Birthday Party

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NYC’s Floating Birthday Venue

Your birthday is a special day – a holiday that is all yours – and what better way to celebrate than to take your birthday party out on the water? Mark your personal milestone with an event your friends and family will always remember.

The New York City skyline has graced films and TV shows for decades… and now it can be part of your party. Over the course of your cruise, a variety of the city’s iconic and historic sites join the celebration and supply a rotating backdrop for your birthday photos. Including sights such as the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, and more.

Birthday Parties Large and Small

The Skyline Princess is one of the most versatile charter yachts in the NYC area – and we can host a truly stunning array of birthday festivities. Smaller, more intimate gatherings can book one or more tables during our private cruises (which have both day and nighttime options).

However, if you’re thinking bigger… then consider renting a full deck to give yourself the extra capacity and elbow room you need. Each deck has its own independent full-service bar, and if dancing is on the docket, our Skylight Deck has the largest dance floor area in local waters.

For truly large-scale festivities, inquire about our whole ship rentals and have the Skyline Princess all to yourselves. We are U.S. Coast Guard certified for a capacity of up to 450 passengers! You can even customize each of the three decks with a different theme or atmosphere within a single party.

Realizing Your Birthday Vision

Birthday parties are very personal things, and our event planners will work with you to create exactly the atmosphere you want. Considering a fairgrounds atmosphere? We can arrange for photo booths, Foosball tables, and the appropriate food and decor.

Black tie more your style? Dance the evening away under the stars on the Skylight Deck as the NYC skyline unreels behind and around you. And, of course, there is the food. Our expert chefs can create a custom menu for you, or you can bring in your own caterers if you have a preference.


smooth sailing

Smooth Sailing


Our yacht is a floating banquet room designed for year-round cruising. It is fully climate-controlled for year-round outings and because it sails in the calm, sheltered waters of the famous New York Harbor or Long Island Sound, you’ll experience smooth sailing.



memorable service


Skyline’s attentive staff serves premium beer, wine and liquor at the cash bar.
Want something special? Contact the event experts at Skyline Cruises to customize your experience.

For more information about Birthday Party cruises and yacht rentals, give us a call at (718) 446-1100 or contact us through the inquiry form.
We look forward to cruising with you.

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