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Address: Pier 81, W 41st St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-630-8100
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Operating since 1984, World Yacht at Pier 81 is New York City's...

Operating since 1984, World Yacht at Pier 81 is New York City's premiere destination on the Hudson River. Each year, World Yacht hosts more than 125,000 guests around Manhattan.

With four stunning vessels elegantly appointed, World Yacht is the ideal venue for romantic dinners, group outings, small dinner parties, weddings and corporate and social events. Our public dinner cruises sail year round; guests enjoy a four-course dinner, breathtaking views of the city skyline, music and entertainment. Brunch and lunch cruises sail from April through October. All vessels are available for private events.

World Yacht's dinner cruises offer American cuisine in an elegant setting with exceptional views of the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. The three-hour public dinner cruise features a four-course dinner composed of seasonal appetizer, entree and dessert choices, each prepared fresh onboard by Executive Chef Dennis Weeks and his team.

World Yacht operates year round, sailing daily from May through December for dinner service and offering Sunday brunch cruises between the months of April and October.

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A perfect end to a fabulous trip!

I booked this as a surprise for my partners 50th birthday which happened to be the last day of our trip. Had the idea from his mum who went earlier in the year and had said how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Julie S
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked this as a surprise for my partners 50th birthday which happened to be the last day of our trip. Had the idea from his mum who went earlier in the year and had said how good it was and she wasn't wrong. It was the perfect end to a great trip! The food was great, the atmosphere and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked world yacht for a meal with our family after we got married in NY. There were 10 of us in total and we were seated at a window on the lower deck. The service and food was excellent and everyone had a brilliant time. The views from the river of the Manhattan skyline will never be forgotten and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group rented a private area on the ship for a buffet dinner, dessert, drinks, and dancing. What a great way to show off NY! The skyline views are gorgeous and the grand finale is when they pass the Statue of Liberty and play America the Beautiful! Our group enjoyed the dining and dancing! What a special night!

1 Thank Andrea T
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tina E We went on the world yacht to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary, while staying in New York The youngest 2 members of our group were 25 and 4 in there early thirties,plus 2 mature students It was a fantastic night, we had the all inclusive package The staff were attentive, and we cannot speak highly enough of our... More 

2 Thank tina e
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The excursion itself was fantastic, the views you get are amazing, the music they played was good. We had the gold package so had a window seat which was great, on arrival a bottle of champagne waiting for us. We also paid for wine/beer all night but they were quite slow on bringing us wine so it may have been... More 

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Bellingham, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 5-star experience. Why 4-stars? The food could have been better...substandard food seems to be the standard on most boat excursions and it's not clear why they can't contract with a local NYC restaurant which makes outstanding meals at wholesale and perhaps return the leftovers after the voyage (hey, no dishes to wash!). But considering the price, the experience, and... More 

2 Thank Ron F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the World Yacht at Pier 81 to celebrate our wedding which happened earlier in the day at Central Park. We were allowed onto the yacht early for photographs and were welcomed by Revany with a bottle champagne and a smile. She then continued to offer us great service throughout the night, helped by Juan. The DJ was... More 

2 Thank SamnDanKeeley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've spent my life growing up in NYC. However, I decided to be a tourist for my wife's birthday, and took her and our grown son, on a World Yacht Sunday brunch tour around Manhattan Island (NYC). I didn't know what ti expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The ship, "The Duchess" was beautiful. We were seated at a table... More 

2 Thank Irwin S
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to spend my 70th birthday in NYC.My daughter and 13 year old granddaughter from Florida, joined my husband and myself aboard the world Yacht on the evening of my birthday.It was a perfect way to see the Statue of Liberty and the beautiful New York skyline all lit up.You get a table for 4 by the window.You go... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Night Out. Boarding starts at 6pm for the 7pm Dinner Cruise, don't leave it until the last minute, the traffic was horrendous, give yourself plenty of time. We booked the All inclusive package, wine and beer included, got more than our money's worth, drinks a bit expensive, so it was worth it. Food was good, better than expected to... More 

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