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  • Daniel M
    1 contribution
    My coworkers and I enjoyed the City Lights Cruise and it was a great experience! We were running late for our event but Tribeca Sailing and Capt. Levi were more than gracious and patient with us. Capt. Levi gave us our time to enjoy the views and talk, but also quick to answer any questions we had, with some interesting historical facts as well. When I go back to NYC with friends or family, I will definitely book this again.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Alexandra R
    2 contributions
    What a beautiful evening we had on the Narwhal. Eric was such a pleasure to sail with. He was so accommodating and made us feel safe and comfortable. I also was proposed during my sail so it is for sure a night I will never forget! Thank you Eric!!!!!
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Claudia S
    1 contribution
    Michael was very knowledgeable and very courteous. He took us around the harbor and we saw alot of beautiful spots. He took his time to take lots of photos for us which is so important to most travelers. It was quite the experience. Seeing the statue of liberty from up close was awesome, i recommend this tour.
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • Bianca C
    1 contribution
    We had the most amazing sunset sail on the Julia with Naomi. She was so much fun and brought such a great energy to our bday celebration! She was also super helpful in getting everything organized! We had an amazing time - thank you Naomi!!
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Cindy T
    Texarkana, TX22 contributions
    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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  • RoadtripMommy
    California128 contributions
    This is a review for the rowboat rental and not for the restaurant.

    We had some extra time after enjoying our horse carriage ride so we decided to rent a rowboat. It was a fun and mellow activity for the family. Keep in mind that you cannot switch rowers midway so agree on a rower! You can row under the Bow Bridge and enjoy a view of skyscrapers from the water. The basking turtles are also fun to look at. Make sure you bring $40 cash. $20 will be refunded if you bring the boat back within the hour. One hour is more than enough time.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Jacquie W
    Houston, TX3 contributions
    We came to NYC as a family and wanted to do something extra special that none of us have experienced before. Sailing with Captain Dan, the crew and the boat we had was all perfection. We highly recommend this for families, couples, groups..anyone. We brought our drinks and food on board and had an attendant that took care of the rest. We had a brand new boat that was incredibly comfortable for the 11 of us. "the movie star" was the name of the boat. Doing the 6-9pm cruise was an amazing experience, ending at sunset in front of the Statue of Liberty. we will be back to do it again.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Karol H
    1 contribution
    Great time on this night cruise. Our Captain Pascal did an amazing job. It was intimate and exciting.
    Written 26 September 2017
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  • Ole S
    3 contributions
    Loved my charter on Islander. Great captain and beautiful boat. Recommend for anyone wanting an escape from the city.
    Written 21 June 2020
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  • jennifer W
    1 contribution
    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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  • Footprints797045
    1 contribution
    How do I begin? First, the Boat showed up late! Approximately, (30 minutes), then I was approached by the captain (David Rodriguez) asking me "If I myself and friends were okay with him smoking Marijuana"? I replied " I don't like it or care for Marijuana smoking as long it is out of my vicinity, because it makes me sick". Next, we boarded the Yacht NOT thoroughly CLEANED after a group of people had just gotten off whom we met outside before entering. So we decided to bring our own Lysol and sanitizer. After anchoring the Yacht, in the Sandbar we experienced a TERRIBLE encounter. Another boat pulled up next to the 47' Silverton and a female came aboard and joined our event WITHOUT permission. I myself and friends were caught off guard by a STRANGER non- associated with our group allowed to board the boat. I immediately requested for her to leave. Minutes later, the Captain approaches me and ask if it's okay for his friend boat dock next to us but No one will be allowed to board the boat that I rented for ONLY me and my friends. Again, a 17 year old kid boards our rental, goes into the cabin to get a couple of paper towels in the area were our Food and belongings were. Then he proceeds to the upper deck and jumps off the Yacht. I then decided to contact the owner (Alejandra) about the incidents occurring during our rental agreement and she ONLY made excuses for her crew which involved her husband onboard during the entire time these unwarranted incidents occurred. I also have a video of the intruders, the Captain and her husband allowing the intruders to utilize the water toys I rented for this event. Alejandra continued to make EXCUSES. The website also show jet ski as one of the amenities, same section as the microwave. Alejandra stated " It was meant for requesting. So, "I guess that you have to ask to use the microwave as well". I must say " I WILL NEVER RENT THIS YACHT or ANY YACHT under Alejandra AGAIN.
    I am a Honorable Discharged Veteran and I have NEVER felt so Disrespected 🇺🇸
    NOT RECOMMENDED!
    This company is advertised by Sailo.com
    Written 7 September 2021
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  • PrickelyPear
    Washington DC, DC232 contributions
    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
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