Welcome To Monty's Ark Adventures!
We offer exciting cruises in the New York City area. If you are looking for the best boat tour of New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and the New York City skyline, then we've got all that and more.
Our New York City boat tours are customizable for you. Take in the Manhattan skyline from the water and see the New York City sights, including the iconic Manhattan Bridge, the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge. See the Statue of Liberty as she beckons people to New York City. Enjoy a dock-and-dine adventure in Port Washington or Huntington Harbor with scenic views of New York along the way. Ask us about our Provincetown by the Sea adventure for a truly unique vacation.
This is your boat tour done your way. Bring up to 6 people on board for great fun on the water. We'll help you create a half-day or full-day excursion that is unique and memorable. We love to work with all people and proudly cater to members of the LBGTQ+ community.
Explore our activities
Fleet Week NYC 2023
Book a private tour with us to see the New York City skyline and the ships participating in Fleet Week 2023. All from the water. A four hour tour to view the Statute of Liberty, Staten Island, the Intrepid museum, and the ships visiting NYC for fleet week.
Active duty military visiting NYC for Fleet Week receive a 50% discount using promo code Fleet_Week at check out. Present your military ID at boarding.
Port Washington Dock and Dine
Enjoy a great meal at Louie's Shore Restaurant
This is a 1 and a 1/2 hour ride to Port Washington where you can enjoy a great meal at Louie's Shore Restaurant. Pricing reflects a maximum of 6 passengers. For smaller groups, call for a quote.
Departures are from Pier 25 in Manhattan and provide a scenic view of the skyline of Manhattan, New Jersey, Brooklyn, and Queens. See airliners landing and departing from LaGuardia. Cross under the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges and into Long Island Sound. Pass City Island to Port and Stepping Stones Lighthouse to Starboard and onward to Manhassett Bay. Louie's dock is at the east end of the bay.
Manhattan Skyline Tour
A four-hour circumnavigation of Manhattan
Enjoy a view of the Manhattan Skyline that can only be experienced from the water. Tours will embark from and return to Pier 25 in Manhattan, the Town Dock in Port Washington, NY, Worlds Fair Marina in Queens, or Jersey City, NJ and are three to four hours in duration depending on the embarkation point. The embarkation point is one per tour and on a first come basis. Cruisers can enjoy the sights on both sides of each river, the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers. Pricing is per charter with a maximum capacity of 6 passengers.
Plan Your Own Excursion
A half-day or full-day excursion tailored for you. Call for a quote!
Professional Development and Recognition
Employee team building and recognition. Call for Quote!
Monty's Ark Professional Development and Recognition cruises offer a unique opportunity for executives and managers to bring their team to a secluded environment to discuss and plan for ways to enhance team performance. Bonding with teammates outside of the workplace is a recognized way of successful professional development.
You can also reward team members by offering this unique opportunity for a day on the water.
Fun in the Sun
A Gay Day on the water.
Monty's Ark offers exclusive gay charters. Whether you want to spend a half day or a full day on the water enjoying the sun with friends or loved ones, we offer complete comfort to enjoy yourselves. We'll look for a secluded anchorage or party central.
Because you can combine a gay charter with one of our other offerings please contact us either by our chat box, email, text, or phone. Let us make your day memorable.
Provincetown by the Sea
An exclusive journey to Provincetown for a hearty couple or two.
This will be a minimum one-week excursion to Provincetown with a stop-over in Connecticut.
Details Coming Soon!
Huntington Harbor Dock and Dine
Enjoy a Dock and Dine trip to Huntington Harbor.
Enjoy a day on the water or a sunset cruise to Huntington Harbor and lunch or dinner at the Prime Steakhouse. Departures are from the Port Washington, NY town dock. Advance reservations at Prime Steakhouse are required.
Generally, guests are from the same party, e.g. family or friends and pricing reflects that. However, multiple parties may be booked at the same time as long as the maximum number of guests overall does not exceed six.
Hudson River Fall Foliage Tour
A day trip tour to the Mario Cuomo Bridge to view the fall foliage.
Experience the exquisite fall colors along the Hudson River and the Palisades. Our tour can depart from either Port Washington or lower Manhattan. We'll cruise to the Mario Cuomo Bridge along the New York east side and then return along the New Jersey west side. For those of you departing from Port Washington, we will cruise to the Hudson by way of Hell Gate and the Harlem River. For those departing from lower Manhattan, we'll cruise the entire journey on the Hudson River. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while on anchor enjoying the scenery.
Come about for a fantastic day of fishing.
A charter to your favorite fishing spot.
Do you have a favorite fishing spot? Do you know where the fish are biting? Do you have your own fishing gear? Is all you need a stable platform to bag your catch of the day? Let Monty's Ark Adventures provide you with that platform.
Minimum 2 passengers.
Lady Liberty Tour
Take a trip to the Statute of Liberty and avoid the crowds.
Take a daytime or sunset cruise to the Statue of Liberty. Experience what our forefathers experienced when they immigrated to America. This is a sight that must be seen from the water when you are visiting New York City.
Perfect for those looking for recurring outings. Valid for 6 months.
Perfect for Gay Men Looking for Fun in the Sun. Valid for 6 months.
Why choose us?
Best Boat Tours In New York
Spending time with friends and family is special, and we understand that. Your charter boat is in good hands with a captain licensed by the US Coast Guard. We have over 50 years of experience in the waters of Long Island Sound, Coastal New England, and the greater New York area. Whether you are looking for a leisurely cruise around the harbor or a trip up the Hudson River, we will provide a safe, fun excursion.
At our company, we believe that boats are meant to be enjoyed! Whether you wish to cruise around Manhattan with your family or take a private boat out for an intimate cruise, we want you to have a blast!
We also believe that boats can be a great way to relax and unwind. Whether you are taking a sunset cruise or just floating on the water, we want you to feel at peace.
And of course, we believe that boats can be a great way to have an adventure! Whether you are exploring a new body of water or going on a fishing trip, we want you to have an unforgettable experience.
Words from our customers
We had the most wonderful day out with Monty's Ark Adventures!!! Captain Steve is kind and took great care of us. My elderly parents used to own a boat and they wanted to go boating. They both have trouble walking. Steve helped them on and off the boat and up and down the ramp. He couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We had so much fun! He pointed out all the sights - even the house that used to belong to John Philip Sousa! It was the most beautiful day! Highly Recommend! Will definitely go boating again on Monty's Ark!
9th September 2021
Captain Steve was extremely accommodating - we had to change plans several times. We called him directly to book our outing. We were looking for a peaceful day on the water and he delivered exactly what we had in mind. We've been to NY several times, but had never seen the sights from the water.
13th June 2021
A Unique View Of New York
Monty's Ark Adventures offers everything from private yacht charters for an intimate cruise to fun in the sun excursions and everything in between. We even offer unique excursions like our "Provincetown by the Sea tour which gives our guests a chance book a 1–2-week vacation and to travel from New York City to Provincetown, MA on Monty's Ark.
New York is known worldwide as a foodie destination, and one of the best ways to enjoy a fabulous night out is with a dock-n-dine sunset cruise. Begin with a cruise around the harbor and a view of the beautiful New York skyline. Head to one of the fantastic restaurants that line the waterfront and pull up to the nearby dock. Dinner is followed by a relaxing cruise back to the city and a chance to see where the night might take you.
Frequently asked questions
We offer a variety of destination packages for you to experience what New York has to offer. From Dock and Dine packages, fishing charters, Manhattan Skyline, and Lady Liberty tours, to vacation excursions, company outing packages, and Gay Charters, we will take you on a memorable trip around New York. You can also plan your own custom excursions or purchase Seasonal Pricing Packages!
Monty's Ark Adventures is a charter service only. I do not rent out the boat. Monty's Ark has a maximum capacity of six passengers
Port Washington, NY
Worlds Fair Marina, Queens
Pier 25, Manhattan
Note: there Is a $400 surcharge for pick-ups in Queens and Manhattan
Tours can range from three hours to eight hours depending on type and destination. Private charters of varying duration can be booked as well. There are no overnight charters.
Monty's Ark Adventures accepts credit cards.
Monty's Ark Adventures is open, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun. Specialty charters can be arranged on other days.
Fleet Week 2023 is underway in NYC. This is a great opportunity to see our Navy, Coast Guard - Acitve and Auxiliary, Police, and Fire response units. Thank you to all who serve. USS Cole
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