Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open/do you sail in the rain?

Yes! We are both open and sailing rain or shine. While we have outdoor space, you can hunker down in our indoor areas – available on each deck – until the rain, rain, goes away.

Is there an age restriction?

We welcome customers of all ages, though we do consider our ambiance geared towards adults.

Do I have to get off after the sail?

No, please take your time and relax. If you are dining in the main deck dining room, you are free to move to lounge or rooftop, pending availability.

How long is each sail?

Our sails tend to be about 2 hours in length. Check our sailing schedule for more information.

Do I need reservations?

For our Dinner and Brunch cruises, we highly suggest reservations, although we can accommodate walk-on guests, subject to availability. If you just want to come and sit at the bar in our Lounge or Observation Deck, you can just walk on the boat. Click here to purchase a dining or beverage package.

Do you offer table service?

Yes. On all three of our decks, the Observation Deck, the Dining Deck and the Lounge, you can order from your table.

Can I book a party on the boat?

Absolutely! Please fill out this form we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Do I have to pay to sail on Hudson’s at Pier 81?

The cost to sail is included in our food and beverage packages. If you do not purchase a food or beverage package, our sailing fee is $39 to enjoy the cruise only. After 9 pm, we only offer items a la cate and there is no fee to sail after 9 pm. Click here for the current sailing schedule.

What is the atmosphere?

We’d like you to feel like you escaped the chaos of Manhattan for a mini getaway. You’ll hear great music, eat delicious food, and sail the Hudson with some sweet views. After 9 pm, we’ll be having a fun rooftop party Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

What is the dress code? Is it formal?

The dress code is informal. Ladies, think casual chic – guys, think summer swag.”

Can I bring my pet onboard?

Unfortunately, we do not allow pets on board.

How many people fit on the boat?

We can fit up to 500 people on the boat comfortably, spanning our three decks.”

Does the boat have an outdoor deck?

We have a floating rooftop know as the Hudson’s Observation Deck as well as an extended outdoor space on the 2nd level.

I went to Hudson’s and it was closed. Why?

Just like other restaurants, sometimes we close for private affairs. When the restaurant is booked ahead of time, we will keep our patrons abreast of the dates. Our sailing schedule provides the most up-to-date information.