Frequently Asked Questions



How does the reserved boarding pass work? Do you accept reservations?

A reserved boarding pass guarantees you access to the boat for the time and date of your choosing. Like restaurants, the tables are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. We do not use reservation systems like Open Table or Resy. You can purchase a reserved boarding pass here. During peak times in the summer, please arrive 45 minutes prior to departure if you want to sit outside on our top deck. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure and ends 5 minutes prior to departure.


Do I have to exit the boat after my cruise?

Depending on the weather and the crowds, we might ask you to leave your table and relocate at a bar, but most of the time, there is plenty of room for guests to stay on the boat (at the bars) for multiple cruises. So, sit, eat, enjoy and then move to the bar and talk to our amazing bartenders.


Are children allowed?

Of course! Children of all ages are welcome on our regular dinner and brunch cruises. Children 5 & under are free on our dinner cruises, children 6 & up require a boarding pass. For Brunch, children 2 & under are free but children ages 3-12, require a child’s ticket which includes food and non-alcoholic drinks. For safety reasons, children under 10 are not allowed on the top deck of our boat. Our evening dance cruise, La Barca After Darka, is 21+, no children are permitted.


What is the cruise route?

Our 1-hour cruises, departing at 4pm and 6pm, sail North on the Hudson River to about 80th street and then returns to Pier 81. Brunch and 2-hour dining cruises, departing at 2pm, 5pm & 8pm, sail South to the Statue of Liberty and return to Pier 81.


How do I book a group?

For groups of more than 15 people, please contact our group reservation team by filling out this form so that you can have a reserved space just for you. If you have 14 or fewer guests in your party, please purchase reserved boarding passes on our website. With a group of 14 or less, everyone in your group must be present in order to be seated together. Also, we kindly request that for groups paying for food & drinks on board, please limit your check splits to three people.


What if it rains?

We sail rain or shine unless the rain is extremely heavy or if the winds are too strong for the boat to operate safely. In the event that we have to cancel a sailing due to weather, we will contact you to rebook you or to provide you with a refund.



The main level of our vessel is accessible to all guests. The marine crew is available to assist with boarding if needed. For reference, there are approximately 15 steps from the main level to the first/third level.



Parking is available on a first come, first served basis at Pier 83/Pier 81. Pricing starts at $40 and up depending on the time/day & the size of the vehicle.


How do I contact you to re-book?

To reschedule please email us at or by calling 212-630-8841. During peak times, we may not be able to answer the phone so email is always the best way to reach us. All ticket sales are final. There will be no refunds for bad weather, tardiness, unforeseen route modifications, or any other reason except in the extremely rare instance where we must cancel the cruise entirely.

If you’ve planned your trip and miss the boat, we’ll make certain you don’t miss out with a one-time courtesy invitation to reschedule your cruise within 30 days of the original event date instead. Reschedules are only made possible for guests with daily dinner cruise tickets of equal value or lesser value and do not apply to specialty cruises or holiday events.

To reschedule your cruise, please provide the following information in an email to
Order Number:
Cruise Name:
First Desired Reschedule Date & Time:
Second Desired Reschedule Date & Time

*An agent will get back to you within 24 hours. Please check dates prior to your selection to confirm availability. Same day requests are not guaranteed.


Is there a smoking section?

Guests are permitted to smoke on the top, outside deck at the very rear (stern) of the boat. Smoking is not permitted inside the boat.


Is there a dress code?

Guests are welcome to dress casual or dress up for their cruise. For safety while navigating the vessel, open-toed shoes are not recommended.


Can I celebrate my birthday on La Barca?

Of course you can! If you’re planning a big party (15 or more), please contact us using this form and we’ll get back to you right away to reserve your space. If you’re fewer than 15, please buy reserved boarding passes and arrive early so we can seat you together. Either way, we have cake available for purchase on the boat or you can bring your own for a $5 per person service fee. Unfortunately, due to coast guard regulations, lit candles are not permitted, even for a birthday. Boo!


Wait! You still didn’t answer my question!

For non-urgent questions, please contact us at we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. For urgent matters, please call at 212-630-8841.