The day is over, you need a spot for a post-work drink, and the corner bar with the stale beer and terrible jukebox just isn’t cutting it. Try something new. Hop on a happy hour cruise in NYC. Get a crew of friends (or coworkers, if you really want to be an office hero) together for one of Hornblower’s new Alive After Five or Rock the Yacht! Cruises.
The Alive After Five Cruise departs Tuesday-Sunday from 6-8PM out of the South Street Seaport’s Pier 15 (just south of the Brooklyn Bridge). This two-hour ride offers cocktails, snacks and live music, in addition to mind-blowing views of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island. Yachts are fully stocked with liquor, beer, wine and, most important, food to soak up some of that happy-hour booze.
For those looking to pick up the tempo and kick-off the inevitable all night party, jump on board the later 9PM-Midnight Rock the Yacht! Cruise, running Wednesday-Saturday. Same location. Same ticket prices. Same bar offerings. Slightly different menu.
The fleet includes the 600-capacity Hornblower Hybrid and the 450-capacity Serenity, and we should note that the former—powered by hydrogen fuel cells, solar panels and wind turbines—is one of the newest ships in New York Harbor the largest eco-friendly passenger vessel in the nation. Take a 360-degree tour of Hybrid today.
Once you’ve seen the city’s landscape in the twilight, come back for an International Sightseeing cruise, which offers a guided tour of the skyline (in eight languages), or a chartered corporate outing—the conference room at your office is nice, but some fresh sea air will really get the creative juices flowing.