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NYC Hot Tub Tours

Updated: April 6, 2024

You may already know that one great way to see New York City is from the water, whether you join a sightseeing cruise, ride the free Staten Island Ferry, or take on one of NYC’s commuter ferries.

Now you can get amazing views of NYC from a hot tub! 

When you take Sea The City’s Hot Tub Tour, you’ll climb aboard a 40-foot boat equipped with two hot tubs that fit up to ten people each. 

During the 90-minute boat ride, you can relax in a jacuzzi as the boat heads south along the Hudson River and circles Liberty Island for up-close views of the Statue of Liberty.

You will also have stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River. 

view from Staten Island Ferry

The tour departs from Liberty Landing Marina, located in Jersey City, just ten minutes from Manhattan by public transportation via the New Jersey Path train.

You can also get to Jersey City by ferries that depart from Battery Park City and Wall Street Pier 11, and Midtown Manhattan.

If you choose, you can bring alcohol onboard (provided that group members are 21 and over). This includes beer, wine, and hard seltzers but hard liquor is not allowed. You’ll be provided with ice, cups and a cooler.

The boat has a large bathroom and a separate changing room. But bring a towel unless you want to rent one on the boat.

The hot tubs are professionally maintained and chlorinated spas, so you can feel good about the level of cleanliness.

In addition to the Captain, deckhands are on board to assist our guests. Our 40’ Coast Guard-certified vessel is operated by a USCG licensed Master Captain.

Booking Your Hot Tub Boat Tour

There are three ways to book your hot tub tour: 

1. You can reserve one of the two hot tubs for your private group which fits up to ten people, though this means that you will be sharing the boat with another group of people. 

2. Another option is to book for only a person or two, but it’s likely that you will be sharing a hot tub with other people aboard.

3. Lastly, the other option is to rent the entire boat for yourself for a private party of up to 20 people.

Host an unforgettable party as your guests will never forget seeing the New York City skylines while soaking in a relaxing jacuzzi! 

Note that in all three cases, advance booking is required and you can book up to 5 hours before departure. 

Given that this is the only Hot Tub Boat tour in NYC, you may not want to wait until the last minute to book. 

We recommend that prior to booking you take a look on Groupon for ticket concessions as they pop up from time to time.

Other New York City Boat Rides

If you prefer a more conventional way of enjoying the beautiful city skyline and close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, here are your options:

Take a sightseeing cruise

Our post comparing NYC Boat Tours details the available options, prices, concessions on tickets, route information and more.

Ride the free Staten Island Ferry

This is without a doubt one of the best free things to do in NYC! Find all the details on how to take this fantastic trip here.

Visit the Statue of Liberty

You'll get fabulous views of Lower Manhattan and the harbor on your way to this iconic NY attraction. Read more about getting tickets here.

Take an NYC commuter ferry

Tickets are the same as a subway ride, but the views are so much better! Find out more here.

Kayak for free

In the summer months, you can go kayaking for free at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Check out Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO to see their kayak calendar.

About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: April 6th, 2024
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