NY Boat Charter Pricing Guidelines
Royal Princess is the best value in its class. This yacht is exclusively for you, and your party. We do not give you a deck, and have another party on another deck. These are considered private dinner cruise yachts, not public.
There are several factors that comprise the price of a NY private yacht charter. Please fill out our contact form or call 888-755-BOAT for a detailed proposal. Since you are not sharing space with other parties, you are mostly paying for privacy of the yacht itself.
The Length Of Your Cruise:
Our average cruise time is 3 hours plus 30 minutes to board, and 30 minutes to disembark, for a total of 4 hour charter. Factored into the price is a charter fee. For wedding receptions, we usually do a 4-hour cruise. If there ceremony is onboard, there is an additional 30 minutes for dockside ceremony. Please ask about our wedding packages.
Day of the Week:
Monday-Wednesday evenings and daytimes are less expensive
Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evenings are popular.
Saturday evenings are prime time.
Type Of Menu/Bar Selected:
Cuisine is important to us and your guests, especially on our yacht. We have French Culinary trained chefs who prepare menus onboard. The menu and bar selection plays a big part on pricing. Our least expensive menu packages can range from a simple buffet, Marquis Menu, BBQ Menu, or Young Adult Menu, to a cocktail party of stationary and passed hors d’eourves, Light Fare Cocktail Menu, with additional upgrades. During the daytime, we can also provide a nice cold lunch or brunch. You may want a more elaborate dinner menu (Grand Duke Menu, Kings Court Menu) of a full cocktail hour or stationary and passed hors d’eourves, buffet or sit-down dinner, and dessert buffet. We can also have our onboard chef custom prepare a menu for you, and we now have Indian menus as well. We do allow for outside catering, as long as Caterer is fully insured. Pricing is different, and minimums apply. In terms of bar, we offer Non-alcoholic beverages, limited beer, wine, soda or full open bar.
Your guest count affects the pricing as well. We usually have a 75 person minimum Sunday-Friday and 100 person minimum on Saturday. If your guest count is less, we can work with you, and a charter fee is implemented.
Whether it’s our House DJ, a live band, Mock Casino Gambling, or other entertainment, we can price this out for you.
There is a 20% crew hire fee which goes towards salaries for the crew.
Royal Princess is based out of Lincoln Harbor Yacht club and often does pickups from Chelsea Piers in NYC. Every Marina has a dockage fee.
If we’re picking up in New Jersey, we charge NJ sales tax. If we’re picking up in NYC, we charge New York sales tax. If you are Tax Exempt, you must provide a Certificate.