5.0 (47)

Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS (2020)


  • 40 feet

  • 12 guests

  • 2 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captained



Experience the leading 100% female-owned charter company in NYC. Explore why we stand out with our unmatched service and immaculate vessels. We're committed to elevating nautical experiences, ensuring yacht-level cleanliness and personalized customer service from booking to disembarkation. Our authentic vessel photos guarantee no surprises or disappointments upon boarding. Fully compliant with USCG regulations and comprehensively insured for all charters. We prioritize your charter with meticulous attention for you and your guests.
*********2-hour minimum on day bookings, 3-hour minimum on sunset (6pm on), Weekend rates starts Friday sunset*********
REGULAR SEASON PRICING: M-F Day: $400 an hour, M-R Sunset $500 an hour, Weekends $600 an hour (Saturday sunset $700 an hour)

**********PLEASE READ**********
Our vessels are USCG documented and fully insured for voyage and demise charters, equipped with all necessary USCG safety gear. Only USCG Master Merchant Mariners, exceeding USCG standards, captain our vessels.
For charters with 6 passengers or fewer, the captain is included in your rate. Groups exceeding 6 passengers incur an additional charge of approximately $80 per hour, easily arranged with our assistance (slightly higher for holiday and late-night charters).
We welcome families and corporate groups, encouraging children to join the nautical adventure. Let us know in advance for surprises tailored for kids.
Customization options abound, from photography to banners and flowers; share your preferences, and we'll accommodate.
Meet the Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS, a million-dollar luxury mid-size yacht nestled in Chelsea in the heart of Manhattan. With 900 HP and a touch of New York flair, she boasts exquisite finishes and timeless nautical charm. Spacious lounging areas accommodate up to 12 passengers, ensuring a connected experience with your guests. Indulge in onboard amenities including refrigerators, an ice maker, and ample coolers. The galley features a luxurious full head, lounge, and cabin, complemented by a state-of-the-art sound system for on-water celebrations. Savor moments at the bar, sharing laughter and drinks with loved ones. The Yacht sets the stage for unforgettable celebrations, whether it's a friend's birthday or a proposal.
We enforce a smoke-free and drug-free policy without exceptions. Our cancellation policy is transparent: reschedule more than 14 days in advance with a fee, while cancellations made over 30 days ahead receive a full refund, minus incurred fees. No rescheduling is allowed within 14 days, and cancellations within this timeframe forfeit the charter fee.
Once confirmed you will receive your booking confirmation from this booking site, followed by your direct booking email confirmation from us directly. It will contain detailed information for your charter. We provide very clear information to make your experience a magical memory.

This boat has 1 additional services available. View addons


  • Manufacturer
    Cruisers Yachts
  • Model
    38 GLS
  • Year
  • Guest Capacity
  • Cabins
  • Single Beds
  • Double Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Number of engines
  • Horsepower per engine


This boat has 1 additional service(s) available for quarter day trips. You can select optional addons to customize your trip on the next page. Note that required addons are mandatory, and addons marked as payable at base need to be paid directly to the boat owner when you get to the boat.

Required Extras (1)

  • Fuel Surcharge
    $25.00 per hour


The USCG requires you to pay the USCG licensed captain directly. If you have someone with their license, our insurance carrier will need a copy of their resume and license in advance. If you do not have someone with the right certifications, don't worry, we can point you in the right direction through NY Harbor Captains. Very easy process.


  • Stove / grill
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Microwave
  • Air conditioning
Navigation & Safety
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Sonar
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • Generator
  • VHF Radio
  • Depth finder
  • Fish finder
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Binoculars
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • TV
  • USB Connection
  • Speakers on deck
  • Stove / grill
  • Microwave
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Ice maker
  • Freezer
  • Inverter
  • Warm water
  • Cockpit table
  • Electricity
  • Outdoor shower
  • Dining
  • Cocktail parties

47 Reviews

  • So43os31in3124
    July 4th, 2024

    Beautiful yacht, friendly staff, excellent customer experience

  • anuj
    Nov. 20th, 2023

  • Vicki
    Sept. 18th, 2023

    Very clean boat. Owner is very responsive and friendly and professional. The host is also very helpful with photos and telling us the spot to take photos. Everyone on board is very pleased. Will definitely do it again.

  • Elvira
    Aug. 20th, 2023

    Our family enjoyed a summer sunset cruise with Amal and her beautiful vessel!
    Professional, courteous and super easy to work with! Highly recommend 👍

  • carol
    Aug. 16th, 2023

    Really nice time with family and Boat was awesome

  • Michelle
    Aug. 10th, 2023

    Owner is very responsive and super accommodating.
    In person was even better than photos and the photos are pretty great.
    The description was spot on.
    The vessel was very clean and well maintained.
    Overall experience was excellent.

  • Melissa
    Aug. 8th, 2023

    This was amazing! Amal, John & Tiffany were all fantastic! Amal was so easy to work with in planning. Very knowledgeable and helpful, thorough in the details and has her play book down to set off the trip without a hitch. John was so helpful on the boat when some of our girls weren’t feeling their best, he was able to change course to find a smoother ride and help everyone to have an enjoyable experience on the water. Tiffany offered amazing service and was so sweet and easy to get along with. She took countless pictures for us, helped with our drinks, food, supplies, all of the above. Great afternoon on the water and such a fun way to kick off our weekend celebrations!

    June 28th, 2023

    We had the absolute BEST time aboard the Hudson Star! We rented it out one morning for my bachelorette party and had brunch and mimosas all morning while cruising around NYC and seeing the Statue of Liberty! All the girls agreed it was the best part of our trip. The on-board waitress Stella was such a sweetheart and was quick to get us anything we needed and took endless photos during our time! We can't wait to get back out on Amal's boat! Book book book!

  • Rei
    Nov. 11th, 2022

    Just a perfect day with an amazing boat. Wonderful wonderful owner everything was immaculate and the crew that came ready with cutlery and service just made the entire experience flawless. Couldn’t recommend enough

  • Jessica
    Sept. 12th, 2022

    Overall great experience and would recommend!

  • Brooks
    Sept. 9th, 2022

    The boat was perfect for a day cruise of 12 people. Amal was communicative and made the process incredibly easy! Captain Michael and the crew was awesome. The boat was beautiful and spacious. 10/10 will book with Amal again!!

  • Tina
    Aug. 22nd, 2022

  • Shannon
    Aug. 18th, 2022

    Amal and Captain Micheal were great! So accommodating. Everything for my birthday was perfect!

    Thank you Amal for your hospitality and kindness. We will definitely use Big Apple Charters again.

  • jack
    Aug. 18th, 2022

    We had a very good experience would for sure use them again

  • michael
    Aug. 14th, 2022

    Breathtaking views, superb comfort, amazing memories ...

  • Grace
    Aug. 7th, 2022

    Best NYC boat experience ever! The boat was so clean and the captain & crew were great! Amal and crew make you feel so welcome and make the event fun. :)

  • Michael
    July 30th, 2022

    Great boat trip! This boat fit 12 people very easily. New, well laid out, clean boat. Amal and crew were responsive and helpful. Thank you for a great evening!

  • Todd
    July 17th, 2022


  • Derya
    July 11th, 2022

    Wonderful expreince definitely Recommend

  • Nishant
    June 20th, 2022

  • Katherine
    May 23rd, 2022

    Fantastic experience from beginning to end! Will definitely use Amal and her crew again!

  • Connor
    May 20th, 2022

    Wonderful experience! highly recommend :)

  • Renato
    April 18th, 2022

  • Vivek
    Oct. 16th, 2021

    Great experience, excellent communication. There were some last minute adjustments that needed to be made that affected pricing but the experience was overall very positive aside from this. As a last minute booking Amal did a great job making our boat rental happen and we appreciated that.

  • Chrissie
    Oct. 15th, 2021

    Beautiful boat, great crew, easy to book!

  • Nitin
    Oct. 4th, 2021

    Great experience. Everything was perfect! Would definitely get on this Yacht again.

  • Shana
    Sept. 19th, 2021

    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!

  • Bianca
    Sept. 17th, 2021

    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!

  • Ashley
    Aug. 29th, 2021

    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.

  • Nafeea
    Aug. 23rd, 2021

    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.

  • Nicholas
    Aug. 20th, 2021

    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!

  • Joe
    Aug. 17th, 2021

    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!

  • Marina
    Aug. 12th, 2021

    All was superb! Thank you!

  • Kim
    Aug. 9th, 2021

    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.

  • rebecca
    Aug. 1st, 2021

    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. 💅🤩🍾🥂🎂

  • Paolo
    July 31st, 2021

    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.

  • Alvaro
    July 28th, 2021

    Overall super good experience. Awsome crew and owner super nice!!!

  • Oludamola
    July 11th, 2021

    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.

  • Yanet
    July 8th, 2021

    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!!!

  • Emina
    July 8th, 2021

    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!

  • Monica
    July 7th, 2021

  • Cree
    July 6th, 2021

    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!

  • Pia
    June 29th, 2021

  • Athena
    June 24th, 2021

    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.

  • Jenn
    June 21st, 2021

    We had an absolutely fabulous time onboard this beauty celebrating Fathers Day! The entire experience exceeding our expectations.

  • Stephen
    June 14th, 2021

  • Tracy
    May 30th, 2021

    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.

Boat Owner


Member since May 2021

A lifelong resident of NY/NJ, I am excited to share the best of New York experiences with our guests. We are 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. As the only female and female minority owned charter business in the area, I am proud to deliver the most exceptional service and most modern yachts available.

Memories are magical in Manhattan, and I love helping make your memories the best. I would love to host you and elevate your expectations.

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Location and Destination Guide

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.

Customer Questions & Answers

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Cancelation policy - Strict
Full refund if renter cancels 31 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 30 days or less before the trip start date.