Half Moon – Skyport Marina
The Half Moon is a 200-capacity boat docked at Skyport Marina, at East 23rd Street & the East River. The Half Moon is a 2-level boat, with a full bar and bathrooms on the lower level. The bands play on the upper level, which has a roof, but is open on the sides. There is also a large open deck on the upper level, where smoking is permitted as you enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond.
Departing from 23rd Street and FDR Drive, the Half Moon heads south along the East River and passes underneath the 3 major bridges (Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn), then cruises through New York harbor to the Statue of Liberty, which it circles for approximately 30 minutes. It then turns around and makes the same trip again in reverse. The experience of watching the bridges pass overhead while a great band is rocking 20 feet away is not to be missed!