The Best Long Island Dinner Cruises

Long Island is a great place to take a brunch or dinner cruise. While sailing through calm waters, there's often a pleasant breeze and the lovely landscape of Long Island that serves as a backdrop to your meal. Here are a few companies that offer brunch of dinner cruises on Long Island.

Lady Liberty Cruises

Sit back and relax on a four-hour cruise to the Statue of Liberty from the Manhasset Bay Marina.

10 Matinecock Avenue, Port Washington. From May through the middle of October, the M/V Sterling cruises past Long Island's Gold Coast and Millionaires' Row in Kings Point and Sands Point.

You have the option of buying dinner, which includes an assortment of hors d'oeuvres to whet your appetite, and then a buffet-style dinner is presented. Entrees include prime rib of beef, breast of chicken, and salmon filet as well as a vegetarian pasta dish. Dessert, coffee, or tea will conclude your meal.

An open bar for the first three hours of cruises features brands like Finlandia vodka, Seagram's 7 Crown Rye, and much more as well as wines like Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Merlot, and draft beers.

Choose from an evening harbor cruise to Lady Liberty, a Sunday brunch cruise, senior citizens' afternoon cruise, Father's Day harbor cruise, elementary graduation cruise, and more.

Wheelchairs are accommodated on cruises.

Long Island Sound Lighthouse Dinner Cruises - Skyline Cruises

Enjoy a Long Island Lighthouse Brunch and Sightseeing Cruise on the Skyline Princess as it sails past Fort Schuyler and Fort Totten, Sands Point, the Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy, Hart Island, the Throgs Neck and Whitestone Bridges, North Shore mansions, and more.

Sailing from the Worlds Fair Marina in Flushing, you'll view the sights of Long Island while enjoying brunch onboard.

There are also sightseeing cruises where meals are not served.

Flynn's Fire Island Dinner Cruises

Flynn's Dinner Cruises on the Moonchaser depart from Captree State Park at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings in July and August. Reservations are required for the 40-minute ride to Flynn's at Ocean Bay Park, Fire Island, NY. The boat features a cash bar and you'll enjoy live music when you arrive at Flynn's. Dinner includes baked clams, shrimp, marinated mussels, paella, BBQ ribs, and much more.

South Bay Cruises - the Lauren Kristy

The Lauren Kristy, a turn of the century-style riverboat, sails from the Bay Shore Marina. You can charter the boat or take an early afternoon or evening cruise that includes a buffet dinner, DJ and cash bar. Reservations are required.