Frequently asked questions

What type of events does Queen of Hearts have?
We have private charters, public parties, sightseeing cruises, holiday events.

How do I make reservations?
For reservation, please complete our contact us form or call us at 212- 987-9200 or 212-289-0073 or email us at

How much does it cost to charter the boat for a private event?
Charter fees are dependent on your specific event needs. Please contact us directly for pricing.

How much does you cruises cost?
Ticket prices varies depending on the package you purchase.

How long do the charters last?
Private charters are generally 4 hours including boarding and disembarking.

Where does the ship go?
Our ship usually departs from Pier 36 however we have the capability to depart from Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey. We sail down the Hudson River, by the iconic Statue of Liberty and various landmarks.

How far in advance should I make reservations?
For private charters, it is recommended to book as soon as possible to reserve for desired date. For public events, reservations can be made up until the day of based on availability.

Can I bring my own caterer?
We have a fabulous in-house caterer that can customize any menu including Kosher meals. For private charters, outside caterers are allowed if desired.

Can I bring my own alcohol (BYOB)?
No because of state liquor license laws, we cannot allow you to bring your own alcohol.

Do you sail in inclement l weather?
Absolutely. Our ships are fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. We sail rain or shine year round.

What is your smoking policy?
Smoking is not allowed in the interior of the boat. However, smoking is permitted on the outer decks.

Do you have offer other services such as DJ, decorations, etc.?
For all events, we are a one stop shop center. We offer all-inclusive packages that can be tailored to your specific needs.

Is parking available at the pier?
At Pier 36, there is paid parking next to the pier as well as free parking on residential streets.

How early should I arrive for my cruise?
Your boarding time will be indicated on your reservation unless prior arrangements are made.