North River Lobster Company is the city’s first casual, fresh, three-floor floating lobster shack located at Pier 81 on West 41st Street and the Hudson River, convenient to Times Square and the High Line. Be our guest and enjoy all things lobster, amidst breathtaking views of New York City’s skyline.
We take diners on short cruises out onto the Hudson up to four times per day. Dine and unwind at your leisure, with a sailing schedule designed for quick lobster lunches, happy hour drinks, sunset dinners, and incredible views of the Empire State Building and the Midtown skyline. We offer fresh seafood, light fare, signature Mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer and a raw bar boat.
We do not take reservations as the boat is first come first served. It is only $10 to sail, but we do offer $50 for a season pass. Sail passes and season passes can be purchased on the website, or at our box office. Once you have your boarding pass, find a spot on board and start ordering any of our seafood staples and thirst quenching drinks from one of our amazing servers – and let New York become New England! Meet your new favorite happy hour in Hell’s Kitchen and finally treat NYC like an island.
We take our social and environmental responsibility very seriously and are always working with our purveyors on employing the very best in sustainable sourcing practices.
North River Lobster Company is owned and operated by parent company New York Cruise Lines.
Primarily utilized as a dinner and privately-chartered event boat since 2007, World Yacht’s Destiny underwent a major renovation in Spring 2014. With that, the North River Lobster Company was born.
Following North River’s wildly successful grand opening May 2014, the Destiny was expanded for the 2015 season to add around 600 square feet on each level and can now host 450 guests, making it the largest lobster “boat-staurant” in the nation. There are newly expanded bars on all levels, perfect for groups, after-work cocktails and sunset hangouts.
This season, guests awaiting the next sailing can relax on the newly configured barge bar and lobster shack providing a great venue for a pre-sailing drink by the water. We’ve also renovated the top-deck adding more room for people to hang out and drink while on the water.