Frequently Asked Questions

1.How many people can the vessel hold?
A:With our diverse fleet, we are able to accommodate parties of all sizes, from intimate family gatherings to galas with 600+ guests.

2. What does it cost to charter World Yacht for an event?
A: We offer fully customizable charter packages that can host occasions of all types. Costs vary depending on your party size, menu selection, bar packages, entertainment, and other add-ons. Be sure to ask us about seasonal promotions and offers!

3. Do you have smaller/larger boats than the ones in the site?
A: Yes! While we feature select vessels on our website, World Yacht has access to just about every vessel in the harbor. If you are looking to charter a vessel for just a handful of people or over 1,000 – we’ll be able to help you source the right vessel for your event.

4. Where are you located?
A: We drop anchor at Pier 81, located at West 41st Street and the West Side Highway.

5. Can you dock from other places?
A: Yes, we may be able to arrange docking from other locations in New York City, New Jersey, and Westchester depending on which vessel you choose.

6. What route do you take?
A: Our routes, just like every detail of our cruises are completely customizable. The most popular itinerary begins with a departure from Pier 81 (w 41st St and the West Side Highway) before cruising south towards the financial district and up the east river. When we reach the Brooklyn Bridge, we turn around and visit the Statue of Liberty before sailing North up the Hudson River to return to Pier 81. Trust us, the views for this route are tough to beat!

7. What types of menus do you offer?
A: The World Yacht in-house catering team can provide different styles of menus depending on the occasion, ranging from a casual buffet or cocktail reception to a formal seated dinner.

8.Do you accommodate special catering requests? (e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, etc.)
A: Our Catering team will work with you to accommodate dietary requirements if notified in advance.

9. What is the smoking policy?
A: Smoking is allowed on our exterior decks for those who are of age.

10. What entertainment do you offer?
We offer a number of entertainment recommendations for our guests. While the most popular option is a DJ to set the mood, our vendors offer countless options including photobooths, casino night activations, cigar rollers, live entertainers, and more!

11. Are your boats handicap-accessible?
A: Although most vessels have boarding ramps that are wheelchair friendly, moving between the floors can be a challenge depending on the vessel. Contact your event planner for more information.

12. Is parking available for cars at Pier 81?
A: Yes, we do have parking available at both Pier 83 and Pier 81 for an additional cost. Your World Yacht event planner will discuss parking options with you.

13. How do I book?
A: Just fill out an inquiry form here and one of our talented event planners will be in touch shortly.

14. I was looking for a dinner cruise, how do I find those?
A: Although World Yacht pioneered the dinner cruise business in NYC over 25 years ago, we have evolved into an events based company available for private charters. We continue to host a few specialty dinner cruises throughout the year including our signature holiday events on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. Check out our floating restaurant North River Lobster Company open April – October making multiple short sailings up the Hudson River from Pier 81.