The North River Lobster Company offers trips on its three-story yacht and a summery menu that includes mouth-watering lobster rolls and an indulgent raw bar. The "Shelly" (for a cool $129) is New York City’s biggest lobster roll at over two feet long. Of course, it's meant to be shared — it's packed with Atlantic lobster, Old Bay mayo, celery, lemon zest, and lettuce all set on a giant 28-inch potato roll. You can wash it all down with a refreshing signature drink like the Watermelon Mule or the Lifesaver with Ketel Botanical Peach and Orange Blossom Vodka, Triple Sec, orange and grenadine — all come in a standard 12-ounce serving, a 24-ounce keepsake illuminated Lighthouse cup, or a 64-ounce pitcher. You can also order buckets of ice-cold beer, cider and hard seltzer, too. All you need is a boarding pass for $10 to hop on the boat and go for a sail.
This summer, the heat is on and the best way to cool down is to get out on the water. You athletic types can try kayaking NYC’s rivers, and landlubbers can stick to the city’s prominent waterfront restaurants and boat bars, but if you have any hint of seafaring fun in you, a boat party in NYC is one of the best things to do in the summer. Open waters, sea breezes and stunning views of Manhattan are all on tap when you embark on a booze cruise in NYC. Oh and did we mention full bars, great food, and live music?
Take your summer celebrations to the next level and set sail with these boat parties. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s a cantina-themed boat, a lobster-centric excursion, a fine dining cruise or a leisurely happy hour float. You’re more than welcome to rock the boat on a rock n roll cruise, and cocktails are tastier when sipped on a yacht. Check out these NYC boat parties for a totally nautical summer.