The idea for the paddleboat came from Mark Twain, who was inspired by watching beavers batting their tails in the river to maim unsuspecting salmon. Get a taste of the Old South with today’s Groupon: $17 for a sunset party cruise or a late-night dance cruise aboard The Paddlewheel Queen (a $35 value). Choose from 10 options:
Sunset Party Cruise
- July 27, 6:30–9:00
- August 3, 6:30–9:00
- August 10, 6:30–9:00
- August 17, 6:30–9:00
- August 24, 6:30–9:00
- August 31, 6:30–9:00
- Sept. 7, 6:30–9:00
- Sept. 14, 6:30–9:00
- Sept. 21, 6:30–9:00
Late-Night Dance Cruise
- Friday, July 16, 11:45 p.m.–3 a.m.
The Paddlewheel Queen, which departs from Skyport Marina, is a three-level charter boat that offers three-hour sunset cruises around New York Harbor. The boat holds up to 400 revelers with ample room to mingle and party on either of the two enclosed decks or on the third level, which provides a gorgeous sunset view of the skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the acrobatic trolls who live under Brooklyn Bridge. With a built-in sound system, a DJ spinning dance music, a cash bar, and appetizers making the rounds, The Paddlewheel Queen has the vibe of a downtown club that has to occasionally steer around manatees.
The Paddlewheel Queen’s popular Late-Night Dance Cruise floats out to sea at 11:45 p.m., just when Midtown paddleboats are sitting down to dinner. The cruise features complimentary small bites, DJs playing three decades worth of pulsing beats, and fashionable people dressed in fashionable attire, such as hats made out of Felicity Huffman headshots and invisible shoes.
You must be 21 or older to use this Groupon. Trendy attire required for Late-Night Dance Cruise.
NY Party Cruise
Their parties range from wild midnight soirées to after-work dances. Their private boat rentals mean guests can celebrate on the seas with their loved ones, and their public events are a great chance to meet someone new and be sure they aren't the kind of vampire who can't cross water. No matter what you're looking for in a floating fete, NY Party Cruise can help you out.
23rd Street & FDR Drive
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