Are you planning an event?

If you are in the New York area, a cruise is a great way to make you event truly memorable. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience of organising and event on water, we have 30 years’ experience to draw on.

Your first step to put your event on the water is to call us. We know routes around Manhattan, schedules and menus that will work for you and your guests. We have a good reputation for friendly cruises with a high standard of catering. Everyone likes to eat, drink and chat to friends. Add the world renown Manhattan skyline slipping past and you have a winning combination.

New York harbor at sunset


If your trip is in the evening, why not enjoy the Statue of Liberty at sunset. The golden sun sets behind the most iconic of American symbols and the towers of downtown New York bask in golden light. It’s a high point of your event and a genuinely unforgettable experience.

So get in touch. Take advantage of our experience and give your guests the experience of a lifetime.

We’re in the Wall Street Journal

Recently we spent a hot July afternoon with the Wall Street Journal. They wanted to feature Mariner III in an article and we are delighted to see it was published today.

The crew had made sure everything was looking it’s best and our favourite designer, Mitchell Turnbough was on hand to add some finishing touches. The journal’s photographer Dorothy Hong joined us for a cruise up the Hudson River to catch Mariner III in the late afternoon light. Click the link to the Wall Street Journal website and enjoy some of that afternoon with us.

Mariner III dining area


Mariner III salon

Mariner III top deck

Additional photography by Chris Jerrey for Vapour Trail

Cruises from Greenwich, CT


happy cruisers

Greenwich is proving to be a very popular starting point for our cruises.

As a charter yacht, Mariner III is available for any trip you choose, but we are finding that many parties choose to start their trip at Greenwich. The marina is close to the town centre, so access is easy.

We recently ran a cruise for a group of 45 friends and family members who got together to a remember a relative. The trip from Greenwich to Manhattan gave ample time for our guests to reminisce, reflect and catch up with each other. Snacks and drinks were served and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.

We arrived at the Statue of Liberty for a beautiful golden hour. The statue looked magnificent in the golden light and the towers of downtown New York shimmered. It was a magical moment.

As we turned for home, dinner was served and stories were told. Balloons and a lantern were released in memory.

It was a great trip to be involved with and our guests were full of praise for the experience. Days like this are what Mariner III is all about.

RIP Glenn Frey

Sadly, 2016 has begun with the news of the deaths of a number of people in the arts and entertainment world. Glenn Frey joined that list last week.

Captain Sean Kennedy remembered that Mariner III made a brief appearance in a Glenn Frey video back in 1984. So, by way of tribute, enjoy “You Belong To The City”, video filmed in New York City. That’s Mariner III passing through the shot in the first few seconds.

RIP Glenn and thanks for the music.


Back at Chelsea Piers

We are back at Chelsea Piers for the summer season.


To find out more about our summer activities call 212-645-8813

Thanks to Meredith Kennedy for the photo.

New York Cruises – Summer 2015

This image, taken from the top of The Empire State Building, shows Mariner III docked at Chelsea Piers. As from May 3rd Mariner III will be returning to New York for the summer season.


As ever, Mariner III will be available for charter:

New York harbour cruises, parties, corporate events, photo shoots, dinners and weddings.

In fact, if you have an event of any type that would benefit from being held onboard, call us and we will be happy to work out the details.

Call 212-645-8813 or use our Contact page

Made in Chelsea, filmed on Mariner III

In the heat of August, the producers of the popular British reality series Made in Chelsea chartered Mariner III to film part of the season finale of Made in Chelsea New York.

We welcomed a production crew and cast of around 70 people. Filming took place on the Hudson with the Freedom Tower as backdrop during the afternoon. As dusk fell we moved south for some sequences in front of the Statue of Liberty, finally filming the night sequences near the Brooklyn Bridge on the East River.

The boat had been rigged with Made in Chelsea’s trademark fairy lights. Once night had fallen, these gave the boat a beautiful glow that looks great in the finished show.

You can see the whole show on YouTube, below. If you are in a hurry, the Mariner III shots start at 33:45. Enjoy!

New York Film Set

If you are planning a movie, TV show, music video or product launch set in the New York area, contact Mariner III now. We have provided the setting for a Tommy Hilfiger video, movies and television shows including Wall Street and Law & Order. Call us on 212-645-8813


Mariner III film set for Made in Chelsea

Filming  a tense moment with Lucy and Proudlock.

Made in Chelsea NYC set on Mariner III

Spencer opens the champagne.

Remembering 9/11 2014

We were out on the river on Thursday night and got a fine view of the lights reminding us of September 11th 2001.


Image by Saskia Ingham-Jerrey

Birthday Party in Greenwich, CT

Mariner III is pictured leaving the dock for a birthday cruise. The party was already in full swing and our photographer reports that it could be heard clearly from the dock!

Our client invited a boat full of friends and family to celebrate her fiftieth birthday. Her verdict on returning much later that night? “I had such a good time” she said with a big smile.

50th birthday party Greenwich CT

New York Yacht Charters

What do people do on New York yacht charters? In our experience, they have fun!

A yacht charter is a great way to celebrate a special event: a wedding, an anniversary, a landmark birthday. It’s a great way to say thank you: to a spouse, employees or a team. New York yacht charters can be a great way to create a special mood: for a party, a phoot shoot or a movie location.

New York Yacht Charters

Mariner III has been the setting for all these events and many more. We provide the boat and help you create something really special.

A well known musician chartered Mariner III as a setting for dinner on his wedding anniversary.

A credit card company held a party for their customers with a special appearance by a DJ.

Mariner III has hosted many wedding rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. You can even get married on board.

Tommy Hilfiger shot an advertisement on board.

Bride Magazine, Town & Country, New York Times and Victoria’s Secret Catalog have all held photo shoots on board.

We recently conducted a wrap party lunch cruise for the production team of a major TV comedy show.

An episode of a British reality TV show was shot on board.

The captain and crew of Mariner III have over 20 years experience of realising special events for our cfustomers.

We will provide you with freshly prepared, top quality food. The drinks service of your choice and friendly crew to look after you.

New York Yacht Charters

If you want to discuss an event on board the Marinerr III, call us to discuss on 212-645-8813

Or use our email contact form to provide us with information. Be sure to provide us with the right contact details!

Come and have fun with us!



The New York Party Boat

Mariner III is the essential New York party boat. Whether it’s a birthday party, anniversary party, launch party or thank you party, Mariner III has the experience and the setting for the perfect event.

The first event held on Mariner III’s after it was  certified as a charter vessel was a birthday party for actress Brooke Shields. Since then we have held countless parties for celebrities, families, churches, businesses and pretty much every other body you can think of.

At a party, people want to relax, chat and enjoy the food and drink. We understand this and believe the Mariner III has all the ingredients to be the perfect New York party boat.

New- York Party Boat

The Boat

Mariner III has a large, open top deck which can be covered if rain (or too much sun) is likely. There is a covered rear deck with bar and an internal salon with comfy seating. Guests are welcome to roam from one area to another for a range of different moods.


Our chef prepares the party food fresh on the day. There’s no reheating, our food is fresh and wholesome. We can serve anything from buffet snacks to a multiple course, sit down dinner. The choice is yours. We will work with you (or your event planner) to deliver the finest food, suitable for your event.

Drinks are essential at a party and we can offer you a full range of drink services. From juices and sodas only, through to a full premium bar service with cocktails, liquor, wine and beer. The choice is yours.


We can happily accomodate a DJ or a small live band.


Most parties choose to cruise around Manhattan on the Hudson and East Rivers to enjoy the skyline and the famous sights. We can also cruise around the harbour and the Statute of Liberty or incorporate any other landmarks you want


Mariner III is based at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River (23rd Street) and many parties depart from this point. Access to Chelsea Piers from Downtown and Midtown is easy. We can also come to you if you have the use of a pier in New Jersey, Brooklyn, Long Island and points as far north as The Hamptons.

New York Party Boat

Do you want to know more about planning an unforgettable party? Call us on 212-645-8813 or use the detailed contact form on our Contact Page to tell us about your event.


The Manhattan Skyline

Mariner III is frequently chartered for use as a photo-shoot or film making location. The boat itself functions as a stylish set. We can also position the boat to create the backdrop that you want. Fashion shoots and movie sequences have been shot using the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.

Recently the boat was used to shoot an episode of a reality series. The director asked for the boat to be positioned so that the Freedom Tower and downtown would appear in shot. It was a beautiful day and the skyline was looking great.

Manhattan skyline

Captain Sean Kennedy and his crew have many years of experience hosting photo shoots for clients like Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria’s Secret.

To book your photo shoot, call us on 212-645-8813

Event for Magnises Card Holders

The Magnises card is aimed at successful young people. Amongst it’s benefits are special, Magnises sponsored events, one of which was recently held on MarinerIII.

The highlight of the event was the arrival of Jim Jones, who performed on board.

Magnises – Mariner III Yacht Party from Magnises on Vimeo.

Find out more about Magnises at their website

Lunch cruise with Stephen Colbert

Lunch cruise with Stephen ColbertMariner III welcomed onboard Stephen Colbert and his production crew for a fun afternoon cruising the Hudson River in New York.
It was a beautiful day on river. We served Stephen and his crew lunch and drinks as we cruised from Chelsea Piers.