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DEPOSIT: A deposit is required to hold the date.  You can charter any of our 3 boats with the BOOK ONLINE NOW  button .  The 100+ Passenger Navesink Queen -  The 35+ passenger Mariner and the 6 passenger Lady Jill.  All charters and public trips are booked online.

BALANCE:  The balance will be paid on the day of the trip thru  the FARE HARBOR booking software that you paid the deposit with.   A bar tab and  bar tip can be paid at the end of the trip thru a separate transaction with cash, check or card.  The crew tip will be included in the balance payment. Navesink Queen - 20% of the charter price will be added for the crew tip.  Mariner - 15% of the charter price will be added for the crew tip.  Lady Jill charters are paid in full and the tip can be added at booking or given to the Captain.

WEATHER: We can often get trips in with light rain with little wind. High winds and heavy rains would be reason to cancel the trip. Clouds and the chance of pop-up showers are not reason to cancel. If we must cancel the trip for weather, we will find another date for you. If we can’t find another date your deposit will be refunded. More details about this are in your charter agreement.

DRINKS: You can run a tab for drinks and pay at the end or have cash bar. We have a full-service bar and are licensed by the state of NJ to serve alcohol to those 21 and over. We also sell bottled water and soda. Outside beverages are not permitted. If you have any special drink request let us know.

FOOD: Most folks arrange for catering and self-serve. Your caterer should be prepared to deliver to the boat and set up the food. If you self-cater you are responsible for set up, serving and break down. If you would like us to take care of the catering, we will arrange to have an extra crew member to assist with food management during the trip.

MUSIC: Navesink Queen - We have a very nice multi-level sound system that you can Blue Tooth your playlist to. We also have a premium SPODIFY account with access to many playlists for you. We or you could also arrange for a DJ or band. Mariner also has a blue tooth sound system.  The Lady Jill has a blue tooth speaker for your playlist as well.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Navesink Queen has a wireless MIC for your speeches that can be heard on both levels. Mariner has a chorded MIC for main deck announcements. Music cannot be heard during the speech as the sound system will be switched over to MIC input.

PA SYSTEM: For a separate fee ($150 as of 10/23/22) we can also set up a separate 2 speaker PA system aboard the Navesink Queen that can be heard only on the deck it is set up on. This is a nice option if you want to play “blue tooth DJ” at a loud volume on the 2nd deck only. Softer separate music may then be played on the main deck in the cabin.

DANCE FLOOR: The 2nd deck on the Navesink Queen is best suited for dancing. In addition to perimeter bench seats there may be as many as 4 picnic benches. We can fold up and stow as many tables as desired to make room for dancing. The crew may also do this after your guests have eaten. Mariner does not have a dance floor option but a Conga Line works well.

TV: Navesink Queen: We have 2 large screen TVs in the main cabin for picture or video scrolls if desired. They may also be used to watch the game or show. Plus, they have camera access to the 2nd deck so folks on the main deck can watch the 2nd deck dancing or band / DJ.

LOAD IN / SET UP: Generally, You (or your caterer / band – DJ ) may load in and set up one hour before departure time (Navesink Queen)  - 45 Minutes for Mariner - 10 minutes for Lady Jill.   Call us when you arrive, and we can bring our dock cart up to help you. Once the boat is ready (we will help you set up as much as we can – decorating etc.) We can begin boarding your guests. Boarding usually begins 15 to 20 minutes before departure. If some guests arrive late, causing us to depart late, we still return at the scheduled time. Please urge your guests to be on time.

DECORATIONS: We will help you with your decorations as much as we can. We supply you with BLUE Painters tape. No other tape, nails or tacks may be used as it will damage the surface. String or twine is permitted. Balloons never fair well in the wind and are not good for sea life.  Balloon release is not permitted.

PARKING: Is abundant and free. Just be sure NOT to park in the paved lot right next to Sissy’s and On the Deck restaurants. Those spots are 2 hours only. If you Google Earth Atlantic Highlands harbor you can get a pretty good layout of parking. For load in / set up you may be able to park in the 10-minute spots in front of Sissy’s. If you were to walk out the back door of Sissy’s, you’ll be on Franks Pier where the Navesink Queen is in slip 65. If you make a right at the front door of Sissy’s and go down the ramp you will be on Pier 1 where you will find the Mariner in slip 3. For your GPS, please use 8 Simon Lake Drive Atlantic Highlands NJ.

CHARTER RATES: Mariner and Navesink Queen (Subject to change without notice)

Classic Boat Rides is a family owned business that has specialized in celebration charters for family and business since 2004.  Capt. Dan and his wife 1st Mate Vicky look forward to having you aboard soon. 


MARINER RATES:  For up to 40 passengers  3 hours - comes to about $1652. and includes the crew tip.   Rates may be higher for holidays and are subject to change without notice.   Book online - 

NAVESINK QUEEN RATES-up to 60 passengers.  $2552.  3 hours - includes the tip for the crew.   Book online for up to 60 passengers. NAVESINK QUEEN RATES- up to 100 passengers. $4152.

The Amzing LADY JILL: $300. for 1.5 hours for up to 6 passengers. Book online here.  She departs from the Molly Pitcher INN in Red Bank.  Offering the Navesink River Mansion Tour.

Burial At Sea Rates / aboard MARINER - $1000.  2 hours.  These trips are best to take in the morinng when the winds tend to be less as we have to go into the ocean.  The best option bookable online is 9:00 am - 11:00 am.  Other options (if available) may include 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Burial at sea trips take about 2 hours and include 5 to 10 minutes at the burial sight for prayers and services.   You can find more information and book online here.

DEPOSIT:  shall be paid while booking.  The balance will be paid on the day of the trip using the booking software.  The bar bill (if you are running a tab) shall be paid at the end of the trip with cash, check or card.

For Private Charters you may run a bar tab and pay with a credit card at the end of the trip. You may also have your guests pay cash (no credit cards if you are running a cash bar)  Please check out catering options from Area Restaurants.  Or choose your favorite from your home town.   


LOAD IN AND SET UP:  The standard load in and set up time for most Navesink Queen charters is one hour before departure time.  45 minutes for Mariner and 10 Minutes for Lady Jill.  If more time is required for boat set up additional charter hours shall be charged.  Once the Charter is over the guests and caterers must vacate the vessel in half an hours time.   If the crew of Classic Boat Rides LLC are required to remove any decorations put up by the charter there will be an additional fee of $100.  Other than cleaning, the boat must be left in the same condition or arrangement as before the charter set up.  Balloons CAN NOT be popped on the boat.


Cancellation Policy:  Classic Boat Rides LLC / Charters may only be canceled by the Captain and crew due to impending bad weather.  We check the weather before all trips.  Don't let the hype of the TV weatherman ruin your plans for a fun day.  The boat sails in light rain and light winds.  Charters may also be canceled due to unforeseen mechanical failure.  In the event of cancellation, Classic Boat Rides LLC will make the best efforts to reschedule the charter.  If a new date can't be agreed to the deposit will be refunded.   If the customer cancels the charter for any reason, customer will be charged the full price and receive a credit for a future charter.  If the customers cancel the day of the trip, an additional $400 fee will be charged to cover the costs of vessel and Captain Preparation.  Classic Boat Rides LLC and their Boats are licensed by the state of NJ to sell alcoholic beverages while under way. Outside drinks of any kind are not permitted.  Unsafe behavior by any passengers may be cause for cancelation with no refunds.  Swimming and diving are not permitted.  PLEASE NOTE: THE CAPTAIN AND CREW ARE THERE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND TO OPERATE THE VESSEL.  WE ARE NOT THERE TO SUPERVISE CHILDREN OR YOUNG ADULTS.  THE BEHAVIOR AND SUPER VISION OF CHILDREN IS THE CHARTERS RESPONSIBILITY.  

Departure and end of charter protocol: Your trip begins at the time scheduled.  Please instruct your guests to arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time.  Late arrivals and departures will lead to a shorter cruise.    Please be sure not to park in any of the 2-hour parking spaces adjacent to Sissy's and On the Deck.  We look forward to having your group aboard for a fun trip.

CHARTER SET UP CREW MAY ARRIVE UP TO 1 hour  EARLY TO STAGE OR SET UP THE BOAT and to load in catering.  Guests may begin boarding  15 TO 20 minutes before departure.  At the end of the trip all guests must depart the vessel no later than :15 minutes after docking.  All catering / band or DJ equipment must be removed no later than half an hour after docking.  IF ANY ADDITIONAL PREP, STAGING OR BREAK DOWN TIME IS NEEDED IT SHALL CONSTITUE A FEE OF ANOTHER HOUR OF CHARTER TIME.  

Flexible departure times to fit your schedule - choose from a morning,  afternoon or sunset time slot.  

Our boats are clean and well maintained.   Featuring a Booming Stereo with Blue Tooth.  Clean rest rooms and plenty of shade from the sun.  

A Private Charter is a great way to sea the sights and have the boat exclusively to your group.

Getting Married?  Make Classic Boat Rides part of your special day.  

Private charter rates are based on departures from our home ports.  A repositioning fee will apply for departures from other docks.  MARINER and NAVESINK QUEEN depart from the Atlantic Highlands harbor.

Reservations are required for all trips. Please call Capt. Dan 732-337-9292 or use the contact form.

Catering Options

Please consider choosing catering from the select area restaurants listed below, located near the boat and most of them will deliver.  We know and trust them to provide the best food options available.  Dinning aboard our boats is generally "picnic style", please try to keep that in mind when selecting your food options.  Please  contact each restaurant directly.  Be sure to let them know you are ordering food for a cruise on a boat with Classic Boat Rides.  We do not have kitchen facilities so all foods must be fully prepared and ready to serve.  When you call please be sure to tell them that Capt. Dan from Classic Boat Rides sent you.  Ask them to deliver to the boat 45 minutes to an hour before departure time. We personally patronize all of the catering options.  We love their food and we think you will too.  Since they are all located very close to the boat their is no need for you to bring your own coolers.  Simply pick up the food just before your trip or ask for deliver.  HOT FOOD should be picked up or delivered to the boat hot.  We do not have stove or oven to heat things up.

JACQUES EXCLUSIVE CATERING:  Each of their menus is hand-crafted, unique and made-to-order.

BIG MIKE'S LITTLE RED STORE - Check their website or give them a call 732-291-2750

SLATERS DELI -  6 foot subs, finger sandwiches, salads and more.  You'll be in good hands with Ralph Jr. or Sr.  732-291-3466 

JULIO'S PIZZA CO and so much more.  Located in our home port town of Atlantic Highlands.  Pick up on your way to the boat or ask for delivery MORE INFO.

MONTY'S BBQ - Yummy goodness also located in Atlantic Highlands MORE INFO.

ATLANTIC BAGEL CO. - bagels - subs - coffee and more INFO

TRAVOLO PRONTO - A Fair Haven Gem of food delights of all sorts.  Call them at 732-741-6009  Choose from many catering options on their WEBSITE.

COFFEE - Local Favs. -  BRING A BOX OF JOE TO THE BOAT.   Located in our home town of Leonardo Jersey Shore Coffee Roasters.  Located in out Home Port town of Atlantic Highlands Fair Mountain Coffee Roasters.

DRINK PRICES - CASH OR CREDIT CARD  - Beer, Domestic can $5  Beer, Fancy / Import can $6.   Carton 16 oz. Boat Beer $7.  Carton Beer is brewed in our home port town of Atlantic Highlands.  We also offer Belford Brewery beers in 24 oz cans or on tap.  Wine, White Claw, Processco  $8.  Top shelf mixed drinks $11. Our signature rum drink Mariner Mango Magic $12. as well as other premiums.   Bottled water and Soda $2. (prices subject to change without notice)

The NAVESINK QUEEN is located at FRANK'S PIER at SLIP 65 (toward the end).
The MARINER is located on PIER 1 SLIP 3. (just to the left of the Charter Fishing Boats at Atlantic Highlands Marina).
WE ARE NOT IN HIGHLANDS. Click here for maps and directions.

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