Boat Hire in New York City

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Boat Hire in New York City

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  • Curiosity25861123732
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience on the water with amazing views of the city!
    Our captain, Clark was an expert and he did a great job appropriately involving our children in the sailing experience.
    Written 3 November 2023
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  • Bret N
    Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captain Eric is so professional and it’s obvious he has a lot of respect for the ocean and sailing. He’s very good at what he does, and makes it a 10/10 experience on Genesis. My fiancé and I had the absolute best 2 hours with him watching the sunset from under the Brooklyn bridge.
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • rjk992
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First class experience from start to finish! The Captain and crew took take of 12 of us with a nice brunch we ordered. They were attentive but completely non-intrusive, giving us an intimate 3 hours together on the Hudson River. Enjoyed talking with the Captain who knows how to take care of his guests.
    Written 1 August 2023
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  • Chris C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This boat ride around Manhattan with Captain Mike was the best way to see the city and all its beauty. Captain Mike was lovely, polite, kind, committed to providing us a 5-star ride!! We saw everything we wanted and more…..We captured great photos and left the boat saying that was the BEST! He shared trivia about the sights; where Sully landed the plane in the Hudson River, the forts and of course the Queen of the Sea, Lady Liberty!! I would highly recommend this boat ride with Captain Mike, you will throughly enjoy it!!
    Written 21 April 2023
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  • Cindy T
    Texarkana, TX29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Here are the good points: It was raining like hell on NYE in NYC this year, so this boat was the place to be as far as I'm concerned. It was a little difficult getting to the dock area bc it was so crowded. We paid $500 a person and had the 4 course dinner. The service was great. Erika did an great job. We had a table by a window, and we had a fabulous time. Fun dancing downstairs, open bar, nice fire works. Magical evening.

    All that said....if you are serving filet mignon and lobster tail, then it should be cooked to perfection...especially if I'm paying $500 a person (there were 6 of us). All steaks had to be medium and were not really, and the lobster tail was dry with no drawn butter. That was disappointing but did not ruin my night. I also wish you could have gotten a little closer to the statue of liberty, but whatevs.....

    I want to go back to what a fantastic job Erika did. We loved having her as our server.
    Written 4 January 2019
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  • Tanisha
    Mumbai, India89 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took a boat at the boat rental area. We paid 27 dollars for it for an hour. The boat ride is beautiful with turtles, ducks in and around the water area. Orlando at the boat rental area was very helpful. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon at central park.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Veronica R
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had an AMAZING night sailing with Captain Paul and his Wife Melissa. They were punctual, friendly and so hospitable. The Odette was immaculate, Melissa made sure we had a great time. The Music was great, they made sure we were entertained and took us to all the sights we wanted to see. They positioned the boat so that we had spectacular views and great photo opportunities. They took us to the Statue of Liberty, up the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge and made sure to point out view points for us to see. Overall we had 5 star service hands down. Grateful to Captain Paul and Melissa for ensuring our evening was special. Can’t thank them enough for all the great memories.
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • pulio216
    Lima, Peru92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went sailing with my girlfriend and daughter for proposing marriage. Everything even before making the reservation was very clear and Jessica was super helpful with all the detail and organization for making of this day a very special one. Then we partnered Adrienne from electric love studios who was in charge of the on board photography and captain Kevin who took us safely and put us close to all the spots we wanted to visit. I highly recommend booking with them. The sailboat is in very good condition and perfect for groups or couples for any special occasion or just hanging out.
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • James D
    Haringey, UK2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    I rented a boat for today and the boat and owner didn't exist. The number is recieved after paying was Kazakhstan.....annoying.

    I emailed Sail.com and haven't had a response back as I want a refund. If this happens to you (as this company is likely to be a scam company), please contact your credit card provider and ask for a Charge back. This will get your money back. Hopefully someone closes this site down.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • jennifer W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family has been renting yachts when we visit our daughter in NYC every year. We typically do this twice each season when we are able. We have used three different companies in past years to book our charters with and by far this was the best experience we have ever had.
    There prompt response, and pricing was not just what has sold us on them, but there ability to go above and beyond was incredible. They even provide us with a Stretch Limo to visit the yacht prior to our booking it. We will only use Freedom Luxury from now on and would strongly recommend them to anyone who is looking to rent a yacht in New York or New Jersey. Thank you for an amazing experience, and we will be sure to see you again in the fall. Thank you the WIlliams Family,
    Written 10 May 2021
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  • Christopher Q
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome views, crew, and staff made the trip an incredible experience !!! Can’t wait to book again !!!
    Written 6 May 2023
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  • PrickelyPear
    Seattle, WA234 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked the Jacana boat for a surprise party for my wife and booked it back in January for a July cruise. I worked with Margarita who was super nice and communicative until I paid. Then it was a nightmare to get her on the phone. I would send emails and texts and calls and would go weeks before I would get a return call. She did finally message me back as it got closer to the cruise. I asked if we could adapt the bar since we paid for 40 people and only 30 were coming. She confirmed in email that they would upgrade the bar to a top shelf but they could not do a cash bar since it was already paid. However the day before the cruise, she called and said she could not upgrade the bar. She also mentioned that she had “great news” that they wanted to “upgrade” me to a newer and much smaller boat! She said the only way they would upgrade the bar was if I took this “upgrade” to the smaller boat. I did not want this “upgraded” boat as it was much smaller and was not conducive to the experiences we were planning and the weather was supposed to be bad and the boat I rented was covered and the new one was not. When I informed them that it would not take the “upgrade” they refused to upgrade the bar as they had already promised.

    Once I arrived on the boat to set up, Kelvin was very kind and met me and showed me around. He was very accommodating and kind. He introduced me to the others on the boat who would be helping. The bar tender was very kind yet flirty (I guess he wanted some tips and a possible date as he even hit on my wife (the birthday girl).

    All in all, the cruise itself was great. Incredible views of the city and all of our guests had a great time.

    Things I wish I would have known:
    - They will not accommodate to any dietary restrictions
    - They will NOT follow through on written promises (upgraded bar).
    -you cannot play music while at the dock (30 min before and after as you are leaving the dock and returning to the doc)
    -we arrived back to the dock early and it was expected that we depart the boat early even though we had it rented until 11 and they were pushy to get us off.
    - They provide ZERO directions on how to board the boat or how to communicate to guests where to go to board the boat. There were TONS of people boarding and many boats and every person in my party had to call me and we had to send Kelvin out numerous times to escort people back to the boat. It was very chaotic.

    I would suggest looking for other options but from what I understand, this company owns several of the boats and there are others who “resell” the same boats with mark up. That could have been misleading but that is what I was told during the booking process. It’s all a bit shady but in the end, we had a decent time and a memorable cruise for my wife’s 40th surprise.
    Written 7 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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