Breukelen’s Event Journal

Respect yacht 091314
Saturday September 25, 2010 / 8:00pm
Saturday Night Party Cruise on the Hudson
2 tickets
General Admission - Bronze (1 drink)

How was your experience?

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It said to arrive to pick up the tickets at 7:30PM at the "Will-Call" booth. There was no will call booth so they held us in line until 8:30PM until they began to give out the tickets and let us board. It was advertised that it was self seating as you arrived. We were bilked for another $10. per person if we wanted a seat at a table that wobbled worse then the boat. They kept the boat at the dock until just after 10PM, when they finally decided to pull out. The drinks costs $7.00 and were EXTREMELY weak. If I didn't see the bartender pour the alcohol into the cup I would swear there was none in there. Perhaps they cut the liquor bottles with water. The way we were treated I wouldn't be surprised. Except for one waitress they were extremely RUDE. There was basically only one genre of music. Many people were complaining about the drinks and about getting ripped off for the additional $10.00 to sit down. The highlight of the evening was the ride around the harbor and seeing the skyline. The boat returned before midnight, so we got far less then the 2-1/2 hour ride that is was publicized as. This is one trip I would not take again myself and surely would not recommend for anyone. You'd be better off taking the free ride on the Staten Island Ferry and save yourself the money and aggravation.

Help others enjoy a great night out

It was easy to get to from the Houston Street station.
People dressed up and down. Dress whatever way you want.
Drinks are watered down and not worth $7.00 a piece.
Once on board we had to pay an additional $10 if we wanted to sit down.
The boat left after 10PM and returned before midnight.