buffet, Great Ga-Zee Boat Dinner Buffet, "That's Italian!" and a Caribbean Island Buffet. The Great Ga-Zee Boat is a one-of-a-kind, uniquely designed vessel built in Monmouth county, N.J. It's name is indicative of the octagonal cabin, resembling a Victorian gazebo, which surrounds the aft portion of the lower deck.The Great Ga-Zee Boat is U.S. Coast Guard certified to carry forty-eight passengers and their experienced Captains are U.S. Coast Guard licensed.

The Sea Blaster
Located Behind Spike's Fish Market
Point Pleasant Beach
The custom designed Sea Blaster Speedboat is 70 foot long, powered by twin 1000 horsepower engines that provides fast acceleration and thrust. Bench type seating provides ample and comfortable room. Blast up the beach front at exhilarating speeds! US Coast Guard Approved. They offer daily 1 hour Ocean and River Rides on Weekends - May, September, October and daily Rides - Mid- June thru Labor Day Week Private charters available. Sailing Times: 11 AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM & 7PM. Wednesday & Thursday Fireworks Cruises at 8:30 PM Adults $20, Kids 12 & under $15. Tickets Available Dockside.

Atlantic Highlands
& Perth Amboy
Although Seastreak is mainly used for workers to commute to and from Manhattan, it does offer passengers an alternative to the typical drive, bus or train ride to city - with a much better view. Trips are offered everyday, including weekends. They also offer several special event packages including NY Mets and Yankees baseball trips, fall foliage and holiday cruises to Radio City Music Hall, West Point trips, Saturday evening sunset cruises, private sightseeing tours and more. Seastreak departs from two locations in NJ; Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, The boats are catamarans which accommodate 300-400 passengers. They have two decks of interior seating, three bathrooms, outdoor seating and a full service bar serving a selection of spirits, soft drinks, snacks and continental breakfast.

Silver Bullet Speedboat Rides
Wildwood Marina
Rio Grande & Susquehanna Aves.
Billed as the "Worlds Largest & Fastest Speedboat", the Silver Bullet is a 70 foot projectile, safe for the whole family. They offer a Dolphin & Whalewatching Cruise featuring a 90 minute narrative tour of all local points of interest and marine life. The cruises depart at 9am, 12 noon and 2:30 pm daily. Additional trips are scheduled as neccesary. Refreshments including snacks, soda and, of course, Coors Light are available on board.

Salt Marsh Safari
Miss Chris Marina - Shellenger's Landing
2nd Ave & Wilson Dr.
Cape May
The Salt Marsh Safari offers wildlife cruise on the calm back bay waters of the Atlantic Coastal Saltmarsh. They explore the Cape May Coastal Wetlands Wildlife Management Area, one of N.J.'s densest populations of nesting Ospreys, the world's largest colony of Laughing Gulls and a heron rookery and Diamond-backed Terrapin - N.J.'s only salt marsh reptile. Passengers will discover the ecology of the coastal salt marsh and will learn about natural history, fish, crustaceans, shellfish, marine mammals, plant life, tidal flows and bird life. They operate from March to December, rain or shine and all trips are guided and narrated by a naturalist. Their boat, the Skimmer, is a 40' U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel licensed to carry 41 passengers and can navigate through waters as shallow as 2 feet. The Skimmer is covered for protection from sun and rain and a marine restroom is located on board the boat. Group rates are available.

Smooth Sailing Celebrations
Camille Cerria 973-409-4456
Any Event Done On Land Can Be Done On The Water with less expense and more
fun & glamour! Your guests can enjoy a cruise event on the Hudson River with a spectacular ever-changing view of the city skyline. Smooth Sailing Celebrations provides the perfect ambiance to accommodate a wide range of events, including breakfast meetings, luncheons, dinner meetings, unique fund-raisers, formal corporate events, class or family reunions, spectacular weddings, vendor fairs, awards banquets or milestone celebrations.

Spirit of New Jersey
80 Audrey Zapp Drive
Liberty Landing Marina
Liberty State Park
Jersey City
(exit 14B on the NJ Turnpike)
201-333-0603 • Fax: 201-333-2912
The Spirit of New Jersey offers a variety of cruises on the East and Hudson Rivers with scenic views of Manhattan. They offer a 2 to 2 /12 hour Lunch Cruise with a narrated tour, live music, all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and dessert / coffee service and a 3 hour Skyline Dinner Cruise around Manhattan with live music, all-you-can-eat dinner buffet and dessert / coffee service. Other specialty cruises include a Smooth Jazz Cruise, a TGIF Party Cruise, a Saturday Fun Cruise, an Island Fever Cruise, a Moonlight Cruise, a New Year's Eve Cruise, and more. Their cruise schedule and detailed menu is available by visiting their website. The boat is climate controlled and sails year round, rain or shine. It has outside strolling decks, dance floors, full service bars and panoramic sightseeing windows. Reservations are recommended. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.

Venture Cruises or
Perth Amboy Harborside
Perth Amboy
877-209-BOAT or 732-792-7233
The Venture is a 52' Customized Ship featuring 2 spacious decks, a cocktail bar, music and dance floor. The ship can comfortably accommodate 100 guests and sails from April through October. They offer Lunch Cruises, Sunset Cruises, Brunch Cruises, Latin DJ Cruises, Ladies Night DJ Cruises and more. Corporate Charters and private parties are available. Reservations are required for all cruises. Call or email your reservation requests.

Yankee Schooner

Dolphin Cove
Ocean Highway Dock
Cape May
The Yankee Schooner is an 80 foot long and 64 foot tall ship built in 1982 in Atlantic City. It has been designed for your comfort and safety with enough seating for 46 passengers. Weighing in at a stout 50 tons, you hardly know there is a sea under you. Join the merry company aboard and lend a hand setting sails, coiling halyards, trying your hand at the helm, or lie back, soak up the sun, sea breeze and do nothing at all. They offer a fun and educational 2 hour Morning Cruise in the harbour, Intercoastal or Ocean waters, a 3 hour Afternoon Cruise in the ocean waters with a vegetable and cheese tray and soft drinks and a 2 /12 hour Sunset Cruise in the ocean or Intercoastal Waterway with a vegetable and cheese tray and soft drinks. Passengers are able to bring their own wine or beer. The ship sails daily from mid May until Late September, after which it sets sail for Key Largo, Florida. A $1 Coupon can be found at their website. Group rates are also available.

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