- Pricing ranges from $350 to $600 per hour, based on the day of week and the time of day. Friday to Sunday and sunsets are more expensive. Early to Mid-week, during the day, is least expensive.
- Sunsets have a 3 hour minimum.
- All charters must have a USCG licensed crew, which runs $60/hr, in addition to the above rates.
- Pricing above is for up to 8 passengers. If a 9th or 10th guest is requested, there is a cleaning fee of $150 plus automatic gratuity. The vessel is somewhat crowded with over 8, but we leave it to our guests to decide.
Pick up in Manhattan is free (Chelsea Piers), Jersey City or Brooklyn pick up is $350.
A Star is Born in NYC
This is a beautiful yacht with amazing finishes and that perfect nautical style. When you step aboard you will experience a luxury space that can transport you away from troubles and into those magical emotional escapes found upon the water.
Multiple lounging spaces, both in the shade and in the sun, are ready for your group. We have two refrigerators, a full head (bathroom), outdoor shower, BBQ for full day excursions and a sound system that can make the neighbors look.
She is the perfect environment for those most special celebrations. A best friend's birthday - a co-worker's celebration - the moment you ask her to be yours forever... Make a memory that will be with you always.
Beach trips and BBQ! We can run down to one of 3 or 4 beaches in the NY Harbor area, anchor off the shore and make a day of it! Drop the paddle boards into the water, walk the sandy shore, get some sun up on the bow and grill out on the boat's BBQ deck. It is an easy, yet amazing vacation from the city.
Morning or night - there are lots of options with the Star - A girls morning brunch with Champagne, client entertainment packages and our unique Movies on the Hudson, where we anchor by the Statue of Liberty, set up the big screen and projector and have the best "boat-in" theater around!
Please note - we have a 10 day cancellation policy. Within 10 days, we only cancel charters when the USCG announces a Small Craft Advisory. Yacht is equipped with a full enclosure and small passing summer rain showers do not prevent us from having a great time on the water.
Amal was great! Super responsive and made the process very easy. I booked last minute and she made it work! Even had a happy birthday banner ready for my fiancé! True yacht is so nice and has great space. Will be booking for the Fall!
Great 30th birthday celebration aboard the Hudson Star! Absolutely beautiful and spacious and the owner was incredibly hospitable - made the whole experience easy and fun! We will def take another on the Hudson Star!
We had the best time sailing with you. The boat was beautiful. Captain Jacqui and Kailey were phenomenal. It was the best birthday celebration in a long time. I will definitely do this again.
The boat was beautiful and clean and the crew was outstanding. Truly enjoyed myself with my family. Owner was extremely responsive and helpful. Everything went smoothly.
Outstanding trip on a beautiful boat! Everything exceeded expectations. Boat was beautiful and impeccably maintained. Service and crew were top notch. Would love to come back!
We enjoyed our trip very much. Amal is an incredible hostess and made us feel right at home. She truly went above & beyond, and even took a ton of pictures of our night. It was an event my family will never forget!
All was superb! Thank you!
Our group had an excellent time on the charter! We were celebrating double birthdays and every one of our needs were anticipated. The attention to detail was impeccable and we were blown away but the elevated level of service. The boat was beautiful and well-maintained. We felt safe and had fun. Amal and her team completely exceeded our expectations.
Amazing! Fabulous! Awesome! Can't Thank You enough to Nicole, Jackie and Amal for making our birthday best ever. Best Crew/Captain. Beautiful Yacht. The Beauty and View of our NYC on the Hudson River is Magical. 💅🤩🍾🥂🎂
I had the best time on the boat. Amal was the very responsive and attentive to everything we wanted . A successful proposal and trip. Special thanks to captain Michael for making the trip so fabulous.
Overall super good experience. Awsome crew and owner super nice!!!
Owner was very adaptive with accommodating for bad weather, change in time and everything nature can throw on us.
The captain and the crew made the trip even better than anticipated.
I truly enjoyed the Hudson Star!!! Amal and Mike really pampered us and made my birthday an unforgettable happy one. I highly recommend them. It was worth every penny and more!!!
I booked this yacht experience with Amal through Sailo for an anniversary and couldn’t be more satisfied with how everything went. Amal was extremely accommodating and Captain Mike did a great job sailing. The boat was in perfect condition just as the photos online showed. I highly recommend sailing on the Hudson Star!
The boat was beautiful and clean. Captain Michael and crew member Nicole were amazing. This was a perfect way to celebrate a birthday with close friends! Thank you to Amel as well for a great experience. We will be returning and I highly recommend this boat to everyone!
Five stars! Two thumbs up!
The luxury yacht exceeded our expectations- what a great way to celebrate Father's Day! The transaction was seamless, pleasant, and timely. The vessel had great amenities and beyond. The selection of popcorn variety was a nice touch for my seven and 3-year-old boys. The owner truly captured and executed the luxury vibe. The captain and the crew delivered superb service.
Just book it and have peace of mind.
We had an absolutely fabulous time onboard this beauty celebrating Fathers Day! The entire experience exceeding our expectations.
Celebrated my husbands 50th birthday on “The Star”. The whole thing could not have been better. Great communication and boat was beautiful. Looks basically brand new, very clean, which was awesome. Lot of space for us and we could have had 4 more easily. Very friendly crew. They even had a “Happy Birthday” sign up for my husband.
Member since May 2021
A lifelong resident of NY/NJ, I am excited to share the best of Nautical New York with our guests. Big Apple Charters is a luxury charter service and I look forward to helping you with either a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, or a day trip beach escape on the Hudson Star.
Usually this boat operates around New York, NY.
New York City looks great from the ground, but that view from the water is something else! Jump aboard a Sailo boat rental from the Big Apple and experience the thrill of the sea - and snap plenty of incredible pictures. Sailing in NYC is a must on your summer bucket list, whether you are visiting or a New Yorker.
It might not be the first thing you think of when finding things to do in New York City, but renting a boat for a full day or just a few hours is a truly memorable experience.