ABOUT US

Our Schedule

Our year begins in April and continues through the long days and warm nights of summer into October. The boat departs from Pier 81 frequently throughout the day, with roundtrip cruises lasting about 45 minutes. Stay onboard for as many trips as you’d like, and don’t worry if you miss the boat – our bar at the pier is fully stocked and open whenever the boat is cruising.

North River Lobster Company is Now Open for the Season!

April

Thu
  • Open
  • 12pm
  • Departures
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • Last Call
  • 10:00 PM
Fri
  • Open
  • 12pm
  • Departures
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • Last Call
  • 10:00 PM
Sat
  • Open
  • 12pm
  • Departures
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • Last Call
  • 10:00 PM
Sun
  • Open
  • 12pm
  • Departures
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • Last Call
  • 10:00 PM
Mon
  • Closed
Tue
  • Closed
Wed
  • Closed

May - September

Mon
  • Open
  • 3pm
  • Departures
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • Last Call
  • 10:00 PM
Tue
  • Closed
Wed
  • Open
  • 3pm
  • Departures
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • Last Call
  • 10:00 PM
Thu
  • Open
  • 12pm
  • Departures
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • Last Call
  • 10:00 PM
Fri
  • Open
  • 12pm
  • Departures
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • 10:30 PM
  • Last Call
  • 11:30 PM
Sat
  • Open
  • 12pm
  • Departures
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • 10:30 PM
  • Last Call
  • 11:30 PM
Sun
  • Open
  • 12pm
  • Departures
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • Last Call
  • 10:00 PM
North River Lobster Company
Pier 81 @ W 41st St and 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

North River Lobster Co. at Pier 81 W 41st St and 12th Avenue New York, NY 10036

We Turn New York Into New England

We Turn New York Into New England

North River Lobster Company is New York City’s first and only floating lobster shack. Located at Pier 81 on West 41st Street and the Hudson River, North River Lobster Company is convenient to Times Square, the High Line, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Columbus Circle, and the Upper West Side. Be our guest and enjoy delicious lobster rolls, cold buckets of beer, frozé and refreshing cocktails, amidst breathtaking views of New York City’s skyline.

We cruise up the Hudson River throughout the day, so come aboard to drink, dine and unwind as you take in the inspiring views from the water. Our lobster boat packs in the good times with full service bars on all three decks, with plenty of service for groups, after-work cocktails and sunset hangouts. Our frequent sailing schedule makes this your ideal spot for everything from quick lunches and happy hour drinks, to casual dinners and weekend brunches. Our menu features lobster rolls and a fresh raw bar, but we’re not all seafood – there’s something for everyone.

We do not take reservations and boarding is first come, first served. It’s only $10 to board and cruise with us for the entire day. Want to hang out all summer? We offer a $50 season pass! Boarding passes and season passes can be purchased online, or at the Pier 81 box office. Once aboard, find a spot to chill and let one of our servers bring you anything you need, while you kick back and take in the sights.

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.

What to expect

The Pier Bar

Before you even leave the pier, sidle up to our newly deisgned Barge Bar for a mood-setting pre-sail drink.

The Hudson

Once about, sit back, relax and enjoy the views as we head north up the Hudson.

Multiple Bars on Board

With a bar on every level of our 3-level boat, you won't have any trouble finding a great spot to hang.

Did We mention Lobster Rolls?

OK, we did. But, we gotta tell you, these are some damn fine lobster rolls. And we've got plenty of other great bites, too.

Views From The Upper Deck

Sun yourself or watch the sunset from our top deck, with unobstructed views of the Manhatten Skyline.

We Had a Feeling You’d Ask That

ARE YOU OPEN WHEN IT RAINS?

We do operate rain or shine. While we have outdoor space, you can hunker down in our indoor areas – available on each deck – until the rain, rain goes away.

DO I HAVE TO PAY TO RIDE?

Yes, anyone over 5 needs a Boarding Pass to get on the boat. Boarding Passes are only $10 each and are good for an entire day (season passes are also available). To purchase Boarding Passes in advance, click here. Daily and Seasonal passes are also sold at the box office Mon-Thurs: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM and Fri-Sunday: 10:00 AM-6:30 PM.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN AGE TO GO TO NORTH RIVER LOBSTER COMPANY?

We welcome guests of all ages, and kids under 5 ride free. The only restriction is that children under 10 are not allowed on the top deck (even with a parent or guardian).

CAN I TAKE MORE THAN ONE RIDE?

Of course! Your pass is good for the whole day, whether that is a quick lunch or a long boozy adventure.

DO YOU ONLY OFFER SEAFOOD?

No. Though our menu is seafood and lobster roll focused, there are plenty of land-based items on the menu like our delicious wings and burger. We have vegetarian and gluten free options as well.

DO I NEED RESERVATIONS?

We only take reservations for groups of 15 or more. We do not take reservations for less than 15 people, but you will need a boarding pass to board, and then it’s first come, first served. Click here for more information on our boarding passes.

CAN I BOOK A PARTY ON THE BOAT?

Absolutely! Please email pier81events@nycl.com or fill out an inquiry form here and we’ll be in touch.

WHAT’S THE VIBE?

North River Lobster Company is fun and casual. We’d like to feel as though you’ve escaped the chaos of Manhattan for a mini getaway on the water with good friends.

WHAT’S THE DRESS CODE?

We’re casual, the dress code is informal and laid back. Think Key West or Cape Cod or New York City on the water.

CAN I BRING MY PET ONBOARD?

Unfortunately, no. We do not allow pets on board the boat, but pets are welcome on the pier.

HOW MANY PEOPLE FIT ON THE BOAT?

We can fit up to 450 people on the boat comfortably, spanning our three decks.

DOES THE BOAT HAVE AN OUTDOOR DECK?

We have three! We have a floating rooftop and extended outdoor deck space on the first and second levels. And there’s an aft facing balcony on the stern for folks who want to see their troubles float away behind them.

I WENT TO NORTH RIVER LOBSTER COMPANY AND IT WAS CLOSED. WHY?

Just like other restaurants, sometimes we close for private events. When the restaurant is booked we will update this website to keep guests informed. Our sailing schedule provides the most up-to-date information.

Join Us

Let's Cruise

It’s easy to kick back on our floating lobster shack this season. Buy individual Boarding Passes for only $10 online or in-person at our box office (Pier 81 @ 41st Street). You can also pick up an unlimited Season Pass for only $50! We take reservations for groups of 15 or more – click the appropriate link below to get started.

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North River Lobster Co.

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North River Lobster Co. at Pier 81
W 41st St and 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

212-630-8831

pier81info@nycl.com