$89 Buy

  • 4-hour premium open bar 9:00PM-1:00AM
  • Early evening mini bufffet 
  • Live DJ performance spinning open format
  • DJ led countdown to the New Year
  • Televised broadcast of the Times Square Ball Drop
  • Complimentary Midnight champagne/prosecco toast 
  • Cruise time, boarding and itenerary is subject to Coast Guard control and limitations

$109 Buy

  • Includes all General Admission benefits
  • Seated VIP ticket holders have a reserved seat for the event; a table is not guaranteed
  • Seated VIP accommodates any group size (no minimum required - pending availability). Groups will be seated together or near each other depending on availability
  • Bottle service is not included
  • Admission by separate VIP line (pending availability)

Paddle Wheel Queen New Years Eve Event Description

Cruise into the New Year with the Paddle Wheel Queen NYC New Year’s Eve Boat Party, offering unparalleled views of the iconic NYE fireworks and the New York City skyline. This New Year’s Eve, we’re turning this vintage-style ship into a floating nightclub, and you’ll sample the best party amenities as you take in all the wonders and sights of the Hudson River. All aboard, sailors – this is the best New Year’s Eve party this side of the Hudson.

NYC party devotees know New Year’s Eve is best enjoyed on water – and this is the ultimate NYE river cruise that NYC has on offer. As the ship first sets sail, guests will enjoy complimentary early evening bites, getting you in the mood for this heart-pumping bash. A four-hour premium open bar will keep you cruising through the night. A live DJ plays crowd-favorite Top 40, hip hop, and dance music, all leading up to the live midnight countdown. As the big moment hits, guests will sample unparalleled views of the awe-inspiring NYE fireworks lighting up the sky, brightening the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge – a sight that has to be seen to be believed. Looking to indulge this NYE? Take out a VIP package that offers an ultra-luxe experience, including reserved seating. Sip cocktails, revel on the dancefloor, and take in all the iconic sights of the Hudson: the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Freedom Tower, all lit up in NYE glory. 

The Paddle Wheel Queen is a New York institution, cruising the best views of the Hudson to shake up your New Year’s Eve. This ship is a tribute to the sophistication of vintage-style steamships, complete with wrought-iron detailing reminiscent of the steamboats on the Mississippi Delta. The Paddle Wheel Queen is well-equipped with a bar and dancefloor, offering everything you need for the perfect NYE party. The sights and views from this ship are always changing throughout the night, so you can take in views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey, and Queens.

Skip the hassle of staying on land this New Year’s Eve – your night is set with the Paddle Wheel Queen NYE River Cruise. This New Year’s, toast to new memories and cruise all the wonders that makes NYC the best city in the world.

*The boat departs from Pier 81 near the west side highway. Boarding begins at 8:30 we advise to come prior to the boarding time. The ship will dock at 12:30am and the party may continue till 1:30 upon venue's discretion***

Dining & Drinks

4 Hours Open Bar


  • Early Evening Complimentary Mini Buffet and/or Hors D'oeuvres

Music & Entertainment

Top 40 | Hip Hop | Dance | House| Mash Ups
  • Dress Code

    New Year's Eve Festive - Cocktail / Semi-Formal Attire

  • Age Limit


Location and Hours

Paddle Wheel Queen


Pier 81 West 41st Street and Hudson River New York NY US


  • Doors Open 8pm-1pm
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