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The Short Version: Sailo launched in 2014 to give sailing aficionados, boating hobbyists, and other adventure seekers the chance to get out on the water and have some fun. The booking platform currently supports more than 30,000 boat rentals in 500 locations around the world, and many couples have jumped on board and created wonderful memories on a two-person motorboat or a luxury yacht. Now, in preparation for the new year, Sailo has begun promoting celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner cruises that can give guests an up-close view of fireworks, a festive dining experience, and a night they’ll never forget.
Mid-October typically marks the end of the boating season in New York City. The winter brings chilly winds and weather that makes locals head indoors, bundle up, and long for their summer pastimes. Many sailing enthusiasts dislike being landlocked just because it’s cold outside, and they count the days until springtime allows them to get back on the water.
That day may come sooner than they think thanks to Sailo’s enclosed dinner cruise options.
Sailo is a global booking platform that connects people with boat rentals throughout the year, and it has made waves by featuring yacht parties and holiday events in the heart of winter. Its NYC New Year’s Eve dinner cruises are particularly tempting to singles and couples seeking romance on the seven seas.
As Sailo Marketing Director Gabriela Mihailescu said, “What better way to ring in the new year than on a festive yacht where you have all your NYE party needs taken care of (food, drinks, music, atmosphere)? Plus — and this is the main attraction of these cruises — the chance to comfortably watch the spectacular fireworks display.”
Sailo invites people to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a world-famous destination without being part of the insane crowds at Times Square or having to miss out on the fireworks show.
Couples in New York City can start a four-hour cruise from the Hudson River or East River to make the last night of the year something special. Sailo also has New Year’s Eve cruise options in Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. While on board these upscale cruises, guests can enjoy a seated or buffet dinner, live entertainment, and panoramic views of the city’s shoreline.
In addition to its 30,000+ boat rental listings, Sailo has highlighted many New Year’s Eve dinner cruises to help boat lovers celebrate special events with friends and loved ones. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to book early before availability becomes limited and prices go up.
Sailo has partnered with some of the largest event boating companies in the U.S., so it can offer the best of the best in terms of New Year’s Eve cruise experiences.
Couples can trust a Sailo-certified yacht to get them in the mood to party and give them a front-row seat to the best sights in the city. On New Year’s Eve, that means watching amazing fireworks shows from the water. Sailo currently lists several event cruises in New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
Participants can either splurge on a Platinum package on an elegant yacht and live like kings and queens with tableside service during the festive evening. Or, they can grab more affordable seats on a yacht with a buffet dinner and open bar on the enclosed deck. A live band or the resident DJ will be on hand to crank up the music and get people dancing their way to midnight.
All cruise tickets include food and entertainment, and some offer souvenir champagne flutes, guaranteed window seating, or a romance package for couples to enjoy. You can embark on a luxurious event cruise to elevate your date night without going through a lot of trouble.
New Year’s Eve isn’t the only time couples can book a luxury dinner-cruise event, either. Sailo has plentiful options for Valentine’s Day, the Fourth of July, and other holidays. Just do a quick search to find the experience of your dreams.
Customers can dive into more boat offerings, tips, and content by browsing the Discover Boating section on Sailo. This blog has many articles that address common questions about boating and speak to experienced sailors and novices alike.
“We envision a world where every person would consider boating as one of their top choices to spend leisure time and to create experiences for a lifetime,” Gabriela said. “We are committed to make Sailo the household name for renting a boat by both beginners and experienced sailors.”
Sailo has brought transparency and affordability to the boat rental business. No longer do you need to buy a boat or know someone with a boat to get out on the water. The company has broadened people’s horizons by allowing them to find cost-effective sailing adventures more easily.
“We want to become the go-to online booking platform that people who are interested in experiencing boating and sailing, either for a few hours or for a week, can come to,” Gabriela said.
When it comes to New Year’s Eve, Sailo has a fleet of options available. Couples can savor a dinner cruise on the Odyssey Boston, or marvel at riverfront fireworks on the Chicago River. In the nation’s capital, the NYE dinner package on the Potomac is the hot ticket for 2020 — because it’s hard to beat a three-course dinner and a champagne toast on a yacht’s glass-enclosed dining room.
If you have a larger group for New Year’s Eve, you may want to upgrade to a more spacious berth. Up to 500 guests can set sail in D.C. on a buffet-style dinner cruise on the Spirit of Washington. Not to be outdone, the Spirit of New York can fit up to 600 guests, all of whom enjoy a great view of the city’s fireworks display.
“These cruises satisfy those who love being on a boat and give them the chance to enjoy a few hours on the water,” Gabriela told us. “Many times, these are families or groups of friends who want to celebrate NYE together and choose the stress-free option of an organized event where everything is taken care of for them.”
A New Year’s Eve cruise can offer a stress-free way to ring in the New Year. The staff can take care of the details, such as serving champagne and hors d’oeuvres, while passengers sit back and take in the spectacular views. You don’t have to be into boats to have a great time cruising in these stylish, spacious, and well-appointed boats.
Many couples say the event cruises made New Year’s Eve smooth sailing and provided a romantic backdrop for a midnight kiss.
Last year, Mark surprised his bride-to-be Catherine with tickets for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise on the Hudson River. The Bateaux yacht let them see the sights from the lap of luxury, and they agreed the experience was well worth the price.
“It was an amazing night with delicious food and premium drinks,” Mark said. “The atmosphere was great and the view of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty with the fireworks at midnight was an unforgettable experience.”
A late-night cruise is romantic enough on its own, but when you add in fireworks, cocktails, and music, then you have everything you need to make lasting memories.
“My girlfriend and I were very pleased with the entire New Year’s Eve cruise experience on Odyssey,” said Christopher of his Boston NYE cruise. “Very attentive crew, a lovely, festive atmosphere, great choice of food, and an unbeatable view of the Boston skyline and the fireworks at midnight from the upper deck.”
In addition to one-of-a-kind NYE cruises, Sailo has begun offering cabin sales to couples seeking to go on sailing vacations to exotic destinations. The site has listings for luxury catamarans visiting the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Thailand, Greece, and Croatia, and passengers can book private cabins for themselves and all their friends. You can email [email protected] to learn more about these exclusive offerings.
“It will be a unique opportunity to enjoy a week of sailing between exotic islands and admiring the most amazing sunsets and sunrises in the world,” Gabriela told us. “At Sailo, we are focused on continuing to build and engage with our thriving worldwide community of people who share a passion for boating.”
No matter what time of year it is, Sailo opens people up to a world of sailing adventures and allows them to explore the waters with that special someone in tow. The site is overflowing with dating opportunities, and it takes the romance up a notch during the holiday season. Couples celebrating a special occasion can use Sailo to book the perfect excursion or event cruise.
Whether you’re in New York City, Boston, or San Francisco, a New Year’s Eve cruise can buoy your spirits and create an experience you’ll never forget. The romantic atmosphere can be just the ticket for couples who want to celebrate, laugh, and enjoy the night together.
“In everything we do at Sailo, we stay true to our brand mission to make the world’s boating experiences easy and accessible to everyone,” Gabriela said. “If you are passionate about boating and hate the winter for keeping you away from the water, spending New Year’s Eve on a yacht is the best way to have that special feeling once again.”