Outdoor activities in Kips Bay

Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Kips Bay (New York City)

Outdoor Activities in Kips Bay

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  • John D
    Harrison, NY142 contributions
    Had a great time on the The Capitol Princess during a cigar cruise. The crew was amazing both bartenders were great and made some amazing drinks. The captain ensured us that the cruise would offer some great sights. He did not disappoint! Definitely recommend this boat for a great time.
    Written 18 August 2019
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  • EliSnow15
    Edgewater, NJ48 contributions
    After driving for 16 years 2-4 hrs roundtrip to NY , I have moved and now commute to NYC over the NY Waterway Ferry! What a difference it has made in my life - 8 mins across the Hudson! Great commuting treasure for those traveling between NJ and N.Y. Enjoy!
    Written 22 May 2017
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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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  • Derek Barkaway
    Waterlooville, UK1 contribution
    we went on a cruise around Britain, From Day one there were issues, the cabin was tired, the sink in the bathroom, was cracked, and just painted over, we complained
    To the receptionist but more or less told where to get off, they were rude, Our table waiter should never of been employed, he slammed the food down in front of us, and made many mistakes over menu , but he got very cross, when you told him he had got it wrong he got quite angry,! We will never ever sail on this vessel again, the best place is the scrap heap, and put the staff on it as well, And for the captain, he couldn't speak a word of English! Please if your thinking of sailing on this vessel, I suggest you think again, your best to save your money, and go on a P&O ship
    Everyone on of the staff were quite rude, and even Cruise & Maritime are just as bad! We complained to Cruise & Maritime, they couldn't care less.
    Written 7 August 2020
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